The E17 Art Trail is back for another year in Walthamstow and will be packed with free exhibitions, workshops and performances by an array of sculptors, choirs, designers and dancers.

More than 7,000 people will be taking part in the 16 day free festival during the beginning of June and this year there is a focus on STEM subjects including science, technology, art and maths.

Artists have been collaborating with academics at Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Birkbeck University to bring new technologies and a talks programme to the festival that explores painting with light and connections in the area to early coding.

Many of the projects will go on to be showcased at festivals and exhibited elsewhere over the summer, including the Walthamstow Garden Party and the Barbican Centre.

Laura Kerry, creative director of the Art Trail, says: “An astonishing 7,000 people are participating in the festival programme as exhibitors or performers.

“We calculated this is the equivalent of one in five Walthamstow residents.

“I was delighted to find that it resonates with so many people who have enjoyed responding to it.”

Top five events at the E17 Art Trail 2017:

Invisible Numbers

The exhibition reveals the hidden story of Pilot ACE, holographic principles in light sculpture, geometric jewellery and fibre-art that comments upon a divided nation.

Winns Gallery, Lloyd Park, E17 SEQ, June 8 to 18, details:

How Do Choreographers Use Maths?

MovE17 perform Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s work Rosas Danst Rosas and reveal the maths in the dance. Learn the dance and perform at the Walthamstow Garden Party by contacting

Gnome House, Blackhorse Lane, E17 6DS, Sunday, June 4, 2.30pm to 3.15pm, details:

Painting With Light

Join UCL visualisation experts in a workshop to produce images with an experimental device. Visible to the eye but yet indecipherable, the images are revealed when viewed in long-exposure photographs.

Church Of St Michael And All Angels, Nothcote Road, E17 9PG, Friday, June 9, 9pm, details:

Mural For St James

Inspired by the urban landscape beauty of the Walthamstow Marshes, artist and printmaker Farah Ishaq has created her first large scale public installations. Farah was recently awarded runner up in the applied visual arts category for the Batsford Prize.

St James Street Station, St James Street, E17 7PJ, June 3 to 18, details:

The Booth Of Truth

Participants are invited to make a vinyl record through the 1950s technology of a Recording Lathe. Drop by to record some words, a song or a sound. All ages are welcome.

Pearl Road, E17 4QZ, June 3, 4, 17, 18, 1pm to 5pm, details: