Thursday, 24 October 2013

Mammoth steppes to encourage peace and diversity.

Redbridge Carnival Association will be holding a one week free arts taster session for children aged 5-11.  
The workshops will celebrate the 150th anniversary of  both Sir Antonio Brady's discovery of mammoth 
remains in Ilford and remember the impact of the Great War, which started 100 years ago.

Times:    12:00 - 16:00
Dates:     Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2013
Venue:    Clementswood Community Centre, Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1RN
Event:     Papermache, drawing arts and historical review workshops.  

We are going to explore the pre-historical Ilford Mammoth and make a Replica using Paper mache.  We will 
also explore the story of the Great War and seek ways to change society for the better, starting with our 
community. Various poppy flowers will be created to mark the remembrance day (11th November)
and message of peace, hope and unity will be attached.  Poppies will be made using various media
for exampletextiles, plastic, paper in an attempt to espouse recycling.  The best art work form both
sessions will be used tocreate a collage that will be submitted to the council to be used in their celebrations.
We will also place some of the poppies in South Park to share our work with the wider community.

Please come and join in this exciting project.  Call Wilson Chowdhry on 020 8514 0861 or email:  for more details or to register your child.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Free Bollywood/Street Dance classes and Gymnastics classes for Children aged 5 - 11.

Some of the Bollywood/Street participnats with Chantelle from Pioneer Dance.

Redbridge Carnival is providing free professional classes in Gymnastics and Bollywood/Street Dance, to young children aged 5-11 years of age from Clementswood, Mayfield and Loxford ward.

The project which is funded by "Help a Capital Child" will develop participant soft skills such as;  team work, confidence, willingness to learn, health and safety awareness, whilst also providing an achievement certificate for the respective course. 

It is hoped that participants will develop more healthy lifestyles as a consequence of the sport and an appetite for learning.  

Although the Gymnastics class is already oversubscribed Redbridge Carnival are seeking further participants for their Bollywood Dance Classes, which are held every Monday.  Further details follow:

Date:     Every Monday
Time:     17:00 - 18:00
Venue:   Clementswood Community Centre, 14a Connaught Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1XG.

Participants on the course will be invited to perform at  Redbridge Carnival's annual event. Which will be held in Ilford Town Centre next summer.

Redbridge Carnival Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said;

"These classes will provide local children an opportunity to learn a professional performance skill, that many would otherwise not be able to afford.  We hope participation on these courses will encourage our next generation to take more care of their physical and mental well being, whilst also bringing together our diverse local communities."