28 Sep 2014: Introduction to Wild Food and Foraging

An Introduction to wild food & foraging

Sunday 28th September, 11am - 4pm

Meet: Forest Farm Peace Garden

If you have ever:

wondered how to get more out of a walk in the woods?
wondered if something you've found is safe to eat?
wanted to get an exciting & healthy diet for free?
wanted to connect with nature in a very personal & creative way?

This is the course for you!

A 1 day course run by Aaron 'Hedgerow' Edgeley, an ethnobotanist with over 25 years experience of wild food & foraging, you will learn how to:

forage safely and legally in the UK
look at landscape & ecology from a forager's perspective
identify wild edibles
process wild edibles

Upon successful completion you will get a certificate accredited by Global Learning Gateway

Fee: £8

We will be foraging for lunch but bring some food to share if you would like to.

27-28 Sep 2014: A Mammoth Weekend in Ilford [Dates changed]

The Ilford Mammoth at the Natural History Museum
Ilford celebrates the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Ilford Mammoth this year!

Excavations led by Sir Antonio Brady in 1864, led to the discovery of bones belonging to prehistoric Steppe Mammoths, lions, elephants, giant deer and other ancient mammals. A skull now named "Ilford Mammoth" resides at the Natural History Museum.

The dates set for the borough celebration are the 20-21 September 2014, and local history groups will be joined by wider more established groups, to promote Natural and Life Sciences locally. The event is being funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Event: Mammoth Steppes Festival
Location: Ilford Town Centre outside Harrison Gibson
Dates: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
Times: 12:00 - 18:00

Activities: International Food Stalls, Music, Dance, Drama, Singing, Bouncy Castle, Funfair. There will also be Natural Science Activities including Quizzes, Treasure hunt, Badge Making, Mammoth making, Recycled Mammoth badge making, Pseudo archaeological digs, art workshops and much more.
Price: All activities will be free.

In the run up to the event the East Ilford Betterment Partnership will be holding a series of art workshops that will lead to a mammoth exhibition at Redbridge Central Library, including 3D maps of Ice Age Ilford and Stone Age Ilford. Some art boards will be placed across certain parks across the Borough. For further details please contact the EIBP using the following details:

Tel: 020 8514 0861 or Email: eibp@hotmail.co.uk

27 Sep 2014: Barkingside Lite Night - Programme Added

Saturday 27th September
(10am to 9pm)
Outside the Fullwell Cross Library and the Leisure Centre

10.00am Event Opens.
Food stalls & acoustic sets throughout the day
12.00pm Music by the Redbridge Music Lounge
3.00pm The Mayor’s Speech
Announcement: “Name That Square”
3.30pm Little Red Riding Hood (performance)
4.00pm Music by the Redbridge Music Lounge
5.30pm Fashion Show by Studio MG
6.00pm Little Red Riding Hood (second performance)
8.00pm The Novelty (rock band) and skating by POI
9.00pm Event Closes

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Barkingside Lite Night
Barkingside Lite Night is being planned to launch the opening of the Better Barkingside Town Square and pocket park with a visual feast of lights, music food & drink and other activities while the High Street is lit up with decorative lanterns in shop windows.

Saturday 27th September 2014 10am - 9pm
Outside the Fullwell Cross Library and leisure centre

Food & Drink stalls and children's activities will be taking place during the day with the festival of the light night commencing around 5pm. Activities will all be based on the central theme of Little Red Riding Hood and the 'The evolution of light'.

Light Night is an outdoor celebration of light and images which originated in France and is now a regular fixture in many Towns and cities across the UK.

If you would like further information about this event or find out what you can do to participate please let us know on 020 8708 2078 matthew.maple@redbridge.gov.uk

26 Sep 2014: Shades of Tea at Cricklefields

Redbridge Green Fair Music Club starts a new season of great bands from East London & Essex on Friday 26 September with The Tea Project and the Shades.
Both bands made a great impact this summer at the Green Fair and the Redbridge Midsummer Music Fest and we welcome them for their debut appearances at our Ilford Sports Club sessions.
Please see the flyer for full details - pass the word on to fellow music fans, it's going to be a great night of live music
...and for your diary, make a note now....
Friday 17 October Little Rock + support
Friday 14 November Graham Larkbey & the Escape Committee + support
Friday 12 December New Giants + support
all at the same venue at the same fantastic high-value price of just £4.
No membership required. Licensed Bar. Friendly atmosphere. No age restrictions
Keep in touch with all our Green Fair Music Club events: www.rgf.org.uk
Hope to see you soon
Best wishes
Steve Collins
07917 050490

24 Sep 2014: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

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Public Meeting
Wednesday 24 September
RedbridgeCVS, 5th Floor Forest House,
16-20 Clements Road, Ilford IG11BA

Agenda includes:
• Presentation on work of Bogus Caller Partnership
• Updates from the Police and Local Authority

For more details, or to let us know your access requirements,
please contact Karolina Dylewska: 020 8514 9622 or email:

Funded by:
MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime)

24 Sep 2014: Redbridge Music Lounge

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The Redbridge Music Lounge
next sessions 11 am - 2 pm
Wednesday 9 and 23 July
Summer Break
Wednesday 10 and 24 Sept
For all musicians, composers and songwriters
The Redbridge Music Lounge aims to establish an opportunity to network with local musicians, of all genres and ages, to promote, develop and perform the diverse musical culture found within our local community.
@ Ilford Sports Club Pavilion
3 Cricklefield Place Ilford IG1 1FY
( near the Sir Isaac Newton Academy opposite the Cauliflower Pub
Large car park . Pavilion is at the end of the road next to sports track)
For directions see www.ilfordsportsclub.com
The venue is for musicians and anyone interested in playing music, who are retired, in part-time work, unemployed or semi-professional, even if committed to bands/groups already, but have time and expertise to offer and share mainly, for daytime projects, events and local festivals .
Please feel free to bring along your instruments and perform
Rehearsal equipment and performing facilities are available too.
For further information please contact :- Chris Wyatt
mob: 07929 071155 e-mail: criswyatt@aol.com www.rmluk.org
Registered Company No. 8158390 Registered Charity No. 1151132

24 Sep 2014: The Historic Gardens of Wanstead Park - Talk

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands
Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group
Invite you to a meeting
The Historic gardens of Wanstead park
A talk and presentation by eminent garden historian
Dr Sally Jeffery
Wednesday 24th September 7:30 for 7:45
Entrance £2.50 - £2 members
Slavation Army hall, Southwell grove Road London E11 4PP

23 Sep 2014: UN Day of Peace with Redbridge Faith Forum

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On 23rd September 2014...

Achieve 5 things at once:
Celebrate UN Day of Peace
Eat a great vegetarian meal
Meet RFF Management Committee
Socialise and make friends
Support Redbridge Faith Forum (RFF)

Saravanaa Bhavan
6.30pm to 9pm, Tuesday 23 September
Indian vegetarian restaurant
115-127, Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG14PU
Variety of south Indian starters
and main courses plus a
wonderful Indian desert and a
soft drink all for the price of £15
Adults & children over 10
(£1 discount for RFF members)
Children under 10—£7.50
Book in advance with Saira Yakub/Harmander
Singh or your RFF faith representative
Tel: 020 8708 2478

23 Sep 2014: Redbridge Bats

Bat Walks

Join the rangers for a night-time walk in the park to learn all about these mystical creatures. Bat detectors will be provided. Walk will last approximately 1 hour.

Suitable for 7 years+. Booking essential as places are limited.

£3 per person.
  • Tuesday 9 September , Clayhall Park. Walk starts at 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 16 September, South Park. Walks starts at 7:45pm
  • Tuesday 23 September, Goodmayes Park. Walk starts at 7:30 pm

Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure (VRCL)
In partnership with London Borough of Redbridge
Nature Conservation Ranger Team
James Leal Centre, Ray Park
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

23 Sep 2014: Coffee Morning - The Challenge Facing the Voluntary Sector

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Barkingside 21
Coffee Morning

And a talk on
The Challenge Facing the Voluntary Sector
With our Guest Speaker
Ross Diamond,
CEO, Redbridge Council for Voluntary Services

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 23rd September 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

21 Sep 2014: Compost Bins for Sale - £1 each

Just to make you and your fellow greenies aware of the one day only compost bin sale at Fullwell Cross Car Park on Sunday 21st September. Please note, the offer is open to REDBRIDGE RESIDENTS ONLY and PROOF OF A REDBRIDGE ADDRESS is required when purchasing on the day.    

20-21 Sep 2014: Open House London

Open House London, created and delivered by the independent non-profit organisation Open-City, is the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. Now in its 22nd year, it is a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live and work.

By providing free and open access across 30 boroughs to more than 800 outstanding examples of historic and contemporary buildings, on-site projects and public spaces, it remains the most powerful medium for engaging everyone in a better appreciation of their city.

Listings for the event in 2014 will be published online in August. Please check back here or sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed.

20 Sep 2014: Every Town Needs a Crown - Frederick Gibberd and Fullwell Cross

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Every Town Needs a Crown: Frederick Gibberd and Fullwell Cross
Open House London 2014
A Talk by David Knight
20 September 2pm
Fullwell Cross Library
Sir Frederick Gibberd designed a notable series of civic buildings for Fullwell Cross in Barkingside. David Knight, whose practice DK-CM is redesigning the spaces around Fullwell Cross, will present a lecture and slideshow on Gibberd's work and life, focussed on his pioneering interest in urban design
for further information call 020 8708 9281

14 Sep 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 14 September 2014 from 11am to 4pm

v Mick Day – folk, rock, country, blues & reggae songs
v Cockney Treble – 50’s/60’s rock ‘n’ roll covers
v Glade Community Singers – popular songs/diverse style
v Al Neville & Rachel Eyres – original songs, guitar, violin
v Ryan Green – pop songs with keyboard & guitar
v Jamie Williams & Roots Collective – roots rock/Americana

Final Best of the Music Fest 2014 event - Sunday 12 October

Supported by Vision RCL & London Borough of Redbridge

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

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

Don’t miss Redbridge Music Lounge - MacMillan Nurses Charity Event
Friday 26 September Walled Garden Valentines Mansion 11am – 3pm

14 Sep 2014: Beginners Workshop on making Fermented Vegetables

A practical beginners workshop on making fermented (cultured) vegetables

Come and have fun making your own pot of fermented vegetables to take home and learn why they are such powerful healing foods

Sunday 14 September 2014 11pm - 4pm

Venue: Forest Farm Peace Garden

You need to bring with you:
1. A 1 Pint Kilner Jar (no bigger please)
2. A Grater and/or Sharp Vegetable Knife
3. An Apron (be prepared to get messy!)
4. A picnic lunch

I will provide:
1. Organic Vegetables
2. Salt
3. Water
4. Herb teas

Spaces are limited to 25 people so you must rsvp to medical.herbalist@ntlworld.com or telephone 0208 518 8356 to book your place before Monday 1st September

Adults £12 (Children under 12 £3)
*children are welcome but MUST be supervised by an adult at all times

13 Sep 2014: Street Party at The Duke, #Wanstead

Details from The Duke:

"We are having a street party and everyone is invited!

Finishing up the Wanstead Fringe Festival in style, we are closing off our corner of Nightingale Lane, decking it with bunting and straw bales, inviting some of our favourite brewers, bands and entertainers along and giving a massive 'whoopah' to all things Wanstead with a our own mini festival of eating, drinking and family fun.

Kicking off at Midday with all eyes on our tinier neighbours we invite Little Dukes far and wide to join us for some storytelling, another of our really popular science demonstrations from Prof. Peters and oodles of yummy LD friendly snacks.

Ale lovers won't want to miss our 'Meet The Brewer' hour where we'll get to learn a little bit about our favourite brews and taste more than a little bit along the way.

The Dukebox takes centre stage just after lunch when a full afternoon of some of our favourite acoustic musicians will get us in the mood for what we hope will be the biggest sing song Wanstead has seen as Double Bass Dan sees out the day at 7pm.

The fun doesn't stop at sun down mind you, we just take it (and Double Bass Dan) inside!

Did we say EVERYONE is welcome!"

Saturday 13th September 2014.

13 Sep 2014: Mayor's Appeal Quiz Night

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
Quiz Night at
Sir James Hawkey Hall
Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BG
Saturday, 13th September
at 7.30pm (prompt start)
Tickets: £12.00
(includes Fish & Chips)
Bring your own drink and nibbles
To book, contact Mary O’Shea:
Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com or Tel: 07748 155 680
All events held in the name of my Charity
this year, the Royal British Legion, will be
used solely for the benefit and welfare of
current and former members of the Armed
Forces and their dependents who live in the
London Borough of Redbridge.
Cllr Ashley Kissin
Mayor of Redbridge 2014-2015

12 Sep 2014: Acoustics 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 12 September 7.30pm
Acoustic Soul Nite

Blue Hearts Acoustic
The band have picked up their acoustic guitars to play some soul classics with Diane taking the lead vocals
Dread Fury
Singer-songwriter with a special soulful voice and individual performance, now producing his third album of original songs.

Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

11 Sep 2014: Faith & Fasting - What is it about?

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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
Email: faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk
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 Christian churches followed by a group discussion on “Faith and Fasting: what is it about?”
Welcome back to our first workshop after a short summer break which is being supported by the
LBR former Area 6 committee. Fasting today’s topic is the injunction to abstain from all or some
kind of foods and/ or drink as part of a ritual observance is an intrinsic part of every religion. Apart from the satisfaction of knowing that we have fulfilled what is sometimes a major tenet of our
faith, what does the practice of fasting bring us, actually and personally? In this discussion, we will explore how we fast, why we fast and what we can gain from it.
Cream teas and fruit will be provided
For more information, and to book your free space (and cream tea) please contact:
Saira Yakub on 020 8708 2478/2445 or email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk
Supported by
RFF warmly invites you to join us at our
Women’s Interfaith Workshop:
Faith and Fasting: what is it about?
Date: Thursday 11th September 2014 Time: 1.30pm—3.30pm
Venue: St Alban’s Church: 99, Albert Road IG1 1HS, Ilford, Essex.
Cost: £3 Voluntary contribution as agreed at the first workshop

9 Sep 2014: Iceland and Back - NE London RSPB

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North East London RSPB Group kicks off the autumn programme with a welcome return visit by Brian Nobbs whose talk “Iceland And Back” is bound to be entertaining and informative.

8 p.m. The Gwinnell Room, St. Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA.

£3.50 for non RSPB members, £3 RSPB and Wren Group members, children free.

6 Sep 2014: The #Redbridge Mayor's #Vélo Challenge

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East London Vélo
4 ONLY – 12:30
2/3/4 – 13:30
E/1/2 – 15:00

6 Sep 2014: Galls of Hainault Forest

Saturday 6th September 2014

Gall and Woodland Walk

Come and join local naturalist Brian Ecott on a walk around Hainault Forest Country Park. The walk will focus on tree galls - what they are and where to find them. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

No need to book, just turn up. Meet next to the café near the first car park. 10am-12 noon.

Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure (VRCL)
In partnership with London Borough of Redbridge
Nature Conservation Ranger Team
James Leal Centre, Ray Park
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

4 Sep 2014: The Art of the First World War

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The Art of the First World War

Jef Page will talk about well-known paintings of the first world war. He will discuss John singer Sargent, Christopher R.W. Nevinson and Sir William Orpen amongst others.
Fullwell Cross Library
Thursday 4th September 2014
Cost £1.50 please book in advance
Bookings  020 8708 9281