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Young People



The Gallery holds a variety of free events and activities throughout the year exclusively for young people aged 16 - 25. These include creative workshops and projects that take place on weekends and school holidays. This summer we will be working in partnership with Create to offer a range of workshops for adults and young people linked to our Be Magnificent exhibiton.  These will run from 5-14 July and full details will be avaliable shortly on our What’s On page .

Young Curators Group 

The Young Curators Group is a group of 16 to 25 year olds who collaborate with the WMG to curate, organise and host events and an annual exhibition for young people at the Gallery.  

The group meets twice a month throughout the year to reflect on recent activities, discuss, and plan for future projects. Over the last year the group have worked on a Poetry Workshop, the Walthamstow Garden Party, Creative Project and African Fashion Showcase. They have also curated the annual Autumn exhibition of artwork by other young people, researching and writing the interpretation, organising the opening event, and hanging the exhibition. The Young Curators also work with artists and creative professionals, visit exhibitions across London and have the opportunity to gain their bronze Arts Award. This summer the Young Curators are working with Create to help curate the Be Magnifcent workshops.

Group tours

Youth and community groups from Waltham Forest can book a free Waltham Forest Welcome when they visit as a group. The Waltham Forest Welcome is available by appointment subject to staff availability, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and includes a personal welcome from the Activities and Events Officer, a brief introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. Together we look at and discuss an object from the collection to practice our critical thinking skills after which the group is ready to explore the Gallery by themselves. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.

To book a tour, register your interest in any of these opportunities or for more information please contact us at wmg.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk 0208 496 4390