28 Jul 2015: Coffee Morning - A Heart to Heart with Artie beat

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Barkingisde 21
Coffee morning

And a
Heart to Heart

With our Guest Speaker
Artie Beat (aka John Howard),
The British Heart Foundation

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 28th July 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

26 July 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Charity Cricket Match

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Mayor's Appeal 2015/16
Charity Cricket Match
Redbridge Councillors Vs "Redbridge Lankians CC"
20 overs match
on Sunday 26 July 2015 at Valentines Park, Ilford
Match starts at 12;30pm
Award ceremony at 4:15pm

In aid of the mayor's chosen charities
Citizens Advice Bureau Redbridge (Registered Charity No 1091547)
Carerstrust (CT EHHR) (Registered Charity No 1060865)
Guide Dogs UK (Redbridge Training Centre) (Registered Charity No 209617)
Hopes and Dreams (Registered Charity No 1020016)
PDSA Pet Aid Hospital (Registered Charity No 208217)
Redbridge Equalities & Community Council (Registered Charity No 1002357)
Redbridge Faith Forum (Registered Charity No 1118675)

25 Jul 2015: Ilford Police Station Open Day

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Ilford Police Station Open Day
Saturday 25th July 2015, 10am - 3pm
270-294 High Road Ilford IG1 1GT
Come along and find our more about your local police
Free Admission
Police dogs*
Mounted Branch*
Territorial Support Group*
Firearms unit*
Traffic unit*
Vintage Police vehicles
Custody Suite tour
Bike marking
Bouncy castle
Face painting
Crime prevention
Try on riot kit
Historical Society ..... plus much more
* subject to availability

22 Jul 2015: Local Forum - Ilford

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 22 July 2015
6pm to 8:45pm
Karamsar Centre (formerly the Ilford County Court Building)
Buckingham Road, Ilford, IG1 1TP

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.

16 Jul 2015: Dementia Party in the Park with Redbridge Music Lounge

Dementia Party in the Park
The Redbridge Music Lounge Present Dementia Party in the Park

What:A musical extravaganza for and by people, with dementia and their carers, with
¯ Musical entertainment all day
¯ Information and craft stalls
¯ Tai Chi
¯ Holistic massage
¯ Free refreshments 

When:Thursday 16th July 11a.m till 3p.m

Where:In and aroundValentines Mansion, Emerson Road Ilford, IG1 4XA

Booking and information: visit www.rmluk.org, Contact Jon Pushkin, 07961819728, jjpushkin@gmail.com

Supported by the London Borough of Redbridge, small grant programme

12 Jul 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 12 July 2015 from 11am to 3.30pm with

v Al Neville – original songs to make you laugh or cry!
v darklights – keyboard/vocal duo – standards & originals
v Ankita Goswami – teenage singer with popular covers
v Unhalfbricking – folk duo Fairport & Lindisfarne songs
v Funky Pluckers – 7 piece ukulele ensemble
v The Traveling Tilburys – classic rock/country tribute

Future events (subject to further funding)
Sundays 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

12 Jul 2015: World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Forest Farm Peace Garden will be running an annual event, World Music Day on Sunday 12th July, from 12pm to 4pm.

The event is held in the garden, in Hainault, and aims at celebrating cultural diversity of Redbridge. They will have music performers, food stalls, children activities and health zone. The event usually attracts up to 200 people.
If you would like further information about the event or would like to take a stall, please contact Anna Konarska. (anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org)

Starting from Hainault Station (on the Central Line and on bus routes 150 and 247): turn left out of the station onto New North Road, walk 2 minutes and take your first left into Hazelbrouck Gardens (IG6 2XL). Go through the two gates at the end to arrive at the Peace Garden.

From Ilford, take the 150 bus towards Chigwell Row. Get off at Trelawney Road (approx. 30mins) and Hazelbrouck Gardens will be the first street ahead of you on the right past Trelawney Road.

11 Jul 2015: Meet your new MP - Ilford North

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Barkingside 21
your community - your environment

Meet your new MP

Wes Streeting MP
Ilford North

in the Aldborough Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

2 – 4 pm

Saturday 11th July 2015

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

11 Jul 2015: Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
- New Essex Choir

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Conductor – Lawrence Tatnall Piano – Peter Miller
With tenor soloist

Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Followed by buffet supper

Saturday 11th July 2015
7.30 pm
The Drive Methodist Church
The Drive Ilford IG1 3PP
(at junction with Eastern Avenue)
Tickets £12 under 12 free.
Box Office 020 8550 5303

10 Jul 2015: Live Music 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 10 July 7.45 – 11pm
Introducing 4 acts for their first appearance at the Acoustic Zone, each featuring impressive original songs and great covers
Smith Sound New duo www.facebook.com/smithsoundband
Lewis Hammond Lead guitarist from The Dilemma
Liz Byrne & Mark Yoxall Jazz & blues duo
Shannon Singer-songwriter studying at the Brit School
Come along & enjoy another fantastic night of live music entertainment at Ilford’s friendliest venue!
Admission only £4 (under 18’s £2)
Licensed Bar with real ale Family-friendly All ages welcome
www.rgf.org.uk 07917 050490 rgfmusicclub@gmail.com

9-11 Jul 2015: Fairy-tale Finders in Ilford

Teatro Vivo
in association with Vision-Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Fairy-tale Finders

Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Valentines Park, Emerson Road entrance,
Ilford IG1 4XA
Thursday 9th July – Saturday 11th July

“It’s a show that brings a smile to the face as it celebrates the power of storytelling. “ - The Guardian

Calling all Fairy-tale Finders! The Brothers Grimm need your help to find as many tales as you can...
Teatro Vivo want to take you on an adventure to the unknown where you may seek out a desperate Prince Charming, a very hungry Wolf or a rather wet Frog Prince. But beware of Snow White's wicked stepmother, she can be very demanding and be sure to stop by for a chance to dance with the Musicians of Bremen.

A fun filled adventure for fairy-tale loving families with the chance to meet some of these famous characters telling their version of the stories that we all know and love in some unusual places and inventive spaces.

As part of their tenth anniversary year, Teatro Vivo have bveen invited back to Redbridge to recreate last years succesful theatre show. As a company they transform much loved stories into theatrical adventures,
collaborating with communities and audiences to turn everyday environments into magical
worlds. For fearless, spontaneous and responsive theatre, Teatro Vivo are like no other theatre company with their signature brand of “theatre where you least expect it”.

By working with a community chorus, they embed themselves in the localities in which they
perform, as well as offering those involved professional training and performance opportunities.

It is this commitment to local audiences and people that has seen them create Shakespeare in supermarkets, search for Odysseus in the streets and shops of Deptford and take audiences from all around the country down a rabbit hole to Wonderland.

Please note that this is a promenade performance - all hunters are requested to wear a stout
pair of boots and clothes suited to the climate for who knows where these stories will take us...

Performance Dates:                                   
Thursday 9th July 9.30am & 1pm                                                  
Friday 10th July 9.30am, 1pm & 7pm                                                  
Saturday 11th July 11am, 3pm & 7pm                                           

Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Valentines Park, Emerson Road entrance, Ilford IG1 4XA

How to get there
Tube Gants Hill Underground Station (Central Line). 5 minutes walk.
Rail Ilford National Rail, direct line from Liverpool Street Station.
Bus Take bus routes 396, 128, 179, 123, 296, 167 from Gants Hill Underground Station and 128, 296, 150, 396, 167 from Ilford National Rail to stop ‘Valentines Mansion and Park’.
Cycle Cycle to the mansion through Valentines Park. Cycle racks are provided at the mansion.
Road Easily accessible from the A406 (junction for A12) and the M25 (junction 27 for M11, and follow on to the A406 East). Car parking is available at the mansion.
Car parking charges (With effect from 1st October 2011) up to 1 hour: 70p / up to 2 hours: £1.30 / all day: £3

Twitter @teatrovivo
Web http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/
Box Office Tickets are available from                                                                               https://thelittleboxoffice.com/vision/event/view/25344
priced at £8 (adults), £5 (children) and £20 (family ticket)

9 Jul 2015: Zinio Workshop at FX Library

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Zinio eMagazines workshop at Fullwell Cross Library
Would you like to be able to download popular mgazines to your iPad for free? Come along to our Free workshop to find out how.
Thursday 9 July 2015, 11am -12pm
Booking essential on 020 8708 9281
For more information call Gants Hill library on 020 8708 9274

4 Jul 2015: Fairlop Fair - Bacon, Beans, Beer and Bubbles

Saturday 4 July 2015 - 11am-6pm

Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of Fairlop Waters Country Park, 
situated in Redbridge, Essex, 
Fairlop Fair returns for its 4th year in the modern era.
But some things never change. 
Bacon, Beans, Beer and Bubbles ....

More details here

3 Jul 2015: Healthy Eating and Nutitional Advice Session at FFPG

When: Friday, 3rd July, 11am-1pm
Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL
Price: Free

Would you like to learn more about healthy eating and cooking nutritious and delicious meals? Join us for an inspiring nutritional advice session led by Zoe Neilson (Healthy Eating Team, NHS Foundation) which will combine a talk and 'hands on' cooking session using some ingredients harvested from the garden. We will cook on fire and share the meal at our communal lunch!

1 Jul 2015: Attracting Wildlife Workshop at FFPG

When: Wednesday, 1st July, 11am - 1pm
Where: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL
Cost: FREE

It's not easy being yellow ...
National charity Froglife will come back to the garden with this brilliant interactive workshop. The workshop offers in-depth discussion, tips and practical skills on how to make your allotment/garden attractive to all sorts of wildlife, especially amphibians and reptiles.