Up to 75 venues to take part in fifth annual art trail starting on September 6

Artists gather outside Wanstead Library for the launch of last year's Art Trail

Artists gather outside Wanstead Library for the launch of last year's Art Trail

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A 17th century manor house, Baptist church and Tube station are among a host of new venues that have signed up for the Wanstead Art Trail. 

Now in its fifth year, the art trail, lasting for 16 days and starting on September 6, will include more than 150 residents and artists. 

Around 75 venues and locations will feature art work including Wanstead Tube station, Aldersbrook Baptist Church and Wanstead High Street's grade-II listed manor house gastro-pub. 

Shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants, churches and community centres will have areas transformed into mini-galleries, with many windows along the High Street displaying artwork.

Organiser Art Group Wanstead is encouraging Wanstead residents to take part in HomeFront, a project aimed at displaying children's work in gardens and front windows and themed around art and war. 

Prior to its launch, Art Trail leader Angela Daley said: "We want to make art accessible to everyone. 

"And more than that, we want people to have a go and enjoy being creative."

Highlights include workshops at the Tube station on launch day from noon until 3pm, a peace dove workshop during Sunday's famers market on September 7, an open day with demonstrations and clay workshops at Wanstead House Community Association on September 13, and a flamingo fair with life drawings on September 20 at Wanstead Library.

Visitors can add their own peace symbols and messages at the artists' stand on Christchurch Green set up for the Wanstead Festival on September 14.  

Admission is free to all events. 

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12:18pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Do you mean the listed 17th Century Manor House with the old van and cheap and nasty bench seating that has been ruined?
Do you mean the listed 17th Century Manor House with the old van and cheap and nasty bench seating that has been ruined? Villagecranberry
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1:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

MorrisHickey says...

What an abuse of apostrophes - by people unfit to be described as journalists.
What an abuse of apostrophes - by people unfit to be described as journalists. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 1

5:45pm Fri 29 Aug 14

MorrisHickey says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
What an abuse of apostrophes - by people unfit to be described as journalists.
Now corrected -with neither comment nor acknowledgement.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: What an abuse of apostrophes - by people unfit to be described as journalists.[/p][/quote]Now corrected -with neither comment nor acknowledgement. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris.

Well done on their behalf Morris.
I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris. Well done on their behalf Morris. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

6:28pm Fri 29 Aug 14

MorrisHickey says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris.

Well done on their behalf Morris.
Go forth and multiply.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris. Well done on their behalf Morris.[/p][/quote]Go forth and multiply. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

MorrisHickey wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris.

Well done on their behalf Morris.
Go forth and multiply.
Well done on their behalf Morris.
[quote][p][bold]MorrisHickey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I will say 'well done' on their behalf Morris. Well done on their behalf Morris.[/p][/quote]Go forth and multiply.[/p][/quote]Well done on their behalf Morris. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

9:22pm Fri 29 Aug 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Usual WFG p*ss poor research. The Manor House is 18th.century, not 17th. century. And, yes, it has been ruined by conversion to a god awful "bistro" pub. No doubt with a "celebrity" chef.
Usual WFG p*ss poor research. The Manor House is 18th.century, not 17th. century. And, yes, it has been ruined by conversion to a god awful "bistro" pub. No doubt with a "celebrity" chef. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 2

11:02am Sat 30 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Usual WFG p*ss poor research. The Manor House is 18th.century, not 17th. century. And, yes, it has been ruined by conversion to a god awful "bistro" pub. No doubt with a "celebrity" chef.
The councils these days are so ready to grant alcoholic licenses willy nilly, never learn from previous disasters and there is a well established wetherspoons less than fifty yards away from this place, a bar opposite and several more nearby. Do the council not think that people cannot get enough booze in the area?
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: Usual WFG p*ss poor research. The Manor House is 18th.century, not 17th. century. And, yes, it has been ruined by conversion to a god awful "bistro" pub. No doubt with a "celebrity" chef.[/p][/quote]The councils these days are so ready to grant alcoholic licenses willy nilly, never learn from previous disasters and there is a well established wetherspoons less than fifty yards away from this place, a bar opposite and several more nearby. Do the council not think that people cannot get enough booze in the area? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

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