London Revisited Group
This group is dedicated to providing our members with the opportunity to visit, within Greater London, buildings that are normally inaccessible to the general public but which can be arranged for pre booked groups such as ours with the benefit of in-house guides.
The places of interest can include museums, churches, historic guilds, exhibitions, trade and professional organisations, palaces and other historic buildings as well as occasional guided walks.
Our dedicated day for such outings is the last Wednesday of the month though, of late, we try to arrange an occasional outing on the Tuesday. Certain venues are, however, only available on other midweek days. We arrange approximately 10 events within the year.
Where possible we look to arrange places for 20/25 members (some venues will allow more) and also try to include tea/coffee within the cost of the outings.
This is not a closed group and is open to all members providing they register their interest with the group leader. The schedule/dates/costs of the outings are displayed on the EVENTS page of Ealing U3A website. The group convener will also announce the outing at a regular Thursday morning meeting and will take names/monies the following Thursday, during the interval, on a first come basis - members CANNOT pre book by way of email but by personal attendance only.
Convener/Group Leader - Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005, or email through the blue bird, above
LONDON REVISITED OUTINGS
See below and EVENTS page for details of forthcoming visits.
April and May 2018 - MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, Pall Mall. Home of 3 Dowager Queens, 3 Princes of Wales, and the Spencer-Churchill family (Dukes and Duchesses of Marlborough). It is currently occupied by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation and has been the venue for a number of independence negotiations and many Commonwealth conferences.
April 2018 - ARMY MUSIC MUSEUM @ KNELLER HALL, Twickenham. Kneller Hall houses the Royal Military School of Music, training musicians for the British Army, which acquired the building in the mid-19th century. It is also home to the school's Museum of Army Music.
October 2017 - tour of the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. The history of the ROH, which spans 4 centuries from a tennis court in Lincoln's Inn fields to the splendour of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, as we now know it, was given as an interesting introduction to our tour.
We were privileged to be met by Philip Mosley, whose story was the inspiration behind Billy Elliot and is a lead character dancer with the Royal Ballet, who was appearing as the Duchess in Alice In Wonderland at that time.
We also saw Principal Dancer, Sarah Lamb, in practice. Our visit concluded with a ringside seat to watch the dismantling of the stage set and the miraculous gliding dance floor. See Group photograph with Philip Mosley on this page
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