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Looking for something to do for Valentine’s Day apart from dinner or the cinema? Here are some alternative events happening around Redbridge.

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Murder Mystery and Cups of Tea - Friday 1.30pm

Was it a crime of passion or cold-blooded murder?

Budding detectives can have a break from the romance with this murder mystery event.

Inspired by Agatha Christie’s tales of Miss Marple and Poirot, visitors can solve the killing played out by actors at the Kenneth More Theatre in Oakfield Road, Ilford.

Tickets £10.

Love is... - Saturday 5-7pm

Charity “team v” is promoting healthy relationships with a day of debates on what love is.

The event at Wanstead Youth Club, Elmcroft Avenue, is open to 16 to 25-year-olds.

There will be information on where to go for help and charity Tender will spark a conversation on acceptable behaviour in relationships.

Redbridge musicians will be performing as well as a dance group from University College London.

Free.

Love Yourself at Valentines - Sunday 11-3pm

Redbridge’s most romantic mansion in Emerson Road, Ilford, is reopening after the winter for a day of “pure indulgence and pampering”.

Visitors can relax and treat themselves to a manicure, massage or even meditation.

There will be stalls, gifts and demonstrations.

Free.

Still haven’t bought a present. See our run-down of bargain gifts in Ilford town centre.

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