We wanted to let you know that Walthamstow Garden Party 2021 will not be going ahead in Lloyd Park this year, but that exciting plans are already underway for the festival to return in summer 2022.
The past year has provided an opportunity for many of us to reflect on our priorities and to work together to re-imagine what we do, as well as why and how we do it. Walthamstow Garden Party has always been about the process of collaborating to create something unique, together, that no one could do on their own. Over the next year, we want to create more space for the rich conversations and collaborations that underpin the festival to grow and change. To do that, we’ve decided to move to a new model with the event happening every other year.
Work on the festival will continue year-round, which means there are still lots of ways to get involved this year. If you’d like to be part of the current conversations around Walthamstow Garden Party 2022, please say hello and introduce yourself at: [email protected]
We’re grateful for the continued support from Arts Council England to help us with this next phase of re-imagining together. Leytonstone Loves Film will also move to a biennial schedule, with the next festival taking place in Autumn 2021. Please do check the website for updates.
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