Features

Strictly Dancing

Written by Carole Edrich Saturday, 02 July 2011

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As dance works are shown in the Upstairs Gallery at The George pub during Redbridge Dance Festival, award-winning photographer Carole Edrich asks what makes a striking or mesmerising image

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A privilege and a challenge

Written by John Cryer MP Saturday, 02 July 2011

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As the Member of Parliament for Leyton and Wanstead, John Cryer MP explains some of the work he is doing on issues ranging from police use of Wanstead Flats during the Olympics to local hospitals

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A sparkling music career

Written by the editor Saturday, 02 July 2011

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Over the past 30 years Jean Martyn has become an international star of the concert keyboard. Last month she reached the Britain's Got Talent final and this month she will be bringing her infectious playing skills to Wanstead. Interview by Lee Marquis

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Water works

Written by Alan Cornish Sunday, 05 June 2011

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Ahead of an educational walk this month entitled 'How The Water Works', Alan Cornish, Chairman of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, introduces the history of Wanstead Park and its system of lakes

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Theatre fun in the park

Written by Yvette Woodhouse Saturday, 04 June 2011

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As the ever popular outdoor theatre season returns to Wanstead Park, Yvette Woodhouse from the City of London – the corporation which manages the park – looks at Wanstead's tradition of entertainment

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Step up for the art trail

Written by Donna Mizzi Saturday, 04 June 2011

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Last year a large number of shops and local businesses took part in Wanstead's first art trail, and even more are urged to participate this September. Report by Donna Mizzi

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Promoting, planning and protecting

Written by Scott Wilding Saturday, 04 June 2011

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For over 14 years a group of dedicated volunteers have been tirelessly campaigning as the community voice for Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook, with the aim of enhancing and protecting the character of the area whilst promoting what it has to offer. Scott Wilding, Chair of The Wanstead Society, looks back at some of their achievements

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William Morris

Written by Christine Fairfax Saturday, 04 June 2011

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William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) eventually developed into a designer, poet and idealistic socialist of enormous influence. But how many residents realise that he drew his earliest inspiration from our locality? Ahead of a Wanstead & Woodford WEA presentation at Wanstead Library this month, Christine Fairfax, a local art history enthusiast, investigates his life and times in the area

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Cooking with kids

Written by Janet Oliver Saturday, 04 June 2011

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We all try to provide healthy and balanced meals for our children, but they are not always appreciated by the young food critics. Janet Oliver, from local children's cookery school Scrumptious Pumpkin, offers advice for kids' tea time

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No trick questions

Written by the editor Monday, 02 May 2011

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Ahead of his appearance at Wanstead Library this month, trick shot master and former professional snooker player John Virgo answers a few quick fire questions about himself and his recently published biography of Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins. Interview by Lee Marquis

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