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Waltham Forest is 2019’s London Borough of Culture

Exciting news for Fizzy Walthamstow as Waltham Forest receives London’s first ever Borough of Culture award.

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners of all ages and backgrounds together. It will put culture at the heart of local communities and shine a light on the character and diversity of London’s boroughs. This new award offers the chance for all Londoners to be part of something extraordinary.

The award brings a packed out programme of fantastic activities and events to Waltham Forest from music festivals to cycling clubs and craftwork and some are happening right on our Fizzy doorstep!

Here are our top picks from this year’s events line up…

Re-textured Festival, 28 – 30 March, Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Perfect for music lovers, Re-Textured is a new three day, multi-venue festival showcasing experimental electronic music in London. The festival will bring a number of big names and performers to Walthamstow’s Assembly Hall.

Atomic 50, 1-30 April 2019, Leyton Sports Ground

Waltham Forest’s renowned Blackhorse Workshop presents Atomic 50: Time Travels in Tin - an immersive journey through Waltham Forest’s rich heritage in manufacturing and metalwork. Including the transformation of a disused school building in Leyton into a ‘ghost factory’ as part of the experience.

Chingford May Day Fayre, 4 May 2019, Chingford Plain

Celebrating May Day and the invention of the modern bicycle by Walthamstow born and raised John Kemp Starley. Join thousands of cyclists for a Saturday bike ride through the beautiful Chingford Plain.

E17 Art Trail, 1-16 June 2019, Walthamstow

A 16-day artist-led festival featuring the creative work of over 7,500 artists, makers, performers and Waltham Forest residents. Now in its 14th year, the E17 Art Trail is a much-treasured gem in London’s cultural calendar and not to be missed by any art fanatics.

Bauhaus Centenary, June-December 2019, Walthamstow Wetlands and William Morris Gallery

Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus and exploring the influence William Morris had on the iconic movement. Walthamstow Wetlands and The William Morris Gallery are joining forces on Form, Function and the Outdoors which will bring four large outdoor installations to Walthamstow.

Art Night, 22 June 2019, Walthamstow Market

London’s largest free, contemporary art festival focuses on a different location every year and in 2019 art night is coming to Walthamstow. The festival will bring Europe’s longest street market to life out of hours and celebrate the areas rich culture.

Leytonstone Loves Film, 27-29 September 2019

A weekend-long event throughout Leytonstone, the site of early film production has a rich cinema history and film heritage. The weekend will feature screenings of local and international work, film-inspired workshops, music, talks and installations in various locations and pop-up venues.

GIANT, Friday 18 - Saturday 19 October 2019, Chingford Plain

A wonderful evening for the whole family to witness the forest turn to life - where the trees and branches become the stage for an extraordinary theatrical concert. Music, poetry and stories will be performed in front of the magical backdrop of Chingford Plain.

Molecules on the Marshes, October – November 2019

A beautiful, vast and immersive installation which will light up the marshes this coming winter. Local artist Zarah Hussain will illuminate the marshland with thousands of changing coloured lights to celebrate the nature of Walthamstow and recognise Waltham Forest as the ‘Lungs of London’.

To learn more about how you can become a part of Walthamstow’s vibrant neighbourhood click here.

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