Driffield & Wolds


DRIFFIELD & WOLDS U3A Monthly Meeting

Our main monthly meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month at the Community Centre, Mill St, Driffield YO25 6TR

You are welcome to come along and discover the many and varied activities that we offer.

Meetings begin at 2:00pm and we normally have a guest speaker. Refreshments are served.

Dates for your Diary
November 2021
Mon Nov 29thQuiz NightOur next u3a Quiz Night will be on 29th November at 7:00pm at the BELL HOTEL.
All members are welcome to come along and join a team
December 2021
Wed Dec 1stFilm GroupThere is NO FILM SHOW this week
Our next screening is Wednesday 8th December when we are showing HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS starring David Suchet.
Mon Dec 6thJazz and Blues AppreciationLIVE JAZZ NIGHT
The Gaslight Jazz Band have built up an enviable reputation since forming in 1982, and we play a wide variety of music - much more than your usual jazz band, so don't be surprised to hear Tony play Duelling Banjos (on just one Banjo!) or the Rossini William Tell Overture
Driffield Community Centre 7:00pm Admission is £5.00 but please book in advance with Stephen on 01377 259166
Wed Dec 8thFilm GroupOur Wednesday matinee is a classic Agatha Christie mystery HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS starring David Suchet.
A festive investigation for the Belgian detective with a penchant for exercising the little grey cells. Poirot (David Suchet) is facing Christmas alone until the wealthy Simeon Lee employs him to spend the yuletide period at his home. Lee is a bitter man who believes that his family are attempting to murder him, and when he is found murdered it begins to look as though he was right. Poirot contacts his old associate Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) - inadvertently rescuing him from Christmas with his dreaded in-laws - and the two set out to solve the crime.
Community Centre at 2:00pm
Thu Dec 9thMeetingA Magical Christmas Party
Our Annual Christmas Party will feature Magic, Music and Carols plus festive food and drink. There will be a free raffle and a quiz with prizes. Entertainment by international magician PAUL DEREK. Plus Christmas music and carols
The venue is the Cricket and Recreation club and will begin at 2:00pm FREE ADMISSION on production of your Membership Card
Mon Dec 13thClassical Music and OperaA Celebration of Christmas

2:00pm. Driffield Community Centre

TROIKA (Sleigh Ride). Sergei Prokofiev
Overture: LA CENERENTOLA (or Cinderella). Gioachino Rossini
CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (excerpts). J. S. Bach
THE NUTCRACKER. (Pas de Deux) Tchaikovsky

With festive drinks and nibbles

MESSIAH. (For Unto Us a Child Is Born). G. F. Handel
FANTASIA ON AULD LANG SYNE. Ernest Tomlinson.(With a few surprises)
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led Charles Dickens (played by Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens) to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.
The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
Driffield Community Centre. 2:00pm All members welcome
Wed Dec 22ndFilm GroupFOUR CHRISTMASES
A romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan.
To escape Christmas and their divorced parents with their dysfunctional families, happily unmarried Brad and Kate have been successfully pulling off the same trick for three years: a little bit of charity work in a far-off place at the end of the world is always the perfect alibi. However, not this year--and as the young couple is forced to spend Christmas with all four of their estranged parents--the ultimate Yuletide disaster is at hand. Can Brad and Kate survive not one, but four Christmases?
Mon Dec 27thQuiz NightPLEASE NOTE There is no quiz night in December. Our next quiz will be on Monday January 31st at 7:00pm in the BELL HOTEL
January 2022
Mon Jan 3rdJazz and Blues AppreciationPlease not that there is no meeting in January.
Our next meeting is on Monday 7th February at 7:00pm
Driffield Community Centre
Wed Jan 5thFilm GroupTHE BAND WAGON
Often described as one of the greatest film musicals of all time.
It stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charise and Jack Buchanan and was directed by Vincente Minelli
Driffield Community Centre. 2:00pm
Mon Jan 10thClassical Music and OperaNO MEETING THIS MONTH.
Normal meetings resume on Monday 14th February at 2:00pm
Driffield Community Centre
Jean Harrod - a former British Diplomat who now writes crime thrillers.
The title for her talk is Deadly Diplomacy (which is the title of one of her books) She will give us an interesting varied talk of her life as a diplomat in the Foreign Office and then working in various countries. Her work has inspired her to write best selling crime thriller novels based on her own experiences.
Mon Jan 31stQuiz NightOur first u3a Quiz Night of the new year will be on Monday 31st January at 7:00pm
The venue is The bell Hotel (Lounge Bar) and all members are welcome to come along and join a team for a fun evening with cash prizes
February 2022
Mon Feb 7thJazz and Blues AppreciationCOOL JAZZ
Great sounds that came from the USA. Relax to the sounds of Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck and more.
Great performances captured on video. 7:00pm Driffield Community Centre
Thu Feb 10thMeetingTONY COLLINSON
Tony Collinson LRPS, DPAGB(AV) has involved in photography for many years. His passion is wildlife and in particular birds. and can often be found wandering around local nature reserves or at the coast with his camera.
In his presentation we will be looking at various subjects in the form of a number of short slide shows. Some will include wildlife images whilst others will tell a life story or a record an of event.
Mon Feb 14thClassical Music and OperaAn Afternoon of Chamber Music
A gentle start for our 2022 programme as we feature chamber music from Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and more.
Driffield Community Centre. 2:00pm

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