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.
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite.
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, we 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, BSL Storytime, D/deaf and CODA Children Workshops, Educational Videos and Family Film Clubs.
Choreographer Rebecca Evans and Photographer Mira Loew while having their own long-established practices have been making and working together as Pell Ensemble over the last three years in the UK and internationally. Both artists enjoy working with the body in real life and digitally through live performance, photography, video and AR environments.