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 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.
Please book in advance.
Wed Aug 15th Coffee Morning, Deal Town Hall.
Grandmentors project; supporting young adults in Deal and Dover.
Talk by Rachel Gainsford.
Coffee from 10.30, talk at 11.00
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.
Wed Sep 19th Coffee morning; Deal Town Hall
Talk by Brian Rumbelow from Dover District Council.
Recycling and your waste.
Coffee from 10.30, talk 11.00
Wed Oct 3rd Coffee morning; Astor Theatre, Deal.
Talk by Kevin Lynch, U3A member.
Pitcairn; my (small) part in its history
Coffee from 10.30, talk 11.00
Wed Oct 17th Monthly meeting and talk.
Astor Theatre, Deal
Doors and refreshments 1.30, Talk 2.00
Wed Nov 7th Coffee morning; Astor Theatre, Deal.
Fireworks, a talk by Alison Issott, U3A member.
Coffee from 10.30, talk 11.00
Wed Nov 21st Monthly meeting and talk.
Astor Theatre, Deal.
Bruges - It's more than just chocolate by Melanie Gibson-Barton.
Doors and refreshments 1.30, talk 2.00
Wed Dec 12th Christmas Coffee Morning.
Astor Theatre, Deal.
From 10.30
Outings
Thu Jul 26th DAY TRIP TO TENTERDEN AND SCOTNEY CASTLE.
Some free time in Tenterden and then the afternoon at Scotney Castle.
Beautiful gardens. National Trust property.
Some spaces remaining.
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
Workshops
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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