Crowborough

Events

The venue for Crowborough U3A monthly general meetings is the All Saints' Church New Hall, Chapel Green, Crowborough. Doors open at 2pm for tea and coffee. Meeting starts at 2.30pm.

The Sussex U3A Network (S.U.N.) have a programme of Saturday courses for U3A members.These are held at a variety of venues across East and West Sussex.
Further details may be found on their website (S.U.N. website link)


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Sep 19th 'Amber' by John Cooper
Wed Oct 17th 'Potholes, Pigs and Paradise' by Penny Harris
Thu Nov 15th ANNUAL GROUPS DISPLAY MEETING
CCA Hall starting at 2 pm
Wed Dec 12th Christmas Social Event
Outings
Thu Aug 16th

Gin Factory Trip

A visit to the Gin Factory near Basingstoke has been provisionally booked for Thursday 16th. August. The cost will be £35 providing we get at least 30 people. The £20 deposit should be paid as soon as possible and again the balance will be needed by the July Monthly Meeting.

Please use the booking form from the 'forms' page

Thu Sep 13th

Thames River Cruise

The Thames River trip has been booked and confirmed for Thursday 13th. September. The balance, for those who have not paid the full amount, needs to be paid by the July Monthly Meeting. We still have a few spaces available.

The cost will be £45 to include the coach fare and the river trip.

Please use the booking form from the 'forms' page

Wed Sep 19th

Planned Outing to Kew Gardens

See the renovated Temperate House and its 10,000+ plants, also the surrounding gardens.

Travel by 53 seat coach leaving Waitrose at 9:30 to arrive at about 11:00 in time for coffee in the Orangery. Return at about 16:00 to get to Waitrose at about 17:30, traffic permitting. Coach will cost £10:20 per person if filled.

Kew members enter free,
Wakehurst members get one free entry to Kew per year,
Otherwise the OAP concession entry to Kew is £14.00.

Wed Oct 10th

Visit to La Coupole, St.Omer

A visit to La Coupole near St. Omer has been provisionally booked for Wednesday 10th. October. We shall be travelling via Eurotunnel and the cost for travel and entrance to both the Museum and the Planetarium will be £60. The deposit will be needed now with the balance being needed at, or before, the August Monthly Meeting.

Please use the booking form from the 'forms' page

Social Events
Mon Sep 24th JAZZ APPRECIATION GROUP
AN AFTERNOON OF STRING DRIVEN SWING

Monday 24th September at 2.00 pm in the Main hall of the Crowborough community centre. Open to any members of other groups. We are respectively asking for a £5 donation towards the cost of the hall.

String Theory play string-driven swing.....

Mostly, but not entirely, music from the repertoire of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette du Hot Club du France in the period 1934 - 1947.

Double bass and acoustic rhythm guitar support the melody and improvisation from solo violin and solo lead acoustic guitar. Melodic, foot-tapping, feel-good "Gypsy Jazz" swing that usually appeals to a wide age range and often encourages dancing!

They do include Latin, film themes and occasional quirky tunes (such as the Vision On/ Left Bank TV theme) and other jazz standards from much of 20th century in their usual performances but thought they would concentrate on the Hot Club numbers for the U3A with guitarist Adrian giving informative historical intro notes etc