Radlett & District

Radlett - Other Events

There are many other things that go on in Radlett that are open to U3A members. These include the following societies and their events are listed below

Radlett Art Society

Woburn Abbey - Sunday 21st July 2019 - Departing 10:00 am

Woburn Abbey has been in the Russell family since the mid-16th century and is today the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Explore nearly 500 years of one family’s history, including the popularisation of afternoon tea, a Royal pardon, political reform and Royal visits. Discover an art collection including an unrivalled group of 16th and 17th-century portraits, works by Reynolds and Van Dyck and the largest private collection of Canaletto’s Venetian views on public display, together with a treasury of silver, porcelain and fine English and French furniture. Our visit will include a guided tour of the house.

After the tour of the house you can visit the gardens or also rejoin the coach for a trip around the Safari park (extra charge). This would be a nice trip to bring your children or grand-children on.

Note that Woburn Abbey will be closed for 2020 so this will be one of your last opportunities to visit for more than a year. For a booking form and prices please the the Radlett Art Society website - http://www.radlett-art-society.co.uk/

Gary Harding

Radlett Horticultural Society

This year’s Radlett Horticultural Society Garden Walkabout is on Sunday 7 July from 2 to 5 pm. This is a wonderful Radlett event and gives you the opportunity to see some very diverse gardens and enjoy delicious tea and cake. Why not Invite a few friends and make an afternoon of it, as long as they are with you they do not need to be members.

The gardens are in Battlers Green and the northern side of Radlett. Just turn up at any of them and buy your £5 ticket which covers entry to all the gardens. If you want to know the addresses please email rhs@radlettu3a.org.uk"

Radlett Museum

Radlett Music Club

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Dates for your Diary
Sat Sep 7th Radlett Horticultural Society
Autumn Flower Show - Saturday 7th September 3 pm to 5:30 pm, Vision Hall


The Show will have a number of new classes including ‘most fragrant flower’ and a challenging tomato class of - ‘a cluster of ripened tomatoes’. For all those enthusiastic photographers, classes include titles such as ‘Festivals’, ‘The Harvest’ and ‘Birds of a Feather’. For all our ‘Domestic Gods’ we are challenging you to bake a cherry cake and for all those ‘Goddesses’ a delicious coffee and walnut cake; recipes will be in the show schedule.

For further information and a show guide if you wish to enter please see their website http://www.radletthortsoc.co.uk/ Gary Harding
Tue Sep 10th Radlett Art Society
Summer Exhibition - 7th to 10th September, Battlers Green Barn, WD7 8PH
Free entry to all


More than 100 paintings by local artists to admire and purchase, opening at 10 am each day (closing times vary). For further information please see their website http://www.radlett-art-society.co.uk/
Thu Sep 12th Radlett Art Society
Sickert and the Camden Town Group
Thursday September 12th, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm,
£10 for non RAS members

Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was a British painter and printmaker and founder of the Camden Town Group, a group of Post-Impressionist artists. Considered an important influence on British style of avant-garde art, he made a name for himself in Victorian London. Cosmopolitan and eccentric, his work was often mysterious and Brighton Pierrots ghoulish. At the time, his personality and eerie paintings simply defined the cutting edge artist he was. But decades later a deeper look at Sickert gave rise to the possibility of another identity - that of Jack the Ripper.

For further information please see their website http://www.radlett-art-society.co.uk/
Sun Sep 22nd Radlett Art Society - Visit to Penshurst Place
Sunday 22nd September 2019

Departing 9:20 am by coach from Radlett

This is a 14th century Manor House and Gardens once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and granted to Sir William Sidney in 1552. Baron’s Hall - Described by the writer John Julius Norwich as ‘one of the grandest rooms in the world’. The West Solar contains an interesting collection of family portraits, a copy of the famous ‘La Volta’ painting depicting Elizabeth I dancing, furniture and porcelain. Wander along the magnificent Elizabethan Long Gallery, full of royal and family portraits with replica Tudor costumes on display.

For further information and a booking form please see their website http://www.radlett-art-society.co.uk/
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