Auditions for The Broadway Theatre, Barking


This year’s panto at the Broadway will be Aladdin and we are on the lookout for talented young stars to shine alongside the professional cast members. So if you know someone aged 9 or over who can sing, dance and has that extra sparkle, make sure they don’t miss out on the auditions coming up here at the Broadway on Friday 8 July. Auditions run from 5-8pm.

Full details and an Audition Pack can be found on the Broadway website here.

Auditions for Aladdin

Port Lympne Wildlife Park

During May half-term there was a trip to Port Lympne Wildlife Park, this was a Fun For All activity.
This was the first time we had been there.

It seemed that the dinosaur area was highly popular compared to the rest of the Wildlife Park. There were so many different dinosaurs & getting pictures taken alongside them was pretty amazing.

Fun for All – Booking Terms and Conditions

– Only members of Redbridge Forum may book (membership is free and forms can be obtained by phoning our office)
– We must have written proof of disability that your young person has a learning disability or is on the autistic spectrum.
– Only the immediate family of the disabled child may book. This means mum, dad and brothers and sisters. Fun for All is not open to friends or any other relative.
– Bookings for families other than your own will not be accepted. Please do not embarrass yourself and the staff by asking.
– The method of booking will be advised with the advertisement. It may be by phone, in person or by a prior request and allocation system.
– If you are bringing a carer to help with your family they may not bring their children and must be aged 18 or more themselves.
– Payment must be made at the time of booking. This may be by cash in the office, by BACS or by cheque. If you are sending a cheque or using BACS please ring us to ensure we have received it. Please never send a payment without checking with the office that places are available.
– There will be no refunds.
– You MUST book in at reception on the morning of coach trips and NOT GET STRAIGHT ON THE BUS – if you do this we do not know you have arrived.
– Please do not be late – we cannot wait. It is not polite to expect other families to sit on the bus waiting for anyone. Remember TFL buses can be delayed and time is needed to find a parking spot near Ilford Lane.
– Please remember seat belts MUST be worn on coaches Everybody is expected to stay in their seats, wearing seat belts for insurance purposes.
– If you do not comply with the above the driver is entitled to ask you to leave the bus and you may be excluded from further coach/bus trips.
– We do not provide booster seats for children – if needed please bring your own.
– Do not make a mess in the bus/coach. If you do, you will be asked to clear it up.
– Parents must sit with or adjacent to their children. Do not leave them unattended on the bus. Do not get off of the bus just before it leaves.
– Remember you are responsible for your children at all times during the day.
– Please listen to and abide by all requests from Redbridge Forum staff – this is for your comfort and safety.
– If you do not abide by the above your family may be excluded from future trips.
– If you do not want to have photographs or video taken on a trip or activity make sure you let Forum staff know when booking in.
– To help avoid lost children, wristbands are available at the time of booking in for coach trips. Please ask a member of staff.

Fun for All – Summer Programme

This week the preference forms for the Summer Coach trips with Fun for All has been circulated.
If you have not received your emails check your junk folders and add as a contact so that you receive
future emails.
Any queries contact us at the office Mon- Thurs, 10am-2pm.
Don’t forget to return your forms to us by Thursday 30th June.

Here’s to a fun summer!!

Staar – Education, Health and Care Plans

Do you want to know more about Education, Health and Care Plans? EHC

Staar are organising an information event.

What you need to know.
Guest speakers
Mary Busk and Amanda Ridgewell.
Thursday 9th June 7.30-9pm.
St Gabriels Church Hall (Upstairs)
Park Road, Wanstead, E12 5HH
Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans are replacing Statements of Special Educational Needs for all children up to age 25 (assuming they remain in education/training beyond 18).
If your child does not have one yet this information evening is for you! If your child is not in school yet and will need additional support this evening is for you!
EHC plans also include health and social care needs.

Annual General Meeting

We invite you to our 2014/15 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 17th May 2016
Time: 6:45pm
Where: York Room, Central Library, Ilford, IG1 1EA

We hope you will join us. There will be 15 minutes of AGM business followed by chat and taster activities including Mendi, Nail Art and light refreshments.

We hope you will be able to join us on 17th May. Perhaps you will send us an email or phone 02084787571 to let us know if you are able to attend

Ken Aston Square Barkingside

All of the following events are FREE of charge and are to be held at;
Ken Aston Square, 140 High Street, Barkingside, IG6 2EA
All activities take place between 11am-3pm

Big Barkingside Day Out! – Saturday 19 March
A day of street art on a massive scale with giant garden games in the pocket park

St George’s Day – Saturday 23 April
Traditional Victorian ‘Punch and Judy’, Film London KinoVan, Face painting, Amazing balloon creations and arts and crafts
Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Face painting & balloon modelling £1.75

The Whale: The Pirate’s Misadventure Children’s Show – Saturday 21 May
Come see a true-to-life 50ft inflatable Sperm Whale, Discover a shipwreck pirate in it belly with a treasure tale to tell and meet a real life mermaid.

Easter Fun 4 All Activities

Hi all,

You should by now have your Fun 4 All advertising for the Easter Activities. Booking starts tomorrow, 3rd March at 9.30am.
The Easter activities include a Boat Trip up Thames, Kung Fu Panda 3 at Cineworld, Animal Encounter at St Luke’s Church and a Tudor Day at Cressing Temple Barns.

Don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment.

Please remember lots of our children have difficulty waiting and concentrating. Ensure you are on time for the activities you book.