Can you make a difference to Valentines Mansion?

Valentines Mansion & Gardens in Ilford is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us to create a truly memorable experience for visitors on our open days.  Working within this wonderful Georgian Mansion, dating back to 1696, you will be surrounded by many stories and an ever-changing architectural gem.  This would suit anyone with an interest …

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Don’t miss the Redbridge Green Fair this Sunday!

Held once every 2 years, The Redbridge Green Fair is a large, vibrant, inclusive community festival with a “green” theme that raises public awareness of environmental issues and brings the community and businesses together in Valentines Park, Ilford. This year the Green Fair takes place on Sunday 25 May from 11.30am to 7pm in Melbourne Field, Valentines …

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Coming Soon… A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sunday 29 June, 6pm Oddsocks return in their 25th Anniversary year with another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre show and this summer it’s the magical, spectacular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, performed with live music, exhilarating circus skills and some outrageous hunting dogs! Four lovers run-off to the countryside where mysterious woodland creatures …

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Valentines Mansion inspires a new generation of origami stars!

Nothing says school holidays like a bit of arts and crafts! Children and their parents went along to the mansion to enjoy a morning of traditional Japanese art on Wednesday 19th of February. As soon as our tutor, Alison, began her demonstration at the front of the class I heard a young girl shout excitedly, …

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vInspired ‘Love is..?’ Campaign Was A Great Success!

Young Redbridge Volunteers highlight Healthy Relationships for young people in their ‘Love is..?’ campaign. The cheesy cards, love hearts and chocolate of Valentine's Day are a gift of love, yet do many of us actually know what makes up a healthy relationship? Team v Redbridge are a group of young volunteers from youth charity vInspired, …

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The Lamp of Memory

Ana Čavić   Helmut Lemke   Psykick Dancehall   Melissa Bugarella    Agnieszka Polska & Tomasz Kowalski   Wouter Van der Hallen The Lamp of Memory is a contemporary exhibition that takes its title and inspiration from the book by 19th century English theorist John Ruskin. This name was also chosen as it reflects the importance of architecture as container …

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Half-term gets off to a scribbling start!

Captivating Calligraphy at Valentines Mansion If you thought the kids would want to ditch the pens and pencils during half-term, think again! Valentines Mansion held a calligraphy class on Tuesday 18th February, where youngsters could try their hand at a writing style that’s been around for centuries and still looks beautiful. Appropriately, the class was …

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Valentines Mansion shares the love with its relaxed approach to re-opening!

Valentines Mansion re-opened its doors to the public on Sunday, offering a range of ways to treat your mind, body and soul! Just what was needed after days of horrible weather that made you want to hide under the covers! Finally, a bit of a break! I ditched my umbrella and embraced the good weather …

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