Sawbridgeworth

Events

Sawbridgeworth U3A hold monthly general meetings where members and visitors can socialise, have tea/coffee, make friends, talk to Convenors, and/or book an outing. A guest speaker is invited to talk on a topic of interest. Visitors can attend for free for one time only, thereafter they must become a member. To apply to become a member talk to John Dickenson, Membership Secretary, at the meetings. Alternatively you can email John via our 'Contact' page.

When are meetings held? From January 2019 the general meetings will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month, occasionally this can change so check for details.
Where are they held?Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth CM21 9EB.
At what time?Doors open at 3pm. Doors close at 4.30pm
Outings:Outings/day trips are organised by Carol Dixson-Smith, and payment is required when a booking is made. A Booking Form is now available and should be completed and passed to Carol or her team, together with your payment. A receipt will be given at the time of payment. Any questions you can email Carol via this website. Select 'Contact' at the top of this website, or you can speak to Carol or one of her team, at the General Meeting.

IMPORTANT: Due to the inability of several members provisionally booking a trip and not confirming nor paying at the time of booking a new system is now in place. This means that:

All members wishing to make a booking MUST complete a form (available at the general meetings and soon to be on the web and emailed) and attach a non-returnable cheque. Occasionally an outing may be cancelled, e.g. insufficient numbers to make the outing viable. In this case your cheque will be returned. This new system enables the organisers to know how many have made a firm booking and can organise accordingly.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Oct 18th General Meeting. Speaker: Michael Brown, Topic: Death in the Garden.
Over the centuries, plants have been used to remove an unwanted partner or rival, as aphrodisiacs, for pest control and for many other things. Find out more from our speaker.
N.B. There will be a sale of garden plants from the Garden Group prior to the speaker
Fri Nov 15th General Meeting. Speaker: Jenny Lushinton. Topic: The Harlow Sculptures - An introduction to the Harlow Sculptures.

N.B. The Art and the Photography Groups will be putting on a combined exhibition of their work.
Fri Dec 20th General Meeting. Hexachordia.
A Tudor Christmas with music from traditional instruments.
Outings
Thu Nov 14th Matinee performance of 'Witness for the Prosecution' by Agatha Christie.
A suspense thriller staged at the Old County Hall by the Thames, set in the Old Court Room.
Cost: £54 - includes coach, ticket and gratuities.
Sun Dec 1st Visit to Holkham Hall, Norfolk with lunch, followed by a Candlelight Tour of the Hall culminating with Prosecco and Mince pies. Price will be £67.50 per head - includes coach/entrance/gratuities.
Sun Dec 8th Due to its popularity by members a 2nd trip to Holkham Hall, Norfolk with lunch, followed by a Candlelight Tour of the Hall culminating with Prosecco and Mince pies Price will be £67.50 per head.
Thu Dec 19th Trip to the Christmas Spectacular and lunch at the Brick Lane Music Hall. Cost £62.50 includes coach/ticket.
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Theatre trip to see Dolly Parton's 9-5 musical. Cost £59.50 per person, includes ticket for seats in Band A, coach and gratuities.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Theatre trip to Milton Keynes to see the King and I musical with fabulous costumes. Cost for ticket and coach £48 per head.
Wed Mar 25th 2020 Take this last opportunity to see the Tutankhamum Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Cost £40 includes ticket and Coach.
Tue Apr 21st 2020 Having recently celebrated the 50th anniversary to the moon a trip is organised for April 2020 to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester.