Coming up: Fellowship Funding Special

Published Thursday 17 October 2019 by Callum

Over £550,000 of Fellowship Funding was made available in 2019 as part of Waltham Forest's London Borough of Culture year.

This October and November, the Make it Happen grants activity is ramping up, with plenty of new arts and culture activities taking place across the borough.

Here is a rundown of what’s in store…

Polish Jazz London Series: High Definition Quartet

18 October, St John’s Music Hall
The award-winning High Definition Quartet is one of the most interesting Polish jazz ensembles of their generation. Their originality and musical freshness have had a big impact in Poland and beyond.

Read a Q&A with the quartet here and buy tickets to see them at St. John’s Music Hall as part of the Polish Jazz London Series here.

We’re All Bats

October – November, borough-wide
The We’re All Bats programme of events is now under way, with events this upcoming week including Sound Massages, Deep Listening Sessions, Surround Sound Listening Sessions in Leytonstone and Walthamstow,  Soundhoppers Children’s Playgroups in Chingford and Leyton, Land Listening Walks and Junk Orchestra turning disused items into musical instruments. Other highlights include the underwater music experience Wet Sounds and a build your own synthesizer workshop.

Check out the full programme of events here.

Home Film Project: Mobile Phone Filming Workshops

19 and 26 October, Lea Bridge Library
Learn how to shoot and edit a film to represent what home in Waltham Forest means to you across two free hands-on workshops as part of the Home Film Project.

Anyone who would like to attend these workshops can register here.

Handprint Theatre

22 October Leytonstone Library, 25 October Walthamstow Trades Hall
In Our Patchwork Community: A Tale of Two Houses, Handprint Theatre highlights the importance of how we communicate with each other. Through their signature style, Handprint Theatre will explore the power our words, actions, attitude and behaviour can have on others, and ultimately how we build our community.

Handprint Theatre have put together an amazing video showcasing the A – Z of London Borough of Culture in BSL, which you can watch here.

Tuesday 22 October, 2pm at Leytonstone Library - Book tickets
Friday 25 October, 1pm at Walthamstow Trades Hall - Book tickets

Permanent Inclusion

26 October, 12pm, 2pm & 5pm, Belmont Park School
Through theatre, Permanent Inclusion will take people on an immersive guided tour exploring how society perceives the identities of those who have been excluded from mainstream education; specifically tackling whether perception informs or intersects reality.

Full info can be found here.


26 and 27 October, The Epicentre, Leytonstone
Travel back in time with Hennography, an immersive event which celebrates the history of Henna around the globe. This free event will guide you through a magical journey across the continent visiting Ancient Egypt, Mughal India, 1920’s Morocco and a dystopian future.

Find out more here.

Fellowship Funding was allocated to support artists and organisations to create locally relevant, ambitious cultural activity right across the borough during 2019. This was an opportunity to help create a cultural programme for everyone in Waltham Forest to participate in and enjoy.