An opportunity to share anything you’ve been making or doing with fellow readers.

This from dedicated readers Henry and Nick, who have taken the opportunity to build what will become a further Little Library for Aldersbrook.

And this from Ros Dick who has found the space and time to throw the kitchen sink at the papyrus.

Let us share what you’ve been busy with – send pics and some info to

A new feature! Wanstead’s Isolation Projects – a showcase of various things Wanstead folk have made or done during the lockdown. It doesn’t matter what it is – just send us a photo, video, recording or email to – and tell us a bit about what you’ve done and why. Adults and children welcome.

Keith Coffey is kicking things off with this song and video he’s made. He writes:

This is my music isolation video. It’s meant to remind us that we’re all in this together. I put a call out to friends and family around the world and asked them to send me a positive video clip. I wrote and recorded this tune and put them together. This is the result.

Anya Lipska – aka writer Alison Turner – told the second Wanstead Social Distance Club meeting of her new heroine, Cassie Raven, a mortuary assistant who thinks of the bodies before her as being alive. She also talked about the life of a crime writer, and some of the difficulties the publishing industry is facing at the moment.

Those interested in Alison’s work can sign up to her very occasional email newsletter for launch details of her new book, Body Language, at

Details of next week’s meeting will be announced at the weekend.

Please note this event has now passed – you can watch the video here.

Our second meeting takes place this afternoon at 5pm when crime writer Alison Turner, aka Anya Lipska, will be reading from her upcoming novel Body Language.

To join the Zoom meeting, please click this link:

That link should work by itself, but Zoom has introduced tougher security and you may also need these details: Meeting ID: 655 544 964 and password : 005563

The Wanstead Social Distance Club is open to all readers of Wansteadium – it’s our little contribution to keep community life alive in Wanstead while people can’t meet in person.

Have a suitable 5pm beverage handy, and be ready for some details of the life of a mortuary assistant.