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Ruislip Lions and Illyria Theatre presents Comedy of Errors

Ruislip Lions are delighted to welcome Illyria Theatre company to perform for their summer event at Manor Farm.

This is an outdoor performance, taking place on the Grass Courtyard, outside the Manor Farm Library.

In their 26th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?

To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!

Recommended Age: Adults / children aged 5+

Running Time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Gates Open: from 6pm for picnickers.

Entry: to the performance area will be from either end of the library.

Parking: is free in St Martin’s Approach car park, after 6pm.

Seating NOT provided: Bring your own low-backed chair or a rug to sit on, along with warm clothing and insect repellent!  Please note that Patrons bringing chairs will be placed at the sides and rear of the grassed area, to allow those sitting on the ground a chance to see.

No tables, gazebos or BBQs permitted.

No video / audio recording or flash photography permitted.

Please switch off mobile telephones during performance.

Weather: Rain will NOT stop play! As a charity, Ruislip Lions regret they will not refund cost of tickets. Come rain or shine the show will go on, regardless or wet weather.

Refreshments: There will be an outdoor Prosecco Bar and The Cow Byre Cafe will be open for the sale of teas, coffees etc., before the play starts and in the interval.

Toilets: The public toilets on the Bury Street side of the Great Barn will be open for this event.

Please carry away your own litter.

EARLY BOOKING TICKET DISCOUNT

Tickets for this event are currently set at a lower, Early Booking Discount Rate of £13.50 / £8 under 16s / £40 for a Family of Five.

These prices will increase to £15 / £8 under 16s / £45 for a Family of Five from 13/06/2017

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Show Times

Saturday 24 June, 2017 at
Full Price – £13.50
Under 16s – £8.00
Family of Five – £40.00

 

 

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Ruislip Carers Cafe


Monday 15 May, 14:00 – 15:30 Ruislip Lions are running the cafe for Carers in Ruislip Manor Methodist Church, Torrington Rd, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0AS.

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Ruislip Lions Club Plant Sale held on Saturday 6th May

We are grateful once again for the support of Ruislip Rugby club for the use of their car park  Customers queuing before the 10 am opening time
The first customers enter to pick their plant selection

Ruislip Lions Club were also supported by a great Waitrose team who supplied customers with tea or coffee and cakes for a modest charge, which was donated to the club funds

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Ella and mum Jan won a Ruislip Lions giant Easter Egg at the Windmill Studio


Wow! Isn’t 19-month-old Ella Inniss a lucky girl?  Ella, who attends JAMtots play group sessions at The Windmill Studio Centre, Ruislip Manor, together with mum Kelly and nan Jan, are winners of of the Ruislip Lions’ giant Easter egg raffle 2017. The raffle went down a storm with visitors to the Centre, the very young and the young at heart,  raising£100 for local charities. Hope you like chocolate Ella?! Looks like you’ve got your work cut out. Though we’re sure mum, nan and the rest of the family will do the decent thing and help you out if you find it hard to finish. Enjoy!!! Thanks to Judy McPhee for helping us with the raffle and providing the report

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Robert Withall inducted into Ruislip Lions Club

The Club President Hull Randall presided over the induction of Robert Withall into the club at the March meeting in The Fairway at the Ruislip Golf Centre. The Lions Club Code of ethics were read and Robert agreed to follow them. The club congratulated Robert on joining and agreeing to help those in the community less well off.

 

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Ruislip Lions Giant Easter Egg Raffle in Clubs & Pubs

Once again Ruislip Lions Club have “laid” Easter eggs in Pubs & Clubs in the local area for their Giant raffle. Winners in each venue take home the egg after the draw. The money raised will be donated to local good causes and Lions charities. The club is very grateful to all of the Managers who have agreed to take the eggs. Among the first are:

Venue 5
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The Ascott

 

 

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Ruislip Lions Present cheque to Mayor of Hillingdon at Quiz Night

Rosemary Markham Chair of Ruislip Lions Club Social Committee, presented a cheque to the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley on behalf of the club, at the quiz night held in the Middlesex Suite at the Hillingdon Borough Offices, on Tuesday 21st March in aid of the Mayor’s charities. Barclays Bank who organised the evening kindly doubled the amount to a total of £400.

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Ruislip Lions present THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare 
24th June 2017

In their 26th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!Recommended for adults and children aged 5+. Running time: 2 hours including 20 minute interval
Performance at the Manor Farm courtyard Ruislip. Box office details in due course

 

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Ruislip Lions 41st Charter Night

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The club which covers the area of Ruislip, Eastcote & Ickenham celebrated its 41st year since formation on Friday during the 100 year anniversary of Lions International being formed. The event held at Fellini restaurant in Hatch End was attended by many guests including the District Governor of District 105a and the Mayor of Hillingdon .
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The club presented the District Governor’s wife with a cheque for her charity supporting Admiral Nurses.
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The Mayor was also given a cheque for his own charities and a club bannerette. In the years since being constituted, the club has raised thousands of pounds which have been donated to many charitable causes. The club also provides direct assistance to people in need by running film nights, cafe’s for carers, supporting young carers activities and driving mini buses for the disabled to attend events.

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Trolley Dash At Waitrose Ruislip


Our Waitrose Trolley Dash draw took place in store at Waitrose Ruislip on 12th February.

The winner went round the store  on Sunday 26th February for two minutes, selecting food and non–alcoholic drinks of their choice . The winner actually donated their winning trolley of food to the Trussell Trust who run food banks.
The money raised by Ruislip Lions Club will go to local charities and good causes.

 

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