A series of events has been announced for a year long cultural programme in London's Borough of Culture.

Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019's The People's Forest season will include a number of events to celebrate Waltham Forest's relationship to Epping Forest.

It will begin later this month and will open up the urban woodland to new audiences and bring the forest into unexpected spaces.

Highlights will include an open call for the public to send in sounds and recordings for a 24-hour radio broadcast across the Forest landscape, a literary programme, a women-only night walk and a club night to celebrate the forest's connections with blurred identities and sexuality.

The first events of The People's Forest season will include a dance piece staged in the forest called Flying Solo: Fractals, created by dancer, lyricist and saxophonist Tyrone Isaac-Stuart on April 28, an exploration of the forest's history of activism through video archive material on May 4 and a women-only night walk led by artist Clare Archibald on May 17.

Creative director of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 Sam Hunt said: "One of the unique aspects of this borough is the forest that runs through it from Leytonstone in the south to Chingford in the north, and how it plays a central role in the daily lives of our many communities.

"This is London’s urban woodland, a place that is inextricably linked to the ever changing city and for centuries has been an escape from the throng of urban existence.

"When Queen Victoria gave the forest to Londoners it was declared as ‘The People’s’ Forest’; this exciting and diverse programme of work will explore what that means in the 21st century."

To see a full list of scheduled events for the People's Forest season, visit: Https://wfculture19.co.uk/discover-the-peoples-forest.