Whether it's making and creating, networking, or finding a future career in the arts, there's something for everyone in our Learning Programme.

Events curated specifically for young people and families were at the heart of our year as London Borough of Culture 2019 programme. Find out more about continuing opportunities and resources for young people in the arts below.

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. 

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.

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.

William Morris Young Producers

The William Morris Gallery Young Producers (formely Young Curators) are a group of 16 to 25 year olds who collaborate with the William Morris Gallery to produce, curate, organise and host events for young people at the Gallery.

If you are interested in joining the William Morris Gallery Young Producers, find out more here.

What kind of world do you want to live in? Competition

We asked young people to tell us about the kind of world they want to live in.
Over 60 Waltham Forest young people sent in poems, films, presentations, or art works for this competition linking to the finale show Forest Uprising. The entries were judged by a panel from the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 team. 
The winners of the following prizes are: 
First prize: £100 gift voucher
Year 9 pupil - Frederick Bremer School

Second prize x 2: £50 gift voucher
Year 7 pupil - Frederick Bremer School     
Year 8 pupil - Frederick Bremer School    

Third prize x 3: £ £25 gift voucher
Year 7 pupil - Heathcote School and Science College
Year 9 pupil - Walthamstow School for Girls
Year 7 pupil - Frederick Bremer School     

Well done to the winners and everyone who took part.

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