Lists all our Groups' activities in date order but you can change it by Category of you wish. You can also click on Groups Day-by-Day to see what is happening on a daily basis.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Oct 28th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||No Hillwalk due to "firebreak" lockdown|
|Fri Oct 30th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||7.30pm Zoom Quiz.|
Chris has emailed joining information (email sent 22 October)
|Tue Nov 3rd||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live Food of the Gods: a history of our love affair with chocolate - a talk by Sandy Leong. |
The Aztecs believed cocoa seeds were a gift from the god of wisdom. Chocolate arrived in England in the 1550s and the first Chocolate House opened in 1657. The Quakers were instrumental in making it popular, the Swiss refined it; and now we can’t seem to do without it! The god of wisdom gave us chocolate – I’m not sure if it was a wise move!
The arrangements for this talk are different. You will need to register by visiting this web page and you will receive a confirmatory email with a unique link to access the talk. We will remind you nearer the date.
|Tue Nov 3rd||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Wed Nov 4th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||No Hillwalk due to "firebreak" lockdown|
|Wed Nov 4th||South Wales Network Meetings||South Wales Network meeting by Zoom at 14:30. The Network is meeting monthly during the pandemic to keep up to date with the situation and exchange ideas.|
|Mon Nov 9th||Walking: The Strollers||No leader|
The AGM that was planned for this date has been postponed
|Tue Nov 10th||Computer Group|
Virtual Meeting using Zoom - 3.00 pm on your own Computer
From Geoff Cram. I have an old, but working, laptop. I have stripped everything off of it, so any programs need to be downloaded accordingly. Can anyone give it a good home?
Email Computer Group and we will pass your email onto Geoff or if you have other suggestions for the Agenda or if you want to be added to the Computer Group.
|Wed Nov 11th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||With Ceridwen (07912 849079), a Hillwalk incorporating a visit to a crash-site, which one will depend on the forecast weather conditions.|
|Mon Nov 16th||Walking: The Strollers||Trisha and Jessica|
Details to follow
|Tue Nov 17th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live James Taylor (not the singer!) will give a talk on Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950 and it will be illustrated by many examples of this colourful and occasionally risque art form.|
James is the former curator of paintings, drawings and prints at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where he was also an exhibition organiser. Prior to that he worked at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers, in Cardiff.
We will be back to our usual Zoom format for this session.
|Wed Nov 18th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||Somewhere with Chris (07843 943782)|
|Thu Nov 19th||Reading (Non-Fiction)||This month's book is Under the Wig by William Clegg|
|Mon Nov 23rd||Walking: The Strollers||Margaret and Cyril Reece (Home Tel. No. 01291 650510 email: firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Meet at the entrance to the Beacon Wood, Map Ref. GR 512058 (NOT BEACON CAR PARK) but on the same road. (From Chepstow turn right at the Lion Inn in Trelleck, follow the road for approximately 1mile towards Maryland turn right, parking is on the left.)
Walk: Approx. 4 - 4.5miles, easy walking through Maryland Wood and Trellech Common.
As with all our walks numbers are limited to 30 people, first come, first served!
Please contact either Margaret/Cyril Reece or Graham Eele to book a place on the walk.
|Wed Nov 25th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||With Chrystal (07747 118793) up and around Blorenge.|
|Tue Dec 1st||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live - Join Carol and Steve Robson (Fools Gold) for a show that mixes stories, images and live music. Along with well-known songs performed live you’ll find out the fascinating stories behind songs from all over the UK. Images will bring it to life, all wrapped up in a festive programme. |
Be warned, it is very hard NOT to join in!
|Tue Dec 1st||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Mon Dec 7th||Walking: The Strollers||Strollers Christmas Lunch|
We hope to have our usual Christmas Lunch, depending on what is possible at the time
|Tue Dec 15th||Tuesday Live||The Virtual Christmas Party|
Meet up with your U3A friends for a Christmas Party with a difference.
Don your sparkles, your Christmas sweater. Get comfortable with your festive drinks and nibbles and be entertained by our own ukulele band, Big Bad Woof, with a specially devised programme for our last meeting of the year. Along with the musical entertainment there will be a fun quiz … and maybe even some prizes!
|Tue Jan 5th||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Jan 5th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|
|Tue Jan 19th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live 'Wyedean Bats'|
|Tue Feb 2nd||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Feb 2nd||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|
|Fri Feb 5th||Social Events||Inter Group Quiz|
At the Drill Hall from 2.00 pm to about 4.15 pm
|Tue Feb 16th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|
|Sat Mar 13th||Social Events||Ceilidh at the Drill Hall|
Provisional at the moment
|Thu Apr 1st||Social Events||Whist Drive`|
Sometime in the Spring - date is only provisional
Palmer Centre from 7.30 pm
Details to follow nearer the time
|Fri Apr 16th||AwayDays||Highclere Castle - £32 per person|
If you were booked onto the April 2020 or August 2020 trip you have been moved to this date.
This is an to explore this beautiful house in extensive gardens. Highclere has a rich, multifaceted history dating back to the year 749. It was the set for the popular television series Downton Abbey where the movie premiered in September 2019.
It is the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon where in 1922 the 5th Earl and trusted friend and colleague Howard Carter planned their excavation season leading to the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. During his explorations, he both discovered and purchased Egyptian artefacts, the current occupants have opened a new Egyptian Exhibition throughout the cellars of the Castle to celebrate the 5th Earls achievements. The British Museum and Newbury Museum have kindly lent back further statues and antiquities which had originally been lent to them by the Carnarvon family. The Antiquities Room contains jewellery, beautiful crafted jars and a coffin of a noblewoman from 3,500 years ago.
There is a tea shop on site.
Departs Chepstow Leisure Centre at a time to be decided
Contact: Rovena Harris on 01291 622681, email AwayDays@ChepstowU3A.org.uk
|Sat Apr 24th||Social Events||Open Day|
At the Palmer Centre and in Cormeilles Square
Details to follow
|Sat Jul 17th||Social Events||Chepstow Festival of Arts|
Chepstow Festival of Arts exists to provide a showcase for our creative community, and a platform for all forms of art, by both amateur and professional artists. The Festival will raise Chepstow’s profile as a vibrant place to live, to visit, to shop and be entertained. This will be even more important in 2021 as we rebuild our community following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Follow us on Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date as the Festival develops towards 2021.
To support our local creative community, we would like to showcase the work of our local artists, professional and amateur, our local photographers, and our local performance artists on our social media.
Remember to put Saturday 17th July in your diary
|Fri Aug 6th||Social Events||Wine Tasting Evening|
Hosted by Dave Lindo and the Tipplers at the Palmer Centre in Cormeiiles Square from 7.00 pm to about 10.00 pm. Tickets £10 per head to include the wine tasting, and any wine left over to drink with the bread and cheese supper which will follow the wine tasting.
Why not book a table for your Group or just a group of friends and make it a great social evening.
Tickets must be paid for in advance so we can order the correct amount of wine. To see these options click on Paying for Events and Outings. If you are paying by Bank Transfer use the reference WT and your name and tell Nicky Lee you have paid in this way. Or contact Nicky on 07515 511365 to discuss the best option for you to pay.
|Sat Aug 14th||Social Events|
Chepstow Show at Chepstow Racecourse
Details for entry are on the web site. Click on Chepstow Show