The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Category: Events


River Roding Engagement Day

Next week is London Rivers Week. As part of this Thames21 will be running an engagement day at Wanstead Park on 27th October 12-5pm Thames 21 will talk to members of the public about the River Roding and the project…

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Fungi Walk – a few places left

The Wren Group’s are offering a free Fungi Walk on October 31st @ 10. 30am The meeting point is: Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road E11 Leytonstone station is nearby or free parking in nearby roads. This walk will be led…

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Quiz Night 2021

Mark your diary for this year’s Friends of Wanstead Parklands Quiz. It will be held in the Cricket Club on Friday 19th November from 7:30 p.m. for 8:00 p.m. start. Book your place or a table of eight with Gill…

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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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Temple: Summer Openings 2021

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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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