Restoration actresses were often treated no better than performing bears.
It's the Easter holidays and you've got four days off work. If you don't want to go away, there's plenty of fun things to do on your doorstep.
Step into the land of make believe for a spell-binding day at Valentines Mansion
If you're a fan of the golden age of the Hollywood musical then a show coming to the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford on Sunday could be the one for you.
The tale of an orphan and drapers assistant propelled into high society after unexpectedly inheriting a fortune is coming to Ilford.
If you don't believe in ghosts you certainly will after coming to see the show - is the promise of the producer of The Ghost of Chesterton House that is coming to Barkingside at the end of January.
Have you noticed how many pennies a Freddo will fetch these days?
The Mayor of Redbridge is hosting a music festival in Wanstead to try and raise money for her nominated charity.
From firefighters to police officers and henna tattoos to balloon art, people from all corners of Ilford's vibrant community are coming together in the town centre.
Live theatre is set to come to the Wanstead Fringe Festival - for the first time in its six year history - with an adaptation of the classic children's novel The Secret Garden.
Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline
It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?
The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime
Education and Training