Wanstead Book Festival presents Justin Webb


Justin Webb, the longest-serving presenter on the BBC's Today programme and a familiar figure on our airwaves for decades, has written The Gift of a Radio, a hugely entertaining memoir of his dysfunctional childhood which also paints a vivid picture of life in the 1970s.


DNA by Dennis Kelly (22 Sept)

A modern-day black comedy with a dark heart. Centred around a group of adolescents, this explosive twenty-first century play calls into question society’s response to cruelty, bullying, peer pressure and pack mentality. Are these behaviours societal and learned, or are they inherent in us all? This East London Theatre production will be performed by undergraduates and … Continue reading "DNA by Dennis Kelly (22 Sept)"

£12.50 – £17.50

Can beef save the planet?

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A talk and discussion about the impact of farming on the environment - and whether regenerative farming (which seeks to improve the quality of the soil) can work at scale. Speakers TBC.