Features

Wanstead: good with science

Written by Dr John Fisher Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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Most people walk past the Co-op in Wanstead and barely give it a second glance, yet on that site there once stood a modest house in which a series of observations were made which transformed the worldview of modern science. Dr John Fisher, curator of an astronomy exhibition currently on show at The Temple in Wanstead Park, outlines the work of a local unsung hero of science

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Written by Claire Trevethan Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Wanstead couple Joe and Ros Toller are just two of a cast of thousands of Santas who will be running at the annual DoItforCharity Santa Run in Greenwich Park this coming weekend. Claire Trevethan, from the Children's Cancer Recovery Project, tells their story

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The Meljon Singers

Written by Danielle John Monday, 28 November 2011

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The Meljon Singers, explains Danielle John, are a 30-strong chamber choir with a wide ranging repertoire who perform largely in east London, south-east Essex, central London... and Italy.

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Allotment life

Written by Paul Donovan Saturday, 29 October 2011

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Gemma and Sandy Sanderson have created their own oasis at the Redbridge Lane West allotments. Paul Donovan, a member of the Wanstead Transition Initiative, meets them

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Winter ducks

Written by Jonathan Lethbridge Friday, 28 October 2011

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Jonathan Lethbridge provides a guide to the species of duck that migrate from their breeding grounds further north to spend the winter months in our comparatively mild climate

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Mapping the treasures

Written by Dan Hoye Friday, 28 October 2011

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Dan Hoye, a member of the Wanstead Transition Initiative, reports on the launch of Wanstead's wild food map

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Winter preparations

Written by Amy Baines Thursday, 27 October 2011

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Jack Pattison is a young entrepreneur and DIY specialist who is helping people in the community prepare for the cold snap ahead. Amy Baines talks to him about building up a trade with local people looking for a more personal service

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The make-up doctor

Written by Paula Teo Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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Local make-up artist Paula Teo, who has a PhD in literature, reflects on her unusual career journey from academia to make-up artistry

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Art and the park

Written by Barbara Sampson Friday, 30 September 2011

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The Artists' Eye is an exhibition presenting the diverse work of 18 local artists, each displaying their love of Wanstead Park. The show's curator, Barbara Sampson, introduces some of the pieces on show

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Shadow and sun

Written by Helmie Stil Friday, 30 September 2011

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Dutch filmmaker Helmie Stil was awarded first prize in the documentary category of this year's Walthamstow International Film Festival earlier this month. Here she explains how her recent move from the Netherlands to Wanstead provided the inspiration

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