Glenfield

Events

There is a monthly general meeting of the U3A at 2.00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month; guest speakers have been booked up until November 2016.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the monthly meetings and lack of space available at the Church centre - we are trialling the following by introducing a Groups only membership in 2016 which means those members will not be able to come to listen to the speaker but are welcome from 2.50pm to get the news updates, sales, event tickets, refreshments and 'mingle' with other members.

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm

'Preloved' books and jigsaws on sale for 50p and Jackie & Roy will be selling greetings cards & wrapping paper.
At Jackie & Roy's request all proceeds to be used for the good of the Glenfield U3A.

Committee members will always be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ and answer any queries.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Jun 23rd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Alan Tyler - Stoneywell & the National Trust

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Jul 28th Monthly meeting - 2pm
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO THE MEMORIAL HALL
Speaker - Mal Trott - A puppeteer

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Aug 25th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Andy Smith - Life in the Music

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Sep 22nd Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Delia Bennett - Reflections on Rhyme

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Oct 27th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Rosie Woodland - Joyce Grenville
Thu Nov 24th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Kath Chalk - History of Storytelling

Doors open 1.45pm
Admission for full members by badge only.
Speaker 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Groups membership + visitor entry 2.50pm onwards
notices + announcements 3.00pm.

Refreshments and mingling 3.15pm notice boards + various sales in side rooms.

Meetings close by 4.00pm
Thu Dec 15th Christmas Extravaganza - details tba
PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD THURSDAY
St Peter's Church Centre, 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Outings
Wed Jun 29th Tissington Hall Visit and Afternoon Tea

There has been insufficient uptake for this visit to go ahead in its present form, so we are offering a revised programme.
For those of you who have not been to Tissington, it is a charming village.
There is a village trail taking in the wells used for the famous well dressings, a tea room serving snacks and light lunches, an Aladdin’s cave of crafts, an old fashioned sweetie shop and a traditional butcher.
Ashbourne and Dove Dale are both nearby.

Tissington Hall has been owned by the FitzHerbert family for 500 years, and Sir Richard will give us a guided tour starting at 2.00 pm lasting about an hour and a half followed by tea and cakes in the library.
The charge is £18 pp.
The revised arrangements involve car sharing, which many of you already do.
We recommend passengers making a contribution to the driver based upon 40p per mile shared by the number of people in the car.

We need a minimum of 25 for the guided tour to go ahead, and so far have three offers of drivers.
Unfortunately it is short notice as we have a cut-off date for this Thursday, 26th.
If you are able to come on Thursday, you will be able to sign up then (and pay!) either as a driver or a passenger.
One benefit of car sharing is that the more intrepid of you can arrange to take in extra sights.

People who have paid for the original coach trip will be refunded as will you all if we don’t reach the required number.
If you are not able to come to the monthly meeting, but would like to go to Tissington, contact me on gail.nunn@zen.co.uk (preferred) or 0116 2314895.
Study Days
Sat Jun 11th The Leicestershire branch of the Richard III Society are holding a Study Day at the Guildhall in Leicester on June 11th 2016. The theme of the day is ‘Life and Death in Richard III’s Leicester’.
See the flyer for more information.

Sally Henshaw – Branch Secretary
Social Events
Sun Jul 10th Quiz Night
7.30pm at Ratby Sports Club
Desford Lane
Ratby
LE6 0LE

Tickets - £5 per person

Includes light refreshments
++ Audio rounds ++
Raffle prizes - Bar available

First prize £36 : Second prize £24

Maximum number per team = 6
Don’t have team members? Teams made up on the night.

Contact:- Gill Tapping (gilltapping@aol.com) or Jo Kitchen (joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com)
Wed Jul 13th Canal Boat Trip

Contact - Viv & Stuart Galloway
Wed Aug 3rd
→Sat Aug 20th
The National GILBERT & SULLIVAN Opera Company
THE MIKADO
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
THE SORCERER

See linked download
Sun Aug 7th Treasure Hunt - Thornton village.
There will be a walking treasure hunt around the village followed by a buffet at the Thornton club.
Maximum numbers per team = 6
£5 per person.

Further details to follow once the club have confirmed availability on that date.
Sat Sep 17th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Sun Sep 18th Melbourne Festival - 10am to 6pm

This festival is not to be missed - a superb day out.
A key event in the East Midlands Cultural Calendar featuring the best creative talent in the Midlands.
Over 70 homes,halls and gardens open to the public displaying works of art, photography, jewellery, crafts, live music and much more.
Refreshments available throughout the town.
Fri Sep 30th Race Night has been arranged for Friday the 30th September 2016.
Venue:- Birstall Golf Club.
Time: - 7pm.

Further details to follow.
Tue Oct 25th The fourth annual celebrity event at Newtown Linford Gardening Club takes place on Tuesday October 25th.
This year our guest speaker will be Fergus Garrett.
Fergus is head gardener at Great Dixter, the garden originally created by Christopher Lloyd.
Christopher was one of the great innovators of his day and name is revered in gardening circles.
He appointed Fergus as his head gardener some years ago and the responsibility for maintaining and developing this famous garden now falls on his shoulders.
Fergus does very few speaking engagements in any one year and we are very proud that he has agreed to come to Newtown Linford this year.

We would like to invite some of your members to come and join us for the evening and hear this splendid speaker.

Tickets will cost £10 and they can be obtained for the secretary at 32 Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HH or by phone on 01530 242452 or by email on 01530242452@talktalk.net.

We anticipate that this event will prove very popular and so we advise a prompt rely from anyone interested.

David Couling
Mon Nov 28th 40th Anniversary Thursford Christmas Show (Non U3A organised event)
Monday 28th November 2016
Cost is £59 per person, includes a 50 seater luxury coach to the show & entrance into the biggest Christmas extravaganza in England.
The tour of the Fantasy land building is optional at £5 each, payable at the door.
For more details please visit their website www.thursford.com
We expect to leave Glenfield at 9.00am to arrive at Thursford around midday, leaving 2 hours to visit the shops and displays, have lunch etc with the show starting at 2pm, returning to Glenfield around 7.30pm.

Please contact U3A member Peter Knill (14 Granary Close, Glenfield LE3 8RY) 0116 2919464
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon Jun 13th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Mon Jun 27th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Mon Jul 11th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Discussion Group
Thu Jun 16th The changing roles of women and men
Venue - tba
Thu Jul 21st Entertainment - is it as good as it used to be? Venue - tba
Film Club
Wed Jun 8th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Jul 13th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Aug 10th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Sep 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Oct 12th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Nov 9th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Wed Dec 14th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
Folk Music Appreciation
Fri Aug 19th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sat Aug 20th Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Sun Aug 21st Moira Furnace Folk Festival
Gardening
Wed Jun 1st Goadby Marwood Hall, LE14 4LN.
11am
The next visit will be on Wednesday, 1st June at 11.00 to Goadby Marwood Hall, LE14 4LN.
Cost £5 plus refreshments.
This was the most popular request at the planning meeting in November and will be just after the garden is open under the NGS scheme so should be at its best.

The information in the Yellow Book states:

Redesigned in 2000 by the owner based on C18th plans.
A chain of 5 lakes, covering 10 acres, and several ironstone walled gardens all interconnected.
Lakeside woodland walk.
Landscaper trained under Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House.
Fri Jun 17th Visit to Susan Pettigrews garden.
Details to follow.
Thu Jun 23rd Gardening group - Plant swap.
7pm
Contact Susan West for further info.
Wed Jul 6th Ridgewold Farm, Wymeswold, LE12 6UN
11am
Thu Aug 4th

Cottesbrooke, NN6 8PF
2pm
** note change of time and day **

Wed Sep 7th Donington-le-Heath
TBA
Wed Oct 5th The Four seasons, a Year in the Flower garden - a talk by speaker Stuart Dixon.
Wed Nov 2nd Planning meeting for 2017.
10am Ratby Sports club.
Wed Dec 7th Christmas lunch
TBA
Gardening group 2
Wed Jun 1st Kelmarsh Hall
Wed Jul 6th Barnsdale
Wed Aug 3rd Melbourne Hall
Wed Sep 7th Canons Ashby
Wed Oct 5th Donnington le Heath
History
Fri Jun 3rd Visit to the Holocaust Centre
Fri Jul 1st Visit to St Mary de Castro Church, Leicester Virginia Wright
Fri Aug 5th No meeting in August
Fri Sep 2nd Visit to Bradgate Park with a guided tour to look at the history of the park.
Fri Oct 7th Leicestershire and Rutland Murders David Bell
10.15am - Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri Nov 4th ‘This old thing?’ (more details nearer the time)
10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Fri Dec 2nd The Charnwood Roots Project Julia Attard
10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
Lazy Days and Sundays
Sat Jun 4th Visit to London

Contact Elke Rohn
Sun Jun 5th Plant Fair and Gardens at Felley Priory, details to follow, Jeff Madder will also be organising this one.

Contact:- jeffmadder@gmail.com
Sun Jun 26th Market Bosworth open gardens 13-00 to 18-00.
Another one to be organised by Jeff Madder, let Jeff know if you want to go, other arrangements for the day will be posted nearer the time.

Contact:- jeffmadder@gmail.com
Sun Jul 17th A garden party hosted by Jeff at his house, everyone to take food to share.

Contact:- jeffmadder@gmail.com
Luncheon
Tue Jun 14th Meet at The Railway Inn, Glenfield.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Wed Jun 15th Meet at The Greyhound Inn Botcheston.
(Under new management)
Natural History
Fri Jun 3rd Ketton Quarry
Mon Jun 20th Lyndon Reserve (Rutland Water)
Wed Jul 6th Browns Hill Quarry
Thu Jul 21st Lea Meadows
Fri Aug 12th Diamond Jubilee Wood, Normanton
Tue Aug 23rd Charnwood Lodge
Mon Sep 19th Cossington Meadows
Thu Oct 20th Calke Park
Tue Nov 15th Watermead North
Mon Dec 12th Swithland Reservoir
Theatre & Cultural Outings
Sun Jun 26th Sun 26 June 2016 - Access to park 3.30pm - performance 5.00 pm
Bradgate Park
Suitable for all ages

OPEN AIR THEATRE with Chapterhouse Theatre Company In Ruins of Bradgate House Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte’s classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner and presented at some of the most beautiful open-air venues across the UK and Ireland. Can Catherine and Heathcliff's everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart? Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company with family and friends for an unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. All tickets are non-refundable.

Vehicular access from Hallgates (Cropston) car park, LE7 7HQ, from 3.30pm.

PRICES
Adults £14 Group Price with discount - £12.60

Please contact Jan Parris to book on 07837 713520 or email at janparris@gmail.com
Thu Jul 21st HMS Pinafore
Thurs 21st July 2016 - 7.45 pm - Studio at Curve Theatre

This thrilling all-male version of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular and much loved operas, H.M.S. Pinafore, comes from the award-winning team behind the hugely successful Pirates of Penzance (What’s On Stage Award for Best Off West End Production).
With infectious tunes and beautifully constructed libretto, Gilbert and Sullivan are taken below deck, where the WWII sailors set out to find a distraction from the goings on above board with a production of one of their favourite shows – HMS Pinafore.
Dealing with the age-old conundrum of love between social classes, this fresh, fast and inventive new production is joyful, witty and fun for all the family.

PRICES Adults - £18 Groups of 10 or more £16.00

Please contact Jan Parris to book on 07837 713520 or email at janparris@gmail.com
Tue Aug 16th Midsummer Night's Dream
Tue 16 Aug 2016 - 6:30pm - Ashby de la Zouch Castle Suitable for all ages.

Join us for a Chapterhouse outdoor theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Please bring a picnic blanket or low back chair to watch the performance - and be prepared for the British weather! Enjoy Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre at Ashby de la Zouch Castle.

PRICES
Adults £15
Concession £10 for 60 and Over
Groups of 11 or more - 15% discount

Please contact Jan Parris to book on 07837 713520 or email at janparris@gmail.com
Walking 3
Mon Jun 6th Sence Valley
Meet 9.45am for a walk led by Alan.
Lunch at the Queens Head, Heather.
Writers
Fri Jul 15th 2.00 pm at Glenfield Library.
Please bring contributions and comments. Janet N will be giving us some ideas for magazine writing and entering competitions.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.