Scenes from the Fringe II

It’s mid-way through the Wanstead Fringe, and it’s already clear that more people are taking part in events than ever before.

Many events – including the legendary Kinema – have been sold out, and there are just a few days left to make the most of the occasion with extra added Indian Summer.

On Tuesday, there’s music at the Wanstead Tap with Luna Blaze and the Recoupes, while Wednesday will be the busiest night of the week with a chance to meet the artists involved in the Art Trail, a cult pop quiz at the Wanstead Tap, a discussion on the nature of suburban life including local author John Rogers and the Guardian’s Hugh Muir, an evening photo walk with Geoff Wilkinson (now sold out), and the most intriguing event of the week – Scent and Scandal at the Duke.

There are more events on Thursday (see here) and this is all before the traditional high point of the Fringe, Friday’s Comedy Night which this year will be at Eton Manor and has Terry Alderton headlining. Get tickets soon before this sells out too.

More restaurants have joined in with Wanstead Restaurant Week, meaning there are now eight places that you can get discounts if you take your Wanstead Fringe programme in with you. (If you don’t have a programme, download the Wanstead Fringe app for iOS and Android and take that instead.)

Meanwhile here are some more views of the Fringe so far…

Kevin from Wanstead Fish displays his knifework in the Fringe’s first ever food evening
He was joined by Franck from Nice Croissant who showed how make a brioche
Illustrator Chris Drew again gave children an insight into what it takes to produce a cartoon


And Jingle Bop led two sessions in the refurbished Cherry Tree, the Fringe HQ which is now available to community groups for hire