31 Jul - 2 Aug 2014: The Hunters Grimm

Teatro Vivo
in association with
The Watermill Theatre in Newbury,
and The Albany in Deptford.
Valentines Mansion Gardens
31st July - 2nd August
A new promenade performance for all the family

The Brothers Grimm are looking for a story – a particular story that will save one of their lives. And in Redbridge this summer they will need the help of every resident to capture the stories in Valentines Mansion Gardens before they escape out onto the streets.

Audiences will experience interactive stories as they travel in groups around the park, finding magic hiding behind every bush and water sprinkler.

They will meet an anarchic frog, comfort a desperate prince, dance with the musicians of Bremen and talk to a very unusual sausage..

Internationally acclaimed site-specific theatre company Teatro Vivo bring their exciting and exuberant work to Redbridge for the first time, and will be presenting the world premiere of their new piece to young and old alike.

There will also be a local community chorus involved in the show, and you are invited to get involved with the production in this way too (see http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/get-involved/ for more information).

Teatro Vivo transforms much loved stories into theatrical adventures; collaborating with communities and audiences to turn everyday environments into magical worlds.

The Hunters Grimm
An interactive family adventure about love, death, poverty, longing, and sausages.
Directed by Sophie Austin
Produced by Teatro Vivo
Design by Rachel Good
Cast: Kas Darley, Natasha Magigi, Sarah Finigan, Mark Stevenson, Michael Wagg

Photo opportunity
Teatro Vivo will be rehearsing on in the park 28, 29 and 30 July and are able to welcome any photographers during this period.. Contact:
Mark Stevenson, 07970 798 308, mark@teatrovivo.co.uk

31st July 11am & 2pm
1st August 11am & 2pm
2nd August 3pm and 6pm
Tickets: £10 children - £5 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) - £25
from: www.teatrovivo.co.uk

26-27 Jul 2014; Archikids Festival

Open-City launches the activity programme 
Archikids Festival 2014 
- Opening iconic City buildings (The Gherkin!) 
for scooter trails, kite clubs and lego landmarks.

Archikids Festival is London’s family festival of architecture full of fun and free activities that aim to inspire the next generation of Londoners about the great buildings of their city.
  • Date: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2014
  • Where: Activities are centred around four ‘Festival Hubs’ across the City of London’s Square Mile (Hubs: Broadgate, One New Change, Leadenhall Market and St Mary Axe!)
  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Free to attend
  • Who for: Children aged 5-11 and their families
  • For further details visit: www.archikids.org.uk/festival
  • Follow us: @opencityorg #archikidsfestival
What’s on?
  • Bugs and Butterflies Building Bonanza: Where do all the birds live now? Help build tree-houses and leafy lairs
  • The Kite Club: Design your own aerodynamic 'birds eye' building! Enjoying the wind tunnels our skyscrapers create
  • Postcards from London: Snap your favorite view and turn it into a real postcard to send home!
  • Design your Geodesic Dome: Located in the Gherkins top-floor viewing platform - Book you place quick!
  • On your Scooter!: Don't miss your chance to design, build and test the Broadgate Skatepark!
As Open-City’s first architecture festival created for children and their families, Archikids has proven an outstanding success with a ready and eager audience. This year the festival aims to attract and inspire even more young Londoners to become detectives of architecture – Architectives! The weekend festival enables young people to explore exciting architecture in iconic buildings across the City of London’s Square Mile though a range of innovative and creative programmed activities, workshops and tours.

For full programme listing and activity details visit our website: www.opencity.org.uk/archikids

22 Jul 2014: Coffee Morning - The New redbridge opposition with Paul Canal

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Barkingside 21
Coffee Morning

And a talk on
The New Redbridge Opposition
With our Guest Speaker
Paul Canal, Leader,
Redbridge Conservative Group

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

These events are free and are open to anyone and everyone. We do tea and biscuits too and it’s all Fairtrade

For further details contact,
John Sharrock, (Chair) 13 Fremantle Road, 020 8550 6629, or
Alan Howe, (Secretary) 85 Chalgrove Crescent, 0757 039 0339
Or e-mail Barkingside21@btinternet.com
Website: www.barkingside21.blogspot.com

20 Jul 2014: Open Day at Dagenham Farm

Farmer Event: Dagenham Farm
Sunday 20th July 2014 -11am – 4pm
Central Park Nursery, Rainham Road North, 
Dagenham, RM10 7EJ

Here's your chance to visit one of the local farms that supplies the produce in the Organic Ilford veg bags!

"It’s been two years since the Dagenham Farm got going – two years of clearing concrete, skinning polytunnels, building raised beds, planting, watering, harvesting (5 tonnes of produce in the first 18 months!), training apprentices, welcoming volunteers and introducing school and community groups to urban organic growing.

To celebrate, we're having an Open Day at the farm on Sunday 20th July from 11am till 4pm. There will be lots to see and buy – we're hoping the first tomatoes will be ready to try, as well as beans, salad and more.

Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic and come along to see all the amazing work that has been going on at the farm – and spot the produce that will end up in your fruit and veg bags in the coming months!"

via Organic Ilford

20 Jul 2014: Introduction to Simple Herbal Remedies for First Aid

An Introduction to making simple herbal remedies for First Aid

Sunday 20 July 2014 10.00am - 4.00pm

What can I use herbs for?
How effective are they?
What equipment do I need?

Location: Forest Farm Peace Garden

Come and learn about simple and safe ways you can look after yourself and your family using home remedies that have been used for hundreds of years. In the morning we will discuss what you can safely treat and I will walk you around the herb beds. After lunch we will harvest some herbs and make some simple home herbal preparations from fresh and dried herbs.

Please note: I cannot give individual health advice at workshops. Before suggesting any treatment for an individual, I have to take a full medical history and do examinations as part of a full consultation.

19 Jul 2014: London Squares Walk

Date: Saturday 19 July 11am
Venue: Bond Street Tube Station, London, W1C 2JS

Classy but laid back, tranquil but bustling; each of London’s squares and public spaces has a rich story to tell that echoes the incredible diversity of the history of this great city.

This weekend we invite you to join us on a walk of discovery through the byways of West-end London, exploring a number of famous public spaces and learning about the great estates and hidden histories of these great places.

During the casual two hour walk we shall be passing through the graceful and tranquil streets of Mayfair, Soho, St Giles and Bloomsbury, avoiding the bustle of the main roads. You will find out how these areas came to be, and how some places were rigorously planned and how others grew piecemeal. You’ll be amazed with what you find! We’ll be departing from Bond Street Tube Station.

Places on this walk are limited, so please register if you would like to come along or bring anyone with you, please contact events@sustrans.org.uk. Your place and further details will be confirmed via email.

This is a Sustrans organised event.

19 Jul 2014: Fun Day at Elmhurst Gardens

The Friends of Elmhurst Gardens are holding a Summer Fun Day in the Gardens on Saturday 19 July 2014, from 11am - 3pm. Attractions will include a bouncy castle, facepainting, nail painting, a fire engine, the Parks Police and a competition to find the dog with the waggiest tail. Also there will be refreshments. Come along to support the Friends and help to keep the Gardens a pleasant and safe asset for our community!

More info on Redbridge-i.

14 Jul 2014: The Voluntary Sector – Threats & Opportunities (RECC AGM)

7.00pm for 7.30pm start.
Speaking about
What are the prospects for the voluntary and community organisations in the current political and economic climate? A vital question for the RECC and the organisations we work with. Come along and hear what Ross has to say and discuss how our sector can move forward.
Look forward to seeing you.

13 Jul 2014: Give & Take at the Prince of Wales

Take something home for free

They say nothing in life is free ... but this really is. The community Swap Shop is a great chance to grab some free goods, all you have to do is bring along things you don't want or need any more. Could your trash be someone else's treasure? Give your unwanted stuff a new home and a new lease on life. Take home something else you'd like 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…

Why? The Give and Take event is going to be run by the Redbridge Recycling Team as part of the International Day organised by Eden Christian Centre.

When? Sunday 13th July 2014, 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Where? Prince of Wales pub, 63 Green Lane, Ilford IG1 1XJ (the event will be taking place in the car park)

What? Please bring along, in safe working order:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Clean clothes
  • Toys and Games

Unfortunately they are unable to accept bulky items, electrical items or infant car seats.
Visit Redbridge Recycling Team's stall for information on how to reduce your waste. For further information please call 020 8708 5074 or email Habiba.Ahmed@redbridge.gov.uk.

Note: The Prince of Wales does a very good pint of Young's Bitter

13 Jul 2014: Sunday Music Fest at Valentines

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Best of the Music Fest

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club
A second season of FREE and diverse live music once a month on Sundays in
The Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA

Sunday 13 July 2014 from 11am to 3.30pm with

v Gabby Niman – show songs/power ballads & keyboard
v Micky Brown & Richie Barrett – guitar/violin folk songs
v The Path Ahead – young folk/alternative rock band
v Lizzie B – originals & cover songs with acoustic guitar
v darklights – ballads/jazz/blues/gospel songs with piano
v Little Rock – Americana rock band with blues & country

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 10 August, 14 September, 12 October

Supported by Vision RCL, Community First & LB Redbridge

All welcome – bring your picnic blanket!
Information: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com
Phone 07917 050490

www.rmluk.org www.rgf.org.uk

12 Jul 2014: Guide Dog Annual Fun Day

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Annual Fun Day
Redbridge House
7 Manor Road, Woodford Bridge, IG8 8ER
Saturday 12th July 2014
11:00 am – 5pm
(Licensable activities: sale by retail of alcohol)

11 Jul 2014: Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice: Free Screening and Discussion
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A chillingly beautiful depiction of the harsh yet fragile world of Arctic icescapes in the throes of rapid climate change, as seen through the enquiring eye of photographer/film maker James Balog. Mr. Balog makes the journey from climate change sceptic to climate aware, not through the persuasions of any scientific argument, but via his own observations on site in the Arctic. This man could have been you or me: it is the film’s emphasis on the totally personal aspect of Balog’s discovery, together with his subsequent change of viewpoint which sets this award-winning documentary apart.

Doors open at 6.30 for refreshments. The film will start at 7pm, followed by a discussion.

This screening is one of the Leytonstone Festival events and is supported by the Leytonstone Festival Association.

Leytonstone Library
6 Church Lane
London, London E11 1HG

Bookings via EventBrite

11 Jul 2014: Sarah Bailey at the RAFA

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R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 11 July 7.30pm

The Traveling Tilburys are a unique tribute to the Traveling Wilburys and the songs spanning the Atlantic by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. Enjoy this memorable mix of song-writing talent!

Sarah Bailey Singer/guitarist from The Dilemma
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
E-mail rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Website: www.rgf.org.uk

10 Jul 2014: Barkingside Post Office Consultation

Thursday 10th July 2014
Aldborough Room
Fullwell Cross Library

[We understand that Post Office staff will be on hand to answer questions]

5 Jul 2014: Fairlop Fair

Saturday 5 July 2014 - 11am-6pm

Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of Fairlop Waters Country Park, 
situated in Redbridge, Essex, 
Fairlop Fair returns for its 3rd year in the modern era.
But some things never change. 
Bacon, Beans, Beer and Bubbles ....

More details here

2 Jul 2014: FX Library Coffee Morning

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Fullwell Cross Library Coffee Mornings

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Find out what is happening at Redbridge Libraries
Wednesdays 7 May, 4 June, 2 July
11am – 12 noon

For more information call 020 8708 9281