A crowd gathering for an event at Ken Aston Square

Ken Aston Square

As part of the Better Barkingside initiative, we have commissioned Vision RCL to create a year-long programme of cultural activities for local families.  Events will take place in the newly developed Ken Aston Square at the Leisure Centre and Library area of Barkingside.

All the events are free unless stated otherwise. No need to book just turn up.  


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Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure announces an exciting new partnership with Without Walls

Vision RCL's outdoor arts programme in Ken Aston Square is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK.  Find out more on the Without Walls website

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Saturday 8 June to Saturday 22 September

The Ken Aston Square outdoor arts programme 2019 will run from Saturday 8 June to Saturday 22 September, once a month in Ken Aston Square, Barkingside High Street.  All outdoor arts shows will be completely free for all ages to take part in and enjoy!

Our aim for Ken Aston Square is to create an exciting, engaging and accessible high-quality outdoor arts venue in the heart of the community.

The full programme will be announced on Monday 29 April, so check back for more information.

If you have any questions please contact culture@visionrcl.org.uk


Meet the Goblin Queen and the Dragon!

It's your once in a lifetime chance for an extraordinary encounter with a goblin queen and her huge and ancient dragon! Let go of reality and enter the world of fairy tale and myth as you become involved in goblin mischief and are entranced by the enchanting, smoke breathing, true to life puppet dragon.   

The mystical duo are on a mission to discover why the dragon’s eggs are no longer hatching. The goblin queen may tether her beast to you as she makes her investigations or you may be chosen to actually sit on and incubate one of the dragon’s eggs! Oh and in case you are wondering the Dragon is called KIRINYA!

A fantastic opportunity to have your picture taken with the Goblin Queen and the Dragon.

Times: 11am to 11.30am, 1pm to 1.30pm and 3pm to 3.30pm


Arts and Crafts in the library

Join us in Fullwell Cross Library for St. George's Day themed arts and crafts, face painting and a trail!


  • 11am to midday and 2pm to 3pm (Crafts)
  • 10am to 4pm (Face painting - donations will apply)
  • 11am to 3pm (St. George’s Trail in Children's Library)


Click here for more St. George's Day celebrations 




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