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Events Bulletin from 26 June 2017
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
This is a list of headline and extended period events that are worth an early mention.
Headline Headline / Extended Period
Historical Smithfield – professionally guided walk
Sun 9 Jul 2017
Book By: 01/Jul/2017
Robin Hood’s Bay
Sun 6 Aug 2017 to Sun 13 Aug 2017
A Beach Holiday on the Costa Brava
Wed 30 Aug 2017 to Wed 6 Sep 2017
Nelson Way Year 4 (Suffolk & Essex)
Sat 16 Sep 2017 to Sun 24 Sep 2017
Long Weekend in Riga Headline
Fri 6 Oct 2017 to Mon 9 Oct 2017
Book By: The sooner the better
January 2018 Bournemouth Weekend
Fri 19 Jan 2018 to Mon 22 Jan 2018

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35 events found for: All members

Events for July 2017
Fri 7 Jul
START OF AIVC CONFERENCE WEEKEND
14:00 to 23:00

Today is the first day of the aIVC conference weekend. For our hosts London IVC this year marks the 70th anniversary of the incorporation of London Intervarsity Club, the founding club in the family of IVC clubs.  So do help come and celebrate this historic event.

You don’t need to be one of your club’s delegates to come on the Conference Weekend. It’s an opportunity to have a good-value summer weekend in London in the company of other club members from across the country.

Enjoy a few days in the capital with 2 nights’ accommodation at a great location with a full breakfast each morning and a 3-course dinner on Saturday night preceded by a prosecco reception and followed by a disco. All from only £151 per person. (£141 for delegates). If you want to stay 1 night only then the price is just £99 (£89 for delegates). These prices are for a single room sharing a bathroom with one other delegate/guest or sharing a twin en-suite room.

The AGM, split over 2 sessions on Saturday p.m. and Sunday a.m. is the raison d’etre of Conference but as always, an extensive programme of other activities is planned. See below and Saturday’s and Sunday’s entries for outline details, the highlight being the Dinner and Social on Saturday night.

If you are not one of your club’s delegates but would like to sit in on the AGM sessions you may do so for £17.50 which gets you a sandwich lunch on Saturday and tea/coffee & biscuits at the refreshment breaks each day.

Your booking needs to come through your club’s AIVC Liaison Officer (or whichever committee member is handling this in your club).

You need to be a paid up member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to attend this event. This event is organised by London IVC, if you are interested in joining LIVC click here  
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Cost:     tba Shared By:    tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)
Fri 7 Jul
AIVC'S GOT TALENT
19:00 to 23:00
Open Mic style event  
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Cost:     £0
Fri 7 Jul
EAT TOGETHER AT THE REAL GREEK
19:00 to 23:00

This restaurant, part of a small chain, is on the riverfront only a short walk from our Conference accomodation and is the earlier of our dining options tonight.

There's a friendly, lively atmosphere and, on Fridays, live Greek music. The menu offers many cold and hot mezze dishes with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The wine list includes mainly Greek wines.

Choose a selection of meze dishes. Follow the link to their website for details.

Given the area, we'll have to book to get a group in here on a Friday night. Booking arrangements will be added nearer the date.

(For anyone arriving at a time that doesn't match either of the arranged restaurant visits there's a Leon and a Waganama almost on the doorstep of Bankside House and many other options nearby.

You need to be a member of one of the many IVCs around the country to attend this event. This event is being organised by London IVC if you are interested in joining london IVC click here

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Sat 8 Jul
2ND DAY OF AIVC CONFERENCE WEEKEND
10:00 to 23:00

2nd day of aIVC conference.

You need to be a member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to attend.

These events are being organised by London IVC. If you are interested in joining London IVC click here

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Sat 8 Jul
SATURDAY AGM DINNER & SOCIAL
19:00 to 23:00

Post aIVC agm & LIVC 70th anniversary dinner and social.

You need to be a member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to attend this event.

This event is organised by London IVC

If you are interested in joining LIVC click here

The ballroom of this beautiful grade II listed building is the venue for the post AGM Dinner & Social.

Arrive at 7 pm for a prosecco reception. We should be sitting down to dinner (3 courses and coffee, buffet service) about 7.45 pm. We will have some professional entertainment during the evening and after dinner and speeches the disco will start and continue until 11 pm. There will be a bar open until late and given the location it should be easy to find transport home afterwards.

A cash bar will be in operation in the ballroom.

Dress code: Ladies, a chance to get out your posh frocks (perhaps with a 1940s or platinum theme) and gentlemen, jacket and tie please (dinner suits optional).

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Cost:     from £47
Sun 9 Jul
3RD DAY OF AIVC CONFERENCE WEEKEND
09:30 to 23:00

3rd day of aIVC conference weekend.

You need to be a member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to attend.

These events are being organised by London IVC

If you are interested in joining London IVC click here

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Shared By:    tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)
Sun 9 Jul
HISTORICAL SMITHFIELD – PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED WALK
14:30 to 15:30
Historical Smithfield – Butchers, Executions and Sherlock Holmes

A professionaly guided walk exploring one of the most historic areas of the City - Smithfield

From its origins as the place of the “Smooth Field” – we will hear the stories of Invading Romans, Jousting Knights, Revolting Peasants and Bloody Butchers

We will discover the history of Newgate Prison and the Old Bailey as well as visiting one of the most notorious execution sites in the City and the story of one of the most famous traitors of all times - William Wallace

We will discover some of the best preserved churches that survived the Great Fire of London – and the famous people associated with them such as Pocahontas, Henry Wood and…..Hugh Grant! 

But it’s not all blood and death. We will hear the tale of the King’s Fool who opened a hospital and explore the wrong-doings at the Cloth Fair and find out about a very naughty poet. 

As well as the place where Sherlock Holmes fell to his death – or did he?

You need to be a member of one of the many IVC clubs around the country to join this event.

This event is organised by London IVC. If you are interested in joining London IVC click here

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Cost:     £8 to £12
Book By:     01/Jul/2017 Shared By:    tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& Active Hampshire, London IVC, Surrey Social (Formerly West Surrey IVC))

Events for August 2017
Sun 6 Aug to Sun 13 Aug
ROBIN HOOD’S BAY

Leisure Holiday / Field Centre Accommodation - A Birmingham IVC Event

 

We came here in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 had such a good time, so we have to go back!

 

Only 1 week this time because Hilary and I want to go somewhere else in Aug 2017.

 

Robin Hood’s Bay, with its narrow streets and quaint cottages and houses, is one of the most picturesque and far-famed villages on the English coastline. The old village nestles in a narrow ravine at the edge of a wide sweeping bay, which is bounded on the north by Bay Ness and on the south by the lofty cliffs of Ravenscar.

For more details about Robin Hood’s Bay go to www.robin-hoods-bay.co.uk or www.bayfair.co.uk and follow the links.

 

We are taking over the “Old School House” which has really good accommodation similar to a Youth Hotel. www.old-school-house.co.uk

Things to do!

Walking - Robin Hoods Bay is at the end of the famous Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk.

Cycling - The Whitby to Scarborough cycle route follows the old railway passing through RHB. Cycle hire is available nearby. go to: www.trailways.info

Whitby - is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th century Whitby Abbey. This traditional maritime town, with its old cobbled streets,

Scarborough - Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, is like taking a step back in time.

Plus loads more close by.

Members and clubs have now got a choice for the 7 nights stay!

Their are 9 rooms!               6 rooms with 4 beds and 3 rooms with 6 beds

Cost

Individually place £70 per person

Book a 4 bedded room £200 per room.

Book a 6 bedded room £300 per room

 

This will allow individuals, groups, couples and clubs to book accommodation that suits them.

 

A deposit of £20 secures your place.

 

Contact: Peter Howe   07944 880722 towerpete@aol.com

 

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Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Shared By:    tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& All AIVC Groups)
Wed 30 Aug to Wed 6 Sep
A BEACH HOLIDAY ON THE COSTA BRAVA

This is an IVC National Event. You must be a full (paid up) member of IVC to attend. If you are not a member do not contact the organisers. Speak with your nearest branch of IVC. Your nearest club is to be found at http://www.ivc.org.UK.

Join Merseyside IVC for a week in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava. It is mainly a sun and sand holiday but the Roman and medieval city of Girona and Catalonia's capital, Barcelona, are within easy reach.

image: ©2009 Xavigivax

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. One of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava, it is 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Girona and 75 kilometres (47 miles) northeast of Barcelona. With a population of 39,363 in 2009, it is the second largest town in the Selva comarca of Catalonia.

Lloret de Mar attracts summer visitors on package tours. Its main beach (length: 1,630 m; width: 45 m; small, gravel-like stones) is one of the most popular Costa Brava beaches and is consistently awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness.

image: © copied from the Hotel Samba website

We are staying at the three star

Hotel Samba
Francesc Cambó, 10
17310 Lloret de Mar
Girona
Spain

image: © copied from the Hotel Samba website

image: © copied from the Hotel Samba website

Participants are to make their own bookings and travel arrangements.

Hotel   http://www.hotelsamba.es/en/hotel-samba-lloret-de-mar

Airports  https://www.skyscanner.net/news/airports/lloret-de-mar-airports/

Bus  Girona, 35 minutes, €10.  Barcelona, 1h 55m, €12.90. 

The organiser, Mike Hulligan, is on the 1855h Liverpool to Girona, hoping to be at the hotel around 2300h. Returning on the 1715h.
He booked his accommodation through TravelRepublic and has taken the 'all inclusive' option. Both Ryanair and TravelRepublic practice discriminatory pricing, so the better deals are to be had by booking now or the day before travel.

image: ©2007 Nuno Miranda 
 
Optional outings and activities are available in resort. Mike is happy to answer any questions about the holiday by telephone or email. The webpage https://www.meetup.com/Merseyside-Intervarsity-Club/events/236677505/ is to be used to co-ordinate the event and announcements will be made there.

Note. Mike is also inviting members of another group not associated with the Intervarsity Club. 

image: ©2012 José Luis Filpo Cabana

For the organisers contact details and other confidential information, please, ask a committee member.

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Events for September 2017
Sat 16 Sep to Sun 24 Sep
NELSON WAY YEAR 4 (SUFFOLK & ESSEX)
Another week walking sections of this long distance path. This time 2 days on The Suffolk Coast Path towards Felixstowe & then 6 days commencing The Essex Way from Harwich. Distances moderate (normaly less than 10 miles per day - about 4 -5 hours walking)with flat terrain along coast, rivers & countryside.  
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Shared By:    tickets London IVC (& Association of IVCs (AIVC))
Sat 30 Sep
REGIONAL GATHERING
10:30 to 18:00

Regional Gathering hosted by Gloucester IVC. An opportunity to get to know members of other IVCs in your area as well as some of the members of the new aIVC committee. 

It is also an opportunity to discuss issues that affect your club and to brainstorm solutions.

You need to be a member of one of the many IVCs around the country.

This event is organised by Gloucester IVC. If you are interested in joining Gloucester IVC click here

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Shared By:    tickets Association of IVCs (AIVC) (& Active Hampshire, Exeter IVC, London IVC, Surrey Social (Formerly West Surrey IVC))

Events for October 2017
Fri 6 Oct to Mon 9 Oct
LONG WEEKEND IN RIGA Headline

Join Ann for a long weekend in Riga, Latvia’s capital, set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava. It's considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls. The city is also known for its wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture and medieval Old Town.

We will fly from Luton and stay in this centrally located hotel.

The cost is In a room for 2  £204   In a room for one  £245. The price includes flights with hand luggage only, accommodation on B&B basis. Nearer the time when we know the final numbers I will arrange a venue for an evening meal on the Friday which will be an additional charge payable at the time.

If you would like to share a room but don't know anybody to share with let me know & I will try and pair you up.

Nearer the time we will all get together over a drink and discuss possible activities.

 

 
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)

Cost:     from £204
Book By:     The sooner the better Shared By:    tickets London IVC (& All AIVC Groups)

Events for January 2018
Fri 19 Jan to Mon 22 Jan
JANUARY 2018 BOURNEMOUTH WEEKEND
For details of this event - please contact the group  
Organiser:     Private to members of Association of IVCs (AIVC)
Shared By:    tickets Halifax & Huddersfield IVC (& Association of IVCs (AIVC))


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