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
February 2018
Sat Feb 24thCoach Outings and TheatresLONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - 7:30pm. at Brighton Dome.
Berlioz Overture Beatrice. Tchaikovsky violin Concerto. Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade.
£27.00 to include Coach travel. I need 15 for the coach.
March 2018
Thu Mar 8thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Sat Mar 10thStudy Days (SUN)Shakespeare and the Elizabethan & Jacobean Theatre with Geoff Doel at Seaford.
An exploration of Shakespeare's theatrical career and its interface with the new professional London theatre, with particular reference to Richard 2, Twelfth Night & The Tempest.
Mon Mar 12thOut and AboutConducted tour of Chichester Cathedral
This is an extraordinary building with a long and interesting history.
The cost is £3.00 per person.
Tue Mar 13thStudy DayT.A.T Spanish Treasures at National Gallery, London. 11-4pm. Booking TBA
Tue Mar 13thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Mar 14thMusical Theatre Trips42nd STREET By popular demand, there will be a trip to see ‘42nd Street’ at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Wednesday for the matinee. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL
Fri Mar 16th
→Thu Mar 22nd
12. TRIPS & HOLIDAYSForeign Holiday to Portugal
NOW FULLY BOOKED and paid for.
Mon Mar 19thStudy DayT.A.T U3A at the RI. Science talks at the Royal Institute, London. Booking TBA
Wed Mar 21stMonthly MeetingsKnowing Two British Eccentrics: John Betjeman and James Herriot’s Partner ‘Siegfried’– Susan Howe. Inspired by her extraordinarily colourful life and her passion for history and with a phenomenal memory for quirky and unusual facts, Susan is an entertaining speaker.
Thu Mar 22ndCoach Outings and TheatresJane Austen Houses Thursday 22nd March £27.00. The Watercress Line is not open on this date so an alternative itinerary to include Chawton House, home of Jane Austen's brother, is being arranged. More details when they are available.
Mon Mar 26thStudy DayT.A.T British Library talk. Details TBA
April 2018
Thu Apr 5thCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Sat Apr 7thSongbirds Ladies ChoirArun East U3A SONGBIRDS CHOIR CONCERT at 2:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
Tue Apr 10thOut and AboutCanine Partners, Midhurst
This remarkable charity transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. Their amazing dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem. The cost is £5.00 per person
Wed Apr 11th
→Sun Apr 15th
Coach Outings and TheatresLlandudno Somerset Hotel 4 Night Wednesday 11th April Sunday 15th April 48 FULL
Wed Apr 11th
→Sun Apr 15th
12. TRIPS & HOLIDAYSSpring Holiday at Somerset Hotel, Llandudno. 5 days Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th April 2018.
£169.00 standard price. Insurance £10.00
Availability: 2 Doubles, 3 Twins.
Cheques to; Arun East U3A please
Sat Apr 14thStudy Days (SUN)Political and Religious Change and its influence on the English Parish Church c700 - 1914 with Sue Berry at Steyning.
A look at at the ways English parish churches reflect social change.
Tue Apr 17thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed Apr 18thMonthly MeetingsArun East U3A Annual General Meeting at Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB.
followed by – The Role of the Police & Crime Commissioner – Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner. An opportunity to hear about the challenges facing the Commission in Sussex today
Mon Apr 30th
→Fri May 4th
Warners Short BreaksCricket St Thomas – Somerset 2018
One of the many attractions of Cricket St Thomas and a truly delightful sight will be the new born lambs in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. I will be arranging an excursion during week which I will confirm later.
May 2018
Thu May 3rdCoffee Morning ThursdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed May 9thRail and Heritage GroupIsle of Wight Steam Railway
Coach trip to the Isle of Wight across the Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferry. You can enjoy Ventnor Botanical Gardens, with a guided tour and inclusive buffet lunch, then a trip on the old underground train to link up with the newly opened steam railway.
Thu May 10thCoach Outings and TheatresCamden Lock, Market, to Little Venice by narrow boat Thursday 10th May £23.00
Sat May 12thStudy Days (SUN)The May meeting has had to be changed as sadly Gillian Pitt, who was the booked speaker died earlier last year.
The new talk is:
ART IN BRITAIN IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT - 18th Century The tutor is Kay Blackburn,
venue: Pulborough Village Hall. 
Tue May 15thCoffee Morning TuesdayCome along for a coffee and a natter at
Rustington Manor Hotel, Broadmark Lane, Rustington BN16 2HH
Wed May 16thMonthly MeetingsFilm Making for Beginners - Amateur filmmaking has come a long way in recent years and with a little know how, it is possible to make professional looking films quite easily. Local group, South Downs Film Makers will show you how.
Fri May 25thSocialDANCE - with the Arun East Band "Borderline" at 7:30pm.
Music from the 60s, 70s, & 80s.
Fri May 25thCon Brio ChoirArun East U3A CON BRIO CHOIR CONCERT at 2:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
June 2018
Mon Jun 4th
→Thu Jun 7th
Rail and Heritage GroupTORQUAY
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. As well as 2 steam hauled rail trips, there will be a river boat trip, vintage bus 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.
Tue Jun 5thCon Brio ChoirArun East U3A CON BRIO CHOIR CONCERT at 2:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
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 2:30pm
Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.
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.
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
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 GroupSwanage Steam Railway and Brownsea Island
Coach trip to Sandbanks for a ferry boat trip to Brownsea Island, home of the Red Squirrel. This will be followed by a steam hauled trip from Norden to Swanage stations. You then have the option of free time at Swanage before the return steam trip OR stopping off on the way back to Norden at Corfe Castle, to visit either the Castle or the Gardens and Model Village, OR spending time at the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum at Norden. The museum only opened in 2017 and sounds well worth a visit.
A packed lunch may be brought with you, though there will be opportunities to get food and drink on the trip.
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.
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
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 GroupGloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway and Cotswold Wildlife Park
A memorable day out by coach to see all the exotic animals at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and to enjoy a lunch in their excellent eatery, before heading to Toddington Station by coach to enjoy the vintage vehicle show and engine sheds. We then have a steam hauled return trip to the newly opened Broadway Station, followed by a diesel hauled trip through the beautiful Cotswold Hills to Cheltenham Racecourse, where we get the coach back home.
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
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
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.