Diary of General Events for Swindon U3A

Please note that notification of general events of interest and study days, seminars etc often arrive at times that do not coincide with the publishing of Newsletter and What's On Sheet. The online diary and study days pages may therefore contain events that have not yet been published in the printed Newsletter or What's On and may not be published in them if the timing is not suitable or space is limited.

(See individual Group pages for Group programmes. Other diaries available from the Diaries dropdown menu, are Group Diary for a summary of Group visits, Study Days for more information on study days, and Local non-U3A Events for more information on various local events that may be of interest to members.)

Date Time Event Where (click venue for map)
Sat, 1-Sep-18 10:00 - 12:30 Swindon U3A Open Day - Come to the Freshers' Fair and see what Swindon U3A has to offer. Click here for further details. St Joseph's College

Date Time Event Where (click venue for map)
Fri, 8-Dec-17 19:30 - 22:30 Line Dance Social in aid of Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal . Dancers £5, non-dancers £2.50. Raffle prizes welcome. Contact Sheila Turland for further information. Liden Community Centre
Sat, 25-Nov-17 10:00 - 14:00 Group Organisers' Meeting.
Contact Gill McKinnon for further details. Click here to register
St Margaret's Centre
Sat, 14-Oct-17 10:00 - 12:00 New Members Come along and meet other new members and find out how you can get the most out of your U3A Click here to register Lawn Community Centre
Mon, 9-Oct-17 14:15 - 16:00 Swindon U3A AGM and Monthly Meeting. The talk this month is by Amelia Shaw who will tell us about the work of Beanstalk the charity that helps children to read. Ellendune Community Centre
Sat, 23-Sep-17 14:00 - 16:30 Line Dance Social in aid of Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal . Dancers £5, non-dancers £2.50. Donations for raffle gratefully received. For further details contact Sheila Turland. Liden Community Centre
Mon, 11-Sep-17 14:15 "The Story of Roses and Castles - Traditional Canal Painting" A fascinating and illustrated look at canal history from the 19th century to today by Robert Wright. Ellendune Community Centre
Sat, 2-Sep-17 10:00 - 12:30 Swindon U3A Open Day (Freshers' Fair). Come and see what Swindon U3A has to offer. St Joseph's College
Fri, 28-Jul-17 19:30 - 10:30 Charity Line Dance Social. Tickets £5 dancers, £2.50 non-dancers. Prizes for the raffle appreciated. Contact Sheila Turland for further information. Liden Community Centre
Mon, 17-Jul-17
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Mon, 17-Jul-17
09:00 Travel Study Groups C & G invite you to a visit to The Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park. This is a tranquil place to discover rare plants from around the world, arranged in stunning seasonal displays.
Departure points:
9:00 Ashington Way, West Swindon
9:20 Ellendune Centre, Wroughton
9:40 Matalan
A guided tour of the gardens followed by free time for the remainder of the afternoon, leaving at approx. 17:00.
Cost is £24 pp which includes coach, entry, guided tour and driver's gratuity. Refunds are not made after 48 hours prior to departure.
Please contact Bill Mead
The Savill Garden (TW20 0UU)
Tue, 4-Jul-17 08:30 Departure times and pick-up points:
8.30am Ellendune Centre, Wroughton
8.45am Ashington Way, West Swindon
9.00am Downs View Road/Marlborough Road
9.10am Bus Station
Time to enjoy the world-renowned gardens, plant centre,
Restaurant, picnic areas and shop
4.30pm Depart for Swindon
Cost £15pp includes admission (Gardening Group has
Affiliated Membership), coach and driver’s gratuity.
Contact Kathleen Elliott
All members are welcome
RHS Garden, Wisley (GU23 6QB)
Mon, 12-Jun-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'Industrial Archaeology in your Garage, Shed and Attic' - Bill King Ellendune Community Centre
Fri, 26-May-17 19:30 - 22:30 Line Dance Charity Social in aid of Brighter Futures. Tickets £5 (non-dancers £2.50). Contact Sheila Turland for further details. Liden Community Centre
Wed, 24-May-17 10:00 SWINDON U3A CONCERT GOERS GROUP
Invites you to
An afternoon concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall
On wednesday, May 24th at 2.15pm
Programme
Mozart Symphony No 31
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Schumann Symphony No 1
Pick-up points and departure times
Downsview Road 10.00
Bus Station 10.15
Ashington Way 10.30
Cost 38.80
(includes concert ticket, coach travel and drivers gratuity)

To book a place, please send completed reply slip from the Newsletter by March 13th including a cheque payable to Swindon U3A and a stamped self addressed envelope to:
Nina Stimson, 49b Grosvenor Road, Swindon, SN1 4LT
Any queries, please contact :
Nina Stimson- phone 01793 535759 email: ninastimson@btinternet.com or
Berwyn Jones phone 01793 763262 email: bjoneswrde@greenbee.net
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed, 24-May-17 14:15 Concert Goers Event; Mozarts Symphony No 31, Dvoraks Cello Concerto and Schumanns Spring Symphony at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 2.15pm. Cost 38.50 Symphony Hall Birmingham
Mon, 8-May-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'Operation Drake' - Lunda Thompson Ellendune Community Centre
Fri, 28-Apr-17 13:30 - 16:00 Adore Haberdashery will be visiting us for the session They will bring yarns, knitting patters and fabrics plus books to order from They are a relatively new on-line supplier based in Highworth but already have a very good reputation amongst those of us who have had the opportunity to buy from them All U3A members welcome Methodist Church Hall, Highworth
Mon, 24-Apr-17 14:00 Swindon U3A Dance Orchestra with Ken Jell for everyone who likes big band music or dancing. Admission is 4.00 and there will be a raffle. For more information contact George Connell on 01793 740263. Gorse Hill Community Centre
Tue, 11-Apr-17 13:15 - 14:15 Easter Taster Class - Tapa Tapas (Gentlemen only)
Introduction to flamenco dancing, learn basic steps and some choreography to a traditionally male solo dance. Bring a firm brimmed hat if you have one.
To reserve a place contact Lin Craig
Tesco Community Room
Tue, 11-Apr-17 14:30 - 15:30 Easter Taster Class - Wiggle 'n' Giggle (Ladies only)
Introduction to belly dancing, learn basic moves and some choreography to a song by Shakira. Bring a couple of lightweight colourful scarves or a belly dance hip scarf if you have one.
To reserve a place contact Lin Craig
Tesco Community Room
Mon, 10-Apr-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'SS Great Britain from launch to relaunch' - Iain Caskie Ellendune Community Centre
Mon, 27-Mar-17 14:00 Swindon U3A Dance Orchestra with Ken Jell for everyone who likes big band music or dancing. Admission is 4.00 and there will be a raffle. For more information contact George Connell on 01793 740263. Gorse Hill Community Centre
Fri, 24-Mar-17 19:30 - 22:30 Charity Line Dance Social in aid of Brighter Futures. Tickets: Dancers 5, Non-dancers 2.50. Raffle Prizes appreciated. Contact Sheila Turland for further details. Liden Community Centre
Mon, 13-Mar-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'Secrets of the Wiltshire Landscape' - Robert Harvey (Photographer) Ellendune Community Centre
Mon, 27-Feb-17 14:00 Swindon U3A Dance Orchestra with Ken Jell for everyone who likes big band music or dancing. Admission is 4.00 and there will be a raffle. For more information contact George Connell on 01793 740263. Gorse Hill Community Centre
Fri, 24-Feb-17 19:30 - 22:30 Charity Line Dance Social in aid of Brighter Futures. Tickets: Dancers 5, Non-dancers 2.50. Raffle Prizes appreciated. Contact Sheila Turland for further details. Liden Community Centre
Mon, 13-Feb-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' - Alan Fletcher Ellendune Community Centre
Sun, 12-Feb-17 12:00 Concert Goers Event; invitation to Puccinis Madam Butterfly
with the Welsh National Opera at Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Pick ups:
 Downs View Road 12 noon,
 Bus Station 12.15,
 Ashington Way 12.30,
to arrive in time for a picnic or refreshments and/or a walk round the Cardiff Docks area before the Opera at 4pm.
Cost 43.00 including concert ticket, coach fare and drivers gratuity. Book by Fri., 11th Nov.
Contact Nina Stimson.
Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Thu, 9-Feb-17 00:10 Theatregoers Group visit to the Everyman Theatre at
Cheltenham to see The Play That Goes Wrong. All members
welcome. Pick-ups:-
 Asda Orbital 10.15,
 Ashington Way 10.30,
 Bus Station 10.45,
to arrive at Cheltenham before 12 noon for lunch/shopping
before 2pm performance.
Price 33.50 to be paid by 1st Dec 2016. Contact Cherry Warr to reserve tickets.
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Mon, 30-Jan-17 14:00 Swindon U3A Dance Orchestra with Ken Jell for everyone who likes big band music or dancing. Admission is 4.00 and there will be a raffle. For more information contact George Connell on 01793 740263. Gorse Hill Community Centre
Mon, 23-Jan-17
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Mon, 6-Feb-17
An exhibition of the Pastel Groups work will be held at the West Swindon Library on the above
dates. Please support this group by visiting the exhibition.
West Swindon Library
Mon, 9-Jan-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'From Wireless to Radio' - Tim Blackmore Ellendune Community Centre
Mon, 19-Dec-16 14:00 Charity Tea Dance with music from Swindon U3A Dance
Orchestra 2pm at Gorse Hill Community Centre (See September
Newsletter). Contact George Connell.
Gorse Hill Community Centre