Arun East


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
September 2018
Sat Sep 1stOut and AboutVineyard Tour, Stopham, near Pulborough - 11.00am Saturday 1st September
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A few places still available . Open to all U3A members
National Trust Members £13.00
Non NT Members £23.00
Contact: Ann Wickenden
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
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 25.00 Non-NT £15.00 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.
Sat Sep 15thStudy DayPolitical and Religious Change and its influence on the English Parish Church c700 - 1914
with Sue Berry in Uckfield.
A look at how English parish churches reflect wider social change
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
Thu Oct 4thOut and AboutFishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, near Chichester – 11.00am, Thursday 4th October.
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Please contact Ann Sheppard
Sat Oct 6thMusical Theatre TripsSTRICTLY BALLROOM
Trip to Strictly Ballroom the Musical. The cost will be a total of £59 for tickets, coach and drivers tip. Please contact Sue Povey if interested.
Mon Oct 8th
→Fri Oct 12th
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.
3 Twin Rooms available at £194.00
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!
Sat Oct 13thStudy DayThe Role of Place in Myth, Legend & Storytelling
with Joanna Gilar in Rustington
An exploration of landscape & environment in storytelling.
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.
This event is now SOLD OUT.
Following Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne's talk at our 2018 AGM, we have arranged for PCO Richard Moores to talk to us about Fraud Prevention, on Wednesday 31st October at 2.00pm in the Woodlands Centre in Rustington.
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.
Thu Nov 8thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Sat Nov 10thStudy DayMusic and The Good Life - From Sound to Significance
with John Hursey in Steyning.
Looking at the sounds and rhythms contained within a time dimension.
Wed Nov 14thOut and AboutFORD WASTE RECYCLING PLANT 10:30 a.m.
This informative and interesting tour is now FULLY BOOKED.
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
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
Wed Feb 20thMonthly MeetingsThe Work of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance by Lucy Bird
March 2019
plays "The magic of the Musicals" at the Royal Festival 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.
Mon Mar 18thOut and AboutGoodwood House Tour and Afternoon Tea
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.
Sat Apr 13thOut and AboutCharleston House, Lewes
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 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
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.
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 Castle Safari Tours, Dial Post 2:00pm
Wed Sep 18thHolidayITALIAN RIVIERA
Late September 2019 (Next year!) it is proposed we have a stay in the lovely Italian Riviera. Flights will be from Gatwick and the hotel will be on a half board basis. The climate at this time of the year should be very pleasant indeed and the itinerary promises to be enjoyable and interesting. As the visit to Tuscany earlier in 2019 sold out very quickly, those on the wait list will have first priority if interested. Full information will be available very soon but if you would like to express an interest and receive information once approved, please contact Sue Povey.
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.