Polar-Bear-(Monochrome)©Stanley Lopata

Art, naturally

Art Group Wanstead has launched a nature-themed challenge for local residents. Group founder Donna Mizzi introduces the project and explains how you can get involved. Background art by Emma Davies


Green jobs

Wanstead Climate Action is keen to spread the ‘green jobs for all’ message, locally and across the country. Tina Nieman Da Costa explains why it’s time to make the government listen



A mesh fence was erected on Wanstead Flats last month to protect the only breeding skylark population in inner London. Gill James of the Wren Wildlife Group reports on efforts to save these endangered songbirds

IMG_7359-copy©Terry Law

Deep Roots

Wanstead resident Jean Medcalf has published her first poetry book at the age of 89. To Everything There is a Season is a collection of lyrical, spiritual poems about nature. In the fifth of a series of articles, Jean introduces her poem entitled Flourish, which prompts her memories of a thriving Wanstead High Street in years past. Artwork by Terry Law