Outdoor family cinema in the gardens of Christ Church, Wanstead – reliably Wanstead’s favourite night out of the year. This year’s presentation is Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, starring Emma Thompson, with lyrics by Tim Minchin. Revolting children and their families are most welcome!
Bring something to keep you warm and something to sit on – we’ll guide people with chairs towards the back, and those with picnic blankets/tarps towards the front. Please let us know in advance if you have accessibility needs. Only assistance dogs can be admitted.
Like Dahl’s book, everything in this film, from tenderness to terror, is so exuberant. (D. Telegraph)
Join Lydia Gerrard for a selection of musical theatre, and classical favourites from Les Misérables and The Phantom of The Opera, to Wicked and Puccini.
Lydia has just returned from covering and playing Grizabella & Jellylorum/Griddlebone in CATS The Musical. She previously covered Christine Daaé in the UK Tour of The Phantom of The Opera and performed in The English National Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd at The London Coliseum. In between performing contracts, Lydia often busks at Waterloo station or livestreams concerts from her living room to fulfil her love of sharing wonderful music.
Check out youtube.com/lydiagerrard and facebook.com/lydiagerrardmusic for previous livestreams.
A free, relaxed, dementia-friendly concert to celebrate the flower festival at Christ Church. A selection of flower-themed favourites, followed by tea and cake. All welcome, including families and those benefiting from a kind relaxed setting. Please book using link for catering purposes.
Local musicians Joe Walters and Lucy Crowe curate an evening of music exploring themes associated with the skylark, our local Wanstead Flats resident struggling to survive in modern times. Joe and Lucy will perform with and alongside their friends, also locals of the area, and also musicians who feel the push and pull of urban life alongside their front garden that is Epping Forest. Expect classical song intertwined with folk, entangled with experimental indie and reimagined with free improvisation, all presented by leading exponents of these respective fields.
Lucy Crowe – soprano
Chris Higginbottom – drums, vocals
Ali McQueen – vocals, guitar
Pete Smith – tuba, vocals
Benedict Taylor – viola, vocals
Anna Tilbrook – piano
Josh Warren – violin, vocals
Joe Walters – piano, horn, trumpet guitar, vocals
West End singer Nigel Richards and the hugely talented Jane Wilkinson join the line up in this Broadway spectacular. Expect the usual stunning sounds from the 28-piece band as they romp through show classics from Les Mis, Chess, Phantom, Aladdin, the Lion King and more.
A great family night out and now with all kids going FREE.
Refreshments available including wine and homemade cakes.
Tickets available here
Wanstead Parish invite you to this unique service at 6pm on Sunday 17th September at Christ Church, Wanstead. Relax and enjoy a candlelit service and an evening of jazz provided by the Nick Tomalin Quartet and Inge-Lise Nygaard on vocals. Bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the service!