London Borough of Culture 2019 has brought together an external panel of community ambassadors to shortlist the Make it Work grants as part of our Fellowship Funding.

The team are all individuals who are locally engaged, connected with hard to reach groups, and who have successfully led projects which have brought the community together. Here's a look at who is involved.

Martyn Hall

Sound Engineer with over 15 years of working in the industry with artists including Paul Young, T'Pau, Echobelly and more. 

"It really is an honourr for Waltham Forest to be selected as the first Borough of Culture. It’s the vibrant artistic community that was the deciding factor of me settling here. Whether it be Stowfest, God’s Own Junkyard, The Music Halls Project, The E17 Art Trail or any other of the wonderful projects based in this borough you are guaranteed to be amongst the finest creative minds in London.”

Moses Musana

Long-time local resident, Waltham Forest College student and volunteer for the Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG), an organisation providing a youth input to the Safer Neighbourhood Board, Stop & Search monitoring group, Communities Scrutiny and the council’s Gang Prevention Programme.

"I am very excited to see all of the new events we will be getting in our borough. Waltham Forest is already so good with community events and I now cannot wait to see what else we will have on offer in the coming months"

Alex Spicer

ARB registered Architect practicing at Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP.

"Waltham Forest is a vibrant and diverse part of London with so much to offer. Being the first London Borough of Culture will not only serve to promote this abundance of excellence but also further enhance it through a year of exciting projects just like the ‘Make it Work’ initiative."

Natalie South

Grassroots Venues Manager at Attitude is Everything, a disability-led charity with 18 years of experience supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people.

Natalie has a background in charity project management having worked with Scope and Nesta. As the Grassroots Venues Manager she has extensive knowledge of what can be achieved at the entry level for access provision, understanding the importance and impact of low and no-cost solutions for D/deaf and disabled customers.