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Redbridge clubs news: Redbridge Music Lounge launches a young musician initiative and Goodmayes Residents Association

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 March 2016

Singer-songwriter Annie Maguire will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen Collins

Singer-songwriter Annie Maguire will be playing at a Redbridge Green Fair Music Club event. Photo: Stephen Collins

Stepehen Collins

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Young musician Oliver Payne. Photo: Stephen CollinsYoung musician Oliver Payne. Photo: Stephen Collins

Redbridge Music Lounge

Redbridge Music Lounge (RML) have teamed up with its partners Green Fair Music Club (GFMC) and East London Community Radio to launch an initiative for young people.

The organisation recently received a Redbridge Arts Grant to expand its work supporting aspiring musicians aged 16 to 25.

During the past seven years, RML and GFMC have encouraged and supported more than 40 youth acts and amateur musicians, of all ages, to take part in live music events.

Young pop band Wavy, playing at Hogarth Hall. Photo: Stephen Collins Young pop band Wavy, playing at Hogarth Hall. Photo: Stephen Collins

Chris Wyatt, chair of RML said: “This year many more young musicians, whether solo, band or ensemble acts, from any genre of music and at any stage of development, stand to benefit

“They will have the chance to participate in concerts, informal events and workshops designed to help them realise their talents and share them with appreciative audiences.”

The programme begins with a Young Musicians Showcase evening on Friday at Ilford Sports Club, 3 Cricklefield Place, Ilford at 7.30pm.

Already confirmed to play are indie-rock band Wavy, singer-songwriters Annie Maguire and Oliver Payne and pop singer Ankita Goswami.

Indie rock band Wavy. Photo: Stephen CollinsIndie rock band Wavy. Photo: Stephen Collins

Chris added: “Everyone is welcome to attend and support the stars of tomorrow.”

For more information on Redbridge Music Lounge events visit rmluk.org

Goodmayes Residents Association (GRASS)

Singer-songwriter Annie Maguire. Photo Stephen CollinsSinger-songwriter Annie Maguire. Photo Stephen Collins

Following the launch of a Friday lunch club last year, at the Association’s community centre in Green Lane, Goodmayes, a further setting has been agreed with Redbridge Adult Services.

From April 19, a weekly Tuesday lunch club will also be held at the centre.

Elderly residents have been able to enjoy a two-course meal, for £3.15 including tea and coffee followed by quizzes and bingo.

GRASS now has a range of social activities to offer including a newly launched twice-monthly coffee morning on Saturdays.

Singer-songwriter Oliver Payne.Photo Stephen CollinsSinger-songwriter Oliver Payne.Photo Stephen Collins

Weekly Indian classical dance lessons are held on Tuesday afternoons for the young and a gentle keep-fit session, for those over 60 , is held on Friday mornings followed by Yoga.

On Friday evenings Redbridge 18 Plus hold its regular and popular meetings.

GRASS is welcoming people to submit a community activity idea and to find out more about the organisation.

For more information on GRASS contact Keith Stanbury at keith@goodmayes-residents.org.uk or visit goodmayes-residents.org.uk


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