31 Mar 2016: Holiday Heroes

Holiday Heroes

Basic Emergency Life Support Skills training session
Thursday, 31 March, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
RedbridgeCVS - 5th Floor Forest House 16-20 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BA

  • Would you know what to do if someone collapsed in the street in front of you?
  • How would you deal with someone who was bleeding badly?
  • Would you feel confident of being able to help them, or would you panic?

Volunteer Centre Redbridge have teamed up with the London Ambulance Service to offer some basic Emergency Life Support Skills training sessions. A session lasts for two hours, is free, and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Giving up two hours of your time now could save someone’s life in the future! All participants will receive an attendance certificate.

2-4pm, Thursday 31 March, Ilford
Places are limited – book at www.bit.ly/holidayheroes16

30 Mar - 8 Apr 2016: Easter Courses for Kids at Redbridge Cycling Centre


Novice Go-Ride Skills
31st March 10:00-13:00 or 4th April 13:00-16:00
Fun skills in the coaching area for ages 5-10 concentrating on basic cycling techniques (must be able to ride without stabilisers).

Intermediate Go-Ride Skills
5th April 13:00 - 16:00
Basic Skills development, partly in the coaching area and then on the circuit for riders who have completed the Novice Go-Ride skills course. Ages 5-10

Advanced Go-Ride Skills
7th April 10:00 - 13:00
Further skills development on the circuit for riders who have completed the intermediate Go-Ride skills course. Ages 8+

Introduction to Mountain Biking (MTB)
30th March 10:00 - 13:00.
Suitable for riders who have limited off road experience. Ages 8-14.

Mountain Biking Follow Up
4th April 10:00 - 13:00
Suitable for riders who have completed the introduction to mountain biking course or cyclists wishing to learn more advanced mountain bike skills and techniques. Ages 8 -14

Introduction to Road Racing
1st April 10:00 - 13:00
Suitable for riders who are competent and would like to try road racing bikes. Road bikes can be
hired from the Centre. Ages 8-14.

Road Racing Follow-Up
8th April 10:00 - 13:00
Suitable for riders who have completed the introduction to road racing course or novice road racers  who wish to learn new skills and techniques. Ages 8-16

Introduction to BMX
1st April 13:00-16:00 or 5th April 10:00-13:00
Suitable for competent cyclists who wish to try BMX, this course is an introduction to basic techniques needed to ride the BMX track safely

BMX Follow Up
6th April 10:00-13:00
Suitable for riders who have completed the introduction to BMX course or who have basic BMX skills, this course will concentrate on improving riders skills and preparing them to race.

All sessions cost £10.00 per child. Bikes are available to hire for an extra £5.00.
Courses start promptly so please ensure that children are signed in 15 minutes before the start.
Courses are all held outdoors so please be prepared for inclement weather. Refunds will only be given for course cancellations by the centre.
To book please call 0208 500 9359, with payment by debit or credit card. A parental consent form is also required prior to the session.
Phone: 020 8500 9359 or email rcc@vision-rcl.org.uk
Forest Road, Hainault, Essex, IG6 3HP

26 Mar 2016: Harikatha (Musical Discourse) at Beal School

Dhruv Arts, UK presents
Harikatha (Musical Discourse) 
by Vishaka Hari
Experience the ecstatic mix of spirituality, music and talk.
26th​ March 2016​ at 6.00 pm
Topic: ‘Meenakshi Kalyanam’ in Tamil
Beal High School, Woodford Bridge Rd, Ilford, IG4 5LP

Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth – violin
RN Prakash – mridangam
​Pujenthan – khanjira
Sithamparanathan – morsing

Tickets: Individual: Adult: £15​,
Children (below 12 yrs): £10​
Family Tickets: £40​, entry for 4, 2 adults & 2 children (below 12 yrs)
Get tickets here.

25 Mar 2016:
Young Musicians Night at Cricklefields

Ilford Sports Club Cricklefield Stadium, Cricklefield Place
486 High Rd Ilford IG1 1FY
(10 minutes walk Seven Kings Station, opposite Cauliflower pub)
Friday 25 March 2016
Young Musicians Night 7:30 – 10:30pm

Tight indie-rock & pop trio, formerly The Shades, playing original songs https://www.facebook.com/Wavy-820632374731419/

Oliver Payne
Singer/songwriter/guitarist with popular covers and original songs

Ankita Goswami 
Pop singer with a wide range of great covers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIF_FZf3oPs

Plus new audition slots for other young performers supported by Redbridge Music Lounge ‘Redbridge Live Music Connection’ Project for local musicians 16–25 yrs

Admission only £4. (Under 18’s £2)
More information: Steve Collins 07917 050490

Email: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Website: www.rgf.org.uk
All Welcome – no age restrictions but under 14’s must be accompanied

22 Mar 2016: Coffee Morning - Upcycling

Coffee Morning
and a talk on

with our guest speakers
Brenda Maguire &
Habiba Ahmed

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

Tuesday 22nd March 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

20 Mar 2016: Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's Tea Party
 at Valentines Mansion Gardens
Sunday 20 March 2016
at 12noon - 2:30pm
1 Emerson Road, Ilford, IG1 2QQ

Step into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and picnic in the Mansion Gardens. Join in the interactive games and fun for all the family. Bring your own picnic.

This is a free event perfect for families - please come dressed in fancy dress! Spaces must be reserved by calling 020 8708 8100.

This event has been programmed as part of the GLAs Find Your London Festival.

19 Mar 2016: Sing Song at The Chequers

'Spring 2016 Sing-Song Night'
Saturday 19th March 2016
Starts 8pm
The Chequers
2 Barkingside High Sreet

A community singsong event hosted by local musicians. Lyrics and chords will be up on the big screen. We encourage everyone to join in, play your guitar / banjo / ukulele / triangle, etc or just come sing along! We will be playing 'classics' only so expect plenty of Beatles, Stones, Elvis, Kinks, Monkees, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Bob Marley etc.

We will be raising money for Barnados through a raffle and 'requests'. All proceeds go to charity.

Ravi says: As a local resident for 31 years it means a lot to me to have a live music venue in our high street. It is the first time me and our circle of friends have been able to walk to a local pub and see some great gigs. So as working musicians we are trying to do what we can to create a cultural buzz in the IG6 community.

19 Mar 2016: Big Barkingside Day Out!

Ken Aston Square, Barkingside
Join in the fun this spring

Big Barkingside Day Out!
Saturday 19 March 2016
11am - 3pm

A day of street art on a massive scale! Visitors will be encouraged to get creative and help make a very BIG modern art masterpiece! The fun will continue with Giant Garden Games in the pocket park.

This event has been programmed as part of the GLA’s Find Your London Festival.

Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA
www.redbridge.gov.uk (search for Better Barkingside)

14 Mar 2016: Local Forum - Woodford

Redbridge Local Forum
Monday 14 March 2016
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Orchard Estate Community Hall, 
150 Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0AG

· 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.

11 Mar 2016 + : Give and Take in Redbridge

Give and Take Days
With Redbridge Council

A Give and Take day is a waste exchange or swap event; a chance to get rid of things you don’t need any more and pick up something you do need.

Our very first Give and Take event in the Central library was a great success and inspired us to work in a partnership to offer our residents a regular venue.

Give and Take days are now planned on a monthly basis, they will be held on the following dates:

Friday 18 December 2015 1-5pm
Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

Monday 11 January 2016 11:30 - 3:30pm
Salvation Army Hall, 15 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BH

Friday 12 February 2016 11-3pm
Redbridge Institute, Gaysham Avenue, Ilford,Essex, IG2 6TD

Friday 11 March 2016 1-5pm
Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

You can bring along things like books, CDs, DVDs, sportswear, bric-a-brac, clean clothes, kitchenware, homeware, toys and games. Unfortunately we are unable to accept bulky items (such as furniture), electrical items or infant car seats.

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10 Mar 2016: Introducing MOPAC - Public Meeting

The meeting last October that had to be cancelled at the last moment has been re-scheduled.

In Partnership with

An Audience with Stephen Greenhalgh
Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime, (MOPAC) London

About the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime
  • Who we are and what we do
  • The Mayor’s priorities for a safer London
  • Crime in London – current and future challenges
  • Neighbourhood Policing
  • Swifter, surer justice
  • Police funding

Thursday 10th March 2016 
7:30pm – 9:15pm
in the Aldborough Room, Fullwell Cross Library

This is an open event with a capacity of 100 attendees, so be early.

For further details e-mail Barkingside21@btinternet.com

10 Mar 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Cream Tea at Valentines Mansion

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2015/16

Cream Tea 
At Valentines Mansion
Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA
Thursday 10th March
3 -5pm
Tickets: £12.50
includes welcome drink and cream tea

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)

8 Mar 2016: Restoring Rivers for Wildlife - RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk: Restoring Rivers for Wildlife

Tuesday 8 March 2016 at 8pm

Andy Thomas of the Wild Trout Trust will talk about his work restoring rivers from polluted channels to habitats for wild life, especially referring to Seven Kings Water.

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

8 Mar 2016: Health & Wellbeing Open Forum

RFF and RCMH warmly invite all men and women to a
Health & Wellbeing Open Forum
Tuesday 8th March 2016 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Buddhist Cultural Centre, 9 Balfour Road, Ilford IG1 4HP
This is an Open Forum marking International Women’s Day
The venue is fully accessible and located on many bus routes and close to Ilford main line station.

This open forum builds on the previous workshop held last November
It aims to further increase our understanding of wellbeing and awareness of the issues surrounding mental distress with contributions from those who have lived experience.
  • How can we care for ourselves & support others to maintain wellbeing?
  • How can we stop the stigma of mental illness?
For more information, and to reserve your FREE place contact: Karen/Saira on 020 8708 2478/ or email: faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk

4 Mar 2016: Deja Vu at the RAFA Club


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

Deja Vu
Trio of talented singer/guitarists taking us back to the gloriously beautiful and compelling songs of Crosby Stills & Nash

Annie Maguire
Music student and singer/songwriter/guitarist playing original songs and covers from artists including Emily Sande, Tracy Chapman, Lumineers, etc

Micky Brown
Original folk songs & popular country covers from Romford Folk Club regular

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

3 Mar 2016: Every house tells a story! - FX Library

Trace your house history. If you ever wondered what stood on the site of your house, who built it or who lived in it plus other interesting information, join this session.

Fullwell Cross Library
Thursday 3rd March 2016
2-3pm Free
Please book in advance
www.thelittleboxoffice.com/vision or at the library

www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries 0208 708 9281 @RedbridgeLibs