Adventures Abroad is a constantly changing mix of women who get together to travel, explore, shop, and above all, have fun.
In addition to General Meetings and Special events, AWBS members can enjoy special interest activities together. Activity groups are formed by members who are interested in pursuing their personal interests and hobbies with other AWBS members. Activity Leaders coordinate weekly or monthly events for their Activity group and post the details (date, times, places, costs, etc.) on our website.
This was Botticelli Babes - now renamed Art History.
The only requirement is a love of books and a commitment to read the book being discussed. There is no charge and no full year commitment. You are welcome to attend whenever you’re available.
Although the southeast is one of the more populous areas of the country, we are just steps away from some of the most stunning scenery in the United Kingdom. Miles of paths criss–cross the landscape, making all areas of this charming country accessible.
The English History Group provides a forum for AWBS members to learn about the rich history and culture of Britain. Each term (autumn and spring) we organise four lectures and a field trip.
There are occasional one-off special events which are priced separately. Payment is by sterling cheque or cash (exact amount appreciated).
Learn to speak French! Are you thinking of travelling to France while you are living in the UK? Do you speak some French and want to improve your skills? Are you a fluent speaker and want to converse with others? Either way, joining an AWBS French class is a great way to improve your language skills, meet new people and have fun. Separate classes are offered to accommodate all skill levels. Typically, classes are held for Beginners and Advanced Beginners (who have had some exposure to French).
Britain has a great tradition of planting, admiring, and supporting gardens in all forms. They span the range from small private backyard plots right through to large independent gardens or historic country estates. Here in the southeast of England, we are blessed with a plethora of choices right on our doorstep or within a short drive of home. Whether you actively garden yourself or just simply enjoy a day out amidst natural beauty, come along with us to appreciate some of the UK’s most stunning gardens.
Ladies Golf Coaching Clinic
Our beginner and improver sessions are aimed at providing a fun and social environment from which to learn the game. You’ll receive expert help on all areas of the game from our PGA Professionals Richard Bishton and Ben Ross, and gradually gain invaluable on-course experience.
Its flower arrangement styles offer limitless possibilities for self-expression. Ikebana is learning about and studying plant material for its individual beauty, and to create an
arrangement that is one of a kind. There are so many possibilities to discover in the creation. You will be guided to look at lines, space, texture, color, shapes and form.
New term details will be posted on the AWBS website and at the General Meeting sign-ups in September. There will be six classes per three month term.
Just a train ride or carpool drive away, outings are typically within the hours of the school day so Moms return in time for school pick-ups. Our group enjoys landmarks, the arts, and walking tours. Many outings include teas or optional lunches. The schedule of outings is listed below. See the links at the bottom of the page for more information.
LOVE LONDON will feature walking tours followed by lunch once a month in different London neighbourhoods. Sometimes the tour will focus solely on a geographic location, other times it will focus on a particular subject matter within London. The common thread is that it will ALWAYS be in London itself.
Have you ever watched people playing Mahjong, and then yearned to join them? Have you ever been battled by the game's rules? Have you ever considered learning to play? If you answered yes to the above questions then join the AWBS Mahjong Group.
Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong uses tiles and is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. It can be easily learned and difficult to master!
We play about every two weeks at the home of one of our members from 10 AM to 12 PM. Coffee and cake are offered.
Sign ups at the November General Meeting.
Members look under the resources section for more details.
From expert to novice, all are welcome.
Are you one of those people who have secret stashes of fabric swatches, wools, embroidery silks or half completed projects languishing in a cupboard somewhere? Are you someone who is working on a project and would enjoy a natter while you work? Are you missing doing something with your fingers but just can't think of what to do? Did you always fancy learning to quilt or tat but never got round to it?
My name is Barbara and I am Italian. I love my Italy and want to share with you the special, secret side of Italy that only an insider could know. I have toured the country to find the perfect activities, places and food... everything that could make you feel at home – your home away from home in Italy. That’s why I have chosen remarkable locations, authentic villages, and cosy 'trattorias' that offer traditional, mouth-watering dishes and fine wine. Our charming accommodations include farmhouses and historic buildings.
Join us in a fun and informal way to meet and get to know other AWBS members while enjoying yummy food and conversation.
Bring a favorite starter, main dish, drink, or dessert.
We are always looking for players to join us for great play, exciting rallies, and lots of laughter. Our 1.5 hour sessions take place on selected Friday mornings at the Surrey County Indoor Tennis Centre located at St. George’s College in near-by Weybridge/Addlestone. We run 1or 2 Intermediate/Advanced courts depending on demand plus a court clinic for Improvers.
Join us for drinks on random Fridays -- check the schedule. All are welcome. No need to pre-book.
Are you one of those people who have said "I don't have an artistic bone in my body" but you'd really like to learn how to draw? Or did you use to enjoy drawing but haven’t done it for a while? Or are you someone who just enjoys drawing and would like to have a dedicated time during the week to work on it in a group setting? This activity is for ALL of you.