TAKE part in living history as the annual Medieval Festival returns to Ruislip.
The hugely popular two-day event, inspired by the medieval heritage of
Manor Farm and the surrounding areas, promises to be fun for all the family.
Attractions include combat and jousting on horseback, a medieval village, activities in the 800-year-old Great Barn, craft demonstrations, and the Duck Pond Market.
A four-course medieval banquet with locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by authentic period entertainment, will take place on Saturday starting at 7.30pm.
what? Medieval Festival
where? Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip
when? Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15, noon-4pm
cost? Free - banquet £25
contact: 01895 673 200 or email email@example.com
DUBBED as 'just like the real thing' and 'about as true to the originals as you can get', Rolling Stoned are making a welcome return to Ruislip. The six-piece Rolling Stones tribute act is gearing up for another crowd-pleasing show, complete with shamelessly camp costumes and vintage instruments.
Fans can expect to enjoy a wealth of well-known hits as well as more obscure tracks from the deeper recesses of the Stones' archives.
what? Rolling Stoned
where? Tropic@Ruislip, Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip
when? Friday, August 13 at 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm)
cost? £12 (£10 in advance)
contact: 01784 460 094
BATTLE against your friends in what is rapidly becoming a popular pastime for adults and children alike, at Warhammer 40K Games Club at Ickenham Library.
Suitable for anyone aged 11-18, activities include building and painting armies of Space Marines and Orcs and the battlefields on which they meet in the Warhammer universe.
what? Warhammer 40K Games Club
where? Ickenham Library
when? Tuesday, August 17, 4.30-6.30pm
cost? Free contact: 01894 440 271
Sling your hook
BAIT your hook and prepare to catch a big 'un with a fun family fishing day at Little Britain Lake.
Equipment, bait and rod licence exemptions will be provided, plus there will be prizes for the 'catch of the day', together with entertainment including a bouncy castle, face painting and refreshments.
The free event, which is organised by Hillingdon Council in partnership with Les Webber's Angling Projects, will also provide the opportunity for budding fishermen to speak to representatives from local angling societies, the Environment Agency and Junior Coarse Angling UK.
what? Family fishing fun day
where? Little Britain Lake, Packet Boat Lane, Cowley
when? Sunday, August 15
contact: Lynn Summers on 01895 556 640
Learn all the skills of the circus
ROLL up, roll up for a circus-themed holiday fun afternoon workshop at The Windmill Studio Centre in Ruislip.
The sessions include juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking, tightrope walking, dressing up, face painting and games. Participants can also learn the art of becoming a clown or crack the whip as the ringmaster!
The centre will also host a sun, sea and beach party on Friday, jam packed with music, dancing, games, prizes, props and refreshments. Come along in fancy dress if you wish.
Both events are suitable for children aged four to eight and advance booking is essential.
what? Circus-themed workshops and beach party
where? The Windmill Studio Centre, 106A Pembroke Road, Ruislip
when? Today (Wednesday), 2-4pm (circus skills) and Friday, August 13, 2.30-4.30pm (beach party)
cost? £10 circus skills; £8.50 beach party
contact: Judy McPhee 01895 624 755