Coronavirus Impact on our Events
Many Chester & other U3A events are appearing in new forms. The current status for each is given on the chronological list below. We now include links to other organisations online events that might be of interest to members.

The descriptive part of this page tells how we normally meet and how we will hopefully be resuming later in 2021.

Monthly Meetings usually take place on the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month at St Columba's Church Hall, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, CH2 1SA. Doors open at 9:45 and coffee is served until the meeting starts at 10:30. Please remember to bring your own cups.

We have a Social Events programme of Outings to places of interest in the region and to Plays & Concerts in Liverpool. These have been postponed (more information on the Social page). The full programme with details of how to book can also be found in the monthly News Sheet.

Dates for your Diary
June 2021
Thu Jun 24thOtherThe virtual u3a Café, is moving its day to the fourth Thursday of the month as I had so many apologies for the last session. The time will be the same 10am and noon. This is an open invitation to all members. Pop in and out as you please just like a real cafe. It is an opportunity to find out planned social events and ‘have your say’ about your u3a, which we can always feed back to the committee. If you are a new member and would like to know more it is a great way to meet fellow members in a relaxed atmosphere, just as a new member did at the last session. Come along with any question or topic you would like to discuss or listen to – all contributions appreciated. Please bring your own coffee and cake!!
If you would like to invite a friend, please send them the link – all are welcome.
The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you close to the meeting date so that you do not lose it!. Please join us
July 2021
Tue Jul 6thMeeting

Our online talk for July is Art Forgery - the Sincerest Form of Theft by Frank Vigon
Example forged picture The whole issue of Art is mired in debate about worth and interpretation. How do we know what is good art? How do we know what it means? How can we compare one artist with another? And how do we know when we are being fooled?
In the end it all comes down to worth…aesthetic and monetary. In the gap between the two creeps in the joker in the pack….the forger.
This talk attempts to examine some of the key issues:

  • Why do forgers forge?
  • What is their methodology?
  • The history of forgery
  • How responsible are the galleries, auctioneers and dealers?
  • The forger as celebrity
  • Are forgers thwarted artists or are they geniuses gone astray?
December 2021
Thu Dec 2ndSocialSocial Events Are Back! Here is the first one for some time. Hopefully there will be lots more before too long.

Thursday 2nd December, Queens Hotel, Chester “Great Days Out 70s themed Snow Ball” 10.30am-3.00pm.
Three course meal with musical entertainment. 70s costumes optional. £29. Make your own way there. £5 deposit to be paid when booking. Balance of £24 due by 30th August. Sue Proctor. Contact Social