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2014
There were over 90 of us at the 2014 Picnic - here's a few of us.

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Back in 2006 TimeWarp celebrated Eighteen years as the official Rocky Horror Fan Club. To mark the occasion and from what had gone before it seemed certain that there should be.........a picnic.   So we had one! Oakley Court, the original filming location for The Rocky Horror Picture Show itself played host to just under fifty of us. We had such a good time we did it all again in 2007 and 2008 when we had an amazing 75 fans at the event. The 2008 event was such a success that the hotel were booking for 2009 two days later. 2010 saw 83 fans attending and 2012 around 87! As always a good time was had by all and the event just gets to be more fun and more friendly as each year goes by. 2012 started booking before 2011 ran and 2013 had people booking as they checked out from the 2012 event. 2013 coincided with TimeWarp's 25th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the stage show and we had over 90 people at the picnic to celebrate both events. Our 2014 event saw the most bookings yet with 95 signed up before the dat itself.

Stephanie Giffin - any relation to Lois?The TimeWarp picnic is the one time of year you can visit Oakley Court and walk around in your Rocky costumes all day without a problem. Oakley Court are after all a working hotel and host many business meetings, weddings and conferences and quite rightly so they would not appreciate fans just turning up in costume at other times.

We have made this our annual fan club event on the Sunday before the August Bank Holiday. The whole point of the day is to relax, chill-out, have fun and enjoy this amazing venue with fellow Rocky fans. You don't even have to be a member of the fan club to book, everyone is welcome.

Each year we arrange a fantastic discount for accommodation at Oakley Court and the Picnic itself. Rooms are at a special rate for Picnic attendees, and their families. The only things you need to bring are yourself and your Rug to sit on! Room rates are based on a maximum of two adults and two children per room and include the food for the picnic (very nice!) as well as a full breakfast the next day. The discount rate also gets you access to all the usual Hotel facilities. Costume is permitted if you want to dress up. You don't have to dress up of course, but you may have felt a bit left out with all the rest of us in sparkling attire.

For those booking the picnic there is also a special discount rate for the Saturday and Monday nights accommodation including Breakfast if you want to make a long weekend of it.

Although the main point of the day is the picnic itself, we have been very fortunate to have a few visits from Richard O'Brien as well as a movie screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show most years. It's great to watch the movie actually inside the place it was filmed! We also arranged a special dinner in 2007 in costume in the original room used for filming, a recreation of the movie itself.

Use the Griffin Menu above to choose a year to view hundreds of images from each event, plus for a report on what we got up to.

Montage 2006-2007-2008

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Picnic.

QCan I just turn up for the day?

ASorry, no. The hotel host the picnic as part of a package deal and as such you need to be a staying guest to attend. The rate we get includes the picnic, accommodation and breakfast the next day. Everyone attending the picnic gets a badge to show you are eligible to be there, please wear it for the event. The badges change every year as well so become a little collectors item in their own right.



QSo, this is a convention then?

ANope, we've run three massive conventions in the UK with over 500 attendees at each, this is something different. The whole point is to have a chill out day with as few organised events as possible so people can enjoy just being at Oakley Court. It's our holiday too.



QWhy do you have guests sometimes then?

AIndeed we have. A few times we've had Richard O'Brien call in. Nothing was ever confirmed as such, Richard kindly said he'd call in if he had time and it was lovely for the attendees to see him for a few hours.



QSo I can walk around in costume then?

AYes, but do remember the hotel is open to other guests. We are asked to tell people that they are more than welcome to wear their costumes at the picnic or film screening, but in the public areas of the hotel you should cover up. It's not the kind of place you can just turn up in costume to and you should always show respect for the other guests.



QIs this just for fan club members?

ANo, you don't have to be a member of TimeWarp to attend the picnic, although a lot of the people there are. We're a friendly bunch and love meeting new people.



QIs there always a film screening?

ANearly, so far only one year we didn't have one as we offered a meal in the original dining room shown in the movie instead. If the hotel can find us some space for a screening we do like to show The Rocky Horror Picture Show (courtesy of 20th Century Fox). How cool is it to watch the movie on screen while sitting inside the building you are watching. A trend we set in 2006.



QWhat time does it all start?

AWe like to give people enough time to check-in, collect their event badge and get changed, so the picnic itself tends to start sometime between three-thirty and four on the Sunday. The movie screening tends to be around nine or ten pm at the earliest.



QWhat do we get for the money?

AThe hotel give us a special deal for the day, the cost you pay if for the overnight stay in the room, use of the hotel facilities, breakfast the next day and the deal also includes all the food and (soft) drinks for the picnic itself. Prices are per room, not per person.



QWhy do you always have photos around the fountain the Monday morning?

AI've noticed that too! It's just something that has become a tradition over the course of the picnics, we all tend to meet up just before check-out on the Monday to say goodbye and have a few more photos taken.

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