Dunmow

Outings

One of our most popular activities. There is usually at least one outing each month. Enjoy!

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Tickets for Outings often sell out quickly, so please understand that your name on a list is not a guarantee of a ticket until we have received your payment. If later applicants pay before you do (perhaps some time before our ‘official’ deadline), they could take your place and you will be added to a waiting list. You are assured of a place only if your cheque has been cleared or if you have a receipt for your cash payment.

Outings Coordinator: >> Peter Watson

We currently mainly use Don’s Coaches — you are recommended to park and board a coach at Don’s. All trips will leave the yard ten minutes before they are due outside Flitch Coffee House.

Please let me know if you intend to park there (via your booking form). This is important — some members have missed trips because they did not do this!

The coach will leave promptly, so please ensure that you allow enough time to board comfortably.

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Wednesday 16th January 2019 Take a trip to London to Trafalgar Square and the National Galleries, Leicester Square, Piccadilly or South Bank – you choose. EXTRA PLACES NOW AVAILABLE- BUT HURRY!

Click to View/Print >> London Day Out booking form
Click to View/Print >> London Day Out handbill

This outing allows you to create your own itinerary. For example:

The National Gallery The National Gallery which is free to visit or you could take in the Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne for just £7.50. There is also the Mantegna and Bellini exhibition which costs £14 (or £12 if you pre-book on line).

The National Portrait Gallery is also free of charge unless you want to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize which is £3.50 for concessions. Or alternatively go to see the Gainsborough’s family album exhibition for £12.50.National Portrait gallery

Also in the area around Trafalgar Square: Stroll up to Leicester Square and along to Piccadilly. Visit Fortnum and Mason’s for a pack of the Queen’s blend of tea then through the Burlington Arcade and on to Regent Street.

Alternatively, walk down to the Thames and cross the Golden Jubilee bridges to Southbank for restaurants, the ‘Eye’ and London Aquarium.

TheLondon Day Out handbill coach will leave Dunmow at 9am from Don’s, 9.05 from Flitch House and 9.20 from Takeley Four Ashes. We should arrive in the Trafalgar Square area by 11.00am. This will give you over 4 hours before we meet again at the coach stop to leave at 3.30pm, arriving back in Dunmow at around 5.30/6pm (traffic permitting).

The cost of the coach journey is just £17 per person.

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Sunday 3 February at 7:30 pm — ‘TOTEM’ by Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall

Click to View/Print >> TOTEM booking form
Click to View/Print >> TOTEM handbill

This TOTEM Unicycles is a chance to see some of the best circus acts in the world, performing within the awe-inspiring confines of a Totem closeup historic auditorium.

TOTEM takes you on a stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Alternating between primitive and modern myths, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, TOTEM explores the evolutionary process of species.

If TOTEM Swords you have never seen Cirque du Soleil before then prepare to be amazed. If this is the latest of several journeys to the company then you already know that this will be a night to remember. TOTEM flyer The show is a synthesis of high-calibre circus skills and styles from around the world, performed to continuous live music, with performers rather than stagehands changing the props.

Cost £75. The coach will leave Don's Coaches' depot at 5:00 pm, the Flitch House at 5:05 pm and Takeley Four Ashes at 5:15 pm. Back in Dunmow around 11:30 pm.

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Monday 4th March: A Day Out At The Museums Of South Kensington.

Click to View/Print >> South Kensington booking form
Click to View/Print >> South Kensington handbill

V & A How long has it been since you last visited the museums at South Kensington?

Geological Museum In my teens, I used to go with my friends every few months, particularly to the Science and Natural History museums. Then again with my own children and now grandchildren want to visit them. But sometimes the years go by and suddenly you realise that it has been ages since walking through the V & A and what about the Geological museum – has it changed?

Science Museum If, like me, you think it might be time to reacquaint yourself with one or more of the wonderful museums in South Ken., then this is the day out for you and for just £17 per person.

South Kensington handbill Natural History Museum We will leave Dunmow at 9:00 am to arrive around 11 am, which will give us four and a half hours to explore, before catching the coach at 3.30 pm for the journey home. We hope to arrive back at around 5.30/6 pm – traffic permitting.

Pick ups as usual at Don’s (9:00 am) Flitch House (9:05 am) and Takeley Four Ashes (9:20 am).

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Tuesday 14 May at 7:30 pm — TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at London's Aldwych Theatre

Click to View/Print >> TINA booking form
Click to View/Print >> TINA handbill

From humble Tina 2 beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

TINA traces the devastating lows and the joyous highs Tina of the legend's life and showcases beloved songs like Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do With It and, of course, Simply the Best.

Tickets £59. Coach will leave Don’s Coaches’ yard at 3:00 pm (Flitch House 3:05, Takeley Four Ashes 3:15). Allows time for a meal before the show. Return to Dunmow about 11:30 pm.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jan 16th Take a trip to London to Trafalgar Square and the National Galleries, Leicester Square, Piccadilly or South Bank – you choose. EXTRA SEATS NOW AVAILABLE - BUT HURRY!

This outing allows you to create your own itinerary. For example:

The National Gallery which is free to visit or you could take in the Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne for just £7.50. There is also the Mantegna and Bellini exhibition which costs £14 (or £12 if you pre-book on line).

The National Portrait Gallery is also free of charge unless you want to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize which is £3.50 for concessions. Or alternatively go to see the Gainsborough’s family album exhibition for £12.50.

Also in the area around Trafalgar Square: Stroll up to Leicester Square and along to Piccadilly. Visit Fortnum and Mason’s for a pack of the Queen’s blend of tea then through the Burlington Arcade and on to Regent Street.

Alternatively, walk down to the Thames and cross the Golden Jubilee bridges to Southbank for restaurants, the ‘Eye’ and London Aquarium.

The coach will leave Dunmow at 9am from Don’s, 9.05 from Flitch House and 9.20 from Takeley. We should arrive in the Trafalgar Square area by 11.00. This will give you over 4 hours before we meet again at the coach stop to leave at 3.30pm, arriving back in Dunmow at around 5.30/6pm (traffic permitting).

The cost of the coach journey is just £17 per person.
Sun Feb 3rd TOTEM’ — Cirque du Soleil, at the Royal Abert Hall
If you have never seen Cirque du Soleil before then prepare to be amazed. If you have seen them before then you already know that this will be a night to remember. The show is a stunning synthesis of high-calibre circus skills and styles from around the world, performed to continuous live music, with performers rather than stagehands changing the props. See Outings page for full details.
Cost £75. The coach will leave Don's Coaches' depot at 5:00 pm, the Flitch House at 5:05 pm and Takeley Four Ashes at 5:15 pm. Back in Dunmow around 11:30 pm. Payment by 11 January.
Mon Mar 4th Monday 4th March: A Day Out At The Museums Of South Kensington.

How long has it been since you last visited the museums at South Kensington?

In my teens, I used to go with my friends every few months, particularly to the Science and Natural History museums. Then again with my own children and now grandchildren want to visit them. But sometimes the years go by and suddenly you realise that it has been ages since walking through the V & A and what about the Geological museum – has it changed?

If, like me, you think it might be time to reacquaint yourself with one or more of the wonderful museums in South Ken., then this is the day out for you and for just £17 per person.

We will leave Dunmow at 9.00 am to arrive around 11.00 am, which will give us four and a half hours to explore, before catching the coach at 3.30 pm for the journey home. We hope to arrive back at around 5.30 pm – traffic permitting.

(Pick ups as usual at Don’s (9.00 am) Flitch House (9.05 am) and Takeley (9.20).

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