31 May - 2 Jun 2017: Half Term Swap Shop

31 May 2017: Woodland Walk in Claybury Park

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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


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:

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