THE ROAR GOODBYE WEEKEND

9-10 November

 

LIONS ROAR GOODBYE WEEKEND - 9-10 NOVEMBER

Come and see the magnificent Lions of Windsor  pride, gathered together for the first and last time at the 'Lions Roar Goodbye' auction  preview weekend on 9th & 10th November.

All 47 of the beautifully decorated, supersized lions and cubs will on display to view and photograph, before the purr-fect pride heads off to the charity auction on 28th November.

 

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EVENT -  The 'Roar Goodbye' weekend will be the perfect opportunity to say your final farewells to your favourite lions, photograph of any you may have missed over the summer and to choose which lion or cub you might like to bid for at the charity auction!

ACTIVITIES - As well as all of the lions, there will also be free activities for lion fans of all ages, including lion decoration sessions, traditional signwriting and fairground art workshops by Carters Steam Fair, Lions of Windsor artists' exhibition, Dawson's 'Antiques Roarshow' valuations, spin-the-wheel, lucky dips, LEGOLAND and sponsor displays. There will also be face-painting, mini-makeovers from Look Good Feel Better, a bar/cafe, the Lion Shop and a raffle for the chance to win a full size lion sculpture for Christmas!

SOUVENIR PROGRAMMES - You can also pick up a souvenir programme featuring all of the Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead pride.

TICKETS -  Please show your Eventbrite ticket on arrival. Tickets will also be available on the door up to one hour before closing time each day.  Card & cash payments accepted.

TIMES -  Saturday 1000-1800.  Sunday 1100-1700.  Last entry one hour before closing.

LION TRAIL ENDS SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER - Make sure you follow the Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead 2019 trail before it ends on 27th October!  All of the lions and cubs will then head back to Lion HQ from Monday 28th October for artists to groom to tip-top condition before the charity auction.

Lion fans on the trail with 'Victoria' by Windsor artist Liv Clarke, sponsored by Windsor Yards.

Trail maps can be picked up from the Visitor Information Centres in Windsor, Eton & Maidenhead, Ascot train station and a number of lion display locations.  See the home page of the website for a list of map venues.

Roar Goodbye Weekend ticket are available to book now via Eventbrite and are £5 for adults, £3 for children and free for under 5's.  Tickets will also be available on the door.

VISITOR INFORMATION

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TRAIN - There are 2 stations in Windsor – Windsor & Eton Central + Windsor & Eton Riverside, with regular services from London.  Windsor & Eton Central station is a 5 minute walk (with ramps) to Windsor Yards

CAR - The Windsor Yards car park is open 24/7, with over 700 spaces. Entrance from Charles Street, SL4 1EF.
The Roar venue is approx 25 metres from the Windsor Yards car park lifts.

BUS - The nearest bus stop to Windsor Yards is on Charles Street.

TAXI - The nearest taxi rank to Windsor Yards is outside Windsor Castle on Thames Street. There is a taxi drop off point close to the shopping centre entrance on Charles Street.

VISITING ON FOOT - Access to Windsor Yards shopping centre is via ramps at two entrances – up from Peascod Street or down from Windsor Royal Shopping. Access can also be gained from the Plaza but this is not suitable for shoppers with accessibility requirements.

Please see the Windsor Yards visitor information website for further details.

Photo: anitarossmarshall@gmail.com

CHARITY GALA AUCTION - 28 NOVEMBER

38 of the supersized lions and cubs will go under the hammer on 28th November, including a full-sized blank lion decorated to a design of the winning bidder's choice by award-winning Windsor designers Lisa Todd and Liv Clarke, to raise funds for local and wildlife charities

(NB. Some of the lion cubs will be returned to the schools that decorated them as a legacy of the project, so won't be auctioned.)

HOST & ENTERTAINMENT - The glittering evening will be hosted by actor/comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor and conducted by the charismatic Hugh Creasy from Christie's Auctioneers at the Runnymede Hotel & Spa on 28 November. There will also be live performances by Lion King and Motown stars David Albury and Cherelle Williams.

AUCTION TICKETS are available by emailing auction@lionsofwindsor.org. Everyone is welcome!

CHARITIES - 100% of event profits will be donated to Thames HospiceThe Lions Club of WindsorLook Good Feel Better and Tusk.


Actor, comedian and BBC Radio 4's 'Sorry I Haven't a Clue' panelist Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE, will be hosting the charity auction on 28th November.

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