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What’s on Redbridge app relaunched to help keep users entertained during lockdown

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 April 2020

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure presents the newly designed What's on Redbridge app (Pic: Vision)

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure presents the newly designed What's on Redbridge app (Pic: Vision)

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Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure has switched the purpose of the What’s on Redbridge app to help aid with the struggles of lockdown.

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure presents the newly designed What's on Redbridge app (Pic: Vision)Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure presents the newly designed What's on Redbridge app (Pic: Vision)

The app was originally used to display events on digital screens in libraries. However, it has been refocused to entertain.

It will work on any device and the aim was to make it as smooth and easy to use as possible, as opposed to a usual fully fledged website.

It has activities and events 
for children, teenagers and 
adults that include workouts, dance classes, theatre, craft activities, talent shows and just about any events that anyone wants.

Not forgetting you can also get business advice, gardening tips, and many more useful tips to keep you entertained.

Tom Blackwell, innovation and project manager, said: “Last year we launched What’s on Redbridge as a virtual noticeboard in our library service for quick and easy access to events and information for customers as they walked into our libraries.

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“What’s on Redbridge is a web app, so it can be accessed from any device that has internet connection without the need for a download. It was built to have 
ease of access at its core – for kiosks, tablets, mobiles and desktops.

“Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the closure of our service we wanted something that could act as a hub for virtual events not only that we are putting on but also that community organisations are hosting as well.

“We (Vision) believe that keeping busy and having things 
to do is key to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle 
and really want as many people 
as possible to be able to access 
the activities that are out 
there.

“Therefore, with our partners at Kubo Digital we were able to make some small changes in order to make the web app suitable for listing events that can take place from the comfort of people’s own homes.

“We also want to encourage community organisations to be a part of the app for themselves by listing their own events, provided they are a benefit to the local community.”

Vision are allowing community organisations to submit their on events on https://whatsonredbridge.org/submit.

To just visit the app and get involved head to https://whatsonredbridge.org.


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