Cranleigh & District

Events

We have many informative and social activities throughout the year which are enjoyed by members including lunches, outings, walks and talks on diverse topics.

In addition to the events and outings organised by Cranleigh U3A there are lectures, study days, summer schools and other activities organised on a regional and national basis - these events are open to all our U3A members.
Please “click” one of the Links on the right hand side of this page, which will give you access to the interesting events currently being offered by the following:

- South East U3A Region
- Surrey U3A Network
- U3A National Office > Click the Member Login button [new members have to create an account - "only once"]. Now click the Members' Area Homepage button, then click the Events box to view and book your choice.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Oct 30th 2018 AGM OF CRANLEIGH & DISTRICT U3A

Will be held in the Cranleigh Village Sports & Social Club in Parsonage Road, Cranleigh.
Outings
Tue Sep 25th TOUR OF SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY, FAVERSHAM, KENT - WITH A TWO COURSE LUNCH

Our tour starts at 11.45am in this working industrial building. It lasts for approximately 80 minutes and it is requested that visitors wear suitable footwear for walking. The tour includes a number of steps and staircases (if you normally manage stairs you should be fine) but is not suitable for wheelchair users. However, a virtual tour film can be ordered in advance if anyone is unable to manage stairs. After the tour we will be invited to have an included tutored tasting of various beers made on the site, followed by a two-course set menu lunch with a free drink of your choice.

After lunch there will be free time to explore the historic market town of Faversham which boasts more than 400 listed buildings, many dating from medieval times and is well worth a walk around its quaint streets. The town has many interesting independent shops and Tuesday is market day in the town square.
Mon Oct 8th IGHTHAM MOTE, KENT

Ightham Mote is a magical, perfectly preserved 14th century moated manor house, surrounded by beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland walks. Built nearly 700 years ago, the house has been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians. Highlights include the picturesque gardens, courtyard, Great Hall, crypt, Tudor painted ceiling, Grade 1 listed dog kennel. An introductory talk to explain the history of the house will available to us.

The café serves hot lunches, sandwiches, cream teas etc. Picnic facilities are available if you wish to take your own lunch. There is also a shop selling gifts, local produce and plants.
N.B. Please remember to bring your National Trust card if you are a member.
Wed Oct 24th '42nd STREET' AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE, LONDON

We have managed to obtain some good seats in the royal circle for this matinee performance of the musical, ‘42nd Street’. This is the song and dance ‘American Dream’ fable of Broadway featuring iconic songs including ‘We’re in the Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle off to Buffalo’ and ‘I only have Eyes for You’. It is said to have the West-End’s biggest cast and is a ‘Musical like no other - entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this’!

We should arrive at the theatre in time to buy some refreshment or, of course, you can take a snack with you. The performance starts at 2-30 pm and we will head home when the show ends at
about 5-15 pm.
Thu Nov 15th A DAY OUT IN LONDON

This outing is a free day for you to enjoy as you choose. Our coach will take you to the Victoria & Albert Museum as our drop-off and pick-up point. From here you can walk, or take the tube or bus ride and visit Oxford Street for some Christmas shopping or Harrods further along the road from the V & A. Alternatively there is the Science Museum, Natural History and of course the V & A itself has undergone a major renovation. We will leave for home at 4pm.
Tue Dec 4th ‘JOHN RUTTER’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION’ AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

We have reserved seats, at an excellent discounted price, for this a one day only concert. There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending this popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented by John Rutter himself and performed by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy this classic festive favourite with numerous sing-along carols and a delightful array of joyful works, all in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, making this a not-to-be-missed event to get you in the mood for Christmas!

The concert starts at 3pm and ends at approximately 5.30pm. The coach will be dropping off and picking up outside the Royal Albert Hall, so there will be very little walking involved. We should have some time before the performance and there are several bars where we are able to purchase snacks and drinks if required; however, you may want to bring your own packed lunch. The tickets will show which door we need to use giving the easiest access to our seats.