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.
We are planning some social events so people can just meet up.
Valetines Park, Ilford from 1 pm Saturday 13th July 2019.
We are meeting at Ilford station and spending a couple of hours in the park.
We will have some snacks and soft drinks and generally enjoy the atmosphere. We can have a game or two of frisbee too.
There is a festival in the park this week-end, the Al-Noor family festival. There are stalls and a street food area to go and explore.
There is also a café and some nice areas to take a stroll nearby.
This is a social event to meet up with people and enjoy the park as there is a lot to be seen there…
If you have any other ideas let us know!
For any of these events feel free to bring along friends and family.
This is the latest upcoming date:-
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.
This is a private space in our office.
Saturday 20th July 2019 between 12 pm and 2 pm at
Eastside Community Heritage
The Parish Centre
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
Phone: 07471 072 882
Office email: email@example.com
Library Stand and Drop-ins
These are the latest upcoming dates:-
Library events involve a stall set up in a visible public space to help our LGBT community raise awareness and ask LGBT and their allies to come along to our events. You are still welcome to come along and help or just have a chat with one of our volunteers.
Please ask at reception and they will guide you to our space.
We are always open to ideas for social events and support ideas that you would like to see us provide.
Thursday 11th July 2019 & Thursday 1st August 2019 between 4 pm and 6 pm at
Fullwell Cross Library
140 High Street
Phone: 020 8708 9281
Tuesday 13th August 2019 between 12 pm and 2 pm at
South Woodford Library & Gym
116 High Road
Phone: 020 8708 9067
Library email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gym email: email@example.com
Monday 10th August 2019 between 6 pm and 9 pm at Redbridge Central Library and Museum. (York Room).
Our colleagues at Positive East are organising a film night at Redbridge Central Library - The film is Moonlight which is a look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. This will be followed by a talk by a leading representative of the BAME LGBT community.
Details are on the links below
Watch our short documentary Changing Minds, produced for LGBTQ+ history month in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage.
Visit the website https://redbridge-rainbow.wixsite.com/changingminds 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.