Over 70,000 thousand people came together to enjoy the spectacular opening weekend of Waltham Forest: London Borough of Culture, Welcome to the Forest. Residents from across the borough and audiences from all over London and beyond encapsulated the theme of Fellowship that the programme will be promoting throughout the year.
World premieres of three new commissions by artists Greenaway & Greenaway, Talvin Singh, Addictive TV, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Erland Cooper created the unforgettable show Welcome to the Forest. Made with the help of thousands of local children and community groups, the weekend’s events provided a platform for local residents to shine and the stories of Waltham Forest to be told.
The below results were generated during the launch, from Friday 11th January – Sunday 13th January 2019.