Hillingdon

Events

Monthly meetings

The meetings are held typically on the second Monday of each month between 10:00 and 12:00, although there may be an occasional change of date if there is a clash with another function. These changes do not happen at short notice.

Members should just turn up at the Winston Churchill Hall, Bury Street, Ruislip before 10am on the second Monday in the month, enter the foyer and you won't be able to miss us.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Nov 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: John Tyler - "The World of Insects"
Interest Group of the Month - Art Appreciation
Mon Dec 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Chris Dingley - "Tax, Care and Toy Boys"
Interest Group of the Month - Backgammon
Mon Jan 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Martin Gurdon - "Confessions of a Motoring Journalist"
Mon Feb 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Cdr John Mankerty - "Jack Tar's Sayings Still in Use Today"
Mon Mar 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Duncan Campbell-Smith - "The History of the Royal Mail"
Mon Apr 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Andy Thomas - "A History of English Freedom"
Mon May 13th Monthly Meeting at WCH - AGM - Presentation: "All Things HU3A History"
Mon Jun 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Dr Tony Masie - "The History of Medicine"
Mon Jul 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ian Keable - "Charles Dickens - Conjuror"
Mon Aug 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tony Eaton - "Invasion 1940 - What If?"
Mon Sep 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Phillipa Radford-Hancock - "British Red Cross - Past, Present and Future"
Mon Oct 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Rev Ken Tombs - "Trinidad to Havana"
Mon Nov 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Howard Slater - "Audrey Hepburn growing up in WW2"
Mon Dec 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tricia Thompson - "Love Me Tender - The Life and Music of Elvis"
Mon Jan 13th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Richard Shelby - "The Women I Have Married"
Mon Feb 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ted Childs - "The Production of Inspector Morse"
Mon Mar 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Outings
Tue Oct 23rd

Windsor Castle - Talk and Tour of the Castle after the Fire
Cost £22.50. 50 places available. Make you own way to Windsor to meet at 11:00am or join the travel group at Uxbridge at 9:30am. Contact Maureen McCann for more details.
** All places now filled - wait list in place. **

Mon Nov 19th

Trinity House, Trinity Square, EC3N 4DH
Cost £8 25 places available. Make your own way to meet at Trinity House at 2:45pm. Contact Janet Perry for more details.
** All places now filled - wait list in place.**

Visit team is hoping to arrange a further visit in the new year. Check this website for updates.

Thu Nov 29th

Fullers Brewery, Chiswick
Cost £18. 45 places available. Make your own way to meet at the Brewery at 10:45am. Contact Pam Mellors for more details.

**8 Places still available **

Social Events
Mon Oct 22nd Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Mon Nov 26th Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Chamber Concerts
Tue Oct 30th London Chamber Orchestra '2018/2019' Season
Tripple Mozart - Mozart Serenade No.6, Mozart Concerto for 2 pianos No.7 & Mozart Symphony No. 40. Cost £32.
Places are now all filled and Elizabeth has the tickets but you can still get yourself on the waiting list by contacting Elizabeth Douglas
Wed Dec 12th British Legion Christmas Concert
The British Legion is holding a spectacular Christmas concert in the Grand Hall of the Guildhall in London starting at 7pm. The concerts will include music and carol-singing led by the Bach Choir, the Legion’s own Central Band, and other musical performers.

Places were filled very quickly for this event and Elizabeth now has the tickets. Further details and to register on a wait list, contact Elizabeth Douglas.
Wed Mar 6th London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Mozart & Mendelssohn 7:00pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21
- Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5
Cost £TBA.
Elizabeth has started a list for those interested in this event. Contact Elizabeth for more details or to be added to the list.
Thu May 9th London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Peter and the Wolf 7:30pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf in a youthful take on orchestral music.
- Tony Britten with a new commission for outreach project Music Junction.
Cost £TBA.
Elizabeth has started a list for those interested in this event. Contact Elizabeth for more details or to be added to the list.
Thu Jun 13th London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Summer Serenades 7:30pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
- Suk Serenade for Strings
- Dvořák Serenade for Strings
Cost £TBA
Elizabeth has started a list for those interested in this event. Contact Elizabeth for more details or to be added to the list.
London Walks
Fri Nov 23rd The Crown, meeting at Green Park Underground station (Jubilee Line) at 10.45am. The cost for this walk is £8 per member. For further details contact Brian Carse
Rambling
Tue Oct 30th Golders Hill Park to Hampstead Heath

Meeting Time/Place: 11.00am at Golders Green Underground Station, Northern Line.
(suggested route: Metropolitan Line to Finchley Road, then take no.13 bus from bus stop FK outside Waitrose to Golders Green Station)

Walk: A linear walk through Golders Hill Park to Hampstead Heath stopping for lunch at Kenwood House which has a café, toilets, and benches if you wish to take a picnic lunch. The walk will continue in the afternoon via Hampstead Ponds to Highgate, Waterloo Park, and then to Highgate Hill where Archway Station (Northern Line) may be used for the journey home.

Length: 6 miles approximately with some hilly parts.

Queries: Phone Alan Hooper

Next Ramble: Date in November to be advised (this will be the last ramble for 2018)
Sunday Concerts
Sun Oct 28th Sibelius Symphony No. 2 & Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (£34.50)
Visit is going ahead and all successful applicants have been notified by e-mail and all tickets have been paid for. There are still places available so it's not too late to apply. Contact Harvey Butnick.
Sun Dec 9th ASHKENAZY : Elgar's Enigma Variations and Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K491... (£34.50)
Sun Jan 20th English Fantasia: Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra. (£34.50)
Sun Mar 24th Shubert Symphony No.9, Mozart Overture,The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 ~~(£35.50)~~
Theatre Visits
Wed Nov 21st Chicago the Musical at the Phoenix Theatre, London - the 14:30pm Matinee Show.
Cost £47 (including the coach). 50 places were available however, these are now all filled so there is a wait list (currently at 7). Contact Jill Rhodes for more details or to be added to the wait list.