A talk by a speaker from Extinction Rebellion on the latest climate science and the role of non-violent direct action in creating political change. The previous talk in March was over subscribed so there will be plenty of room in the new venue: in Christ Church, Wanstead Place E11 2SW. The event is free and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
A vocal masterclass featuring 8 professional singers and led by Alison Wells, professor at the Royal College of Music and Wanstead resident. This will be the centrepiece of the February Open Day. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be offered. Visitors are encouraged to stay and listen to the music in a perfect Georgia setting with an excellent acoustic.
Cambridge Park Methodist Church, which started life in Wanstead in 1875, held its last service on Sunday. The roof had been crumbling, and was too costly for the congregation to replace. They will from next week be joining with the Hermon Hill Methodist Church, which may be renamed Wanstead Methodist Church. Here, though, is a glimpse inside. The future for the building is uncertain; it will in due course be put up for sale, and though not listed, may well live on as a place of worship – other churches are believed to have expressed interest in the building.