Redbridge Library News: Summer Radio Workshop

Last summer, children aged 9 to 11 years old had the opportunity to take part in a three day workshop at Redbridge Central Library. This Summer Radio Workshop was run by Lab Central and delivered by East London Radio, where participants were able to create their own radio show! The workshop garnered a lot of interest and …

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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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#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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Set sail and get creative with Ship Ahoy!

Redbridge Museum’s new exhibition opened just last week and the kids already love it! When I arrived at the exhibition, a little before opening time at 10am, I wasn’t the first one there. There were already at least ten children standing at the doors, anxiously waiting to be let into the Ship Ahoy! exhibition, ready …

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Let’s take it to ‘The Streets’

“One of the best things about London is how much is going on around every corner, and in each and every community. Festivals like The Streets are doing excellent work to highlight some of the capital’s local gems.”  Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) After its successful launch last year, The Streets returns this summer 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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Redbridge Musuem Object of the Week – Kodak Camera

At the heart of Redbridge Museum is a unique collection of over 7000 objects, oral history and film. Once a week we will be selecting one object from Redbridge Museum’s collection to share with you online. We are sad to say it’s the last few days of our fun, family interactive exhibition Super Science! If …

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Tazeen Raza Tells Us Why She Loves Volunteering At The Library

It’s safe to say that Redbridge Central Library has been familiar territory to me since I was 8 years old and I remember I had always envied the librarians because they would get to meet so many people at their workplace. I love meeting new people and seeing new faces so I wanted to do …

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Welcome to the Redbridge Schools’ Library Service New Feature!

Last week the Carnegie Shortlist was announced and it was interesting to see that only one of the books chosen is on our Redbridge Children’s Book Award Shortlist this year.  Students have been busy reading and have voted for their top five children’s titles and top five teen titles published in 2013.  Voting for the …

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