An Entire Social World Awaits!
AWS International Group offers a variety of Activity Groups to fill your social calendar with outings, adventures, classes, and trips so you can easily meet new people and create a whole new support system.
Don't see something you want to do? Contact the activities team to set it up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Galleries in London
Join AWS members for a fabulously fun, artistic and educational experience with everyone's favourite Art Historian, Millie Knight. We meet at 11:00am on 12 different Mondays throughout the year between October and March as we follow Millie through an enthralling and mesmerising adventure into the world of Art History.
Millie is a graduate of the prestigious Courtauld Institute and has been leading lectures with `was for the past 8 years. She trained as an Art Historian and now works as a lecturer at the Courtauld Gallery and Kingston University. She has extensive experience and knowledge of artworks at the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, V&A, Tate and more. She will be introducing new audiences from around the world to what London’s art galleries have to offer, while providing behind the scene insights and picking out some of her favourite lesser known works. This is Millie’s 8th lecture series with AWS.
All Thumbs Crafts
Do you have a hidden craft skill? Are you a crafting novice? Would you love to craft but don't know where to start? This is the group for you! We plan workshops to teach a new skill to our members, even those who think they are all thumbs.
Most projects will be completed in one sitting and will give you the skills to start a new hobby. Check the calendar for these events and as space will be limited in some classes be sure to sign up early!
A Book with a View
Love to snuggle up with a good book? This is a fun and light-hearted group that share a love of reading. Each month we will focus on a different author, be it modern or classic, British or International.
Lots of thought-provoking questions to bring out the best of the story and how everyone perceives the author's message. Valentina will select meeting spots (so please check regularly for calendar updates!).
The meetings will be exciting and fun, sharing our views or simply listening to others, being together, sharing a laugh, and of course making new friends!
Best of Britain
England holds a wealth of beauty, history and new experiences to be had. Join us for day trips to enjoy shopping, gardens, lunches and uniquely English opportunities, all while acquiring a bit of knowledge of English history! Maybe you love a hidden garden? Maybe you've always wanted to try beachcombing on the English Coast?
This group will visit both Rural and Urban locations so it's sure to appeal to whatever you fancy. Check the calendar for updates and locations.
Who doesn't love a day trip into London? Each month we will travel into London to destinations sure to intrigue and delight! Special events, museums, shopping, lunches in unique spots, tours, marketplaces, adventures and more.
Whether you've been here forever or are brand new, we will have something for everyone. Spaces may be limited for some of these events, so please check the activities calendar often and sign up early.
Please come join Katie on these beautiful walks through the English Countryside. Katie will lead us on new hikes, as well as old favorites. We will explore Dorking, Guildford, Cobham and beyond. Be ready to take some pictures of the breathtaking views you are sure to encounter. Hikes last around 2 hours and end around noon. All experience levels are welcome, and we hike in any weather so you may want to invest in some good hiking and "waterproofs" (they will serve you well during your time in England). We often stop for coffee or even lunch after the hike for those that want to join. Prepare to be dazzled by these beautiful locations.
Come and join Lisa and Melissa for a fun & fabulous morning with a group of AWS friends who range from beginner to seasoned golfer. We are a friendly and non-competitive group that meets every other Wednesday to play 9 holes on a local public course or at Silvermere driving range.
Feel free to stick around for lunch afterwards. This activity does not require a weekly commitment and you can show up whenever you have the time.
Let's Go Concierge Travel!
Join Deborah Hickey on one of the legendary weekend trips she plans exclusively for AWS Members. As a professional travel agent, Deb plans absolutely everything. All you need to do is tell her you’re coming, make the payment, then show up with your bag packed. Your airline tickets, travel coaches, exceptional and funny guides, hotels, and meals will all be perfectly organized for you. You can expect retail therapy, great food, incredible cities, amazing history, and lots of laughs on these incredibly relaxing trips.
Have you always wanted to give knitting a try but didn't have anyone to teach you? Maybe you learned as a child but can't remember how to get started again. Or perhaps, you know your way around a knit and a purl but are ready to kick your skills up a notch and tackle a sweater! If so, then Jo from Grace and Cable, is the instructor you've been waiting for all your life.
Jo brings an abundance of skill, patience and a teaching style that will have you knitting more than you thought you were capable of before you know it! All skill levels are welcome to this relaxing activity group.
Pub Club Lunch
Who doesn't like going to to lunch and meeting new friends? Join with Lee and Shelley as they explore Surrey's fabulous pubs.
There are so many pubs around Surrey to explore, so come and join us for a fun lunch out once a month. Whether you want to meet new people or catch up with old friends, Pub Club is for you!