Lichfield

Events

In addition to the group meetings [please see individual group details for meeting times] we hold a monthly speaker meeting at 2pm on the second Wednesday of each month which is open to all members and new members are welcome to attend.

This is also a meeting at which the committee members are available to interact with members and group leaders are able make announcements.

The monthly speaker meetings will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield Please check the website EVENTS as the venue may change.

The venue complies with the DAA but if you require disabled access we need prior notice so that arrangements can be made prior to your arrival. Please contact us with your details via the CONTACT button above.

If you cannot attend our monthly speaker meeting and would like any further information on Lichfield U3A please send us your details via the CONTACT button above.

We would like to make it clear that you can still join our U3A even if you cannot attend the monthly Speaker Meetings but are able to attend individual group meetings.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Oct 6th Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Oct 11th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.
Mick Martin will be speaking on Stories of our British Mammals.
There will also be group displays by Philosophy 1 and Book Groups.
Fri Oct 13th Group Leaders meeting to be held at Mabels, Curborough
Fri Nov 3rd Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Nov 8th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The speaker will be Commander Mike Harris and the topic is DMS Whittington.
Fri Dec 1st Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Dec 13th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

This is our Christmas meeting and there will be entertainment provided by our own Acoustic Guitar and Orchestra groups
Fri Jan 5th Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Jan 10th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The speaker will be Ashley Grove and the topic is Wildlife in the Gambia.
Fri Feb 2nd Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Feb 7th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The speaker will be Chris Edwards and the topic is The Heritage of Garden Birds.
Fri Mar 2nd Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Mar 7th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The speaker will be Neil Weyham and the topic is Clean Caught and Bowled.
Fri Apr 6th Committee Meeting 10am Community Fire Station
Wed Apr 11th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

U3A Showcase.
Wed May 9th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

The speakers will be Graham and Judy White and the topic is Open Gardens-NGS.
Wed Jun 13th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

Members talks.
Wed Jul 11th The general meeting will be held at The Guildhall, Bore Street at 2pm.

This will be the AGM.

The speaker will be Lynn Ingram and the topic is Secrets of the Lodge.
Social Events
Sat Oct 7th 7.30pm in the Guildhall to spend an evening of barber-shop harmonies, Clarinet Allsorts and our own U3A band – Don’t Fret. The event is to raise money for The Pathway Project.

Tickets are available from S&J Music shop, Bird Street.
History Group 2
Wed Oct 11th Napoleon Bonaparte
Wed Dec 13th Eighteenth Century English Villagers
Wed Jan 10th The Lunar Men
Wed Feb 14th Victorian Railway Travellers
Opera Appreciation
Tue Sep 26th We will be looking at “Madame Butterfly” by Puccini
Tue Oct 24th We will see “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdinck.
Tue Nov 28th We will view Verdi’s “La Traviata”.
Creative Textiles
Tue Oct 3rd Cushions
Tue Nov 7th Homemade presents.
Tue Dec 5th Continue with Homemade presents
Dance Appreciation 1
Thu Oct 12th am Good Swan Bad Swan? Tamara Rojo talks about the interpretation of the two roles in Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Plus radio documentary about the life of being a dancer.

pm Rite of Spring Performance and discussion of its reconstruction.
Thu Nov 9th am Pina a film tribute to the choreographer who died in 2009 featuring some of her greatest works.

pm Classical dance in Cambodia. Infra Wayne McGregor and the Royal Ballet.
Thu Dec 14th am Classical Dance in Cambodia. Wayne McGregor and the Royal Ballet.

pm Good Swan Bad Swan? Tamara Rojo talks about the interpretation of the two roles in Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Radio documentary about the extraordinariness of being a dancer.
Guitar
Fri Oct 6th Performance in The Guildhall at 12 noon.
Hardy Perennials
Mon Sep 25th Monday September 25th in the Guildroom at 2pm,
When we will have our annual bulb sale and one of our members will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of the Tulip.
Mon Oct 30th

Trip to Bodenham Arboretum [ near Kidderminster ] The coach will leave the Turnpike pub at 9.30 and return at approximately 4.30.
Cost £15per person to cover coach and entrance. Lunches will be available in the restaurant, at your own cost, or you can take a picnic.

History Group 1
Wed Oct 4th Napoleon Bonaparte
Wed Dec 6th Eighteenth Century English Villagers
Wed Jan 3rd The Lunar Men
Wed Feb 7th Victorian Railway Travellers
History of Science
Thu Sep 28th Atoms, Quantum Theory and Relativity
Thu Oct 26th Nuclear Physics and The Theory Of Everything
Thu Nov 23rd Nuclear Physics and the Theory of Everything-part 2.
Local history
Mon Nov 20th June Thorne Lichfield Architecture
Play reading
Tue Sep 26th Meeting in The Green Room, Lichfield Garrick at 11am to discuss future plans for the group.

All current and lapsed members are welcome.
Sing for Pleasure
Wed Sep 27th Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00
Wed Oct 11th Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00
Wed Oct 25th Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00
Wed Nov 8th Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00
Wed Nov 22nd Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00
Wed Dec 13th Methodist Centre, Lichfield: 11.00-12.00