Inside Out Festival Waltham Forest November 2019: Get Involved!


Magic Me seeks local adults to participate in Inside Out Festival, a New Intergenerational Arts Festival this November in Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019!

Are you a Waltham Forest Local eager to exercise your creativity? Keen to get to know your neighbours through an exciting collaborative arts event which explores a variety of art forms? If this sounds up your street, look no further!


We are looking for local adults to take part in Magic Me’s Inside Out Festival this November, a new intergenerational arts event connecting young adult locals with care home neighbours through creative making, conversation and community spirit! Whether you’ve got your own artistic practice, or have a curiosity for creative making, but have never tried it before – we invite you to join us in this very unique opportunity to exercise your artistic urges and create original art works in collaboration with your older local neighbours, to be presented in a public exhibition at two local care homes as part of Waltham Forest’s Borough of Culture’s ‘Make it Happen’ programme.

Whatever your background or experience, this is a unique opportunity to participate in arts workshops led by Magic Me’s team of professional artists Sue Mayo, Ben Connors, Natalie Keymist and Hassan Vawda, towards transforming the care home environment and creating something extraordinary that will capture the imaginations of the local community!

Care Homes in our communities are exciting art venues in their own right, where inspiring and important art can be produced and exhibited. You will make work that challenges ideas about what a care home is, what types of creative activities happen within care settings, and what local residents living in care homes are capable of. Working together intensively over two weekends, you and your artistic collaborators living in local care settings will create something that will inspire audiences at both local and possibly national level to reconsider the stereotypes of old age and the care sector, tackle fears of ageing, while creating unique artworks that captures the identity of participants, and the local area!

You are:
-A Leytonstone, Leyton or Waltham Forest local with an interest in creative arts / making / crafting. (No prior experience necessary!)
-Keen to creatively collaborate with local resident neighbours
-Available to attend workshops at chosen Leytonstone or Leyton based care home over two Saturdays in November 2019, alongside a Sunday exhibition open to the public. (Dates below)
-Must be 18+

Key Dates:

-Deadline to Sign-up: 10am, Monday 14th October (Spaces limited!)
Sign-up NOW!

Contact for application form / more details, of if you’d like to receive this form in a different format ie. Hardcopy via post.

-Inside Out Festival Meet-up / Induction:
Monday 21st October:
6.00 -8.00pm at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SD.
(RSVP via application form.)

Workshop + Exhibition Dates:
Participants must commit to sessions at one of the following:

-Inside Out George Mason Lodge, Leytonstone

Led by Magic Me artists Sue Mayo and Natalie Keymist 
Workshops: Sat 2nd  November (10-4pm) and Sat 9th  November (10-4pm)
Exhibition: Sunday 10th November (Details TBC)

-Inside Out Glebelands, Leyton
Led by Magic Me artists Ben Connors and Hassan Vawda
Workshops: Sat 16th November (10-4pm) and Sat 23rd  November (10-4pm)
Exhibition: Sunday 24th November (Details TBC)

To apply to participate please fill out our online application here: 
Deadline to apply: 10am, Monday 21st October (Spaces limited!)
If you’d like the application form in a different format – don’t hesitate to get in touch through the details below.

If you have any questions, or would like to chat more about the festival, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah Watson – Inside Out Festival Project Coordinator.
020 3222 6064 /

Read more here: 
Inside Out festival is possible thanks to ‘Make It Happen’ Waltham Forest Borough of Culture fellowship grants.

Inside Out Festival is part of Magic Me’s Quality Street programme bringing together generations in Waltham Forest.  The programme is funded by the L&Q Foundation.

Download flyer:
Magic Me’s Inside Out Festival WFBOC – GET INVOLVED! – November 2019 – WEB LINKS

(Photo above from our Portraits of a Dream project – photo by Liane Harris)