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Welcome to the Forest FREE event

Welcome to the Forest FREE event

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Friday 11-Sunday 13 January 2019, 6pm-9.30pm

Free to attend, just turn up

Age suitability: all

Waltham Forest Town Hall, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4JF 

Opening event

Inspired by our year’s themes or Radicals, Makers and Fellowship Welcome to the Forest will be visually spectacular assault on senses for all the family.

Everyone is welcome to the forest as we celebrate the shared past, present and future of this corner of North East London that we’ve chosen to call home.

Waltham Forest Town Hall will be transformed through a high octane audio/visual show created in a unique collaboration between musician/producer Talvin Singh OBE and video artists Greenaway & Greenaway, students of Leyton Sixth Form College and electronic music producers from the borough.

They will be joined by a new commission from world-renowned Addictive TV presenting the soundtrack of the borough through the video remixing of Waltham Forest’s rich and diverse musical talent.

Locally based international festival curators Continental Drifts will transform Forest Road into a neon-lit, celebratory winter carnival featuring groups and individuals drawn from the borough and beyond.

In Lloyd Park, epic lighting installation Nest from artists Marshmallow Laser Feast will transform the familiar into the fantastic, accompanied by a transcendent soundscape from composer Erland Cooper created in collaboration with local choirs and schools.

International in scale and ambition but telling the local stories of this place, Welcome to the Forest will be the biggest party Waltham Forest has ever seen and you’re all invited.


Participating artists: Talvin Singh, Greenaway & Greenaway, Addictive TV, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Erland Cooper, Continental Drifts, Electronic 17 and Gods Own Junkyard.

For more information about all of the exciting Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 events visit: