Exhibitions Archive • Vision RCL

Redbridge Museum has opened an exhibition exploring the history of South Asian life in Redbridge, from the borough’s historic links to the East India Company and the Raj, to stories of migration in the 20th Century and today’s vibrant communities.

Visit the exhibition on the first floor of Redbridge Central Library during opening hours until 27 August.

Watch a preview of the exhibition below.

India – Africa – Redbridge

In 2005, Redbridge Museum interviewed local Asian people about leaving East Africa and moving to the UK, as part of an exhibition about the history of East African Asians in Redbridge. 

This two-part film explores people’s experiences of life in Africa and life in the UK. 

To mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Redbridge Museum has opened a brand new display about the Royal Family on the ground floor of Redbridge Central Library.

The exhibition features remarkable Royal memorabilia from the Museum’s permanent collection alongside local historical objects associated with Her Majesty The Queen’s four Royal visits to Redbridge in 1945, 1949, 2002 and during her Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012.

Visit the display between 27 May and 27 August to see Redbridge’s Royal history up close through a variety of stunning historical objects and local stories.

The Museum has also produced a new film showcasing The Queen’s visits to Redbridge through archive footage and photographs. Watch the Royal Redbridge film

About the show

Poor Cinderella spends her days scrubbing the floors of Hardup Hall, but will an invitation to a Royal Ball change her life forever? Join us as we laugh at Buttons’ silly jokes, cheer the handsome Prince Charming and his pal Dandini, boo the mean Ugly Sisters and more in this ageless and enchanting Pantomime!

Dust off your ballgown, bring home that pumpkin and help our Fairy Godmother create a magical coach this festive season.

Yes you SHALL go to the ball at the Kenneth More Theatre!

Written by Nigel Ellacott.

About the cast

We are thrilled to announce a fantastic line up for our Christmas Pantomime at the Kenneth More Theatre. This year we are joined by Elizabeth Bright as our beautiful Cinderella and Timothy Mylechreest as our handsome prince.

Back again are Karl Greenwood as Cinderella’s best friend Buttons and Darren Hart playing the Prince’s right hand man Dandini. The fabulous stepsisters are anything but ugly with Alan French as Tess and Liam Harkins as Claudia. Last but certainly not least, our fairy Godmother is played by Muire McCallion.

How to book

For more information on group or school bookings please contact the Box Office on 0208 708 8803 or email us on KMT@visionrcl.org.uk

For all other bookings, visit the Redbridge Drama Centre website (see link below)

Thanks to an extremely generous donation from a local resident, Valentines Mansion will be hosting an exhibition of dolls from around the world. The fascinating collection of well over 2000 dolls, dressed in regional and national costumes and collected over a lifetime feature many pieces celebrating authentic folk craftsmanship and folk-history.

This unique display will be rotated every couple of months, each time specialising on a certain area of the world. The first of these displays will illustrate the dolls, dresses, customs, local history and styles of the Eastern European countries.

‘Art in Lockdown’ showcases work by the Mansion’s resident studio artists which was created during the COVID-19 lockdown. There is a variety of art for visitors to enjoy including illustrations, prints, ceramics and more.

Visitors will have a chance to meet some of the artists in the Gallery.

Jason Rose – Sundays 13, 27 June, 12 and 18 July

Amanda Seljubac – Mondays 31 May, 21 June and 12 July

If you are self-isolating or have just decided to avoid heavily populated public places and are in need of a good read, you have online access to newspapers, books and magazines with your library card and PIN!

Redbridge Libraries offer:

  • eBooks
  • eAudio books
  • eNewspapers
  • eMagazines
  • Digital comics
  • Kanopy – access to streaming movies

Haven’t got a library card? Join Redbridge libraries now by applying online! Once you sign up you can start using your card straight away on our online services.

All Redbridge libraries are currently closed until further notice but once they re-open you will be able to pick up your library card and activate your full membership.