Scenes from the Fringe III

Writer Chloe Seager talks to potential young writers at the Oxfam Bookshop

Wanstead is alive with cultural events, thanks to the Fringe and the Art Trail. Here is another taste of some of the activities.

And a belated note about the Organ and saxophone concert by Boguslaw Grabowski & Maciej Sikala on Saturday night. Maralyn Ryan writes: “The musicians received a standing ovation after a sensational performance. Our Lady of Lourdes church reverberated with the uniquely beautiful sounds created by the two instruments. Afterwards, over a glass of wine, it was great to see how the power of music had brought so many people together. A truly great evening!”

Wednesday’s events include:
* An introduction to Bowls for anyone who hasn’t played before – at the Wanstead Central Bowls Club in Nutter Lane.
* A guitar recital by the hugely talented Pete Black at the Larder (a few tickets remaining)
* An evening of fine wine, tasty cheese and Wanstead-based scandalous anecdotes (a few tickets remaining)
* A talk by author Pippa Kelly about her book which explores issues around dementia and family
* An Irish music night at the Nightingale.

Some advance notice:
* There are still some tickets yet for the Olive Oil workshop on Thursday night – where you will learn what makes a fine oil and how to tell the difference. Details here.
* On Saturday, the Taste of Wanstead event will take place in a stylish marquee on Christ Church Green – it’s a four-course taster menu with ingredients all available on Wanstead High Street. Contact for tickets.
* Saturday’s Kinema is already half sold-out. (If it’s rainy and windy, it will be indoors, so will still be a magical climax to Fringe week. Get your ticket here.)