Bourton & District

Events

The Club's meetings have moved on-line for the time being. We hope that in the August / September of 2021 we will be able to reinstate “live” monthly meetings (depending on government restrictions). Until such time the meetings listed below are subject to change. Please check for updates before attending. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Links to the on-line meetings will be emailed to members a couple of days prior to each event.

As soon as we are able to restart live meetings, members will be emailed (or in the case of non email members a letter will be sent).

A provisional calendar has been agreed for 2021 by the Committee and the "Dates for your Diary" programme is given below. Please check this regularly, as this is subject to changes & updates being made.

Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, however, every fixture is subject to confirmation closer to the date specified.

Monthly Members’ Meetings:

When: 4th Wednesday of every month. (3rd Wednesday of December, Social event.)
Time: Doors open 10am, time to socialise. Speaker's talk begins 10:45am
Where: Royal British Legion Hall, Lansdowne, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2FJ (entrance by Bourton Land Rover)
Parking: Large Car Park, free to hall attendees
Cost: £2 per head, includes tea/coffee and biscuits
Guests: Welcome - but visitors are expected to join once they have attended two Members’ Meetings

Several of our Groups also organise trips and events. For details of these please visit the applicable Groups' pages (Theatre, Opera, Nature etc).

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Aug 25th NO TALK IS BEING HELD ON THIS DATE / MONTH Due to holidays, family visiting & helping with grandchild, we have decided to cancel this months talk. But we will be having this speaker (Tom Constant) later in the year
Wed Sep 22nd AGM followed by B&D u3a 10th Birthday Party TBA Possibly Renewal and Display Day, come and meet the Committee and other members for a chat and a cuppa, renew your membership or sign-up if you're not already a member; see what our groups get up to.
Wed Oct 27th Pottery Demonstration this will be by Neil Alcock & his potters wheel. Since August 1998 Neil has worked in his own studio, the Vineyard Pottery, near Winchcombe, having previously worked at other potteries, both in UK and abroad. The major influences on his work are English potters and shapes and Japanese potters, shapes and glazes. The pots are stoneware, fired to 1300 °C, and are all oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. He uses three main glazes: tenmoku (black/brown/rust), chun (light blue/grey) and a blue made from his own recipe. Other glazes in different colours can also be made and used.
Wed Nov 24th Stepping Stone to Fame a talk by Tom Constant, provisionally live, if not then on Zoom. Confirmation will be given nearer the time. “ A Stepping Stone to Fame” is basically two stories which blend into one. It is the story of Tring Park Mansion, telling you about the history which involves important people, some startling changes, and unusual animals. Then the story moves into today’s activities. At this point you will see the basis of the title “A Stepping Stone to Fame” as it introduces you to well-known people from film and TV, plus activities of which you might possibly be unaware!
Wed Dec 15th Christmas Party - Remembering the Swinging Sixties by Ray Sturdy. This will only be in person in the British Legion Hall. Britain had a youth boom, new housing, cars, motorways and four gallons of petrol cost £1! Pop music, The Beatles, Twiggy and then Concorde arrived in a decade of change and revolution. There were scandals, a royal wedding, a moon walk, and almost a nuclear war!