LA BOHEME

A joint outing with Malling and Kings Hill U3As

Monday April 20th at 7.30 pm

A wonderful night at the opera at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

Puccini’s LA BOHÈME

Senbla by arrangement with Opera International presents an Ellen Terry production

To make the most of our time in Bromley, the coach will leave the Brookline depot, Ryarsh, ME19 5LQ, where there is ample free parking, at 4.15 pm, arriving in Bromley by about 5.15 pm. There will be time for supper in one of the many excellent local restaurants, before taking our seats for the evening performance which begins at 7.30 pm. All seats are in the stalls with easy access to the side aisle. The coach will return to Ryarsh immediately after the performance. Any disability-related requests need to be advised of at the time of booking.

We have been fortunate in reserving tickets with a group discount, but these have to be paid for by the beginning of March so early booking is advised. Friends and non-members are very welcome in sharing the pleasures of this outing.

The cost per person for the coach, theatre ticket and driver’s tip is £47.00, payable by cheque to Malling District U3A, no later than Monday March 2nd 2020.

Follow the this link LA BOHEME for more details and for a booking form.

Please note bookings for this event are being taken by Malling U3A and not by Kings Hill U3A

AN EVENING WITH OUR VERY OWN BIG BAND

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AN EVENING WITH OUR VERY OWN BIG BAND

the only U3A big band group in Kent and Sussex

Saturday 1 February - cost £15 per person.

Chase away those winter blues by coming along for an evening of music, some dancing, supper and fun.

The Band has been performing for over two years and have gone from strength to strength. They now have a huge repertoire and would like to invite members to this unique event.

The band will play a variety of music during the evening with a break for a hot supper provided by The Spitfire. You will just need to bring your own drinks, glasses and cutlery.

The venue is Kings Hill Community Hall and doors will be open at 7.00 for a 7.30 start.

Please do not delay in booking a place as I’m sure this will be a popular event.

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:

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

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South East U3A Forum Summer School 2020

University of Chichester from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th June

COURSES:

  • Music – Classical Albums of the 50s & 60s
  • Hatha Yoga for the Third Age
  • Folk Dancing
  • Cycling
  • The Fascination of Maths
  • Walking on the Downs & Coast
  • Researching Your Family History
  • Natural History
  • Needlecraft
  • Ukulele for Beginners
  • 19th & 20th Century British Poets
  • Four Centuries of the British Raj in India & its Aftermath
  • Writing Life & Family Stories

For full details of all the courses plus booking form and application instructions, please go to our website at:

SE Forum

You can also see more details by following the link below:

Summer School

Applications will be accepted from 1st December 2019

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students

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IRELAND HOLIDAY REPORT

Follow the link below to read a report on the U3As' trip to Ireland

IRELAND

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2020 HOLIDAY TO POTTERS RESORT, NORFOLK

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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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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