Blackwater

Up coming events

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Please note that due to the CORONAVIRUS many of the scheduled events are SUSPENDED but Blackwater U3A will follow the recommendations circulated by the Government from time to time.

Some slight relaxations are taking place which may enable smaller groups with outdoor activities to gradually restart, but any indoor activities are still suspended.

Some of our groups are now holding Zoom meetings, details of those will appear in in the events list where possible.

If you have any queries please contact the relevant groups co-ordinator.

Please check back here from time to time.

Updated 7th July 2020
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OTHER NOTICES ABOUT FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

20200805 Blackwater U3A Notice of AGM
Official Notice of Blackwater U3A AGM

20200929 Nat U3A election of directors

20200929 Notice of National AGM 2020

You will find details of future events here with the option to view in date order or by category (group)

Many groups by their nature follow a similar pattern at each meeting e.g. Table Tennis, Scrabble, etc., and unless they have a specific topic being covered at a meeting details will not be included in this events section. Please look at the group pages for the normal activities of the group

It is easy to see all the scheduled events booked by clicking on the "display events by category" option which will shows events in GROUP order. To return to the date order version just click in the same place which will show 'Display events in date order"


Dates for your Diary
July 2020
Wed Jul 15thHistory Zoom talk. 2 pm ‘Did Charles 1 Deserve to be Executed?’ led by Jim Skelly. All discussions will start at 2 pm. Current members of the history group will be emailed the Zoom link a few days before the date of the meeting. Supplementary information will be emailed at least a week beforehand to enable history group members to join in.

If you are not in the group and interested in participating contact Jim on 01621 740799
Sun Jul 19thLocal TheatresThe Buddy Holly Story, Cliffs Pavilion.
£27.60 plus coach, total £37.60.
Organiser Sheila Rowsell
Tue Jul 28thFlower Arranging GroupNo meeting.
August 2020
Tue Aug 4thHistory Zoom meeting 2 pm Denis Eraut will be leading a discussion around the title ' How similar is Covid 19 to the Black Death of 1348'. All members of the group will be emailed details nearer the time. If you are not a member of the History Group and would like the Zoom link contact. Jim, Dennis or Keith
Tue Aug 4thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Little Burstead / Buttsbury

Arranged by Sylvia
Wed Aug 5thMeetingPOSTPONED POSTPONED POSTPONED

The Blackwater U3A AGM that was scheduled briefly for the 5th of August 2020 has now been POSTPONED to a date yet to be fixed in October 2020.

Further details will be posted when they are available.
Mon Aug 17thGardeningVisit to an NGS garden in Hawkwell.
Details to follow.
Fri Aug 21stBirds Trees and NatureHyde Hall RHS. Entry fee for non members £10 online or £10.90 at gate. 9.00 car share from WMCC.£3
Tue Aug 25thFlower Arranging GroupNo meeting.
Tue Aug 25thArt AppreciationVisits to Hayletts Gallery & the Maeldune Centre
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stPlaces of WorshipVisit to Waltham Abbey and the Gunpowder Mills

Arranged by Jim
Tue Sep 8thHistory Zoom Talk. ‘Was the Glorious Revolution glorious and a revolution?’ led by Keith Davis
All discussions will start at 2 pm. Current members of the history group will be emailed the Zoom link a few days before the date of the meeting. Supplementary information will be emailed at least a week beforehand to enable them all to join in.
If you are not in the group and interested in participating contact Jim on 01621 740799
Mon Sep 14thScience and TechnologyTalk by Dr Jon Howorth on 'ABC of nuclear power'. 9.30 Jubilee Room WMCC.
Fri Sep 18thBirds Trees and NatureAbbot Hall Farm Essex Wildlife Trust. 9.00 car share from WMCC £4.
Mon Sep 21stGardeningVisit to Philippa’s Burrough’s garden at Ulting Wick.
Details to follow.
Tue Sep 22ndFlower Arranging GroupAn asymmetrical arrangement in a low dish.
Tue Sep 29thMeetingNational U3A AGM.
Details for the election of directors and the AGM notice will be found by following the links in the main body of the events page.
Tue Sep 29thArt AppreciationAlan Chapman speaking on the World of Stamps. 2.00pm Jubilee Room WMCC
October 2020
Tue Oct 6thPlaces of WorshipVisit to Chelmsford Cathedral / Jewish Synagogue , Chelmsford

Arranged by Dawn & Jim
Mon Oct 12thScience and TechnologyVisit organised by Peter Holmes to London Gateway container port
Tue Oct 13thHistoryOctober.13th Talk 2.00 WMCC Prince Albert
Margaret Mills talk
Fri Oct 16thBirds Trees and NatureReturn to Marks Hall to see autumn colurs. 9.00 car share from WMCC £4.
Tue Oct 27thFlower Arranging GroupThe theme this month is the Mexican "Day of the Dead".
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdPlaces of WorshipLondon Walks and Southwark Cathedral

Arranged by Jim
Fri Nov 6thBirds Trees and NaturePromenade Park. Meet at cafe by sand pits 9.00.
Mon Nov 9thScience and TechnologyTalk by Daniel Leggett on 'Flooding and the Blackwater'. 9.30 Jubilee Rooom WMCC.
Tue Nov 10thHistoryNovember.10th Talk 2.0 WMCC Railways of Maldon
Nathaniel Dodd
Tue Nov 24thFlower Arranging GroupA crescent shaped arrangement in a low dish.
Tue Nov 24thArt AppreciationDennis Eraut speakng on Early & Medieval Indian Sculpture. 2pm Jubilee Room WMCC
Sat Nov 28thSocial GroupThe Social Evening will held at WMCC. More details to follow.
Social coordinator Kath Little
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stPlaces of WorshipVisit to Christmas Tree Festival Kelvedon

Arranged by Dawn and maybe Di
Tue Dec 8thHistoryTalk 2 pm WMCC. One day in the Life of the Battle of Britain
Neil Wiffen
Tue Dec 22ndFlower Arranging GroupNo Meeting.