Waltham Forest has won the Borough of Culture bid.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the news at a ceremony at City Hall just moments ago.

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Waltham Forest’s bid promises a year of exciting cultural activity across the outer London borough, and has an ambitious target of getting 85 per cent of households to participate, attracting half a million visits.

More than 12,000 local people backed Waltham Forest’s submission from across the borough’s diverse communities.

Activity is planned from Walthamstow to Epping Forest, Chingford to Leytonstone in a borough-wide celebration of culture, which will capture the attention of the whole city.

Stand-out projects include a digital installation called ‘Molecules in the Marshes’ on Walthamstow Marshes developed by local artist Zarah Hussain, involving every school in the borough.

There are also plans for a fashion exchange highlighting stories about the heritage of Pakistani makers in the textile trade, and, building on the radical traditions of William Morris.

Waltham Forest was praised for its compelling artistic vision and commitment to growing its emerging cultural economy, establishing itself as a leading cultural borough.