The Stars from Wanstead

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive, Wanstead, London

  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"

Free

POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Margaret Gee

London

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"

£5.00

The Golden Years, and from Blair to Boris

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Overton Drive, Wanstead, London

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"

£10.00

The power of film

The Larder 39 High Street, Wanstead, London

Documentary filmmaker and screen writer Dan Endelstyn, who is trying to bring about practical change by building a renewable power station on his Walthamstow street, will be speaking on the role of art and film in social change.

£5.00

Wanstead Book Festival presents Hannah Armstrong

Wanstead Library Churchill Room Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London

Hannah Armstrong’s account of Wanstead House has been electrifying local history addicts since its publication earlier this year. In this talk Hannah will reveal the secrets of the Grotto and the Temple - our last remaining visible remnants of Wanstead's glorious past.

£10.00

Can beef save the planet?

The Duke 79 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London

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.

Free

East London Humanists Monthly Event

Wanstead House 21 The Green, London

Learn, think, discuss and socialise at our monthly event. All welcome. Doors open 19.00 for chatting. Event starts 19.30. Please check website for further details. Join us at The George (opposite Wanstead Tube) for further socialising afterwards.

Free

Wanstead Historical Society – James Bradley

London

A talk by Dr John Fisher about the Wanstead boy who grew up to become one of the greatest scientists of the 18th Century. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Visitors welcome for a charge of £3.  Refreshments available following the presentation.

Olia Hercules: Recipes to Comfort and Connect

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

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"

Simon Phipps and John Grindrod: Brutal Outer London

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

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"

Adrian Chiles: How I learned to Love Drinking Less

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

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 Special

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

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"

Peter Apps: Show Me The Bodies – How We Let Grenfell Happen

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

`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 Borough

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England

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"