Redbridge clubs news: Creative writing, chess success and quiz fun
PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 January 2015
The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.
Redbridge Townswomen’s Guild
The secret to writing songs and poetry was revealed at the group’s first talk of the year.
Poet Alexandra Wilde and singer-songwriter Bob Gillman, both from Rainham, spoke about their top creative writing tips and creative inspirations.
The pair also performed poetry before Bob sang one of his own compositions.
Alexandra said: “Bob sang a song he composed some years ago, whilst he was on holiday in a little village near Cork.
“The song is called A Little Piece of Ireland, and that went down terrifically well.”
She added: “We had a lovely meeting with the members – they were so enthusiastic and welcoming.”
The group, which formed in 1929 in move to make women more politically active after women won the right to vote the previous year, hold its meetings and talks at the United Reformed Church Hall in Ethelbert Gardens, Gants Hill.
“It’s a really interesting organisation and it’s a really worthwhile group to be involved with,” said Alexandra.
The group has held talks on everything from city churches to the role of women in Saudi Arabia.
Group secretary Senga Brealey said: “We offer a very interesting and varied range of subjects, and encourage people to develop new skills, support each other and enjoy taking part.”
To get involved with the Guild call 020 8989 2993.
Ilford Chess Club
The group is on roll as it recorded a comfortable win against borough rivals Wanstead Chess Club.
Ilford’s talented chess players are celebrating after beating Wanstead 5½ to 2½, with Neville Twitchell, Jason Klimach, Syd Kalinsky, Aditya Verma, Tom Barton, Siddarrth Chandrasekaran and chairman Jef Page winning and drawing matches to lead the team to victory – losing only one of eight games.
To put your skills to the test and take part, get involved by visiting ilfchess.tripod.com
Friends of Valentines Mansion
Put your general knowledge to the test at a fun-filled quiz night.
The group is inviting people to come along on Friday February 13 at Valentines Mansion in Emerson Road, Ilford, to put their thinking caps on and prove their proficiency in general-knowledge.
Doors open at 7pm and the quiz kicks off at 7.30pm.
There will be tables for groups of six – subject to availablity – and tickets will cost £8 per person.
Nibbles will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring their own choice of refreshments.
Bookings must be made by the end of the month.
Call 020 8478 7248 to book tickets. Visit valentines.org.uk to find out more about the group.