Women of Redbridge, join the Procession!

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. Thousands of women* and girls from across the UK will walk together in public processions on Sunday 10 June, forming a living portrait of women in the 21st century and a visual expression of …

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Creative play with glass

I had been promising myself for ages that I would make time and book myself on a creative workshop at Valentines Mansion, and I am so pleased that I did and to add to the pleasure,  I had talked one of my old school friends into joining me so it gave us time to have …

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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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Physical Fun and Friendly Furious: my intro to Handball

I’ve heard of Handball’s popularity in other parts of Europe with my Swedish and Hungarian friend very keen on the sport. I had never seen it or played it before myself. I’m always looking to take on a new challenge so thought I would give it a go. I found it hard to grasp the …

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Go Tri Duathlon comes to Redbridge

Friday 24 April saw the first Go Tri Duathlon at Cricklefields Athletic Ground. Aimed at beginners new to the sport, participants had to run 1 mile, cycle 2 miles and finish with another mile run.Local resident Andy took part and had the following to say:Just wanted to say thanks for putting on the Duathlon on …

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Tea Dance celebrates 50 years of Redbridge with 50 years of Dance

This month Redbridge is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a London borough. To mark the occasion the monthly Tea Dance at Sir James Hawkey Hall in Woodford Green, hosted its April dance with a difference including a special dance performance from The Youth Council. This talented group of dancers performed dance routines to the most popular …

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Reasons to Vote for ‘Riding the Roding’

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands strongly support the "Riding the Roding" project. This is not only for its direct aesthetic and ecological benefits but because it would complement plans for the regeneration of Wanstead Park, which are currently under development. Redbridge and the Wanstead Park stakeholders have been working closely on both projects. In particular, …

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A vote for ‘Riding the Roding’ is a vote for wildlife and nature!

Riding the Roding is one of the shortlisted projects for the Mayor’s Big Green Fund. Tim Harris, chair of the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group, tells us why it needs your support. As chair of the Wren Group, I’m really excited about Redbridge’s Riding the Roding project. It has wildlife and conservation at its heart, …

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Improve cycling opportunities by voting for ‘Riding the Roding’

With many set to benefit from improvement works along the Roding Valley Way, it is no wonder that cyclist and local campaigner, Gill James is backing the Riding the Roding project in the Mayor’s Big Green Fund. Redbridge Cycling Campaign sees the Riding the Roding Project as completing the most important cycle route in Redbridge. It finally …

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