The London Borough of Culture 2019 Learning Programme incorporates many event series throughout the year.

Outside of the main London Borough of Culture 2019 programme, there are regular events curated specifically for young people and families. Whether it's making and creating, networking, or finding a future career in the arts, there's something for everyone. 

Tell us about the world you want to live in

Join the challenge to create an artwork which responds to ‘I want to live in a world where…..’  This creative challenge runs until Friday 29 November. There will prizes in the form of gift vouchers .Young people must be aged between 11-19 years and either live or attend school in Waltham Forest. Find out how to get involved.

Arts Award Discover

Did you know that children 5 to 11 years could get a special Waltham Forest Arts Award to reward their achievement by recording what they are already doing and taking part in any of the many free events on offer for London Borough of Culture 2019.  If you enjoy taking part in the arts, this could be arts and crafts, design, drama, music, spoken words or any creative activity, then find out more about Art Award Discover. 

What makes me ‘Me’!

The Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture team have been visiting primary school assemblies and inviting them to make a unique photographic artwork from a palette of coloured squares held up by pupils and arranged in different ways. Read more on What makes me 'Me'

Creative Pathways

Creative Pathways is a series of talks for young creatives 16-25 years to help develop their personal and professional profile. Curated by the William Morris Young Producers, the events provide an opportunity to hear from established creatives and entrepreneurs about their own unique journeys, gain advice on flourishing in the arts and network with others.

The next Creative Pathways talk will explore street art in Waltham Forest. Our Young Producers will be in conversation with artists who have contributed to the vibrant street art in Waltham Forest. The talk takes place on Tuesday 26 November at One Hoe Street. Book your space here.

Previous events have explored event producing with Marshmallow Laser Feast and executive producer Niccy Halifax, who were vital in the production of our opening event, Welcome to the Forest. To watch the highlights, please click here.


One Hoe Street

One Hoe Street is a space where you can discover more about the London Borough of Culture programme, share ideas and network. The building is a space for conversation, networking, arts installations and workshops. It is a dynamically changing space, which will reflect the scale and ambition of the London Borough of Culture year. 

There are regular events that are suitable for families and children within this space. Find out what's on here.

Main programme

View what's on and see events for children and the family.