Coming up in Waltham Forest - 24 October

Published Thursday 24 October 2019 by Callum

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This weekend is once again filled with a huge variety of cultural events taking place across the borough. Plus, as October draws to a close, we look ahead to some mysterious happenings on the edge of Epping Forest. Read on if you dare…

Permanent Inclusion

26 October, 12pm, 2pm & 5pm, Belmont Park School, Leyton, £5

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.

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26 and 27 October, Epicentre, free

Travel back in time with Hennography, a free 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.

E10 Community Cinema

30 October – 18 December, Market Parade Leyton, free
Launch event 30 October, 7.30pm 

Artist Larry Achiampong and events company We Are Parable have created a free community cinema in the heart of Leyton. Together with local young programmers, a season of films has been curated that aims to inspire debate around issues that affect the local area. The E10 Community Cinema has grown out of the ongoing residency of artist Larry Achiampong and aims to actively engage individuals and groups from the local community. Screenings are free to attend and will all feature an opportunity for discussion and debate.

For more information about the project, click here.

Becoming the Forest

31 October - 3 November, The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, free

Taking place over Halloween, Becoming the Forest invites you to take part in an audio journey populated by the voices of previous forest dwellers and visitors.

At the threshold to Epping Forest, the tree-clad piece of land filled with stories, rumours and non-human beings, this free sound-based installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge celebrates the oncoming winter. A special commission by artist Una Hamilton Helle.

We’re All Bats

October - November, Borough-wide, various prices

The We’re All Bats programme of events is now well under way, with plenty of interesting and immersive sound-related events taking place across the borough throughout October and November. These events include a live coding ‘Algowave’ concert and the internationally acclaimed underwater music experience, Wet Sounds.

Click here to view the full programme of events. 

Legends of the Forest: Final volunteer induction

30 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Mornington Hall, Chingford, free

While Waltham Forest’s year as the first-ever London Borough of Culture may be drawing to a close, volunteering opportunities are still growing. People who sign up to be a Legend of the Forest volunteer will be part of a huge and lasting community of volunteers, helping to create experiences for all of Waltham Forest to treasure. From gaining exclusive access to the finale event Forest Uprising, to giving back by volunteering as a table host at the Over 65s Christmas Dinners, this is a perfect chance to make a difference and meet new people.

The final volunteer induction session this year is on Wednesday 30 October from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Mornington Hall, Chingford. Anyone who wants to sign up can do so here.


Don’t forget you can search for even more events happening over the next week on the website too and keeping checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more upcoming events and other exciting things going on in Waltham Forest.

Let us know what you see this week and share your experiences with us using #wfculture19