Today at the Wanstead Fringe, day 7

fringex4The penultimate day of the first Wanstead Fringe is going to be a belter. What promises to be the biggest event of the week takes place at the Wanstead Cricket Club at Overton Drive – yes, it’s the long awaited return of cinema/kinema to Wanstead, provided by outdoor film experts Chilming.

Already more than 200 tickets have been sold, which is amazing – and which means you won’t want to miss out on the atmosphere of this event. People will start assembling from 6pm, and the film will start some time after 6.30. Bring some plastic sheets or waterproof picnic blankets to sit on, jumpers, coats and brollies (just in case) and lamps or torches for extra atmos. If you’re really ambitious, you could bring a gazebo (though you’ll have to pitch it at the edges so as not to obstruct the view). Bring a picnic while you’re at it – the club bar will be open, and there will be lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolate available too from the boot of a Beetle (no joke).

We will sell tickets online until 4pm – though some will be available at the gate.



Mick Terry And after the film the second of the Larder music nights will take place. Tuesday – the first night – is an event people are still raving about.

Tonight it’s Ali MacQueen, Georgia and the Dales and Mick Terry playing. Funny what a good venue the Larder has turned out to be!

Two storming events took place on Thursday. Firstly there was a complete sell-out at the Lane for the banquet of curry and local ales. They’re natural bedfellows, of course, but what a good idea to put them together so creatively.

And secondly there was a great discussion about the role of crime in East London with local novelist Anya Lipska and Newham-born Barbara Nadel.

Just a reminder of the remaining events.

Saturday: Children’s storytelling workshop
Saturday: Kids’ cycle challenge
Saturday: The Wanstead Village Show
Saturday: Wanstead Photo Walk
Saturday: Yoga among the trees
Wanstead Fringe Comedy Special! The climax of a fantastic week.

3 thoughts on “Today at the Wanstead Fringe, day 7”

  1. Thank you for organising the open air cinema. Despite the incessant rain, a fantastic night and a great memory. We really enjoyed it although we are all pretty wet. Thank you to all those who made it happen

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