Waltham Forest Council is a local authority in northeast London named in June 2019 as the Local Authority of the Year at the prestigious Municipal Journal Awards and the Mayor’s first London Borough of Culture 2019. Bursting with energy and opportunity, it is a place changing rapidly with business growth up and employment at its highest rate ever. It is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business. We are creating liveable neighbourhoods, where people have access to quality housing and the services and facilities that they need.
Inspired by the bold ideas and creativity of communities, we believe in working with our neighbours across east London, and learning together to develop inclusive and sustainable projects and networks. Working year-round, we build relationships and connections with local partners, creating space for people with different skills, backgrounds and expertise to come together to make creative projects happen. Our projects take place in venues and spaces in the heart of each community including parks, streets, libraries and pubs.
Stories & Supper was launched in Waltham Forest in 2017 to challenge negative perceptions of migration, by bringing refugees, asylum seekers and local residents together over food and stories. The aim of their work is to break down barriers, reduce isolation and create spaces of welcome and encounter.
Sign for All Community LTD provides awareness and accessibility for D/deaf families, they work closely with the Deaf community to enrich the lives of D/deaf and hearing families and children. They offer a range of services such as Deaf and Hearing Father Support Group, Mothers Support Group, BSL Storytime, D/deaf and CODA Children Workshops, Educational Videos and Family Film Clubs.
Last Frame is a community film club based in East London, focusing on underrepresented filmmakers and important stories. Last Frame is an inclusive film club aiming to provide an affordable, safe and welcoming environment for all film fans. They host screenings, workshops and hold an annual queer film festival showcasing the work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers.
Dominic Stinton is an artist and filmmaker with a keen interest in London's untold stories.
His documentaries include 'A Portrait of Walthamstow Market (2007)' which was featured on BBC London and ITV London tonight.
In 2019's Leytonstone Loves Film, Dominic presented the installation 'The Leytonstone Picture Palace' at the Stone Space Gallery, paying tribute to the lost Rialto cinema with a multi-sensory multimedia exhibition featuring archival materials, filmed reminiscences, new silent movies and fresh popcorn.