CHRISTMAS LUNCH - 6TH DECEMBER 2017

We have now finalised arrangments or this years Christmas lunch. This year we are going to West Malling Golf Club on Wednesday December 6th. Please follow BOOKING FORM to

reserve your place.

MENU

A festive punch will be served on arrival.

For your meal choose from:

STARTERS

LEEK AND STILTON TART WITH CRISPY LEEKS AND LEEK PUREE

SALMON ROULADE   WITH CUCUMBER SPAGHETTI

MAIN COURSE

ROAST KENT TURKEY WITH ALL THE TRADITIONAL TRIMMINGS

PAN FRIED SEA BASS WITH CHORIZO CREAM ON CRUSHED NEW POTATOES

(If you have any special dietary requirements please contact Mark Richards)

DESSERTS

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING

PROFITEROLES

TEA / COFFEE AND MINTS WITH MINCE PIES

 

FULL BAR SERVICE AVAILABLE

To book your seat please either complete the booking slip and give it to any member of the committee or mail it to Mark Richards. Alternatively, just email or call Mark to reserve your place. To guarantee your place your cheque for the full amount of £28.00 should be sent to Mark when making your reservation

If you cannot print off the form they will be available at the next general meeting or by contacting Mark Richards.

Closing date for making your reservations is 10th November

£28 PER PERSON

                    

CHEQUE PAYABLE TO:                           “KINGS HILL U3A SOCIAL ACCT” AND MAILED TO:

                                                               12 BANKY MEADOW, MAIDSTONE. ME16 9LA

OR TRANSFER TO:                                  KINGS HILL U3A SOCIAL ACCT

                                                               ACCT NUMBER: 00024944

                                                               SORT CODE: 40 52 40

SHRI SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE - 2nd October 2017

The Shri Swaminarayan temple is rightly considered as one of the 7 wonders of London and is well worth a visit. Many U3A groups have visited and have, without exception, reported extremely favourably.

Located in an unexpected and fairly barren area on the edge of north-west London this stunning Hindu temple is an amazing spiritual and architectural gem, well worth the trip out to the suburbs - in fact, the bleak location makes the beauty and symbolism of the temple all the most spectacular. The first traditional Hindu Mandir in Europe, every one of the 26,300 individually carved pieces that make up Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in its entirety were carved in India and shipped over to London. All of these pieces were then fitted together in just three years, between 1992 and 1995. Inside and outside this place is absolutely stunning. The stark white exterior, riddled with intricate detail and carvings, belies an opulent, colourful interior. Highly-fashioned pillars, domes, columns, carpets and ceilings provide the setting for some spectacular murtis rich with lavish thrones and royal attire.

Visit include lunch at the temples own award winning vegetarian restaurant

Ticket price is £32

  • Entrance to the temple and exhibition with a guided tour and presentation.
  • A vegetarian buffet in the temple’s award winning on site restaurant (mild/non spicy food available).
  • Coach and gratuitiesmore details and booking button

MOZARTS COSI FAN TUTTE - 2nd November 2017

Marlowe Theatre Thursday 2nd November.

Matinee performance at 2.30pm

Following last year’s U3A visit to the opera at the Marlowe Theatre many members have asked for another visit. Later this year the celebrated Glyndebourne touring company are bringing Cosi Fan Tutte to the Marlowe. Directed by Nicholas Hytner this is one not to be missed.

A double dare results in lies and true love in Mozart’s dark comedy.

Would you place a bet on your partner’s faithfulness? And would you disguise yourself in order to test it? That’s exactly what Ferrando and Guglielmo do, and the surprising results are spelled out in the opera’s title: Così fan tutte (Women Are Like That). As the innocent trick veers off-course, boisterous hijinks ensue, souls are searched, and true love is born – at some cost.

Chock full of sublime Mozartean melodies and dazzling singing, Così fan tutte is the third and last of the brilliant operas Mozart wrote with librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (alongside Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni). It has variously been described as ‘a glorious soap-bubble’, ‘a deep and unsettling masterpiece’, ‘a musical lark’, and ‘a profound and terrifying tragicomedy’. All of those qualities and more shine through in Glyndebourne’s gorgeous period production by Nicholas Hytner, former long-time director of the National Theatre.

Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £56

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40more details and booking button

 

GAMES NIGHT - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH

An evening of light-hearted fun with supper included.          

Saturday November 25th at Kings Hill Community Centre

Doors open 6.20pm for 6.45pm prompt start

£10 including a fish and chip supper and nibbles

Bring your own drinks

Make up a table of 8 or just come on your own.   Don’t miss out book your place now!

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13th & 14th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS AT KEW

This winter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will transform into an enchanted winter wonderland as the much-anticipated Christmas at Kew returns once again. After the staggering success of the last four years, Kew has once again teamed up with entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd to create a brand new illuminated trail around the Gardens with over 1 million twinkling lights.
                   

Witness Kew’s magnificent landscape come alive with over one million twinkling lights

  • Encounter an array of mesmerising illuminated installations along the trail
  • A brand-new trail through the Gardens that is bigger and brighter than ever before

We can expect a magical world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. The festive adventure will begin with a path lit by hundreds of illuminated globes winding through glittering trees dripping with silvery shards of light, snowflakes and stars. Children and adults alike will delight at the enthralling sound of a chorus of Singing Trees as they head towards perhaps one of Kew’s most stunning attractions, its glistening lake. Visitors will witness an ethereal underwater display of glowing lights as they stroll over the famous ‘Sackler Crossing’ bridge.

As the winter trail comes to an end, visitors will be greeted by the scent of mulled wine, mince pies and other festive foods from a variety of enticing stalls at Victoria Plaza.

We will be leaving Kingshill at approximately 4.30pm and expect to arrive back at 9.15pm

Cost inclusive of entrance and coach and gratuities £31

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment with reservation please and as usual either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

SUNSET BOULEVARD - 18th April 2018

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018 – MARLOWE THEATRE

2.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning masterpiece.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, starring Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum as Norma Desmond, comes to Canterbury.

One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics.

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences.

With its much-loved score (including Sunset Boulevard, With One Look, The Greatest Star Of All and The Perfect Year) performed with full orchestra, this “majestic, mesmerizing and teasingly seductive” (Evening Standard) production promises to be a spectacular evening.

Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £51

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

more details and booking button

 

FLASHDANCE - 21st June 2018

THURSDAY 21ST JUNE 2018 – MARLOWE THEATRE

2.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Dance like you’ve never danced before!

Flashdance tells the story of 18–year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock and Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance… What A Feeling.

Produced by the award-winning team at Selladoor Productions (Footloose and Avenue Q), Runaway Entertainment (Lazarus and Guys and Dolls), and Matthew Cundy (Footloose and Murder Ballad).

Cost inclusive of top stalls seat, coach, and driver’s gratuity - £46

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment due with booking either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40

more details and booking button