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

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

20 May 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

14 May 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 14 May 2017 from 11am to 3.30pm with

  • Michelle Rees – ballads, blues, pop & songs from musicals
  • Sam Castell-Ward – original songs with a punk edge
  • Indigo Shades – Jazz standards in a mellow tone
  • Anthony Rubery – recent pop covers & catchy originals
  • Fingers & Thumbs –folk, jazz, classical & film music
  • Blue Hearts Acoustic - R&B, rock and soul favourites

Future events planned: Sundays 11 June, 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


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 - 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

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.

13 May 2017: Flamingo Vintage & Craft Fair - Easter Fair

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

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:

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

3 May 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 3 & 17 May
Thursday 11 and 25 May 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

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