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Narrated Opera – 12th October 2018

Don Giovanni

A Narrated Opera (“Narropera”) performance Evening at the Club

at 6:00pm, Friday, 12th October 2018

The Club is pleased to present to you, an evening meal with a very special performance, in 85 minutes, of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Meet at the Club at 6.00pm, to finish at 7:30pm followed by a buffet type meal together in the Dining Room. (Drinks in the Bar optional – probably desirable!).

Opera is not to everyone’s taste. However, a good story is and when well told, a good tale can appeal to all generations. Don Giovanni is just such a story, one of the most popular of all over the past five centuries! The evening’s performance places the story on equal footing with the music. The story is presented as a ‘Tale for Grown­ups’ and enhanced by ten arias, which form a vital part of the story-telling, itself.

“Narropera” is a totally new art-form aiming at clarity, wit and fluency. It is presented by a soprano, a violinist and a pianist (who doubles as narrator). Mozart’s music takes on wings of understanding, which can fascinate the first-timer just as much as the seasoned fan.

This promises to be a very popular and enjoyable evening. Booking early is recommended since we expect a high turnout for this evening.

Call the Club for details and to make a booking or talk to both Lisa and Sharon or Club Member Gordon Sykes.

Further information can be found here;

Don Giovanni Poster Canterbury Haydn

Don Giovanni A5 BW Back

Total inclusive cost per person £25.

Staff Holidays – (1st June to 18th June) – Food provision at the Club

Please note that both Sharon and Lisa are away on holiday after today (1st June) and will not return to the Club, until Monday 18th June.  As a result the kitchen will be limited in its ability to provide food.  

Therefore, the staff are only able to offer, Sandwiches, Panini’s or Baked Potatoes, on order to members.

Please talk to Karen or Poppie for more information.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as is possible.

Keith Aldis

Committee Member

Cell: 07584 663492


The Survey of Club Members was sent out to members via their registered e-mail address on the 15th May.

Over the last few years the Club has had to adapt to changing circumstances to maintain liquidity and operate within the funds available. The Committee has worked hard to reverse the worsening financial trends and has succeeded in not only balancing the books but generating a surplus to address some of the many outstanding, scheduled works needed at the Club.

However, these achievements have come at a price: the of loss of facility and service; the resident Steward; accommodation; opening times; availability of Club facilities. These amongst other benefits, have all fallen to the need to balance the books. The Committee has tried to survey members’ opinions on previous occasions and received a lamentable response.

Without your opinion as to the future of the Club, the Committee cannot move beyond prudence and ensuring financial security.

Please make every effort to contribute to the debate about the future of the Club and help the Committee produce a plan that the majority of members will approve and support.

We hope that this survey will allow the Committee to clearly understand what members want and how it may be delivered. In order to meet the necessary response rate for this questionnaire to be an effective guide, we ask members to respond within two weeks. Your responses will be anonymous and we will only know who has and has not responded, but not the identity attached to each response.

If you have been unable to respond within two weeks, you will be contacted again over the following two weeks. We would like a 100% response on this please.

We hope to provide members with a report on progress in good time before the next Club AGM. Following this first survey, we may ask members to complete an additional survey based on the opinions expressed by members.

If you have any questions, please let me know or leave a message with Lisa who will pass it on to myself or the Committee.

Additionally, if you know of any member who has not received the survey or indeed if you haven’t received it, please make sure they contact me.

Kindest regards,

Keith Aldis
Committee Member

Cell: 07584 663492

Chess Group

Chess Group

There is an active chess playing group that meets on Monday evenings in the bar from 5.30 to about 7.30 and other times by arrangement.

If anyone is interested please come along on a Monday evening or contact Alan Bailey at  (or 01227 765297)

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