Fringe focus: History and power

Two particularly interesting Fringe events are taking place in the coming days.

Otto English is an author who is at the frontline of the battle against rumour, myths and wrong headedness. His fascinating book Fake History explains why some of the stories we know about people such as Winston Churchill are just plain wrong, and shows how one B. Johnson is at least partly responsible. Appropriately enough, English will be speaking in the Churchill Room at Wanstead Library on Friday evening.

On Monday, documentary-maker and artist Dan Endelstyn will be speaking about the power of film and art to change society. Endelstyn knows about being an activist – he is currently involved in a project to turn his Walthamstow street into a renewable power station, funded in part by his emergency currency, pictured. He is speaking at the Larder on Monday.