Rayleigh Grange


Our monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month(except August) at the Rayleigh Grange Community Centre.
Doors open at 1.30 and the meeting starts at 2.00 prompt.

Priority for places on day trips and events will be given to Rayleigh Grange U3A members,
and non members will be offered places only when there is space available.
Please pay by cheque whenever possible, made payable to Rayleigh Grange U3A.
We regret that no refunds can be given unless your place can be resold.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Mar 7th Peter Lawrence Tottenham Outrage of 1909
Wed Mar 21st Third Age Trust meeting in Birmingham.
To book a place at the EGM, visit the national website, call the national office, or go directly to u3a-egm.eventbrite.co.uk.
Wed Apr 4th David Padwick speaker singer Songs from the Silver screen
Wed May 2nd Natalie Finch Sweet are the uses of adversity-My life running a B&B
Wed Jun 6th Graham Mee group leader south east Essex RSPB Garden Birds
Wed Jul 4th AGM.No guest speaker.
Wed Aug 1st No monthly meeting.
Wed Sep 5th Ian Keable History of Cartoons:from William Hogarth to Private Eye
Wed Oct 3rd Charlie Haylock entertainer & speaker with humour The History of Spoken English
Wed Nov 7th Mystic Mick Part Two
Wed Dec 5th Eve Regelous It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Wed Feb 6th 2019...Roger Dorking Tales From The Smithy
Wed Mar 6th 2019...return of Tony Harris Sherlock Holmes Solves Jack the Ripper Case
Wed Apr 3rd 2019...Peter Turrall History of Marconi
Thu Mar 15th London Postal Museum
Sat May 26th Bletchley Park Leave Rayleigh Grange at 8.00am.£27.50.
Social Events
Fri Apr 13th This year's quiz night will be held at Rawreth Village Hall. We have a new quiz master so the format will be a little different from previous years but this should be a fun evening, and I promise that the questions will not be too difficult!
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm kick off. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. You will be sitting in teams of up to 8 people.
Please contact me to book your place, either individually or for your team. Tickets are £5 each. I will be collecting money at the U3A meeting on 7th February. We normally prefer payments by cheque but as this is only £5, if you want to pay cash, please put it in an envelope with the your name on the front and the names of anyone else you are paying for.
Pam Green
Social Secretary - Rayleigh Grange U3A
Mon Oct 22nd
→Fri Oct 26th
Warners Bembridge Coast
Coaching, accommodation with breakfast and dinner plus entertainment and use of facilities at Warners, 2 day trips.
Church Visits & History Groups
Fri Mar 23rd Local History Group Warners Textile Archive
Fri Apr 13th Local History Group East Anglian Railway Museum.
Fri May 11th Local History Group Guided walk in Chelmsford
Culture & Singing Groups
Fri Mar 23rd Shakespeare Appreciation Group 10.30-12.30
Richard 11-(second half)
Fri Apr 20th Shakespeare Appreciation Group 10.30-12.30
Henry 1V part 1
Fri May 18th Shakespeare Aprreciation Group 10.30-12.30
Henry 1V part 1 (second half)
Fri Jun 15th Shakespeare Appreciation Group 10.30-12.30
Henry 1V part 2
Fri Jul 20th Shakespeare Appreciation Group 10.30-12.30
Henry V
Serendipity/Out & About Groups
Fri Mar 16th Out and About Group
Jack the Ripper walk
Thu Apr 19th Out and About Group
Benjamin Franklin house and National Gallery(TBC)
Thu May 10th Out and About Group
Highgate Cemetry
Wed Jun 27th Out and About group
Ceremony of the Keys, Tower of London
Mon Jul 16th Out and About group
London Wetlands Centre
Theatre Group
Wed Jul 18th The King and I.Royal Circle seats at the London Palladium.
Tickets at the discounted price of £42.50pp (full price £75+) for the 7.00pm performance.
Payment for your ticket(s) no later than Monday 8th January 2018.
See Sue Mahoney’s email of 11 December for more details.
Sat Aug 18th Carmen la Cubana
This new production is a sizzling new musical featuring Bizet's classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles.
I have been on the 'phone to my theatre agent and have on hold 48 seats for the above show at Sadlers Wells. They are Rear Stalls Rows Q and R and our group price is £37.60pp and is booked for 18th August at 7.30pm. The reservation expires on Friday 9th February at 7.30pm so could you please let me know asap whether you would like to book tickets. Once I know definite numbers I will also see if we can get seated in Santore for our meal if everyone is agreeable.
I will let you know about meal/coach costs a little later once I get your response.
If you want to contact me, please do so through the “Contact” page of our website.
Hope to hear from you soon. Sue Mahoney, Theatre Group Leader.
Thank you to those who have already let me know they are coming to this show, you don't have to contact me again.