South and East Essex 2018/2019 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 £68.00 – there are no other expenses to pay, and this fee entitles attendance at 12 Saturday meetings and 11 Wednesday meetings.

Visitor fees are £6 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 £3.00.

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.

Sept 8th                Branch AGM and Branch Competition
Oct 13th                SHOW and TELL  :  Members Bring & Share Work
Nov 10th               Change Branch Workshop – Reverse Applique
Dec 8th                 Christmas Celebration (bring your sewing kit)
Jan 12th                SUZANNE BARR  :  Discovering Old Buttons – Part 2
Feb 9th                 LYNN LYNNE  : Beachcombing Branch Workshop
Mar 9th                JO BUND : Celebrate with Stitch and Collage Branch Workshop
Apr 13th               JANETTE BRIGHT : Textile & Tokens of the Foundling Hospital
May 11th              FLEUR OAKES  :  Contemporary Stumpwork
June 8th                      TO BE ADVISED
July 13th               JO MABBUTT :  Gilding the Lace
Aug 10th                        SHARE A SKILL  :  Colour
Sept 14th               Branch AGM & Competition Transferring/Transforming

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

26th Sept
31st  Oct
28th Nov
Dec No Meeting
30th Jan
27th  Feb
27th Mar
24th Apr
29th May
26th June
31st July
28th 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 EG18-19Programme