Category: News

  • The Falcon’s Flight

    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 Anglo-Saxon princess whose life is dramatically changed upon her father (King Harold)’s death in the…

  • Cow Minders Wanted!

    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 will arrive in late August and stay for about a month or until they’ve eaten…

  • Curtains up on a summer of theatre

    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 on Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic comedies. At time of…

  • City report points to expanded park cycling

    City report points to expanded park cycling

    Excerpt from The Epping Forest Consultative Committee Cycling Report proposed at their meeting of June 16th 2021 Summary This report provides Some from the public consultation exercise for cycling in Wanstead Park recommended as an action in the Cycling Strategy which was agreed at your committees on 8 March. The 1,004 responses from public consultation…

  • Minutes of AGM: 10 June 2021

    Minutes of AGM: 10 June 2021

    Here are the minutes of the AGM held as a Zoom meeting on Thursday 10th June.

  • Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

    Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

    The Wren Group will be holding its first outdoor event soon! Saturday June 26th: Wanstead Park Bio Blitz We will be running a stall from 10am- 2pm near the Tea Hut in the Park to direct people to events, sell things, plant seeds with children and much more. This will be the start point for…

  • Temple: Summer Openings 2021

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  • Cycling: City Consultation Launch and the Friends’ view

    Cycling: City Consultation Launch and the Friends’ view

    On the 16th April the City of London launched a Consultation process which will determine the level of future Cycling allowed in Wanstead Park, so this is a significant issue for all Park users.

  • 40% discount on a new book on Wanstead Park

    40% discount on a new book on Wanstead Park

    40% discount available for pre-order Many Friends of Wanstead Parklands will be aware by now that, for the past three and a half years, Dr Hannah Armstrong has been writing what will surely become the definitive book on the history of Wanstead House. Due to be published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of Historic…

  • The skylarks are singing

    The skylarks are singing

    Fencing was installed by the City of London around the skylark nesting area on Wanstead Flats last week. The skylarks nest in the long grass and are vulnerable to disturbance. Despite hail, rain and high winds, Wren Group volunteers turned out on patrol to answer any queries from the public. Happily, the response has been…