Chepstow

Tuesday Live & Coffee Mornings

Tuesday Live at the Drill Hall are on the first Tuesday of the month. They are usually Hybrid with an audience in the Drill Hall and on Zoom A recording is normally made with a link on this page for members to view for two weeks following the event.

Coffee Mornings are on the first Saturday of the month at the Chepstow Club.

On Tuesday 3rd May, Christine Green gave an inspirational talk on her solo cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise funds for, and awareness of, Women V Cancer. If you missed it, or want to see it again, you can watch it by clicking on Land\'s End to John O\'Groats and entering the code: tF=#5cY=

Dates for your Diary
Sat Jun 4th Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Tue Jun 7th Tuesday Live - The Wyenotes in concert.
Since the Autumn, the Band has been preparing a programme of 16 new numbers for your entertainment! These 20th century songs are drawn from jazz, latin, rhythm and blues, rock and pop music - hopefully, something for everyone!
There are now ten of us in the Band, made up of an 'orchestra', a 'rock group' and singers! We hope that you will join us for this special concert!
The performance will be split into two 30 minute sessions with a ten minute refreshment break in between.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Sat Jul 2nd Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Tue Jul 5th Tuesday Live - Vanuatu, a maelstrom of experiences
Alan Horne lived with his wife Marion in Vanuatu, an archipelago of about 83 volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, for just over 2 years. Vanuatu is recorded by the United Nations as the world's most dangerous country experiencing earthquakes, storms, floods, droughts and sea level rises. Before independence in 1980, Vanuatu was an Anglo-French colony known as the New Hebrides - the name coined by Captain Cook, who explored the archipelago in 1774. Vanuatu is widely recognised for the Price Philip Tribe, the origin of bungee jumping, a premier destinations for scuba divers, the wreck of the US ocean liner and converted troop carrier SS President Coolidge, Million $ point and of course a frequent pointless answer on the TV game show Pointless. Vanuatu's last recorded cannibal killing was as recent as 1969, a practice which is now illegal! Alan, with possible interventions from Marion, will present his experience of living and working in this fascinating country
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Tue Aug 2nd Tuesday Live - Summer Picnic
At the Bandstand beside the River Wye in Lower Chepstow
Details to be advised
Sat Aug 6th Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Sat Sep 3rd Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Tue Sep 6th Tuesday Live - The Victorian Superhighway.
Mention the global information super-highway, and we automatically think of the internet. But actually, messages were already being sent back and forth around the world, by wire, as long ago as the Victorian era, thanks to Samuel Morse’s electric telegraph, and the vast network of undersea cables laid down by the British, to connect our far-flung colonies. It was called, appropriately, the ‘All Red Line’ (red being the cartographers’ code for the British Empire).
In this talk, Mario Greening from Cardiff u3a will present a brief history of communications technology, which culminated in the planning, financing, and construction of the cable network by British entrepreneurs and engineers. He’ll also reveal the little-known story of Room 40 at the Admiralty during WW1, where code-breakers intercepted messages sent by the Germans on their cable network, while protecting the security of our own.
Just in case you are wondering, the approach is non-technical!!
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Sat Oct 1st Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Tue Oct 4th Tuesday Live - 40th Anniversary Party - something a bit different
To celebrate the founding of the u3a movement this will be a new members meeting and we are asking you to come along and bring a friend. You will be served with a drink as you come enter the Hall before being entertained for the afternoon by a professional Magician. A Cream Tea served in he interval at your table by members from two of our Activity Groups.
Not a Hybrid meeting.
Tue Nov 1st Tuesday Live - The life of a common soldier in the English Civil War
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of civil wars and political intrigues between Parliamentarians, commonly known as Roundheads, and Royalists, commonly known as Cavaliers, mainly over how England was governed and questions of religious freedom.
Keith James will dress up in costume and tell us about the life of a common foot soldier.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Sat Nov 5th Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Sat Dec 3rd Coffee Morning at the Chepstow Club from 11:00am to 12:30pm.
Tue Dec 6th Tuesday Live - Christmas Party with The Chepstow Male Voice Choir
Two 30 minute performance with a mixture of songs including Christmas Carols and maybe something for you to sing along to.
Mulled wine will be served at the start of the afternoon and Christmas cake and pastries with tea and coffee will be served at your table during the interval between performances.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Tue Jan 3rd 2023 Tuesday Live - The Offa's Dyke Conservation Project. A new dawn for the Monument and National Trail
Dave McGlade will join us on Zoom to explain the ODA 's history and aims together with its role in the project's partnership.
Dave started his countryside management career 30 years ago on Offa's Dyke Path then in 1995 moved up to Northumberland to develop Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail, managing it for both conservation and amenity. Now back on Offa's Dyke, this time in a voluntary capacity, his aim is to see the Dyke and its Trail managed to the same high standards as on Hadrian's Wall.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Tue Feb 7th 2023 Tuesday Live - Chepstow, it's Life and History in 15 Pictures
John Burrows will entertain us with pictures taken from his own photographic library.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.
Tue Mar 7th 2023 Tuesday Live - AGM
More information nearer the time.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch and vote on Zoom if you prefer.
Tue Apr 4th 2023 Tuesday Live
Tue May 2nd 2023 Tuesday Live
Tue Jun 6th 2023 Tuesday Live
Tue Jul 4th 2023 Tuesday Live - Chepstow u3a Recorder Group
More details nearer the time.
This will be a Hybrid meeting so you can watch on Zoom if you prefer.

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