Even if you haven’t taken part yet in the Wanstead Fringe there’s still time to get an injection of first rate cultural involvement.
Tickets are still available for Thursday night’s Kinema showing of Fire in Babylon, a powerful and moving documentary about the triumph and the trials of the great West Indies cricketers of the 70s and 80s. This trailer gives a taste.
The screening takes place in the open air at Wanstead Cricket Club – refreshments will be available. You can reserve tickets for it here.
Also on Thursday night, next door at the Wanstead Golf Club, will be the first of this year’s Fringe comedy nights, featuring Ian Stone, Dane Baptiste and musical comedy from David Elms. There are some places still available if you’re quick – you can get them here.
On Friday the big family Kinema night is not taking any more reservations – the evening promises to be a huge hit. But there are other things to do.
First off is an opportunity to learn something about champagne and fizz. The experts at Majestic Wine are leading an informed tasting at the Churchill Room – this was a sell-out last year and there are a few more tickets available here.
And a bit later on at the Manor House is the Fringe’s famous accoustic music night. This year called Fringe Benefrets, it features six local musicians and will again be a Fringe highlight.
Saturday is another dayful of events, starting with another chance to do some yoga among the trees. Full details of the day are here.