William Morris Design Line: happening now

From a striking new piece of public art on the steps of Waltham Forest College, to events at Blackhorse Workshop exploring activism and open-source design, the William Morris Design Line is forging a creative route through our area this week. 

The route follows the main roads of Wood Street, Forest Road and Blackhorse Lane, with small deviations on side roads to find new street art from Wood Street Walls, as well as other surprises. One exhibit opens a window into the social history of craft and reveals a local connection to a world-famous family known for 20th Century furniture making. Children and families are invited to go on a ‘Morris Hunt’ along the route, ending with an exhibition of Mini-Morris artworks, created during lockdown by local artist Sean Rodrigo along with local children.

Motivated by William Morris’s statement ‘art from the people, for the people’, the Design Line has been produced by William Morris Big Local and Wood Street Walls, through our Urban by Nature partnership, with the aim of bringing the community together to celebrate creativity and resilience, and to inspire future young designers.

For more details, a map of the route, and a programme of events, go to wmdesignline.com.

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