It’s been an amazing Fringe week with an awesome range of cultural events – nearly every event has been sold out – and today is the day it reaches its climax. Events today include:
- There are more than 130 stalls for the Jumble Trail (compared to last year’s 47, which was itself a record). It runs from noon until 4pm. Printed maps of the trail are available to be picked up from More Italy, the Oxfam Bookshop, and La Bakerie – and you can see a mobile-friendly Google Map version of the trail including some stall details by going to wansteadfringejumbletrail.org
- A workshop for writers wanting to learn the dark arts of fictional crime, hosted by author Isabelle Grey at Wanstead Library
- Geoff Wilkinson is leading another photo walk (sorry – sold out)
- A recital entitled Sea Pictures by international performers mezzo-soprano Ulrike Wutscher and pianist Marzia Hudajorova, which will include music by Schubert, Lehmann, Robert and Clara Schumann and which will be followed by a cream tea. This will take place in Christ Church from 2pm, and tickets are available on the door, priced £15 for adults and £12 for concessions.
- Events taking place on Christ Church Green, including a barbecue run by the Duke
- Wanstead’s first ever Comedy for Children with Britain’s Got Talent star Johnny Awsum (a few tickets left at the time of writing)
- The mighty mighty Kinema – for many people the highlight of the Fringe – returns with Paddington 2 (sorry – completely sold out)
- The traditional acoustic night featuring local talent, at the Manor House from 7.45pm (details here). We haven’t made a huge deal of this yet but the line-up is fantastic, including The Boxer Rebellion, Gordon Taggert, Ali MacQueen and Mick Terry, whose new album is out, including this single:
- And then to round things off, a Pop-Up Party Disco night at the Cuckfield, and DJ Mollywood at Luppolo.
After all that, it’s time for a deep breath.
And then on Sunday from 11am there’s the event which was the original inspiration for the fringe, the Wanstead Festival on Christ Church Green.