Some more events for May 2017:-
Quizzes - regular Monday night quiz at the popular pub on the Hatfield road
Dancing - Dance to music of Eddie the Editor at the dance club in Edgware
This blog records the events that we host
PILOT CLUB EVENTS FOR MAY 2017
MUSIC, FILM, THEATRE, ART
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This is accompanied by a quiz and a fish, chicken or pasty & chips supper
At Charles Morris Hall, Tyttenhanger
COMING UP IN JUNE AND JULY
June – Trip to Spa Valley Steam Railway, Groombridge Place Gardens, and the Enchanted Forest.
July – River Trent cruise with lunch (coach to Nottingham)
If you think you would enjoy going to any of these events, in the company of Pilot Club members, please contact the New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the box on the main page of this website.
You can attend 3 events within a 3 month period before joining.
PILOT CLUB EVENTS FOR APRIL 2017
The Garibaldi, St Albans
The Long Arm and Short Arm, Lemsford, with option of meal beforehand
The King William IV, Sandridge Rd, St Albans
The Prae Wood Arms, Redbourn Rd, St Albans
First Tuesday lunch at pub on Hatfield Rd
Regular Monday evening quiz at pub on Hatfield Rd
“The Ride Down Mt Morgan” at Abbey Theatre, St Albans
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City (live screening)
“The Match Girls” at Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City
“Jackie” at Arena, St Albans
“This is It” Michael Jackson video at a member’s home
Camerata Chamber Orchestra at Marshalswick Baptist Church, St Albans
St Albans Jazz Ensemble at Abbey Theatre, St Albans
Dancing to music of Sarah at Edgware dance club, with snacks and bar
4-5 mile walk, followed by pot-luck lunch in a member’s garden
Walk in Shenley Park, followed by drink or snack
Guided tour of Supreme Court and Guildhall Art Collection, in London
May: Classical concert at University of Herts, Hatfield
June: Day trip to Spa Valley Steam Railway and Groombridge (near Tunbridge Wells)
July: Pilot Summer Event
If you think you might enjoy going to some of these events, in the company of other Pilot Club members, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, using the box on the main page of this website.
You can attend 3 events, within a 3 month period, before joining.
PILOT CLUB COMING EVENTS FOR MARCH 2017
Other events for March will be emailed to members. Usually members are invited to cinema events by the late events email. Sometimes there are also other events sent out by email.
PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS JANUARY 2017
AND COMING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017
In addition to the printed Pilot Club programme, which is posted to all members, with advance notice of events for the coming month, our club also uses email to members for late events – that is, events that members were unable to offer in time for the printed programme. In January there were quite a number of late events, so we had a large and varied choice of activities.
In January there was a special Pilot Club post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green, which was well-attended and enjoyable.
There was a trip to see “The Red Shoes”, Matthew Bourne’s ballet, at Sadlers Wells. Films included “Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them”, “The Girl on the Train” and “The Light Between the Oceans”, at The Arena, St Albans; and “T2 Trainspotting” at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City; plus a live screening of “Amadeus” at The Arena. Theatre was “One Man, Two Guvnors” at The Barn, Welwyn Garden City. Another event was a visit to see “Space Odyssey”, by the St Albans Circus School, in Harpenden. There was also a quiz in Harpenden, and another quiz in Fleetville; and a pot-luck supper at a member’s house in Hemel Hempstead.
Dancers went to dance to the music of Eddie the Editor in Edgware.
Daytime events included visits to “Masterpieces of Medieval Embroidery” at the V&A; to “South Africa – the art of a Nation” at the British Museum; and to the new Design Museum and the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington. Travel to these exhibitions was by train. There was also a visit to a Pop-Up Auction in Welwyn, to sell or buy, or just to enjoy seeing what prices were achieved by the lots. Some members joined a U3A trip to The Foundling Museum in London.
Our pub nights were at the King William IV in St Albans; the Green Dragon in London Colney; and the Prae Wood Hotel in St Albans. Our first Tuesday lunch was at a pub on the Hatfield Road; and members went to the Monday night quiz at the same pub.
Coming Up in February 2017
Our February pub nights will be at The Waterend Barn, St Albans, with an optional meal beforehand: at The Ski Centre, Hemel Hempstead, again with optional meal beforehand; at The Prae Wood Hotel, St Albans; and at The Green Dragon, London Colney. Our first Tuesday lunch will be at our popular pub on the Hatfield road. As usual, members will go to the Monday night quiz at the same pub.
Evenings out will include the plays “Uncle Vanya” at Maltings Theatre, St Albans; and “Rope” at the Abbey Theatre, St Albans. There will be two fun evenings in members’ homes, one playing parlour games, and the other playing “Uno”. There will be a visit to a concert by Irish singer Nathan Carter at the Arena, St Albans. Some members will go to a slide-lecture at Radlett Art Society on “Manet and his Milieu”.
Dancers will go to the British Legion, Edgware, to dance to the music of Mr Wonderful. Walkers will walk from Toulmin Drive, St Albans, for a 4.5 mile walk.
Days out will include a visit to the V&A museum to see ”Records and Rebels 1966-1970”; and to the British Library to see “Maps of the 20th Century”. On our trips to London we use senior or group-save train tickets (with one-third off), and we buy 2for1 exhibition tickets where possible.
There will also be a new Pilot venture, bi-monthly flower arranging and craft groups in Marshalswick, St Albans.If you think you might like to have company to enjoy some of these events, or if you would like to put your own choice of event in our club programme, then contact our new members’ organiser using the box on the main page of this website