The best little festival…
Welcome to Leytonstone, our little bit of north east London that has always punched above its weight. Several creative and talented people hail from Leytonstone, including Jonathan Ross, David Beckham, Damon Albarn, Alfred Hitchcock, Derek Jacobi and Fanny Cradock.
And creativity abounds in our widely varied Leytonstone Festival from July 1st to 17th this year.
Events on offer range from music (jazz, soul, hiphop, classical guitar and more), dance, films, theatre and Shakespeare to a cider and ale festival, history talks, graffi ti artists and paper lantern-making. There really is something for everyone.
Each year we ensure our festival coincides with Leytonstone Arts Trial, so we can showcase Leytonstone’s full array of local talent, from music and performance to culinary tastings, talks and visual arts. Visit for more details.
This is now my third year as festival chair and I would like to thank the trustees who give their time and effort voluntarily. A big thank you also goes to our sponsors, London Borough of Waltham Forestl, Cyngus Trust, Kingfisher Indian Beer and Cann Hall, Cathall, Forest and Leytonstone Community Ward
Our appreciation also goes to all the various artists and venues for making the best little festival possible. Please click the programmes tab for a list of events – enjoy!
Shah Ahmed Chair, Leytonstone Festival Association