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Celebrating local performers

From the Forest Festival co-director Phil Poole introduces the event This summer will see the launch of London’s newest theatre and arts festival – and […]By Waltham Forest Echo

From the Forest Festival co-director Phil Poole introduces the event

Diary of an Expat is a one-woman show performing at Ye Olde Rose and Crown on Thursday 28th June, as part of the From the Forest Festival

This summer will see the launch of London’s newest theatre and arts festival – and it’s going to be taking place in Waltham Forest!

Running from Thursday 21st June until Sunday 1st July, From The Forest Festival will see 36 different shows performed in venues across Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone.

This is a festival that aims to celebrate some of the best that the borough has to offer; three out of four of the organisations in the line-up feature local artists from Waltham Forest. Venues include Centre17, Mirth, Marvel & Maud, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, Leyton Technical, The Birds, and Orford House.

Among the performers and groups involved are Longsight Theatre (Young Hot Bloods), Rob Auton (The Talk Show), Willis and Vere (A Serious Play About World War II), Roland Saunders (Fake TV), Sarah Blanc (It Started With Jason), E17 Puppet Project (The Vote), and Nasi Voutsas (Palmyra).


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We wanted to create a festival that provides a platform for local and visiting performers to share their work in some of the amazing venues we have on our doorstep. The response so far has been really great and it will be so exciting for audiences to see what all these talented artists have to offer.

Following Waltham Forest’s crowning as the first-ever London Borough of Culture, From The Forest Theatre and Arts Festival will be the first major event in a summer of exciting cultural programming.

Members of the From The Forest Festival team will be appearing at venues over the coming weeks to talk about the festival, so be sure to say hello!

From the Forest Festival ticket prices start at £5 with family tickets available and double-bill discount tickets also on offer. To find out more about the shows and to book tickets:

Call 07933 222 926

Email [email protected]

Facebook /fromtheforestfestival

Twitter @ftf_festival

Visit ftffestival.com/tickets


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