Sudbury

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Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meeting is held every 4th Tuesday of the month in the Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

They are for all members. Meetings start promptly at 10 am. Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am.

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Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Thu May 23rdAmblers ThursdayOur May amble will be on the 23rd and will be a three mile walk "Up the Hill to Little Cornard".
We will meet at the Quay car park at 10.00am to either offer or accept a lift as usual.
Alternatively meet at the car park at Cornard Country Park CO10 0GY at 10.30am.
This amble will be led by Roger Floodgate: 01787 312904
Fri May 24thTen Pin BowlingU3A Ten Pin Bowling is played at Namco Funscape, Freeport Leisure Village, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8YH
Meetings continue to be held fortnightly on Friday mornings starting at 10.30am
Currently we have 45 active players and there is still room for more.
Mon May 27thWalkingMonday 27 May: Cockfield
Meet at The Three Horseshoes, Cockfield, IP30 0JB (parking permitted), for a pleasant walk in
undulating countryside including the former railway track, farmland and village.
Pub will be open for drinks and/or lunch if you choose, as it is a bank holiday.
Leader: Colette 374249
Tue May 28thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker: Sally Dearman-Cummings Women Can Fly

Sally was the FIRST woman to graduate as an RAF Jet Fighter Pilot

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Fri May 31stFilm GroupThe last Friday of the month at 2 pm at the Bridge Project,20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
31st May: The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson.
This is a musical with some great catchy songs inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum that follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle.
June 2019
Tue Jun 4thArchitectureOn 4th June there is a car share trip to Maldon with 3 more historical tours, Beeleigh Abbey, the Moot Hall and the Plume Library with the Maeldune Centre below it. Then Jane will take those still standing for a walk looking at developments beside the river.
Mon Jun 10thWalkingMonday 10 June: Bocking
Meet 9.45 for 10.00 start at Thistley Green Road.
A131 from Sudbury towards Braintree. At roundabout where road veers left for Stansted, take 2nd exit
B1053 to Bocking. Shortly after take first left into Thistley Green Road, which is a dead end, and park.
Interesting walk of around 5 miles including woodland, riverside and taking in both a watermill and a windmill.

Leaders: Rod and Lyn 07455 454303
Wed Jun 19thStudy DayFREE PUBLIC LECTURES at West Suffolk College: Out Risbygate, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3RL
The Great God Pan – poetry, literature, and theology. Lecture by Robin Herne, Course Leader for Religious Studies, Ethics, & Psychology at University of Suffolk. The figure of the Ancient Greek deity Pan dances through the culture of Europe and the wider world, his syrinx song echoing through theatre, art, literature, esotericism, and even standing as a challenge to mainstream theology. Join us for a gambol through the lands of Arcady!

Time 5.30pm (wine!)for 6pm end 7pm
Wed Jun 19thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Jun 25thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker:Geoffrey Kay Sex,Drugs and death.The Story of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Dante,Rossetti,Millais & Holman Hunt.

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Tue Jun 25thWalkingTuesday 25 June: Evening Walk, Chelsworth – Kettlebaston

Meet 17.15 for 17.30 start Park opposite ‘Peacock Inn” where we can eat afterwards.
A five mile circular walk from Chelsworth to Kettlebaston returning close to the river Brett.
Please note: As the Peacock’s kitchen is closed on a Monday night, this walk is on a Tuesday evening. Leaders: Martin & Gill 312593
Thu Jun 27thMeetingImportant date to put in your diaries now
Sudbury U3A 30th Anniversary Celebration Thursday 27th June
Venue: St Peter's, Sudbury. Start time 10.00 a.m. - finish 3.00 p.m.
Refreshments served all day.
Fun-filled, activity packed morning - competitions, wine and beer tasting, make your
own 30th anniversary notebook, carpet bowls, table tennis - plus lots more! .
Official opening and cutting of the celebration cake at 12.00 p.m. by the Sudbury
Mayor.
Party time from 1.00 p.m. with a Barn Dance by professional barn dance group
"The Famous Potatoes". A number of our members have been to a barn dance by
this group and a great time was had by all!
Further updates will follow via our website, May edition of Su3an, at the monthly
speakers meetings etc.
Fri Jun 28thFilm GroupFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2pm at the Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
28th June: “The Bridges of Madison County” starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This film tells the story of a brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer. The story begins as globetrotting National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid journeys to Madison County in 1965 to film its lovely covered bridges. Upon his arrival, he stops by an old farmhouse to ask directions. There he encounters housewife, Francesca Johnson and thus begins their four-day affair, a liaison that fundamentally changes them both.
July 2019
Tue Jul 2ndArchitectureThe 2nd July trip will be to Haverhill; a tour of the overspill estates and some of the other "interesting" residential developments with Jane
Mon Jul 8thWalkingMonday 8 July: Glemsford
Meet at Glemsford Tye. Park in the Village Hall-Library car park, entrance drive on left (going north) shortly after school sign and before children’s play area. Post code CO10 7RH.
Walk of just over 5 miles with two steepish hills and one stile. Leader: Anne Grimshaw 375736
Wed Jul 17thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Jul 23rdMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker:Anne Grimshaw

Film Documentary of an inquest after the Peterloo Massacre of August 1819 200th Centenary Year

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
Fri Jul 26thFilm GroupFilm Group – meets on the last Friday of the month at 2pm at the Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU
26th July: “Chariots of Fire” starring Ian Charleson and Ben Cross. This is a British historical drama made in 1981. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.
Mon Jul 29thWalkingMonday 29 July: Evening Walk Hartest – Somerton
Meet 17.15 for 17.30 start. Park at “The Crown Inn”. Lovely 5 mile walk in
beautiful undulating Suffolk countryside. Food/drinks available afterwards at
‘The Crown’ Leaders: Brian & Moira 269432
August 2019
Tue Aug 6thArchitectureWe are in the early stages of planning the 6th August trip to Newmarket. Plans include tours of Palace house museum and art gallery, Tattersals and a town walking tour.
Wed Aug 21stSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Aug 27thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Doctor Twigs Way

The Life and work of Lancelot `Capability`Brown ,Landscape,Art and Nature

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdArchitecture3rd September Architecture trip to Bury St Edmunds by bus. Details to follow.
Wed Sep 18thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Sep 24thMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Roger Mannion

The magic of the Theatre and a look Back Stage.

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stArchitecture1st October The Architecture group goes to Norwich by train. A host of delights both new and old.
Wed Oct 16thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
Tue Oct 22ndMeetingStarts at 10.00 am prompt: Sudbury Union Rugby Club,Whittome Field,Spicer Way,Great Cornard, CO10 0GB

Speaker Clare Mulley

Author of The Spy who Loved, the story of Christine Granville,Polish born 2nd World War British Spy

Coffee and tea is available between 11.15 and 11.30 am
November 2019
Tue Nov 5thArchitecture5th November A bonfire afternoon talk by Jane on most hated buildings- there is still time for nominations
Wed Nov 20thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdArchitecture3rd December The Architecture group Christmas quiz plus planning for 2020.
Wed Dec 18thSocialCOFFEE MORNING Take some time out to relax and chat over a coffee at our drop-in coffee morning.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new or prospective member, or you have
been a member for a while. If you have any questions there are a few committee
members on hand to help, or you may just want to sit and chat....
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Sudbury. CO10 2AA
Start time: 10.00 a.m., finish around 11.30 a.m.