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

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2016/17

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

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:

27 Sep 2016: Coffee Morning - Engaging the Community

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Engaging the Community

with our guest speaker
Bob Littlewood
Redbridge Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills & Fairness
Bob's portfolio includes
"To formulate a strategy for promoting interaction and collaboration 
between residents, communities and the council."

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

Tuesday 27th September 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

25 Sep 2016: Foraging Course at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Foraging Course
Autumn Session
At Forest Farm Peace Garden
Sunday 25th September
11am – 4pm

A 1 day course run by Aaron ‘Hedgerow’ Edgeley, an ethnobotanist with over 25 years experience of wild food & foraging, you will learn how to:
  • Forage safely & legally in the uk
  • Look at landscape & ecology from a forager’s perspective
  • Identify wild edibles
  • Process wild edibles
Upon successful completion you will get a certificate accredited by global learning gateway
Fees: £18 (10% discount for buddies)

For further details & to register please contact aaron at:
aaron.edgeley@gmail.com or SPEAK TO FFPG STAFF (we are on site on Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am-4pm)

24 Sep 2016: Barkingside Light Night

A free community event with live performances, workshops and food stalls

Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 2pm - 9pm

Ken Aston Square outside Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 2EA

22 Sep 2016: Bat Walk in Goodmayes Park

September’s nearly upon us, the nights are drawing in which means it’s time for our annual programme of bat walks. It’s a great way to learn all about these marvellous little animals, which have unfairly gained a bad reputation. Rather than sucking blood did you know that all British bats eat insects? One of our most common bats, a pipistrelle, can eat over 3000 mosquitoes in one night!

During the walks you’ll get a chance to use our bat detectors so you can hear the bats echo-locate. We’re normally lucky enough to spot them feeding around the park lakes too. Walks last around 1 hour and cost £3 per person. Suitable for 7 years+.

Booking essential as places are limited, meeting point will be given at time of booking.

South Park
Thursday 8 September
Walk starts at 8pm

Valentines Park
Wednesday 14 September
Walk starts at 7:45pm

Goodmayes Park
Thursday 22 September
Walk starts at 7:30pm

Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision RCL
James Leal Centre, Ray Park, Snakes Lane East IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316

21 Sep 2016: Local Forum - Ilford

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 21 September 2016
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gloucester Room, Redbridge Central Library
Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

· 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 Sep 2016: Open House at Fullwell Cross Library

Open House
Fullwell Cross Library

Saturday 17 September 2016
9.30am – 4pm

We are taking part in the capital’s largest annual festival of Architecture and Design. There will be a display of the history of Barkingside and a talk by Carol Murray from the Gibberd Garden on Gibberd’s work and life. Sir Frederick Gibberd was the architect of Fullwell Cross Library and other projects including Liverpool Catholic Cathedral, the first three Heathrow terminals and the master plan for Harlow new town.

Talk 2pm – 2.45pm
Free but please book in advance for talk at the library or www.thelittleboxoffice.com/vision

web: www.redbridge.gov.uk/libraries tele: 0208 708 9281 Twitter: @RedbridgeLibs

17 Sep 2016: Commonwealth Estate Food Fest

Commonwealth Estate
Food Fest
Saturday 17 September 2016
Fold cafe, Cranbrook Baptist Church, 
Wellesley Road, Ilford, IG1 4JT

Ilford Transition Town is excited to be working with residents on the Commonwealth Estate in Ilford to run an urban community Food Fest. This is thought to be the first one of its kind in Redbridge and its all about bringing in the harvest as there are fruit trees on the estate and plenty of herbs and veggie patches around. It’s also about stopping food waste.
This is a good excuse to have a community get together, celebrate the harvest, especially what’s grown here, and to share recipes and food preserving tips. Corine, Habiba, Hayley, Jon, Olcay, Ros, Ruth, Shilpa, Suhas (organising committee)
Please pass on the word. It’s bring and share: your fresh herbs, your harvest, surplus veg, food tasters, recipes, conversation :)

The commonwealth gardeners will be creating a fruit tree map to make it easier next year to harvest all the fruit and stop any going to waste. Shilpa Patel

16 Sep 2016: Mayor's Appeal - Quiz Night

Mayor of Redbridge’s Appeal 2016/17

Quiz Night
at Sir James Hawkey Hall
Friday, 16th September
at 7.00 for 7.30pm (prompt start)

Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0BG

Tickets: £15.00
(includes Fish & Chips and cakes)
Tables of up to 10 people
Bring your own drink and nibbles

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

In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities:

15 Sep 2016: Work Redbridge Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair

Getting Redbridge working with the 2016 Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair
A wealth of exciting opportunities will be on offer at the 2016 Work Redbridge Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair which will take place on Thursday 15 September, 11am to 3pm at Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford.
The Jobs Fair will help people to establish a successful and meaningful career with over 100 vacancies on offer. Residents will be able to speak face to face with major employers including Barclays, Toys R Us, the NHS, Premier Sport, Army Careers, City Gateway, Big Creative and Adecco.

Expert career advice
Help will be given to people who want to put together a winning CV and expert career options advice will be provided at the CV and Careers Advice Clinics. Residents will also be able to apply for apprenticeship positions, training courses or valuable volunteering opportunities. Laptops will be available for residents to directly apply for jobs online.

Visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/workredbridge for Work Redbridge support and sign up to the Work Redbridge email to get the latest employment news and events.
Follow @WorkRedbridge and get the latest Council vacancies and Work Redbridge updates.

13 Sep 2016: That Hole in the Ground
- RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
That Hole in the Ground

Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 8pm

What can we do with that? Well, turning an old gravel pit into a wildlife haven is an everyday job for Nigel Symes. And we do have local examples to discuss with him.

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

10 Sep 2016: Seed - The Untold Story - London Premier

Seed: The Untold Story

Saturday, 10 September 2016
from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)
Leytonstone Library
6 Church Lane
E11 1HG London
United Kingdom

Bookings here, click!

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy.

As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Transition Leytonstone are proud to be giving Seed its very first London screening during Cultivate Waltham Forest. There are only 80 seats available in Leytonstone Library, so make sure that you book yours!


9 Sep 2016: Unhalfbricking at the RAFA


R.A.F.A Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA 
(10 minutes walk Ilford or Gants Hill Stations)
Friday 9 September 7.45pm - 11pm

Classic Folk Rock performed by two of the Traveling Tilburys: Angus Colgan & Mick Day on Vocals, Mandolin, Bouzouki, 6 & 12 String Guitars, Harmonica, Electric Uke, Tenor Banjo and Percussion. Featuring the classic songs of Fairport Convention & Lindisfarne

Stephan Liebrecht (ex-Damaged Goods) with a duo slice of his new band playing original songs, rhythmic, tuneful and a little bit funky

Ian Hollyer
Singer/guitarist performing 60’s & 70’s classics including Beatles, Bread, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel

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

3 Sep 2016: Permablitz - Building a Yurt

Saturday 3rd September 2016
All day event.
Forest Farm Peace Garden

For more details please contact Susannah at: info@permablitzlondon.com
This is a workshop run in partnership with Permablitz London team who entrusted us with a gift of a yurt which will be used to host workshops, storytelling events and many other amazing events we plan to run in the future.
On the day we will be preparing the space for the yurt and erecting the structure.
Please book your place - contact Susannah at: info@permablitz.com

Find us here.

3 Sep 2016: Celebrate 30 years of Guide Dogs
Redbridge Training School

2 Sep 2016: Love Food Hate Waste - Healthy Cooking Workshop


Friday, 2nd September 2016
11am - 1pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden

Join us for a free workshop 'Love Food Hate Waste - Healthy Cooking in the Garden'! We will be making cheese, a salad from freshly harvested garden produce and fruity dessert. This workshop will be run by Redbridge Recycling Team in conjunction with 'Love food Hate Waste' campaign. Max number of participants is 15. Please book your place in advance, contact Anna at: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

Find us here.