Saturday 9 September
ART TRAIL LAUNCH DAY + WANSTEAD HOUSE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OPEN DAY
10.30am-1.30pm

21 The Green   E11

 

Wanstead House

Art by students and members on display. Join an art or flower-arranging workshop; listen to Upbeat Choir; play chess – and challenge chess club members. Find out about the various clubs' groups, classes and activities. 

wansteadhouse.co.uk

Sunday 17 September
THE ART TRAIL ZONE AT THE WANSTEAD FESTIVAL
Christchurch Green,
off the High Street

Enter the Art Trail area through Michael Nash's inspirational installation, next to the Evergreen Field. Then get creative by joining the workshops, including Lego building and the Pinwheel Wizards. See fabulous artwork, crafts and design work for sale on the stalls and fences

LOGO ART IS BACK!

Peer carefully in to the windows of high street shops during this year's trail. London Adult Fans of Lego are planning street-scale artwork to show the enormous scope and versatility of the world's best selling toy.Last year their detailed model of Selfridges was a big draw. This year some of their work may be less obvious. … at first. Is that bunch of flowers real? Are those shoes really the new high-fashion item?

Saturday 9 September
MAKERS' MARKET

Christ Church Hall,
Wanstead  Place

Artists, crafts people and designer makers with a super-impressive range of stalls. 
www.wansteadmakersmarket.com 

Wednesday 13 September EVENING RECEPTION
Darrell James Travel,
46 High Street

Drop by and see the art on display at these premises. And perhaps also be inspired by images of holiday destinations. Open to the public. 6pm onwards.

THYME TO CLEAR THE AIR

There's a growing connection between Wanstead's two high street Tube stations and this year's Art Trail theme: Nature – A Breath of Fresh Air. Local residents know that one of the attractions of living in this area is that in the warmer months they emerge from stuffy Underground journeys into fresh, fragrant air. Wanstead's greens and forest land are treasured and are essential for filtering London's pollution – literally helping us to breathe.. 

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One woman has gradually recruited a team of community gardeners to add to the green effect, beautifying patches including beds by Wanstead and Snaresbrook Tube stations. Marian Temple, pictured, who also transformed the much-admired Corner House garden on the high street, is now planning another subtle move to help local people keep in touch with nature. She and her helpers are starting small herb tanks outside the side of Wanstead Station, with the hope that commuters will enjoy the variety of fragrances and occasionally use sprigs of herbs with their evening drinks or meals. In a special collaboration with the community gardeners, Art Group Wanstead botanical artist and teacher Katherine Poluck, aided by artist Karen Humpage, has been planning a mural guide to go with the herb planting. It's set to be an enduring green feature of this year's art trail. More artwork and photography from Woodford and Wanstead Photography Society will be shown inside the station during the Trail.
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