South and East Essex 2017/2018 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 £64.00 – 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.

2017 Sept 9th              Branch AGM and Branch Competition
Oct 14th                         GWEN SIMPSON : Connecting Threads
                                           (bring sewing kit and fabrics to cut up)
Nov 11th                         KATRINA PARRIS  :  From Sketch to Stitch
Dec  9th                          Christmas Celebration (bring your sewing kit)

2018 Jan 13h               KIRSTEN YEATES  :  Silk Painting Workshop
Feb 10th                          LIZ TRENOW  :  For the Love of Silk
Mar 10th                         LYNN LYNNE : Take One Scarf Branch Workshop
Apr 14th                          JAYNE and SANDY  :  Chalk and Cheese
May 12th                         JO BUND  :  Altered Books  Threads of Thought Workshop
June 9th                          ANNE KELLY  :  Textile Nature – The Natural World
July 14th                          STRAWBERRY TEA  :  Social Afternoon
Aug 11th                           BRANCH WORKSHOP  :  Stitching Nature
Sept 8th                              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.

27th Sept
25th Oct
29th Nov
Dec No Meeting
31st Jan
28th Feb
28th Mar
25th Apr
30th May
27th June
25th July
29th 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 EG17-18Prog-X.