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Prehistoric Art Talk by Dr Paul Bahn

Thursday 5 December 2019 Waltham Abbey Town Hall, EN9 1DE

£10 per person. Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

This is a spectacular talk of the Ice Age by Dr Paul Bahn. It has been organised by Epping Forest District Museum to coincide with the special exhibition, Ice Age, which is on at the museum until 21 December 2019.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on Prehistoric Art. Dr Bahn will give an illustrated overview of the key sites and examples, drawing on his years of experience studying and leading tours to some of the most important sites around the world.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of Dr Bahn’s book before the talk.

Tickets cost £10 per person and can be booked by phoning 01992 564226 (Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm) or online at


AWAY DAYS STEVE GOLLOP 01992 629209/ 07850 728272

Thursday 12th December 2019 – Christmas Beatles - We have now forwarded the final numbers to the organisers of this event so only those who have paid the full £46 are booked on the trip. If you have only paid a deposit and have not cancelled please contact me.

The coach pick up times have now changed to: 9.15am – Spinning Wheel, Hoddesdon,
9.30am – Tesco, Old Pond, 9.45am – Quaker Lane, Waltham Abbey
The three course lunch is a set Xmas menu. If you have NOT already let me know you require vegetarian option please contact me.




The Theatre Group have booked tickets to see ‘Everybody’s talking about Jamie’ on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at the Apollo Theatre in London.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is brought to the West End by Dan Gillespie Sells (singer-songwriter of The Feeling) and Tom MacRae (writer for Doctor Who).
This brand new British musical is the inspirational story of Jamie New, a 16-year old schoolboy from Sheffield who decides he wants to go to his school prom in a dress. The story takes inspiration from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, which followed the true story of Jamie Campbell.
With an infectious original score from Gillespie Sells, which includes instant classics such as “And You Don't Even Know It”, “He's My Boy” and “The Wall In My Head”, the story explores Jamie’s relationship with the kids at school, his mother, and himself.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie started life in Sheffield with a run at the Crucible Theatre, and transferred to London’s Apollo Theatre with previews beginning on 6th November 2017, and an official opening night on 22nd November.
The production is the first foray into musicals for Gillespie Sells and MacRae, who realised the idea to make the story into a musical from director Jonathan Butterell.

The cost is £47 per person including the cost of the coach and drivers tip. Payment needs to be paid as soon as possible, please.
We will leave Cheshunt from outside of where Lloyds Bank used to be at 11.a.m. I have seen a few people who have seen this show and they have said it is very funny.


Computer Users

Ravenshead U3A have divised someuseful information regarding using your computer. Just click on Ravenshead to access the link.



On Wednesday 31st July, one of our members received an email purporting to come from TV Licensing, telling me that my TV License (note the s - it should be a c) was due to run out on 1st August and my Direct Debit had been refused by my bank. Other than the misspelling of Licence, it looked 100% OK. However, clicking on to the next page he saw that he was going to need to enter all his details (name, address, bank etc) even though TV Licensing should have had them already. He stopped immediately, and went to his filing system to look at last year's Licence. This had a different TV Licence Number on and had been renewed in June of this year. He phoned tv on 03007906071 who confirmed his payment and address. He read out the details of the scam licence number from the email and was told that the number didn't exist.
If you get a similar email, phone the above number immediately and when prompted press 0 (zero) which informs TV Licences that you think you have a scam email.




NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, Saturday January 18th 2020 at the Royal British Legion, Crossbrook Street. (They are in the process of renovating the hall) and numbers will be limited. More information over the coming months.


Psychological consequences of fear of incontinence

A disturbing title I agree however Cheshunt U3A have been contacted by Clinical Consultant Shirley Chiu at University College London who is currently studying the impact of worrying about bladder and bowels control on mood and daily activities. Two in every three women over 40, and one in two men, experience losing control of their bladder and around 1 in 8 or 9 adults have experienced losing control of their bowels. Yet the impact of continence concerns is an under-researched area, particularly in the older population.
She would like Cheshunt U3A to help distribute the advert flyer for this project (e.g. by leaving our flyer in your store)? Participants will be invited to complete an online anonymous survey, which should take approximately 20-25 minutes.
We will obtain those flyers but they are unlikely to arrive before the February meeting. Meanwhile if you like to take part then click on the above link and follow the instructions.



Click Diary Dates for 2019 for the following groups - Bolivia, Canasta, Rummikub and Music in the Afternoon



Citizens Advice Then join us in offering advice and practical support to those people in need of assistance in the area.
As a charity serving the community for over 20 years, we know the powerful impact our help provides. Whatever your background and skills, we know we have a role that is just right for you! We will provide all the necessary training and support and whilst learning new skills and knowledge, you will also be helping others.

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website:

or call us on 01992 780 236



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