Fun interest-led outings & events.
AUTUMN 2017 PROGRAMME
Christmas Market and Guildhall Art Gallery - Tuesday 28 November 2017
Meet at Teddington station at 12.00noon to travel to Waterloo and onward by Waterloo & City line to Bank station. It's a 5 minute walk to Guildhall Yard. Remember to bring your £5 printed ticket to gain entry. On arrival, free to browse the market and gallery at your own pace. At round 3pm, we can meet outside the entrance of the Guildhall Art Gallery and head to a cafe nearby for a well-earned cup of tea before heading home. Steph will be staying in London for the evening but will travel back to Waterloo with you.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Red Cross Guildhall Christmas Market
Murder of the Orent Express (12A) 114 mins
We are planning to go to the 8.15pm showing in Kingston Odeon Screen 11
Meet in the foyer by the ticket machines by 8.10pm or go in
and take your seats.
Pottering to Peaslake - Wednesday 20 September 2017
A 7.5 mile circular country walk starting and finishing in Shere, with a break for lunch in Peaslake. The route follows long stretches of beautiful ancient lanes which criss-cross this area of the Surrey Hills. We pass through sections of heath and woodland with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife and enjoy views across the landscape. Bring boots or stout walking shoes, rainwear, something to drink and perhaps a snack. Walk is hilly, can be muddy, and beware brambles and stinging nettles as some paths are overgrown!
The walk from Shere to our lunch stop at Peaslake will take about 2 hours. There are toilets in Shere and Peaslake, but none on the route - however we will have a 'comfort stop' in woodland after about 1.5 hours.
The Hurtwood Inn at Peaslake serves light and not-so-light lunches (but be warned there is a short but steep hill to climb immediately afterwards!). There is also a village shop which sells freshly-made sandwiches, and there are benches available outside for a picnic - also a toilet available for customers' use only.
The walk from Peaslake back to Shere should take around 1.5 hours, and there will be an opportunity for a cup of tea or maybe an ice cream before we head home.
We will go in private cars - please let Gill know or indicate on the sign-up sheet if you need a lift or are able to offer any seats in your car to others. Suggested donation to drivers by passengers of £4. Approximate drive time 1 hour 5 mins.
TO BOOK: Sign up on the list in the Atrium. (details )
Barn Dance - Saturday 16 September 2017 from 6.30pm to 9pm
This barn dance is for all ages and will be led by Joy Bell. Come to dance or just to watch! Cheese baguettes, fruit & cold drinks will be provided - £3 suggested donation
TO BOOK: Sign up on the list in the Atrium. ( details ) or email email@example.com
Outing to Eltham Palace - Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 9.30am-6pm
TO BOOK: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on the list in the Atrium. (details )
SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMME
EXPLORE CLERKENWELL - Tuesday 23 May 2017
WINTER and SPRING 2017 PROGRAMME
Easter Family Walk
Led by Janet Dilley (details )
TWO TEMPLE PLACE
From Waterloo Station we walk (15 mins) across Waterloo Bridge to visit Two Temple Place on Embankment. It is one of London's architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor. The house is owned by the registered charity, The Bulldog Trust, and supports the charitable activities of the Trust through exhibitions and events hosted in the building. Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion is the sixth Winter Exhibition to take place and runs until 23 April.
There will be time for coffee before viewing the exhibition and time for lunch afterwards. There may also be time to explore the surrounding Temple Area. In the cafe, there is a delicious selection of handmade sweet and savoury dishes including sandwiches, sausage rolls, hot soup and sweet treats. Barista coffees, a selection of teas and cold drinks will also be available. A wide variety of gifts, souvenirs and original art works are on sale in the shop.
Meet at 9.30am at Teddington Station, returning at approx 4.00pm
TO BOOK: Email email@example.com or add your name to list of attendees in the Atrium. Maximum of 12 people
Led by Janet Dilley ( details )
Enjoying Textile Craft
Hicks & Joy Bell
Taste different textile crafts using a range of materials to do patchwork, quilting, appliqué or try knitting or crocheting in a very friendly and informal setting. You'll have the opportunity to learn new skills by having a go yourself and watching others. Elizabeth and Joy have many years experience and expertise and will be very happy to pass on their knowledge in this free social workshop.
No need to bring materials of your own unless you have something that you might like to decorate, for example a cushion or a bag. Also feel free to bring your own projects you are working on to share with others or to get some help with. It will be instructive, lively and fun and we hope to see you there!
To reserve your place please sign up on the sheet at Teddington Baptist Church, email Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org ring 020 8977 8406 in advance.
Coffee & Walk
AUTUMN 2016 PROGRAMME
Winchester Cathedral & Christmas Market
Abstract Expressionist exhibition at the Royal Academy
A five-mile circular country walk starting and finishing on Ripley Village Green.
- a popular
Picnic Rugs & Popcorn at the Palace
SPRING/SUMMER 2016 PROGRAMME
Saturday 9 July 2016 - Seaside Special!
Friday 17 June 2016 - The Sculpture Park
Saturday 14 May 2016 - Exotic Music Experience
Friday 15 April 2016 - Outing to Little Venice
- Easter Monday (28 March 2016) - Riverside and Park Ramble
Saturday 6 February 2016 - Cinema Afternoon - Dad's Army (PG)
Monday 25 January 2016 - Outing to a Victorian Gem in Kensington
AUTUMN 2015 PROGRAMME
Thursday 24 September 2015 - Outing to Little Venice
Thursday 22 October 2015 - Stanley Spencer Gallery Minibus Outing
Saturday 28 November 2015 - Flower Arranging Workshop
SPRING/SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMME
Thursday 19 March 2015 - Minibus Outing to Watts Gallery & Chapel
Saturday 11 April 2015 - Family Walk & Picnic
Wednesday 6 May 2015 - Outing to Kensington
Saturday 13 June 2015 - Pedibus London Tour
Saturday 27 June 2015 - Flower Arranging Workshop
Saturday 18 July 2015 - Who do You Think You Are?
Saturday 4 August 2015 - Shere Delights
"It's a Social" is co-ordinated by Stephanie Wilkinson & Janet Dilley.
To learn more
(or to book your place at any of our events)
get in touch with one of the
TBC Contact Points