A free arts festival will explore the positive impact of art on communities.

Arts Assembly, taking place across Walthamstow on November 23, will showcase socially engaged organisations in an exploration of how the arts can bring communities together and encourage positive social change.

The one-day festival is part of the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture programme.

Artistic duo Sam Vardy and Paula McCloskey will consider approaches to climate change and the environment.

Grizedale Arts will construct an outdoor classroom and host a series of workshops with partner villages from across the globe - including self-build, fermentation and bakery classes.

Known for their work with prisoners, ex-offenders and young people at risk, Synergy Theatre Project will present two performances of their new play, an exploration of knife crime, To My Younger Self.

The William Morris Galley will host Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus, an exhibition showcasing objects made at the Bauhaus side-by-side with objects from the arts and crafts movement.

Art Assembly will be taking place on the same weekend as the Mayor of London’s disability arts festival Liberty, which is coming to Waltham Forest in partnership with the London Borough of Culture.

Taking place on November 23 and 24, Liberty will be a weekend of ground-breaking work from deaf and disability artists in spaces around Walthamstow.

Specific times and locations will be announced in due course.

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