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Waltham Forest is the first ever London Borough of Culture! Follow our journey as we deliver a spectactular year of culture in 2019...

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Thanks so much to @Muslimhistours and for all the fantastic local businesses that welcomed us today! If you want… https://t.co/osRCVwU0vpAnd finally, we pay a visit to @aidconvoyuk on Lea Bridge Road, where Aisha tells us about the work the charity is… https://t.co/yUZvAdKRBZIf you're wondering, Mulhabbit is opposite Sainsburys Local on #Leyton High Road, near Leyton Midland Road station #WalthamForestToursOur penultimate stop is the brand new Mulhabbit, for a wonderful spread of traditional food from around Turkey made… https://t.co/KH48MWZhmuSaad talks us through how they make traditional Mauritian sweets all by hand here in the retaurant… https://t.co/xoJDCHttioNow for some delicious Mauritian food at family run #MauritianDelights - the oldest Mauritian restaurant in London… https://t.co/ZQjYroxCDRA quick walk around Leyton's streets before our next food stop... #lookup to see these lovely murals explaining so… https://t.co/thGzYxzUB6Next up the sumptuous @SaharaGrilluk serving sizzling steaks and lamb chops with a spicy twist. Started by four fr… https://t.co/2AQjHYED6tRu has also spotted a horse mushroom in the rose garden - a larger version of a field mushroom. While this one's… https://t.co/1Olsc8CRu2London is abundant with hazelnut trees are so popular with squirrels it can be difficult to find the nuts in the wi… https://t.co/x9OATMeou1Some beautiful steel drum renditions of popular songs are filling Costa Coffee today as part of #RedLightBusking 🎶… https://t.co/g1kFPZhiZzNext up we're foraging food in #leyton Coronation Gardens with Ru Kenyon. This is a cherry tree - you might have s… https://t.co/0fFfihblQ931 Aug : #chingfest @wfculture19 I am happy to play a local event. Spent much of my teenage years on the Chingford… https://t.co/QQJG9IPybV
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 @KTBe17 Hiya Katy! There are acts on all this afternoon until 5pmRas Charmer outside Turtle Bay bringing vibes on this beautiful sunny day in #Walthamstow! 🎶☀️ #RedLightBuskinghttps://t.co/h9l3uxdXW7⏰ THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! 👏 There's only ONE week left until this year's #Chingfest! 🎶 Top tip: get to Ridgeway Park… https://t.co/njX5tUwFQsSound on for this one! 🎶 #RedLightBusking is taking over #Walthamstow today! Here is @DavidsPiano bringing some pia… https://t.co/YHqBX8MrWYAnd what a feast! This chicken restaurant on Leyton High Road was set up by four brothers and a friend - who wanted… https://t.co/7rnIjUttd7Today we're on another Culinary #Walkingtour with AbdulMaalik Tailor - this time around #Leyton. First stop… https://t.co/fMFVqQVFzPRed Light Busking takes over the shop fronts of Walthamstow Town Centre today from 12pm 🎶 🎸🥁 For more info and det… https://t.co/uCPaNVWkEF
8/24
2019
Fanny is asking you to put all your eggs into her basket, by grabbing your tickets to see #DuckieLovesFanny on 6 Se… https://t.co/bGmtg9T0MJ🚨 COUNTDOWN 🚨 Applications for the Cultural Leadership Programme close on Sunday 8 September. ✅Are you 16-25 yea… https://t.co/KbUZWduuFaLooking for things to do this weekend and beyond? We've got you covered 🙌 Live music 🎶 culinary tours 🍽 borough wi… https://t.co/d8VYRSXGwNOur Grime Waltham Forest project - celebrating the role of local artists and producers in the creation of grime - i… https://t.co/six91d4jka
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019We are really looking forward to this one 🦇 For a full rundown of the @wereallbats series of events taking place i… https://t.co/pawIA1KeniAre you a professional #dancer based in #WalthamForest? 💃🕺 Check out @ensembledanceco's workshop coming up at Winn… https://t.co/fndcM7JGEPParticipate in @ArtilleryArts Page To Pavement project using Grandad's Island as inspiration to make your own art… https://t.co/8BqMTc69jY
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019Fancy a #free family festival? Come along to #Chingfest next week when there'll be so much more than just music! 😎… https://t.co/2pI4kB43Qf
8/23
2019
There's still time to support this @WMGallery crowdfunding campaign : https://t.co/d2Hb1ftK91 William Morris and… https://t.co/mcds8ogFOq
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019We're asking for your help to raise £15,000 so that we can stage Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus. Watch th… https://t.co/gJWfkakfZF
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Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019The wonderful @stories_supper is looking for your support! They've launched their @kickstarter campaign to make the… https://t.co/rJgfjyFyBFThere's just over a week until the return of #Chingfest to Ridgeway Park! 🎉 Last week at a special edition of InFa… https://t.co/sHuUkYgtnhWe hope you enjoyed our tour today and can't wait to see you all at #Chingfest! To find out more about events happ… https://t.co/fYgtbldDiBAlso, David Beckham and Harry Kane played for @RidgewayRovers in their youth ⚽ https://t.co/np0gBwuQnPDid you know Walt Disney visited Ridgeway Park's model railway in 1952? The @ChingfordMEC railway is open regularly… https://t.co/fEw8US2QQQLast stop today is Ridgeway Park, where #Chingfest is taking place Saturday 31 August 1-9pm ft. @thisNAO,… https://t.co/OjKB88f07pWalk a little further and you'll find the peaceful @PimpHallPark, with a 17th Century Dovecote that was lovingly re… https://t.co/nY7QzCYYgN15 minutes down the road on the front of Chingford Assembly Hall is this spectacular Millennium Heritage Mosaic, sh… https://t.co/2sxw84HDPXAnd on the building next door, we recently unveiled a Waltham Forest Heritage blue plaque to celebrate the location… https://t.co/c36GaZuBnqClose by, you can visit Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. Built by Henry VIII in 1543, it is open to the public toda… https://t.co/OPyJSxaGLyToday we are taking a trip around the north of the borough to share some of the amazing places Chingford Green, End… https://t.co/hKkJiaKV3BCall for artists - be part of the brilliant @WFculture19 London Borough of Culture 2019 💜#mylocalculture https://t.co/3l0CAQI69R
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019Exciting day as Shahnaz filmed preparing her signature aubergine curry. Film coming soon from @WFculture19. Recipe… https://t.co/aCP0a4r7Tg
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8/22
2019
Our young cultural leaders are participating in two workshops this evening: 'refine your creative ambitions' and 'd… https://t.co/KKD1FARpxA📣 Artist Open Call 📣 Get on board with @ArtilleryArts and help bring the borough to life with art and creativity i… https://t.co/O5AKtVz21wLove #cabaret? Love #food? We have an event for you! 💃🍰 Check out our blog for a taster of the #DuckieLovesFanny f… https://t.co/SrhWuaIEkhSeven days to go on the @WMGallery #MorrisBauhaus crowdfunder! A huge thank you to all those who have donated so f… https://t.co/oTzbyxRPRuATTENTION all artists working in #WalthamForest follow us for some exciting artist & curator commissions to be post… https://t.co/CpKrpc2ygy
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8/21
2019
Artist Open Call - Get On board for a voyage to #GrandadsIsland Be Inspired by @Benji_Davies beautiful book, bring… https://t.co/GouAG1zvT3
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019The next edition of Culinary Walking Tours takes place this weekend in Leyton - just a few tickets left! We spoke… https://t.co/GO58gHtTCyArabs Are Not Funny” Comedy show is coming to #Walthamstow this September ! For One Night Only comedy legends… https://t.co/oj1NF1758j
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019Make sure you come down to ChingFest, you’ll see it posted all around the borough! Shout to all my brothers perform… https://t.co/r2ICgab6jC
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019Are you ready for #Chingfest? Waltham Forest local and global artist NAO will be headlining, with the likes of DJ L… https://t.co/5IBWmJFjh4
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8/20
2019
Have you taken a look at the artists performing on the EastSide Tent at #Chingfest? There's a bunch of amazing lo… https://t.co/6kvGhhhDJBFanny has her eye on you... 👀 Have you got your ticket to #DuckieLovesFanny at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on 6 Sept… https://t.co/GEVQ2DyAuF16-30 years old, creative and looking for paid work & experience? Come to the @Create_Jobs Careers event! Thurs 5 S… https://t.co/nwqaM7Ox0p
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8/19
2019
And the walks end point - before The Ching disappears underground one last time. Huge thanks to John Rogers… https://t.co/WWmMjyUSN6And we finish the walk once more beside the Ching, through woodlands to Chingford Rd Morrisons. Here, it culverts f… https://t.co/mB8MfrzdYGNow housing, some features of the original stadium remain, including the Grade II listed Front Range and score boa… https://t.co/a7qp1mhun9Rarely for a London river, The Ching flows above ground for most of its route. It culverts for the first time at th… https://t.co/n0Jr4HempKAlong the aptly named River Walk we spot one of @woodstreetwalls fantastic murals #WalthamForestTours #wfculture19https://t.co/6UqHZ62JtkThe Highams Park was created by great 18th century landscape designer Humphry Repton for the estate of the former H… https://t.co/LwxC54vlBRBack in the woodlands of Higham Park The Ching has widened, and is truly meandering. We can see it all around us… https://t.co/Ccal6uMLTHIf you are interested in following these walks yourself keep your eye out for some films on their way from @fugueurhttps://t.co/XKyqmYO6fzNext, our walk along the #riverching takes us out of #eppingforest into Chingford Hatch. We take a brief pause as t… https://t.co/MvvTjWO1CvBefore we leave Hatch Forest we come across an old bridge across The Ching, leading to a mystery house in the fores… https://t.co/qFxNfSZrriEllie's work will be exhibited at The View @CoLEppingForest from November. Keep an eye on our website for more details!#EppingForest’s Artist-in-Residence, composer/violinist @EllieWilsonUK has been composing new pieces inspired by hu… https://t.co/zQi6XuyWoaWe take a moment to learn more from @EllieWilsonUK about some of the people who saved #eppingforest for the people,… https://t.co/1PZEDAXdjcAnd then we track back on ourselves to follow the course of the Ching across Ranger's Rd towards White Hall plain.… https://t.co/0fUQDGf6njThis Autumn don't miss the first ever @londoneastjazz Festival - Jazz East at @LeytonstoneBall 🎷🎸 There'll be mu… https://t.co/yqIm2hpJ54And here we are at the source of the #riverching, Connaught water. It is a gravel pit pond, which is filled by the… https://t.co/ETMpvuJYPkWe'll be following the boundary of Waltham Forest with the help of Edward North Buxton, one of the key people who s… https://t.co/Oi88FpcoUMToday we're off for a meander along the beautiful River Ching with #wfculture19 Psychogeographer-in-residence… https://t.co/92qp4QdfGOHighly recommend this hidden gem. https://t.co/mqYJoxNWlu
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019To celebrate the #MakersofWalthamForest in our year as #wfculture19, we chatted with Curtis, the Local Honey Man, a… https://t.co/K0ylmDksa4Today as part of Ways of Seeing at @VestryHouse 1.30-4pm, make a metal mobile out of recycled household objects ins… https://t.co/4rJNyWMDj7
8/18
2019
As sponsors of the @WFculture19 volunteers, #LegendsOfTheForest we are pleased to be part of this entertaining and… https://t.co/32ihGVgnpF
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019There's only two weeks until this year's #Chingfest! ✨ Huge names such as @thisNAO are coming to Ridgeway Park fo… https://t.co/o40N6ZqDPYA massive thanks to our brilliant #wfculture19 headline sponsors - without whom, our 2019 year of culture would not… https://t.co/iciqybX1Pc3 stages. 🎤 28 performers.👏 One unmissable music festival! 🎶 #Chingfest returns to Ridgeway Park in just over tw… https://t.co/dBhFthiVo3
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019Today at Leyton Library 2-4pm, children aged 5 and upwards accompanied by an adult can have a go at drumming and pe… https://t.co/esiwZbUXyG
8/17
2019
We’re @StJohnsMH, #Leytonstone tonight for the second in the series of @b_sideevents #Polishjazz events, part of… https://t.co/6sVl1NGh73
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019I'm Fanny Cradock... and DON'T you forget it!' 💅 Listen up! Fanny has something to say... It's only 3 weeks until… https://t.co/Byc6l29nLwThis year the Walthamstow and District Photography Society are turning 125 🎂 They're celebrating with a special ex… https://t.co/R7uNyz9a8fLooking for something to do this weekend? Two places have opened up for John Rogers' sold out series of walking tou… https://t.co/a2cC8cNVSBAs part of Ways of Seeing, join artist Lucy Rainbow for a fun workshop this Sunday from 1.30-4pm at @VestryHouse in… https://t.co/BJJGPKEaONChildren can take part in the arts and gain a special Arts Award Discover qualification this summer 🎨 Tomorrow at… https://t.co/PMkysNOzTxIn the lead up to #LeytonstoneLovesFilm with @BarbicanCentre, we interviewed Waltham Forest-born filmmaker John Smi… https://t.co/9hJzNKEeraThe line-up for #Chingfest is looking 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/ZbmBT2QZ5M
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019🎹 Tonight! 🎹 Don't miss Marcin Masecki's Jazz Trio's first ever London performance at @StJohnsMH as part of… https://t.co/PUojeEygoRTwo very talented ex-music students @NAO and @kitch_official will be performing at this years Chingfest🎤 📍Saturday… https://t.co/mqk1OtF7Nw
Retweeted by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019We've just released two tickets for John Rogers' sold out walking tour this Sunday. Book now for this fascinating m… https://t.co/H3s4WW4hykIt's a given that the line up for this year's #Chingfest is fantastic! 👌 So why not get to know each of the artist… https://t.co/kNJ6LlOi7m
8/16
2019
@thisNAO @LordOfTheMics @lemziartist Want to see the full line up? Check it out here: https://t.co/i45fklwlS0 Plus… https://t.co/uh3iuflsjg3 stages. 🎤 28 performers.👏 One unmissable music festival! 🎶 #Chingfest returns to Ridgeway Park in just over tw… https://t.co/dBhFthiVo3Find a moment of calm this #RelaxationDay with the launch of The #SlowGIF Movement by artist @armstrongtactic. Kal… https://t.co/oRRCtPtqe8Just 13 days to go for the @WMGallery #MorrisBauhaus Crowdfunder! Artist Jeremy Deller has kindly offered 15 signe… https://t.co/hJQljJm7B0Come and meet the Cultural Leadership Team today at #OneHoeStreet to get help with your application for our Cultura… https://t.co/Ojqmgm176r
8/15
2019

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