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Saturday, 2nd December 2023, 10.00am to Friday, 22nd December 2023, 4.00pm

2nd December – 22nd December
Tuesday to Saturday

10am – 4pm (Museum closed between 12pm – 1pm daily)

Santa’s reindeers have escaped in the museum! Look high and low to find them all inside Valence House.
Suitable for ages 3 and up. FREE. Drop in

Dick Whittington Panto flyer
Thursday, 7th December 2023, 6.00pm to Sunday, 31st December 2023, 6.00pm

New for 2023, the Broadway’s very own, newly formed Pantomime Company brings you a very sparkly special Christmas treat: Dick Whittington – An original, specially written production for Barking & Dagenham.

A long time ago there was once an ordinary lad called Dick Whittington who lived in the borough of Barking & Dagenham. He’d often heard stories about the West End of London, where everybody was rich and the streets were paved with gold. Dick was determined that he would go there to make his fortune.

Poster for the workshop
Wednesday, 13th December 2023, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

This workshop is ideal for those who are new to Xero.
It will give you a good understanding of what Xero is and how it can help you to collect payments faster, make payments in a timely manner, improve cashflow and submit accurate end of year returns for compliance purposes.

The workshop essential for any business that needs to manage its finances better and improve productivity.

Christmas card type illustration of Santa in front of a Christmas tree
Wednesday, 13th December 2023, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

4pm – 6pm

SEND friendly session for children to enjoy with their families. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto and take part in fun Christmas arts and crafts.

£5 per child.

Advanced booking essential.
Tickets must be booked in advance by visiting, in person, Valence House Reception or calling 0208 227 2034.Booking opens 1st November.

Barclays in the Community
Wednesday, 13th December 2023, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

🏡 Thinking about mortgages? Get all your questions answered! 🏡

Join us for the Barclays in the Community Mortgage Event:

📅 Wednesday, 13th December
🕓 4pm – 6pm
📍 Dagenham Library

Get insights from mortgage advisors & expert speakers. Whether you're buying your first home or looking to remortgage, this event is tailored to help the community navigate the world of home loans.

Let's demystify mortgages together!

Barclays Local at Dagenham Library: Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

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Saturday, 16th December 2023, 11.00am to 12.00pm


Decorate some delicious festive cupcakes in this fun workshop for children and make a fancy box for your cupcake creations. ​​

3 sessions available:
11am – 12pm
1.30 – 2.30pm
3.30 – 4.30pm

£7.50 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended suitable ages 3 and up. ​ Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of the session.

Advanced booking essential. Click here to book through Art Tickets.

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Thursday, 25th January 2024, 1.00pm to 2.30pm

A good strategy provides a clear roadmap, consisting of a set of guiding principles or rules, that defines the actions people in the business should take (and not take) and the things they should prioritise (and not prioritise) to achieve desired goals. Without a researched and well thought through marketing strategy and plan, your marketing efforts could be haphazard and ineffectual.

In this session, we’ll find out how to get a detailed understanding of the market you are doing business in, and how to use that knowledge to inform your business decisions and actions.