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Matana Roberts, Gazelle Twin and Jones/Bulley perform in Waltham Forest

Year-long arts programme explores Waltham Forest's relationship to Epping Forest

A selection of events are taking place in Epping Forest and surroundings in North East London as part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and its connected series The People's Forest.

Between 20–28 July art duo Jones/Bulley will present Living Symphonies. Situated in a clearing near Chingford Plain in Epping Forest, a musical composition will develop in line with the forest ecosystem itself, as different sounds respond to varying flora and fauna events, played via a networks of hidden speakers.

Other concerts and performances include Gazelle Twin performing recent album Pastoral on 13 September with support from Helm, and Matana Roberts performing at St Mary’s Church in Walthamstow on 4 October, in which she responds to Ursula Le Guin's The Word For World Is Forest, 90 years since Le Guin's birth. Plus from 31 October– 2 November Una Hamilton-Helle will install a sound installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge.