|Tuesday Live & Monthly Meetings||Marion Huckle||Programme@ChepstowU3A.org.uk||01291 409868|
|Coffee Mornings||Shelagh Davies||01291 629364|
During Lockdown, we are arranging alternative events on Tuesday afternoons starting at 2:00 pm using Zoom. See Dates for your Diary below. If you haven't used Zoom before or need an update click on Joining a Zoom Meeting. Trial Zoom sessions will be held for those who haven't used Zoom before. Email Information to book into a session.
On 6th October, Hugh Gray-Wallis, together with Maggie and her hearing dog Nero gave a talk on Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and demonstrated some of the ways that Nero supports Maggie. If you want to find out more, or make a donation, go to Hearing Dogs.
On 20th October, Susan Burnett gave a talk: The beautiful and the edible: gardening for the gastronome. If you missed the talk or want to watch it again, click on Gardening for the Gastronome. You may need to enter the passcode: S38tA%+C
The talk will be available to view until midnight on Monday 2nd November.
Monthly Meetings (Suspended)
During lockdown, the normal Monthly Meetings are suspended. When they return, they will be on the first Tuesday of every month except August at the Drill Hall in lower Chepstow from 2.00 pm to about 4.00 pm but doors open at 1.30 pm. For details click on Monthly Meeting Information and see Dates for your Diary below.
Saturday Coffee Mornings (Suspended)
During lockdown, the normal Coffee Mornings are suspended. When they return, they will be on the first Saturday of every month at the Palmer Centre in Cormeilles Square in the centre of Chepstow from 10.00 am to 12 noon. For details click on Coffee Morning Information.
South Wales Network Meetings
These are meetings of U3As from the south east corner of Wales who get together two or three times a year to discuss matters relevant to local U3As. Click on South Wales Network Meetings to see details of the next meeting.
Videos from our Ukulele Group
|Big Bad Woof - Sloop John B||Big Bad Woof - Save the Last Dance|
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Nov 3rd||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Nov 3rd||Tuesday 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 17th||Tuesday 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.
|Tue Dec 1st||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Dec 1st||Tuesday 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 15th||The 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!
|Tue Jan 5th 2021||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Jan 5th 2021||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|
|Tue Jan 19th 2021||Tuesday Live 'Wyedean Bats'|
|Tue Feb 2nd 2021||Committee Meeting|
|Tue Feb 2nd 2021||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|
|Tue Feb 16th 2021||Tuesday Live Details to be advised|