17 — 18, 20 — 23 Sep 2022
Urban Design, Education
Join one of six guided street art tours taking place in Walthamstow for the William Morris Design Line. Each unique tour features a minimum of 10 works of art from Wood Street Walls with tour guides explaining the story behind each one. Also available is a free online version using the app Smartify
As part of the government Kickstart scheme, Wood Street Walls have focused on developing and delivering tours which saw a significant rise in interest during lockdown. Through their allocated daily exercise and activity we found people turned to public art to enjoy and access culture when museums and cultural institutions and activities were unavailable. School children, families and individuals increased their request to Wood Street Walls for maps and where to find public art and drove our organisation to formalise such a role and create new employment . Through our partnership with Smartify you can download our supplemented guide and map to partake in any of our tours for free: for more information and QR codes please visit: https://www.wmdesignline.com/ Throughout the London Design Festival and William Morris Design Line our two tour guides Georgia and Niamh will be leading guided tours there are 6 main curated tours to book onto on Eventbrite. Each tour has a different start and end location so that is worth keep an eye out for ! Wood Street Walk Street Art Tour: This tour will take you on a short trip along the length of Wood Street and lasts approx.1hr 30 mins. You will get to see artwork new and old from local to international artists, as well as the opportunity to step back in time and have a break at Georgian House on Wood Street. Ravenswood Street Art Tour: This tour will see you doing a short loop from Wood Street Studios around into Ravenswood Industrial Estate lasting approx. 1hr 30 mins. This tour has an unintentional theme of the Covid-19 Pandemic and celebrating our NHS workers! As well as how tasty pasta is... Walthamstow Central Street Art Tour: This tour starts at Walthamstow Central and ends at Lloyd park. It lasts approx. 1hr and 30 mins and encompasses all of Hoe Street - exhibiting the fantastic art work of Irony and Boe, Space Invader, Erin Holly, RUN and many more! Family Tour: William Morris Street Art Tour: Our family tours are appropriate for 12 and under and explain the difference between Street Art, Public Art and Graffiti. It lasts approx. 45 mins: allowing children to ask questions and explain their thoughts on the street art they see on the tour. The William Morris Design Line will also see the launch of our young person's artist backpacks, which include curated activities and objects to get children thinking. Walthamstow Street Art Pub Tour: This tour combines a walking tour of some of Walthamstow's street art with a pub crawl of local bars and pubs! The meeting point for this tour will be outside Walthamstow Central Station and ends at the Duke Pub on Wood Street. It lasts approx. 3 hrs including 20-25 minute pub stops. The pub stops include: Ye Olde Rose and Crown Mothers Ruin Gin Palace The Flower Pot The Duke *drinks not included in price. *must be over the age of 18 to attend. William Morris Design Line Tour: The William Morris Design Line Tour has been specially curated to lead participants along the design line route which runs from Wood Street Walls studio, down Forest Road ending at Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone. Wood Street Walls has worked with hundreds of artists in the area and has artwork across the entire design line area which our tour guides want to help the public explore.