Women’s History Month – The woman behind the poster

With Women’s History Month well under way this March, Redbridge Libraries has begun it’s month long programme of events and activities to celebrate the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. You may have seen the poster around the borough promoting all of the events taking place in Redbridge throughout March, but …

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Redbridge Libraries: celebrate life while acknowledging death

As Redbridge Libraries continue their mission to spark conversation about life and death during the Dying Matters Festival, join us for a series of events, workshops and arts installations. During the May bank holiday weekend Sarah Weller, a Soul Midwife will be facilitating two workshops using her knowledge and skills from her therapeutic sound practitioner …

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I like to think that death is our next adventure

Many people find death hard to talk about especially if you have suffered from a bereavement which still lays heavy on the heart. When a loved one passes over we can only use our own imaginations to envisage what comes after death. Since my Dad passed away I take comfort in thinking he has gone …

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Top 5 things to do in Redbridge this half term!

With New Year’s feeling like a million years ago, the kids have been impatiently waiting to finish school and finally start their half term holidays! For many of them, this is a time to relax, go out with friends or stay at home playing video games. Whatever the plans are this half term, don’t let …

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History and Humour in one woman’s world

As we are celebrating Women’s History this month, I thought that I would go along to one of the Redbridge Libraries events and immerse myself!  So I chose A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls with Joan Ellis and what a great choice it was. I spent an enjoyable evening at Wanstead Library last night with …

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Best selling author Adele Parks comes to Wanstead Library 

Adele Parks is a much loved author for her contemporary women's fiction novels, selling over two million copies in the UK. However, she's changed things up a bit with her fourteenth novel as its set in the 1920s and covers the loss, glamour, pain and passion surrounding four women during the aftermath of World War …

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Splosh! Children’s Theatre for Under 5’s

Splosh!  Pull up a bath mat and join Little Lost Duck, Syd the Sponge and the rest of the Bathtub Gang for the bubbliest birthday party anyone has ever thrown, ever! It’s Mr Bath’s Birthday and you are invited to his Splishy, Splashy, Sploshy party. But first, his friends are treating him to a very …

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LGBT History Month!

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month takes place every year in February. It is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT lives and culture by exploring our own and others’ histories in an LGBT context. It is also an opportunity for learning, discussion and debate around the continued fight for LGBT liberation. Every year a range …

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SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT! Melissa Benn

‘We have reached a tricky crossroads in modern women’s lives and our collective daughters are bearing the brunt of some intolerable pressures…a manifesto for modern womanhood – and a guide through the perils and pitfalls of parenting girls.’ Melissa Benn What should we tell our daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female. Melissa …

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