LCA Clubs and Activities

LCA Activities/Social Afternoon

Held on most Monday afternoons (including some bank holidays) from 14.00 - 16.30, a programme of social activities, including table tennis and snooker is held upstairs in the Abraham Dixon Hall. All LCA members are welcome to attend - do come along and join us for a cup of coffee.

 

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.

 

LCA Art History Lectures

A programme of Art History Lectures is run over two terms - Autumn (September - December) and Spring (January - March). The Art History Lectures are held in the Abraham Dixon Hall and are currently run as pairs of lectures, each pair being hosted by a different lecturer. Please refer to the current newsletter for details of upcoming lectures and how to book, or alternatively visit Sarah in the LCA office during office hours.

 

LCA Book Club

Do you enjoy reading and would love an opportunity to discuss books from different genres, with like minded people? The LCA currently has two book clubs running with available spaces:

 

Book Club 1 - meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Kirby Library.

Currently reading ...

 

Book Club 2 - meets on the last Thursday of every month in the Kirby Library.

Currently reading (March /April 2017 - Life after Life, Kate Atkinson)

 

Please check dates and space availability before turning up. For further details please contact Sarah in the LCA office during office hours. 

 

LCA Bridge Club

A friendly, social bridge group, currently meeting every Friday afternoon in the Kirby Library (G7) from 2-4p.m. If you enjoy a relaxed, friendly game of bridge do come and join in. £1.00 charge for members, £2.00 for non-members.

 

LCA Coffee Mornings 

All LCA members are welcome to come and join us in the Kirby Library on Tuesdays, Fridays or the first Saturday in the month anytime between 10.15 and 12.15, when tea and coffee will be served by one of our volunteers. Why not bring along a friend to introduce them to the LCA? New volunteers are always welcome to join the coffee rota - please give your contact details in to the LCA office.

 

LCA Kirby Lecture 

An annual 'Ticket only' lecture is held in the Abraham Dixon Hall in October to commemorate our LCA founder member Joan Kirby. Previous years 2012, 2013 have hosted former Beirut hostage John McCarthy and BBC news journalist Stephen Sackur, both of which proved very popular with the limited tickets available, being sold out in advance. This year's Kirby Lecture hosted guest speaker Michael Buerk, Journalist and Newsreader.

 

LCA Kirby Library 

The recently refurbished Kirby Library is open to LCA members every morning between 10.15 and 12.15. Members are able to borrow/return books any morning, but one of our volunteer librarians will be available to assist each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the first Saturday morning of every month.

 

An assortment of competitively priced hot drinks can be purchased from our Kenco coffee machine located in the downstairs kitchen, by means of an honesty box for just 50p per drink..

 

LCA Music Appreciation Club 

Music lovers can be assured of a relaxing afternoon spent in the company of like-minded people on the third Wednesday of every month. Held in the Kirby Library, a pre-planned music programme is scheduled for members from 14.15 - 16.15. See the latest newsletter for details.

 

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.

 

LCA Outings and Events

An exciting programme of outings and visits is scheduled by our volunteer visit coordinators each quarter - but be sure to book up early, as tickets go fast. Some of the events include coach travel, but many of the trips are organised on the basis of independent travel. For all trips and outings, participants need to be reasonably mobile and competent to make their own way back to the coach pick-up point.

 

Please see the current newsletter for upcoming events - booking slips are available in the  newsletter or from the LCA office. The visit coordinators occasionally hold a reserve list when the trips become oversubscribed, in case of cancellation. Further information can be obtained from the LCA office. 

 

LCA Scrabble Club

Calling all scrabble players...come along and join us for a game or two on the second and fourth Friday of each month in Room G3 from 14.15 - 16.30.

 

There is a £1.00 admission fee for LCA members or £2.00 for non-members who are  welcome. Admission price includes tea and biscuits.

 

LCA Tea and Talks

Held on a Friday afternoon, usually once a month, the talk starts at 14.00 in the Abraham Dixon Hall (upstairs, accessible by lift) and is followed by tea and cakes.

 

Recent talks have featured guest speakers including:

  • Julian Pooley of Surrey History Centre, presenting 'Who do you think they were?'
  • Joanna Bogle, writer and broadcaster talking about Caroline Chisholm
  • Jeremy Early, conservationist and wildlife photographer talking about Garden Wildlife

LCA members and non-members are both welcome, so do bring along your friends. There is a charge of £1.00 per person.

 

LCA Walks

A comprehensive walks programme is organised to enable people with a love of the outside to embrace their passion. Walks are graded into 'Short Walks', 'Long Walks' and 'Strolls'. Regular bi-monthly Wednesday parkland, riverside and countryside walks are designed to be gentle; at a modest pace, with few stiles and easy gradients. The morning 3-4 mile (Short) walks, last about two hours and alternate with 4-6 mile (Long) walks. The latter incorporate a lunch or picnic break, and there are usually stops for snacks after the short walks too. A series of gentle one hour strolls, less than 2 miles will be introduced in spring 2014.

Short Walks - usually are on the first Wednesday of the month and start at 10.30.

Long Walks - usually on the second Wednesday of the month and start at 10.30.

Strolls - usually on the third Wednesday of the month and start at 10.30.

Lifts are available by telephoning the walk leader in advance - details in current newsletter.