World Music Day: 17 Jun 2012

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World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Sunday 17th June, 12-4pm

Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault
Free Entry, no booking required

To celebrate Refugee Week, Forest Farm Peace Garden is hosting a World Music Day celebration of the diversity in the North East London community. Featuring music and dance from around the world, organic seedlings and produce for sale, and delicious global food, this will be a fun and family-friendly event not to be missed!

The event is being held in partnership with the Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London and the North East London NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information:, 07913 089 979 / 07587 244 459,

Hainault Forest Open Day: 10 Jun 2012

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Don Pietro: 19 Jun 2012

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Live Music: 15 Jun 2012

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Hainault Diamond Jubliee Party: 3 Jun 2012

Hainault Community Projects (HCP) is organising a Diamond Jubilee Street Party starting at 12.30 Sunday 3rd June on Staggart Green (just opposite Manford Way Shops)

We have:-

  • The amazing Mrs Bubbles who will be entertaining children all afternoon
  • Face painting
  • Kings and Queen themed fancy dress competition for the U11s with prizes
  • Performances from the Sanctuary Gospel Choir and young people from Charma’s Stage School Bouncy Slide
  • Tug of War organised by local Scouts
  • Stalls from local organisations and Charities
Bring a picnic and share with your friends and neighbours

Mark A. Santos

Green Fair: 4 Jun 2012

Redbridge Green Fair –

A Community Festival With A Green Theme –

Monday, June 4, 2012, 11.30am -7pm – Melbourne Field, Valentines Park, Redbridge

Celebrate the planet, celebrate diversity and celebrate each other at East London’s largest green festival, happening this Bank Holiday Monday at Melbourne Fields, Valentines Park, Redbridge.

Dance to live music playing on two stages (our line up of local performers includes Fuze who supported Mcfly in the Battle of the Bands), be captivated by planet-friendly films screening in our solar-powered cinema, buy fresh vegetarian food from around the world and ethical arts and crafts items from our 100+ stalls, participate in community art activities, including creating a massive planet earth on the grass with natural materials. Make friends with neighbours that you never knew you had.

If you need some Bank Holiday exercise, bring along your trainers and join the world’s oldest marathon runner, 101 year-old Fauja Singh, for a lap of the field.

Take part in an eco-fashion show as a designer or a catwalk model, walk around our eco house and learn how to green up your home, stretch out with community yoga and get Dr Bike to fix your punctures and minor bike problems for free.

At 3pm, we have a special event - a live recitation of the UN Declaration of Human Rights organised in partnership with Act of Memory. If you want to read out an act, sign up through our website.

Find new treasures at our Give and Take stall (and give away items in good condition that you no longer need), speak to our experts about composting and recycling, gain grow-your-own vegetable skills on our “Riverford” vegetable production line and enjoy Professor Kayoss’ wild one-man environmental show.

Join the head of the London Permaculture network for an introduction to permaculture workshop and if you’re under 5, enjoy our messy play area, be entertained by storytellers, and let your mum and dad learn about environmentally-friendly nappies.

We have two themes: the environment and the community. For us the word ‘green’ includes the planet and the people. It’s the involvement of local residents and groups, with their wide interests and concerns, that makes this event such a success. It is a large and significant community event organised solely by volunteers with all the advantages that grassroots organisations bring: a great atmosphere and a feeling of community spirit, ordinary residents showing their skills and passions, the public interacting and getting involved.”

Fourteen-thousand people came to our last Green Fair in 2009. If you were part of the fun – welcome back! And if not, we extend a very warm welcome to you. Come learn, celebrate and connect with us on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4, 2012. One very special day. See for more details.

Free shuttle bus from Gants Hill and Ilford stations.

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Fun in the Park: 9 Jun 2012

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Jubilee Weekend: 2-5 Jun 2012

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From the Metropolitan Police.

Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend 2-5th June 2012

The following is a synopsis of events planned over the weekend. The events are planned by external groups and full policing operations are in place for each day.

Main information on events can be found at the Department for Culture Media and Sport at:

Road and travel information at:

Met Police:


Saturday 2nd June 2012
- Football friendly England v Belgium at Wembley
- Beating the Retreat Horseguards

Normal policing plans are in place for these events

Sunday 3rd June 2012
- River Thames Pageant, Chelsea to Tower Bridge

There will be a large scale security operation in place from 7am with the closures and searches of the bridges. Large areas of Central London from Chelsea through to Tower Bridge will be affected during the day.
Bridges will have various closures in place and many will have viewing areas where the flotilla can be viewed by invited guests only:
1. Invited guests only:
Albert, Lambeth, Westminster, Jubilee (Hungerford), Blackfriars, Millennium and Tower.
2. Bridges where pedestrians can cross but stopping to view the pageant is banned:
Battersea and Chelsea.
3. Bridges where traffic can cross (except 3pm to 5.50pm) during the pageant:
Vauxhall, Waterloo, Southwark and London.

It is expected that Central London will be busy with 1000 boats on the river and the opportunity to see this once in a lifetime event. A number of premises overlooking the river have already identified that they are holding events. They will need to consider access routes to their buildings.
Businesses will need to consider their logistical support and areas such as staff travel.

Monday 4th June 2012
- Concert in the Mall

The main area for the concert is at the Queen Victoria Memorial at the front of Buckingham Palace which is a ticket only event. The area will extend back down the Mall towards St James Palace.

The remainder of the Mall will be public space with large screen showing the concert. Overflow areas have been developed in St James Park and Hyde Park so the Central London area will be very busy with a number of roads closed.

The concert starts late afternoon and finishes later in the evening with the lighting of the Ceremonial Beacon. Crowds from the Mall and parks are expected to be heavy and there may have to be adhoc road closures put in place to facilitate movement of people safely.

Again it is advisable that businesses check the website for information on travel and live updates. The TfL website does give detail on trains running and advice.

Tuesday 5th June 2012
- Procession from Buckingham Palace to St Pauls and back via the Palace of Westminster

The main ceremonial event for the weekend is a procession by Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace to a service at St Pauls Cathedral late morning.

There will be major road closures between The Mall and St Pauls Cathedral along the route of he Strand, and in areas around St Pauls, Mansion House and Guildhall. The route then heads back along the Strand and down to the Palace of Westminster in the afternoon.

There will then be a ceremonial route back from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace with the associated balcony event and a flypast late afternoon.

Again it is anticipated there will be large crowds in London, major road closures mean changes to bus routes and crowd dispersal at the end of the event will have to be managed.

Key messages for the police

· At the heart of all our operational planning is the fact that this is a weekend of celebrations - and we know thousands of people will want to come and play a part in it;

· Given that these are events involving the Royal Family, Government and heads of states there will be the right security measures in place

· However, all our officers have will be briefed to be unobtrusive - yet alert and swift to respond if something were to happen;

· Finally, we have vast experience of delivering ceremonial and large scale events and will use this to guide our policing of this event. We are looking forward to this event, and are incredibly proud to play our part in this celebration for HM the Queen.

· Ensure you are signed up to Neighbourhood Link to receive messages and updates

· Sign up to follow us on Twitter at @MetPoliceEvents OR @metpoliceuk

Key advice

· Travel - plan your journeys carefully. Ensure you know train services and times of trains for your journey home. This will be important for the concert event on the 4th June.

· Large crowds are expected so allow time for your journeys for each of the days.

Contact can be made via the following email address for further information or queries:

Fairlop Waters Fun Day: 3 Jun 2012

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Redbridge Carnival: 4-5 Jun 2012

Redbridge Carnival returns this year on the 4th and 5th June corresponding with the Queens Diamond Jubilee, during what is a landmark year with the Olympics just around the corner.

This years event will not be in Valentines but in Ilford Town Centre for which we have already attained a temporary event notice. We have planned to have face-painting, clay and art workshops and bouncy castles in the town centre during the celebrations surrounding our queens 60th Year in power.

During HRH Queen Elizabeth II's reign Britain has gone through a cultural enrichment, due to the more diverse mix of people living here.  No more evident than here in Redbridge! It is time to celebrate our ecclectic culture and fashions in style, in a manner only we know how!  So make sure you come out and join us for the party of a lifetime.

In particular this year we are seeking Schools participation as we have changed the date to fit in with the school calendar. If you attend a local school as a pupil or staff please do get your educational establishment involved

The event is set to be bigger then any previous years and we invite groups who are interesting to participate in:
  • Our procession
  • Holding a Food, Other Commercial or charity stall
  • Participate on stage as a performer in dance, drama singing or other entertainment types!
If you would like to get involved with Carnival or would like to join our committee please come to our planning meetings held at 57 Green Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 1XG from 19:30 on Thursdays.

Our procession this year will start with a foot procession leaving from the town Centre at 12:00 Monday 4th June 2012, this will travel along the High Road into the former Seven Kings Swimming Baths.  From here a mixed vehicle and foot procession will travel back up the High Road, Along Winston Way, down Riches Road back onto the High Road, where it will travel the length of Clements Road and re-enter the High road from TSB Bank.

Wilson Chowdhry