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Ruils Activities

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Creative Writing Group

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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

Age UK Wellbeing Centre,
Arragon Road,

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Ignite Me Workshop Theatre

Contact Person

Bryony     020 8831 6083

Activity Details

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 or Gary on


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Breath and Stress Workshops

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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



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Ruils Choir

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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 to get involved.


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Your Say Group

Contact Person

Hallie Banish     07908 616082

Activity Details

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. 

Download our leaflet here.

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

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Ruils Community Allotment

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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
Shacklegate Lane
Teddington TW11 8UJ


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Wellbeing Walks

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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 for more information.

Click here to download the Wellbeing Walk schedule

Wellbeing Walks Schedule:

Friday 19th April (Mortlake Green to Kew Green)

Friday 17th May (Ham Parks and Avenues Circular Walk)

Friday 28th June (Longford River through Bushy Park)

Friday 19th July (Terrace Gardens to Little Green, Richmond)

Friday 16th August (Beverley Brook, Palewall Common to Richmond Hill)




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Arts and Crafts Sessions

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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 to join.

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Together As One

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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.

Times: 11am- 4:30pm. 

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

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Embracing Age Activities for Older people

Contact Person

Follow link for seperate activities and contacts        

Activity Details

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: 

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Accessible Walks

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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.

Click here to download the Accessible Walks schedule

Accessible Walks Schedule:

Thursday 4th April 2024

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Thursday 6th June 2024

Thursday 4th July 2024

Thursday 1st August 2024

Thursday 5th September 2024

Thursday 3rd October 2024

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Ruils Bowls Club

Contact Person

Gary Williams    

Activity Details

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