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Things to do in Redbridge this summer

PUBLISHED: 09:42 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 17 July 2017

People watching the performances at a previous Our Community Festival

People watching the performances at a previous Our Community Festival

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With summer in full swing, here are some of the days, and nights, out families can enjoy over the next few weeks.

Eesa Siddiqui, seven, enjoying an ice cream at Our Community FestivalEesa Siddiqui, seven, enjoying an ice cream at Our Community Festival

Summer Fun – Fitness for girls

Loxford Leisure Centre, Loxford Lane, Ilford, Saturday, July 8, to Saturday, August 19, 11.30am-1.30pm

A family fitness programme to encourage a love of exercising in girls (over 11) and women of all abilities.

Activities will include Zumba, dance and basketball.

Sainabou Cham, five, playing in a police car at Our Community FestivalSainabou Cham, five, playing in a police car at Our Community Festival

Weekly costs range between £4 and £6, with seven-session bundles between £35 and £12.

Call 07795 064116 or email p.a.l.a.c.e@hotmail.co.uk.

Redbridge Poetry Mix

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, Tuesday, July 18, 8pm

Redbridge Drama CentreRedbridge Drama Centre

An evening of new poetry for ages 14 and above, curated by poet Steve Roberts.

Tickets £7.50 (£6.50 for groups of 10 plus).

To book (or get in touch if you would like to share your work on the night) visit redbridgedramacentre.co.uk or call 020 8708 8803.

On the Move!

Redbridge Central LibraryRedbridge Central Library

Redbridge Museum, second floor, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, September 2 (usual opening times)

An interactive exhibition where youngsters can discover how transport has connected Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford to the wider world.

Climb aboard ships, planes and trains and enjoy games, puzzles and more.

Free. For more information call 020 8708 2317 or visit redbridge.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-the-arts/redbridge-museum.

The Kenneth More TheatreThe Kenneth More Theatre

Musical theatre summer course: Hairspray Jr

Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, Monday, July 24 to Saturday, July 29, 10.30am-3pm

The theatre is looking for energetic young people, aged between seven and 18, who love to sing, dance and act to be a part of this summer course.

Participants will be staging Music Theatre’s official version of Hairspray Jr, with the workshops culminating in a full performance on the final day.

An exhibition on Western India at Redbridge MuseumAn exhibition on Western India at Redbridge Museum

Roles are available for both boys and girls, and previous experience is not necessary.

£100 per student (discounts available for more than one family member). Book at kmtheatre.co.uk or call 020 8553 4466.

India and Redbridge – An exhibition

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, Sunday, July 30 to Sunday, September 3 (usual opening times)

An exhibition on Western India at the Redbridge MuseumAn exhibition on Western India at the Redbridge Museum

A special Redbridge Museum exhibition exploring the 400-year-old links between India and Redbridge, as part of An Indian Summer at Valentines, celebrating the UK India Year of Culture.

2017 marks 70 years of Indian independence.

Free, no need to book. For more information, call 020 8708 8100 or visit valentinesmansion.com.

Studio Artists exhibition – Part of An Indian Summer at Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, Tuesday, August 1, to Wednesday, August 30 (usual opening times)

The mansion’s artists have created works marking 70 years of Indian independence, which you can see throughout August.

View fused glass, ceramics, paintings and more.

Free, no need to book. For more information, call 020 8708 8100 or visit valentinesmansion.com.

Newham Show, Central ParkNewham Show, Central Park

Tea party

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, Wednesday, August 9, 12.30-2pm

Enjoy a fusion of English and Indian treats during this tea party at the mansion.

Tickets £12.50, call 020 8708 8100 or visit valentinesmansion.com.

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