Bishop Auckland & District

Events

Many of our events are group based and follow a regular pattern of meetings or activities. You will find more details about each of these on the respective group page and also on the calendar. This page provides new or additional information about planned events or information about irregular events so please check back often to see what is new.

We have now had 2 monthly meetings in the Town Hall so we are getting back to some semblance of normality. Please view details of the monthly meetings and the 2021 Speaker programme from the Welcome page. We shall having our AGM as usual in October before the monthly meeting. A number of committee members will be standing down and nominations for new committee members will be requested so please start giving some thought to this. Further away is the December Monthly Meeting which is always held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month rather than the 3rd Tuesday. This is because we usually have our group Christmas Party on that day. It is too early to know what will be happening in December but announcements will be made on this page as more information becomes available.

UPCOMING NEW EVENTS - SEE ALSO THE SUMMARY CHART BELOW/DETAILS ALSO ON THE MAIN CALENDAR
***NEW*** From October the Spanish group will have sessions on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and the French group will have sessions on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Methodist Church Hall in Cockton Hill. See the calendar and group pages for more information.

***NEW*** The Art & Architecture group plan a Study Visit to Lincoln Friday 1st October to Monday 4th October 2021. More details on the group page. Update This trip is now being offered to all u3a members.

***NEW*** The Wildlife and Environment group plan a Study Visit to the Dumfries area of SW Scotland 3rd/4th October 2021. More details can be found on the group page.

***NEW*** The Garden Visits group will meet at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church, 21 Cockton Hill Rd, Bishop Auckland DL14 6EN on Monday, 11th October 1.30-3 pm to share questionnaire results and agree the 2022 plan. Parking is available on-site and nearby. Tea/coffee will be available on arrival for a small fee.

***NEW*** 17th October The Sunday Lunch Group will be at The Copper Mine, 26 Job's Hill Bank, Crook DL15 0U. You need to book your place by Monday, 11th October to be included.

***NEW*** The Genealogy group will meet at Escomb Village Hall at 10.15 for 10.30 until 11.30 on Monday, 18th October. This meeting is to share the results of the questionnaire, to discuss how this group can move forward, and vote on the future of the group.

***NEW*** 21st November The Sunday Lunch Group will be at Bishops Lodge, Addison Road, Toronto, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7RJ. The last date to book a place for this lunch is Friday, 12th November.

***NEW*** Tuesday, 23rd November The Wildlife and Environment group have arranged a talk by Durham Wildlife Trust about their new SeaScapes Project. This will take place at Escomb Village Hall between 10 am and 12 noon.

**NEW*** The Theatre Group is back with several performances already outlooked for 2022.

***NEW*** The Art & Architecture group plan a Study Visit to Bath Sunday 24th April to Wednesday 27th April 2022. More details on the group page.


Dates for your Diary
September 2021
Mon Sep 27thReadingFifteas Vintage Tea Room in Bishop Auckland 10.15 for 10.30. ‘This is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay
Mon Sep 27thFrenchMethodist Church Hall 10.15 for 10.30
October 2021
Fri Oct 1st
→Mon Oct 4th
Art & ArchitectureStudy Visit to Lincoln now open to all u3a members. Please see group page for details.
Sun Oct 3rd
→Mon Oct 4th
Wildlife and EnvironmentStudy trip to the Dumfries area of SW Scotland
Mon Oct 11thGarden VisitsBishop Auckland Methodist Church to share questionnaire results and agree the 2022 plan
Mon Oct 11thReadingFifteas Vintage Tea Rooms - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Sun Oct 17thSunday Lunch GroupThe Copper Mine 26 Job's Hill Bank, Crook DL15 0UL. Final date for booking is 11th October.
Mon Oct 18thGenealogyEscomb Village Hall at Escomb to share questionnaire results and discuss the future of the group.
November 2021
Fri Nov 12thLocal HistoryMethodist Church Hall at Cockton Hill for Stephen Martin “ Music at Auckland Flower Show in the Victorian period”
Sun Nov 21stSunday Lunch GroupBishops Lodge at Toronto, Bishop Auckland 12 for 12.30. Book a place by Friday, 12th November.
Tue Nov 23rdWildlife and EnvironmentEscomb Village Hall at Escomb - A talk by Karen Daglish, Seascapes Manager, Durham County Council on the newly established Seascapes Project
December 2021
Fri Dec 10thLocal HistoryMethodist Church Hall at Cockton Hill for Tom Hutchinson “ Stan Laurel, the early years”
January 2022
Tue Jan 18thTheatre VisitsTheatre Royal, Newcastle. Six, The Musical
March 2022
Tue Mar 8thTheatre VisitsTheatre Royal, Newcastle to see "Waitress"
April 2022
Wed Apr 13thTheatre VisitsTheatre Royal, Newcastle. "The Da Vinci Code"
Sun Apr 24th
→Wed Apr 27th
Art & ArchitectureStudy Visit to Bath. Please see the group page for more details.
July 2022
Fri Jul 8thTheatre VisitsTheatre Royal, Newcastle. "The Book of Mormon"