Waltham Forest’s year as the first London Borough of Culture is coming to an end with a spectacular finale.

Throughout 2019 over 1,000 different events, workshops, installations and exhibitions, tours and trails have taken place in every corner of Waltham Forest.

Young people in Waltham Forest were asked: “What kind of world do you want to live in?” The outcome of this borough-wide conversation became the starting point for renowned artists Block9 to create Forest Uprising, a series of extraordinary immersive sculptures. Over three days in December, an illuminated installation of tree-like structures will grow into a beautiful urban winter garden at Leyton Sports Ground. Forest Uprising will feature food stalls, a licensed bar and live performances by artists from the borough and beyond including the brand-new version of East 17 classic Stay Another Day performed on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, at 7pm by the 100-strong Waltham Forest Youth Choir, accompanied by East 17 founding member and writer of the original song Tony Mortimer on keys. Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and London Records have re-recorded the classic song with 25% of the proceeds generated from all sales of the single being donated to Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Leyton Sports Ground, Crawley Road, Leyton, E10 6PY, Friday, December 13, to Sunday, December 15. Details: wfculture19.co.uk