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
August 2020
Tue Aug 4thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Brian Wallace, will be giving in a talk entitled ‘If these old walls could talk’ in which he will take us on a journey around the ancient walls and castles in Wales. Brian is well known to members of the U3A History Group and we can look forward to an entertaining and informative afternoon.
Wed Aug 5thBallroom, Latin, & Sequence DancingVirtual Quiz on Zoom at 10.00 am with Nancy

A Zoom link will be sent out to all Dancing Group members the day before.
Tue Aug 11thComputer Group

Virtual Meeting using Zoom - 11.00 am on your own Computer
Note the change of day to a Tuesday
An email will be sent to all Computer Group members on Monday with a link for you to click on.

  • Latest additions to the Web Page
  • New web site suggested by member

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.

Tue Aug 18thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Terry Walters (our very own David Bailey!) will be sharing hints and tips on how to improve your photography. Many of us have been using our cameras and smart phones far more frequently during lockdown. Sometimes, the results are not always what we hoped for, but help is at hand.
After a short break Judith Bolton will be busting the myths about lip reading and help us to understand why it is so important in all settings. Judith is an experienced lip reader and teacher and her talk is aimed at both hearing impaired and hearing members. Come along to find out more and have fun practising.
Thu Aug 20thReading (Non-Fiction)We plan to meet remotely using Zoom.
Mon Aug 31stIdeas to Occupy Your TimeWales Short Story Competition 2020
If you have time on your hands why not enter a story in this competition?
Details on the Ideas to Occupy Your Time Page
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Sep 1stTuesday LiveTuesday Live 'The Severn Bridge – the bridge that changed the world’ an illustrated talk by John Burrows
Tue Sep 15thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Details to be advised
Thu Sep 17thReading (Non-Fiction)We plan to meet remotely using Zoom.
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stTheatreThe Barber of Seville
Unfortunately this production has been cancelled by the Wales Millennium Centre. We received a full refund in mid July.
Tue Oct 6thTuesday LiveOctober Monthly Meeting
Entertainment by the Drama Group
Tea Rota: Table Tennis 1
Tue Oct 6thTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdTuesday LiveNovember Monthly Meeting
Details to be provided
Tea Rota: Table Tennis 2
Tue Nov 3rdTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Sat Nov 7thTuesday LiveNovember 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.
Fri Nov 13thTheatreThe Book Of Mormon
This production has also been cancelled by the Wales Millennium Centre due to the Coronavirus situation.
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stTuesday LiveChristmas Party
Details to be provided
Tue Dec 1stTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Sat Dec 5thTuesday LiveDecember 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.
February 2021
Fri Feb 5thSocial EventsInter Group Quiz
At the Drill Hall from 2.00 pm to about 4.15 pm
March 2021
Sat Mar 13thSocial EventsCeilidh at the Drill Hall
Provisional at the moment
Thu Mar 25thTheatreMatthew Bourne's Nutcracker! at the Welsh Millennium Centre.
A refreshed production of the magical fantasy of the Nutcracker! with Tchaikovsky's glorious score. Follow Clara's bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr Dross' orphanage through a shimmering, ice-skating wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland.
Ticket price details to follow.

WE WILL ALL BE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS EVENT!
April 2021
Thu Apr 1stSocial EventsWhist Drive`
Sometime in the Spring - date is only provisional
Palmer Centre from 7.30 pm
Details to follow nearer the time
Fri Apr 16thAwayDaysHighclere 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 24thSocial EventsOpen Day
At the Palmer Centre and in Cormeilles Square
Details to follow
July 2021
Sat Jul 17thSocial EventsChepstow Festival of Art
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
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