Chepstow

Future Events

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.
For Non-U3A information and events, see Non U3A.


Dates for your Diary
January 2021
Thu Jan 21stReading (Non-Fiction)This month's book is Black and British by David Olusoga
Tue Jan 26thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingBingo Session at 10.00 am
With Phil and Pam Harrison
Details later
February 2021
Tue Feb 2ndTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Feb 2ndTuesday LiveTuesday Live Roger Browne’s “Not Father O’Malley” traces his childhood in wartime and post war Salford. It features the music that he heard and enjoyed, in his beloved home city from a very early age. Music, which lead to him singing in public from the age of three, recording “Come back to Sorrento” at the age of four and teaching himself to play the piano at the age of five. The talk will include lots of live music played by Roger on his piano. Not Father O’Malley takes an hilarious look at what it was like to be brought up in a city, blitzed in the war, ravaged by poverty and floods, and strangled by overcrowded and inadequate housing. He talks with great warmth, how, in spite of what post war Salfordians had to cope with, his greatest memories are of love, kindness, compassion, humanity and, above all, humour. Lots and lots of humour.
Thu Feb 4thDiscussion GroupConspiracy Theories at 2.00 pm on Zoom.
Some of these theories are obviously total nonsense but others - are they just about credible? Come along with your own thoughts.
Introduced by Derek Shottin

A Zoom link will be emailed to all members a couple of days before.
If you would like to join our newly formed group please contact Derek Shottin
Fri Feb 5thWalking: The Hillwalkers2.00pm for 2.30pm Chepstow u3a Intergroup Quiz.
Hillwalkers' Team of up to 6 members.
Using Zoom with "break-out rooms".
Fri Feb 5thSocial Events

Inter Group Quiz on Zoom
The 2021 quiz will be held on-line using Zoom. More details in early 2021 but:

  • The actual quiz will start promptly at 2.30 pm
  • Maximum team size will be 6 members
  • The Zoom link will be posted on this page in the week before the quiz.
  • To enter your team please click on Secretary

We will be asking you to log in to Zoom from 1.45 pm and before 2.15 pm at the latest.

  • So we can explain the procedure
  • And ensure that you are placed in the correct team can you change your Zoom name to include your team name eg Fred Smith - Striders. If you don't know how to do this then we will amend it for you n the day. You can change it back again at the end of the quiz.
  • If any of your group needs help in getting onto Zoom or changing their Zoom name click om Information
Tue Feb 9thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingWatch and Chat about the film: Damsel in Distress 10.00 am on Zoom
Film is available on BBC iPLayer 'for over a year'.
From Wikipedia:
A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. Loosely based upon the P.G. Wodehouse 1919 novel of the same name, and the 1928 stage play written by Wodehouse and Ian Hay, it has music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, and was directed by George Stevens, the second (and last) Astaire musical directed by Stevens; the first was Swing Time.
Tue Feb 9thComputer Group

Virtual Meeting using Zoom - 3.00 pm on your own Computer
An email will be sent to all Computer Group members on Monday with a link for you to click on.

  • Update on Zoom images
  • Latest additions to the Web Page
  • Scams experienced by members - see CG Latest Scams including Magazine article
  • Podcasts - member's experiences of these.
  • Anything else - bring along on the day

Email Computer Group if you have other suggestions for the Agenda or if you want to be added to the Computer Group.

Tue Feb 16thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Roger Evans will give a talk on Monmouthshire Slave-Owners, the story of some locals who prospered from the 'cruel trade' and also benefited from its abolition.
Roger is a former civil servant, magistrate, Gwent County Councillor and school governor. Since retiring, he has researched a number of historical subjects, using personal knowledge and anecdotes to illustrate many of his talks. He is Chairman of Blackwood U3A.
Wed Feb 24thSouth Wales Network MeetingsSouth Wales Network meeting at 14:30 (by Zoom)
March 2021
Tue Mar 2ndTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Mar 2ndTuesday LiveAGM This year, we will run a virtual AGM using Zoom. Members will receive an information pack in advance and will be able to vote ahead of the AGM or at the Zoom meeting. See 2021 AGM for details
Tue Mar 9thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDancing Quiz at 10.00 am on Zoom
Details later
Tue Mar 16thTuesday LiveTuesday Live details to be advised
Fri Mar 19thNon U3AKing Lear Prizes, the national creative arts competition for older people
Closing date 19th March.
For amateurs and beginners who are over the age of 65.
The competition accepts entries in poetry, real stories (short stories from people’s lives), art and musical performance, and there are over £2,000 of prizes on offer. The winners will be picked by our panel of expert judges including Gyles Brandreth and Julian Lloyd Webber.
Our website gives more information about the competition and the organisation which runs it!
https://www.kinglearprizes.org.uk
Why not have a go? Look at the web site for more details.
Wed Mar 31stNon U3AShare Your Winter Story
The Older Person's Commissioner for Wales is looking for older people to work with her to share their personal stories about what their lives are like through the winter - about the plans and action older people are putting in place to help them get through the winter months, what's good or is making a positive difference, and about the things that may be making life more difficult.
Paste the following link
https://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/ageing-well/winterstories.aspx
into your browser for more details
April 2021
Tue Apr 6thTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Apr 6thTuesday LiveTuesday Live details to be advised
Tue Apr 20thTuesday LiveTuesday Live details to be advised
May 2021
Tue May 4thTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue May 4thTuesday LiveTuesday Live details to be advised
Tue May 18thTuesday LiveTuesday Live details to be advised
July 2021
Sat Jul 17thSocial EventsChepstow 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
August 2021
Thu Aug 5thAwayDaysHighclere 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
Fri Aug 6thSocial EventsWine Tasting Evening
Provisional Date
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 14thSocial Events

Chepstow Show at Chepstow Racecourse
We are planning to have our own display and we are going to encourage our members to enter the various competitions:

  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Handicraft
  • Horticulture

Details for entry are on the web site. Click on Chepstow Show

September 2021
Wed Sep 1stSocial EventsWhist Drive`
Sometime in the Autumn - date is only provisional
Palmer Centre from 7.30 pm
Details to follow nearer the time
October 2021
Sat Oct 2ndSocial EventsOpen Day
At the Palmer Centre and in Cormeilles Square
Details to follow
Sat Oct 30thSocial EventsCeilidh at the Drill Hall
Provisional at the moment