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PILOT CLUB COMING EVENTS FOR MARCH 2017

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Thu, February 23, 2017 13:39:33

PILOT CLUB COMING EVENTS FOR MARCH 2017

Pub Nights:

  • The Chequers, Redbourn Rd. with option of meal beforehand
  • The Plough, Tyttenhanger
  • The Mermaid, Hatfield Rd, St Albans
  • The Prae Wood Arms, Redbourn Rd.
  • The Three Hammers, Chiswell Green

Meals Out

  • Evening meal at Cotes, Welwyn Garden City
  • First Tuesday lunch at pub on Hatfield Rd

Days Out

  • The Wellcome Collection (London). “Medicine Now” and “Electricity: The Spark of Life”, plus exploring King’s Cross area. (This is on a Saturday)
  • Free lunchtime art lecture on Giotto at Radlett Centre (This is on a Tuesday)

Evening Entertainment

  • Regular Monday night quiz at pub on Hatfield Rd.
  • Quiz in Marshalswick, St Albans, with fish/chicken & chip supper
  • Play “Splendour” at The Maltings, St Albans
  • Classical Concert by de Havilland Orchestra at Weston Auditorium, University of Herts, Hatfield – Richard Strauss, Weber, Debussy
  • Play “Maurice’s Jubilee” at Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City.

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.





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PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS OF JANUARY 2017 & COMING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Sun, January 29, 2017 09:01:09

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS JANUARY 2017

AND COMING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017

JANUARY 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

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PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS of DECEMBER 2016 & COMING EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2017

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Sat, December 31, 2016 10:13:10

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS DECEMBER 2016

Our Thursday pub nights were at the Three Hammers, Chiswell Green; The Garibaldi, St Albans; and the Prae Wood Hotel, St Albans, with the option of a meal beforehand. Our first Tuesday lunch was at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Our special Christmas lunch was enjoyed by a large number of members, at the Aubrey Park Hotel in Redbourn. On Christmas Eve there was another gathering for the traditional mulled wine and mince pies at a member’s home. There was also a Saturday trip to London to see the Christmas lights and have a fish and chip supper. On New Year’s Eve there was a pot-luck meal at a member’s home.

Day-time event included a Sunday lunch at the pub on the Hatfield road; and there was also a special coeliac meal at West Herts College. This month the classical concert at the University of Hertfordshire was a Sunday matinee. There was also a train trip to a guided London walk on the theme of Brunel’s London, including a boat trip and tunnel descent.

Evening events included a folk music night at a pub in Redbourn; and an adult pantomime called “Dick! at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.

Dancers went to a special Christmas-themed dance at the Edgware dance club. Walkers went on a Sunday walk near Moor Mill, with a drink and meal at the pub afterwards

COMING UP IN JANUARY 1917


In January there will be a special Pilot Club post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green.

There will be a trip to see “The Red Shoes”, Matthew Bourne’s ballet, at Sadlers Wells. Films will include “Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them”, and “The Girl on the Train”, both at The Arena, St Albans. Dancers will go to dance to the music of Eddie the Editor in Edgware.

Daytime events will include 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 will be by train. There will also be a visit to a Pop-Up Auction in Welwyn, to sell or buy, or just to enjoy seeing what prices are achieved by the lots.

Our pub nights will be 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 this month will be at a pub on the Hatfield Road; and members will go to the Monday night quiz at the same pub.

So don’t sit at home this January – why not make a New Year Resolution to try out some social events with our club. If you want to find out more about the club and our events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.





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PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS OF NOVEMBER 2016, and COMING EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2016

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Thu, December 01, 2016 19:50:26

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS NOVEMBER 2016

AND COMING EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2016

In November our Thursday Pub Nights were at The Old Bell, Harpenden; the Plough at Tyttenhanger; The Chequers in Redbourn; and the Prae Wood Hotel in St Albans. On three of these pub-nights there was the option of a meal beforehand. There was also a Friday drinks night at a pub in St Albans town centre. The first Tuesday lunch was at a pub in St Albans, and members went to the Monday night quiz at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Our traditional November 5th event was to watch the fireworks in Verulamium Park, followed by warming food in a member’s home nearby.

Other evening events were “Sister Act” at the Arena in St Albans; “Annie” at the Radlett Centre; a Beetle Drive with ploughman’s supper at a St Albans church; and a screening in Hemel Hempstead of the Australian ballet’s “Cinderella”.

Dancers went to the dance club in Edgware to dance or listen to the music chosen by Eddie the Editor.

Days out included a visit by train to the British Museum to see the “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” exhibition. There was also an afternoon playing Diminishing Whist at a member’s home, with tea and cakes; and a day of crafting.

Coming Up in December

Our Thursday pub nights will be at the Three Hammers, Chiswell Green; The Garibaldi, St Albans; and the Prae Wood Hotel, St Albans, with the option of a meal beforehand. Our first Tuesday lunch will be at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Our special Christmas lunch will be at the Aubrey Park Hotel in Redbourn. On Christmas Eve there will be the traditional mulled wine and mince pies at a member’s home. There will also be a Saturday trip to London to see the Christmas lights and have a fish and chip supper.

Day-time events will include a Sunday lunch at the pub on the Hatfield road; and there will also be a special coeliac meal at West Herts College. This month the classical concert at the University of Hertfordshire will be a Sunday matinee. There will also be a train trip to a guided London walk on the theme of Brunel’s London, including a boat trip and tunnel descent.

Evening events will include a folk music night at a pub in Redbourn; and an adult pantomime called “Dick! at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.

Dancers will go to a special Christmas-themed dance at the Edgware dance club. Walkers will go on a Sunday walk near Moor Mill, with a drink and meal at the pub afterwards.

Further Ahead – but booking already

In January there will be a post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green.

In January there will be a trip to see “The Red Shoes” at Sadlers Wells.

If you think you would enjoy some of these events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.

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DIARY OF EVENTS OF OCTOBER 2016 and COMING EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2016

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Tue, November 01, 2016 09:47:46

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS OF OCTOBER 2016

& COMING UP IN NOVEMBER 2016

Events in October

In October our pub nights were at The Three Hammers in Chiswell Green; The Green Dragon in London Colney; The Waterend Barn in St Albans with an optional meal beforehand; and at the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans, again with the option of a meal beforehand. Our first Tuesday lunch was at a pub in St Albans; and members went to the Monday night quiz each Monday at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Dancers went to the dance club at Edgware; and walkers went for a Sunday morning walk in Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, and for a walk in Little Berkhampstead, with drinks or lunch in a pub afterwards.

Days out included a guided London Walk round Little Venice; a visit to the Ove Arup exhibition at the V&A; a visit to the Henry Moore studios and gardens at Perry Green; and a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley.

Evening entertainment included a classical music concert at the University of Hertfordshire; and a performance by Nina Conti at St Albans Arena. There was an evening meal at an Indian restaurant in St Albans. Members went to a quiz at Grove House; a quiz and supper in aid of Radlett Musical Theatre Company; and a quiz with buffet in aid of Herts Air Ambulance.

There was also a Sunday afternoon event to see the Osiligi Maasai Troupe performing in St Albans Cathedral, followed by tea and chat in the Cathedral’s café.

Coming up in November

Our Thursday Pub Nights will be at The Old Bell, Harpenden; the Plough at Tyttenhanger; The Chequers in Redbourn; and the Prae Wood Hotel in St Albans. On three of these pub-nights there will be the option of a meal beforehand. There will also be a Friday night drinks night at a pub in St Albans town centre. The first Tuesday lunch will be at a pub in St Albans, and members will go to the Monday night quiz at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Our traditional November 5th event will be to watch the fireworks in Verulamium Park, followed by warming food in a member’s home nearby.

Other evening events will be “Sister Act” at the Arena in St Albans; “Annie” at the Radlett Centre; a Thai buffet meal and quiz at The Goat in St Albans; a Beetle Drive with ploughman’s supper at a St Albans church; and a screening in Hemel Hempstead of the Australian ballet’s “Cinderella”.

Dancers will go to the dance club in Edgware to dance or listen to the music chosen by Eddie the Editor.

Days out will include a visit by train to the British Museum to see the “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” exhibition. There will also be an afternoon playing Diminishing Whist at a member’s home, with tea and cakes.

Further Ahead – but booking already

Early in December members will go on a boat trip, river-walk and tunnel descent, which is a London Walk called “Brunel’s London”. There will be a Saturday trip to London to see the Christmas lights and have a fish and chip supper. There will also be a classical music concert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

In December our club Christmas lunch will be at The Aubrey Park Hotel, and in January there will be a post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green.

In January there will be a trip to see “The Red Shoes” at Sadlers Wells.

If you think you would enjoy some of these events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.



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DIARY OF EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 2016 AND COMING EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2016

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Sat, October 01, 2016 13:05:40

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 2016

And COMING EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2016

In September our pub nights were at the White Horse in Shenley; the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans, with optional meal beforehand; at the Garibaldi in St Albans; and at The Gate in Bricketwood. Members joined the usual Monday night quiz in the pub on the Hatfield Road. Our club’s first Tuesday lunch was in a pub in St Albans.

Dancers went to a masked ball at the dance club in Edgware.

Days out included visits to the Rolling Stones exhibition in Chelsea; to the classic and vintage car show at Capel Manor in Enfield; to Waddesdon Manor by coach; to the St Albans Beer and Cider Festival; to a pop-up auction in Welwyn; and a walk to the Dahlia Festival at Aylett’s Nursery. There was an afternoon tea at a member’s house in St Albans.

Evening entertainment included the film “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City; an event to celebrate the 1981 winning of the Eurovision Song Contest by Bucks Fizz; and a new production by the National Theatre of “The Threepenny Opera” at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.

Coming Up in October

In October our pub nights will be at The Three Hammers, Chiswell Green; The Green Dragon, London Colney; The Waterend Barn in St Albans with an optional meal beforehand; and at the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans, again with the option of a meal beforehand. Our first Tuesday lunch will be at a pub in St Albans; and members will be going to the Monday night quiz each Monday at the pub on the Hatfield road.

Dancers will go to the dance club at Edgware; and walkers will go for a Sunday morning walk in Ashridge Estate, and for a walk in Little Berkhampstead, with drinks or lunch in a pub afterwards.

Days out will include a guided London Walk round Little Venice; a visit to the Ove Arup exhibition at the V&A; a visit to the Henry Moore studios and gardens at Perry Green; and a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley.

Evening entertainment will include a classical music concert at the University of Hertfordshire; and a performance by Nina Conti at St Albans Arena. There will be an evening meal at an Indian restaurant in St Albans. Members will go to a quiz at Grove House; a quiz and supper in aid of Radlett Musical Theatre Company; and a quiz with buffet in aid of Herts Air Ambulance.

Further Ahead – but booking already

In December there will be a Christmas lunch at The Aubrey Park Hotel, and in January there will be a post-Christmas dinner and dance at the Noke Hotel in Chiswell Green. In January there will be a trip to see “The Red Shoes” at Sadlers Wells.

If you think you would enjoy some of these events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.



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DIARY OF EVENTS OF AUGUST and COMING EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Wed, August 31, 2016 11:10:42

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS AUGUST 2016

And COMING EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016

A special August pub night was at the Six Bells in St Albans, with a beer-tasting festival and barbecue. Other pub nights were at the Chequers, Redbourn, with an optional meal beforehand; at the Rose and Crown, Sandridge; and at the William IV, St Albans. There was also a Friday night get-together for members old and new at the Speckled Hen on the Hatfield Road. Members also joined the regular Monday night pub quiz. The first Tuesday lunch was at a pub in St Albans.

Members wanting to keep fit joined the Zumba Gold class in Hatfield, and walkers went on a 4-5 mile walk from Redbourn, and a Bank Holiday walk by the canal in Hertford, with drinks in a pub afterwards. Dancers went to the dance-club at Edgware.

Days out included a short walk to the Festival Garden at Ayletts Nursery; a visit to Bletchley Park war-time code-breaking centre; a trip to Hatfield House, with its garden and park; and a visit to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival. There was also a plant-swap and tea in a member’s garden, and a Sunday morning brunch in another member’s garden.

Coming Up in September

In September our pub nights will be at the White Horse in Shenley; the Prae Wood Arms in St Albans, with optional meal beforehand; at the Garibaldi in St Albans; and at The Gate in Bricketwood. Members will join the usual Monday night quiz in the pub on the Hatfield Road. Our club’s first Tuesday lunch will be in a pub in St Albans.

Dancers will go to a masked ball at the dance club in Edgware.

Days out will include visits to the Rolling Stones exhibition in Chelsea; to an exhibition in Cuffley to commemorate the bringing down of a German airship there; to the classic and vintage car show at Capel Manor in Enfield; to Waddesdon Manor by coach; and to the St Albans Beer and Cider Festival. There will also be an afternoon tea in a member’s garden in St Albans.

Evening entertainment will include the film “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City; an event to celebrate the 1981 winning of the Eurovision Song Contest by Bucks Fizz; and a new production of “The Threepenny Opera” at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City.

There may be even more events added to our September programme, as quite often late events are submitted by members and sent round to all members by our special Pilot email.

If you think you would enjoy some of these events, please contact our New Members’ Co-ordinator, through the contact box on the main page of this website, for further details. You can attend three events before joining the club.



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DIARY OF EVENTS JULY 2016 and COMING EVENTS AUGUST 2016

EventsPosted by Pilot Events Blogger Mon, August 01, 2016 09:59:24

PILOT CLUB DIARY OF EVENTS JULY 2016

And COMING EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2016

In July we had pub nights at The Green Dragon in London Colney, The Plough at Tyttenhanger, The Paper Mill at Apsley, and The King William IV in St Albans. Members joined the weekly Monday night quiz at the pub on the Hatfield Road, and there was our regular first Tuesday lunch in St Albans. There was also a Sunday lunch at the Peahen in St Albans, and another lunch at the Speckled Hen in St Albans.

Evenings out included “Hi-de-Hi” at Park Street, Big Band Jazz at The Maltings St Albans, the music festival in St Michael’s St Albans, and a Pilot Club summer event, with food, games and sing-along, in the hall at Tyttenhanger.

Days out included a visit to the St Albans Organ Theatre for a demonstration of the self-playing instruments; a visit to the “Sicily: Culture and Conquest” exhibition at the British Museum; a visit to the Classic Cars and Cycles show on Harpenden Common, followed by a meal at The Skew Bridge; and a walk around the Hampstead Town Trail, with a picnic on the heath. There was a butterfly walk in Bricket Wood. A group of members enjoyed a seaside day out in Whitstable, travelling by the Javelin train from St Pancras.

Coming Up in August

A special August pub night will be at the Six Bells in St Albans, with a beer-tasting festival and barbecue. Other pub nights will be at the Chequers, Redbourn, with an optional meal beforehand; at the Rose and Crown, Sandridge; and at the William IV, St Albans. There will also be a Friday night get-together for members old and new at the Speckled Hen on the Hatfield Road. Members will also join the regular Monday night pub quiz. The first Tuesday lunch will be at a pub in St Albans.

Members wanting to keep fit will join the Zumba Gold class in Hatfield, and walkers will go on a 4-5 mile walk from Redbourn. Dancers will go to the dance-club at Edgware.

Days out will include a short walk to the Festival Garden at Ayletts Nursery; a visit to Bletchley Park war-time code-breaking centre; and a trip to Hatfield House, with its garden and park. There will also be a plant-swap and tea in a member’s garden.

If you would like to join any of these events, or if you’d like to put an event of your own choice in our club programme, just contact the new members’ co-ordinator through the box on the main page of this website. You can attend three events in a 3 month period before joining the club. Membership is £30 a year, with discounts if you host events.

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