29 Mar 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Jazz Lunch

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
Jazz Lunch
featuring vocalist
Paul Wood
Ilford Golf Club
291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, IG1 3TR
Sunday, 29th March 2015
at 12.30 for 1.00pm
Tickets: £25.00 (includes roast dinner and dessert)
Licenced Bar
To book, contact The Mayor’s Appeal:
Telephone: 020 8708 2297 Mobile: 07748 155 680
or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com

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

28 Mar 2015: Spring Open Day
at Forest Farm Peace Garden

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Spring Open Day
Buddy & Volunteer Party
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11am to 4.30pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden will be celebrating the start of the growing season and also welcoming the new buddies to our community.
This will be a day full of inspiring talks and workshops; egg hunts; shared lunch cooked in the cob oven; nature and recycled art activities for adults and kids; and a drumming circle. We will also be giving away free tree
This event is open to the general public, however, it aims to be a social gathering of volunteers, buddies and friends of the garden.
We need volunteers to help on the day with food preparation, fire making, and general event help. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.
Speak to Anna in the garden or e-mail her at: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

We will be giving away free tree saplings (hawthorn, blackthorn, oak, silver birch, hazel and rowan ) throughout the day.
11am - 1pm
Morning of inspiring talks and presentations on how to reduce waste and 'green' your home and business.
Egg Hunt in the garden
Garden Art activities - free flow open workshop
Drumming Circle
Forest Farm Peace Garden is located 5 minutes from Hainault Station (Central Line) at the end of Hazelbrouck
Gardens, IG6 2XL

28 Mar 2015: JS Bach St Matthew Passion - Valentine Singers

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Valentine Singers
with Valentine Singers Community chorus
Jericho ensemble - Leader; Elizabeth Porter
Conductor: Christine Gwynn
Saturday 28th March 2015
JS Bach St Matthew Passion
Evangelist: David de Winter
Jesus: Andrew Fellowes
Soprano: Ghislane Morgan
Alto: Adam Sullivan
Bass: Paul Sheehan

St Mary's Church, High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA
£16 / £10 Students/benefit holders
£18 / £12 on the door
Box office: 020 8550 4654
Tickets also available via www.valentinesingers.org
or from Mayfair Stationers, High Street Barkingside

25 Mar 2015: Redbridge Music Lounge

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The Redbridge Music Lounge
next sessions 11 am - 2 pm
Wednesday 11 and 25 Feb
Wednesday 11 and 25 Mar
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

25 Mar 2015: Local Forum - Goodmayes

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 25 March 2015
6pm to 8:45pm
Parkside Community Centre, 176 Goodmayes Lane, IG3 9PP 
These forums are the new community engagement meetings which replace Area Committees. There is no formal agenda.

· Problems in your local area?
· Want to get involved to change things?

Come to a Local Forum and talk to us about ideas and issues in your local area. Raise questions and concerns about Council services that affect you.

Local Forum meetings will be held every month at venues across the Borough.
There will be two parts to each Local Forum: a Market Place and a Question Time. Most Local Forums will be held in the evening and occasionally some will be held in the day.

Market Place (6-7pm)
The first part of the Local Forum is the Market Place. You can browse stalls staffed by Council officers and Councillors to discuss issues that affect you, including planning, litter, parking, benefits and housing.
Partners including the Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Liberty Credit Union, HealthWatch and local voluntary sector groups will also be at the Market Place.

Question Time - 7:15pm
The Market Place will be followed by a more formal Question Time, where you can put questions to Councillors and senior Council officers. Questions can be submitted in advance using the form at www.redbridge.gov.uk/localforums or asked on the night.

24 Mar 2015: Coffee Morning - How to be a Pagan Witch

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Barkingside 21
Coffee Morning

And a talk on
How to be a Pagan Witch

With our Guest Speaker
Ann Williams,
The Wanstead Witch

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 24th March 2015

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

23 Mar 2015: Mayor's Appeal - A Musical Evening

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
A Musical Evening
featuring the Woodford & Wanstead Rock Choir
Sinclair House
Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford IG4 5LN
Monday, 23rd March 2015
at 7.00pm
Tickets: £10.00 (includes finger buffet)
To book, contact
Mayor’s Appeal: Tel: 020 8708 2807 or Email: MayorsAppeal@yahoo.co.uk
Mary O’Shea: Tel: 07748 155 680 or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com
Sinclair House: Tel: 020 8551 0017

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

21 Mar 2015: A Taste of Spring

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Conductor – Lawrence Tatnall
Piano – Peter Miller
A Taste of Spring
Folk songs
Easter music
7.30 pm Saturday
21st March 2015
The Drive Methodist Church
The Drive Ilford IG1 3PP
(at junction with Eastern Avenue)
Tickets £10 (£8) under 14 free.
Box Office 020 8550 5303

21 Mar 2015: Loxford Park Community Clear up and Fun day

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Community clear up and fun day
Saturday 21st March 2015
Love your local area
Venue: Loxford Park
Tiem 1pm onwards
All welcome
Chidren must be accompanied by an adult
Activities: games and relays, Treasure hunt, competition - win amazing prizes
Join the recycling team and Amey to
Litter pick
lay down wood-chips under shrubs and tress
Contact Habiba on 07980 732337

About the event…
All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Equipment will be provided for litter picking. All participants will receive a certificate for their contribution towards the litter picking.
Please dress appropriately for the event. Strong, comfortable boots or shoes will be needed. Perhaps also warm, waterproof clothing etc.
Come along with a juice carton, an old shoe or any wacky item to transform it from trash to treasure.
Washroom facilities will be available at the near by Eton Community Centre.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please invite neighbours, friends and family to come along.
Your small actions can transform our local spaces from an eyesore to an asset.

21 Mar 2015: Festival of Colour

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Basti Ram
Saturday 21st March 2015
12 - 4pm
Melbourne Field, Melbourne Road, Valentines Park, IG1 4SD
£1 entry for all - under 5s go free
A community celebration organised by the young people of Redbridge
Join us for Music - Dance - Colour spectacular - Arts & Crafts - Holistic Therapies - Face Painting - Stalls and local information - Refreshments
Please wear white so the colour is more visible. Only guide dogs welcome
Disabled parking only please use public trnasport. Please do NOT bring your own colour
This is an ALCOHOL free event for further info visit www.redbridgecolour.blogspot.co.uk

19 Mar 2015: Dementia's Journey - a Play (Dementia Ka Safar)

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Action for Asian Elders and Carers

Proudly Presents
The Play
Play targeting Ethnic Minority Community

A poignant and uplifting story of one family’s struggle to overcome the stigma, shame and misunderstanding surrounding Dementia
Thursday 19th March 2015
2:30pm – 3:15pm plus Q&A
Barkingside Methodist Church, Fremantle Road

Produced by EKTA Project
Written & Directed by James Kenworth
Funded by Big Lottery Fund

13 Mar 2015: Linda Em at Cricklefields

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium 486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE
(Situated behind new Isaac Newton Academy, opposite the Cauliflower pub, 10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 13 March 8 – 11.15pm
Linda Em
Original songs influenced by rock’n’roll rhythms, 60’s blues and folk
that pay homage to her Celtic roots. Appearing tonight with full band and previewing her debut album www.lindaem.co.uk
Glade Community Singers
This popular local choral ensemble performs a diverse range of songs, both compelling and entertaining. New members always welcome.
Led by talented musician, teacher and conductor Davida Robinson
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
Email: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Website: www.rgf.org.uk

11 Mar 2015: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

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Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board

Public Meeting
Wednesday 11 March 2015
RedbridgeCVS, 5th Floor Forest House,
16-20 Clements Road, Ilford IG11BA

Agenda includes:

• Public confidence and victim satisfaction
• Equipping of police officers with tasers
• 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)

10 Mar 2015: The Birds of Wormwood Scrubs

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Tonight will be very special as our guest speaker is none other than the well-known broadcaster and Urban Birder, David Lindo. Please come along and hear him speak about the birds of his own local patch, Wormwood Scrubs.

8 pm at the Gwinnell Room, St. Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2 PA.

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

More information from David, 020 8989 4746 or check out our website at www.rspb.org.uk/groups/northeastlondon

7 Mar 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Poppy Walk at Fairlop Waters

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Mayor’s Appeal 2014/15
Sponsored ‘Poppy’ Walk
Fairlop Waters Country Park
Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HN
Saturday, 7th March 2015
10.00am to 2.00pm
Walk will take place round the lake approximately 1 mile per lap
£5.00 to take part, or sponsorship
(sponsorship forms available from the Mayor’s Office)
To book, contact The Mayor’s Appeal:
Telephone: 020 8708 2297 Mobile: 07748 155 680
or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com

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

6 Mar 2015: Storm in a Teacup 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 6 March 7.45pm
Storm in a Teacup
Accomplished Folk Band playing traditional music from many countries
Micky Brown & Richie Barrett
Original songs from popular resident duo at Romford Folk Club
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information 07917 050490
www.rgf.org.uk e-mail: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

6 Mar 2015: How to save and be energy wise - Age UK

Fit 4 Purpose
Skill Sharing Workshop
How to save and be energy wise
Great opportunity to learn best ways to reduce your expenses
in the office and in the home and stay eco wise
Friday 6th March 10.30 am – 2.00 pm
Lunch at 1.30 pm
Age UK London, 21 St Georges Road, London SE1 6ES
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle
Funders are keen that charities and community groups are environmentally responsible with policies and procedures in place. This workshop will help you to develop your organisations policies.
Speaker: Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA
Donnachadh is a well known author and journalist. He wrote the Home Ecologist column for the Independent and is a frequent eco-contributor on many national TV and radio programmes including BBC “Not Easy Being Green” and ITV “How Green is your Home”.
Please book your free place early
Tel: 0207 820 6781

Janine Aldridge
Development and Engagement Support Officer
Age UK London/ Greater London Forum for Older People
1st Floor, 21 St Georges Road, London, SE1 6ES
Tel. 020 7091 2594

6 Mar 2015: (Fake) Fur Coats & Flowery Shirts

(Fake) Fur Coats and Flowery Shirts – the Second TTR Summit

This year, Transition Town Redbridge will be joining Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth for the (Fake) Fur Coats and Flowery Shirts Film Night
at: 6pm (to 9.30pm)
on Friday 6th March 2015
at Wanstead Library’s Churchill Room.

The event, which coincides with Climate Change Week (March 2nd – 8th) will bring together people who care about local and global environmental, sustainability and community ideas and issues and will include a facilitated activity to introduce and discuss the future plans for Transition Town Redbridge.

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. We will be staging a free screening of the 2014 documentary Thule Tuvalu, which makes a strong comparison between the lives of the inhabitants of Thule, Greenland, with those of the South Pacific island of Tuvalu. Although thousands of miles apart, these 2 very different communities are beginning to be deeply affected by the alterations in their physical geography wrought by climate change.

In Thule, it’s the melting ice cap and the lack of hunting opportunities in winter; in Tuvalu, it’s the
salinisation and gradual submergence of their land by rising sea levels.

If you dare (and we hope you do), please adopt the following dress code in honour of the protagonists in Thule Tuvalu: (Fake) Fur Coats and Flowery Shirts. There may be a prize (sustainable) for the most imaginative costume!

Before the screening, we will be giving a brief overview of Transition in general, and a more detailed introduction to your local Transition Town, Redbridge. We will be developing ideas with Climate Week attendees to help shape the future of the group. Participants will have the opportunity to promote their local projects and to suggest items for next year’s action plan.

Bookings can be made at via the internet or turn up on the day.
Web: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thule-tuvalu-and-transition-tickets-15273029041
For more information, contact Matt Maple at mmaple@mattmaple.magic-shoes.co.uk.

5 Mar 2015: Meet by the old oak tree

Fairlop Waters Path and Sculpture Opening Event
Invitation to the launch of the new cycle path and oak sculpture!
‘Meet by the old oak tree’

Where: Fairlop Waters Country Park, Entrance from Station Road, IG6 1NB
When: Thursday 5th March 2015, 11.15 - 12.15pm
Getting there: The location is best accessed from Barkingside Underground Station (out of the station turn right, take the next right over the bridge, and follow the road for 500m to its end until you reach the park entrance.

Sustrans invites you to the opening of the new walking and cycling path through Fairlop Waters, built in 2014. The path is marked by a beautiful wooden installation, with oak posts carved to represent and celebrate the park’s colourful history and the attractions and wildlife that you can see today.

Several groups of pupils from the local schools will be cycling to and around the park in the morning. They will join us at the installation for a ribbon-cutting presentation. There will be a smoothie bike on hand, as well as light refreshments.

4 Mar 2015: Caring for those living with dementia and their caregivers

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Caring for those living with dementia and their caregivers
An Open Forum marking International Women’s Day–
hosted by Redbridge Faith Forum Reg Charity 1118675
Wednesday 4th March 2015 6.45pm - 8.45pm
Aldborough Room, Fullwell Cross Library, IG6 2EA
The venue is fully accessible and located on bus routes 150, 167 and 462.
Ample free parking is available opposite the library in Craven Gardens car park. The venue is a short walk from Fairlop Station and 128 bus route.

Following a series of workshops on raising awareness of dementia and requests for information on support and services available in Redbridge, RFF invites you to hear from local organisations what services and support is available and how to access them. There will be opportunity to hear about the Fairness Commission and contribute your views.

This important event is open to everyone including men!
It is of particular relevance to faith and community leaders who have a vital role in supporting and guiding
members of their communities.
Refreshments will be provided.

This event is being supported by the LBR former Area 3 Committee.