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
October 2020
Wed Oct 28thWalking: The HillwalkersNo Hillwalk due to "firebreak" lockdown
Fri Oct 30thWalking: The Hillwalkers7.30pm Zoom Quiz.
Chris has emailed joining information (email sent 22 October)
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdTuesday LiveTuesday 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 3rdTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Wed Nov 4thWalking: The HillwalkersNo Hillwalk due to "firebreak" lockdown
Wed Nov 4thSouth Wales Network MeetingsSouth 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 9thWalking: The StrollersNo leader

The AGM that was planned for this date has been postponed
Tue Nov 10thComputer 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.

  • Latest additions to the Web Page
  • Google maps on iPhone - update from Jackie
  • A members is having problems with the magazine link not working. Anyone suggest why.
  • Anything else - bring along on the day

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 11thWalking: The HillwalkersWith Ceridwen (07912 849079), a Hillwalk incorporating a visit to a crash-site, which one will depend on the forecast weather conditions.
Mon Nov 16thWalking: The StrollersTrisha and Jessica

Details to follow
Tue Nov 17thTuesday LiveTuesday 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 18thWalking: The HillwalkersSomewhere with Chris (07843 943782)
Thu Nov 19thReading (Non-Fiction)This month's book is Under the Wig by William Clegg
Mon Nov 23rdWalking: The StrollersMargaret and Cyril Reece (Home Tel. No. 01291 650510 email: kathlynmreece@gmail.com)

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 25thWalking: The HillwalkersWith Chrystal (07747 118793) up and around Blorenge.
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stTuesday LiveTuesday 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 1stTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Mon Dec 7thWalking: The StrollersStrollers Christmas Lunch

We hope to have our usual Christmas Lunch, depending on what is possible at the time
Tue Dec 15thTuesday LiveThe 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!
January 2021
Tue Jan 5thTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Jan 5thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Details to be advised
Tue Jan 19thTuesday LiveTuesday Live 'Wyedean Bats'
February 2021
Tue Feb 2ndTuesday LiveCommittee Meeting
Tue Feb 2ndTuesday LiveTuesday Live Details to be advised
Fri Feb 5thSocial EventsInter Group Quiz
At the Drill Hall from 2.00 pm to about 4.15 pm
Tue Feb 16thTuesday LiveTuesday Live Details to be advised
March 2021
Sat Mar 13thSocial EventsCeilidh at the Drill Hall
Provisional at the moment
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 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
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