South and East Essex 2016/2017 Programme


Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7AU.

Saturday meetings are held in the the Main Hall at the Balmoral Centre, which is Upstairs. Entrance to the Hall is via the door on the righthandside, as you face the building in the car park.  Please don’t worry if stairs are a problem, there is a Lift in the building.  Ring the intercom by the above entrance, Lift access is via the door at the back of the building, someone will come down to assist.  Wednesday meetings are held in the Boardroom which is on the ground floor, entrance at back of building.

The venue is not far from the A13 London Road, bus routes, train stations and has its own car park to the front of the building.

The annual Membership fee is £62.00 – there are no other expenses to pay, and this fee entitles attendance at 12 Saturday meetings and 11 Wednesday meetings.

Visitor fees are £5 per Saturday and £3 per Wednesday.  Upon production of a valid Membership Card, existing Guild Members may attend as a Visitor at the discounted rate of £2.50.

We have a Branch policy of three visitor meetings before we respectfully ask that you join the Branch.

These are held on the second Saturday, 1.45pm – 4.30pm in Main Hall.

2016 Sept 10th              Branch AGM and Branch Competition
Oct 8th                             ANNIVERSARY WALL HANGING : Practical Workshop
.                                                   Stitching our 40th Celebration Hanging
Nov 12th                           JENNIFER HUGHES  :  Exquisite Embroidery
.                                                   from Across the World
Dec 12th                           Christmas Celebration (bring your sewing kit)

2017 Jan 14h                  BEVERLEY FOLKARD  :  Mount, Hang, Wrap Workshop
Feb 11th                             KAREN PERRY  :  Needle Know How, includes Shop
Mar 11th                            LYNN LYNNE : Embellishments Workshop
Apr 8th                              RACHEL DUFFIELD  :  Dressing Queen Elizabeth
May 13th                           Meeting at the Beecroft Gallery
.                                                     Opening Afternoon of our Branch Exhibition
June 11th                           Meeting at the Beecroft Gallery
.                                                      Closing Afternoon of our Branch Exhibition
July 8th                              AMANDA CLAYTON  :  My Blue Suitcase
Aug 12th                             BRANCH WORKSHOP  :  Marvelous Metallic
Sept 9th                              Branch AGM and Branch Competition

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday. 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Boardroom. Bring along your stitching to share and socialise with others.

28th Sept
26th Oct
30th Nov
Dec No Meeting
25th Jan
29th Mar
26th Apr
31st May  Meeting at the Beecroft Gallery
28th June
26th July
30th Aug

Practical afternoon Workshop Meetings, please bring your usual sewing equipment, ie needles, pins, scissors, thread, notebook. Any specialist requirements for each session will be notified via Branch Notices.

For a downloadable copy of our Programme, please click here. se-essex16-17prog