Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2022

After two years of not being able to hold our awards ceremony in-person, we were delighted that on Thursday 30 June, over 300 students, teachers and librarians from 7 secondary and 5 primary schools filled the Kenneth More Theatre to celebrate our nineteenth annual Redbridge Children’s Book Awards.  The Mayor, Councillor Thavathuray Jeyaranjan also attended. …

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The Life of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American novelist, essayist, screenwriter and short-story writer was #BOTD. He is best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age (the 1920s) in America. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born …

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Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure releases ‘What’s On’ app

With advert and poster display space at an absolute premium in Redbridge Libraries we have invested in a new kind of virtual noticeboard, bringing together technology and simplicity. Like all libraries, we receive a myriad of posters and leaflets for display whilst we also have limited amounts of space with content that varies hugely in …

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Ladies light up the High Road in Ilford

Following on from the success of the Lumiere London Umbrella Project, I along with my fellow umbrella dancing troupe were asked back to perform at the opening of the magnificent public art installation O.T. 968 on the High Road outside Redbridge Town Hall last night (15 March). We had a few new faces join us …

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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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Celebrating Healthy Families in Redbridge in Loxford Park!

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure and NELFT Healthy Eating Team hosted a celebration with families in Loxford Park on Monday 24 August. It was a celebration to mark a fantastic year for the MEND, Little Dudes and Active Stars weight management programme; becoming healthier through healthy eating and physical activity. Despite an unfortunate forecast and a very …

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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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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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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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