This year’s Walthamstow Garden Party cancelled

Walthamstow Garden Party has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The free annual event, organised by the council, the Barbican and Create London, was planned for July 18 and 19 in Lloyd Park.

However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the Government banning all public events for the foreseeable future, the “difficult decision” has been made to cancel.

A statement on the event’s website reads: “We know this is very disappointing not only to everyone who was looking forward to enjoying the festival but to those who have worked so hard on the event so far.

“With the backing of the Barbican and Arts Council England and in collaboration with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Create London, we will support our partners and explore new ways of working together, both over the festival weekend and beyond.

“Every year we are blown away by the bold ideas and creativity of the Walthamstow Garden Party network, and now, more than ever, this creativity is needed to help us process and make sense of what is happening.”

Those involved are invited to share ideas by emailing:


Victoria Munro

Local Democracy Reporter