Arun East

Events

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
June 2018
Mon Jun 4th
→Thu Jun 7th
Rail and Heritage TripsTORQUAY
Following last year's successful trip to Torquay, we are again employing the services of the Railtrail Travel Company for a 3 night stay at Torbay's Livermead Hotel, travelling there and back by coach, and spending time in Dartmouth. As well as 2 steam hauled rail trips, there will be a river boat trip, visit to the Otter and butterfly sanctuary, and the option of trips to Greenway (Agatha Christie's Home) on the banks of the river, or an interesting and amusing tour of the Dartmouth Naval College's grand buildings. As a final treat we will stop off at Montacute House on the way home - a rather impressive National Trust property.
This trip is Fully Booked
Tue Jun 5thGardeningARUN EAST GARDENING GROUP COACH OUTING
COMPTON ACRES ,POOLE, DORSET.
Tues JUNE 5TH 8.45 am from Woodlands ,Rustington.
Cost £22.00 to include Coach /Entrance and Tip.
Enjoy 10 acres of themed gardens to include Italian, Japanese, Rock and Water, Bog, Sculpture, Heather,
Sub Tropical, plus Plant Centre, Shop and Harbour View Cafe.
A few tickets still available from Lynn Mason.
Open to all U3A Members
Tue Jun 5thCon Brio ChoirArun East U3A CON BRIO CHOIR CONCERT at 2:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
This event is ticket only and all tickets are sold.
Thu Jun 7thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Fri Jun 8thCon Brio ChoirArun East U3A CON BRIO CHOIR CONCERT at 7:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
This event is ticket only and all tickets are sold.
Thu Jun 14thCoach Outings and TheatresLacock National Trust Village, Thursday 14th June £17.00 non-National Trust £12.50 Fox Talbot museum known for history of photography and an Abbey, the village is untouched by modern alterations.
Downton, Cranford, Pride and prejudice were all filmed there plus many more. There is a lot to see.
Sat Jun 16thOut and AboutBrighton Sewers – 11.00am Saturday 16th June

There is no other place in Britain where members of the public can walk through the labyrinth of tunnels beneath their town, learning secrets from 150 years ago.
Although they are hosed down before every tour, the sewers are slippery and have a number of steps and ladders to climb and are deep and poorly lit. Walking through them and climbing a 15ft vertical exit ladder both require reasonable agility.
The sewers are confined spaces and the atmosphere can be unpleasant for some and cause breathing problems for those who suffer from asthma, bronchial illness or angina. The smell is reasonable and not overpowering. The sewers could induce claustrophobic distress for some members. Dress for comfort, such as trousers or jeans with a long-sleeved top - don’t wear shorts or skirts, or open or high-heeled shoes. You will be provided with protective latex gloves and safety helmets.
The cost is £12.00 per person to secure your booking which is on a first-come first-served basis and is non-refundable unless a replacement can be found from our members. The entrance is adjacent to the pier and public transport by bus or train is recommended as parking charges are very high.
Contact - David Silver
Mon Jun 18th
→Thu Jun 21st
Summer SchoolSOUTH EAST U3A FORUM - SUMMER SCHOOL
CHICHESTER UNIVERSITY - 18 -21 JUNE 2018.
The Summer School for 2018 will consist of 12 courses. The School runs from Monday afternoon until lunch-time on Thursday. There will be a short seminar late on Monday afternoon when you will meet your tutor and fellow students and then three morning seminars and two afternoon seminars.
Entertainment will be arranged for the three evenings including the choice of a theatre trip (extra charge) or a film, a quiz and a musical evening. There will also be a drinks reception.
Further details of the courses will be provided by your tutor nearer the date.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
For full details and application forms, please click on the SEU3AFSUMMERSCHOOL link, or enter the following into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/southeastu3aforum/events
then click on the links under the SUMMER SCHOOL entry.
Tue Jun 19thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Jun 20thMonthly MeetingsPhilip McDougal: Chips, Strong Beer and Low Pay – building ships for the navy Supported by Power Point this is a talk focussing on those who worked in the government naval dockyards – once the largest employer of civilian labour in the world. Portsmouth, alone, was employing over 4,000 by the end of the Napoleonic Wars
July 2018
Tue Jul 3rdOut and AboutSt. Mary’s House, Bramber – 2.00pm Tuesday 3rd July
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Fri Jul 6thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Thu Jul 12thRail and Heritage TripsSwanage Steam Railway and Brownsea Island
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Tue Jul 17thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Jul 18th
→Sat Jul 21st
Summer SchoolThe South East Forum SUMMER SCHOOL runs at the University of Chichester from Monday 18th June to Thursday 21st June 2018. You can download a Summer School 2018 Flyer or a Summer School 2018 Poster by clicking on these links. Full details of all thirteen courses and an application form will be posted on the website in December.
Thu Jul 19thCoach Outings and TheatresStonor Park, Thursday 19th July £26.00 House and Chapel Home to the same family for 850 years it is still lived into day. Listed 7 out 25 Manor houses and Stately homes from the Visit Britain Magazine.
Mon Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 26th
Summer SchoolSummer School 1 - Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire.
Subjects available: Crosswords / France / Garden History / Literature & Philosophy / Mathematics / Opera / Recorder & ukulele playing / Spanish History.
Fri Jul 27thCoach Outings and TheatresCoach Outing to the Big Cat Sanctuary Open Day. £38.00 to include Entrance and Coach.
August 2018
Thu Aug 9thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
September 2018
Sat Sep 1stOut and AboutVineyard Tour, Stopham, near Pulborough - 11.00am Saturday 1st September
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Thu Sep 6thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Sun Sep 9thRail and Heritage TripsGloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway and Cotswold Wildlife Park
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Mon Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 14th
HolidayWALKING HOLIDAY
A small group of Arun East U3A walkers are going on a 4 night break with HF holidays to Dovedale in the Derbyshire Dales on 10 September, 2018. We have 2 double rooms still available if any couple is interested in joining us. The reduced group price is £329 for ensuite rooms on Full Board. It is a lovely location and the hotel is comfortable with excellent food. We have chosen the self-guided walking option so that we decide what we do but it is not compulsory to walk with the group if you would prefer to do your own thing!
Tue Sep 11thSummer SchoolSummer School 2 - Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
Subjects available: Art History / Music / Creative Writing / Drama / English Poetry / History / Linguistics / Language / Musicals / Singing.
Thu Sep 13thCoach Outings and TheatresHughenden NT Thursday 13th September £16.00 Non-NT £11.00 Home Benjamin Disraeli. His hillside retreat became top-secret headquarters for 2nd world war
Operations. this has been re-created air raid shelter and 1940 living rooms and ice house. There is a talk on wartime Hughenden. Lovely grounds and woodland walks.
Mon Sep 17th
→Fri Sep 21st
Warners Short Breaks2018. A 4 night break to The Brodelwyddan Castle Hotel in Denbighshire, Wales is proposed.
Overlooking the Clwydian Mountains and the coast, this recently redeveloped hotel offers the usual Warner Hotel breakfast, evening meal, day-time activities and evening entertainment.
40 bed places booked and coach to be organised for the estimated 5 hour trip. Cost estimate £360-£400.
Please contact Bryan Stephens to register your interest.
Tue Sep 18thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Sep 19thMonthly MeetingsGraylingwell War Hospital, 1915-1919: Katherine Slay of the West Sussex Records Office will give us an insight into this local wartime hospital.
October 2018
Thu Oct 4thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Mon Oct 8th
→Fri Oct 12th
HolidayNEW HOLIDAY
Monday 8th - Friday 12th October 2018 The Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe.
To include coach, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, entertainment, plus 2 outings to Barnstaple & Bideford, and
Minehead, Lynton & Lynmouth.
Cost will vary depending on number of participants:-
40 Members: £179.00.  35 – 39: £190.00. 30-34: £196.00. 
Supplements: 5 Sea view rooms at £20.00, 10 Singles at £25.00
Thu Oct 11thCoach Outings and TheatresBrooklands Motor Museum Thursday11th October £24.00 Presents a slice of British motor racing and aviation history on the original 1907motor racing circuit.
Concorde is on Show!
Tue Oct 16thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Oct 17thMonthly MeetingsMy Life as a Playboy Bunny: Gill Parker: gives us a personal insight into working at the Playboy Club in London for 10 years.
Sat Oct 27thSocialANNUAL QUIZ & SUPPER 6:30 FOR 7:00pm at Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
Tickets will be available nearer the date, and advertised in the Newsletter and at our Monthly Meetings.
November 2018
Mon Nov 5thRail and Heritage TripsTHE POSTAL OFFICE MUSEUM
Take our coach trip to visit this interesting museum and take a ride on the underground trains that used to whisk mail and VIPs around London in total secrecy. Also enjoy a few hours reliving your childhood at the Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green in the afternoon.
THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED, WITH A CLOSED WAITING LIST.
Thu Nov 8thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
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.
December 2018
Thu Dec 6thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
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
Wed Jan 16thMonthly MeetingsErnest Shackleton – The Man and the Myths by Michael Smith
February 2019
Wed Feb 20thMonthly MeetingsThe Work of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance by Lucy Bird
March 2019
Sun Mar 17thOutingROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
plays "The magic of the Musicals" at the Royal Festival Hall, Matinee on Sunday 17 March 2019.
More details to follow nearer the time.
Wed Mar 20thMonthly MeetingsNative Orchids of Sussex, Surrey and Kent by Peter Lovett
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.
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
Wed May 15thMonthly MeetingsThe History of Bathing Machines, Locally and Worldwide by Sylvia Endacott
Thu May 16th
→Wed May 22nd
12. TRIPS & HOLIDAYSOverseas Visit to Tuscany
This 7 day, 6 night holiday departs with direct flights from Gatwick on 19 May. It is based in a lovely 4 star hotel, The Palace Hotel in Viareggio, on a half board basis. I have 35 places, including 8 slightly smaller rooms as true singles with no supplement. Coach transfers in Italy are included and on our day visits, a local guide will accompany us. The itinerary is lovely and includes visits to Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano, Montecatini including wine tasting, Pistoia, Villa Rospigliosi and a full day in Florence. The cost for this holiday is £875 per person. The title above is a link for you to view full details on a flyer. Details and booking forms can be requested by contacting Sue Povey by email.

I have ONE Double or Twin room remaining for this lovely itinerary.  Full information is on the website.  The dates are 19 May 2019 to 25 May 2019. Singles are Wait List Only.
June 2019
Wed Jun 19thMonthly MeetingsHenry III and the Battle of Lewes by James Dickinson
September 2019
Wed Sep 18thMonthly MeetingsThe First Ladies of the United States – from Martha Washington to Melania Trump by Mark Perry-Nash
October 2019
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.