The 2022 Wanstead Fringe concluded on Sunday after its most ambitious programme of events ever – and despite the unforeseen national event which overshadowed its start and its middle, it managed to exceed expectations.
Organisers are inviting feedback on this year’s Fringe (send it to email@example.com) in the hope of making next year’s tenth anniversary Fringe even bigger and better.
Giles Wilson, chair of Wanstead Fringe Association, said: “We really enjoyed putting this year’s Fringe together – to see music, comedy, drama, authors and more taking place in Wanstead is what the Fringe is all about.
“We couldn’t have done it without the support and backing of people who bought tickets, volunteered to help, organised events and spread the word on social media, and of course especially our sponsors who, once again, enabled us to stage the Fringe without a penny of public money.”
The Fringe sponsors were Petty Son & Prestwich, Edwards Duthie Shamash, THP Chartered Accountants, the Wanstead Society, Eton Manor RFC and The Duke.
Fringe organisers know, though, that lots of supporters are keen to help it grow – and so they have set up a Patreon account where people can pledge a monthly donation of £1, £2, or £4 to Fringe funds. The association is a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus goes into funding future operations.
Here is this year’s final crop of photos.