Category archive: Libraries


The Community Leisure UK Award winners have been announced!

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to have finalists in three of the categories for the 2020 awards and a winner in one! Huge congratulations go to Yashmin Harun, a […]


National Community Leisure UK Awards Finalists

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. This year Vision is delighted to have finalists in three categories for the 2020 Awards as follows: Community Impact Award – Arts, Culture and Libraries – for Tech Ilford An annual […]


Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas period our leisure centres, libraries, parks and other centres will have different opening hours. To avoid disappointment, please make note of our opening times before visiting. To find out more information on opening times, visit the pages below and click on your centre or library for individual opening times. Find out more […]



Redbridge Libraries secure funding to expand and continue project around death

Redbridge Libraries will partner with Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries to investigate if people’s attitude to death can change depending on where they live or their cultural backgrounds. The project is part a continuation of the successful Final Party project run by Redbridge Libraries from October 2017. The attitudes of people in Redbridge towards death are […]


Redbridge Libraries adds film streaming service, Kanopy

With Kanopy, Redbridge Libraries customers will have access to more than 30,000 films for free. The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free using your Redbridge Library card. Library card holders can now access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the Kanopy website – Redbridge. Films […]


Lab Central

#CodingFromHome – every Monday at 2pm #TheGreatCourses – every Thursday at 12noon #ComicHeroes – every Friday at 1pm #STEAMfromHome – every Friday at 2pm #PhotosFromHome – themes from April to June #LEGOfromHome– challenges from April to June About Lab Central Lab Central is the space to create, learn, collaborate and innovate with new technologies at […]


Hub Central

Suspended services In light of the the evolving circumstances surrounding the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, all Hub Central events, workshops and networking is suspended until further notice. We are offering some Business Development webinars, for more information see our Hub Central events page. Work Redbridge & the Business Advisor will be available via email and telephone […]


VR Playground comes to #TechIlford

Saturday 15 June 11am-4.30pm VR Playground is the latest ride experiment by SPACE artist and the world’s first Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory. Scoot through the metropolis inside a mono-wheel; leap tall structures in a single bound; and undulate upwards to escape the deep abyss – don a virtual reality headset, jump […]


Ken Aston Square’s full summer programme announced

In March 2019 it was announced that Vision’s outdoor arts programme in Ken Aston Square had partnered with England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals, Without Walls. The outdoor arts programme will run once a month from Saturday 8 June to Saturday 21 September in Ken Aston Square, Barkingside High Street. All shows will be […]


The Smallest Library launches at Mayfield Leisure Centre

From our Home Library Service to our Virtual Library options, we have always been proud to be able to make our library service as accessible as possible. Over the last few months in partnership with 2cqr Limited, we have launched our Smallest Library service, one of the first of it’s kind in the UK! This […]


Redbridge Libraries project ‘The Final Party’ wins Edge Award

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to win an award for their innovative project, The Final Party, in the Social category at this year’s Edge Awards. The Edge Awards highlight and reward good practice in innovative library and information projects. The Social category recognises work involving communities or target groups, engagement and making a difference. […]