New cafe, but not here

A minor diversion from Wanstead, to Greenwich. One of the undisputed stars of last year’s Wanstead Fringe, Paterson Joseph, has celebrated the opening of a cafe there honouring Ignatius Sancho.

Sancho was the subject of Paterson’s talk and impromptu channelling which he staged at the Fringe (and which few who saw it will forget). Sancho was the son of slaves, an orphan who rose to the heights of 1700s English society and became the first black person to vote in a British election. It was some tale and we’re delighted that Paterson’s efforts to have Sancho recognised have borne fruit.