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|
|Thu Jan 21st||Reading (Non-Fiction)||This month's book is Black and British by David Olusoga|
|Tue Jan 26th||Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence Dancing||Bingo Session at 10.00 am|
With Phil and Pam Harrison
|Tue Feb 2nd||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Feb 2nd||Tuesday Live||Tuesday 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 4th||Discussion Group||Conspiracy 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 5th||Walking: The Hillwalkers||2.00pm for 2.30pm Chepstow u3a Intergroup Quiz.|
Hillwalkers' Team of up to 6 members.
Using Zoom with "break-out rooms".
|Fri Feb 5th||Social Events|
Inter Group Quiz on Zoom
We will be asking you to log in to Zoom from 1.45 pm and before 2.15 pm at the latest.
|Tue Feb 9th||Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence Dancing||Watch and Chat about the film: Damsel in Distress 10.00 am on Zoom |
Film is available on BBC iPLayer 'for over a year'.
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 9th||Computer Group|
Virtual Meeting using Zoom - 3.00 pm on your own Computer
Email Computer Group if you have other suggestions for the Agenda or if you want to be added to the Computer Group.
|Tue Feb 16th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday 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 24th||South Wales Network Meetings||South Wales Network meeting at 14:30 (by Zoom)|
|Tue Mar 2nd||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Mar 2nd||Tuesday Live||AGM 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 9th||Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence Dancing||Dancing Quiz at 10.00 am on Zoom|
|Tue Mar 16th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live details to be advised|
|Fri Mar 19th||Non U3A||King 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!
Why not have a go? Look at the web site for more details.
|Wed Mar 31st||Non U3A||Share 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
into your browser for more details
|Tue Apr 6th||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Apr 6th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live details to be advised|
|Tue Apr 20th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live details to be advised|
|Tue May 4th||Tuesday Live||Committee Meeting|
|Tue May 4th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live details to be advised|
|Tue May 18th||Tuesday Live||Tuesday Live details to be advised|
|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
|Thu Aug 5th||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
|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
|Wed Sep 1st||Social Events||Whist Drive`|
Sometime in the Autumn - date is only provisional
Palmer Centre from 7.30 pm
Details to follow nearer the time
|Sat Oct 2nd||Social Events||Open Day|
At the Palmer Centre and in Cormeilles Square
Details to follow
|Sat Oct 30th||Social Events||Ceilidh at the Drill Hall|
Provisional at the moment