Birkdale & Ainsdale

Events

The events below are organised by the Birkdale and Ainsdale U3A. They are open to all members but guests may be invited on certain occasions.

Meetings, which include talks by outside speakers, are held regularly at St. Peter's Church Hall, St. Peter's Road, Birkdale. There is street parking available and the 49, 15A and X2 buses stop nearby, close to the railway station.

The talks begin at 2pm (the hall will be open from 1.45 p.m.) and there is a charge of £2 and a raffle. (The raffle helps to fund social events such as a Christmas Celebration).

Planned outings are listed below.

If you have any ideas for events whether they are social or educational please contact any member of the committee.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Feb 28th Monthly Meeting - Change of speaker

We have another change of speaker for this month as both the previous speakers, booked for today, can't come for health reasons. Hopefully, this is third time lucky and looks very, very interesting.
Our new speaker is Andrew Thwaite who is a 'chocolatier'. He will be giving a demonstration of chocolate making and there may be free samples. Do come along.
Thu Mar 28th Monthly Meeting

Do come and join us in welcoming Fatima and taking part in an afternoon of eastern delights.
Thu Apr 25th Monthly Meeting

We will be welcoming back Carol Cod to give the second part of the talk on her days as a registrar.
Thu May 23rd Monthly Meeting

Our very own John Shakespeare will be giving us another poetry reading. This time it is about smiles and tears.
Thu Jun 27th Monthly Meeting

AGM
Thu Jul 25th Monthly Meeting

Gordon Bartley will be talking to us about Whitby in a talk called fish and chips.
Thu Aug 22nd There is no monthly meeting.
Thu Sep 26th Monthly Meeting

Cameo (Come And Meet Everyone). This is the annual meeting when we come for a cuppa, a chat and to pay our subscriptions.
Thu Oct 24th Monthly Meeting

A representative of Tiger Muffin Soaps will tell us about the business.
Thu Nov 28th Monthly Meeting

Our last meeting of the year will be a Christmas Celebration.
Outings
Sun Mar 10th CINEMA GROUP

The Bolshoi will be performing the ballet 'Sleeping Beauty' at Vue Cinema, Southport.

This is an afternoon performance beginning at 3 p.m.

Further details from Maggie 578588
Sat Mar 16th ROYAL COURT THEATRE

Join us for a 2 p.m. matinee performance to see 'Brick up 2'

The tunnels are blocked, the Runcorn Bridge is rubble and the Kingsway Three have completed their mission but the Wirral are not going to take this lying down.

Tickets for the stalls are £16 and available from Fraser 576684
Sat Mar 30th CINEMA GROUP

Another matinee at Vue Cinema, Southport.

The opera 'Die Walkure' will be performed by the Met at 4 p.m.

More information from Maggie 578588
Wed Apr 3rd LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE

Join us today for an evening performance, 7.30 p.m., to see 'Kinky Boots'.

This is a top West End show and is touring with the original cast.

Tickets cost £46 each and are available from Fraser 576684
Tue Apr 9th CINEMA GROUP

Art on screen showcases Rembrandt at Vue Cinema, Southport.

This is an evening performance beginning at 7.00

More information from Maggie on 578588
Thu Apr 11th CINEMA GROUP

There will be a screening of the National Theatre production of 'All about Eve' at Vue Cinema, Southport.

This is a critically acclaimed production with Gillian Anderson and Lily James.

It begins at 7.00.

Maggie (578588) will know more.
Wed Apr 17th CINEMA GROUP

The Royal Shakespeare Company will be streaming 'As you like it' at Vue Cinema, Southport at 7 p.m.

Contact Maggie 578588 if you would like more information.
Sat May 18th ROYAL COURT THEATRE

Once again we visit The Royal Court to see a production of 'My Fairfield Lady'. This is a take on another classic with the Royal Court's own (non musical) version of 'My Fair Lady'.

Tickets for the stalls cost £16 and this is a 2 p.m. matinee.

Contact Fraser (576684) to book a place.
Wed Jun 5th CINEMA GROUP

Another play by Shakespeare.

The RSC will be streaming 'The Taming of the Shrew' at Vue Cinema, Southport for an evening performance starting at 7.00.

Contact Maggie on 578588 for further details.
Sat Jun 15th ROYAL COURT THEATRE

We will be attending the Royal Court once again to see 'Lost Soul 2'.

Sniggers is having a mid life crisis. All he wants to do is roll back the years and dance to 70's soul music with Donna.

The cost is £16 and this is a 2 p.m. matinee.

Contact Fraser 576684 to book a ticket.
Thu Jun 20th CINEMA GROUP

Another play by Shakespeare but this time from the Globe Theatre at Vue Cinema, Southport.

The play is 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' and begins at 7.20 p.m.

Maggie can be contacted on 578588 for more information.
Wed Jul 31st CINEMA GROUP

The RSC will be streaming a performance of 'Measure for Measure' at Vue Cinema, Southport.

The starting time is 7 p.m.

Maggie (578588) has more information.
Wed Oct 16th EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL

We will be watching Les Miserables from the front stalls.

Tickets cost £54 and all 24 we have been able to obtain have been sold. However if enough interest is shown we will try and get more so if you want to go please contact Fraser on 576684 a.s.a.p.
Social Events
Wed Mar 27th CLOUDS DINING GROUP

Come and join us for a 'Commonwealth Night'and taste the spoils of the British Empire.

6.30 start for 7 and the cost is £25.

Phone Fraser 576684 for more information.
Wed Apr 24th CLOUDS DINING GROUP

Tonight is American Night at Clouds.
Traditional American dishes with a hint of Disney Magic. A night that will tickle your taste buds and make your mouth water.

6.30 start for 7.

Cost £22

Contact Fraser 576684
Wed May 1st CLOUDS DINING

Come and join us for a french meal.

This is an evening dinner, 6.30 for 7 p.m.

Cost is £22 and Fraser has all the details so contact him on 576684
Wed May 8th CLOUDS DINING GROUP

This is the Gala Dinner Night so dust off the stilettos and tuxedos. We have live music and the guest chef is Dominic Ash.

6.30 start for 7 and the cost is £30.

Menus will be pre-ordered and the choices are yet to be advised.

Phone Fraser, 576684, for further details or to book.

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