PROPOSED 2020 HOLIDAY TO POTTERS RESORT, NORFOLK

Message from the Working Group for 2020 Holiday

After much discussion the group decided to investigate Potters Resort, Hopton On Sea, Norfolk.

This venue has been graded the first 5star Holiday Village in UK.

This is a popular activity resort which has a special department managing group visits such as U3As. We have spoken to many individuals who have visited with other U3A groups and they all recommend the venue as providing a wide range of activities e.g. swimming, craft workshops, ten pin bowling, tennis, dancing, bowls, Segway, archery and walking routes. Good food with up to four meals a day, entertainment or just walking on the beach.

There is a range of accommodation from two levels of bungalow to hotel rooms with various supplements. Some of the single rooms are pairs with a shared bathroom.

The exact details of the programme will be finalised nearer the time but will be able to include suggestions from members attending. The activities can be whole group or smaller however the fancy takes you.

We have a provisional booking for Monday 1st June until Friday 5th June 2020 and would hope to hear back from you as soon as possible on the attached form to show your various interests including your preferred method of transport.

Provisional cost will be £320 approx. but will change according to numbers. This includes full board and all activities. Cost of Transport will be additional.

This will be a different type of holiday from previously and because of the variety of activities available and the relative ease of travel we thought it would be an attractive alternative venture.

Please let us know your interest as soon as possible so that the group can make further progress.

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Alan Pamplin, Maggie Hall with Jan and Graham providing back up support.

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Preferred method of transport:   Own Car……………………… or Mini Bus…………………………… or Coach…………………

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Room required:   single…………. Double………………. Single room with shared bathroom…………………

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HEVER CASTLE’S FESTIVAL THEATRE - LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - 25th August

TICKETS FOR HEVER CASTLE’S FESTIVAL THEATRE - LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

Sunday 25 August at 8.00

We have been able to reserve front row tickets in covered seating for this performance at the discount price of £27 per person. The tickets are being held for a couple of weeks so please book early if interested.

Reduced ticket price entry to Hever Castle Gardens are offered alongside the theatre tickets to take the opportunity of exploring even more of the stunning estate or picnic in the grounds before the Festival event starts.

For this reason we are not organising a coach, therefore enabling you to go along at a time to suit and there will be plenty of car parking.

By popular demand Brandenburg Sinfonia, with conductor and raconteur Bob Porter returns to present their own Last Night of the Proms, with a delightful programme including Faure’s Pavanne and pieces from Sleeping Beauty and Carmen alongside the traditional Proms fare. 

A fun-filled evening of entertainment is promised. (Don’t forget your Union Jack.)

Programme details:

Fučík

Entrance of the Gladiators

Lehár

Gold and Silver Waltz

Tchaikovsky

Suite From Sleeping Beauty

Dvořák

Song to the Moon from Rusalka

Fauré

Pavane

Bizet

Carmen Overture

   

Haydn

Toy Symphony

Heuberger

Im Chambre Separee

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Wood

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

Arne

Rule Britannia

Parry

Jerusalem

Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No 1

Please book your place by contacting Christine Hutchins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment in full is required with your booking and your place/s will not be confirmed until payment is received.

As usual payment is preferably by bank transfer to our account at:

Account: KHAD U3A     Number: 00025484     Sort: 40 52 40

If you prefer to pay by cheque please send direct to our treasurer elect:

David Murray, 10 Crabtree Close, Kings Hill, ME19 4FR and made payable to “Kingshill & District U3A”

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Jazz Study Day - September 17th 2019

A Message from The Third Age Trust:

U3A Jazz Study Day 2019 is open for booking. We are returning to Cecil Sharp House in London for this year and have an excellent programme planned. 

Visit the Events page of our website to book your place.

Programme
11.00am start
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm Afternoon session
4.00pm Finish

For a second year, Alan Barnes and his octet have agreed to entertain and enlighten us about jazz, this time focusing on the instruments in the band and the all-important personalities that energise jazz music.  This will be the World Premiere of Alan's new project.

Alan entitles the performance 'New Jazz Portraits'.  It will feature 8 brand new charts, each being an affectionate portrait of a different member of the band. The pieces have all been written to bring out the strengths of these formidable and very individual stylists whilst also, perhaps, bringing out some lesser known parts of their musical characters.

Alan will also include some surprise musical portraits of other musicians who have been important to his career.  As is usual and well understood in the jazz world, Alan's show will be peppered with anecdotes.  Of course, swinging, straight ahead jazz will be the priority.

The all-star lineup consists of Bruce Adams on trumpet & flugelhorn; Mark Nightingale on trombone; Alan Barnes on saxes & clarinet; Robert Fowler on saxes & clarinet; Karen Sharp on saxes & clarinet; David Newton on piano; Simon Thorpe on bass and Clark Tracey on drums.

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U3A National Conference and AGM - August 2019

The U3A National Conference and AGM 2019 is now open for booking

Please visit the dedicated website for Conference news, updates and booking –

find it at CONFERENCE   

There, you can find information about the programme, the speakers, and the location. The site will be continuously updated it as more details are confirmed, so be sure to keep checking back.

There is wide variety of workshops spread over 3 days. You can attend any of these or go along for just the AGM on day 3. Full details of the workshops are available on the CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS website 

In the meantime, booking is now open. If you want to go along click the button above to visit the website and book your place.

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Liverpool Trip Sunday 29 September – Wednesday 2 October

The detailed itinerary and booking form for this trip is now available.

Follow these links to view:   ITINERARY        BOOKING FORM

Total cost £310 per person with minimum of 30 passengers reducing to £289 per person with minimum of 40 passengers (both prices plus £105 single supplement if required)

 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join this trip.

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TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION ON MONDAY 9 MARCH, 2020.

DAY TRIP TO SEE TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION ON MONDAY 9 MARCH, 2020.

(This trip has already proved so popular that this is the earliest date we can get.)

A unique opportunity to see, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the tomb discovery, the boy king's priceless tomb artifacts. They will visit London one final time while a new permanent resting place for the treasures is constructed at the Grand Egyptian Museum. Over 150 stunning authentic tomb objects, 60 on display outside Egypt for the first time, showcase the spectacular artistry of the boy king's 3,300-year-old treasure.

The show is at The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. Over 150 artifacts are coming to London, more than were shown at The O2 and more than at the original blockbuster show at the British Museum in 1972. Sixty of the finds in the new show have never left Egypt before, but it won’t include the famous death mask which has been deemed too fragile to leave Egypt.

We travel by coach from Kings Hill to arrive at the National Army Museum at midday for time to buy lunch and then a Blue Badge Guide will join our coach for a guided tour as described below with a break for tea before visiting the exhibition at 4pm.

We leave the Museum to drive through Kensington & Chelsea and turn the clocks back to the Roaring Twenties. We see where Howard Carter was born and where he died. Discover how the fashion for Tutankhamun and Ancient Egypt influenced everything from art and architecture to shopping. From the first Thomas Cook package tours to the Middle East to the novels of Agatha Christie - it’s an irresistible combination of high adventure, romance, and history.

We will head home at 6.30pm on much quieter roads.

The total price includes travel by executive coach, admission to the exhibition and the services of a Blue Badge Guide.

Please book your place by contacting Christine Hutchins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have to pay a deposit of £21 (so please ensure we receive this with your booking), then a balance of £29 by the end of February 2020.

As usual payment is preferably by bank transfer to our account at:

Account: KHAD U3A     Number: 00025484     Sort: 40 52 40

If you prefer to pay by cheque please send direct to our treasurer elect:

David Murray, 10 Crabtree Close, Kings Hill, ME19 4FR and made payable to “Kingshill & District U3A”

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