Features

From Bart's to Belgique

Written by Igor Bekaert Thursday, 02 February 2012

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In February 2009 Igor Bekaert and his wife Ann opened the Wanstead branch of Belgique in the former Bart's Renal Unit on the corner of Spratt Hall Road and Cambridge Park. Three years on, Igor reflects on the story of this popular brasserie

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Modern papercraft

Written by Sy Peddlesden Thursday, 02 February 2012

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Local craft teacher Sy Peddlesden explains the joys of cardmaking and scrapbooking in an age dominated by electronic communications

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The bats of Wanstead

Written by Tim Harris Wednesday, 01 February 2012

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Ahead of an illustrated talk on the bats of Epping Forest, Wren Conservation and Wildlife Group member Tim Harris offers an insight into the local population of these often misunderstood flying mammals

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Touring the world

Written by Mark Haughton Wednesday, 01 February 2012

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Seeing the sights while still having time to relax is the key to a great trip. Escape Worldwide's Mark Haughton explains where an escorted tour can be the best option for the perfect holiday

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Save Wanstead Flats: the story so far

Written by Kevin Blowe Thursday, 12 January 2012

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On 18 January a residents meeting will decide whether to continue the campaign against plans by the Metropolitan Police to set up a deployment base on Wanstead Flats for thousands of officers during this summer's Olympic Games. Local campaigner Kevin Blowe provides an overview of the story so far

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Concert at Christ Church

Written by Una Barry Monday, 02 January 2012

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A concert of European sacred music will take place at Christ Church, Wanstead next month. Soprano Una Barry, who will be performing with organist Mark Underwood, explains their respective musical backgrounds and what to expect from the Sunday afternoon event

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Rewarding loyalty

Written by Jan Willis Sunday, 01 January 2012

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As high street shops across the country fight for survival, local marketing expert Jan Willis explains how a new smartphone app she has created will benefit Wanstead's local businesses and shoppers alike

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2012 travel trends

Written by Darren Vurnum Sunday, 01 January 2012

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This is the time of year when many people start planning their holidays, but with so many destinations to choose from it can be hard to know where to begin. Darren Vurnum, from local travel agent Escape Worldwide, takes a look at the likely long-haul hotspots for 2012

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Moments in Wanstead

Written by Gary Lashmar and Claudia Carter Saturday, 31 December 2011

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Local photographers Gary Lashmar and Claudia Carter have been documenting the world around them by photographing people in public places on a daily basis. Here they present a selection of images from the project taken on and around Wanstead High Street

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Scanning the Park

Written by Richard Arnopp Thursday, 29 December 2011

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As the Wanstead Parklands Community Project (WPCP) prepare their Heritage Lottery Fund bid, WPCP member Richard Arnopp reports on the group's programme of archaeological investigation

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