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
Wed May 18th New members meeting
2pm - 4pm
Glenfield Parish council rooms, Stamford St, Glenfield
Thu May 26th Monthly meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield
Speaker - Michael Cashmore - Mindfulness

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 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
Outings
Wed Jun 29th Tissington Hall Visit and Afternoon Tea

Sir Richard Fitzherbert invites you to Tissington Hall near Ashbourne
On Wednesday June 29th 2016.

The Baronet will take you on a personal tour of his home we then join him for tea and cakes in the library.

The cost is £34 per person (coach fare, entrance and high tea).
The coach will leave Glenfield at 9am and arrive in Tissington at 10.45am.
You will have the opportunity to explore Tissington Village and enjoy a light lunch in Herbert’s Tearoom (or even take a picnic), before meeting Sir Richard.
The coach will leave at 4pm and return to Glenfield by 5.30pm.
Sir Richard only conducts small groups around the hall, please book early, especially as several seats have already been reserved.

Contact Jo Kitchen to secure a place
07775160060
joandjohnkitchen@hotmail.com
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
Fri May 6th 60's Night (Non U3A event)
Dance the night away to 60’s Sound live band.
Kirby Muxloe Village Hall
7.30pm – 11.00pm
Tickets £10 (including supper)
Bar - Free car park
All proceeds to SoundCafe - For the vulnerable and homeless
Registered charity no. 1162987

Tickets from Carol Knill 0116 2919464 or 07709 294872
Sat May 14th “A Spring Tonic” an evening of songs by the Glenfield Ladies Co-operative Choir.
7.30pm at St. Peters Church, Glenfield, LE3 8DP

Cost £7.50 includes Fruit Punch and Biscuits, Proceeds in aid of Church Car Park.

Tickets : Mrs L Hilton 0116 2871900
Sat May 14th Chantry Choir Concert
7.30pm - Ratby Methodist church
Music for everyone.
In support of Lawrence House, Hinckley
(A home for disadvantaged and homeless young people)
£7
Tel: 0116 2874042
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
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.
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
Challenging Walks
Fri May 20th The next walk will take place on Friday may 20th and is about 10 miles from Branston Water Park to Hoar Cross starting a 10.30 am from Branston.
Computers-Tablets-Smart Phones
Mon May 9th 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
Mon May 23rd 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Glenfield Library
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 May 19th What is the role of taxation?
Venue - tba
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 May 11th 10.30am - Phoenix Cinema
See Film group page for details
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 May 4th Sulby Gardens, Sulby, Northants NN6 6EZ.
11am
Wed Jun 1st Goadby Marwood Hall, LE14 4LN.
11am
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 May 4th Oadby Botanical Gardens.
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 May 6th Excavations at Castle Hill Country Park Stefan Cabaniuk
10.15am Park House, Stamford St, Glenfield
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
Sun May 15th Oadby Botanical Gardens, arranged by Elke Rohn, these gardens are part of the Leicester University, please contact Elke Rohn if you would like to go, and if there is 10 or more a guided tour can be arranged at £4-00.
Contact Elke on - elke.rohn2014@gmail.com
Fri May 20th A guided tour of Newark on Trent to be lead by Jeff Madder.
The Civil War Museum that will be part of the visit.
Contact jeffmadder@gmail.com
Sun May 22nd Sue Blaxland has arranged a visit to Kirby Hall for us, an English Heritage property that is partly ruined, but is one of the finest Elizabethan / 17th century houses in the country.
Cost of entry plus a guided tour for 10 or more will be £8-60.

Please contact Sue for more details or to let her know you want to go - sue.blaxland@gmail.com
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
Natural History
Wed May 4th Launde Big Wood
Tue May 17th Cloud Wood
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 1
Mon May 23rd Meet 9.45am - Groby Pool.
(Details to follow)
Writers
Fri May 13th Next meeting will be 2pm at Glenfield Library. Please bring any work you want to share. We will include a short exercise based upon a piece of music.

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