Wanstead Book Festival: Children’s workshop with Karin Littlewood

Wanstead Library 18 Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, England

Join well known and much loved children’s author and Illustrator  Karin Littlewood in a hands on Illustration workshop based on one of her best known books ‘IMMI’. It's a story of friendship across the world, and how the simplest of gifts give the greatest of joy. Following the storytelling , everyone will get the chance … Continue reading "Wanstead Book Festival: Children’s workshop with Karin Littlewood"

POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Hannah Lowe

Wanstead Library 18 Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, England

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 chair of judges Reeta Chakrabarti described as “a book to fall in love with – it’s joyous, it’s warm and it’s completely universal. It’s crafted and skilful … Continue reading "POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Hannah Lowe"

£2.00 – £10.00

Wanstead Book Festival presents Otto English

Wanstead Library Churchill Room Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London

Otto English, aka journalist Andrew Scott, is on a mission to set our historical stories straight. In his book Fake History, English tears apart lies propagated by politicians and think tanks, the grand narratives spun by populists and the media, the stories on your friend’s Facebook feed and the tales you were told in childhood.

£2.00 – £10.00

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

Wanstead Book Festival presents Justin Webb

Wanstead Library Churchill Room Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London

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.

£10.00

Wanstead Book Festival presents John Rogers

Wanstead Library Churchill Room Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, London

John Rogers has built a huge online – locally and nationally – following for his walks and talks and for knowing such detail about local history and the environment that he truly is a raconteur. His children called him a ‘happy wizard’ and we’re delighted he should be our final speaker for the first Wanstead … Continue reading "Wanstead Book Festival presents John Rogers"

£10.00