Frodsham

Events

General monthly meetings are continuing via Zoom due to Covid-19

Information on joining the Zoom general monthly meetings and group discussions will be emailed to members before the meetings.

Groups using Zoom
Art and artists
Classical Music enjoyment
Classic film group
Cryptic crosswords
Family history
French conversation
History
Industrial history
Intriguing history
Ipad help group
Monday book group
Recorder playing,
Science for all
Spanish conversation
Thursday book group
Wednesday book readers
Words with friends
Zoom quiz
Zoomy Fridays

(General Monthly meetings)
(Frodsham U3A normally 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 biccies before departing at 4.00pm)

OUTINGS
As the easing of lockdown restrictions approaches, we are taking the first tentative steps towards a gentle reintroduction of our ever popular trips, visits and outings later this year.
We hope you will find them suitable and we warmly welcome all our members both old and new.
Please note : All trips will be subject to Government advice, rules and restrictions at the time of each trip.

All costs at this time are approximate until we get final numbers.
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 Jun 17th The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society.
Topic: The Restoration of The Danny.
Thu Jul 15th Paul Robbins
Topic: ' The Great British Eccentrics'
Thu Aug 19th Jim Holmes (photographer)
Topic: Cambodia and the Ancient Kingdom of Angkor.
(August 19th could be an in person talk by Jim at the community centre if conditions are right.)
Outings
Thu Sep 9th Thursday Sept 9th. 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 Jul 14th WHEN was the last time you went to an art gallery – at the time of writing, it’s bound to be over a year ago. Tell us about it, and about the one you hope to go to next (hopefully we’ll have an outing to one sometime).
Wed Aug 11th WHAT is meant by a dog in a painting? By a jar of honey? By a pomegranate? A bubble? All these, and many others, are symbols often used in paintings. Show us some paintings that use symbols and tell us what they mean.
Wed Sep 8th 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 Oct 13th Oct 13th 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’?
History
Tue Jul 6th For this month we have something on Cheshire in the Thirteenth Century and Simon de Montfort and the Growth of Parliament.
Intriguing History
Tue Jul 20th Lancastrian Period
Monday Book group
Mon Jun 21st Becoming by Michelle Obama
Mon Jul 19th Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks
Mon Aug 16th The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Mon Sep 20th The Misremembered Man by Christina McKenna
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 Jul 5th The aerial vapour cycle
Mon Aug 2nd Climate and geography
Mon Sep 6th Extreme weather
Mon Oct 4th Climate change
Mon Nov 1st The weather in context
Thursday book group
Thu Jul 1st Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
Walking
Fri Jun 25th Grappenhall Heys and the Dingle. Led by Sue Lawton.
Easy walk through woodland and former parkland, about 4 miles with an opportunity to wander round Grappenhall Heys Garden.
Meet at 10.30am at Bell House Community carpark, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, WA4 2SG
Mon Jul 12th Walk from Manley Common to the Ridgeway, which is 6 miles with one short steep ascent.
Led by Terry Summers.
Fri Jul 23rd To be announced.
Mon Aug 9th To be announced.
Fri Aug 27th Meeting near the Olde No 3 at Little Bollington and into Dunham Massey.
led by Iris Keating.
Mon Sep 13th To be announced.
Fri Sep 24th To be announced.
Wednesday Book Readers
Wed Jun 23rd The book to have read is ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell.
Wed Jul 28th The book suggested for July is ‘A Testament of Youth’ by Vera Brittain