17 Dec 2016: A Game for the Homeless

A Game for the Homeless

Barkingside FC v. FC Romania

17 December 2016
KO 3pm
Venue: Crickelfields

A charity football match in aid of the homeless.

Background and details here.

17 Dec 2016: The Great Redbridge Christmas Bake Off

The Great Redbridge Christmas Bake Off
at Gants Hill Library
Saturday 17 December 2016
3pm, All ages, FREE

please bring along cakes from 2pm for judging


Redbridge’s very own version of the Great British Bake-off! If you love making cakes (and we like eating them) and have always wanted a chance to show them off, now’s the time. Come along to Gants Hill Library for the opportunity to wow the judges with your Christmas time baked goodies. There will of course be prizes – a £20 Waterstones voucher (what else? it’s a library) for the winner, a £10 one for the runner-up. Good luck!

Sign up to participate at the library or via Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-bake-off-in-redbridge-tickets-29374166924

For more information call Gants Hill library 020 8708 9274
www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries
@redbridgeLibs

Applications to be a judge or taster are closed.

16 Dec 2016: Showcase Night at the RAFA

REDBRIDGE GREEN FAIR MUSIC CLUB
ACOUSTIC ZONE    


R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA 
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 16 December 7.45pm - 11pm


Showcase Night


HeadSpace
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 www.headspacemusic.co.uk





Corragh
Welcome return for Corragh playing lively Irish dance tunes and songs on flute, fiddle, mandolin & guitars. Influences include the Dubliners, Christy Moore and the Pogues, guaranteed to get your feet tapping! https://www.corragh.wordpress.com


More fantastic music at Ilford’s friendliest venue!

Admission only £4 (under 18’s £2)
Licensed Bar with real ale - Family-friendly - All ages welcome

More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490
rgfmusicclub@gmail.com www.rgf.org.uk

11 Dec 2016: Christmas Mayhem Concert at Old Parks

Christmas Mayhem Concert
at the Old Parkonians Sports Club
Oakfield Playing Fields
with Fairlop Brass


Sunday 11th December, 
doors open 6:30pm, 7:30pm start
Licenced Bar (loud singing encouraged)

Adults £7, accompanied children £2
(proceeds go to charity)
Contact mailus@fairlopbrass.co.uk for tickets, or buy on the door.


10 Dec 2016: Santa Paws Christmas Market

The Third Annual Guide Dogs Christmas Market will be held on 
Saturday 10 December 2016 
from 1200 – 1600 
at the Guide Dogs Training School 
in Woodford Green
Findlay House, 7 Manor Road, IG8 8ER
Admission is free.

Limited parking is available on site.

This promises to be a great day for all the family with kennels tours, Santa Paws Grotto, Christmas Craft market stalls, sweet tombola, Christmas cards, and refreshments.

Pet Dogs are not allowed on the premises.
Buses 275 and W14 stop nearby.

10 Dec 2016: A Christmas Celebration with New Essex Choir

NEW ESSEX CHOIR
Conductor – Lawrence Tatnall
Organ – Andrew Taylor
Piano – Peter Miller

Christmas Celebration

7.30 pm
Saturday 10th December
The Drive Methodist Church
The Drive Ilford IG1 3PP
at junction with Eastern Avenue near Redbridge Station

Benjamin Britten ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ Christmas Music Old and New



Tickets £11 (£9) under 14 free.
In advance £10 (£8)
Box Office 020 8550 5303
www.newessexchoral.org.uk

10 Dec 2016: Winter Woodland Walk - Claybury park

Winter Woodland Walk
Saturday 10 December 2016
10am-12noon

Come and join the ranger for a leisurely walk through Claybury Park. You’ll have a chance to learn about the management practices taking place and the wildlife benefiting from it.

Meet at: Entrance on Roding Lane North opposite Claybury Road, Woodford Green IG8 8JE


Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision RCL

James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

Email:nature.conservation@visionrcl.org.uk
Twitter: @RedbridgeLive
Facebook: www.facebook.com/redbridgelive

8 Dec 2016: A London Christmas with The Mansion Mummers



Registered Charity No. 1101835
present
A LONDON CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the festive season with

The Mansion Mummers




Thursday 8th December
7.30 pm
Valentines Mansion
Tickets £10 members, £12 non-members
refreshments included

Information 020 8478 7248

www.valentines.org.uk

info@valentines.org.uk

7 Dec 2016: Christmas at Barkingside


Christmas in Barkingside

Wednesday 7th December 2016
5-8pm

This year we hope to have a Christmas Tree in the "Harry Moth" pit located on the stage area of Ken Aston Square.

The Redbridge Mayor will be in attendance to turn on the lights at approx. 6pm

Other features will be:
  • Redbridge Music Lounge
  • Fullwood School choir
  • Holy Trinity Church Choir
plus Police Cadets, Peckish Food and a fairground company.

More details and timings to follow ...

Here it is ....


7 Dec 2016: Local Forum - Barkingside

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 7 December 2016
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Mossford Green Primary School
Fairlop Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2EW

· 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.

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.

Local Forum meetings are held every month at venues across the Borough.

This forum is the more formal Question Time element only and does not include a Market Place, but please check here as this sometimes changes without notice.

3 Dec 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Sing & Dance to Jungle Book

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2016/17

Sing and Dance
along
with Honey Kalaria
to
The Jungle Book

at Ilford Central Library
(Gloucester Room)

on
Saturday, 3rd December
at 3.00pm
£5.00 Entry
(Fancy Dress Costumes Optional)
Children to be accompanied by an adult


To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
Tel: 020 8708 2297 or 07549 395479 (evenings 6-9pm and weekends)
Email: redbridgemayorsappeal@hotmail.com or maryallen43@btinternet.com

In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities:

22 Nov 2016: Coffee Morning - Transport & Policing

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Transport & Policing

with our guest speaker
Keith Prince AM
Deputy Chair GLA Transport committee
Member GLA Police & Crime committee

In the Hainault Room
Fullwell Cross Library
09:45 for 10:00am - 11:45am

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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 e-mail Barkingside21@btinternet.com

21 Nov 2016: Local Forum - Chadwell Heath

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 21 November 2016
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Barley Lane Primary School
Huxley Drive, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4RJ

· 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.

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.

Local Forum meetings are held every month at venues across the Borough.

This forum is the more formal Question Time element only and does not include a Market Place, but please check here as this sometimes changes without notice.

17 Nov 2016: Public Meeting - Save King George A&E


Save King George A&E
Public Meeting
17 November 2016
6pm
Ilford Central Library

organised by Andy Walker
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12 Nov 2016: Guided Walk at Fairlop Waters - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Guided Walk
Fairlop Waters

Forest Road Barkingside IG6 3HN
Saturday 12 November 2016 at 8:30am

Now serviced by the 462 Bus.

Come and join RSPB North East London for another local walk at Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford as our leader.

This is Neil's local patch and he will show us the areas where he regularly walks to see what is about.

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).

For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Please note the earlier start time of 8.30am - it should give us a better chance of finding the birds!

Time: 8.30 am
Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315
E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

11 Nov 2016: Remembrance at Fairlop

image credit: David Solomon
Remembrance at Fairlop 2016

Friday 11 November 2016
Fairlop Waters Country Park Club House

10:30am Silence at 11:00am prompt

Since 2009 there has been a remembrance ceremony at Fairlop to remember those who served there in two World Wars.

This year we will remember those from Argentina and Norway.

The cultural connection with Norway is well known.
During World War II, Norway was invaded then occupied by Germany, the government exiled in London and we helped train Norwegian Commandos to attack Nazi installations.

The annual gift of a Norwegian Christmas Tree, erected in Trafalgar Square by the city of Oslo, is a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during the War.

Less well known, is that around 600 volunteers of Anglo-Argentine descent, joined the Royal Air Force, many served with 164 Argentine-British squadron, at Fairlop from September 1943 to February 1944.

image credit: David Kolody

This squadron trained as a ground attack unit. At Fairlop they used Hurricane Mk VI’s to attack V1 enemy missile launchers, bivouac areas, field headquarters, enemy supply/logistic points in support of field operations and concentrated areas of troop and weapon marshalling in northern France.

Towards the end of their time at Fairlop, they retrained to use Typhoons firing rockets at ground targets in support of landing forces after ‘D’’ Day, 6 June 1944.

All are welcome to attend Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN from 1030 am, with the silence at 1100 am prompt. Local school children are attending, one of whom will read a poem of remembrance.

11 Nov 2016: Free Tai Chi Classes at FFPG

FREE TAI CHI CLASSES

Thanks to recently secured ‘Fit for Fun’ funding we will be running free weekly Tai Chi classes at Forest Farm Peace Garden.

Start: Friday 1st July time: 3pm – 4pm for consecutive 20 weeks till 11th November 2016

Please note this is not a drop in class. The commitment to at least 10 classes is required.

All are welcome to join this free class! To sign up please contact: Anna: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org or call/txt: 07525 131 996.

Find us here.

8 Nov 2016: From the Weird to the Wonderful
- RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
From the Weird to the Wonderful

Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 8pm

Ben Andrew relates some of the more remarkable enquiries reaching the RSPB's Wildlife Enquiry service. It helps that he has another life as a skilled photographer.

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.

Telephone: 020 8989 4746
E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

29 Oct 2016: An Afternoon with George Gershwin

An Afternoon with George Gershwin
Saturday 29th October 2016
at 4pm at Ilford Hospital Chapel


Songs from Gershwin’s Broadway & Hollywood Shows performed by Kenneth More Theatre artists fund-raising in aid of the Friends of the Hospital Chapel. Tickets £8 in advance if paid for by 22nd October –Tickets purchased on the door or after 22nd October £10.

Tickets available from Barbara Westcott Tel 8597 0811 email bwestcott@btopenworld.com

27-28 Oct 2016: Superworm Storytime


October Half-Term Special:
Superworm
Storytime and Activities

Join us for a reading of Superworm and stay for some family fun as we show you how to build your own wormery. Meet live worms and learn about our super composting friends!

A workshop in partnership with the Redbridge Recycling Team and Amey.

South Woodford Library and Gym- Saturday 22 October
Seven Kings Library - Thursday 27 October
Wanstead Library - Friday 28 October

    Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
    Ages: 4 -11 years and families
    Free, book in advance at the library.

    For more information call 020 8708 3346 www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries
    @RedbridgeLibs

    26 Oct 2016: Local Forum - Clayhall

    Redbridge Local Forum
    Wednesday 26 October 2016
    6pm to 8:45pm
    Beal High School (Lower School)
    Woodford Avenue, Ilford, IG4 5FD

    · 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 this Local Forum: a Market Place and a Question Time.

    Market Place
    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
    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.

    25 Oct 2016: Coffee Morning - Public Safety on the Buses

    Coffee Morning

    and a talk on

    Public Safety on the Buses

    with our guest speaker
    Mel Marshall
    Roads and Transport Policing Command
    MPS Redbridge

    In the Hainault Room
    Fullwell Cross Library
    09:45 for 10:00am - 11:45am

    Tuesday 25th October 2016

    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 e-mail Barkingside21@btinternet.com

    23 Oct 2016: Redbridge Multi-Faith Peace Walk

    This year's Redbridge Multi-faith Walk of Peace 
    takes place in central Ilford on
    Sunday afternoon 23rd October 2016 

    Come and join Redbridge Faith Forum's Multi-faith Walk to visit different faith venues and hear what we can each do to make the world a more peaceful place. You are welcome to join in the whole walk or join/leave at any point. Timings are as follows:

    1.15pm Meet at the Buddhist Vihara at 9 Balfour Road IG1 4HP– refreshments available. (Shoes to be removed if entering the prayer room). Talk at 1.25pm

    1.45 pm Depart Vihara to continue Walk

    1.55 pm Arrive at the Hindu Temple, 43 Cleveland Road IG1 1EE. (Shoes to be removed when entering temple). Talk at 2 pm

    2.15 pm Depart Temple to continue Walk

    2.20 pm Arrive at Ilford Islamic Community Centre for presentations from The Jewish & Muslim Communities 52-56 Albert Road IG1 1HW – refreshments available. There will be an opportunity to visit the Mosque for which shoes to be removed & women required to cover heads.

    3.00 pm Depart Community Centre to continue Walk

    3.10 pm Arrive at Vine United Reform Church, Riches Road, IG1 1JH. Talk at 3.15pm

    3.45 pm Depart Church to continue Walk.

    4.00 pm Arrive at Karamsar Gurdwara, 400 High Road IG1 1TW (Shoes to be removed & men & women will be required to cover heads - head coverings supplied if necessary).

    Please note that everyone is invited to attend the Langar at the Gurdwara to enjoy a vegetarian meal
    For information and advance registration please contact RFF: on 0208 708 2478 or email  faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk
    Website - www.redbridgefaithforum.org.

    17 Oct 2016: Grow Like a Pro with Audacious Veg at FFPG

    Grow Like A Pro 
    with Audacious Veg 
    at Forest Farm Community Garden

    Between 11 July - 17 October, 
    Mondays 10am-12noon

    Join the Local Food Revolution! Want to grow food that tastes better, produces bigger harvests, and is better for the environment? Learn how through the Audacious Veg ‘Grow like a Pro’ course taught by expert growers from the Audacious Veg Team.

    You can pick and choose which sessions you attend and “pay as you go”, or you can book yourself for the whole course (and get a discount if you pay in advance!)

    The trainings are perfect for you if you’re a complete novice, or if you have a season or two of food growing under your belt but want to gain a thorough knowledge of ecologically responsible growing techniques to maximise harvest and flavour. The sessions are skills-based and hands-on, and you’ll get handouts to take home and use.

    For further details and course fees please visit https://audaciousveg.org/training or contact natalie@audaciousveg.org to find out more and sign up.

    15 Oct 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Murder Mystery Night

    Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2016/17

    Murder Mystery Night
    at Sir James Hawkey Hall
    on
    Saturday 15th October
    at 7.00 for 7.30pm (prompt start)

    Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0BG

    Tickets: £25.00
    Includes cold buffet ; Bring your own drink

    To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
    Tel: 020 8708 2297 or 07748 155680
    or Email: maryallen43@btinternet.com

    In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities:

    14 Oct 2016: Classical Music & Costumes at ValMan

    Registered Charity No. 1101835
    in association with Valentines Mansion Trust
    present
    CLASSICAL MUSIC AND COSTUMES

    An eminent Chinese musician, Joanna Zenghui Qiu, and talented players from the Redbridge Music Service, followed by an illustrated talk by John Bright, director of Cosprop, a costume house, on costumes made for major films, TV dramas and theatre.

    Friday 14th October 2016, 7.00 pm
    Valentines Mansion
    Ticket £10, refreshments included
    Enquiries 020 8554 7001/020 8554 9760


    13 Oct 2016: Public Meeting on Hate Crime

    Redbridge Equalities & Community Council invite you to a 
    Public Meeting about Hate Crime on:
    Thursday 13th October 2016
    7.30-9pm 
    Gloucester Room, Ilford Central Library, Clements Road

    This is during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
    Hate Crime is driven by prejudice against different groups of people. There will be speakers talking about hate crimes targeting race, religions, sexuality and disabilities a and a speaker from Harlow where there have been very serious incidents including a murder.

    Speakers include the Secretary of Harlow Trades Council, A Polish organisations called RAZEM; which means Together, Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND), Redbridge Concern for Mental Health about disability hate crime, Redbridge Rainbow Community about homophobic and transphobic attacks and Redbridge Equalities & Community Council.

    For further information contact RECC on office1@redbridgeequalities.org.uk
    telephone (020) 8551-8178.

    David Landau
    Redbridge Equalities and Community Council
    Gants Hill United Reformed Church
    39 Woodford Avenue
    Ilford
    Essex IG2 6UH

    Web: http://www.redbridgeequalities.org.uk

    11 Oct 2016: Bee Aware - RSPB North East London

    RSPB North East London

    Illustrated Talk: Bee Aware


    Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 8pm

    Unfortunately our advertised speaker has had to cancel at short notice but luckily Peter Dalby, an experienced local beekeeper from Pebadale Apiaries, has agreed to step into the breach! He enjoys passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm and will talk about general bee keeping, bees and their current problems and threats.

    He will bring some of his products to the talk so you will have the opportunity to buy some or win some honey in the raffle!

    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.

    Telephone: 020 8989 4746
    E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

    9 Oct 2016: Abundance Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

    ABUNDANCE DAY 2016
    Date: Sunday, 9th October 2016
    Time: 12noon-5pm
    Cost: FREE
    Forest Farm Peace Garden


    'Abundance Day’ is our annual event celebrating the harvest time in the garden. The programme this year will include live music played by local charity ‘The Redbridge Music Lounge’ and demonstrations of foraging and fermented food making. London Borough of Redbridge Recycling Team will run ‘Give and Take’ stall with free books, clothes and bric-a-brac. There will be ‘pick your apples and take them home’ activity, introducing the participants to many varieties of apples growing in the garden.

    Recycle Ilford, a social enterprise bike recycling project will provide Dr Bike workshop. All attendees are invited to bring their bikes for a free maintenance check and repairs.

    There will be a range of activities for children such as; natural messy play for under 5s, ‘veggie creatures’ crafts activity and face painting. There will be an organic plants and honey for sale, as well as freshly pressed apple juice. Also, freshly cooked soup and range of delicious foods prepared in our outdoors Cob Oven Kitchen by Forest Farm Peace Garden community of volunteers! Put the date in your diary!

    Find us here.

    9 Oct 2016: Best of Music Fest - Walled Garden Valentines Mansion


    Best of Music Fest
     at Valentines Mansion Walled Garden
    Sunday 9 October 2016
    at 11am - 3:30pm
    1 Emerson Road, Ilford, IG1 2QQ

    The final event for this year
    • Replay – trio reviving classic pop songs
    • JGL Singers – gospel-style choir
    • HeadSpace – soulful guitar-based original songs
    • Corragh – Irish traditional folk band
    • Annie Maguire – young singer/guitarist with pop covers
    • Al Neville & Rachel Eyres – original songs, guitar, violin
    • Catherine Lima Jazz Band – vocal-led smooth jazz
    The Best of Music Fest returns to the Walled Garden for a fourth great season! Redbridge Music Lounge and Redbridge Green Fair Music Club will once again be running their popular live music sessions amid the beautiful horticultural surroundings of Valentines Mansion, in the welcoming atmosphere of the Gardeners Cottage Café.

    A feast of musical pleasures will be provided by many high quality musicians and singers from in and around Redbridge, mixing folk and jazz, soft rock and classical, pop and country, and everything around and in between!

    A limited amount of seating will be available but you may wish to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets.

    Free entry

    8 Oct 2016: Autumn Fete at Newbridge School


    Barley Lane Campus
     (opposite King George Hospital)
     AUTUMN FETE
    Saturday 8th October 2016  
    2.00 pm – 5.00 pm in the main hall
    ENTRANCE FREE
    Games, Toys,  Books, Tombola,  Jewellery, Bric-a-Brac, Face Painting,  Human Fruit Machine,  Refreshments,  Food from different cultures, Chocolate Fountain, Big Band Music,  Free  ‘Mystery prize’ draw!                      

             And Lots more!

    29 Sep 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Curry Night at Tabta

    Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2016/17

    Curry Night
    at
    hosted by The Mayor of Redbridge , Cllr Gurdial Bhamra
    on
    Thursday 29th September
    at 7.00 for 7.30pm
    300-310 High Road,
    Ilford, Essex
    IG1 1QW


    Tickets: £25.00
    (includes a 3 course Indian meal and live entertainment)

    To book, contact the Mayor’s Appeal:
    Tel: 020 8708 2297 Email: LBRMayorsAppeal@gmail.com
    Tabla Restaurant 020 8514 4400 Email: info@tabla-ilford.com
    Ravi Bhanot 07956 556 613 Email: ravi@coolherbals.com

    In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities: