25 Jul 2017: Coffee Morning - Redbridge Calling

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Redbridge Calling 
- Getting the message out there

with our guest speaker
Kirsty Tobin
Head of Communications 
at Redbridge Council

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

Tuesday 25th July 2017

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

19 Jul 2017: Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board - Public Meeting

Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board

Meeting Wednesday 19 July 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm,
5th floor training room, Forest House, 
16‐20 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BA

AGENDA

To be advised


Schedule
6.30pm Wednesday 18 October 2017

9 Jul 2017: World Music Day at FFPG

The Forest Farm Peace Garden annual event, world Music Day, will be happening this year on:
Sunday 9th July, from 12 noon to 4.30 pm
They are currently looking for stall holders, alternative therapies practitioners and music performers! Please get in touch with Anna if you wish to take part in the event. E-mail: anna@forestfarmpeacegarden.org

World Music Day 
at 
Forest Farm Peace Garden

Sunday 9th July 2017
12 noon - 4:30pm
Free family friendly event!

Forest Farm Peace Garden

It is an annual FFPG event featuring brilliant world music performers, along with food stalls and activities for children such as; natural messy play and crafts! There will be health and wellbeing treatments demonstrations, and free workshops will include; herbal, foraging, DR Bike - free bike repairs, pond dipping for children and many more. Bring along a picnic and a blanket and settle down for an afternoon of music and culture in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Farm Peace Garden!

Directions:
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.

1 Jul 2017: Roding River Dipping

As part of London Rivers Week 2017, Thames 21 will be visiting Redbridge and the River Roding.


Saturday 1st July 
1.30 - 3.30pm

Join Thames21 in discovering what lives in the River Roding. Meet by the river near the entrance at Roding Lane South, opposite Whitney Avenue, IG4 5PP

Contact:
Emma Harrington, Thames21
07738 983 334,
emma.harrington@thames21.org.uk

27 Jun 2017: Coffee Morning with Redbridge Chamber of Commerce

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

Redbridge Chamber of Commerce
- What it is and what it does

with our guest speaker
Geoff Hill

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

Tuesday 27th June 2017

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

24-26 Jun 2017: St Peter's Annual Flower Festival
- Tell us a story

St. Peter’s Aldborough Hatch
Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, Ilford IG2 7QN
Buses: 66, 296 and 396 • Underground: Newbury Park (Central Line)
Flower Festival 2017
Theme: Tell us a story
Favourite children's books

Saturday 24th June
  • Church open from 10am to 6pm
  • Craft Market open from 10am to 5pm
  • Refreshments available from 10am to 5pm (including hot and cold drinks, salad lunches, strawberries and cream teas)
  • The Barnabas Band on the Green at 12noon
  • ‘Bells Aloud’ bellringers from St. Margaret’s, Barking on the Green at 2pm
  • Choral Music The combined choirs of local churches will give a recital in the Church at 3pm
  • The Palmerstone Dancers on the Green at 4pm
  • Service of Compline in the Church at 6pm
Sunday 25th June
  • Service of Holy Communion in the Church at 9am
  • Church open from 10am to 5pm
  • Craft Market open from 10am to 5pm
  • Refreshments available from 10am to 4.30pm
  • Music on the green Player(s) to be announced 11am to 1pm
  • Naomi Hinds (Pete Cried Wolf) local singer-songwriter performs a unique type of folk songs on the Green at 1pm
  • The Palmerstone Dancers on the Green at 2pm
  • Choral Music The combined choirs of local churches will give a recital in the Church at 3pm
Monday 26th June
  • Church open from 10am to 6pm

17 Jun 2017: Past & Present Antique, Vintage & Craft Fairs in Wanstead

Collectibles, antiques, vintage jewellery, buttons, clothes and other items, perfumes and handbags, household items, curios, homemade preserves, greeting cards and lots more. In 2 halls, lots of stalls, great friendly atmosphere. Come and find a unique item or gift.


A good place to pop in for a coffee, have a drink or lunch with a friend and find a great bargain too! Hot and cold refreshments available (homemade).10 am to 4.30 pm. Admission £1.


Past & Present Antique, Vintage & Craft Fairs

Christchurch Hall, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW
10am - 4:30pm

Local underground stations: Wanstead or Snaresbrook on the Central Line.
Email: events2visit@gmail.com

Saturday January 14 - CANCELLED
Saturday February 18
Saturday March 18
Saturday April 22
Saturday May 20
Saturday June 17
Saturday October 21
Saturday November 18
Saturday, December 18 - Christmas Fair


16 Jun 2017: Bat Walk and Moth Trapping

Two events from the WREN Wildlife and Conservation Group

Friday 16th 9-10:30pm - Evening bat walk in Wanstead Park.
Meet: The tea hut.
Leader: Francis Castro.
Come and listen to the bats flying over Wanstead Park by the use of Bat Detectors.

Friday 16th 10-12pm - Midnight Moth trapping.
Meet: The Temple enclosure.
Leader: Tim Harris.
A moth trap, which does not harm the moths, will be in operation by the Temple.
Come and see what has been attracted by the light!

Enquiries: Email Tim Harris.

13 Jun 2017: Birding Down Under - Talk with RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
Birding Down Under

Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 8pm

Richard Pople takes us to a place where even common birds look in one way familiar but always at least a bit different to what you are used to.

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

11 Jun 2017: Music Fest in Walled Garden Valentines Mansion

Best of the Music Fest

Redbridge Music Lounge and 
the Green Fair Music Club

A fifth season of FREE and diverse live music on the second Sunday each month in

The Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Emerson Road Ilford IG1 4XA

Sunday 11 June 2017 from 11am to 3.30pm with


Future events planned: Sundays 9 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October

Supported by Tesco, LB Redbridge & Gardeners Cottage Cafe

All welcome – bring your picnic blanket!
Information: rgfmusicclub@gmail.com Phone 07917 050490

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

10 Jun 2017 - Green Pop-up Market in Ilford Town centre

After a successful 2016 the green pop up market and community cafe in Ilford Town Centre is now ready to scale-up in 2017. In this new year there will be a theme each month with music and workshops/activities to complement 2016 market ingredients. Your ideas are needed and contacts to scale up in 2017. Please do get in touch with hannunna@yahoo.com 07985 540786 Begona Belmonte, Green Pop Up market volunteer.

Second Saturday of the Month from January ...

Saturday 14th January 2017
Saturday 11th February 2017
Saturday 11th March 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 9th September 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
Saturday 9th December 2017

10am-2pm
Just off the pedestrianised area at the Salvation Army centre in Clements Road


This is a collaboration between:
Recycles Ilford is a social enterprise that repairs bikes and sells them on. They have a contract with Shanks to hand over all thrown away bikes. The volunteers are often homeless and looking to learn a skill, build confidence and get involved in community life. They have been holding a Saturday sale for a couple of years in the borough.

For more information please contact Begona Belmonte on hannunna@yahoo.com. To see the Sophia Hubs green business directory see the ‘green’ page.

10 Jun 2017: Flamingo Vintage & Craft Fair - Father's Day

Bargains galore from local artists and craftspeople. Also vintage & shabby chic furniture, jewellery etc. Something for everyone at this busy child friendly fair.


Flamingo Fairs
At Wanstead Library's Churchill Hall
In Spratt Hall Road, E11 2RQ

FREE entry. 11.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Email: events2visit@gmail.com

Saturday January 21 - January Sale (tabletop) Fair
Saturday February 11 - Valentine's Vintage & More
Saturday March 11 - Fair for Mother's Day
Saturday April 1 - Spring & Easter Fair
Saturday May 13 - Recycled, Upcycled & Vintage
Saturday June 10 - Fair for Father's Day (inc vintage goods)
Saturday September 23 - Art, Craft & More Fair (Date tbc.)
Saturday October 14 - Vintage & More
Saturday November 11 - Sparkle Fair
Saturday December 2 - Christmas Fair

Refreshments available - Easy Parking
see www.artgroupwanstead.com

7 Jun 2017: Redbridge Music Lounge


The Redbridge Music Lounge
For all musicians, composers and songwriters

The Redbridge Music Lounge aims to establish an opportunity to network with local musicians, of all genres and ages, to promote, develop and perform the diverse musical culture found within our local community.

12:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7 and 
"Making music special" 21 June
Thursday 15 and 29 June 2017

The Cranbrook Centre
Melbourne Gate, Melbourne Road, Valentines Park, Ilford IG1 4SB
for directions see www.cranbrookcentre.london


The venue is for musicians and anyone interested in playing music, who are retired, in part-time work, unemployed or semi-professional, even if committed to bands/groups already, but have time and expertise to offer and share mainly, for daytime projects, events and local festivals .
Please feel free to bring along your instruments and perform
Rehearsal equipment and performing facilities are available too.


For further information please contact :- Chris Wyatt
mob: 07929 071155 e-mail: criswyatt@aol.com www.rmluk.org
Registered Company No. 8158390 Registered Charity No. 1151132

31 May - 2 Jun 2017: Half Term Swap Shop


31 May 2017: Woodland Walk in Claybury Park

 © Copyright Glyn Baker and
licensed for 
reuse under this
 
Creative Commons Licence.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
10.30am to Midday
Family Woodland Walk (5 yrs+)

Come and celebrate London Tree Week by joining the Ranger for a wander around Claybury Woods. You'll learn all about the different trees that can be found in the woods as well as the wildlife that lives there.

Claybury Park, entrance on Ravensbourne Gardens at junction with Wedmore Avenue IG5 0XF

Please note: the woodland paths are not suitable for pushchairs.

26 May 2017: Bushcraft Skill Share at FFPG

Bushcraft Skill Share
At Forest Farm Peace Garden
Friday 26th May
11:15am – 12:15pm

Join us in the garden for an introduction to basic bushcraft skills. Daniel will be showing us how to build and light a fire, followed by some wild cooking (breadsticks with fresh herbs.) He'll also be teaching us about animal tracking, basic whittling and sun navigation.
Free, all are welcome.

25 May 2017: Hustings - Ilford North #GE2017

Hustings: Ilford North Constituency - GE2017
Hosted by Barkingside 21
Thursday 25 May 2017, 7:30pm – 9:15pm
Aldborough Room
Fullwell Cross Library

Candidates so far confirmed:
Wes Streeting, Labour
Lee Scott, Conservative
Richard Clare, Liberal Democrat
Doris Osen, Independent


23 May 2017: Coffee Morning - The Future of Healthcare in Redbridge

Coffee Morning

and a talk on

The Future of Healthcare in Redbridge

with our guest speaker
Meenakshi Sharma

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

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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 May 2017: The Cat in the hat

The Cat in the Hat

Discover The Cat in the Hat's Storytelling Car

The Cat in the Hat invites you to his interactive storytelling show. Take part in a fun, fast-paced game based around your favourite Dr. Seuss characters. Our story builder will enthral you with The Cat in the Hat story, and you might even get the chance to dress up as Thing 1 and Thing 2. After the show, don't miss your chance for a photo with the Cat in his incredible car.

Fancy dress competition - best dressed character! Upload your picture onto our Culture Team's Facebook page and the winner will receive tickets to a family show at Redbridge Drama Centre during June.

Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 11am to 11:30am, 1pm to 1:30pm and 3pm to 3:30pm
Venue: Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA

Children's Activities in Fullwell Cross Library

Face Painting 11am to 2pm, £1.50
Arts and Crafts 11am to 2pm, FREE

18 May 2017: Redbridge Hustings with RRC


Redbridge Rainbow Community has organised a Hustings for the forthcoming general election and we have invited parliamentary candidates to take part. You are invited to attend and ask questions of candidates. Please let us know you are coming by booking your free ticket here. Got a question for our candidates and can't attend? Feel free to email them to us at info@redbridgerainbowcommunity.org.uk

Thursday 18 May 2017
7-9 pm
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1QP

Map

We understand that the following candidates will be attending:

Wes Streeting (Labour)
Richard Clare (LIberal Democrat)
Lee Scott (Conservative)
a candidate for The Green Party

13 May 2017: Guided Walk Fairlop Waters

RSPB North East London

Guided Walk
Fairlop Waters

Forest Road Barkingside IG6 3HN
Saturday 13 May 2017 at 8:30am

Now serviced by the 462 Bus.

Come and join us 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

13 May 2017: May Fair at Valentines Mansion


May Fair
Date: Saturday 13 May
Time: 11am-3pm
Age: Families
Tickets: £2 payable at the door, free for children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult
Bookings: No need to book, just drop in.
Come along to the annual May Fair, organised by the friends of Valentines Mansion and enjoy a mixture of craft stalls, live music from the Fairlop Brass, Champagne Flutes and Redbridge Music School Recorders as well as lots of other entertainments and activities for children.


11 May 2017: Impact of GP shortage on Redbridge Healthcare - Public Meeting

Impact of GP shortage on Redbridge Healthcare - Public Meeting

Thursday 11 May 2017, 6pm
Gloucester Room, Central Library, Ilford

This meeting is timed to preceed Full Council at 7:15pm in the Town Hall Chamber
organised by Andy Walker

9 May 2017: Ethiopia - Talk with RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
Ethiopia

Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 8pm

Ann and Phil Farrer again bring us their notable double act based on travels with binoculars to some challenging places that boast many species quite unique to them.

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

1 May 2017: St Peter's May Day FĂȘte




St. Peter’s May Day FĂȘte
Bank Holiday Monday
1st May 2017
2pm to 4.30pm











Admission Free
All the fun of the fair
Bedding Plants – Tombola
Home-made Cakes & Preserves
Bric-a-Brac – Raffle – Books
New Gifts – Jigsaws
Games - Refreshments

Location: Aldbrough Road North

30 Apr 2017: Fairlop Waters Open day & Beer Festival


Fairlop Waters open day
Sunday 30 April, 1pm to 11pm

A fun packed open day at Fairlop Waters to celebrate the re-launch of the newly refurbished bar!
Activities
  • live music
  • beer festival
  • cocktail making master class
  • fitness class taster sessions including yoga, active fitness, buggy fitness and lots more
  • high ropes and climbing wall taster sessions
  • golf coaching taster sessions
  • boat trips around the lake
  • seaway fishing competition, starts at 11am
  • golf competition
  • wedding fair
  • cycle hire
  • arts and craft
  • bouncy castle and lots more
As well as a jam packed activity programme they will be unveiling the new name of the bar, which is "The Boathouse".

22 Apr 2017: St George at Ken Aston Square

St George's Day Celebrations

Punch and Judy traditional show

Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Venue: Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA

22 Apr 2017: Bluebell Walk in Claybury Wood

Bluebell Walk
Saturday 22 April 2017
10.30am-12.30pm

Meet at Claybury Park entrance on Tomswood Hill, opposite Wannock Gardens IG6 2QS

Come and join the Nature Conservation Rangers on a guided walk of Claybury Woods at its most beautiful time of year, when the bluebells and other spring flowers will be on display.

19 Apr 2017: Local Forum - Cranbrook - CANCELLED

Redbridge Local Forum
Wednesday 19 April 2017
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cranbrook Primary School
The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS

· 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.

14 Apr 2017: Barkingside March of Witness

The Good Friday March of Witness through Barkingside 

Friday 14 April 2017
11:00am
Meet outside the Magistrates Court, Cranbrook Road

Later that same day

An "Hour at the Cross" reflection
at 3:00pm
St Cedd's Church, Marston Road


11 Apr 2017: Non-Native Invasive Species - Talk with RSPB North East London

RSPB North East London

Illustrated Talk:
Non-Native Invasive Species

Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 8pm

Andy Thomas tackles one of the main threats to native species all over the world - our habit of introducing plants and animals to new places where they then spread uncontrollably.

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