We have booked some interesting speakers for our monthly meetings. We meet at 2pm on the third Monday of each Month at Beechwood Community Hall Marigold Way Barming. ME16 0NG.
Scroll down this page and your will find the full details of all of our Meetings, Social events, Outings, Study days and Workshops.
INTERESTED IN BEING A SPEAKER AT ONE OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS?
If you have an interesting story to tell or have had experiences you would like to share with others, we would love you to talk about your experiences at one of our monthly meetings. You don’t have to be a public speaker, just happy to share your story. Anyone interested please use the Contact page to send a messsage to our Speaker Co-ordinator.
MIU3A SOCIAL EVENTS Please contact the Social Secretary using the Contact page for further details and bookings.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Jul 19th||Outing||'A Day in Provence' in the Surrey Hills|
A full day out with the morning at Denbies Vineyard for the ‘Classic Wine tasting Experience and afternoon visit and tour of Mayfield Lavender with its stunning 25 acres of lavender fields.
£33.00 pp to include coach travel, tea/coffee on arrival at Denbies, afternoon tour of Mayfield lavender and cream tea. For more details and booking form please follow the Provence link.
|Thu Aug 9th||Outing||An Officer & A Gentleman , See a matinee performance part of the world premiere of this brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! At the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. |
An Officer And A Gentleman is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems including Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Material Girl, Don’t Cry Out Loud and Alone.
NOW BOOKING To secure your place follow the An Officer and a Gentleman link. For further information contact the Theatre Trips Co-ordinator.
|Mon Aug 20th||Meeting||The Medway Queen A presentation by Mark & Pam Bathurst|
Covering the ships build in 1924, her early days doing her run on the Rivers Thames and Medway, then her career and bravery during the Second World War. They move on to cover the remainder of her time as a pleasure steamer, followed by her period on the Isle of Wight, and her sad years that followed.
|Mon Sep 17th||Meeting||A presentation on Great Ormond Street Hospital|
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. Together with their research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, form the UK’s only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics. Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.
|Tue Sep 18th||Outing||A Visit to Sandwich|
Spend a day in England’s most complete medieval town. The ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich is steeped in history. A town walk given by the Sandwich History Society is included in this trip where we will learn about the historic buildings and architecture of this ancient town. It will be Arts Week in Sandwich and you can either join an afternoon group for a visit to the Salutation Garden, continue on the Arts Trail to see the displays by local artists in the shops and venues throughout the town, take a boat ride or just enjoy a long lunch. Follow the link Sandwich booking form
|Mon Oct 15th||Meeting||The Devil's Garden by Russel Bowes|
From the screams of the mandrake plant to the Forbidden Fruit of Eden, from ghosts in a plate of beans to something very nasty hiding in a pot of basil, this unusual talk takes you on a garden tour with a difference.
|Mon Nov 19th||Meeting||Magician Steve Price presents Magical Mayhem|
Steve Price is one of the UK's busiest and most established magicians. He is a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle, a past Secretary of The Magic Circle and he has also won The Magic Circle’s Originality Prize.
Pick-pocketing is a particular speciality of Steve’s – he has stolen from Lord Mayors, schoolteachers, vicars and policemen. He’s even managed to take a £10,000 Rolex without the owner noticing!
|Thu Dec 6th||Outing||Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion.|
The fires are lit, the candles are flickering, the spectacular Banqueting Room table is laid with after dinner treats. Start your magical journey through the palace as you are welcomed by Christmas trees at the main entrance decorated in traditional styles and yuletide sound ringing out around the building, including carols and festive music.
Coach travel, tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival, entry and guided tour. There will be free time for you to have lunch in the Pavilion tea room, (not included) or in the town, take a stroll along the sea front, visit the lanes, the museum or the i360.
The cost pp to include coach travel, entry, guided tour and tea/coffee on arrival £30.00. Click on the Brighton Pavilion link for further details and the booking form.
|Mon Jan 21st||Meeting||Pestalozzi Project A presentation by Sue Walton|
Aiming to produce globally conscious young leaders by supporting their further education in the multi-cultural, multi-faith environment of the Pestalozzi International Community.
|Mon Feb 18th||Meeting||A Flavour of Joyce Grenfell|
A presentation by Pat Bryer
|Wed Mar 6th||Outing||Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth|
A trip to the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. The matinee performance at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford has a superb cast including Fern Britton, Ruth Madoc and Denise Welch. Watch out for further details of this trip to the theatre by coach from Maidstone.
|Mon Mar 18th||Meeting||Canterbury Cathedral|
A presentation by Pam Wait