Act 43 Redbridge Green Fair,Ilford,Essex
Many Many thanks to the 20 Co-Recitors who took part – in English, British Sign Language, Irish, Kurdish, Turkish and Zulu ; to IMECE Womens Group, to Olcay Aniker-Lumley, Ros Southern, Stephanie Wood and all the Organisers and Volunteers at The Green Fair who put so much effort and enthusiasm into organising and realising Act 43. Please scroll down to see the photos and the list below of everyone who took part.
Article 1 Carol Aplin, English
Article 1 Mavis Ngema, Zulu
Article 2 Bob Ratnarajah, English
Article 3 Nuala Flynn, English and Irish
Article 4 Sorayya Gul, English
Article 5 IMECE Womens Group, Turkish and Kurdish
Article 6 Lydia Handscomb, British Sign Language
Article 8 Baldev Singh Bains, English
Article 9 Des Kay, English
Article 10 Olcay Aniker-Lumley, English and Turkish
Article 13.2 Carol Hughes, English
Article 15 Annette Fry, English
Article 16 Melvyn Freake, English
Article 17 Debra Marlow, English
Article 19 Paizah Neave, English
Article 21 Ross Hatfull, English
Article 24 Sam Cowan and Sally Marlow, English
Article 26.1 Anne Eggebert, English
Preamble Monica Ross English
Article 1 Carol Aplin English
Article 1 Mavis Ngema Zulu
Article 2 Bob Ratnarajah English
Article 3 Nuala Flynn English
Article 3 Nuala Flynn Irish
Article 4 Sorayya Gul English
Article 5 IMECE Women’s Centre Turkish
Article 5 IMECE Women’s Centre Kurdish
Article 6 Lydia Handscomb British Sign Language
Article 8 Baldev Singh Bains English
Article 9 Des Kay English
Article 10 Olcay Aniker-Lumley English
Article 10 Olcay Aniker-Lumley Turkish
Article 13.2 Carol Hughes English
Article 15 Annette Fry English
Article 16 Melvyn Freake English
Article 17 Debra Marlow English
Article 18 Matthew Maple English
Article 19 Paizah Neave English
Article 21 Ross Hatfull English
Article 24 Sam Cowan English
Article 24 Sally Marlow English
Article 26 Anne Eggebert English
Photographs Bernard G Mills
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In 1982, women came together to stand against discrimination based on gender and ethnicity. These women formed a group to provide services to address the needs of Turkish speaking women living in London. Over the years IMECE has become independent, professional and powerful, supporting over five thousand women every year. Today it is a specialist women’s organisation running partnership projects and campaigns with other women’s organisation across Britain and Europe.
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(a) To organise a biennial one day event in the London Borough of Redbridge to be called “The Redbridge Green Fair” which will serve to raise public awareness (in line with our mission statement) in a stimulating, entertaining, festive atmosphere.
(b) To organise and/or support such other occasional events which serve a similar purpose. Currently we run our regular Music Club nights and the annual Redbridge Music Fest.
- promote environmental responsibility and sustainability on a personal, local, national and international level.
- recognise the need for justice and peace on a personal, local, national and international level and will raise awareness on these issues in whatever way we can.
- promote the values of the ‘community’ where all citizens are accepted, respected and can participate free from prejudice and discrimination. We will seek wide community participation in the fair and aim for it to reflect the cultural mix and diversity of the borough
- raise awareness on personal and public health issues from a holistic viewpoint which will include spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being.
- promote the celebration of artistic and musical creativity.