Special events for adults

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  • interested in accessing reliable, free health information online?
  • wondering what newspaper headlines on health really mean?
  • looking for books that could help you manage a condition?

… then drop by our pop-up at your local library!

Our enquiry service can provide you with high-quality information sources and signpost you to other relevant services and support groups.  

Advice provided by Health Librarians from the Aubrey Keep Library.


Date Library Time
Tuesday 3 December Redbridge Central Library midday to 2pm
Tuesday 10 December South Woodford Library & Gym 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 18 December Wanstead Library 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Tuesday 7 January Redbridge Central Library 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 15 January Wanstead Library 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 22 January Redbridge Central Library 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 29 January Wanstead Library 1.30pm to 3.30pm



These sessions are perfect if you wish to start meditation or if you want to deepen your current practice. Stephanie will be sending Reiki Healing to the group as everyone meditates together. Some of the many benefits of these sessions are: Stress relief, increased relaxation, increased sense of being at peace, calming the mind, rebalancing the Chakras, cleansing the Aura, alleviating pain, rebalancing the whole body... You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.

For information, email Rhonda or call her on 020 8708 2409.

Dates Time Location


  • 22, 29 November
  • 6, 13 December
  • weekly from 10 January
1pm to 2pm

Redbridge Central Library

Cost:  £3 per person per session

Please book with the library on 020 8708 2414 or email Rhonda



Join us for new regular LGBT+ film screenings in partnership with Positive East.

On Monday 9 December the film will be about getting older as an LGBT+ person and features an older lesbian couple who embark on a Thelma and Louise-style road trip.

After the screening, the guest speaker will be Juliet Chard from Opening Doors London, the London leading charity for older LGBTQ people.

The evening will have a Christmas-y vibe and after the film Positive East will be offering mince pies and a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic bubbles if preferred, along with coffee and nibbles.

For more information about these film nights, please email Massimo Nardi.

Venue: Redbridge Central Library, York Room

Dates: Mondays 9 December, 10 February

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Cost: Free. Just turn up

Bookings for 9 December via Eventbrite


Join us at this new support group that is intended to empower the bereaved by meeting and connecting. Come along to share experiences or just to listen.

The Compassionate Bereavement Group is facilitated by staff from Compassionate Funerals.

Venue: Wanstead Library

Dates: Second Monday of the month:

  • 9 December 
  • 13 January

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Cost: Free

For more information or to book a place: contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email


Join MC Mark Burkwood for this comedy evening.

Mark is an up and coming Autistic Comedian from Gants Hill. This area has been known for producing a wide range of talented performers. It’s also where the cast of TOWIE film their show!

Mark is new to the Comedy Scene and began performing in 2017 in his first showcase whilst travelling South East Asia. 

Following his arrival back from SE Asia, Mark decided that performing in a totally different part of the world wasn’t terrifying enough so he decided to give Stand-up Comedy a go in London!

After attending some City Academy and Ultra Comedy Workshops Mark performed his Second and Third Showcase at The Comedy Pub in Soho and Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green. Since then Mark has been performing at various open mic venues across London throughout 2018/2019.

He very recently MC'ed a creative arts evening to raise money for an Autism Charity based in London called Autism Hub Islington

"An Autistic Dave Grohl" (Sam Rhodes Comedy Roadshow)

On 6 December, Mark will be joined by headline act Jo Coffey. Jo has had three successful Edinburgh shows and was a NATYS finalist for 2014 and has also been a presenter on Big Brothers Bit on the Side.

You can find out more about Jo here:

CLIP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H35VQUvUx8M

Website - www.jocoffey.com

There will also be a number of other comedians. All yet to be announced so watch this space!


Venue:  Redbridge Central Library, York Room

Date:  Fridays 6 December, 17 January, 21 February

Time:  7.30pm to 10pm

Tickets and Booking: Free tickets available on Eventbrite.

Information:  Suitable for ages 18+. BYO Bottle – and proof of age if required.

Enquiries:  Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or via email.


Do you own a DSLR camera and want to know how to use it?

Do you leave it on auto and not understand the other settings?

Would you like to know what ‘Aperture’, ‘Shutter speed’ ‘ISO’ etc. is?

Would you like to learn basic Photoshop skills?

Come join our friendly group. We learn from each other in this informal group and share information, skills, and advise.


Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Lab Central

Dates and times: Saturdays, 23 November, 21 December, 2pm to 4pm

Cost and bookings: Free, just turn up and bring your DSLR camera


Our annual Christmas party is an open invitation to all our groups to meet and enjoy a convivial time. Nick Dobson will lead a seasonal quiz. Please try to bring some nibbles and drinks to share.

Venue: Wanstead Library

Date: Thursday 12 December

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Tickets: Free, but please book a place in advance at Wanstead Library on 020 8708 7400

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