The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Category: Events


The Falcon’s Flight

Dear Friends of Wanstead Parklands, This August we’re producing a brand new play in your area all funding be The Arts Council England! The Falcon’s Flight play is an outdoor immersive experience and tells the story of of Gytha, an…

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Cow Minders Wanted!

Message form Gill James Volunteer Induction Meeting August 4th 11am – Meet at the Temple You will be delighted to hear that three longhorn English cows will be returning to Wanstead Park for the conservation grazing project this summer. They…

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Curtains up on a summer of theatre

Ahead of the nearly sold-out first night of Wanstead Park’s open-air theatre season this weekend, another new production has been added to the summer-long programme. The season kicks off on Sunday July 4, with touring troupe Illyria offering their take…

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June update from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands

We have all been preoccupied in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic. However, there has been plenty going on both in Wanstead Park and the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Here’s a brief update on some important developments – as well…

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Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park

Last weekend (20-22 April 2019) saw a bumper number of visitors to Wanstead Park. By happy coincidence three things came together: the late Easter holiday, the best weather of the year so far – and the peak of the park’s…

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John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM

I am signing off after 4 years as the Chair of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. I think it is important that organisation remain fresh and have new blood and impetus so I will be passing on the Chair role…

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AGM report

The Friends AGM took place during the evening of 11th March at Wanstead Golf Club. Although attendance was low, probably due to the Covid-19 situation, those who braved the chill weather were treated to an evening of interesting presentations.

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Charity quiz boost to Friends

Yesterday’s charity quiz (16 March 2019 at Aldersbrook Bowls Club attracted 110 people with a good time being had by all.

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The Temple: SPRING AND SUMMER opening times

The Temple will be open from 12noon to 5pm on the following days: Saturday 20 April Sunday 21 April Monday 22 April Saturday 18 May Sunday 19 May Saturday 15 June Sunday 16 June Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July…

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Chairman’s Report for 2019: Fire, Floods, Festival and Future

This last year has been more dominated by external events than work within the Park (though that has been continuing, with improvements to the Long Walk and Perch Pond).

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