The Wanstead Fringe 2016 programme is here

IMG_2366The Wanstead Fringe – our own home-made celebration of local talents and interests – is now just five days away, and this year includes nearly 30 events of music, film, talks, comedy, cookery, photography and art.

There’s also the Wanstead Fringe Jumble Trail, the Duke Street Party, and the Wanstead Restaurant Week happening at the same time.

Full printed programmes will be distributed throughout Wanstead later this week, but you can now get tickets and further information from the Wanstead Fringe site.

The fringe includes:

COMEDY with Terry Alderton headlining

COOKERY demos with experts from Nice Croissant and Wanstead Fish

TALKS with local authors such as the Guardian’s Hugh Muir, John Rogers and Anya Lipska

A MULTI-SENSORY evening including the sights, smells (and tipples) of the glamour of Jazz Age London

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, including a cartoon-drawing workshop, drama sessions, Jingle Bop and guitar lessons

PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition and masterclass photowalk

POP QUIZ at the Wanstead Tap

MUSIC featuring local talents in a new music night at Wanstead Tap and an acoustic climax at Manor House

and the week culminates in the ever-popular WANSTEAD KINEMA showing Zootropolis.

There are also special offers from some of Wanstead’s best restaurants, as part of Wanstead Restaurant Week. Deals include 25% off food at Bombetta and 20% off food at The Lane.

For the first time this year the Fringe has an HQ – at the Cherry Tree Cafe (thanks to Redbridge and the NELFT NHS Foundation Trust).

Some small print:

  • The Wanstead Fringe is organised by the Wanstead Fringe Association which aims to encourage cultural activities in Wanstead. It’s backed by Wansteadium, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure and by the Friends of the Wanstead Fringe, a group of people who want to support the longterm future of the Fringe and are prepared to pay £10 a year to do so. You can join them here.
  • It’s also made possible by the financial support from Petty Son and Prestwich, to whom we extend our thanks.