Recent Work

Recent Artillery projects include:

Beans on Balconies

Beans on Balconies is a friendly network of people living and working around Wood Street, Walthamstow. We enjoy growing plants, eating, cooking, making things and meeting people.
We were originally supported by the Active Communities fund from the People’s Health Trust. We continue to find ways to meet to share tips, ideas, space saving solutions, seeds, skills, plan neighbourhood events and build friendships.
To date we’ve had Growers’ Socials, Make.. Grow.. Cook.. sessions for families with young children, Growers’ Workshops, Winter Feasts, Summer Picnics, Make & Grow workshops, Herbal Remedy neighbourhood walks, and floristry workshops.

Escape to Artillery Island

As part of a free weekend programme of music, theatre, dance, arts, crafts and food, Artillery was invited to curate the moated island in Lloyd Park for the Walthamstow Garden Party produced by Create and Barbican. Our programme was a feast of storytelling and local produce.

  • The Magic Carpet, first piloted at the Walthamstow Garden Party 2014, Zarah Hussain's large-scale outdoor art commission has since been adapted to accompany Transcender festival performances on the Barbican stage.
  • A literature space with spoken word, poetry, storytelling and comedy with local writers including Rob Auton, Joelle Taylor and Forest Poets
  • A mouth-watering Appetite Marketplace showcasing local artisan food and drink producers challenging the convention that stories, memoirs and chronicles are spoken or written. 
  • The first edition of the Waltham Forest Summer Produce Show, open to all Waltham Forest residents, an apt follow up to Cultivate: Waltham Forest's Urban Food Growing Festival.
See website for full details:

Waltham Forest's first Urban Food Growing Festival - Artillery were commissioned by Waltham Forest Council to develop and deliver Cultivate Festival in March 2014 and 2015, and in March AND September 2016 together with partners OrganicLea, Capital Growth and To Market. A conference and programme of 50 events delivered by partners and fringe festival organisers to celebrate and share food growing from plot to plate.

Appetite Festival is a development of the Artillery festival model that showcases food and art in specific localities. We piloted the festival in Waltham Forest, June 2013 and Nunhead September 2013. We presented a slice of Appetite in the 2014 E17 Art Trail and Walthamstow Garden Party. See the festival website for more details: 

Words over Waltham Forest
For three weeks in Autumn 2013, Waltham Forest was alive with words. Words over Waltham Forest hosted language and literary inspired events - on the street, in libraries, cafes, bookshops, pubs and galleries.

E17 Art Trail from 2005-2019
Click to play.In 2019 we celebrate 15 years of the E17 Art Trail. It has been quite an adventure for both organisers and artists who over this time have witnessed a dramatic change in the local arts scene. Walthamstow now enjoys an amazing range of creative spaces and resources on it's doorstep from workshops to studios and exciting new projects are in development including much needed performance spaces.

Make Yourself at Home

A programme of art interventions along Fore Street, Edmonton, April-May 2012

When Wood Street Draws

A programme of playful public drawing games along Wood Street, Walthamstow, February-March 2012.

Archive of news stories:

Posted: April 21st 2017

We're recruiting designer-maker collaborators for Beans on Balconies (Opportunity)

We're inviting designer-makers to respond to this opportunity for our Beans on Balconies project. We're looking for community collaborators able to facilitate planter design and construction workshops. This would especially suit designer-makers interested...
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Posted: April 12th 2017

We're recruiting a sessional community gardener (Opportunity)

 We're recruiting a sessional community gardener with a flair for working with volunteers, for creating beautiful and practical urban growing spaces, and with a pleasure in growing edible plants for our neighbourhood project, Beans on Balconies....
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Posted: December 2nd 2015

Artillery Nominated for Waltham Forest Small Business 100 (Project)

We are delighted to have been selected as part of this showcase of 100 small businesses trading in our borough. We a creative business community we are part of!   ...
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Posted: November 5th 2015

We're recruiting now for Sessional Project Workers (Opportunity)

We are recruiting sessional project workers to support Phase One of our latest neighbourhood project, Beans on Balconies. If you have the experience and knowledge to make one or more of the following happen please look at our brief and person spec: cre...
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Posted: July 1st 2015

Volunteer with Artillery (Opportunity)

Join our volunteer team and help make our creative projects happen locally.  Have you enjoyed our projects and would like to help make more happen?  Are you looking to build your experience in the workplace or in a new discipline?  ...
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Posted: October 26th 2013

Words over Waltham Forest (Event)

For three weeks this Autumn, Waltham Forest will be alive with words. Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. Words over Waltham Forest will host language and literary inspired events - on the street, in libraries, cafes, bookshops, pubs and gallerie...
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Posted: October 25th 2013

Words Over Waltham Forest for Kids! (Event)

This half term and throughout the festival you will find lots of free events and activities for babies, children and young people right on your doorstep. Explore words through drama, dance, sculpture, painting, games, reading and writing. Events for the w...
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Posted: October 25th 2013

Words Over Waltham Forest: Author events, poetry, walks and workshops (Event)

Author events, poetry, walks and workshops Words Over Waltham Forest is packed with author events, poetry, workshops and walks. This newsletter provides a digest of these events. We have big names alongside local contributors who have put together a rath...
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Posted: October 25th 2013

Words Over Waltham Forest: Art, Performance, Music and Food (Event)

We're nearly there! As promised here is a digest of festival events with art, performance, dance, sound, music and food. There is a lot to choose from so do make sure you have a good browse through the newsletters or the full programme here. This fes...
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Posted: October 22nd 2013

Communication support for deaf and hard of hearing people at Words Over Waltham Forest festival (Event)

We are happy to announce the involvement of volunteer communication supporters for deaf and hard of hearing people in the Words over Waltham Forest Festival.  We plan to match British Sign Language interpreters and Lip Speakers at a number of appro...
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Posted: June 1st 2013

Appetite 2013 (Event)

Appetite is currently in development. Appetite is a festival bringing food business and community food projects together with artists and writers. Appetite aims to showcase local food producers, support local economies and offer a platform for environme...
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Posted: May 9th 2013

Words Over Waltham Forest (Opportunity)

26 October -17 November 2013 Tell tales, spin stories, recite rhymes, loosen tongues as Words over Waltham Forest celebrates creative writing, literary inspired art, reading, freedom of expression, language and literature across Waltham Forest. ...
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Posted: February 25th 2013

Appetite 2013 - Expressions of Interest (Opportunity)

Appetite 2013 A Food and Drink Festival for Waltham Forest We are seeking expressions of interest from locally based individuals and businesses involved in food and drink. From places to eat, markets, pop up restaurants, and food producers to food growe...
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Posted: January 29th 2013

Creative Blog Surgeries for the New Year (Opportunity)

Have you resolved to make more artwork this year? Have you resolved to commit time to the marketing and publicity of your creative enterprise?  In a pair of exclusive sessions, we will give you all the knowledge you need to set up, maintain and ...
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Posted: September 1st 2012

2012 E17 Art Trail (Event)

We are looking forward to the E17 Art Trail 2012 Preparations are in full swing for the 2012 E17 Art Trail; join us at our monthly networking and social events to share plans: the second Wednesday of the month, 6.30-9pm in the Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Str...
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Posted: August 1st 2012

Bird Box Avenue, call for artists and property developers (Opportunity)

Bird Box Avenue, call for artists and property developers Bird Box Avenue is on the move. It will next be nesting in Coppermill Lane for the duration of the E17 Art Trail. Bird Box Avenue is a collection of beautiful and curious re-imaginin...
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Posted: August 1st 2012

Bird Box Avenue (Project)

A Hundred Artists Open Houses in Minature 1-16 September Discover miniature neighbourhoods in our urban landscape. Standard housing stock has been renovated, refurbished and re-imagined by artists and residents. 100+ new homes, small businesses and...
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Posted: July 18th 2012

Bower Bird Folly (Event)

Artists John Lee Bird and Brigit Antal join Artillery this weekend to help us create a Bower Bird Folly for Edmonton Carnival. The audience is invited to assist us in recreating the extraordinary display of a Bower Bird. More details to follow. Edm...
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Posted: April 10th 2012

Fore Street: The Street of Blue Plaques (Opportunity)

Make Yourself At Home This is the flyer that Penny Rutterford is currently presenting to some of the businesses in Fore Street, Edmonton. Artist Danny Coope has researched historical records for previous residents and businesses a...
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Posted: March 27th 2012

Make Yourself at Home (Project)

Make Yourself at Home is a programme of five interwoven art interventions taking place along Fore Street on the A1010 Edmonton. Artillery will be exploring the devices people use to create a sense of welcome in their own ...
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Posted: March 27th 2012

Bird Box Avenue (Opportunity)

100 Artists’ Open Houses in Miniature CALL TO ARTISTS Join Artillery on a flight of fancy and make a home from home Artists and residents in Edmonton, Enfield and beyond are invited to join us in creating up to 200 miniature homes to be displayed...
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Posted: March 3rd 2012

When Wood Street Draws (Event)

The Chip Shop Draw Join us for drawing games at The Brothers Fish Bar 122 Wood Street, E17 3HX Drop in from 5 to7pm, Saturday 3rd March. Ever since our first session of When Wood Street Draws we've heard that Brothers Fish Bar is somewher...
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Posted: September 1st 2011

2011 E17 Art Trail (Event)

The E17 Art Trail is an annual festival and independent artist run project. It provides a framework  for artists and makers to exhibit and promote their work and art practice. The neighbourhood of E17 opens their doors for 10 days and...
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Posted: August 16th 2011

E17 Art Trail (Project)

In 2010 the E17 Art Trail blossomed into a 10 day festival of art across 120 venues with 200 exhibitions and over 1200 artists and contributors. In 2015 our festival featured the work of over 4000 artists in over 250 events.  The E17 Art Trail is...
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Posted: June 5th 2011

Artist Professional Development (Opportunity)

Peer Critique and Mentoring Sessions Delivered by Artillery as a part of the E17 Art Trail programme for artists We are very pleased to announce the launch of our peer led mentoring programme in conjunction with the E17 Art Trail. This is an area o...
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Posted: September 3rd 2010

E17 Art Trail 2010 (Event)

With 200 listings representing over 1200 artists and contributors, this year's E17 Art Trail is the most exciting to date. We also have lots of artist walks, cycle rides, trail buses, and an information hub in the town square. The guide will be ava...
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Posted: August 26th 2010

Welcome to Frederic Street (Event)

We are transforming Frederic Street with a carnival of colour for the E17 Art Trail! The Workshops Join our drop-in workshops to make street banners, street signs, and festival flags. We will bring the tools, materials and paint to design and make a vi...
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Posted: August 16th 2010

Mentor Me, Creatively - A COMPETITION! (Opportunity)

In conjunction with Creative Development UK, Artillery is able to offer creative professionals a unique coaching and mentoring programme. This programme is designed for established creative businesses (registered and trading for 6 months) who want to i...
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Posted: August 2nd 2010

Re-arranging the deck chairs (Project)

In summer 2009, young people and other visitors to Aveling Park joined the Aveling Park Youth Group with local artist Morag McGuire from Artillery to design and build a collection of unique deck chairs for use in the park during the E17 Art Trail. We were...
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Posted: August 1st 2010

No Artist is an Island (Project)

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Posted: July 26th 2009

Trail Blazing - Orientation for Art Trails (Event)

An artist’s forum to explore the possibilities of art trails and artist networks. Hosted by Artillery, the creative team behind the E17 Art Trail. A day of presentations and discussions with members of the E17 Art Trail, guest artists, and speakers fro...
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