Redbridge clubs news: Art trail, exhibition and ‘heart to heart’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 July 2015

Artists on last year's art trail

Artists on last year's art trail


The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

Art Group Wanstead

Professional and amateur artists alike are being urged to get their entries in for this year’s art trail.

Art is due to go on display around High Street, Wanstead, between September 5 and September 20, in the group’s sixth art trail.

Trail founder Donna Mizzi said rules had been relaxed with regards to entrants having Wanstead links and said there was “some flexibility” due to this year’s theme – We Are The Environment.

Donna said: “We are interested in seeing work from artists across Redbridge that specifically ties in with this theme.

“Artists have so many different ways of bringing home this important environmental message – from the materials they use to the images they create.”

She added: “We don’t want to exclude an artist who can add to the message.”

Last year’s art trail involved more than 70 venues and about 150 artists took part.

Work included paintings, photography, mosaics, glass work, jewellery, sculptures, ceramics and textile art.

The deadline to enter artwork is the end of July.

For more information visit

Friends of Wanstead Parklands

The park group is calling on photography fans and nature lovers for their last chance to visit an exhibition.

The Images of Nature exhibition, which is being curated by the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, comes to a close on Sunday at The Temple in Wanstead Park, Warren Road, Wanstead.

The exhibitions features work from renowned photographers Christian Moss, Geoff Wilkinson, Kathy Hartnett, Richard Arnopp, Stuart Moore and Tricia Moxey, who have taken pictures of Wanstead Park’s flora and fauna.

The photographs make up part of this year’s Wanstead Park Festival.

A statement from the Friends read: “We are very grateful to the talented local photographers who have offered their work.”

Visit for more information.

Barkingside 21

The community group are due to host a “heart to heart” coffee morning with a charity’s mascot.

Guest speaker Artie Beat – also known as John Howard – from The British Heart Foundation is set to talk about all things heart health related.

The free event takes place in the Hainault Room at Fullwell Cross Library, High Street Barkingside, between 9.45am and 11.45am on Tuesday.

Free fairtrade tea and biscuits will be on offer too.

For further details call chairman John Sharrock on 020 8550 6629 or visit

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