#TheStreets Take Over!

Last week The Streets music festival returned to Ilford to brighten the high street with music, jazz and entertainment. The public were treated to fantastic performances in locations in and around the high street. The event started off with a musical street parade with progressive brass band Perhaps Contraption and ended with a soulful performance by …

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Meet Miss England semi-finalist at Fairlop Fair

Miss Redbridge, Krishna Solanki, is in the running to become Miss England after securing a place in the semi-finals. Having just finished her second year studying maths at Portsmouth University, she had to juggle the pageant with revising for her exams, which she finished just a couple of days before the heats. Krishna, who is …

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National Libraries Day: Users Reveal What the Library Means to Them

Every year, libraries everywhere provide joy, help and knowledge to their community. From their countless shelves lined with books waiting to be read, to the fantastic staff who help organise all the activities, there's always something to gain from spending time at the library. That is why on Saturday 7 February National Libraries Day was …

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A celebration of libraries and the Arts: Fabula Festival is a true success!

After hearing about the library being jam-packed on Saturday, for the first full day of the Fabula Festival, I did not want to miss out. So, I went to along on Sunday to enjoy the talks, stalls and the company! There’s something about being in the library on a Sunday, when it’s not usually open, …

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The Very Successful Labyrinth Theatre Festival Ends With A Magical Performance Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Picnic baskets, blankets and brollies were out in full force on Sunday evening as an audience gathered in the beautiful gardens of Valentines Mansion, awaiting Oddsocks’ 25th anniversary performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I had barely entered the gates of Valentines Park, yet it was instantly clear to me that spirits had not been …

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A High Street Odyssey – An experience like no other!

Well, I have just enjoyed one of my funniest half hours ever! Joined by my colleagues and some members of the public we embarked on our High Street Odyssey journey through Ilford Town Centre. Issued with our ‘shopping bags’ we found our instructions inside telling us to don our headphones (also inside) and follow direction …

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Ilford Welcomes Summer With Fantastic Outdoor Performances In The Sun

Shoppers in Ilford Town Centre on Saturday were in for a right treat as Redbridge Music Lounge was set up right at the heart of the hustle and bustle which offered a chance to sit down and enjoy some great music in the sunshine. If people hadn’t quite made it to the music, then they …

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Meet comedy poet Neal Zetter at Fairlop Fair!

I am not really a lover for poetry, but I’ve heard of a few poets and appreciate words that entertain.  We are all different; some people live for thrills, some for adventure… but some live and breathe poetry, some worship poetry like a saint… Meet Neal Zetter! I am so happy that Neal Zetter is …

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Visit London Glider Cider Company at Fairlop Fair!

I am so excited that the London Glider Cider Company is going to be at Fairlop Fair, such an original company which are going to be selling draft and bottled cider made from 100% fruit at the fair on Saturday 5 July at Fairlop Waters. The London Glider says their fruit is hand-picked from surplus …

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Let Doggy’s Delights groom your dog at this year’s Fairlop Fair

If I asked you what Paris Hilton and Kate Middleton had in common would you be able to tell me? My guess is that you’re still shocked from me even daring to put our beloved Duchess of Cambridge’s name in the same sentence as Paris Hilton’s. But bear with me, because surprisingly they do actually …

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