Frodsham

Events

General Monthly meetings

Frodsham U3A meets on 3rd Thursday of the month in Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane at 1:45pm.
The first 15 mins is a time for socialising, group notices and business at 2.00pm, then there is usually a speaker at 2.15pm and we finish off with tea and biscuits before departing at 4.00pm

Most groups have stopped using zoom - see individual group pages for information.

Information on joining the Zoom group discussions will be emailed to members before the meetings.
Groups using Zoom
Cryptic crosswords
Family history
French conversation
History
Ipad help group
Science for all
Thursday book group
Zoom quiz

OUTINGS
For further details or to book please see our monthly newsletter or contact the organiser via the contacts page on our website.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Oct 21st Gordon Bartley.
Topic. Iceland Land of Ice and fire
Thu Nov 18th Robert Mason.
Topic. Northern Humour and Song
Thu Jan 20th 2022 David Hearn.
Topic. Liverpool's Links with America.
Outings
Thu Sep 30th NEW DATE Thursday Sept 30th Picnic in the Park.
Ease back into our trips and outings once again by joining us on a visit to Calderstones Park on the outskirts of Liverpool.
Open air, car share or drive by yourself, no pre-booking or cost (except bridge toll ).
Take a picnic or buy there.
Proposed times 10.30 - 2.30.
Wed Oct 6th 'Tour of South East Wirral villages'
Tour by minibus - sit back and relax as we tour the villages of SE Wirral.
With a coffee stop at Lady Lever Art Gallery, the tour includes Port Sunlight Village, Bromborough Poole village, Eastham Village.
Lunch stop at Wheatsheaf Inn Raby and a stop off at a local place of interest on the way back.
(cost of any food and drink not included in price). £13pp. Minimum 15 people. 10.00 - 5.00pm approx.
Wed Nov 24th Theatre visit.
We missed out on Christmas last year, so this year let's start early and in style.
White Christmas musical. 2.30pm performance. Palace Theatre Manchester.
Limited tickets available. Final cost dependent on number going but around £25.
Travel by train from Frodsham
Wed Dec 8th Wed Dec 8th. Xmas meal at The Bird in Hand Guilden Sutton ( or similar).
Travel by minibus so we can all enjoy a Xmas drink with our meal. Leave 10.30 from FCC.
Coffee stop on way there and a Xmas shopping stop at a local place of interest on way back.Return approx 5pm. Cost £11 pp ( cost of food and drink not included). More details later. Minimum 15 people.
Wed Dec 15th Wed Dec 15th. Christmas at Chatsworth House near Bakewell.
A chance to see this spectacular house sumptuously decorated for Christmas.
Coach leaves FCC 9am, returns to FCC approx 6pm.
Cost pp £46 including entry to House and gardens, coach transport and driver tip.
Lunch vouchers available to pre-book £10.50, ask Chris for details.
Thu Mar 3rd 2022 Thurs March 3rd. Theatre visit.
Always popular, Matthew Bourne's wonderful interpretation of The Nutcracker.
2.30pm performance. Liverpool Empire. Limited tickets available.
Final cost dependent on number going but around £34.
Travel by train from Frodsham.
Art and artists
Wed Oct 13th WHICH ‘Isms’ do you most like and least like? They could be Impressionism versus Cubism, Primitivism versus Fauvism, Conceptualism versus Neo-Classicism. Why would you make a beeline for one but you’d walk past the gallery room full of the other? I recommend an excellent small book for this: “…isms: Understanding Art” by Stephen Little, it’s £8.19 on Amazon at the time of writing, or it might be in Chester Waterstones, costing a bit more.
Wed Nov 10th WHY are Textile Arts not seen as important? Can you show us some examples – pictures, or examples of your own textiles - that are truly ‘works of art’?
Bridge
Wed Oct 13th 1st meeting of new group.
Classical music enjoyment
Wed Oct 20th African Sanctus introduced by Ann Gardiner
Wed Nov 17th Classical Music used in films (members’ ideas)
Wed Dec 15th TBA (Christmas lunch is on same day)
Wed Jan 19th 2022 More film scores
Wed Feb 16th 2022 Off to our desert islands
Classical music enjoyment 2
Thu Oct 7th Grand Tour of Europe part 1
Thu Nov 4th Grand Tour of Europe part 2
Crafts
Thu Oct 14th Macrame with Valerie bringing the materials
Thu Nov 11th Christmas decorations
Thu Dec 9th No meeting
Thu Jan 13th 2022 Beading
Gardens etc.
Tue Oct 12th Abbeywood gardens and arboretum.
Entrance to gardens £5 (concession).
Meet for coffee 10.30 and explore gardens at own pace.
Plant own doorstep tub for winter colour.
Please note Abbeywood is a TUESDAY as they’re working round weddings.
For this first meeting at Abbeywood please let Anita know if you are intending to come.
Fri Nov 12th Delamere for Autumn colour.
10.30 Barnsbridge Car park.
Fri Dec 10th Garden themed quiz kindly prepared by Judy and Iain.
Bring Photos of your winter colour tubs.
Venue to be arranged.
Fri Jan 14th 2022 Garden design.
Design a garden of your choice.
Venue tba.
Fri Feb 11th 2022 Snowdrops at Chirk
Fri Mar 11th 2022 Dunham Massey winter garden
I-Pad help group 2
Thu Oct 14th First meeting via Zoom
Industrial history
Thu Oct 28th In house meeting. Introduction to the Silk industry.
Limited numbers, pre booking essential.
Thu Nov 25th Visit to Macclesfield Silk Museum
Intriguing History
Tue Oct 19th The Victoria and Albert Museum - Objects
Tue Nov 16th Eccentric Rulers
Tue Dec 21st Christmas Meal - Ring O Bells
Monday Book group
Mon Oct 18th The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Mon Nov 15th Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mon Dec 20th TBC
Mon Jan 17th 2022 A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Science for All
Mon Oct 4th Climate change
Mon Nov 1st The weather in context
Thursday book group
Thu Oct 7th The Music Shop by Rachael Joyce
Thu Nov 4th The last painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
Walking
Fri Sep 24th Meet 10.30 at Stonyford Cottage Gardens, Stonyford Lane, Oakmere CW8 2TF
As we are parking in their car park it would be nice if we went in after the walk for a coffee? Led by Iris.
Mon Oct 11th To be announced.
Fri Oct 22nd Autumn Walk.
Meet at 10.30 near the Olde No 3 pub, in layby on A56 Lymm Road, Little Bollington, WA14 4TA. Led by Iris.
Mon Nov 8th To be announced.
Fri Nov 26th Meet 10.30 at Arley Walkers Car Park, 3 Arley Rd, Arley, Northwich CW9 6LZ.
The car park is small so if full park at the main car park for visiting the hall. Led by Iris.
Mon Dec 13th To be announced.
Fri Dec 24th Preston Brook and the 2 arms of the canal
Meet 10.30 at The Wharf. Preston Brook. WA7 3AH. Led by Iris.
Wednesday Book Readers
Wed Oct 27th ‘A Crisis of Brilliance’ by David Boyd Hancock
Wed Nov 24th The likely choice will be “Titmus Regained” by John Mortimer.