Redbridge Rainbow Community

Telephone: Mobile - 07471 072 882 / Office - 020 8553 3116

Address - c/o ECH, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP

Redbridge Rainbow is a voluntary group made up of LGBT+ people who live, work, socialise or study in the London Borough of Redbridge.  We:

  • arrange meet-ups for friendship and support and any ideas you have for LGBT events.

  • provide training for local organisations on LGBT+ issues.

  • work with local council, allies and partners so that the London Borough of Redbridge meets the needs of our diverse community.

Social drop-ins

These are the latest upcoming events.:-

These are public social events, an opportunity to have a chat or ask for any advice on LGBT+ issues.

Please ask at reception in the libraries and they will guide you to our space.

Saturday 16th February 2019 between 2pm and 5 pm at

Leyton Orient Club. We have three free tickets so contact us if you are interested . We are playing Maidenhead United - we’ll meet up at Leyton Station (central line) at 2pm…

Monday 18th February 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

Fullwell Cross Library
140 High Street

Phone: 020 8708 9281


Wednesday 27th February 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

Gants Hill Library
490 Cranbrook Road
Gants Hill

Phone: 020 8708 9274


Thursday 7th March 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

Hainhault Library
100 Manford Way

Phone: 020 8708 9206


Thursday 14th March 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

South Woodford Library & Gym
116 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2QS

Phone: 020 8708 9067 

Library email:

Gym email: 

Saturday 16th March 2019 between 12 pm and 2 pm at

Eastside Community Heritage, 
The Parish Centre

Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road

Our drop-in session is open to both supporters and members of the local LGBT+ community that live work, socialise or study in Redbridge.

This drop in is for socialising and addressing any LGBT issues or ideas for events you may have. 

Thursday 21st March 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm at

Goodmayes Library
116 High Road

Phone: 020 8708 7750



February History Month 2019.

These are all the events for LGBT+ History Month.

Details are on the following website link:-

Featured projects:

Changing Minds and February History Month

February History Month is coming soon and this exhibition will be available at the following libraries:-

  • Fullwell Cross Library - 13th to 19th February 2019

  • Goodmayes Library - 21st to 28th February 2019

Watch our short documentary Changing Minds, produced for LGBTQ+ history month in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage.

Visit the website for more information on this project addressing mental health and wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community.

Being Civil In Redbridge

An exhibition by Eastside Community Heritage in partnership with Redbridge Rainbow Community.

Britain now has a strong record for equality; however this has not always been the case. Until 1967, same sex sexual activity was illegal and many people were imprisoned, ostracised and faced intense discrimination due to their sexual preferences. Despite the legalisation of homosexual acts in 1967, the battle for equality was only just beginning…and continues today.

Redbridge Rainbow Community, in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage, embarked on a project to document the experiences of Redbridge’s LGBT+ community on the road to equality. This touring exhibition tells these powerful personal stories and anecdotes of the campaigns for equality in the LGBT+ community from Redbridge, leading to the 2004 Civil Partnership Act and of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

Please note: Exhibition dates are flexible: please check with the library before visiting.

  • South Woodford Library 16th to 21st February 2019

  • Wanstead Library 23rd to 28th February 2019

Redbridge Rainbow Community

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