Chepstow

Monthly Meetings

These take place in the Drill Hall in Lower Church Street Chepstow on the first Tuesday of every month except August. We start promptly at 2:00 pm so please aim to be in your seats well in advance of this time.

The Meetings
Start with a short, 10 minute maximum, business session for U3A announcements followed by a speaker on a wide variety of subjects, some serious, and some not so serious. At our Summer and Christmas parties we will be entertained by one or more of our groups such as Drama, Choir, Ukulele, or Recorders. Meetings are always followed by refreshments served by one of our Activity Groups where you can chat and socialise with friends old and new.

You can also pay your membership subscriptions, get information about and pay for various trips organised by some of the Groups such as Theatre, Art Appreciation and Away Days, or peruse the paperbacks stall.

Everyone is welcome to come along especially potential new members. If you are not a Chepstow U3A member you will be introduced to someone who will tell you more about our U3A and answer any questions you may have.

Accessibility
The Drill Hall is all on one level, it has a wheelchair ramp from the car park and there are disabled toilets. There is a hearing loop installed.

How to Get to the Drill Hall
The Drill Hall is situated in Lower Church Street, with NP16 5HJ the nearest Post Code for Sat. Nav. users. It is on a one way system so be careful not to miss the entrance to the car park or you will have to go round again! If you click on Drill Hall you will get a map which may be useful in conjunction with the guidance notes below.

Coming from Chepstow Town Centre, go through the Town Arch going downhill and carry straight on eventually into the one way system. Carry on past the Castle on your left and the Museum on your right to a set of traffic lights which go over the old Wye Bridge (you could come in this way from Gloucestershire). Don't go through the lights but bear right at this point. Carry on for a further 200 metres or so and bear right again. After further 20 metres or so you turn right into the entrance to the Drill Hall car park.

There is a Pay-And-Display car park next to the Drill Hall. There is another Pay-And-Display car park below the castle, which is just a short walk away.

Tea Rota
Groups are asked to take it in turns to organise the refreshments after the meeting as shown below. If you are unfamiliar with the Drill Hall kitchen, click on Tea Rota Guidelines. If you have any queries please contact the Secretary.

October 2017Cycling
November 2017The Choir
December 2017tba
Dates for your Diary
Tue Nov 7th Our Speaker is Don Balkwill who will tell us about Forgotten Gadgets

Don has been collecting gadgets and oddities for many years and it’s never ceased to amaze him the amount of unidentified objects there are still out there. He has spent the last few years just looking for items that are not readily recognisable and then attempting to establish what they are and where they are from.

His talk will be very interactive and there is usually lots of laughter so nobody ever falls asleep! He will bring along twenty or so unusual objects.
and our members will be split into small teams to try to guess the age and origin of the objects.

Well it sounds as though it's going to be a bit different from our usual speaker!

Click on his web site: www.forgottengadgets.com for a bit more information
Tue Dec 5th Christmas Party
You will be entertained by two of our own Activity Groups:
our Drama Group will perform a two short Pantomimes: Aladdin and his Wonderful Limp and Politically Correct Snow White.
This will be followed by our Creative Writing Group who will be reading some festive stories.

We are planning a totally different format but as we are still in the planning stage we can't divulge any details just yet!
Tue Jan 2nd Our speaker is Bob Lock one of our own members.
Details coming soon
Tue Feb 6th Our speaker is Cheis Bigg who will tell us about
Concorde – the history of the project since 1962
Tue Mar 6th Chepstow U3A AGM

We guarantee that this is going to be different from any other Chepstow U3A AGM!
Tue Apr 3rd Chepstow U3A Creative Writing Group
Provisional
Tue Jun 5th Chepstow U3A Philosophy Groups
Provisional