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For the attention of any groups who use Goldsmid Hall, Tudeley

We have been advised that the Goldsmid Hall, Tudeley, are increasing their charges from January 2024 if you need further advice, please contact Jan Dixon. Groups Co-ordinator on groups@tonbridgeu3a.uk 

Volunteer Co-ordinator for the refreshments at our Monthly Meetings 


Penny Wheeler has done a sterling job as Volunteer Co-ordinator for the refreshments served at our regular monthly meeting over the last year or so. However, she needs to step back from the role from January 2024 onwards. 

As such, we are looking for someone able and willing to take over the role from January 2024. The person who takes on the role will need to: 

• Store 3 teapots, 2 biscuit trays, teaspoons, sugar, coffee and tea in their home and be prepared to buy milk and biscuits on the day. 

• Arrange to transport the above items to the Angel Centre and back home afterwards either by car or with a trolley – the items are not too heavy so it may be possible to use a trolley depending on the distance involved. 

Ensure that a couple of volunteers from the existing list are available to help out on the day. 


The Angel Centre provides cups and saucers and they wash these up afterwards so the job of clearing up is not too onerous. If you would be interested in taking on this role, please get in touch with Rosemary Martin via secretary@tonbridgeu3a.uk  

If you would like to discuss the role with Penny before making a commitment, please contact Rosemary 

We’re changing our name

The u3a Choir have decided that it’s time to change our name to Tu3a Singers. This is because we feel the title choir may be putting some people off from joining us as it sounds too formal and highbrow. Let us reassure you we are nothing of the sort! We sing for fun and enjoyment and, yes, we do learn parts and sing in harmony but our leader Maggie is very gentle and encouraging in helping us and the group is very friendly and supportive to each other. No previous experience of singing is necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music.

Do come along and give it a try. Prospective members are always welcome to have a free taster session and then it’s up to you to decide whether it’s what you would like to be a part of. Each term we learn some new pieces of music, both modern and not so modern. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month from 10.30am-12pm in St Peter and St Paul Church, just off Tonbridge High Street. We charge a small fee each term to cover expenses. 

If you’d like more information contact Jill or Ann or come along to the u3a Open Afternoon at The Angel Centre, Tonbridge on Wednesday 4 October where we will have a table and can show you some of the music we sing.

Jill Goldsworthy and Ann Hines



The Theatre Team next visit is to

Hamnet

on

Thursday 25 January 2024


The Travel Team's next visit will be

Thursday 30 November

Winchester Christmas

Applications close Saturday 28 October

For more details please click here


Next Year's Holiday

will be

Exploring Norfolk

from

Sunday 19 May to Saturday 25 May 2024

Applications close 4 October


For more information see the Travel Team Website https://www.tu3a-travel.org.uk 

Revised Safeguarding Policy adopted, see the small print page. All group leaders are encouraged to ensure they are familiar with this policy.


Fancy a Cuppa?   

Join us in the foyer of Christchurch, Tonbridge  (map) on the third Friday of the month 10:30am till noon

Next date: Friday 15 December 2023.