Chester

Events

Monthly Meetings 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. 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
November 2019
Thu Nov 14thMeetingThursday Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
Michael Winstanley of Greener Group will talk to us on Exploring Low Carbon Heating & Energy Technologies in UK homes. Have you had solar panels installed or considered them? Ever wondered what other technologies are available and how they might work for your home? In this talk we will explore the world of small scale renewables which are available right now. Including Ground Source and Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV and Battery Storage Systems, Underfloor Heating….
Craft tables - Christmas novelties, cards , knitting, quilting etc.
Plus the usual tables: books, trips, new groups, computer helpdesk.
Mon Nov 18thOutingLiverpool Town Hall tour at 11.00am and the new Liver Building tour at 2.00pm. There is a lift to the 10th floor of the Royal Liver, where you go outside to see the view, then a climb to the actual bird sculpture with 120 steps, the last 30 being up a spiral staircase. Not as bad as I thought. There was no rush and hand rails all the way. £25.00. One space left. Organiser Social Secretary.
Tue Nov 26thSocialChristmas Beatles Show Party at the Queens Hotel, Chester. Musical duo playing Beatles songs, 3 course meal. Programme starts at 10.45am and ends at 3pm. Full.
Contact Sue Proctor.
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdMeetingMonthly Meeting at St Columbas Hall.
The Anti-Claus tales by Si Poole. Offering a brief look at the less well-known but equally traditional characters of Krampus, Black Peter, Knecht Ruprecht, Pere Fouettard and Belsnickel amongst others, the lecture explores a more sinister side of the festive season. Simon is the Senior Lead in Cultural Education and Research at Storyhouse, Chester’s award-winning theatre and Programme Leader for the Masters in Creative Practice in Education at the University of Chester.
Wed Dec 11thSocialOur Christmas Lunch 12:30 at the Hilton DoubleTree Hoole Hall. Special price of £20, A few tickets left which can be purchased at Tuesday and Thursday meetings.
Thu Dec 12thMeetingUnfortunately the December Thursday meeting which was planned to be our traditional Christmas Fair has been cancelled as the hall will be used as a Polling Station.
Fri Dec 20thSocialSpirit of Christmas at the Philharmonic. Presented by John Suchet. Stalls £41.50, Circle £30.50, Back Circle £25.00. Contact Social Secretary.
January 2020
Thu Jan 23rdMeetingNew Members Coffee Morning at St Columbas Hall.
All new members, and those who may have never attended a new members meeting are invited on Thursday 23rd January 10am for 10.30am to meet other new members and find out more about the U3A.
February 2020
Mon Feb 17thOutingWilliamson Tunnels and Sudley House Liverpool. In the morning hear the fascinating story of the tunnels, cut out of solid rock, created by Joseph Williamson’s men in the early nineteenth century. Later we travel To Sudley House where lunch can be bought. In the house are many paintings by Turner, Millais, Rosseti and Holman Hunt. £17 Contact Jan Millard
Wed Feb 19thMeetingPopular Science - open to ALL U3A members
Popular Science Lectures At Bishops' High School: 09:30 for 10:00, finishing at noon.
Thu Feb 27thSocialMatthew Bourne’s Red Shoes at the Empire Liverpool. Last chance to pay this week. Meet at the theatre at 2.00 – 2.15. Front circle seats with extra leg room. Still a few seats left. £39.50 contact Social Secretary
March 2020
Fri Mar 27thSocialThe Welsh National Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro, one of the greatest comic operas at the Empire Liverpool at 7.00pm. Meet at the theatre at 6.30pm. We do not have a coach as train stops right near the theatre. contact Social Secretary
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndOutingOswaldtwistle Mill with Lunch and Entertainment from the swinging sixties. First of all “shop till you drop”, then at 12 noon there is a drink service followed by a 3 course lunch. At 2.45pm the main 60’s show with tea/coffee and biscuits. £32.00 contact Tom Clarke
May 2020
Mon May 11th
→Fri May 15th
HolidaySpring Holiday to Scotland Based in Pitlochry. Days out to Glamis Castle, Balmoral Estate, and Edinburgh town and Castle. If you are interested in this holiday please see me at the meeting as it is already booking up quickly. Deposit is £30.00 and is due now. Total price with HB, all entrance fees and coach travel from Chester. £547.00. No single supplement to pay. Social Secretary
October 2020
Wed Oct 28thMeetingPopular Science - open to ALL U3A members
Popular Science Lectures At Bishops' High School: 09:30 for 10:00, finishing at noon.