Christmas at Holy Trinity: from 22 Dec 2013

Come and join the celebrations

Saturday 14th December: 10.30 am Carols – Outside MacDonald’s, Barkingside High Street

Sunday 22nd December: 11.15 am: Children’s nativity songs in church at the Family service

Christmas Eve: 3 pm Christingle Service
11.30 pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: 10.30 am Holy Communion

Christmas in Ilford: from 21 Dec 2013

Statements by the owners of the penguins and reindeer can be found here:

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Saturday 14 December
Penguin Encounter (1pm – 5pm) on High Road outside Waterstone, complete with guaranteed snowfall every hour between 11am and 6pm. Come and meet these cute, comical birds in a purpose built enclosure, complete with their own paddling pool! Watch their fascinating ‘penguin parade’ and feeding time! Take a wander round the authentic Christmas market from 10am to 6pm, which includes a selection of Christmas crafts.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December
Come and meet Santa’s reindeer between midday and 5pm on the High Road outside Waterstones, with guaranteed snowfall on the hourbetween 11am and 6pm. There’ll also be a Christmas market taking place from 10am to 6pm including Christmas crafts.

There’ll also be a free present wrapping service on offer in the Exchange Shopping Centre from Saturday 21 December to Tuesday 24 December between 1pm and 6pm! Proof of purchase in Ilford town centre required.

Statements by the owners of the penguins and reindeer can be found here:

Winter Solstice at Forest Farm Peace Garden: 20 Dec 2013

Winter Solstice celebration
Friday 20th December, 4pm - 7pm

Join Forest Farm staff, volunteers and trustees for a campfire and food to mark the longest night of the year, and to celebrate another marvelous year of food growing.

We'll stay warm by the fire, and make some tasty food to share as well. We'd love to see you there!
For more info get in touch with or 07913089979

Each year Forest Farm Peace Garden closes for a few weeks around midwinter. This year we will be closed from 7th December - 7th January.

Make it your New Year's resolution to volunteer at Forest Farm Peace Garden in 2014!

Chanukah/ Prophet's Birthday/ Christmas Concert and Party: 19 Dec 2013

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Chanukah / Prophet’s birthday/ Christmas Concert and Party
When: Thurs. 19th December at 8pm
Where: Valentine’s Mansion, Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA.
Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings start at 8 pm
All welcome No Charge
For more information call 0207 482 9549, or
Further details of monthly meetings can be found at

Redbridge Transport Action Group: 18 Dec 2013

Redbridge Transport Action Group

Wednesday 18th December, 2 – 4pm
RedbridgeCVS; 3rd Floor Forest House, 16-20 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BA

Join Transport for All to review the latest transport access news, discuss plans for next year and celebrate our achievements.

On the agenda: the lift situation at Chadwell Heath; access on Greater Anglia trains and plans for Seven Kings station. We’ll also view some short films including footage of the Crossrail action this summer.

Mince pies will be provided!

Please phone Transport for All on 020 7737 2339 if you’d like to attend. Refreshments will be included. This is an accessible venue, but please get in touch if you have particular needs, for example a palantypist or signer.

The venue is served by buses 25, 86, 123, 128, 145, 147, 150, 167, 169, 179, 296, 364, 366, 369, 396, 462 and W19. It is a two minute walk from Ilford station, where there is a chairlift available for those who can’t manage steps easily. If you’d like any assistance from the station (for example a ramp), contact Greater Anglia’s Assisted Travel number on 0800 028 2878. All train companies are by law required to provide a service from your station, and if a station is not accessible and they have 24 hours’ notice they are obliged to pay for a taxi so you can complete your journey.

Lianna Etkind
Campaigns and Outreach Co-ordinator
Tel: 0207 737 2339

Seven stations on this new rail line have been planned without stepfree access.

Act now for an accessible Crossrail – write to your MP

Mayor's Appeal: Christmas Concert: 14 Dec 2013

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Little Rock at Cricklefields: 13 Dec 2013

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 13 December 8 – 11.30pm

Jamie Williams and the Roots collective
Jamie and the band blend the raw power of delta blues; ballads full of passion & longing; songs protesting against injustices of life; and up tempo rockers guaranteed to get even the most jaded toes tapping!

Little Rock ‘unplugged’
American-flavoured country rock from Little Rock front-man Del Browne

Annie Maguire
Young and upcoming singer and songwriter with a very original style
Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Women Neighbours in Faith: 11 Dec 2013

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National Compacts Award Winners for Advancing Equalities 2012
c/o Redbridge Town Hall, 128 - 142 High Road, Room 76 Third floor, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD
Tel: 020 8708 2478
Interfaith women workshops are held to enable women of all ages and from different faith
backgrounds to meet together and discuss topics that really matter to them. The programme for
this workshop will include a short presentation on Judaism, followed by a group discussion on
“Love your Neighbour as yourself “- part 2: Group action.
We have discussed many topics over a 2 year period – and forged new friendships and
understanding. Please come and join in the discussion and help plan our future events. What
topics would you like us to discuss? What sorts of events should we plan? Together we can make
it happen! If travelling from Ilford: 179 bus ( it goes along Woodford Avenue from Gants Hill turns left at Charlie
Browns Roundabout); a light at stop for George Lane; continue up Hermon Hill (continuation of Chigwell Road) to Victory Road You have arrived). By car ~ on Hermon Hill look for Victory Road ~ on the right if travelling from
Cream teas and fruit will be provided
For more information, and to book your free space please contact Saira Yakub on 020 8708
2478/2445 or email
Supported by
RFF warmly invite you to join us at our
Women’s Interfaith Workshop:

“Love your Neighbour as yourself”
Part 2
Date: Wednesday 11th December 2013 Time: 2.00pm—4.00pm
Venue: Sukkat Shalom Synagogue, Victory Road, Wanstead, Ilford E11 1UL
Cost: £3 Voluntary contribution as agreed at the first workshop

Give & Take Day at the Orchard Estate: 7 Dec 2013

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Give & Take Day
London Borough of Redbridge
Community Swap Shop – take something home for free!
At the Give or Take Day event you can:
Get rid of or swap things you don’t need any more
Pick up things you do need… ALL FOR FREE!

Venue Orchard Estate, 152 Broadmead Rd,
Woodford Green IG8 0AG
Date Saturday 7 December 2013
Time 12 noon to 4pm

Bring along in safe and working order:
CDs, DVDs, books, sports gear, bric-a-brac, clean
clothes, kitchenware, homeware, toys and games
Sorry, we can’t accept any electrical
items or child car seats.

Save hundreds of ££££’s
Come along for workshops on how to:
Reduce your food waste
Recycle more in your area
Other activities:
Cookery demonstrations
Savvy Storage tips
Handy hints for lovely leftovers…
and much more!

For more information
Call 020 8708 5074 / 079 8073 2337 Email

Live Music at RAFA & Cricklelfields: 6 & 13 Dec 2013

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Friday 6 December 7.30 – 11pm
R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Robin Grey & Friends

Creative singer-songwriter with musician friends
+ Graham Larkbey
Friday 13 December 8 – 11.30pm
Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium 486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE
(10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)

Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective
+ support
Admission to each event only £4. (Under 18’s £2)

More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Meeting on King George Hospital: 6 Dec 2013

There will be an update meeting on the situation at King George Hospital, including Accident & Emergency and Maternity, on Friday 6th December 2013 at Redbridge College, Little Heath off Barley Lane, RM6 4XT at 7pm. This is being organised by the Save King George Hospital group. On the panel will be Lee Scott MP Ilford North, Mike Gapes MP Ilford South and Averil Dongworth Chief Executive Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust. In the chair for the evening will be Lizzie Dearden, a reporter with the Ilford Recorder.

Everyone will be welcome especially if they have some questions to ask.

There is free parking at Redbridge College for cars and bicycles. There are also numerous bus routes that pass by plus footpaths on either side of the roadways in that vicinity and which have been provided at great expense to the taxpayer for people to actually walk on.

Bus routes: 66, 173, 296, 362, 387, 396 click for details.

RML Charity Launch and AGM: 2 Dec 2013

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The Redbridge Music Lounge
An invitation to our
official charity launch and AGM
‘Make Music , Enjoy Life’
Monday 2nd December 2013
@ Valentines Mansion Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA
You are welcome to attend this celebration of our activities and events and meet other guests , musicians and supporters from all sections of the community.
We will be giving a special demonstration of our website :-
Buffet - Drinks
r.s.v.p. email mob. 07929 071155
Reg. Co. No. 8158390 Reg.Charity No. 1151132