Goudhurst & District


All our Monthly Meetings, Social Outings and other Special Events will be listed on this page. You will be directed to any additional information pages if you click on the text in the Links section here or if you click on any coloured text in the notice.

We hold our monthly meetings in the Goudhurst Village Hall at 2.30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month with a knowledgeable speaker, refreshments and a chance to get to know other members and find out more about our Interest Groups.

For Interest Groups information please see "Groups" tab above.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Jun 19th A musical picnic
A big change from our normal monthly event. This year we will be at Kilndown Village Hall for a musical picnic. A professional folk singing duo, John and Di, will be joined by our very own Country Dance Tunes Music group to entertain us. Bring your own chairs, tables and a sumptuous picnic.
Start time is 12.30, and remember, it is at KILNDOWN VILLAGE HALL.
If the weather lets us down we will move to inside the hall.
Wed Jul 17th Janie Ramsay
We welcome back Janie for another fascinating talk on her time in the antiques business. There will be tips on how to buy, how to haggle, what are the pitfalls, and some of the extraordinary things that can happen when you open your doors to the public in this unique profession.
Wed Aug 21st Pat Bryer
This entertainment is a light-hearted look at the ups and downs of life as we mature (physically at least !) told through comic verses and song. These include poems and a song by the wonderful Victoria Wood, as well as humorous verse by Pam Ayres, Roald Dahl, A. A. Milne and Jenny Joseph.
Wed Sep 18th Dr James Taylor
In the early hours of 7 September 1838, Grace, looking from an upstairs window, spotted the wreck and survivors of the Forfarshire on Big Harcar, a nearby low, rocky island. The Forfarshire had foundered on the rocks and broken in half. Her daring rescue of passengers brought her international fame.
Wed Oct 16th Open Afternoon
You are warmly invited to join us for refreshments and find out what our u3a can offer you. Make new friends and develop a new interest with one of our many Interest Groups, from Walking to Wine Appreciation, from Croquet to Creative Writing. Alternatively, if you have a special interest or skill, start a new Group.
Wed Nov 20th Dr Clive Nuttman
From foxes, chickens and birds of prey on grouse moors in the UK, to crop-raiding elephants and monkeys in Africa, humans and animals often struggle to live side by side. How can these conflicts be resolved without harm to both the wildlife and the people that the animals come into contact with?
Wed Dec 18th Tony Harris or Sherlock Holmes?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes was never on the Ripper case, but if he had been, the most infamous serial killer in British history would have been caught.
Join us as Tony Harris dons the deerstalker for Sherlock to solve the case - once and for all.