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Please note:
  • members must provide an emergency contact number for each traveller at the time of booking
  • if you discover after having made a booking that you are unable to attend the outing please notify Jacqui Camfield
  • *We regret no refunds unless authorized by the Committee*

Great Dixter House with a Guided Tour of the Gardens

On our return journey, we will visit All Saints' Church in Tudeley, the only Church in the world with a complete set of Marc Chagall stained glass windows.

Great Dixter House and Gardens
Phil Tufnell sees Chagall's Stained Glass at All Saints' Church, Tudeley

Wednesday 17th May 2017
07.50 Coach ready for boarding
08.00 Coach departs Stocklund Square
09.30 Comfort/coffee stop en route at a Garden Centre
Garden Tour begins.
Each tour lasts and hour and there will be two groups.
Arrangements for groups and timings will need to take place on the day – please be flexible!

Lunch – there is a café on site but will not fit everyone together – but as we have staggered tours – we should not all “hit” the café at once.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch and eat in the gardens.
14.00 Great Dixter House opens for “free flow” viewing
16.00 Coach departs for Tudeley
16.30 Guided talk/tour of Tudeley Church
featuring  work of Marc Chagall
17.30 Depart Tudeley
20.00 Arrive Stocklund Square

Cost - £35
Includes guided garden tour, House entry, entry to Church and guide, transport and gratuities

Backstage Tour of the National Theatre

National Theatre website

Thursday 13th July 2017
07.45 Coach ready for boarding
08.00 Coach departs Stocklund Square
10.00 Arrive National Theatre

There is a National Theatre coach drop off point which we hope to use and is a few minutes' walk to the Theatre.  This point will hopefully be the pick-up point at the end of the day.
Theatre Foyers will be open for use of toilets and café facilities.  No food or drink can be taken with you on the tour.
Guided tours begin.
The tour lasts 1 hour 15 minutes and there will be two or three groups
staggered by approximately 15-20 minutes.  Each group will have a maximum of 20 persons.  Arrangements for groups and timings will need to take place on the day – please be flexible!

After the tour - you are free to make your own arrangements for the afternoon – enjoying the South Bank with the plentiful restaurants / Tate Modern or the like.
16.00 Coach departs
18.00 approx. Arrive Stocklund Square

Cost - £20
Includes guided back stage tour of The National Theatre, transport and gratuities

Reports on Recent Outings

Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery

Jingle Bell Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall

Christmas Lunch at Waverley Abbey House

Tour: Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela
& the Way of St James

The Globe Theatre

The Spike Heritage Centre

Tour: The Art, Historic Houses & Heritage of Yorkshire

The Wallace Collection

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Christmas Carol Singalong at The Royal Albert Hall

Spitalfields and the Geffrye Museum

The Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden

Hughenden Manor and West Wycombe Park

Magna Carta at the British Library

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Women of the Great War

Farley Farm House and Towner Eastbourne

The Genius of Wren

Olympic Legacy Tour

Stratfield Saye

Vikings: Life and Legend
- Sylvia and Malcolm Wright
- Rosemary Easter

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

Highclere Castle

Guided tours of Kew Palace and Kew Gardens

Tour of Legal London

Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Shakespeare: Staging the World

Windsor Castle and Eton College

The Royal Opera House Backstage Tour

Dickens' London

The Secrets of Bletchley Park

David Hockney RA - A Bigger Picture

Visit to the Henry Moore Foundation

Outing to The Watts Gallery

Eltham Palace and the Rangers House

Osborne House Outing

Walking Tour of Guildford

Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum

Visit to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

In and Around St Pancras with Andrew Davies

Weekend Exploring Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Chichester Cathedral and Uppark

Outing to Dover Castle

Bateman's and Bodiam Castle Outing

The Real Van Gogh: the Artist and his Letters

Visit to the Palace of Westminster

A Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey

Visit to Portsmouth Dockyard

Visit to Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford

Visit to the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill Museum

Visit to the Royal Albert Hall

Olympics 2012 : A Discovery

Visit to the Vyne

Visit to the Garrick Club