About Us

Waltham Forest is the first ever London Borough of Culture and throughout 2019 will deliver
a programme with the community at the heart of everything.

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together, putting culture at the
heart of local communities, where it belongs.

The volunteer programme, Legends of the Forest, will be central to ensuring the year of culture is
successful. Groundwork London are working with Waltham Forest Council to help deliver this programme,
ensuring our Legends are ready to help make the year unforgettable - and beyond that, continuing a legacy of volunteering across Waltham Forest.

Legends of the Forest is supported by Great Place and part-funded through
Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.