Wearside

Events at Wearside U3A

Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meetings are held in the Bangladeshi Centre in Tatham Street, Sunderland on the second Friday in the month from 10.00am - noon. Light refreshments are served at 10am and ample time is available for members to socialise and sign up for group activities.

We usually start with a short business meeting when members are updated on National and Local U3A news and developments. Several of the Group Coordinators also report details of forthcoming events. This is followed by a talk from an invited speaker.

Potential members are always welcome and information about our U3A is available from committee members.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Sep 9th The Presentation at September's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Short stories and poems in dialect
by Peter Weighill

Please arrive between 10:00 and 10:15 if you would want a drink of Coffee or Tea
Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the Monthly Meeting attendances which supported the room hire, speaker costs and catering costs breaking even or possibly generating a small surplus each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Fri Oct 14th The Presentation at October's Monthly Meeting is entitled
Remarkable women of the North East
by Geoff Hughes

Please arrive between 10:00 and 10:15 if you would want a drink of Coffee or Tea
Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the Monthly Meeting attendances which supported the room hire, speaker costs and catering costs breaking even or possibly generating a small surplus each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Fri Nov 11th The Presentation at November's Monthly Meeting is entitled
'The Mitford Family of Northumberland'
by Linda Davidson

Please arrive between 10:00 and 10:15 if you would want a drink of Coffee or Tea
Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the Monthly Meeting attendances which supported the room hire, speaker costs and catering costs breaking even or possibly generating a small surplus each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Board Games
Mon Aug 22nd Board Games.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


Refreshments will be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Sep 26th Board Games.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


Refreshments will be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Oct 24th Board Games.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


Refreshments will be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Nov 28th Board Games.

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.


Refreshments will be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Dec 26th

**** No Board Games this Month - Due to Holidays ***

Coffee Morning
Tue Aug 16th Coffee Morning is taking a Summer Break.
Tue Sep 13th Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning where you can meet and chat over coffee from 10:30am
might be arranged by Doreen Lloyd.

Traditionally, there was a Coffee Morning on the Tuesday following a Monthly Meeting.

We are trying Bennelli's which is the Coffee Shop attached to the Museum and Winter Gardens.

Tuesday 13th September at 10:30 a.m.
Tue Oct 18th Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning where you can meet and chat over coffee from 10:30am
had been arranged by Doreen Lloyd.

We are trying Bennelli's which is the Coffee Shop attached to the Museum and Winter Gardens.


It will be on the Tuesday following the monthly meeting.


Tuesday 18th October at 10:30 a.m.

If the Weather is fine and it is warm enough, we may use the terrace area overlooking Mowbray Park.
Community Lectures
Wed Aug 24th

*** Fifth and Last Lecture of the 2022 Series of Community "Heritage Today!" Lectures ***

Subject:- The People and Architecture of Washington Old Hall."

Speaker:- Ged Parker.

Time:- 2p.m. for a 2:30 Start.

Location:- Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, St. Peter's Campus.

The 1,000-year history of the Old Hall, its owners and occupiers, the numerous alterations and the story of its restoration.

Discussion
Mon Sep 5th Held on the First Monday of the month
from 10:00am until noon at The Bangladeshi Centre
in the Training Room.


All welcome, Please join us complete with opinions !
or just listen to others


Starting topic will be - - -






MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER at 10:00 am in The BANGLADESHI INTERNATIONAL CENTRE.

We shall meet again in the Bangladeshi International Centre,
but now at 10:00 for a start at 10:15 to allow time for Coffee/Tea break!
Please bring cups, if you remember.
(Paper ones will be available)
or Bring your own Refreshments (if you might need a drink).


Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Oct 3rd Held on the First Monday of the month
from 10:00am until noon at The Bangladeshi Centre
in the Training Room.


All welcome, Please join us complete with opinions !
or just listen to others


Starting topic will be - - -






MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER at 10:00 am in The BANGLADESHI INTERNATIONAL CENTRE.

We shall meet again in the Bangladeshi International Centre,
but this time at 10:00 for a start at 10:15 to allow time for Coffee/Tea break!
Please bring cups, if you remember.
(Paper ones will be available)
or Bring your own Refreshments (if you might need a drink).


Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Garden Trip & Talks - (Planning Restart)
Fri Oct 7th

More likely restart Meeting of the Garden Group.

*** Garden Group Meeting at BIC ***

Molly is arranging a Meeting of the Garden Group on Friday 7th October at 2 p.m.

As well as a discussion about the future direction of the Garden Group

there will also be one of the excellent Talks and Slide Shows by Vera B.

Please come and join us.

Refreshments will probably be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.

Fri Nov 4th

*** Garden Group Meeting at BIC ***

Details to follow.

Please come and join us.

Refreshments will probably be available
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.

German Conversation
Mon Sep 12th Meeting at 10:30 until 12 noon on
the second Monday of the month
in Sunderland International Bangladesh Centre.

Some of the discussion on the subject indicated in the Group Header
which for September 2022 is Clothing.

Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Oct 10th Meeting at 10:30 until 12 noon on
the second Monday of the month
in Sunderland International Bangladesh Centre.

Some of the discussion on the subject indicated in the Group Header
which for October 2022 is A Cultural Event.

Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Mon Nov 14th Meeting at 10:30 until 12 noon on
the second Monday of the month
in Sunderland International Bangladesh Centre.

Some of the discussion on the subject indicated in the Group Header
which for November 2022 is TBC.

Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
History
Wed Sep 14th History Group Meetings are expected to restart in September.

Speaker John Ll.

Other Details to follow.
Latin (using ZOOM)
Mon Aug 22nd

*** No Latin This Month *** Summer Break

Mon Sep 5th It is expected that there will be a ZOOM Meeting for LATIN

Monday 5th September 2022
at 2:00 p.m.




Steve N. will be hosting the meeting and send the Zoom invitations out.
Local & Family History
Tue Sep 13th On Tuesday 13th September 2022 the Group meets at 2pm in the Local Studies Section
at the Old "Elephant Tea Rooms".

Bring your Library Card.

There are Restrictions on the number of Computers any Group can use at the Local studies Centre.
If you wish to attend this Group then contact Mike, the group leader.
Our Group is restricted to 6 People attending any session.
Tue Oct 11th On Tuesday 11th October 2022 the Group meets at 2pm in the Local Studies Section
at the Old "Elephant Tea Rooms".

Bring your Library Card.

There are Restrictions on the number of Computers any Group can use at the Local studies Centre.
If you wish to attend this Group then contact Mike, the group leader.
Our Group is restricted to 6 People attending any session.
Tue Nov 8th On Tuesday 8th November 2022 the Group meets at 2pm in the Local Studies Section
at the Old "Elephant Tea Rooms".

Bring your Library Card.

There are Restrictions on the number of Computers any Group can use at the Local studies Centre.
If you wish to attend this Group then contact Mike, the group leader.
Our Group is restricted to 6 People attending any session.
Music Appreciation
Thu Aug 18th

*** Summer Break so No Music Appreciation This Month ***

Photography
Tue Aug 23rd

*** We Normally have No Photography Group Meeting in August ***

but keep taking photos for future subjects.

Tue Sep 27th The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Glass.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Tue Oct 25th The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Shadows.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Tue Nov 22nd The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Wood.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Tue Dec 27th

*** No Photography Group Meeting in December 2022 ***

but keep taking photos.

Tue Jan 24th 2023 The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Lakes.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Tue Feb 28th 2023 The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Castles.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Tue Mar 28th 2023 The Photography group meets on the 4th Tuesday Afternoon of the month

Starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


This Month's review Subject is
Own Choice.


Refreshments will be available
but (Please Bring a cup if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Quiz Group
Thu Sep 1st The Quiz Group shares a room with
the Crafty Stitchers Afternoon Activities Group
on the First Thursday of the month
at 2pm in the Bangladeshi Centre.
See Group page for more details.


Refreshments are usually available,
so Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Thu Oct 6th The Quiz Group shares a room with
the Crafty Stitchers Afternoon Activities Group
on the First Thursday of the month
at 2pm in the Bangladeshi Centre.

See Group page for more details.

Refreshments are usually available,
so Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Bring your own Refreshments.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Science (Restarting September)
Fri Sep 16th

**** The Science Group Meetings hopefully will restart after the pandemic ***

Bob Francis, Ian Jameson and Doug Knox are hoping the Science Group will restart on 3rd Friday Afternoons.

Talking Travel
Fri Aug 26th

*** Summer Break so No Talking Travel Group Meeting in August 2022 ***

Doreen hopes that you may be able to have some holidays
and may be able to give a talk in the future.

Fri Sep 23rd Talking Travel

Speaker - Hilary S.

Subject - Mongolia and China

Start Time - 2p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.

Refreshments will probably be available.
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Fri Oct 28th Talking Travel

Speaker - TBC

Subject - TBC

Start Time - 2p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.

Refreshments will probably be available.
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Fri Nov 25th Talking Travel

Speaker - TBC

Subject - TBC

Start Time - 2p.m. at The Bangladeshi Centre.

Refreshments will probably be available.
but Please Bring a cup (if you would like to save on single use cups)
or Please Bring your own Drink if you might need one.

Pre pandemic the larger groups generated a surplus which supported the smaller groups breaking even each year, however this is no longer the case, therefore The Executive Committee has reached
the difficult decision to raise all door fees to £2 from 1st January 2022.
This will be kept under review at every Executive Committee Meeting.
If you wish to attend the next Committee Meeting as an observer please contact Christa Lloyd, Business Secretary, to arrange this.
Walking
Mon Aug 15th

*** Summer Break so No Walk in August 2022 ***

Mon Sep 19th Walk Location :- TBC

Monday 19th September 2022

Walk Leader :- Doug but if you could lead a walk then contact Doug

Meet at :- TBC

Length:- TBC but Should be no more than 4.5 Miles

Lunch:- Lunch usually open to discussion during the walk.

Bring a Bus Pass, if you have one, to get back to the start or home.

Details to follow nearer the time.


To book a place, If you haven't signed up at the Monthly Meeting,
please email or phone Doug.
Mon Oct 17th Walk Location :- TBC

Monday 17th October 2022

Walk Leader :- Ian but if you could lead a walk then contact Doug

Meet at :- TBC

Length:- TBC but Should be no more than 4.5 Miles

Lunch:- Lunch usually open to discussion during the walk.

Bring a Bus Pass, if you have one, to get back to the start or home.

Details to follow nearer the time.


To book a place, If you haven't signed up at the Monthly Meeting,
please email or phone Doug.
Mon Nov 21st Walk Location :- TBC

Monday 21st November 2022

Walk Leader :- Mike H. but if you could lead a walk then contact Doug

Meet at :- TBC

Length:- TBC but Should be no more than 4.5 Miles

Lunch:- Lunch usually open to discussion during the walk.

Bring a Bus Pass, if you have one, to get back to the start or home.

Details to follow nearer the time.


To book a place, If you haven't signed up at the Monthly Meeting,
please email or phone Doug.
Mon Dec 19th Walk Location :- TBC

Monday 19th December 2022

Walk Leader :- Doug but if you could lead a walk then contact Doug

Meet at :- TBC

Length:- TBC but Should be no more than 4.5 Miles

Lunch:- Lunch usually open to discussion during the walk.

Bring a Bus Pass, if you have one, to get back to the start or home.

Details to follow nearer the time.


To book a place, If you haven't signed up at the Monthly Meeting,
please email or phone Doug.
Mon Jan 16th 2023 Walk Location :- TBC

Monday 16th January 2023

Walk Leader :- TBC but if you could lead a walk then contact Doug

Meet at :- TBC

Length:- TBC but Should be no more than 4.5 Miles

Lunch:- Lunch usually open to discussion during the walk.

Bring a Bus Pass, if you have one, to get back to the start or home.

Details to follow nearer the time.


To book a place, If you haven't signed up at the Monthly Meeting,
please email or phone Doug.