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days pages may therefore contain events that have not yet been published in the printed Newsletter or What's On and may not be published in them if the timing is not suitable or space is limited.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 Visits 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 postcode for map)
Thu, 31-May-18 10:15 Theatregoers: ‘Hairspray’ at the Everyman Theatre , Cheltenham. Cost £49. Contact Cherry Warr for further information. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham ( GL50 1HQ)
Tue, 5-Jun-18 16:30 - 23:45 Concert Goers Group: Würth Philharmonic Orchestra presents Strauss II

Overture:
Die Fledermaus; Bruch

Violin Concerto no. 1; Saint
-
Saëns

Introduction and rondo
capriccioso; Shostakovich

Symphony no.10.

Cost £35 (based on 40 people attending) includes ticket, coach and driver’s gratuity. Payment required by 16th April. Contact Nina Stimson.
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Mon, 11-Jun-18 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting - Victorian School with Dinah Starkey and Celia Jennings. The school is a perfectly preserved Victorian School room near Chippenham. Dinah and Celia will bring to life the story of the redoubtable Miss Squire, who ruled there for more than 60 years, and describe the experiences and reactions of the children who visit the school today. Ellendune Community Centre ( SN4 9LW)
Sat, 1-Sep-18 10:00 - 12:30 Swindon U3A Open Day - Come and see what Swindon U3A has to offer. Click here for further details. St Joseph's College ( SN3 3LR)

Date Time Event Where (click postcode for map)
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
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 ( SN3 6HF)
Mon, 12-Jun-17 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting 'Industrial Archaeology in your Garage, Shed and Attic' - Bill King Ellendune Community Centre ( SN4 9LW)
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, 17-Jul-17 to 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)
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 ( SN3 6HF)
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 ( SN3 3LR)
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 ( SN4 9LW)
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 ( SN3 6HF)
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 ( SN4 9LW)
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 ( SN3 1LA)
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 ( SN3 4NB)
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 ( SN3 6HF)
Sat, 10-Mar-18 09:30 - 12:00 New Members - come along and meet other new members and find out how you can get the most out of your U3A
Meeting begins at 10 am, hot drinks served from 9.30 Click here to register
Lawn Community Centre ( SN3 1LA)
Mon, 12-Mar-18 14:15 - 16:00 Talk on “The Queens Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard Ellendune Community Centre ( SN4 9LW)
Mon, 9-Apr-18 14:15 - 16:00 The Life and Songs of George Formby with Mathew Sproston. Listen to the songs and hear about the life of this amazing man. Ellendune Community Centre ( SN4 9LW)
Thu, 12-Apr-18 16:15 Concertgoers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents:

Debussy – Rondes de Printemps
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Berlioz- Symphonie Fantastique

Cost £37. Queries to Nina Stimson.
The Colston Hall, Bristol ( BS1 5AR)
Tue, 1-May-18 11:00 - 12:00 Taster class, Beginners Spanish dancing, Lin Craig Stoweaway Community Centre ( SN1 7AG)
Thu, 10-May-18 10:30 - 12:00 A good day for a walk ably led by Ned around a circular route starting and finishing from the Waterhay car park. We welcomed 3 new walkers today David, Julie and Margaret who really enjoyed the walk, talk and in Margaret's case a coffee afterwards in Cricklade. We discussed why the group was originally set up, our aims and the need for everyone to volunteer to led a walk but the understanding that their was support from the group at all times for those who had not led a walk before.
The walk was most dry with the odd patch of shallow mud which was easily avoided and I managed not to slip this time.
Mon, 14-May-18 14:15 - 16:00 Monthly Meeting - The Work of the CAB and Volunteering
A talk explaining the work that Citizens Advice Swindon carry out, the benefits that they bring to individuals and the community, together with raising interest and awareness to those who may wish to volunteer.
Ellendune Community Centre ( SN4 9LW)