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September 2019

Stargazing evening

Friday 6 September - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wanstead Cricket Club, Overton Drive
London, London E11 2LW United Kingdom

Come and see the stars and even planets as you have probably never seen them before. Following last year's marvellous stargazing event, here are two more chances to see the night sky through powerful telescopes with experts on hand to show you what to look out for. One of England's great astronomers, James Bradley, who was astronomer royal from 1741 is buried in the churchyard next door. Perhaps a future astronomer will be inspired by seeing what's out there. Bring…

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Crime writer – Isabelle Grey: screen writing seminar

Saturday 7 September - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road
London, England E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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Story Structure for Screenplay and Fiction is a workshop run by screenwriter and novelist Isabelle Grey. If many more ‘how to’ books have been written about story structure for screenplay than for fiction it's because film and television, by the nature of their production, have to be broken down into separate elements that, together, form the story. This workshop will look at how useful those elements can be in writing fiction. The three or five-act structure, the Inciting Incident, hooks,…

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Local Makers Market

Saturday 7 September - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Christ Church, Wanstead Place
London, E11 2SW United Kingdom
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Local Makers Market is a modern, curated craft market featuring handmade products from local designer-makers. Expect to find screen prints, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and textiles from a wide selection of talented artisans. There will also be a vegan cafe serving delicious handmade cakes and savoury snacks.

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The Community Kindness Trail

Saturday 7 September - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road
Wanstead, London E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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£5

This September we will be spreading kindness using art in the Wanstead Fringe! We will be running ceramic arts workshops with the help of a local artist from Leytonstone, who is just as passionate about spreading kindness as us! We are giving you the opportunity to carve your kindness messages and pledges into clay which will then be displayed down the high street in local shops and cafes to create our very own community kindness trail! For the opportunity to…

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The cows come back to Wanstead

Saturday 7 September - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wanstead High Street, Wanstead High Street
London, England E11 2AA United Kingdom
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Newcomers to Wanstead always wonder why there are cattle grids on Green Man Roundabout. Those who are in the know - or who lived here in the years before Foot and Mouth - will nod sagely and explain that cows used to roam pretty much freely across Wanstead. They would graze opposite Whipps Cross, wander onto Wanstead Flats and make their way around Wanstead helping themselves to people's front gardens. The controls on cattle introduced at the start of the…

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The Duke Street Party

Saturday 7 September - 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Duke, 79 Nightingale Lane
London, England E11 2EY United Kingdom
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The Duke Street Party has become a Fringe institution, meaning that this magnificent week of events has really properly started. The fun starts at noon with events for children including Jingle Bop, origami and ceramic-making. The host, Jess from CBeebies' 'Waffle the Wonder Dog' will be judging a Wanstead Wonder Dog competition from 1.30pm - if you've got a talented terrier or hoop jumping hound at home, bring them along to show off their tricks. There will also be local…

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Book launch

Saturday 7 September - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Larder, 39 High Street
London, E11 2AA United Kingdom
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Karen Humpage launches her book about the cows in Wanstead. See this event for further details.

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Aperitivo Italiano and Beer tasting

Saturday 7 September - 8:00 pm
More Italy, 33 High Street
Wanstead, E11 2AA
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£60

An evening with a wide selection of Italian beers linked with a great Italian menu.

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Photo walk

Sunday 8 September - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Eightyfour, 84 Nightingale Lane E11 2EZ United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

Geoff Wilkinson's photowalks have become a Wanstead Fringe institution. This walk will start in Tarzy Wood on the High Street, and cross all the three Wanstead Greens including the War Memorial, Christchurch Green and George Green. Plenty of things to photograph along the way from the trees in Tarzy Wood, the war memorial on the Green, interesting architectural details in the High Street, Christ Church exteriors and of course the lovely trees on Christchurch Green. Get advice and tips from…

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Jazz Vespers

Sunday 8 September - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christ Church, Wanstead Place
London, E11 2SW United Kingdom
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Jazz Vespers is a reflective candlelit service centred around Jazz and supports local musicians with our amazing Jazz Quartet - The Nick Tomalin Quartet - consisting of Piano, Sax, Bass and Drums and professional singer Inge-Lise Nygaard-Parsons. The congregation can bring their own refreshments - soft drinks, wine, nibbles etc which they can relax and enjoy during the service and we continue with our refreshments afterwards.

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Comedy: Jason Simmons – Comedy Hypnotist [MORE TICKETS RELEASED]

Sunday 8 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Manor House Pub, 129 High Street
London, E11 2RL United Kingdom
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£7

Come and be the stars of the show with a hilarious evening of comedy hypnosis with Jason Simmons, in the first of this year's Wanstead Fringe comedy nights.

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Compassionate Bereavement Group

Monday 9 September - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road
London, England E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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Join us at this support group that is intended to empower the bereaved by meeting and connecting. Come along to share experiences or just to listen. Facilitated by staff from Compassionate Funerals: www.compassionatefunerals.co.uk.

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Wanstead Community Gardeners Trundle

Monday 9 September - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Have you ever wondered why Wanstead has so many patchwork street gardens, flower boxes and tree beds? Meet Marion Temple the creative force behind the much-loved Wanstead Community Gardeners for a unique trundle around key locations in Wanstead. You will be able to hear the interesting stories on how plots of land have been commandeered and transformed into unique beauty spots that together, add to magic and beauty of Wanstead. Marion will be welcoming questions and offering advice on any…

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Wanstead New Comedy Act Competition

Monday 9 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Manor House Pub, 129 High Street
London, E11 2RL United Kingdom
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A FEW TICKETS REMAINING - please ring Jon Fentiman on 07950 759587 to reserve. Who will be crowned Wanstead Fringe New Act of the Year 2019? 10 open mic comedians compete for the title. Hosted by Graeme Mathews and headlined by Best Club Comedian 2016 - Jeff Innocent.

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Gardens in the sky

Tuesday 10 September - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Larder, 39 High Street
London, E11 2AA United Kingdom
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Gardens don't have to be down to earth, as this event hosted by Wild Wanstead and Cleaner Greener Wanstead will demonstrate. They can be up in the air, or at least on the roof. Chris Bridgman will be talking about 'living green roofs' - they are are important for biodiversity, flood reduction, insulation, carbon capture and extending the life span of a roof. With a climate and ecological emergency, and the need to increase urban vegetation, green roofs tick all…

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Choux pastry masterclass

Wednesday 11 September - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
La Bakerie, 119a High Street
Wanstead, E11 2RL United Kingdom
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£10

Fabien Ecuvillon, pastry chef and owner of La Bakerie, will share with you the secret of making the perfect choux pastry. His demonstration will include creating a profiterole crumble and ice cream dessert, famous French chouquettes and La Bakerie's chocolate eclairs. You will also have a chance to sample these tasty treats alongside our La Bakerie Rooftop Honey.

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Ukulele workshop

Wednesday 11 September - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Italy, 33 High Street
Wanstead, E11 2AA
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£12

Come along to the Uuelele workshop run by Tricity Vogue. No experience necessary and ukuleles are provided! Children welcome (but must be accompanied by an adult).  

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Wednesday 11 September - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Eightyfour, 84 Nightingale Lane E11 2EZ United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

An evening with award-winning photographers Geoff Wilkinson and Stefan Rousseau, the Press Association's chief political photographer, both of whom are Wanstead residents. The pair will show the photographs that make it into the newspapers, magazines and the stories behind them. Come along and hear them talk, over a glass of wine.

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Shoot From The Hip Comedy Improv

Wednesday 11 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Rd
London, E7 0AQ United Kingdom
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£10

An evening with the award winning comedy improv troupe - Shoot From The Hip - Recommended by Time Out,The Metro and The Evening Standard. *****  Recently sold out at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Read reviews

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Heads n’ Tails Storytelling

Thursday 12 September - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Heads n Tails Pet Shop, Wanstead High Street
London, UK E11 2AA United Kingdom
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Free

Animal storytelling session for the under 5s. Meet at the pet shop for an introduction to the animals, see where the live and what they like to eat.  Then join the Pet Shop team for a gentle stroll to the park for a story on cosy blankets and cushions under the shade of a tree.  You are welcome to ring snacks and drinks.

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Breadmaking masterclass

Thursday 12 September - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
La Bakerie, 119a High Street
Wanstead, E11 2RL United Kingdom
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£10

La Bakerie's head chef Franck will demonstrate making and baking olive bread and mediterranean focaccia. There will also be the the opportunity to taste a selection of our artisan bread and Lab Bakerie Rooftop Honey.

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Walkin’ With The King

Thursday 12 September - 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive
London, E11, United Kingdom
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£7.5 – £15

Ace drummer John Petters and his New Orleans All Stars bring their famous concert “Walkin’ With The King” to the Wanstead Fringe. Set in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s in Overton Drive, this promises to be an evening to remember. Come and listen to old favourites performed in the New Orleans style; hymns, spirituals and gospel music with a real Dixie-land beat in a unique setting of this Grade I listed Georgian gem. Get into the mood before-hand and…

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Comedy: Chris McGlade & Gerry K

Thursday 12 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive
London, E11 2LW United Kingdom
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£10

A fantastic night of club comedy with two headline acts in one night - Chris McGlade and Gerry K. Plus two brilliant supporting acts and MC Graeme Mathews - ITV'S Britain's Got Talent Semi Finalist 2019.

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Live music: Davey James, Singer-Songwriter

Thursday 12 September - 8:00 pm
Luppolo Pizza, 36-38 Wanstead High Street
London, E11 2RJ United Kingdom
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Singer-songwriter Davey James, from east London, draws influence from Blues & Folk. His new self-recorded EP 'Same Old Ways' is now available to stream or purchase.

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La Dolce Vita vegan evening

Thursday 12 September - 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
More Italy, 33 High Street
Wanstead, E11 2AA
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£65

A surprising Italian vegan menu which will evoke the wonderful world of Italian movies.

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BeComedy & Italian Apetitivo and Nibbles

Friday 13 September - 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
More Italy, 33 High Street
Wanstead, E11 2AA
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£10 – £25

Six comedians from around the globe bring an international perspective to events - with the additional option of delicious Italian food and drink beforehand. Food and drink from 5.30pm, or just comedy from 8.15pm

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The Border – a new play by Afsaneh Gray

Friday 13 September - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aldersbrook Community Centre, Brading Crescent
Wanstead, London E11 3RT United Kingdom
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£6 – £8

#DOGMISSING. BROWN WAVY FUR. BUTTON NOSE. GOES BY THE NAME OF STRANGER, NOT ACTUALLY A STRANGER. Will one young girl change the course of history in her quest to find her dog? The Border is an outrageous parable that explores the lines we draw between ourselves and other people. Staged by Theatre Centre, which was founded in 1953 and has decades of experience at bringing new writing to audiences, The Border is a timely and thought provoking contribution to our…

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Comedy: Paul Sinha

Friday 13 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Eton Manor RFC, Nutter Lane E11 2JA United Kingdom + Google Map
£12

An evening of stand up, headlined by the brilliant Paul Sinha, performing a new extended set, ready for his UK tour 2019/20. Shows headlined by Paul have always sold out, so get your tickets asap.

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Live Music: Keep Your Freak Flag Flying

Friday 13 September - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Manor House Pub, 129 High Street
London, E11 2RL United Kingdom
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In the spirit of Nirvana Unplugged (but without Nirvana) this night of upbeat acoustic music by local Wanstead musicians features Nathan Nicholson from The Boxer Rebellion, Dan Raza and Ali MacQueen.

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Rosewicke – folk trio

Friday 13 September - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Luppolo Pizza, 36-38 Wanstead High Street
London, E11 2RJ United Kingdom
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A trio which plays both original material and covers - Folk, Country, Blues, Rock'n'Roll and other genres. Free entry.

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We Must Throw the Cows Down the Ravine

Friday 13 September - 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Parish Centre, 51 Cambridge Park
Wanstead, London E11 2PR United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

This page is for the performance on Friday 13 September at 8.15pm. Please note, this is not the only performance of this play. Adapted from the best selling book, Voices of the Labyrinth by Spanish author Ricard Ruiz Garzon, the reality of schizophrenia is explored. Told from the view of both patients and family members, these true testimonials challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by people dealing with mental health issues and help us realise that each individual’s journey is…

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Sculpture Demonstration

Saturday 14 September - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Images in Frames, 71 High St
Wanstead, London E11 2AE United Kingdom
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Come and see a sculptor at work as Dan Woodley, who sculpts the great and the good for Madame Tussauds, shows what it takes to make a likeness of someone. Stop by Images and Frames and take a look at the artist in action.

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Roald Dahl Day

Saturday 14 September - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road
London, England E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, join in with some swizzfigging fun by making your own dream-catcher, inspired by the Roald Dahl story The BFG. Suitable for 4-12-year-olds, no need to book, just turn up.

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The Tree of Yoga: Family Yoga

Saturday 14 September - 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Christchurch Green London, E11 2RH United Kingdom + Google Map

Family yoga is a fun, flowing class for a parents, and their children of all ages. In this busy modern age, it is proving difficult for families to find quality down time together in between school, activities, work and other commitments – not to mention the constant distraction of TV and computers. A family yoga session has been proven to improve and grow the family dynamic and allow for a special bonding time. Families leave class feeling more attentive toward…

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Jumble Trail 2019

Saturday 14 September - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All over Wanstead, All over Wanstead
Wanstead, London E11 United Kingdom
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£5

The Wanstead Fringe Jumble Trail is a great opportunity to have a good de-clutter, make some money and meet people. The more stalls on your street, the more visitors you’ll have, so get your friends and neighbours involved. Last year the Trail was HUGE, with 130 stalls all around Wanstead. It’s £5 to register and bookings will appear on the live online Jumble Trail map which is available at wansteadfringejumbletrail.org. Please note in the event of rain, stall fees are non-refundable,…

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Mini Mandala Meditation Sessions

Saturday 14 September - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on Sunday 15 September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Vestry Room at Christ Church, Wanstead Place
Wanstead, London United Kingdom
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As part of this year's Art Trail Wanstead 10th anniversary event, visual artist Brenda Coyle and musician Rory Aitkin have once again collaborated to host some mini-meditation taster sessions at the Vestry Room (Christ Church Wanstead). Learn how to meditate using a mandala, with each mandala being unique and created for open eye meditation, which you will be able to learn, experience and explore during these mini sessions. Music has tremendous transformative powers and we have found that blending both…

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Song Recital: Of Life & Love

Saturday 14 September - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ Church, Wanstead Place
London, E11 2SW United Kingdom
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£12 – £15

Enjoy an enchanting programme of songs, including Robert Schumann’s ‘A Woman’s Love and Life‘ and others by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss, as recently performed in Vienna by mezzo-soprano Ulrike Wutscher and Marzia Hudajarova on piano. Tickets £15, £12 for concessions, including admission and refreshments after the concert, from Wanstead Fringe, or from Penelope Garlick on penelope.garlick@btinternet.com, or on the door.

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The Railway Children

Saturday 14 September - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Deaton Theatre, Forest School, Forest School
London, E17 3PY United Kingdom
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£13 – £17

This page is for the performance on Saturday 14 September at 3pm. This brand new musical version of the well loved classic story brings a touch of magic to the stage. When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis move to the country with their mother, they discover the joys of the steam railway and make new, unexpected friends. The onlything missing is their father. This is a heart-warming tale set to a stunning new musical soundtrack, brought back to the Wanstead Fringe…

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Comedy for kids: The return of Bam Bam

Saturday 14 September - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church hall, Wanstead Place
Wanstead, London E11 2SW United Kingdom
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£7.50

The hit of last year's kids' comedy show, Bam Bam, returns for another victorious show - following his amazing successes which took him to this year's Britain's Got Talent semi-final. Brilliant family friendly comedy and magic.

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Wanstead Kinema 2019 [MORE TICKETS ADDED!!]

Saturday 14 September - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Christ Church, Wanstead Place
London, E11 2SW United Kingdom
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£3 – £7.50

The most atmospheric night of the Wanstead calendar returns for the Wanstead Fringe as the Kinema comes back to Christ Church Gardens. "The Kid Who Would Be King" - an Arthurian family fun piece that garnered critical acclaim. Common Sense Media gave "The Kid" a score of 4/5 "Great For Families"  and Rotten Tomatoes awarded it 89% on the Tomatometer. As in previous years, the projection is handled by the wonderful Stow Film Lounge and once again we're selling all…

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A Taste for Murder

Saturday 14 September - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road
London, England E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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Celebrate Agatha Christie week with a thrilling new case, ‘A Taste for Murder’, presented by Moneypenny Murder Mystery Productions and set in the era of classic country house whodunits. Tonight you will join a cast of colourful characters all set on dining with death! When Mr Boddy asks Lady Peacock to be his bride, the wedding breakfast turns to dead-over-dinner, as the new vicar, Rev Green, hears confessions. Why does Miss White carry that cut-throat razor? Where is Miss Scarlet?…

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The Railway Children

Saturday 14 September - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deaton Theatre, Forest School, Forest School
London, E17 3PY United Kingdom
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£13 – £17

This page is for the performance on Saturday 14 September at 7pm This brand new musical version of the well loved classic story brings a touch of magic to the stage. When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis move to the country with their mother, they discover the joys of the steam railway and make new, unexpected friends. The only thing missing is their father. This is a heart-warming tale set to a stunning new musical soundtrack, brought back to the Wanstead…

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We Must Throw the Cows Down the Ravine

Saturday 14 September - 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Parish Centre, 51 Cambridge Park
Wanstead, London E11 2PR United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

  This page is for the performance on Saturday 14 September at 8.15pm. Please note, this is not the only performance of this play. Adapted from the best selling book, Voices of the Labyrinth by Spanish author Ricard Ruiz Garzon, the reality of schizophrenia is explored. Told from the view of both patients and family members, these true testimonials challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by people dealing with mental health issues and help us realise that each individual’s journey…

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The Kindness Tree

Sunday 15 September - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

After the success of last November’s Spreading kindness through E11, the Kindness Tree will also be returning to Christchurch Green. Everyone is invited to add their message from 10.00 on September 15th.

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The Wanstead Festival

Sunday 15 September - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Christchurch Green London, E11 2RH United Kingdom + Google Map

Wanstead's traditional fun-filled day of music & dance, food & drink, arts & crafts, rides & activities and sports & games for all the family - all right in the heart of Wanstead on Christchurch Green

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Wanstead Art Trail

Sunday 15 September - 12:00 pm - Sunday 22 September - 5:00 pm

The Wanstead Art Trail's second week in its 10th year, and this year has invited participating artists to consider the theme of 'time' in their work. Artworks will be on show at venues - shops, cafes, restaurants and other businesses - all across Wanstead, and you can see further details about which artists are taking part at the Art Trail website, artgroupwanstead.com

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The Railway Children

Sunday 15 September - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Deaton Theatre, Forest School, Forest School
London, E17 3PY United Kingdom
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£13 – £17

This page is for the performance on Sunday 15 September at 3pm.  This brand new musical version of the well loved classic story brings a touch of magic to the stage. When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis move to the country with their mother, they discover the joys of the steam railway and make new, unexpected friends. The onlything missing is their father. This is a heart-warming tale set to a stunning new musical soundtrack, brought back to the Wanstead Fringe…

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Live music: Ash Radford

Sunday 15 September - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bare Brew, Wanstead High Street + Google Map
£5

Singer-songwriter Ash Radford returns to Bare Brew for an intimate gig, featuring what's been described as his 'robust, soulful voice and presence'.

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