MEDIA CALL NOTICE – SAVE THE DATE
Welcome to the Forest, Opening Night of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture
Friday 11 January 2019
Media arrive for 5.30PM for a 6PM start
Closest Station: Walthamstow Central Tube Station (approx. 12-minute walk)
Please RSVP to Abbie Jessup at The Corner Shop PR
| 020 7831 7657
| 020 7831 7657
On Friday 11 January 2019, the Mayor’s first-ever London Borough of Culture kicks off with Welcome to the Forest - a three-day celebration of the shared past, present and future of our corner of North East London that so many people have chosen to call home.
A spectacular light projection will illuminate Waltham Forest Town Hall, created in a unique collaboration between musician and producer Talvin Singh OBE and video artists Greenaway & Greenaway, made with the involvement of over 1,000 residents and young people from across the borough. The Town Hall will also be the canvas for a new commission from world-renowned artists Addictive TV who have created a soundtrack of the borough from the recording of and video remixing of Waltham Forest’s rich and diverse musical talent.
Forest Road will be transformed into a neon-lit, celebratory winter carnival by locally based international festival curators Continental Drifts, featuring groups and individuals drawn from the borough and beyond.
A massive kinetic light sculpture will be installed in Lloyd Park. ‘Nest’, the collaboration between artists Marshmallow Laser Feast and composer Erland Cooper will transform the familiar into the fantastical, with a choreographed light display of epic proportions set to a soundtrack inspired by the woodland, featuring the voices of 1100 school children and choirs.
International in scale and ambition, but telling the local stories of this place, it's time to say to the world "welcome to the forest".
Media wishing to attend must RSVP by 2 January 2019. Further information regarding access and vantage points will be provided closer to the time.