28 Nov 2015: Christmas Bazaar - Ilford Hospital Chapel

Saturday 28 November from 11 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.
Ilford Hospital Chapel, Ilford Hill, IG1 2AT.
Disabled Entrance in Reads Close -behind the Chapel

Come and get your Christmas Presents: Greeting Cards, Toiletries, Tombola, CD’s & DVD’s, White Elephant, Grand Draw, Home Made Cakes, Charity Stalls- Refreshments All Day,
Admission Free
Information: www.ilfordhospitalchaple.co.uk

28 Nov 2015: Music Festival @ Vine United Reformed Church

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Your personal invitation to a
Vine United Reformed Church
Riches Road, Ilford. IG1 1JH
Saturday 28th November 6 – 9 pm
Choirs, poetry, dance, intstruments, songs
Traidcraft Stall selling Fairtrade goods
Light refreshments will be served in the interval.
Donations £5 adults & £1 children towards church and community initiatives

28 Nov 2015: Livery Companies of London - Walk

Ironmonger's Hall

Saturday 28 November 2015
Meet outside Monument Underground Station by the monument at 11am.
Monument Underground Station, King William Street, London, EC4R 9AA

Join us for an interesting and informative led walk around the City of London to explore the Livery companies that can be found there.

We plan to pass 17 Livery Halls, six of them deemed to be in the top 12 Livery Halls within the City of London.

The City will be less hectic on a Saturday giving us the opportunity to stroll many quiet side streets. There will be some stairs on the route and a few gentle gradients.

We will not be entering any of the Livery Companies as many need to be booked in advance.

Event details:
This walk will last approximately two hours and finish at Haberdashers Hall, close to Smithfield market and Farringdon station.

This is a Sustrans volunteer-led walk, led by John.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather, bring sun protection, waterproofs, something to drink and wear shoes suitable to walk around London. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sign up now.

Places on the walk are limited, so please register if you would like to come along or bring others with you.

27 Nov 2015: Ryan Green at Cricklefields

Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1UE (10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station)
Friday 27 November 2015
Young Musicians Night 7.30 – 11pm

Ryan Green 
Popular singer/keyboard player & guitarist as seen on ‘The Voice’ BBC TV

The Shades
Tight rock & pop trio playing original songs as well as great covers!

Anthony RuberySinger-songwriter & guitarist with popular covers and original songs

Ankita Goswami Pop singer

Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
Email: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Website: www.rgf.org.uk

27 Nov 2015: Wanstead Christmas Light Up

25 Nov 2015: Mayor's Appeal - Ten Pin Bowling

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Mayor’s Appeal 2015/16

Ten Pin Bowling
at Rollerball at The City Pavilion
Wednesday, 25th November
at 7.00 for 7.30pm start
Collier Row Road, Collier Row,
Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH
Tickets: £12.50
(Includes two games and buffet)

To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
Tel: 020 8708 2297 Mob: 07748 155 680
or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com

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)

24 Nov 2015: Coffee Morning - Christians Against poverty

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Barkingside 21
your environment - your community

Coffee Morning
And a talk on
An Introduction to CAP

With our Guest Speaker
Helen Norris
Christians Against Poverty

in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library

9:45 for 10:00am – 11:45am

Tuesday 24th November 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

24 Nov 2015: Festive Crazy Patchwork - an introduction

Festive Crazy Patchwork
Tuesday 24 November
Time: 10am-2.30pm
Age: Adults - Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Tickets: £30 per person, includes tea and coffee, please bring a packed lunch.
Meet at: James Leal Visitor Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green. IG8 7JQ

An introduction to patchwork with a difference! Find out how to use up all your scraps of festive cotton fabric to create an amazing piece of patchwork to get your home all ready for the seasonal celebrations. This is a hand sewn piece of work so you will need to bring along a basic sewing kit, festive fabric will be provided but if you wish to bring your own along feel free. Crazy Patchwork can be embellished so bring along any old ribbon, buttons and beads. The panel you will be creating can be used as a cushion front, place-mat or as part of a table runner. Instructions for the panel will also be provided.

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 Nov 2015: Ask the Redbridge Senior Police Team

An opportunity to meet members of the Redbridge Senior Leadership Team and ask questions about policing issues that concern you.

Hosted by Millenium Watch

Monday 23 November 2015
7 - 8:30pm
St. Bede Church Hall, Bishops Avenue, Chadwell Heath, RM6 5RS

Twitter: @MPSRedbridge

21 Nov 2015: Looking for Lichen at Hainault Forest

Lichen Discovery
Saturday 21st November 2015
Free Walk: 10am-12noon
Meet: Hainault Forest Country Park car park IG74QN 1st Car Park by the Cafe
Pay and display parking available

Our resident naturalist, Brian Ecott will be guiding us around Hainault Forest Country Park to take a look into the fascinating world of lichens. As well as showing us some common species, we’ll get a close up look at features which help to identify them.

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

21 Nov 2015: A year of reading dangerously at Wanstead library

Tea, Cakes & Some Fabulous Foreign Fiction In Wanstead Library
Saturday 21 November 2015

Reserve your free place by contacting Wanstead Library on 020 87087400 or contact Rhonda Brooks on 020 87082409, rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk

16 Nov 2015: Crossrail accessibility - Meeting TfAll

Crossrail accessibility: more than just stepfree stations!
Monday 16th November 2015 – 2-4pm
Fifth floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, 16-20 Clements Rd, Ilford IG1 1BA

Last year, after lots of campaigning, we were thrilled when Transport for London and Department for Transport announced that every Crossrail station – including Seven Kings - would be made stepfree.

But there’s so much more to transport access than having a lift. Join Redbridge Transport Action Group’s next meeting to discuss what else we’d like to see from this new railway. From wheelchair spaces on trains to station signage, this is your opportunity to tell Crossrail representatives what your priorities are.

We will be joined by Cliodhna Loughney, Crossrail train engineer, and Jonathan Baggs, also from Crossrail, who will tell us more about plans for station design.

We’ll also be hearing from members Abdul Jamil and June Kelsey about their recent trip with local MP Mike Gapes, showing him the challenges that disabled and older people face on the railways.

Please let us know you are coming by calling Transport for All on 020 7737 2339 or email lianna@transportforall.org.uk. Refreshments will be provided.

Redbridge CVS is a short walk from Ilford Station (no stepfree access…yet!) and is served by buses 25, 86, 123, 128, 145, 147, 150, 167, 169, 179, 296, 364, 366, 369, 396, 462, W19. Don’t hesitate to phone Transport for All if you’d like assistance planning a journey.

The venue is accessible, but should you have specific requirements, for example, a speech-to-text or a BSL signer, please contact Transport for All by 6th November.

16 Nov 2015: Local Forum - Chadwell

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 16 November 2015
6pm to 8:45pm
Marjorie Collins Centre, 
237 Grove Road, Romford, RM6 4XF

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.

14 Nov 2015: The Jazz Exchange - Ilford

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club present ‘pop-up’ performances as part of The Streets and in celebration of EFG London Jazz Festival

Ilford Exchange Shopping Centre, High Road, Ilford IG1 4BG

Saturday 14 November 2015 11am to 5.30pm
  • Niris – guitar duo jazz/flamenco/Latin style
  • Dave Dean – Swing classics with guitar accompaniment
  • Jyotsna Srikanth’s Bangalore Dreams – Indian jazz trio
  • Indigo Shades – Annie Dehaney-Steven trio
  • Blue Roses – Quartet featuring singer Bernice
  • Ryan Green – Contemporary jazz songs with keyboard
  • Leszek Kulaszewicz Quartet – sax/bass/keyboard/guitar
  • Liz Byrne Quartet – featuring keyboard/bass/sax
  • Liz Byrne & Mark Yoxall – jazz/blues ukulele/vocal duo
Supported by Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure & Serious

Information: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Phone 07917 050490

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

Celebrate your high street with FREE live music!

14 Nov 2015: Guide Dogs Christmas Market

Guide Dogs Christmas Market

Saturday 14 November 2015
12 noon - 4pm
Guide Dogs Training School, Redbridge, Findlay House, 
7 Manor Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8ER

The Second Annual Guide Dogs Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 14 November from 1200 – 1600, at the Guide Dogs Training School in Woodford Green. This will be a great day for all the family with kennels tours, Santa Paws Grotto, Christmas Craft market stalls, Sweet tombola, Christmas Cards, refreshments and other fun activities.

Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Sorry, Pet Dogs Not Allowed. Limited parking is available on site.

Buses 275 and W14 stop nearby.

Lisa Clayton
0118 9838128

14 Nov 2015: The New Redbridge Wind Orchestra

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A programme of light music to suit all tastes
All Saints Church,
Saturday November 14th 2015 at 7.30 p.m.
also featuring the choir of Avon House Preparatory School
Adults £10
Concessions £7
Under 11 free
For further information Call 020 8505 4329

11 Nov 2015: Remembrance Ceremony Fairlop Waters

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Fairlop Heritage Group

Remembrance Ceremony
Wednesday 11 November 2015
Fairlop Waters Country Park
Assemble at the clubhouse
from 1030 am
two minute silence at 1100 am
This year we especially remember those who served from Ireland and Russia,
Including Lt. Claude Handley Trotter from County Galway
F/O Stanislav Kurowicki from Kotelniki
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There will be welcomed guests from Ireland and Russia.
After the ceremony, wreaths will be laid on the Memorial,
led by
The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr. Barbara White.
200 Children, teachers and parents from from John
Bramston, Fullwood and Mossford Green Primary schools
are expected to attend.

10 Nov 2015: Shetland - RSPB North East London

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Shetland - Ann and Phil Farrer take us north - same country, different world of birds and wildlife.
Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 8pm

Admission £3-50, £3 for RSPB and WREN members, children free

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.

7 Nov 2015: Dhruv Arts at Redbridge Town Hall

Saturday 7 November 2015 - Redbridge Town Hall

Start 2pm - 10pm / £15 / £40 Family Ticket - Booking Office Click!

Running Order

2pm Dhruv Ensemble and Choir – directed by Jyotsna Srikanth

​3pm Utsav Music presents Bells in Sync by Shallu Jindal, Yashasvini Jindal & Krithika Subramanian – coming together of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi Indian classical dance forms

3.45pm Southern Rhythms – South Indian percussion ensemble by Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam), Giridhar Udupa (ghatam) & NS Manjunath (drums)

5pm Sur Rang – Bengali songs and culture with explanations in English

7pm Mahathi – Carnatic Classical vocal with Jyotsna Srikanth (violin), Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam) and Giridhar Udupa (ghatam)

7 Nov 2015: Winter migrant bird walk - Valentines Park

Winter migrant bird walk
Saturday 7th November 2015
Free walk: 9.30am-11.30 am
Meet: Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford (Pay and display car park on site)

Bird expert Mike Condon will be talking us around Valentines Park to look out for winter migrants as the weather turns colder. This event is being run in partnership with the NE London RSPB group and Vision RCL’s nature conservation ranger team.

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

6 Nov 2015; Lizzie B at the RAFA

Steve Collins says:

You might have caught a preview on Sunday at the Ilford Library Fabula Festival when 'Rimpy' & Kuldeep and Ian Hollyer augmented a range of spoken word presentations with some musical contributions. If you missed it then here's the perfect opportunity in the friendly and intimate atmosphere of the RAFA Club to chill out to some beautiful sitar and tabla music and join in singing Ian's collection of popular classics! Topping the bill with her delicious mix of original songs and tasteful covers (including Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan) is Lizzie B, taking a night off from her band commitments with Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective!
Hope to see lots of you there for another wonderful evening!

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ACOUSTIC ZONE R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 6 November 7.45pm

Lizzie B Acoustic folk songs – originals and some classic covers www.lizzieb.co.uk
Ian Hollyer Singer/guitarist performing electro-acoustic 60’s & 70’s classics including Beatles, Bread, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel

‘Rimpy’ & Kuldeep
Beautiful and compelling Indian music on sitar and tablas

Admission only £4 (Under 18’s £2) No membership required – all welcome
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk

5 Nov 2015: Barkingside Barnardo's Firework Display

Thursday 5 November 2015
gates open at 5:30pm
Displays at 6:30pm and 7:30pm
Barkingside Recreation Ground
Tickets: £5 and £3

There will be two displays for the price of one at this fireworks celebration. Gates will open at 5.30pm for visitors to enjoy fairground rides and food stalls before a children's display at 6.30pm. The main event with a louder, more extravagant display, will take place from 7.30pm. The charity, whose headquarters are close to Barkingside Recreation Ground where the event will be hosted, is in need of volunteers to help sell tickets, manage the crowd and raise funds on the night; email community-fundraising@barnardos.org.uk or call 02084987033 to get involved.

5 Nov 2015: Redbridge Volunteering Fair

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Volunteering Fair
Thursday 5th November 11am - 2pm
Redbridge Town Hall
Supported by the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Barbara White

Volunteering in a charity or not for profit group is a great way to get more involved in the community. Through volunteering you can meet new people, support a cause you care about, develop skills and experience, and get references.

Why not come along to meet lots of organisations that do amazing work in the London Borough of Redbridge? If you have time to spare and talents to offer, there are lots of roles available.

If you are involved in a not for profit organisation in Redbridge and want to recruit volunteers,
contact Karolina Dylewska on 0208 514 9622 or email: karolina@redbridgecvs.net to find out how to book a stall.

5 Nov 2015: Mayor's Appeal - The Real Deal

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Mayor’s Appeal 2015/16

The Real Deal
Bring your antiques to sell or have valued to
The Prince Regent Hotel
Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex IG8 8AE
Jan from Dickinson’s Real Deal, plus other experts, will buy or value your items
Thursday, 5th November
Doors open at 7.00pm
Tickets: £10.00
Tea and coffee and cake available while you wait
Maximum of two items per person

Send money for tickets to:
The Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, Ilford IG1 1DD
or telephone: 07957 445 717
Don’t forget your return address – or enclose a self-addressed envelope

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)

4 Nov 2015: Heritage Coffee Morning

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Heritage coffee morning at Fullwell Cross
Wednesday 4 November
Fullwell Cross Library
11am – 12 noon
Are you interested in local history? Join the Information and Heritage team and local historian Pam Williams for this special themed coffee morning. Pam will bring along her collection of coins and tokens for discussion.

For more information call 020 8708 9281

3 Nov 2015: Health & Well-being Workshop - Faith Forum

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Redbridge Faith Forum and Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
Tuesday 3 November 2015
1.30-3.30 pm
The Vine Church, Riches Road, Ilford IG1 1JH
All (men and women) are warmly welcome to join us for this afternoon Workshop which aims to give
us an increased understanding of wellbeing and awareness of the issues surrounding mental health
with contributions from those who have lived experience of mental health.
An opportunity to consider the following questions:-
 How can we care for ourselves & support others to maintain wellbeing?
 How can we stop the stigma of mental illness?
 How can we teach our children and young people resilience to cope in today’s competitive environment?
For more information, and to book your FREE place contact:
Karen/Saira on 020 8708 2478/ or email: faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk