Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Recorder

On sale September 3

Fifth annual Art Trail Wanstead set to wow residents

14:10 02 September 2014

Local artists outside new trail venue the Manor House gastro pub, on Wanstead High Street. [Picture: Arnie Göbel]

Local artists outside new trail venue the Manor House gastro pub, on Wanstead High Street. [Picture: Arnie Göbel]

Archant

A celebration of community art featuring work by 150 people returns to the borough this weekend.

The fifth annual Art Trail Wanstead will kick off on Saturday at a variety of venues, including shops, churches and community centres which have transformed into mini galleries.

The 16-day spectacle will not only include a range of visual attractions, but will also provide activities such as workshops and demonstrations.

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.”

New venues for the free trail include Wanstead underground station, Aldersbrook Baptist Church and the Manor House gastro pub on Wanstead high Street.

Artwork has been created not just by amateur and professional artists, but also by schoolchildren and older people.

Art tutor and 3D artist Anna Bisset was commissioned by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure to create mobile artwork.

Her Peace Dove, with a wingspan of about 1.5m, has been created from willow cane and will tour a range of venues - including Wanstead underground station on Saturday.

The borough’s residents can also get their own creative juices flowing.

Art Group Wanstead is encouraging people to take part in the project HomeFront, by displaying their own work in their front gardens or windows.

The optional theme is Make Art Not War.

The founder of the trail, Donna Mizzi, said: “We’ve been told the trail has quickly become one of the area’s defining attractions.

“So many local people say they look forward to it, which is fantastic.”

Highlights will include demonstrations and workshops at the Wanstead House Community Association, from 1-5pm next Saturday, and a fair and life drawing sessions at Wanstead Library’s Churchill Hall, from 11am to 4pm on September 20.

For more information on events, visit artgroupwanstead.com.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

26 minutes ago
Sameena Imam, 34. Photo credit: West Midlands Police

A “bizarre” combination of poisonous metallic elements was discovered in the body of a shop worker found buried on an allotment, a toxicologist has told a murder trial.

15:09
16-year-old Alfie Perrin died after falling from scaffolding in Camden Road, Wanstead

A loft conversion company is due to be sentenced over the death of 16-year-old Alfie Perrin who fell from scaffolding at a house in Wanstead.

58 minutes ago
The leaving party for Goodmayes police officer Sgt Seamus Hansford, held at Goodmayes Community Centre and attended by the mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Barbara White, police officers, residents and members of GRASS (Goodmayes Residents' Association). Picture: Keith Stanbury

A popular police officer moving on to pastures new has been given a fitting send-off by the community.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal hass written a letter to Jeremy Hunt asking him to review the closure of King George Hospital's A&E department.

The leader of Redbridge Council has written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, requesting a discussion about the planned closure of King George’s A&E.

Most read news

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder