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After six incredible festivals in Lloyd Park and 2020’s “In The Air”, we wanted to let you know that Walthamstow Garden Party will not be going ahead in Summer 2022.

The past two years have provided an opportunity for many of us to reflect on our priorities and to work together to reimagine what we do, as well as why and how we do it. We are aware that the world looks very different now than it did back in 2019 and continues to be a time of real challenge for so many of us. We want to ensure that what we do is responsive and creates space for new ideas and positive change.

We are delighted that the long-term creative partnership between the Barbican and London Borough of Waltham Forest will continue, and we are excited to see what will emerge through our continued collaboration. Please check back here for future updates and opportunities. 

We’re grateful for the continued support from Arts Council England to help us with this next phase of our partnership.

Waltham Forest Council

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. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, public spaces, a library, the Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

At Walthamstow Garden Party, the Barbican continues to build on its history of programming and partnerships with artists and organisations in east London.  

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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.

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