Jubilee spirit in Wanstead

As more bunting is hoisted around Wanstead, there will be a number of street parties and activities going on. One such party that Wansteadium hears about will be addressing the politics of the jubilee with a royalists v republicans tug of war (we hope to bring you the result), while at least one other will be celebrating the Derby. Most street parties will be by invitation only, but there is to be an open event on Wanstead High Street on the stretch outside Nice Croissant and the Orange Tree.

That event will be on Sunday 3 June between noon and 6pm. It will coincide with the Farmers’ Market; there will be free entertainment and the restaurants will be opening late. There will also be fancy dress competitions for children in two categories (under fives and five-to-12s), and (judging the character of Wanstead pretty well) a Best Decorated Bike or Baby Buggy contest.

There will also be an exhibition of celebrated photographer Geoff Wilkinson’s prints at his gallery at Eightyfour, on Nightingale Green, on Saturday and Sunday. People are invited to turn up to have their celebratory photographs taken by Geoff, and see them later in the week (we’ll provide a link here when it’s live). More details on 020 8530 1244

Any other events readers would like mentioned are invited to submit details to events@wansteadium.com. And, as is our custom at times of collective experience (remember the snow?) we’ll be publishing as many photographs as readers send us. To photos@wansteadium.com if you please. Start right away, if you like.

This is a list of the road closures in Wanstead.

Addison Road, 1 to 70, E11 2RG 04/06/2012 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Clavering Road, Wanstead, E12 5EX 04/06/2012 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Deynecourt Gardens, 1 to 80, E11 2BT 03/06/2012 1.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Gordon Road, 1 to 45, E11 2RB 05/06/2012 10.00 am -7.00 pm
High Street, 117 to 127, E11 2RL – Pavement only 03/06/2012 12.00 – 6.00 pm
Nightingale Lane, Wellesely Road to Stanstead Road, E11 2HE 02/06/2012 3.00 pm -8.00 pm
Oak Hall Road, 1 to 22, Wanstead, E11 2JT 03/06/2012 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Overton Drive, 35 to 71, Wanstead, E11 2LW 04/06/2012 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
Spratt Hall Road, 14 to 41, E11 2RQ 04/06/2012 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Warren Road, between Langley Crescent and Colebrooke Drive, E11 2LX 04/06/2012 2.00 pm -7.00 pm
Warwick Road, 1 to 45, Wanstead, E11 2DZ 02/06/2012 2.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Windsor Road, 1 to 38, E11 3QU 04/06/2012 9.00 am – midnight