Oliver Franklin- Wallis and Prof. Kate Spencer discuss "Wasteland: The Dirty Truth About What We Throw Away.‘A gripping read that will anger as much as it fascinates’ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘An incredible … Continue reading "Wasteland: Oliver Franklin-Wallis & Prof. Kate Spencer"
A one off London show with the brilliant Andy White plus guestsAfter a successful January tour to launch latest album This garden is only temporary, itinerant Belfast songwriter Andy White … Continue reading "Andy White plus guests"
Tour Guide Gary Lewis tells the story of how growing up in Leytonstone, along with everything he experienced there, influenced the film career of Britain’s greatest film director, Alfred Hitchcock … Continue reading "Hitchcock’s Leytonstone"
Join Shain Shapiro as he discusses his new book "This Must Be the Place: How Music Can Make Your City Better".This Must Be the Place introduces and examines music’s relationship … Continue reading "This Must Be The Place: Shain Shapiro in conversation"
This workshop will aim to muse all the different cultural and social selves we hold in ourselves (Gender, heritage, race, sexuality, neurodiversity, language, location etc ) presently, historically and ancestrally. … Continue reading "How we see ourselves: the Transcultural Self"
Ever wondered what it’s like to cycle 4,500km uphill on forty quid and visit every winery on the way? Join me on an Argentinian wine-tasting adventure. Part comedy, part endurance, part discovery and so great I’d do it again. Sample some of the most emblematic wines of my experience while I take you through some … Continue reading "The Wheel Argentina – Wine Tasting, Travelogue, Comedy"
Join Nick Higham as he discusses his latest work: The Mercenary RiverNo city can survive without water, and lots of it. Today we take the stuff for granted: turn a … Continue reading "Nick Higham : The Mercenary River"
Join Wanstead photographer Geoff Wilkinson as he discusses his pictures of a changing East London. He writes: I grew up in the East End, Canning Town and then Stratford but … Continue reading "Photo talk: Where is East London going ?"
Join author Lee Jackson as he discusses his latest work, Dickensland.DICKENSLANDThe intriguing history of Dickens’s London, showing how tourists have reimagined and reinvented the Dickensian metropolis for more than 150 … Continue reading "Lee Jackson: Dickensland: The Curious History of Dickens’s London"
NB. Please note new venue Eddie and Victor will discuss their experiences on their respective career journeys, current affairs and local issues before taking questions from the audience. It promises to be an entertaining and informative evening with two local prominent voices. Eddie is an actor, radio broadcaster (with a regular show on BBC Radio … Continue reading "In conversation: Eddie Nestor MBE and Lord Victor Adebowale"
You may have seen Russell Boyce’s pictures of Wanstead High Street business owners last year. You might have seen his post Covid exhibition ‘Overheard in Lockdown’ in Wanstead Park this year. In the 1980’s Russell started photographing his local community in Hull and Peterborough. Between these dates he travelled the World working for Reuters as … Continue reading "Documentary Photography – Why Bother? Who Cares?"
Join the legendary Nigel Planer as he talks about his new novel "Jeremiah Bourne inTime " and his incredible career.Join all round entertainment legend Nigel Planer for a fascinating evening discussing his latest boo and so, so , so much more Jeremiah Bourne is in greater danger than he realises.As Jeremiah is swept from his … Continue reading "An Evening With Nigel Planer: Jeremiah Bourne in Time"
Join Rebecca Lowe as she discusses her incredible journey cycling from the Uk to Tehran..SOLOIn 2015, as the Syrian War raged and the refugee crisis reached its peak, Rebecca Lowe … Continue reading "A Slow Ride to Tehran: Rebecca Lowe in Conversation"
Until 1965, Wanstead was truly a part of Essex, and even now there are tell-tale signs all around us of a time before it became part of a London borough. … Continue reading "Wanstead Book Festival presents: Tim Burrows"
Danny Dorling: Shattered Nation. Inequality and the Geography of a Failing StateJoin us once again as we host the brilliant Danny Dorling as he discusses his latest book.BRITAIN IS BROKEN,BUT … Continue reading "Danny Dorling: Shattered Nation"