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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Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2016

On Thursday 7 July 2016, over 230 enthusiastic readers, budding writers along with their school librarians and teachers celebrated this year’s Redbridge Children’s Book Awards in a buzzing, exciting ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall. Students from seventeen secondary schools and eight primary schools across Redbridge, Havering and Newham voted for their favourite children's and teenage …

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Holly Black and Emily Lockhart get the kids votes in the Redbridge Children’s Book Awards 2015

Reading for pleasure and creative writing is thriving in Redbridge schools.  On Thursday 25 June 2015, around 200 young readers, budding writers and their school librarians and teachers celebrated this year’s Redbridge Children’s Book Awards in a vibrant, exciting ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall. Students from 14 secondary schools and 9 primary schools across Redbridge …

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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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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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Mind at the end of it’s tether (after HG Wells)

He said: “My mind is retrospective to the end” And I said “What?” He said “To what will this lead?” And I said “nowhere and nothing” He said “this is an idiot’s recital!“ And I said “you have a dust cart in your head” H G Wells Stood upon a stage of life Like Shakespeare:  …

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