Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2022

After two years of not being able to hold our awards ceremony in-person, we were delighted that on Thursday 30 June, over 300 students, teachers and librarians from 7 secondary and 5 primary schools filled the Kenneth More Theatre to celebrate our nineteenth annual Redbridge Children’s Book Awards.  The Mayor, Councillor Thavathuray Jeyaranjan also attended. …

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The Life of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American novelist, essayist, screenwriter and short-story writer was #BOTD. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age (the 1920s) in America. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born …

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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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Could more women Bend it like Beckham? 15 inspirational Asian women achieve FA level 1 coaching award

Women’s football in Redbridge and surrounding boroughs should shortly start reaping the benefits of having fifteen newly qualified Asian women coaches in the borough. In a bid to help tackle low levels of sporting participation among female minority ethnic groups in the London Borough of Redbridge, 2017 saw Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure work with …

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Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2017

On the last Thursday of June, Redbridge Town Hall was crowded with excited, enthusiastic readers and budding writers along with their school librarians and teachers to celebrate the 2017 Redbridge Children’s Book Awards.  A panel of five of the shortlisted authors – Peter Bunzl, Anne Cassidy, Christopher Edge, Kathryn Evans and Teri Terry – talked …

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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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The Enterprise Desk – A helping hand for new businesses

If there was ever a time to start your own business, then now is that time! Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure in collaboration with the London Borough of Redbridge launched the Enterprise Desk on Wednesday evening (7 October) and I went along to see what it was all about. Impassioned Project Manager, Jane Leighton explained …

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Celebrating Healthy Families in Redbridge in Loxford Park!

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and NELFT Healthy Eating Team hosted a celebration with families in Loxford Park on Monday 24 August. It was a celebration to mark a fantastic year for the MEND, Little Dudes and Active Stars weight management programme; becoming healthier through healthy eating and physical activity. Despite an unfortunate forecast and a very …

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