Author Topic: UK July 8-10, 3 day party social event for Trad Catholics 18-26 years old, KENT.  (Read 1266 times)

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From July 8th to 10th 2022, I have booked a Christian retreat centre in Kent countryside with a capacity to accomodate 30 people.

I am organising a party weekend, social gathering for single Traditional Catholics aged 18 to 26.  Fully catered, 3 meals a day, beer and wine and soft drinks included.

Friday 8th July arrive 4pm to 6pm.  Sports, games, quiz, karaoke, card games.  Lights out at midnight.  Shared dormitory accomodation with comfortable beds.

Saturday 9th July.  8am full English breakfast, followed by 10 mile ramble in Kent countryside.  Games in afternoon.  I may hire a mechanical rodeo bull or something like that.  Party in the evening with party games, dancing, maybe a talent contest or something where people with talents like playing an instrument or magic tricks can shine for 10 minutes.  Lights out 2am, (perhaps 3am if it is going well).  Sing song around the piano of folk and popular songs if I can find a piano player.

Sunday, 10th July visiting Trad priest will say Latin Mass at 12 noon.  Then a huge Sunday roast.  Topside Beef, Leg of lamb, pork loin, 6 varieties of vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, gravy, beer, wine.

Then shuttle bus back to station, if you have come by train.

Cost is going to be approximately 100 pounds per person for 3 days including all meals, beer, wine, snack, meals, entertainment.  The food will be very good quality.  I will be buying from a restaurant supplier.

If you know any interested British Trads tell them to mark this date in their diary and watch out on social media for how to sign up.  It will be first come first served basis and I think it will sell out fast.  The retreat centre is booked and paid for so this will happen.

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Christian retreat centre in Kent countryside

You could get Bishop Williamson to come say Mass. He might be up for something fun like this.
 
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Pay the air fare for Melkor and Tennessee to come.  All the girls will flock to the event.

Joking aside, are Americans that are not vaxx'd allowed into the UK without doing some sort of quarantine B.S.?
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Dang, sounds like an amazing time! I wonder if I can get the word out to some of the single lads I know back in Alberta. Ship 'em over to find a lovely trad lass to wife.  ;)
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The British accent is deadly.  Works for both the Brit lads and lasses.  Unfair.  Completely unfair.
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"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."

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I got funding from a charity today, so that gives me some more budget to play with.  What else, apart from a mechanical rodeo bull, is worth the spend?

Also, dancing is going to be a pretty mixed bag of music across several genres. Have massive hall, so ballroom type dancing easily possible.  Any music suggestions?  I have 70s and 80s disco sorted as looking for country, square dance numbers that are catchy and work well.

Party games that will work for 30 people?  That is a big crowd to control and not all games will work with a group that size.  Suggestions for games that work well for big groups.

I found a pianist already, so have a piano sing song session planned with cocktails.  Will do some Flanders and Swann numbers, and Noel Coward's Nina from Argentina and Mad Dogs and Englishmen.  Piano knees up is always great fun.


 
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Will you be singing?
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It depends on how the party is going.  It is for the guests to have fun not me.  Some guy as old as their Dad singing might add to the fun, or be an embarrassing cringe moment.  So I will be controlling from behind the scenes.  But if a song from me is needed to get the party started then I'll sing one.

Group dynamics are fissile.  30 people in a new location for 50 hours can work and be very social and a great experience or can break into cliques where people socialise with those they already know, which is why I am putting thought into the right games and events for a large group some of whom are strangers to each other.  Some of whom have known each other from childhood.
 
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I'll volunteer to be a chaperone!   :)

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whats your nearest and easiest airport for this location? Are ferries an option?
 
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Ferries not an option really. Kent is wrong side of UK.

London Gatwick Airport is close by just 14 miles by road.  Taxi probably 25 to 30 pounds.  Train is under 10 quid and direct, not via London.

https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/gatwick-airport-to-edenbridge
 
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I'll volunteer to be a chaperone!   :)

You're close enough. Do it!
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Ferries not an option really. Kent is wrong side of UK.

London Gatwick Airport is close by just 14 miles by road.  Taxi probably 25 to 30 pounds.  Train is under 10 quid and direct, not via London.

https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/gatwick-airport-to-edenbridge

Fantastic.
My son would like it depending on what summer job he gets though and those flights would be cheap.

 

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I'm going to post a notice of the event in the single's forum for future reference.
"But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn 3:18)."

"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."

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