ariene-1Ariane with Richard Dawkins at the launch of the Atheist Bus Campaign. © Zoe Margolis

Talk yourself better

Paul Kaufman, Chair of East London Humanists, introduces Ariane Sherine, writer, comedienne and woman of many parts who will feature at the group’s Wanstead meeting this month. Ariane Sherine, who...

IMG_0536-croppedPlans for 88–90 Nightingale Lane, originally known as 8–9 Laurel Bank, in 1892

Building Wanstead

Wanstead has changed considerably over the past 160 years. Ahead of a talk at Wanstead Library this month, Dr Colin Runeckles discusses his work cataloguing local building plans dating back...


Training your friend

Colin Spence runs dog training classes in Snaresbrook and has been using force-free methods to discipline man’s best friend – and their owners – for 23 years. Here he explains...


Wild Wanstead

In the 19th of a series of articles charting the Wild Wanstead project, Alex Deverill encourages us all to resolve to do more to help local wildlife in 2020. The latest...

reptonoakRepton Oak by Richard Arnopp

Restoring Wanstead Park

In the eighth of a series of articles looking at the developing plans for restoring Wanstead Park, John Meehan, chairman of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, reveals some of the...


The old East End

In the third of a series of articles, local photographer Geoff Wilkinson discusses his new exhibition – entitled ‘Quick! Before it goes’ – depicting London’s East End, an area which resonates...


How low can we go?

A consultation on an initiative to make Wanstead a Low Emission Neighbourhood launches this month. Councillor Paul Donovan urges you to have your say in making the area cleaner and...