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Newsletter for November 6th 2019
Wednesday 06 November 2019

Dear Fellow Member,

 Our next meeting of The Arts Society Thames Estuary will be held on Wednesday 6th November, when Claire Walsh will talk about "The Well-Dressed  Gentleman : Male Sartorial Elegance in the 17th to 20th Centuries". As usual, the venue is Rochford Freight House, with the morning session beginning at 10:30 am and the afternoon at 2.00 pm. The talk traces the history of men’s attire from the basic suit under Charles II , through the flamboyant dress of the 18th century dandies, the  country estate frock coat,  the transition to black in the 19th century,  the 20th century leaders of aristocratic fashion - and beyond. For more details, please visit the lectures page on our website: http://tasthamesestuary.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

The outing to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on 9th October was not too dampened by the weather and proved to be a most enjoyable day. Those who handed in unused train tickets will be able to collect a refund from Madeleine Quane at the end of the meeting.

 Prior to the meetings on Wednesday 6th November we will be organising a coffee meet-up session for new members, by invitation only.

 A few tickets are still available for our Special Interest Day on Wednesday 13th November when Howard Smith will take us on a ‘Nostalgic Trip to Magical Days’, speaking about the illustrators of written works including Rupert Bear and Alice in Wonderland. The cost is £32 (to include morning coffee and lunch). Tickets will be available at the November meeting, or contact Jean Jacobi on 07748 145189 or 01702 474824.

 Our organised trip to Leeds Castle will now be on Sunday 1st December , to include  lunch, for £49. Tickets are still available for Members, their family and friends. Please contact Hazel Green at the November meeting or telephone 01702 525792. Those requiring refunds will be able to collect them from Hazel Green at the end of the meeting.

We have received details of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London concerts in London on 6th and 7th  December and if members are interested, full details are available at the back of the hall.

Full details of our 5-day trip to Prague on 20th April 2020 will be available for our December meeting. This trip is linked to our January 2020 lecture by Gavin Plumley - The Magic of Prague: Czech Art and Culture.  If you are interested in the trip, would you kindly inform Hazel Green via email hlgreen@gmail.com or telephone 01702 525792.

As a reminder, would you be so kind as to make cheques payable to our society’s full name i.e. The Arts Society Thames Estuary. Details will be on a poster on the back desk, where bookings are taken for trips etc.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th November.  

With Kind Regards, 

Carol Kitching

(On behalf of The Arts Society Thames Estuary Committee