White Cliffs Country

Events

White Cliffs Country have two monthly meetings, each held on Wednesdays; one week we have an afternoon meeting and Talk from an external speaker, another week we have a coffee morning, often with a presentation by a U3A member. All are sociable events with time to get to know new U3A friends over a cuppa, as well as enjoying talks on a variety of subjects.

Sociability is as important as learning and we make sure that this shows in all that we do; it is very evident in the Special Interest Groups, which are developed and run by members themselves, choosing their own activities and how often they wish to meet. The list of options has grown considerably over the years and you can see all the existing groups by visiting the groups page on this website.

And a sociable highlight of the year is our March Spring Lunch, a ticketed event to which members may bring a guest if space allows.

We are also planning a series of day trips for the warmer months, and, new this year, a weekend away in November.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Apr 25th Coffee morning at The Guildhall, Sandwich.
Charity auction.
Bring along an item for sale, bid for a bargain.
In support of Kent Air Ambulance.
Doors and registration from 9.30, viewing, then auction to start 11.00
Wed May 9th Monthly meeting and talk, the Astor Theatre, Deal.
Without Reserve- the World of Antiques by Janie Ramsay.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, meeting starts 2.00
Wed May 23rd Coffee morning, the Astor Theatre, Deal.
Wed Jun 6th Coffee morning, the Astor Theatre, Deal.
Wed Jun 20th Monthly meeting and talk. The Guildhall, Sandwich.
The Roaring twenties - Fashion, Flappers, Fabulous Inventions, Film and Fun by Delia Taylor.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, meeting starts 2.00
Wed Jul 4th Monthly meeting and talk. The Astor Theatre, Deal.
How Safe Are Our Skies? by retired Air traffic Controller, PJ Wellspring.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, meeting starts 2.00
Wed Jul 18th Annual General Meeting, the Astor Theatre, Deal.
10.30
Wed Aug 1st Monthly meeting and talk. The Astor Theatre, Deal.
The Romanovs by Siobhan Clarke BA, Modern History, Guide Lecturer, Historic Royal Palaces.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, meeting starts 2.00
Thu Aug 9th Wine Tasting at the Landmark Centre.
14.30 - 16.30
Hosted by Hercules Wines of Sandwich.
There will be 7 wines to taste, cheese and biscuits.
Opportunity to buy wines at 5% discount
£15 per person.
Wed Aug 15th Coffee Morning, the Guildhall, Sandwich.
Wed Sep 5th Monthly meeting and talk, the Astor Theatre, Deal.
Wildlife on your Doorstep by Wildlife photographer, Tom Way.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, meeting starts 2.00.
Outings
Wed Jun 6th DAY TRIP TO BOULOGNE VIA EUROTUNNEL.
£25 for members, £27 non-members.
Tue Jun 19th LIPSTICKS AND DIPSTICKS AT BROOKLANDS.
Day trip, maximum number 40
£30
Sat Jun 30th Summer walk
This will be a longer, more challenging walk, similar to those of the Walking for Pleasure Group.
Free.
Details to follow
Fri Jul 6th DAY TRIP TO KENT COUNTY SHOW.
£31
Thu Jul 26th DAY TRIP TO TENTERDEN AND SCOTNEY CASTLE.
Some free time in Tenterden and then the afternoon at Scotney Castle.
Beautiful gardens.
Fri Jul 27th Summer Stroll.
Meet at Borrow Pit Car Park at 10.30 for a walk along the coastal path to Sandown Castle, where we will be told about the lovely Community gardens.
Free
Fri Aug 31st Summer stroll.
Meet at Borrow pit car park at 10.30 for a walk along the coastal path to Sandown Castle, where we will be told about the Community gardens.
Free
Holidays
Sat Nov 10th
→Sun Nov 11th

BOURNEMOUTH.
Local coach pick-ups on Saturday morning, travel to *** Devon Towers hotel.
Welcome drink before 3 course Christmas dinner, dancing and entertainment.
Sunday brunch before return journey.
PLACES LIMITED. Book before 18th April
From £62

Workshops
Wed Jul 11th Creative writing workshop, Maison Dieu, Dover.
Have you ever thought you would like to write a book, a family history, your life story for the kids or some short stories, and never had the time or been sure where to begin? Full of hints and tips and fun this practical taster workshop will introduce some basic ideas to get you started.
13.00 - 16.30
£1.50
Thu Aug 16th Creative Writing workshop at Golf Road Centre.
This fun workshop is for those with some experience of creative writing who want to develop their skills. During the afternoon we will focus on how not to write a novel, short story or article. It's ever so easy not to write a novel or to write one that's so bad it will never get published. People do it all the time. Failure doesn't just happen, you have to work at it. You may just want to come along and find out wht it takes.
13.00 - 17.00
£1.50

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