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.


Dates for your Diary
January 2020
Mon Jan 20thWalking: The StrollersJohn and Nina

Walk from Caerleon 4 mlies no stiles no hills mostly tarmac . Meet at Roman amphitheatre walk to Sainsburys where you can have a tea and a cake then walk back to the start . The meal is at ”The New Inn“ on the A48 next to the Gulf garage NP18 2JN and near a set of traffic lights. This is just a simple walk for January
Mon Jan 20thWalking: The Striders 1New Year Lunch & Walk – Tintern
Moderate 6m
Dave A (689973)
Anchor Inn car park, Tintern (SO 533002) 9:45
Tue Jan 21stBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDancing at St Arvans
9.00 Individual tuition
10.00: Just Dancing
11.00: Tuition
12.00 Improvers
1.00 Beginners
Wed Jan 22ndWalking: The HillwalkersWith Kay H (01291 629659), start at Fro car park, GR SO 292201, near Bettws. Up & along Bryn Arw, across to loop around the Deri before ascending Sugar Loaf.
About 10miles, 850metres ascent.
Thu Jan 23rd
→Mon Jan 27th
Psychology for Everyday LifeWe have a "Psychology for Everyday life" meeting this Thursday January 23rd at 1.30 p.m. This will be at Derek Shottin's house in Mathern.
for more details contact the convener John Plowman by email: info@drjplowman.co.uk or phone 07587 229163
Fri Jan 24thCinemaDrill Hall Film MRS LOWRY AND SON (PG) 7.30PM
A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
Fri Jan 24thTinnitus Support GroupWe will meet at 11am in the upstairs room at Tiffin Tea and Coffee Shop at 8, St Mary's Street, Chepstow
Sat Jan 25thCinemaDrill Hall Live concert FLASH! A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN 7.00PM
Tickets £16.50 (plus booking fee) from Hannah’s Music or online at via www.castellroc.co.uk
Sun Jan 26thCinemaDrill Hall GISELLE Live The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion…
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £12 & £10
Sun Jan 26thCinemaDrill Hall Broadcast ballet GISELLE 3.00PM
Bolshoi Ballet production. Tickets £16/13 from Chepstow Museum or on the door.
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion... The ballet: Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
Mon Jan 27thWalking: The StrollersMargaret and Cyril : (01291 650510)

Meet at Ninewells Car Park (Grid Ref. ST 518038) This is just off the Tintern to Trellech Road near to Cleddon. From Tintern turn left by the Wye Valley Hotel and follow the road to Whitestone, turn left and the car park is on a track to the left of Cleddon. From Trellech, take the right hand turning as you enter the village just as the 20 MPH limit starts. Then immediately turn left, follow the road to Ninewells Wood and the car park will be on the right as you come into Cleddon.
Easy/moderate walk approx. 4 1/2 miles.
Lunch at the Lion Inn Trellech.
Mon Jan 27thWalking: The Striders 1Tor y Foel
Energetic 9m
Pete & Jenny Robbins (07443 119004)
Talybont, Henderson Hall (SO 113226) 10:30
Tue Jan 28thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDancing at St Arvans
9.00 Individual tuition
10.00: Just Dancing
11.00: Tuition
12.00 Improvers
1.00 Beginners
Wed Jan 29thArt AppreciationLocal artist Susan Peterkin continues with our theme of the Natural World by exploring Trees in art
Wed Jan 29thCinemaDrill Hall 7.45pm LA BOHÈME (Opera) Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Wed Jan 29thCinemaDrill Hall Live Broadcast opera LA BOHEME 7.45PM
Puccini opera. Tickets £16/13 from Chepstow Museum or on the door.
Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.

Puccini’s score is one of his most beautiful, with highlights including Rodolfo and Mimì’s introductory arias and love duet in Act I, ebullient music for the chorus and soloists in Act II, and Mimì’s poignant death scene, over which the composer himself wept. La bohème received its world premiere at the Teatro Regio, Turin, on 1 February 1896, and its Covent Garden premiere the following year. It is currently one of the best-loved operas worldwide, and the opera most performed at the Royal Opera House.
Wed Jan 29thWalking: The HillwalkersSomewhere with Tanya and Martin (01594 530657)
Fri Jan 31stCinemaDrill Hall 7.30pm £4 Film - Downton Abbey
The Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
Fri Jan 31stReal Ale AppreciationFollowing the U3A quiz in the Drill Hall we will adjourn to Weatherspoons to celebrate, then onto the Queens Head to see what the cellar "improvements" have done for the flavour of the beer.
Fri Jan 31stSocial Events

Inter Group Quiz
Organised by the Real Ale Group who are guaranteeing that questions will be easier than last year!

  • Venue: Drill Hall - doors open at 1.30 pm
  • Teams of 5 maximum
  • From 2.00 pm to 4.15 pm. Please be there by 1.45 pm as the quiz will start on start on time.
  • Charge of £1.00 per person collected on the day
  • Break half way through for cup of tea and biscuit

Prizes for the winning team

If your group has not entered a team then there is still time to so. Please contact the Secretary.
If you aren't in a team and would like to compete, please contact the Secretary to see if we can make one up.

Fri Jan 31stNew Pursuits - Try Something New

Chepstow Photographic Competition - Castles of Wales

This is part of a competition for all U3As in Wales. There will be three heats starting with each competing Welsh U3A running their own individual competition and choosing their best three photographs. These will be submitted to their Network (South Wales Network in our case) who will then select the best five photographs to submit to an All Wales competition.

The Chepstow Competition

  • Is open to ALL current members of Chepstow U3A.
  • The photographs must not have been submitted to another U3A as part of the same competition
  • Each member may submit a maximum of three photographs
  • The closing date for entries to the Chepstow competition is January 31st 2020.
  • All entries will be displayed either digitally or in printed form at a Monthly Meeting and the top three will be included in our Magazine

Entries must be submitted to Information@ChepstowU3A.org.uk. If you do not get an acknowledgement within two days please ring 01291 623986.

Summary of the Rules

Photographs can be colour or monochrome but they must:

  • adhere to the theme - Castles of Wales.
  • be the work of the member entering the competition.
  • be a PDI (digital image NOT print).
  • have a longest side of 1400 pixels or less.
  • have a file size of 2 mb or less.
  • each photograph must have a file name that starts with the initials of the photographer.
  • not include people that can be recognised in the image (legal reasons - copyright & permissions).

For the full rules of the Wales U3A competition click on Photo Competition Rules

Chepstow U3A Judging
The photographs will be collected together and presented to a small panel of judges yet to be chosen. The judges will not know the names of the photographer.

February 2020
Sat Feb 1stMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsFebruary Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Feb 3rdWalking: The StrollersLyn

Short walk in Chepstow Park Wood
More details to follow
Tue Feb 4thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsFebruary Monthly Meeting
St David’s Hospice Care
By Emma Saysall MBE, CO/Director of Nursing
Tea Rota: Reading (Non-Fiction)
Special Extra Speaker
Natalie Evans, Cyber CSO for Gwent Police is giving a talk to the Computer Group at 3.30 pm at the Drill Hall after the above monthly meeting on Cyber Security & Scams
All members are welcome to come along
Tue Feb 4thClassical Music AppreciationLess is More - the Minimalists and Others - chosen by Derek
Tue Feb 4thComputer GroupCyber Security & Scams
Natalie Evans, Cyber CSO for Gwent Police is giving a talk at 3.30 pm at the Drill Hall after the monthly meeting.
All members are welcome to come along so tell your friends.
Wed Feb 5thWalking: The HillwalkersWalk with Stewart
Thu Feb 6thCinemaDrill Hall 7.30pm LUCIAN FREUD, A Self Portrait For the first time in history the Royal Academy in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self portraits, more than 50 paintings, prints and drawing spanning nearly seven decades from 1939. Tickets £10 from Chepstow Museum
Fri Feb 7thRock Music AppreciationJan Lock's house is the venue for this month's Rock Music Appreciation Event in Tutshill and is Download Festival 2019 - Let’s Get Rocked. I can only imagine what we will be presented with but am looking forward to it.

So 2.30pm start till 4.30, please contact the convenor if you wish to come to this illuminating session.
Sun Feb 9thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Feb 10thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Wed Feb 12thWalking: The HillwalkersWalk with Brian M.
Thu Feb 13thAway DaysWarwick Castle - £41 per person (£46 to include the Dungeon)
Behind Warwick Castle’s mighty walls, lies the real heart of the Castle with beautiful grand interiors. A castle steeped in history, drama, death, intrigue and tragedy. Ethelfleda, daughter of Saxon king Alfred the Great, first put a fort on this raised ground next to the river Avon in 914AD. William the Conqueror built a more traditional-looking castle at the spot in 1068. This became the family seat of the Earls of Warwick who played an integral part in the struggle for power during medieval times.
Marvel at the magnificent Great Hall, explore the many lavish state rooms whilst also experiencing the tranquillity inside the Earl’s private Chapel.
Discover their collection of armoury, second only to that of the Tower of London.
Perhaps brave the Dungeon, with its plague stories, and torture chamber, (additional £5 fee)
Explore the grounds and enjoy the biggest Bird of Prey Show in the UK, boasting a Sea Eagle, a Bald Eagle and an Andean Condor
Click on Warwick Castle Poster to see the poster

Contact: Rovena Harris on 01291 622681 or Nicky Lee on 07751 511365 or email AwayDays@ChepstowU3A.org.uk
Thu Feb 13thReal Ale AppreciationVisit to Newport, afternoon / evening to include a visit to the Cellar Door micro pub which has been highly recomended. Newport's "Queens Head". Cider and Real Ale.
Travel arrangements and details TBC.
Mon Feb 17thWalking: The StrollersStasia and Jenny
4 miles easy walk from Oldbury-on-Severn.
More details to follow
Wed Feb 19thMembers NoticesGWT Chepstow Talks and events - 7.30pm at Chepstow Leisure Centre
“The Gwent Living Levels Project” an illustrated talk by Gavin Jones. The protection of the Gwent Levels is vital on so many counts; for wildlife of course, but also for local history and communities. This important project for the Gwent Wildlife Trust involves working in partnership with other groups locally and a fleet of volunteers across many disciplines.
£3.00 entry, refreshments provided. For more information please contact Hilary on 01291 689326.
Thu Feb 20thReading (Non-Fiction)This month's book is "War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line", by David Nott.
We will meet at 3pm in the tea shop at the Chepstow Tourist Information Centre
Sun Feb 23rdCinemaDrill Hall 3pm SWAN LAKE Live Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £12 & £10
Sun Feb 23rdSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
Mon Feb 24thWalking: The StrollersPip and Lyn
Start point from the carpark in Redbrook on A4136 map ref 536 211
It will be about 5.25 miles starting with a longish steady climb to the Offas Dyke Path. It then levels off and next descends through the woods down to Wyesham and eventually onto tarmac road for a short while before joining the Wye Valley walk down the river back to Redbrook.

Lunch: The Boat - Redbrook. A short walk over the old bridge over the river.
Tue Feb 25thCinemaDrill Hall 7.15pm MARSTON & SCARLETT WORLD PREMIERES (Ballet) horeographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Wed Feb 26thArt AppreciationFlowers in art continues our theme of The Natural World with our speaker Brian Wallace
Sat Feb 29thMembers Notices

Renew your Concessionary WELSH Bus Pass
The renewal date has been extended to the end of February. Your existing one will not be accepted after this date.

First make sure that you know the following:

  • the 19-digit card number printed on the front of your Welsh bus pass
  • your date of birth
  • the postcode your current card is registered to
  • your National Insurance number (on pension statements, disability statements or payslips)
  • The council where you pay your Council Tax (find it on your Council Tax bill)
  • A new digital passport photo but only if you don't like your old one

Then click on Bus Pass Renewal to go to the web site. It will take about 10 minutes for you fill in all the details but it takes about three weeks for your new bus pass to arrive.
If you don't want to renew through the web site take your information to the library and they will do it for you.

Sat Feb 29thMembers NoticesSevern Express Bus Service - Changes to Tinetable
Stagecoach are going to change their timetable for this bus (formerly the X7) From 5th January it will not call in at The Mall but will go straight from Chepstow to Bristol and the service to and from Newport will also be changed.

New Service X14 Chepstow to The Mall
In response to many complaints about this the company are now introducing this new service for a trial period. Timetable not yet published.

Click on the following link Severn Express to see the timetables for both the revised Bristol - Chepstow - Newport service and the new Chepstow - Cribbs Causeway service.
March 2020
Sun Mar 1stMembers NoticesWelsh Bus Pass Eligibility Age
The Welsh Government has confirmed that the eligibility age for the concessionary bus pass will not be increased and will remain at 60.
Mon Mar 2ndWalking: The StrollersLyn and Pip

Walk in Wentwood, more details to follow
Tue Mar 3rdMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsMarch Annual General Meeting
The Recorder Group will play for your entertainment.
Tea Rota: Real Ale Appreciation
Tue Mar 3rdClassical Music AppreciationRomantic and Modern Music with Water as its theme - chosen by Lynne
Sat Mar 7thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsMarch Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Sun Mar 8thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Mar 9thWalking: The StrollersTheresa and Jan

More details to follow
Thu Mar 12thReal Ale AppreciationOuting to Cardiff. Pub walk. Details TBC
Fri Mar 13thCyclingLeader needed
Fri Mar 13thRock Music AppreciationPam Keighley's house is the venue for this month's Rock Music Appreciation Event in Central Chepstow and is currently untitled. I can only imagine what we will be presented with but am looking forward to it.

So 2.30pm start till 4.30, please contact the convenor if you wish to come to this illuminating session.
Sat Mar 14thSocial EventsEaster Ceilidh with Cats Paw, South Wales foremost Ceilidh Band
Have a foot stomping, roof raising good time.
Bring along your friends and have a great evening.
Can't dance? Doesn't matter, tuition included.
Venue to be decided.
£15 per ticket to include a Ploughman's supper
Cash bar.
Call Nicky on 07515 511365 or email Marketing@ChepstowU3A.org.uk for details or to purchase tickets.
Mon Mar 16thWalking: The StrollersNina and John

More details to follow
Mon Mar 16thWalking: The StrollersSue Presley

Shorter walk, about 3.5m. Start from Coaley Peak car park and then walk around Nympsfield, mostly on lanes.

More details nearer the time.
Tue Mar 17thCinemaDrill Hall 7.15pm FIDELIO Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner (Opera)
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Wed Mar 18thTheatreWe Will Rock You at the Bristol Hippodrome.
The world wide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton with 24 of Queen's biggest hits including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We are the Champions" and of course "We will Rock You".
Price of ticket (including coach)£42.00.
The coach will leave the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark at 1.00pm
Wed Mar 18thMembers NoticesGWT Chepstow Talks and events 7.30pm at Chepstow Leisure Centre
"Focus on Nature - a Wildlife Photographer's Year"- an illustrated talk by Chris Hatch, Vice-President of the Gwent Wildlife Trust. Chris always has beautiful photographs to share and not only that, he has wonderful stories to tell about all kinds of wildlife.
£3.00 entry, refreshments provided. For more information please contact Hilary on 01291 689326.
Thu Mar 19thSocial Events

A Day at Chepstow Races
One of our membershas arranged a package specially for Chepstow U3A members as follows:

  • 11.00 am, admission to the Racecourse for the afternoon's racing
  • 12 noon, racecourse Tour
  • 1.00 pm, first Race
  • Accommodation exclusive for our members
  • Light Refreshments

All inclusive for £18

Timings are approximate and will be confirmed to those who have booked nearer the time.

Click on Information to book your place

Fri Mar 20thCyclingGwent Levels with Derek (shorter ride)
Mon Mar 23rdWalking: The StrollersTrisha and Jessica

More details to follow
Wed Mar 25thArt AppreciationThis month continuing with the theme of the Natural World our speaker
Kirsty Hartsiotis will talk about The arts and crafts movement in the
Gloucestershire countryside
Sun Mar 29thCinemaDrill Hall 4pm ROMEO AND JULIET In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £12 & £10
Sun Mar 29thSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
Mon Mar 30thWalking: The StrollersCathie Macy

Walk in Lydney, more details to follow
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stCinemaDrill Hall 7.15pm SWAN LAKE (Ballet) Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Sat Apr 4thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsApril Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Sun Apr 5thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Apr 6thWalking: The StrollersViv and Ruth

Short walk, more details to follow
Tue Apr 7thCinemaDrill Hall 7.30pm EASTER IN ART Some of western civilisation’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment in Christ’s story and Christian faith. The crucifixion and resurrection have been depicted by the greatest artists in history, from the time of the early Christians to the present day, works that are explored in this film. Tickets £10 from Chepstow Museum
Tue Apr 7thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsApril Monthly Meeting
Chris Dale will tell the fascinating story behind a cavalry officer’s sword found in a second hand shop.
Tea Rota: Recorder Playing
Tue Apr 7thClassical Music AppreciationMusic chosen by Alison
Thu Apr 9thReal Ale AppreciationLion Inn Trelech, lunchtime treat. Bus times TBC. A cycle ride will also be incorporated if desired!
Fri Apr 10thCyclingSomewhere with Tim
Mon Apr 13thWalking: The StrollersEaster Monday Bank Holiday
Sun Apr 19thCinemaDrill Hall 4pm JEWELS Live This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £12 & £10
Mon Apr 20thWalking: The StrollersBarbara and Margaret

More details to follow
Tue Apr 21stCinemaDrill Hall 7.00pm CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/ PAGLIACCI (Opera) Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Thu Apr 23rdAway DaysHighclere Castle - £32 per person

This is another opportunity to enjoy a great day out in good company and explore a 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.

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.
Click on Highclere Poster to see the poster

Departs Chepstow Leisure Centre at a time to be decided

Contact: Rovena Harris on 01291 622681, email AwayDays@ChepstowU3A.org.uk
Fri Apr 24thCyclingOver the Bridge with Nicky (shorter ride)
Sun Apr 26thSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
Mon Apr 27thWalking: The StrollersPam and Graham

Day trip to Southerndown, more details to follow
Wed Apr 29thArt AppreciationThis month we welcome back Art Historian Eleanor Bird who explores 'The garden in art as part of our theme of The Natural World.
Thu Apr 30thInformationConveners Meeting
Drill Hall at 12.00 am to about 3.00 pm
Buffet at about 12.30 pm
Meeting starts at 1.00 pm
Agenda to be published later
May 2020
Sat May 2ndBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Avon Dancers 45th Anniversary Dinner Dance
at Somerset Hall, Portishead.#
From 7.30 pm. Tickets about £37.50
Sat May 2ndMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsMay Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon May 4thWalking: The StrollersBank Holiday
Tue May 5thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsMay Monthly Meeting
Two U3A members will give a talk entitled "A Buzz in the community"
Tea Rota: Rock Music Appreciation
Fri May 8thCyclingGilwern, Brynmawr and the Ebbw Fawr and Ebbw Fach Valleys with Brian M
Sun May 10thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon May 11thWalking: The StrollersGeoff and Judy

Bluebell walk, more details to follow
Sat May 16thMembers NoticesGWT Chepstow Talks and events - 9.30am to 12.30pm
ANNUAL PLANT SALE at the Palmer Community Centre, Cormeilles Square, Chepstow. Free entry.
The Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Chepstow Group will again be hosting their ever-popular Annual Grand Plant Sale and Bazaar. All excellent value, there will be a wide range of small shrubs and perennial garden plants, with annuals and vegetable plants also available. Plus experienced gardeners on hand to advise! Donations of plants welcome. For more information please contact Hilary on 01291 689326.
Mon May 18thWalking: The StrollersJane and Mary

More details to follow
Fri May 22ndCyclingWalford with Christine (shorter ride)
Mon May 25thWalking: The StrollersBank Holiday
Wed May 27thArt AppreciationThis month Clouds and bad weather in art are explored by Kathleen Crawley as part of our theme The Natural World
Thu May 28thCinemaDrill Hall 7.15pm THE DANTE PROJECT (Ballet) Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Sun May 31stSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
June 2020
Mon Jun 1stWalking: The StrollersLesley and Tony

More details to follow
Tue Jun 2ndMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsJune Monthly Meeting
Details to be provided
Tea Rota: Table Tennis 3
Wed Jun 3rdNew Pursuits - Try Something NewNational U3A Day
Organised by the Third Age Trust
Chepstow's day moved to July 18th to coincide with Chepstow Festival of Arts
Sat Jun 6thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsJune Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Jun 8thWalking: The StrollersAngela and Bill

More details to follow
Fri Jun 12thTheatreThe Barber of Seville at the Wales Millennium Centre.
This is one of the Welsh National Opera's much-loved productions and partners wonderfully with Rossini's witty and expressive melodies.
Price(including coach)£54.00. Payment due by 4th February 2020.
Please note this is an evening performance at 7.15pm. The coach will leave the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark at 5.00pm.
Fri Jun 12thCyclingCotswolds with Brian D
Mon Jun 15thWalking: The StrollersViv and Ruth

Day trip, more details to follow
Thu Jun 18thCinemaDrill Hall 7.45pm ELEKTRA (Opera) Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the awardwinning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness,
Live broadcast. Tickets in advance from Chepstow Museum £16 & £13
Sun Jun 21stBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Jun 22ndWalking: The StrollersMarina Hunter

More details to follow
Wed Jun 24thArt AppreciationThe theme of The Natural World is continued by Kate Newton who will tell us about Oriental approaches to landscape, and their influence on Western art
Fri Jun 26thCyclingLydney with Maggie and Colin (shorter ride)
Sun Jun 28thSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
Mon Jun 29thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
July 2020
Sat Jul 4thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsJuly Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Jul 6thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Tue Jul 7thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsSummer Party
Details to be provided
Thu Jul 9thCinemaDrill Hall 7.30pm FRIDA KAHLO A journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons, with in-depth study of her vibrant art and commentary from world renowned experts as well as her own words. Tickets £10 from Chepstow Museum
Fri Jul 10thCyclingSomewhere with Dave A
Mon Jul 13thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Sat Jul 18thNew Pursuits - Try Something NewChepstow Festival of Arts
A replacement for the National U3A Day as a lot of our performance and display groups will be taking part.
More details in due course
Mon Jul 20thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Fri Jul 24thCyclingSomewhere with Karon and Steve. (shorter ride)
Sun Jul 26thSunday Lunch ClubSunday Lunch Club
At the Beaufort Hotel in the centre of Chepstow at 12.30 pm
All welcome but please contact one of the Conveners to book your place
Mon Jul 27thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Wed Jul 29thArt AppreciationOur coach trip will be to Swansea to visit the Glyn Vivian Gallery, Brangwyn Hall and the Sir Frank Brangwyn Panels with a stop at Margam Castle and Orangery on the way back.

Details to follow
August 2020
Sat Aug 1stBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Avon Dancers Midsummer Ball
at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
Details later
Sat Aug 1stMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsAugust Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Sun Aug 2ndCycling"Tea & Cakes" Ride. Chepstow to Hill and back with Nigel and Maggie.
Mon Aug 3rdWalking: The StrollersLesley and Tony

More details to follow
Tue Aug 4thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsNo Monthly Meeting
Sat Aug 8thMembers Notices

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

Mon Aug 10thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Fri Aug 14thCyclingSomewhere with Teresa
Fri Aug 14thSocial 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 Payment Options for Trips 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.
Mon Aug 17thWalking: The StrollersJessica and Trisha

More details to follow
Mon Aug 24thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Wed Aug 26thArt AppreciationNo Meeting

Summer Break
Mon Aug 31stWalking: The StrollersBank Holiday
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsSeptember Monthly Meeting
Jeff Grosvenor will give a talk on the Newport Transporter Bridge.
Tea Rota: Spanish Conversation
Sat Sep 5thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsSeptember Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Sep 7thWalking: The StrollersViv and Ruth

More details to follow
Fri Sep 11thCyclingBristol to Portishead with Pam and Tony
Sun Sep 13thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Sep 14thWalking: The StrollersTheresa and Jan

Day trip, more details to follow
Sun Sep 20th
→Sun Sep 27th
Walking: The Walking WeeksAnnual Walking Week
To Stirling in Scotland, based in the King Robert Hotel situated on the fields of the Battle of Bannockburn, one of Scotland’s major historical sites. Click on Stirling Poster for full details and see the Walking Weeks web page for more information including contact details and how to pay
Mon Sep 21stWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Mon Sep 28thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
October 2020
Sat Oct 3rdMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsOctober Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Sun Oct 4thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Oct 5thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Tue Oct 6thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsOctober Monthly Meeting
Details to be provided
Tea Rota: Table Tennis 1
Fri Oct 9thCyclingSomewhere with Nigel and Maggie
Mon Oct 12thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Thu Oct 15th
→Fri Oct 16th
Table TennisU3A Welsh Open Team Championships 2020
Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Singles on the Thursday, Teams on the Friday
10.00 am start
Closing date for entries 30th June 2020
Mon Oct 19thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Mon Oct 26thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
November 2020
Sun Nov 1stBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Tea Dance at Somerset Hall, Portishead.
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing on a large floor with good music - £5.50 per person. Tea/coffee and sandwiches and cakes can be purchased at the break.
There is free tuition of a Sequence Dance before the dance at about 2.30 pm
Mon Nov 2ndWalking: The StrollersJane and Mary

More details to follow
Tue Nov 3rdMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsNovember Monthly Meeting
Details to be provided
Tea Rota: Table Tennis 2
Sat Nov 7thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsNovember Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Nov 9thWalking: The StrollersStrollers AGM
Fri Nov 13thTheatreThe Book Of Mormon
Quoted as "The best musical of this century". It is an outrageous, musical comedy following the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries.
Please note it contains strong language, adult themes, strobe lighting and bangs.
Price (including coach) £50.00. Payment due by 7th July 2020.
The coach will leave the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark at the earlier time of 12.30pm.
Fri Nov 13thCyclingLeader needed
Mon Nov 16thWalking: The StrollersNina and John

More details to follow
Mon Nov 23rdWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Mon Nov 30thWalking: The StrollersNo leader
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsChristmas Party
Details to be provided
Sat Dec 5thMonthly Meetings & Coffee MorningsDecember Coffee Morning
At the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Come along and have a coffee or tea and meet up with friends old and new.
The membership secretary will be there for existing and potential members.
Copies of the latest magazine will be available.
Mon Dec 7thWalking: The StrollersStrollers Christmas Lunch
Mon Dec 14thWalking: The StrollersJane

Soup walk, more details to follow
Sat Dec 19thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingDance Group Outing to Avon Dancers Christmas Ball
at Somerset Hall, Portishead.#
From 3.00 pm to about 5.30 pm.
Details later
Mon Dec 21stWalking: The StrollersNo leader
Mon Dec 28thWalking: The StrollersNo leader