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 Planned Renovators Meetings for the rest of the year (27th November 2006)
You can now find the remaining year's events for the Temporal Renovators and other local groups from the Doctor Who Fan Network site.



Thursday 2nd November: FITZROY TAVERN, CHARLOTTE STREET
The monthly general Doctor Who fan gathering.
Wednesday 8th November: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Weekly meet for the work-weary, from 6:00pm.
Saturday 11th November: SHE LOVES ME, LOPPING HALL LOUGHTON
Hosted by: AliensOfLoughton@doctorwhofans.net
A visit to see the musical "She Loves Me", performed by the Loughton Operatic Society and starring the group's very own Richard! Tickets are still available, so please let Richard know as soon as possible!
Saturday 11th November: DRINK AND CURRY EVENING
Hosted by: AliensOfLoughton@doctorwhofans.net
Meeting up after the musical at the Hollybush (prob between 4:30 and 5:00), and then heading to the Bengal Spice in the evening. If you're not going to the performance but are thinking of coming along to the pub/meal please let us know for booking.
Sunday 12th November: "EXPLOSIVE ENDINGS"
Hosted by: Sutton Whos
A themed afternoon of Doctor Who viewing. Contact Kate for further details.
Wednesday 15th November: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Friday 17th November: BATTERSEA BAD WOLVES VIDEO NIGHT, WANDSWORTH
Hosted by: BatterseaBadWolves@doctorwhofans.net
"The Davison Years". Please let Andy know about your potential attendence.
Saturday 18th November: SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD, KINGSWAY, HOLBORN
Monthly central London meet for chat and speculation about Doctor Who, Torchwood and practically anything else!
Sunday 19th November: Locations "Workshop"
An exploration of some Doctor Who locations that haven't been on the general "tours" in recent years, mainly in West London in the Acton/Wembley/Ealing area. Plenty of walking for the energetic(!). For more details contact Chuck.
Wednesday 22nd November: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Thursday 23rd November: ANNIVERSARY MEAL
In celebration of another year under the Doctor's belt with some good food under our own! Current plan is to go to the Mongolian Barbecue at Covent Garden for the evening. Please let us know if you are interested for booking.
Saturday 25th November: IMAX CINEMA VISIT
Hosted by: Type40Owners@doctorwhofans.net
A trip to the 3D IMAX cinema, details to be advised.
Wednesday 29th November: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Saturday 2nd December: MCGUFFINS FILM AND TELEVISION QUIZ, WALTHAMSTOW
Hosted by: TemporalRenovators@doctorwhofans.net
The last of the year and the one we traditionally win! At the usual place, the Rose and Crown on Hoe Street in Walthamstow from 8:00pm. Note: this may be cancelled so if you do intend to come along please let us know!
Thursday 7th December: FITZROY TAVERN, CHARLOTTE STREET
The monthly general Doctor Who fan gathering.
Saturday 9th December: CHRISTMAS PARTY
Hosted by: KeepersOfCroydon@doctorwhofans.net
Current plan is this: A house party to include - Who viewings, Festive food and drink, Party games, Goody bags, Prize Draw - with Who goodies! Plus the annual Golden KOC Awards - where the stars of Who and Fandom are awarded appropriately for their talents! This is likely to cost about £10 per person to put on but is probably cheaper than a day down the pub. A cheaper party could be arranged but would need to ditch some of the above! Tell me your views. Please let me know if you think this is a good idea and I'll get organising if there's enough interest. Thanks, Jon.
Sunday 10th December: "CHRISTMAS PARTY"
Hosted by: Sutton Whos
Please bring along a quiz/game/competition etc. Contact Kate for further details.
Wednesday 13th December: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Saturday 16th December: CHRISTMAS MEAL
The Christmas meal is planned at the Grim's Dyke Hotel (used in Evil of the Daleks); we will need to know numbers asap for booking, please let me know by the end of the week (4th November).
Wednesday 20th December: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Saturday 23rd December: SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD, KINGSWAY, HOLBORN
Monthly central London meet and the last before Christmas!

As usual, please email us for more information about the events.



Wednesday 11th October: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Weekly meet for the work-weary, from 6:00pm.
Friday 13th October: BATTERSEA BAD WOLVES VIDEO NIGHT, WANDSWORTH
Hosted by: BatterseaBadWolves@doctorwhofans.net
This month sees a special Torchwood tie-in evening. Please let Andy know about your potential attendence.
Sunday 15th OR 22nd October: Locations "Workshop"
An exploration of some Doctor Who locations that haven't been on the general "tours" in recent years, mainly in West London in the Acton/Wembley/Ealing area. Plenty of walking for the energetic(!). For more details contact Chuck.
Wednesday 18th October: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Thursday 19th October: GARY'S GOURMET NIGHT, GREENWICH
Hosted by: Type40Owners@doctorwhofans.net
The bi-monthly meeting organised by our veritable gourmet host Gary! This will take place in Greenwich, food venue tbc. Meeting at the Auctioneer pub from 7:00pm.
Saturday 21st October: SHAKESPEARE'S HEAD, KINGSWAY, HOLBORN
Monthly central London meet. Note: this venue might change depending upon whether Torchwood launches in the evening and we go to the Print Works instead!
Tuesday 24th October: EXTRAORDINARY PUBS
Hosted by: KeepersOfCroydon@doctorwhofans.net
Keepers of Croydon (in the big smoke) Tuesday 24th October at 7pm Meet outside Holborn underground station for the following walking tour "Extraordinary Pubs" - this includes a history of the British pub and a visit to some great establishments along the way (including I believe the famous Princess Louise that some people may remember!) The tour starts at 7pm so don't be late and it costs about a fiver.
Wednesday 25th October: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, CHANCERY LANE
Saturday 28th October: EVIL OF THE DALEKS, PORTSMOUTH
Mini-convention and theatrical version of the classic Troughton story. This has already been booked by those who arranged it a couple of months ago, but there might still be tickets available from the theatre. See http://www.evilofthedaleks.co.uk/ for more details.
Saturday 28th October: VIDEO NIGHT
Hosted by: Type40Owners@doctorwhofans.net For more details please contact Gary.

As usual, please email us for more information about the events.



Wednesday 17th May, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Saturday 20th May, Shakespeare's Head, Kingsway, Holborn
Usual penultimate Saturday of the month gathering for the various local Doctor Who Fan Network groups, at our new location in Holborn. For those planning to grab something to eat in "The Breakfast Club" beforehand we should be there by 11:30 (breakfast served til midday).
Wednesday 24th May, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Thursday 1st June, Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street
First Thursday of the month general Who gathering in the cramped smoked out pub in Fitzrovia? Roll on good weather!
Saturday 3rd June, Wandsworth
Battersea Bad Wolves video evening.
Wednesday 7th June, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Thursday 8th June, Greenwich
A Mexican meal in celebration of a couple of birthdays that happen to occur on that day!
Saturday 10th June, Croydon
Keepers of Croydon picnic
Wednesday 14th June, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Saturday 17th June, Shakespeare's Head, Kingsway, Holborn
Usual penultimate Saturday of the month gathering for the various local Doctor Who Fan Network groups, at our new location in Holborn. For those planning to grab something to eat in "The Breakfast Club" beforehand we should be there by 11:30 (breakfast served til midday).
Also under consideration are a couple of group outings for the more summery (ie warmer!) weekends. This includes day trips to Chislehurst (The Mutants) and Leeds Castle (The Androids of Tara). And of course at least one picnic in a Who-related park!

As usual, please email us for more information about the events.



Wednesday 3rd May, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Thursday 4th May, Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street
First Thursday of the month general Who gathering in the cramped smoked out pub in Fitzrovia? Roll on good weather!
Saturday 6th May, "Hello Dolly", Loughton Operatic Society
Featuring our very own Richard! (fully booked)
Plans to meet up at the Hollybush in Loughton in the later evening to buy our star some well-deserved drinks after his last performance!
Wednesday 10th May, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Saturday 13th May, Croydon
Inaugural meeting of the Keepers of Croydon group, taking place in, where else, Croydon (not Aberdeen!)
Saturday 20th May, Shakespeare's Head, Kingsway, Holborn
Usual penultimate Saturday of the month gathering for the various local Doctor Who Fan Network groups, at our new location in Holborn. For those planning to grab something to eat in "The Breakfast Club" beforehand we should be there by 11:30 (breakfast served til midday).
Saturday 3rd June, Rose and Crown, Hoe Street, Walthamstow
The monthly McGuffins' Film & TV quiz, commencing from "8:00pm" at the pub; traditional chinese meal at the Peking Chef from 5:30pm for those who wish to grab something beforehand!

Also being considered is another London location wander in the afternoon beforehand for those who are interested!
Wednesday 7th June, Knights Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Thursday 8th June, Greenwich
A Mexican meal in celebration of a couple of birthdays that happen to occur on that day!
Also under consideration are a couple of group outings for the more summery (ie warmer!) weekends. This includes day trips to Aldbourne (The Daemons) and Leeds Castle (The Androids of Tara). And of course at least one picnic in a Who-related park!

As usual, please email us for more information about the events.



Saturday 18th March, Shakespeare's Head, Kingsway, Holborn
Usual penultimate Saturday of the month gathering at our new location in Holborn. For those planning to grab something to eat in "The Breakfast Club" beforehand we should be there by 11:30 (breakfast served til midday).
Wednesday 22 March, Knight's Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek meetup for drinkies from 6:00pm.
Saturday 1st April, Rose and Crown, Hoe Street, Walthamstow
The monthly McGuffins' Film & TV quiz, commencing from "8:00pm" at the pub; traditional chinese meal at the Peking Chef from 5:30pm for those who wish to grab something beforehand!

Also being considered is another London location wander in the afternoon beforehand for those who are interested!
Thursday 6th April, Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street
First Thursday of the month general Who gathering in the cramped smoked out pub in Fitzrovia? Roll on good weather!
Thursday 13th April, Knight's Templar, Chancery Lane
Our "first anniversary" of the KT, are more specifically an afternoon's drinking before the weekend when the new series begins broadcasting (at least current expectation at any rate!). Any time throughout the afternoon and beyond ...
Thursday 20th April, "Gary's Gourmet Night"
Details to be confirmed by Gary sometime soon!
Saturday 22nd April, Shakespeare's Head
Saturday 6th May, "Hello Dolly", Loughton Operatic Society
Planning to go to the matinee performance of the show, which features our very own Richard! Need to know numbers very soon so that tickets can be booked. Plans after the event still to be decided (pub looks hopeful!), unlikely that we'll do the McGuffins quiz this time.
Also under consideration are a couple of group outings for the more summery (ie warmer!) weekends. This includes day trips to Aldbourne (The Daemons) and Leeds Castle (The Androids of Tara). And of course at least one picnic in a Who-related park!

As usual, please email us for more information about the events.



 Next Renovators Meeting (23rd February 2006)
The next meeting for the Renovators will be the regular film and television quiz at the Rose and Crown pub in Walthamstow, from 7:30pm on Saturday 4th March. The group is also considering a locations wander around London during the afternoon beforehand - for more information please contact us!



Last night's McGuffin's Film & Television quiz saw a round on "The Ten Faces of Doctor Who", featuring questions on each of the actors. For those who want to test themselves the questions are below (as well as can be remembered!)
  1. Which former Doctor was announced this week as the new voice for BT phone txt messages?
  2. Which short-lived Doctor had his big-screen debut in 1991's "Let Him Have It"?
  3. After playing the third Doctor, actor Jon Pertwee went on to star in a children's show about an old scarecrow - name the character he played.
  4. Which former Doctor appeared on Channel 5's opening night playing serial killer Michael Sams in "Beyond Fear".
  5. Which Doctor was originally going to play Sharpe on television, but had to pull out in favour of Sean Bean when he was injured?
  6. Jon Pertwee appeared in several Carry On films, but which other Doctor also had a starring role in one of the films?
  7. Which Doctor has since gone on to play Inspector Dangerous Davies in the series "The Last Detective"?
  8. New Doctor David Tennant has recently appeared in the latest Harry Potter film, "The Goblet of Fire" - but which character did he play?
  9. TRUE or FALSE - Colin Baker is the only Doctor to have previously appeared in the series in a supporting role.
  10. Which actor after leaving Doctor Who went on to play Father Brennan in the film "The Omen"?



Weds 25th January - Knight's Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek drinkie and mixed grill-fest, from 5:30pm
Thu 2nd February - Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street
Usual general Doctor Who fan hubbub, early evening onwards
Sat 4th February - McGuffins Film&TV Quiz
Rose and Crown Pub, Walthamstow, from 7:30pm
Thu 16th February - Gary's Curry Club
Gary's traditional bimonthly curryfest in Greenwich!
Sat 18th February - Shakespeare's Head
New venue for the Temporal Renovators, as we're relocating from the Princess Louise due to the group becoming to a little too big for its 'cosy' refines. Plus the new location has better food and drink! Usual meetup time from 12:30pm onwards, or for those earlybirds who fancy some breakfast from 11:30am!



Weds 23rd November - Anniversary Meal
Cafe Sol, Greenwich, from 7:30pm Meeting at St Christophers Inn, Greenwich Station from 6:00pm Combined anniversary drinkie and meal with the Type40s.
Weds 30th November - Knight's Templar, Chancery Lane
Midweek drinkie and mixed grill-fest, from 5:30pm
Thu 1st December - Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street
Usual general Doctor Who fan hubbub, early evening onwards
Sat 3rd December - McGuffins Film&TV Quiz
Rose and Crown Pub, Walthamstow, from 7:30pm I won't be there this month thanks to work commitments, but if those thinking about it let me know so numbers can be planned!
Sat 10th December - Cinderella
(booked)
Sun 11th December - London Locations Wander
Currently thinking about this, if there is anyone who'd like to see some of the locations used in the classic series of Doctor Who please let me know. Happy to do a later start than the previous times for those who like a lie-in :-)
(some of us going to NFT in the evening - booked)
Thu 15th December - Gary's Curry Club
Gary's traditional bimonthly curryfest in Greenwich!
Sat 17th December - Princess Louise / Christmas Meal
Usual meetup at the Lou for afternoon drinkies; the majority vote has come out with this date for our group Christmas meal, so current plan is to drink a little longer than usual(!) and then head over to Shad Thames, Tower Bridge, for the Christmas meal at one of Resurrection-based restaurants.



 Christmas Plans Update (3rd November 2005)
Cinderella

Pantomine with John Barrowman and Richard Wilson, New Wimbledon Theatre

Current thought is for the Saturday 10th December matinee at 2:00pm, hopefully tickets are still available. If I could know this week then I can try and book it this weekend.

Prices are: 11.00 (Upper Circle), 16.00 (Upper Circle or Orchestra Stalls), 19.00 (Dress Circle/Orchestra Stalls), and 21.00 (Dress Circle/Orchestra Stalls). The seating plan for these can be seen at http://www.theambassadors.com/newwimbledon/sp_p2043_vsp.html

Please let me know if you're interested and which prices you are comfortable with - would the 21.00 ones in the stalls be okay in general?

Update: According to the box office the matinee on the 10th is rapidly being sold out, they can currently do us in the stalls row S (tickets @ 19.00) so I guess we need to be quick to get this booked up! I would propose to call them tomorrow afternoon with a final booking so could I have confirmations by lunchtime?
Christmas Meal

This is to take place at a restaurant on Shad Thames, Tower Bridge (Resurrection), and I'll do a recce soon to see which place looks nice to go to. We could do this on either Friday 16th in the evening, or maybe Saturday 17th would be better to follow on from our usual Princess Louise meeting (I think I'm tending towards the latter at the moment). If you could let me know if you can make either of the dates that would be great!



 
     

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