For star gazers of all ages, this evening will include an introduction on telescopes and astronomy, and a chance for children to make their own rockets. It will also celebrate Wanstead's unique place in the history of understanding space - with a talk about the life and work of astronomer James Pound, who is … Continue reading "The Stars from Wanstead"
Please note this event has been postponed. Ticketholders will be given refunds. We hope to reschedule this event for the coming weeks. When Ilford nurse Shirley Chapman’s mother died, Shirley was not sure what to do. However she felt called by God to go somewhere, and ended up in a remote village in the Amazon … Continue reading "POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Margaret Gee"
Photojournalists Geoff Wilkinson and Stefan Rousseau will be showing their pictures taken from around the world for newspapers and magazines and talking about the stories behind them. Geoff has photographed for numerous magazines including YOU magazine at the Mail on Sunday and IN STYLE and PEOPLE magazines in America plus newspapers both in this country … Continue reading "The Golden Years, and from Blair to Boris"
This event is being postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. Wanstead Bookshop presents poet Hannah Lowe, winner of the 2021 Costa Book Award for her anthology The Kids, which … Continue reading "POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Hannah Lowe"
Join chef Olia Hercules as she talks about her latest book "Home Food" and for an insight into a true Ukrainian Christmas'Heartfelt storytelling and truly beautiful, honest food' Jamie Oliver'Original, thought-provoking, beautiful. A wonderful book' Diana Henry'This beautiful book makes me feel I'm in Olia's kitchen, which is just as much a joy as the … Continue reading "Olia Hercules: Recipes to Comfort and Connect"
A celebration of the Brutalist architecture of outer London by two giants of architectural study. A night not to be missed.Simon PhippsThe first photographic exploration of the post-war modernist architecture of Greater London, from Barking and Brent to Sutton and Waltham Forest.Simon Phipps' photographs of the modernist architecture of Greater London explores the form and … Continue reading "Simon Phipps and John Grindrod: Brutal Outer London"
Join acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Adrian Chiles as he talks about his latest book: The Good DrinkerDOORS 6pmTALK Q & A 7.30pm - 9.00pm SIGNING AFTER 'I've occasionally been asked why it is that I need to go for a drink before watching the Albion play. I've always answered with something lame, along the lines … Continue reading "Adrian Chiles: How I learned to Love Drinking Less"
Stephen Ellcock: England on Fire Midwinter SpecialAs the winter solstice approaches, join Stephen Ellcock, Zoë Howe and Ben Edge for a midwinter celebration of festive, visionary and occult art, community seasonal rituals, witchcraft and other folk practices that offer resistance, protest and a way for people today to come together and forge a better future. … Continue reading "Stephen Ellcock: England on Fire Midwinter Special"
`Join journalist Pete Apps as he discusses his latest book, Show Me the Bodies: How We Let Grenfell Happen'Never before, in years of reviewing books about buildings, has one brought me to tears. This one did.' Rowan Moore, Observer Book of the WeekOn 14 June 2017, a 24-storey block of flats went up in flames.The … Continue reading "Peter Apps: Show Me The Bodies – How We Let Grenfell Happen"
Meryl Pugh: Feral BoroughJoin Meryl Pugh and Tom Chivers for a brilliant evening as they discuss her lates work "Feral Borough".Set in the urban pastoral of an East London postcode, Feral Borough asks what it means to call a place home, and how best to share that home with its non-human inhabitants.Meryl Pugh reimagines the … Continue reading "Meryl Pugh: Feral Borough"