East Grinstead

Monthly Open Meetings

A resounding success!

Our Monthly Open Meetings at Chequer Mead East Grinstead are an opportunity to meet others and are always well attended. Non-members are welcome, an opportunity to find out more about U3A.

NB The Apron café is busier than it used to be and it is suggested that if you wish to meet up with friends before the meeting that you book a table by calling 01342 325577 or online by logging on to theapronbar.co.uk. Cash is no longer accepted, card payments only, and masks are requested.

Autumn 2021: Danielle Clarke has stepped down and the Committee will be organising Events, many thanks to Danielle!.

Up coming meetings for 2022 see below

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jan 20th 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead
Ian Gledhill: From Oklahoma to Phantom of the Opera - The Modern Musical

The development of the modern musical after the Second World War, beginning with the ground-breaking "Oklahoma" of 1943 through to Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running "Phantom of the Opera"- one of the most successful shows in theatre history.
Fri Feb 25th 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead.
Neil Sadler: Come fly with me “an odd thing happened today at the airport”

==>Come fly with me flyer
Fri Mar 25th 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead.
Bill McNaught: Buffalo Bill and Queen Victoria

Two vastly different historical figures linked by the Queen Victoria’s 1887 Golden Jubilee Celebrations in London. Buffalo Bill was invited to bring his Wild West show to England for the first time and perform in front of the queen.
At the time of their meeting, Queen Victoria was head of the largest empire in the world, and Buffalo Bill the most famous person in the world. The talk explores their backgrounds and their lives, together with some interesting and largely unknown facts about both individuals
Fri Apr 22nd 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead
Irene Willson: All Gardens Great and Small

A gallop through beautiful Sussex gardens that have opened for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) including some new for 2022. Stories about the gardens - and their owners! Also some background about the NGS and links to nursing charities.
Fri May 27th 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead.
Details of speaker to be confirmed
Fri Jun 24th 2022 Meeting at Chequer Mead.
Details of speaker to be confirmed
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Family History for Beginners Family History Intermediate 1 Family History Intermediate 2 Gardening group I
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More Group Pages
All Season Walking group Ambling
Basic Bridge Book Club 1
Book Club 2 Book Club 3
British Cinema and Social History British History
Computing - the Liferaft! Country Walking
Craft Creative Writing
Current Affairs group 1 Discussion Group 1
Enjoying Literature Exploring Sussex
Family History for Beginners Family History Intermediate 1
Family History Intermediate 2 Gardening group I
Gardening group II Geology
German Conversation German for Beginners
Handbell Ringing Help - if you cannot find a group
History Themes Informal French
Intermediate Bridge Jazz Appreciation group
Latin Litter Matters
Lunch Club Mah Jong & Card Games
Members Meridian Meetings (3M) Monday Painting
Monthly Open Meetings Monthly Photo Competition
Out and About 1 Out and About group 3
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Poetry Saving Planet Earth
Science and Technology Singalong
Singing for Pleasure Social cycling
Spanish Conversation Spanish for Beginners
Thursday walking Tuesday Painting
Ukulele group Water Activities
Watercolour and Drawing Wine Appreciation Group 1
Wine Appreciation Group 2 Wine Appreciation Group 3