General Notices

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Tuesday 18th September: Come to the Barbican – LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle: Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, Janacek - Sinfonietta and Britten - Spring Symphony. Cost £36 all-inclusive and last date for booking 15th August.

Sunday 21st October: Also at the Barbican, LSO conducted by Jaime Martin. Christian Tetzlaf - violin. De Falla - Three cornered Hat I and II, Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Stravinsky - Firebird Suite. Cost £33, all inclusive. Last date for booking 18th September.

Tuesday 4th December: We have once again managed to get Front Arena seats for the RPO/Rutter Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring the Temple Church Choir and the Purcell Singers. This year we have seats at the matinee performance which will cost £48 all inclusive. Last date for booking is 7th September BUT seats are likely to sell very quickly.

Booking forms from me or at the Concert Group table at monthly meetings.
Valerie Morey


Thursday 6th September 2018


A coach trip to Oxford for you to enjoy the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ at your leisure,

The Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the Colleges, Oxford Castle, Morse, Lewis and Harry Potter, walks, shopping, pubs, eateries, or even go for a punt on the river; the choice is yours, to do as you wish, on the day.

Cost: £20
Coach times: Bengeo New Road  8:30a.m.; Tesco, Mill Lane 8:40
Contact: Liz Cooper


Events Team: The Art & Castles of Prague
16th - 20th September 2018



Guided walking tour of Prague takes in such sights as Wenceslas Square, the Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge.

Guided tour of the 13th century Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, now home to the National Gallery’s collection of ‘Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe.’

Empire Cinema (theatre), Haymarket, London

Wednesday Matinee – 15th August 2018 at 3pm


I have a limited number of tickets for this performance of ‘Brief Encounter’ which is a Kneehigh Production, with music adapted by Emma Rice and described by newspaper critics as a triumph: moving, funny, surprising and very inventive. There is also the possibility of a question and answer session with the cast after the performance, but this will not be confirmed until nearer the time.

Tickets will cost £49.50pp including coach and gratuities.  Pick up times: Bengeo: 11.30am Tesco Mill Road: 11.35am

Please Note: All seats in this small theatre are accessed by steps down from the theatre foyer.

Also: Whilst we have allowed what should be ample time for the journey into London, there can be no guarantee on how much time will be available for refreshments. It is not advisable therefore to make any advance restaurant reservations.

To reserve a ticket please contact: Lynne Barrett

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For those who would like to learn more about wine we are repeating the introductory wine course which was so successful two years ago. Commencing on Thursday 20th September it will be held on the third Thursday of each successive month. Each session will cost £5. The course will cover the variety of grapes (red, white, rose, sparkling), and wines from grape growing areas around the world. We will also cover such matters as understanding the label on the bottle, and the storage and serving of wine. Places are limited to 12, so if you are interested please book early by contacting:
John Grisbrooke, Don Gardiner or Brian Thompson [Telephone numbers and meeting place given in May Contact].

Events Team: Christmas Markets of Brussels and Bruges



Guided coach tour of Brussels taking in the city’s main districts including the Grand Place, the Royal District and the Louise District.

Tickets are now available for the  2pm matinee on 6th September for this wonderful musical show at The London Palladium.

Cost £58.50 including coach.

Please contact

Rita Jeynes (Telephone number in April Contact)