Creative Writing Group
Ruils Creative Writing Group is made up of a diverse mix of people who share a love of a story, whether through the art form of a novel, or a play monologue or poetry. Consistent feedback from the group tell us that it gives them a purpose, it makes them think, and at other times it makes them laugh along with their fellow group members. There is also collaboration with our drama group and we hope that some interesting work will emerge between members of the two groups.
Led by Kate, sessions take place every Monday at the Twickenham Age UK Wellbeing Centre between 2-3:30pm. Zoom sessions start 3th October between 5:30-7pm.
To join, contact Gary at email@example.com
Age UK Wellbeing Centre,
Ignite Me Workshop Theatre
Bryony firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8831 6083
Ignite Me Workshop Theatre is an inclusive, disability friendly, user led workshop led by our expert facilitator Bryony.
Come along, and help Bryony devise a piece of original theatre and have an impact on shaping our productions. This is open to beginners, experienced actors, people who want to work behind the scenes, and any one at all.
Every Friday at Twickenham Age UK Wellbeing Centre from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
To get involved email Bryony on email@example.com or Gary on firstname.lastname@example.org
Breath and Stress Workshops
Learn about stress release through natural breath, gentle movement and mindfulness. This new online group works with understanding the natural breath technique of sleep and meditation to release stress and clear blockages to aid relaxation and creativity. The session is led by Patricia Perry, a voice and performance coach who has been working in Theatre for most of her life, teaching breathwork and mindfulness to the industry.
The sessions are for anyone wanting to improve the quality of their life through the power of breath.
Sessions take place on Zoom every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
To book yourself in, or find out more details, please contact Gary at email@example.com
Join the Ruils' Community Choir every Tuesday 11:00-12:00pm at Twickenham Age UK Wellbeing Centre. A mixed group of all abilities and ages, signing and discussing music and song writing in an inclusive and disability friendly environment. please email Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Your Say Group
Hallie Banish email@example.com 07908 616082
Your Say is a user-led action group that gives local disabled people living in Richmond Borough the opportunity to share their experiences and work with the group to make change.
You don't have to be a member of Your Say to come along. We are a friendly, open group and we make sure that our meetings are a safe space for people to share. At our meetings we identify common problems and barriers and work together to come up with ideas on how we can address these. Meetings are physically accessible and we also provide a BSL interpreter and palantypist when needed.
Our meetings take place the last Thursday of each month at the Ruils Office. Our upcoming 2024 meetings are on:
- 25 January from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
- 29 February from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
- 28 March from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
- 25 April from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
- 30 May from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Ruils Community Allotment
There for you if you want to help with the planting and maintenance or just spend some time outdoors - everyone is welcome!
Times: Every Wednesday from 11am - 12:30pm
There is a small parking lot in the cemetery and the 281 and 33 buses stop on Stanley Road which is just round the corner.
The allotment has its own gate (half way down the allotments!), raised beds and a gravel pathway making it easily accessible for wheelchairs.
Please join us at:
Shacklegate Lane Allotments
Teddington TW11 8UJ
Do you want to get outside, socialise and learn about your local environment? We have teamed up with RB Mind and Frances Bennett to run Well-Being Walks in different locations across the Richmond borough.
Times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm once a month.
Contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wellbeing Walks Schedule:
Friday 20th October 2023
Friday 17th November 2023
No December Walk
Friday 19th January 2024
Friday 16th February 2024
Friday 15th March 2024
Arts and Crafts Sessions
Every Tuesday from 10:30 - 12:30 at Whitton Community Centre
Do you want to get creative? Maybe learn some new art techniques or make something special you can take home and keep? Then come along to our weekly arts and craft sessions.
You will be able to choose from a range of activities and create various arts and crafts pieces. The sessions will be run by local art teacher Sylvie Freullet from ARTBOXuk, who will guide you through any crafty endeavour!
Contact Gary at email@example.com to join.
Together As One
Ruils supports Together As One, a Twickenham based organisation providing support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues.
Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Wednesday sessions are organised by Ruils where we put on different activities each week.
Come and have lunch with us for a small charge, play some games and meet new people.
The group takes place at:
Twickenham Cricket Club, Twickenham, TW2 5QD
Embracing Age Activities for Older people
Churches across the Borough of Richmond hold activities for seniors from exercise classes, craft groups, computer classes and lunch clubs, to special communion services, to name a few. Older people are of course welcome to all the multi-generational activities run by local churches, but the map in the link below outlines the different activities:
See link to activities here: https://www.embracingage.org.uk/activities-in-churches-for-older-people.html
Do you want to get outside, socialise and learn about your local environment? We have teamed up with RB Mind and Frances Bennett to run an Accessible Walk. Meet at the fountains next to the Exchange in Twickenham.
Times: 12:45 am-3:00 pm.
Accessible Walks Schedule:
Thursday 2nd November 2023
Thursday 7th December 2023
No walk in January
Thursday 1st February 2024
Thursday 7th March 2024
Thursday 4th April 2024
Ruils Bowls Club
Join the Ruils Bowls Club, every Monday at Cambridge Park Bowls Club, for a great chance to get out, play bowls, and socialise with new people!
People of all abilities are welcome to come down and join in.
Times: 2 pm - 3:30 pm