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Arun East members are encouraged to scroll down this page which details a wide range of meetings and outings.
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Dates for your Diary
November 2018
Tue Nov 20thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Nov 21stMonthly MeetingsHow to Read the English Church - Revd Dr Nicholas Henderson. Architecture, furniture, those mysterious nooks and crannies from the pre-Christian period to the Tudors. A fascinating journey through English history unravelled before your eyes.
Thu Nov 22ndCoach Outings and TheatresNational Trust's Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair
A coach trip to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire to sample the delights of their Christmas Fair.
The fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show.
You can soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 80 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets, selling an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones.
Non-National Trust £35.00 National Trust Members £22.00
December 2018
Thu Dec 6thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Sat Dec 8thStudy DayAspects of the Sussex Coast
with Geoffrey Mead at Pulborough.
A journey from Thorney Island to Rye.
Tue Dec 18thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Dec 19thMonthly MeetingsHarry Pope: How Not to Run a Hotel; Harry gives us his ‘tongue in cheek’ recollections as an Eastbourne hotelier.
To be followed by Christmas tea and raffle.
January 2019
Sat Jan 12thStudy DayArt - The Northern Masters
with Kay Blackburn at Hailsham.
Looking at the northern artists with a focus on Van Eyck.
Wed Jan 16thMonthly MeetingsErnest Shackleton – The Man and the Myths by Michael Smith
Wed Jan 23rdOut and AboutShoreham Lifeboat Station 11:00am.
February 2019
Sat Feb 9thStudy DayMedieval Life Through Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
with Geoff Doel at Crowborough.
How the pilgrims tales reveal the rich diversity of medieval life.
Tue Feb 12thOut and AboutEdes House, Chichester 10:30am.
Wed Feb 20thMonthly MeetingsThe Work of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance by Lucy Bird
March 2019
Fri Mar 1stHistorical Lecture CoursesA History of the Ottoman Empire by Anne Davison. On 1st, 8th & 15th March 2019 from 10:00-11:00am in Guide Hall, Rustington (at the back of the Woodlands Centre). Members see Newsletter or your paper Directory for Anne's contact details.
The Ottoman Empire lasted for some seven hundred years. We start with the arrival of the Turkic tribes into Anatolia in the 13th Century ending with the dissolution of the Empire following the First World War. The last session helps us to understand the situation in the Middle East today.
Sat Mar 9thStudy DaySUN Music for the Movies with Robert Carrington at Sedlescombe. A visual guide to how and why music is used in film. Booking TBA.
plays "The magic of the Musicals" at the Albert Hall, Matinee on Sunday 17 March 2019.
More details to follow nearer the time.
Sun Mar 17thCoach Outings and Theatres"Let's Face the Music, a Tribute to the Great Musicals" by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday March 17 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall. Top stalls seats and coach travel for the Matinee Performance will cost £52 per ticket. Please contact Sue Povey.
Sun Mar 17thMusical Theatre TripsTickets are booked to Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday 17 March 2019 to hear
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play Let's Face the Music: A Tribute to the Great Musicals
matinee performance and coach travel.
Please contact Sue Povey.
Wed Mar 20thMonthly MeetingsNative Orchids of Sussex, Surrey and Kent by Peter Lovett
Mon Mar 25thOut and AboutGoodwood House Tour and Afternoon Tea
April 2019
Mon Apr 8th
→Fri Apr 12th
HolidayMonday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019 Sands Hotel Bournemouth, Its Daish’s head office. Includes coach, Dinner, bed, breakfast, and entertainment.
2 Outings arranged by the hotel. £174. - 11 single rooms at £10.00 extra.
Sat Apr 13thStudy DaySUN In the Picture with Peter Enser in Horsham. Exploring the evolving role of images in human communication and the techniques for their creation, interpretation and retrieval. Booking TBA.
Sat Apr 13thOut and AboutCharleston House, Lewes 10:00am for 10:30am tour
Wed Apr 17thMonthly MeetingsANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
In future there will be no speaker after the AGM business, but refreshments, socialising and a chance to ask questions of the committee members and group leaders present.
May 2019
Sat May 4thOut and AboutThe Wey and Arun Canal Trip 11:00am
Sat May 11thStudy DayEureka! - A Brief History of Maths
with Roger Luther at Patching.
A look at some of the highlights of mathematical discovery.
Wed May 15thMonthly MeetingsThe History of Bathing Machines, Locally and Worldwide by Sylvia Endacott
Sun May 19th
→Sat May 25th
HolidayOverseas visit to Tuscany Some space still available, and a waiting list being set up in case of more cancellations. Please contact Sue Povey.
Mon May 20th
→Fri May 24th
Travel by coach to Thoresby Hall. A very large Victorian stately home with vast grounds. This 4 night holiday will include a visit to Chatsworth house. Dependent on the room you choose the room prices range from £375 to £425 and all the many daily facilities and evening entertainment are included. The daily facilities include a swimming pool, exercise sessions, line dancing, archery, competitions and many more – in other words there is plenty to do throughout the day. Google Thoresby Hall and look at the dozens of photographs. There are now only a few places left and single rooms are available.. If you would like to join the group please phone Bryan Stephens.
June 2019
Fri Jun 7thOut and AboutDorking Caves 11:00am & 2:00pm
Wed Jun 19thMonthly MeetingsHenry III and the Battle of Lewes by James Dickinson
July 2019
Tue Jul 16thOut and AboutCass Sculpture Park, Chichester
September 2019
Tue Sep 10thOut and AboutKnepp Wildlife Safari Tours, Dial Post 2:00pm
Wed Sep 18thMonthly MeetingsThe First Ladies of the United States – from Martha Washington to Melania Trump by Mark Perry-Nash
October 2019
Fri Oct 4thHistorical Lecture CoursesA History of China by Anne Davison. On 4th, 11th & 18th October 2019 from 10:00-11:00am in Guide Hall, Rustington (at the back of the Woodlands Centre). Members see Newsletter or your paper Directory for Anne's contact details.
China has perhaps the longest continuous history in the world. We begin with the world of Ancient China followed by the great dynasties of the Han, the Mongol Yuan and the Ming. In the final week we will look at the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the rise of modern China under Communist rule.
Wed Oct 16thMonthly MeetingsWitches, Warlocks & Wellingtons: the ritual protection of the home by Janet Pennington
November 2019
Wed Nov 20thMonthly MeetingsSacrifice and Remembrance, the evolution of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Jeremy Prescott
December 2019
Wed Dec 18thMonthly MeetingsCHRISTMAS MEETING
There will be no speaker at this meeting, but food, music and conversation. Members of the Committee and Group Leaders will be present to answer any questions you may have.