Belfast

Events

On this page you will find details of forthcoming events - both those for all members and those organized by specific interest groups. If you are interested in attending a group event, please follow the link to the page for that group (by clicking on the coloured group name) where you will be able to send a message to the Convenors, or attend a monthly meeting and add your name to the sign-up sheet.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

We have a meeting open to all members at Belvoir Players' Theatre in Belvoir Drive opposite Belvoir Park Primary School at 10.30am on the last Thursday of every month. The meeting gives us the opportunity to meet up with other members in a relaxed atmosphere over tea or coffee and to learn about forthcoming events. This is also the time to sign up for any events that interest you. Each month we invite a speaker to our meeting to talk on a wide range of interesting topics.

Non-members are welcome to come along and see what we are about ….. You can be sure of a warm welcome!


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Apr 25th Annual General Meeting
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, 11am.
Study Days
Tue Jun 4th The Classical Music Appreciation Group invites all Belfast U3A members to a talk by David Openshaw on The Art of the Conductor to be held on Tuesday 4th June at #10.30 am in Newtonbreda Presbyterian Church Hall.
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact convenor
Summer Schools
Tue Jun 18th
→Wed Jun 19th

U3A Summer School, Greenmount, 18th and 19th June 2019.
****Bookings are now being taken from those who previously had expressed an interest and have been contacted.****
To view the Summer School Programme, click below:
Summer School Programme 2019
For Information on how to book, click below:
U3A regional website

Archaeology
Wed May 22nd Visit to Archaeology Museum, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin. Exhibits include Bronze Age Gold, Bog Bodies, the Ardagh Chalice and lots more!

Entrance free.
Depart Belfast Lanyon Place Station on Enterprise at 10.35am, return from Dublin at 4.50pm.

Please bring Smartpass. Contact Convenors to book a place.
Book Group 2
Tue Apr 30th 'Milkman' by Anna Burns.
Meet in Maeve Gray's home, 10.30 am.
Brunch Group
Sat Apr 27th Acton & Sons, Brunswick Street.

Meet at 12 noon for all these events.
The Brunch Group has currently reached capacity
Concert/Theatre
Sun Apr 28th 'Ulster American' by David Ireland.
Lyric Theatre, 2.30 pm.
Tickets £12.
Click below for details:
Ulster American at the Lyric
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Maureen
Fri May 3rd 'My Sweetheart and Me', a musical comedy by Suntree Productions.
Belvoir Studio, 7.30 pm.
Tickets £10.
Click below for details:
My Sweetheart and Me at Belvoir Studio
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Maureen
Garden Group
Tue Apr 30th Joint trip with Let's Go Group :
Tour of Armagh Apple Blossom & Historical Places of Interest led by Barbara Ferguson of Armagh Guided Tours.
For details, see below under 'Let's Go Group'.
Fri May 31st Day trip to Blooms Annual Horticultural & Food Festival in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Train form Belfast Lanyon Place Station to Dublin's Connolly.
More details next month.
Please sign sheet at meeting
Sun Sep 1st
→Wed Sep 4th
Escorted Ulsterbus Tour to
Houses and Gardens of Co. Laois.
£339 p.p sharing (£60 single supp.). £50 deposit to secure a place - cheque payable to Belfast U3A please.
NB. Some walking on uneven ground and up steps.
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Roberta Ludlow (on this occasion).
Golf
Wed May 8th Blackwood Golf Club, Temple Course
Tee times: 11.00
Blackwood Golf Club
Wed Jun 5th Larne Golf Club
Tee time: 11:00
Green Fee: £15
Wed Aug 7th Rockmount Golf Club
Tee time 2.00pm
Wed Sep 4th Aberdelgy Golf Club
Tee Time 11:00
Jazz
Sun Apr 28th

MOUNT STEWART National Trust (NT) Jazz in the Gardens.
Portaferry Rd Newtonards BT22 2AD. Jazz 14.00-16.30 Grounds 11.00-17.00. £10.45* Food available. Come & bring your picnic & deck chair and enjoy Jazz a walk & house visit. We sit front & centre. do join us. (We are aware of a dozen or more Jazz events at NT sites in NI over the coming summer so pay £72 for membership at first visit and you could save.)
Stop Press !! Starts 28/4/19 with Caroline Brown & Band. come and hear your Convenor Sing!!

Let's Go
Tue Apr 30th Joint outing with Garden Group:
Tour of Armagh Apple Blossom & Historic places of interest, led by Barbara Ferguson of Armagh Guided Tours.
Leaving Glengall St. at 9.20 am.
Bus & Guide, £12, payable by cheque to 'Belfast U3A' no later than Thursday 25th April meeting.
_Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Clare Devlin or Roberta Ludlow.
Walking - Amblers
Thu Apr 25th U3A meeting at Balmoral Hotel.
Thu May 2nd Waterfront Walk.
Meet in Dunnes Stores car park, Annadale Embankment.
Leader: George Richardson.
Thu May 9th Belvoir Park Forest.
Meet at Galwally Ave entrance.
Leader: Marie Mullan
Thu May 16th C S Lewis Square to Victoria Park.
Meet at 'Benson for Beds', Connswater Shopping Centre.
Leader: Bobby Buick.
Thu May 23rd Shaws Bridge.
Meet in car park.
No leader.
Thu May 30th U3A monthly meeting at Balmoral Hotel.
Walking - Not the Munros
Thu May 2nd Pigeon Rock Mountain
Meet for car-sharing at Hillsborough forest car-park, to leave at 9.30am. (could those who prefer to meet at Carryduff please make their own arrangements), or at Sandbank Road carpark (234278) at 10.30am.
Boots and poles necessary as it is wet underfoot. Packed lunch. This walk is approximately 7 miles in length and part is rough walking.
Leaders: Valerie and Bill Harkness
Walking - Ramblers
Thu Apr 25th Belfast U3A meeting
Thu May 2nd This date vacant
Thu May 9th Slieve Gullion
Details later
Leader Mary Graham
Thu May 16th Walk details later
Leaders Vivien Allen and Rosemary Hamilton
Thu May 23rd Portrush/Portstewart Coastal Path
Travel by train
Times later
Leader Elizabeth McKeown
Thu May 30th Belfast U3A meeting
Thu Jun 6th Walk at Silent Valley
Details later
Leader - Carol Rusk
Thu Jun 13th Quoile River Walk
Leaders Ruth Buchanan and Liz Hunter
Details later
Thu Jun 20th Walkers’ Annual BBQ
Crawfordsburn Country Park

All walking groups invited, with walks to suit all groups.
Leaders Valerie and Bill Harkness
Further details later
Thu Jun 27th Belfast U3A
Meeting
Thu Jul 4th Omeath to Carlingford
Details later
Thu Jul 11th Walk details later
Leader Gerry Court
Walking - Scramblers
Thu May 2nd Slieve Binnian, returning by Blue Lough.
Time: 5 hours approx.

Leader: Rosemary Hunter


Please meet at Carryduff Shopping Centre or Hillsborough Forest carpark (RHS) at 9.30am to share cars or at Carrick Little Carpark at 10.30am. Walk will start from Carrick Little 10.30-10.45am.

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