Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New Visual Arts Group

Visual Arts Group

This new group will arrange programme of (mostly) weekend visits to National Trust 
historic houses and gardens within an easy drive of Edenbridge, to the best art exhibitions and galleries locally, including in London, and also perhaps explore possible links with the arts department of Surrey University in Guildford.  Occasionally, we might  combine an exhibition with a play, eg  at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guilford.  Or, further afield, at Chichester's  Pallant House Gallery and Festival Theatre.

Idea is to fill something of a gap in our present cultural offerings, although of course 
visual art will interact with theatre studies, gardens etc. I'd envisage a trip bi monthly or every six weeks starting next spring and organised by a small committee.

If you are interested in joining the mailing list, or could help devise a programme, please send me your name, email address and phone no and I'll be in touch in January.

Teresa Newman

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Tennis Group

Tennis Group

We are hoping to start up a Tennis Group and to begin with we will meet fortnightly to have mix-in tennis sessions, playing at Cowden Tennis Club (2 hard courts) in Cowden Recreation Ground on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am. Court charge is £3:00 per player. 

We can start with this arrangement but details of timing and frequency can be changed to accommodate the wishes of the group.

You can find out more about this GROUP by clicking HERE

Please forward any queries or interest to patrickjjennings@gmail.com

October 2015 Monthly Meeting - Bob Ogley

Tuesday 27th October 2015 2- 4pm
Crockham Hill Village Hall

The History of RAF Biggin Hill
Bob Ogley

There was a packed hall for the October Monthly meeting to hear local author Bob Ogley.

Mr Ogley explained how he started his career as an author and publisher by producing a best selling book on the 1987 Great Storm after being  turned down by mainstream companies. He proceeded to say how this lead him to produce several more books, the next of which dealt with the prominent role of Biggin Hill Airfield in the Battle of Britain and that this was going to be the subject of the afternoon's meeting. 

He then gave an illuminating and entertaining talk on the history of the airfield and those connected with it during the dark days of 1940. This provided an enthralled audience with a fascinating, sometimes amusing, and often poignant insight on those at the forefront of the battle that saved this Country 75 years ago. He admitted that he could have continued with many more anecdotes but time ran out and he reluctantly finished to receive the thanks of the Chairman and a well deserved round of applause from everyone present.  

Vote of Thanks from the New Chairman
Mike Collins
Molly officially hands over the role of
Chairman to Mike

U3A Summer School 2016

U3A Summer School
Chichester Monday
27th – 30th June 2016

  • Mediaeval & Georgian Chichester - Arthur Browne
  • Drawing with pen and enhancing with colour wash - Janet Blight
  • Astronomy, then and now -  Alan Wagstaffe
  • Understanding Deviance and Crime - Bernard Smale
  • Some 20th C Poets and their poetry -  Pat Johnson
  • Seventy years of Changing Britain - Gillian Pitt
  • Jazz, Blues and Folk Music in the USA - Mike Head
  • Psychology: Thinking, Feeling and Behaviour - Anne Dale
  • Mathematics Explored - Roger Luther
  • The Golden Age of Dutch Art - Margaret Nicolle
  • Playreading with discussion - Gilly Moysey
  • Some Great Houses and Gardens in Sussex - Isobel Baker
  • Enjoy more Bridge, Enjoy Bridge more Heather Mclannahan
  • History of Aviation on the South Coast Phil Butler
  • Walking in and Around Chichester Roger Sugden

Cost: Residential in single en-suite accommodation £320
Residential in single standard accommodation £290
Non residential with evening meal £200
Non residential without evening meal £150
Some courses will have additional charges for entrance fees etc.
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