31 May 2015: Wanstead Park Festival

Wanstead Park Festival Event

Sunday 31 May 2pm-5pm

Acoustic Tent in the Temple Garden
Free local live music - bring a picnic!

Walk from the Warren Road or Northumberland Avenue park gates to the Temple. Tea Kiosk nearby.
More info: www.aldersbrook.info gilljames@btinternet.com

28 May 2015: Local Forum - Clayhall

Redbridge Local Forum
Thursday 28 May 2015
6pm to 8:45pm
Sinclair House, Woodford Bridge Road, IG4 5LN 
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.

26 May 2015: Coffee Morning - Living with Dementia

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Barkingside 21

Coffee Morning

And a talk on
Living with Dementia

With our Guest Speaker
Caroline Wairia,
The Alzheimer’s Society

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 26th May 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

22 May 2015: Cockney Rebel at Cricklefield - Live Music

Change of plan: The Blue Hearts Diane has a back problem so Cockney Treble step in.

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Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1FY
(opposite The Cauliflower pub, 10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 22 May 8 – 11.30pm
Cockney Treble
Young, vibrant 50’s & 60’s rock ‘n’ roll band with an infectious enthusiasm for the classic music they perform – every song a winner! www.cockneytreble.com www.facebook.com/CockneyTreble
The Bob Gilbert Show
Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information 07917 050490 www.rgf.org.uk e-mail: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

12 May 2015: The RSPB Goes in Deep

The RSPB Goes in Deep
12 May 2015, 8pm
Admission £3-50, £3 for RSPB and WREN members, children free

The decline in many seabirds and fish is a warning about the state of the sea and how we abuse it. But couldn't we plan responsibly instead? Alec Taylor, RSPB's Marine Policy Officer, takes us to new depths.

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

St Mary's Church is a short distance north of our old meeting place. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

11 May 2015: National Memorial Arboretum - Visit

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National Memorial Arboretum - Visit
Monday 11th May 2015
Meeting at 07.30am at Gants Hill Library
Cost £18.00pp

There will be comfort stops on the journey and there is a very good restaurant/cafe on site. We anticipate spending about 4 hours there and arriving back at about 8../8.30pm.

Organised by Major Paul Burton, Chairman SSAFA, London NE Branch and the East London Branch of the Royal Signals Association. Contact 020 8550 2532 (with answer machine)

10 May 2015: Live Music in the Walled Garden at Valentines Mansion

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Best of the Music Fest

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club
A third 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 10 May 2015 from 11am to 3.30pm with

- ‘Rimpy’ & Kuldeep – Indian classical sitar & tabla
- Bob Gilbert – rockabilly/pop/ballad/rock/blues originals
- Dread Fury - soulful one-man-band with a loop pedal!
- Sally Vinson & Rachel Eyres – folk & bluegrass duo
- Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective – country blues

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 14 June, 12 July,
9 August, 13 September, 11 October

Supported by Vision RCL & the Gardeners Cottage Cafe

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

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

9 May 2015: May Fair at Valentines Mansion

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The Friends of Valentines Mansion
May Fair
At Valentines Mansion
Saturday 9 May 2015
11am – 4pm
Wide variety of Art and Craft Stalls
Dhol Drummers Academy - Morris Dancing – Champagne Flutes
Redbridge Music School - Fairlop Brass - Redbridge Music Lounge
Free outdoor entertainment
Fun for All the Family
Entry to mansion: £2.00 Accompanied children under 12: FREE

8 May 2015: Headspace 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 8 May 7.45pm


HeadSpace is a songwriting collaboration between Paula David: singer, poet, storyteller, author, and Nigel Mear: guitarist, singer-songwriter. HeadSpace have developed their own distinctive style with a soulful collection of original guitar based songs, as featured on their new EP ‘HeadSpace’
Moorby Jones
Melodic trio Steve Moorby, Dick Jones & Gemma Moorby, featuring guitars, bass and original songs, making their debut appearance at Acoustic Zone. Check out MoorbyJones (band) on facebook with link to soundcloud

Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2) No membership required – all welcome

Contact 07917 050490 rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk

7 May 2015: All Day Community Event

You are cordially invited to attend a local community event near you on Thursday 7th May 2015. This is a national event but every local community across the whole of the United Kingdom can take part. You should by now have received your personal invitation through your letterbox telling you where this will take place in your locality. It should be within reasonable walking distance of your home and you can attend at any time between 7am and 10pm where you will be issued with a lottery ticket on which you can select a candidate of your choice.

Should you wish you can continue past 10pm and watch proceedings from the comfort of your armchair on national television as the lottery counting develops through the late evening and into the early hours and then on to a bright and sunny May morning.

Prizes for picking the winning candidate may, or may not, include:
  • The central line will run on time and you are guaranteed a seat
  • Traffic jams will be banned to eliminate pollution
  • The national debt will be paid off within 6 months by nationalising Wonga
  • No more boom and bust
  • Trident to be privatised
  • 6 million new homes (in Scotland at 15 metres above current sea level)
  • Fracking restricted to the Moon
  • Energy too cheap to meter
  • R&D Space budget increased to £156Trillion to find another habitable planet
  • Everyone educated to Science Professor level within a year (to assist with above)
  • This time next year we’ll all be educated millionaires
  • So welfare budget can be reduced to zero
  • All low pay jobs and zero hour contracts eliminated by Zoids and robots
  • Health & Safety regulations to be tightened up so much that…
  • All Accident & Emergency units can be closed.
  • Next General Election to be conducted on a Saturday evening by Britain’s Got Talent

4 May 2015: St Peter's May Day FĂȘte

St. Peter’s May Day FĂȘte
Bank Holiday Monday
4th May 2015
2pm to 4.30pm

Admission Free
All the fun of the fair
Bedding Plants – Tombola
Home-made Cakes & Preserves
Bric-a-Brac – Raffle – Books
New Gifts – Jigsaws
Games - Refreshments

Location: Aldbrough Road North

3 May 2015: Spring Herbs - Medicinal uses - Workshop

'Spring Herbs - Medicinal Uses' workshop
When: Sunday, 3rd May 2015, 11am - 4pm
Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL
Cost: FREE

A herb walk and herbal medicine workshop run by our residential herbalist Debbie Syrett.
Please contact Anna email: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org if you would like to attend.

1 May 2015: All The King's Daughters 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)
Fri 1 May-Young Musicians 7.45pm
All the King's Daughters
Influenced by artists like The Roches and Laura Marling you can expect folk/pop songs with lovely 2 part harmonies. www.atkdmusic.com
Anthony Rubery Oliver Payne
Two local singer-songwriters making their debut appearances at the Acoustic Zone with popular covers and original songs
Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2) No membership required – all welcome
Contact 07917 050490 rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk