WEST KENT U3A SCIENCE STUDY DAY: TIME, SPACE & CONSERVATION on Monday 22nd October 2018

The West Kent U3A group have organised what looks to be a very interesting study day which will be held in Paddock Wood on Monday 22nd October.

For full details on the day and on howe to reserve a place please follow the link below:

WEST KENT STUDY DAY

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"BATS" ... A Comedy drama for your entertainment

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER.
7.30PM AT KINGS HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE
Hedgehogs Productions present a comedy drama
by Phil Mansell and by agreement with Stagescripts Limited

In a quiet cul de sac a couple find their nice, quiet, orderly lives disrupted by an infestation of Bats!!!
A string of people turn up, including a door-knocking religious zealot; all are mistaken for the expected ‘Bat Support Adviser’ (Batman). When the correct person does appear, his work is interrupted by the arrival of a uniformed, veteran Lady Police Officer. Because it is Batman’s birthday, she turns out to be his surprise ‘Stripper-Gran’ gift from his work mates. The true reason for her unexpected presence becomes clear as all is revealed (well, perhaps not all!), while the bats continue to thrive.

Come along and enjoy the play with a fish and chip meal during the interval (bring your own drinks)
£15 per person including your meal
The box office is now open so don’t delay and book your seat now. You can book by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and sending your payment either by cheque payable
to “Kingshill &District U3A” and mailed to: 12 Banky Meadow , Maidstone ME16 9LA or:
By transfer to our account at:
Account: KHAD U3A. Number: 00025484 Sort: 40 52 40

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CHRISTMAS DINNER - TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2018

Kings Hill & District U3A Christmas Celebration Meal

Join us for a sumptuous 3 course Christmas meal with surprise entertainment

Where:   Oakwood Hotel, Oakwood Park, Maidstone

When:  Tuesday 11th December 2018

Time:     12.00pm for 1.00pm

Lifts can be arranged for those without transport

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 payment for the full amount of £28.00 should be set 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 2018.

Our Christmas meal this year will take place at the Oakwood House Hotel in Maidstone on Tuesday 11th December. Reserve this date!

The Oakwood House Hotel has undergone considerable improvements over the last couple of years and has come highly recommended. We are confident that it is the best venue and menu we have looked at.

FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS INCLUDING THE MENU SELECTIONS AND HOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE

DETAILS

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The Lady Vanishes - Thursday, March 28th 2019 at 2.30 pm

MALLING with KINGS HILL and MEOPHAM U3A

 

Our three U3As have joined together for the first of several outings, in what we hope will be a successful partnership sharing experiences and expertise.

All members are invited to the Churchill Theatre, Bromley for a super new production of

THE LADY VANISHES

Thursday, March 28th 2019 at 2.30 pm

Remember the classic 1939 Hitchcock film starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave? In 2019 the masterpiece will be brought to life in a new adaptation by the Classic Thriller Company, masters of the stage thriller, and is an event not to be missed.

Socialite Iris is travelling home to England on the train when an accident introduces her to the mild-mannered Miss Froy. After her travelling companion suddenly disappears, Iris is perplexed to find that all the other passengers deny ever having seen her. With the help of urbane musician Max she turns detective and together they become drawn into a complex web of European intrigue as they try to solve the mystery of why the lady vanished.

To make the most of our time in Bromley, the coach will leave Asda’s in Kings Hill at 10 am, arriving in Bromley by about 11 am. There will be time for some shopping and a leisurely lunch in one of the many excellent local restaurants, before taking our seats in the theatre for the matinee which begins at 2.30 pm. All the seats are centre stalls. The coach will return to Kings Hill immediately after the performance.

For those who are not familiar with West Malling, there is ample, free parking in the Asda car park, but members are requested to use the parking spaces away from the store’s entrance. The Brookline coach will wait on the main road outside the store.

We have been fortunate in reserving tickets with a group discount, but these have to be paid for by the middle of November, so early booking is advised

The cost per member for the coach, theatre ticket and driver’s tip is £35.50, payable by cheque to Malling District U3A, no later than Monday November 12th 2018.

 

The leader on this outing will be Dianne White (Malling U3A)  mobile telephone no: 07737101884      

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SOUTH EAST AREA SUMMER SCHOOL - JUNE 2019

Several members of Kings Hill attended the Summer School at Chichester in June, run by the South East Area Forum. I am in fact one of the chief organisers. 12 courses were on offer ranging across a wide variety of topics – bridge, Maths, Psychology, Walking, knitting, mah jong to name a few. The School takes place on the University campus at Chichester, which is close to the town centre & The Festival Theatre. The weather was lovely for us again this year, which makes for an enjoyable time. The new academic block gives state of the art rooms in which the courses are held. There is also a social programme including drinks receptions, quix night, film on campus & this year a local Community choir entertained us. Usually we manage to get tickets for the theatre for those who want to go, but this year we were unable to secure any despite being in the queue for them on the appropriate day. Better luck next year !

Many thanks to the team from Kings Hill who helped me with the Quiz night & in ascertaining who would have liked to go to the theatre.

I think several of the bridge group played long into the evenings, ably assisted by bottles of wine to keep them hydrated ! The ukulele group mainly started from scratch but were able to give us a concert on the final morning- shows what progress you can make.

It makes for a great few days away. You can learn something but equally it is a sociable time when you meet new people of like mind to yourself. All the tutors are U3A members so do not charge for their services so the price is very reasonable. The food is pretty good though.

Why not give it a try next year? We have agreed the dates June 24th – 27th and begun planning it all already. Get the date into your diary and talk to those who went this year to hear all about it.

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REPORT AND PHOTOS OF THE TRIP TO HOLLAND MAY2018

Please click on the link below to read a report on the recent trip to the Netherlands.

NETHERLANDS

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