Could you be a Legend of the Forest?

In 2019, we asked residents to get involved in making our year as the first ever London Borough of Culture an unforgettable year by volunteering at community events during the year.

Over 1,000 local legends signed up to be Legends of the Forestand were central to ensuring the success of the programme. Beyond 2019, there are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer at our events and Grade II listed heritage buildings.

There are a wide range of opportunities for our Legends of the Forest to get involved in, from community gardening to greeting visitors, wayfinding, assisting backstage or perhaps playing the role of an extra. We can guarantee that there will be lots to see and do working alongside artists, organisers and residents. 

You can still sign up to be a Legend of the Forest in 2020 and beyond.

Groundwork London are on board to help deliver this programme, and to ensure a enduring legacy of volunteering across the borough.

Whether you want to develop new skills, share your expertise or meet new people, we promise the experience will be legendary. 

If you have any questions about Legends of the Forest, please visit the Legends of the Forest website, contact or call 0300 365 9911.

Legends of the Forest is supported by Great Place and part-funded through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

With thanks to the Legends of the Forest sponsors