July 9th Monthly Meeting
At the meeting this month we were treated literally, to a presentation by Andrew Thwaite on "Chocolate and Chocolatiers". Andrew has worked with chocolate since 1995. His talk was an informative and engaging demonstration of chocolate-making with some background information about the history of chocolate. - Oh, and we also had some tasting too!
As you can see, the chocolate was very popular - (click on any picture to enlarge)
A fond look back to the heady days of summer 2018 when the Friday Walkers spent three days walking in the Askrigg area
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|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Aug 27th|
→Fri Aug 30th
|Summer School||U3A NW Region Summer School 27th – 30th August at Newton Rigg College, Penrith|
The annual summer school is happening again this year, organised by the U3A North West region at Newton Rigg college near Penrith. And Furness U3A members who’ve been on it in previous years have said it was very good, so well worth looking into. Full details and booking are now available – see the U3A North West Regional website Events page and their Summer School 2019 Overview and Course Synopsis – and there’s also a significant discount for booking before the end of May.
|Tue Aug 27th||Local History||Lancaster Castle|
|Wed Aug 28th||Fellwalkers||Ingleborough 10 miles 2200 ft|
|Tue Sep 3rd||World History||The current topic for the World History group is the Ottoman Empire from 1299 to 1683. At our September meeting we will have two presentations. One on the First siege of Vienna and the other on Sultan Bayezid l.|
|Thu Sep 5th||Workshop||The Big Sing|
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool.Led by Stuart Overington, a conductor from the Halle, and members of the North West Regional Team
|Thu Sep 5th||Science and Technology Forum||Recycling through the South Lakes (District Council) Andy Vickers|
|Tue Sep 10th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
HEALTH INNOVATION SHOWCASE
The Innovation Agency will be attending the U3A meeting on Tuesday 10th September 2019. We will be hosting a showcase of new health products which have been designed to make care in the NHS better, faster, safer and more cost-effective. There will be a range of medical and other products including tests and sensors. Find out about the important work the Innovation Agency is carrying out to spread innovations and improve healthcare in the region and have your say on these pioneering products. Your views and feedback will help the development of these products and ensure they meet the healthcare needs of local people.
Innovation Agency will provide tea and coffee with cake.
|Wed Sep 11th||Natural History||South Walney|
|Fri Sep 13th||Strollers||Broughton/Appletreeworth - Leader -Diane|
|Tue Sep 17th||Visiting Gardens||Windy Hall - Barbara C|
|Thu Sep 19th||Questers||To be arranged (possibly Leighton Hall visit)|
|Wed Sep 25th||Fellwalkers||Place Fell via Boredale Hause, descent via Scalehow Beck and shore path - 7.25 miles - 2154 ft|
|Thu Sep 26th|
→Sat Sep 28th
|Industrial History||EXTENDED VISIT Potteries|
|Wed Oct 2nd||Theatre Visits||'Dear Uncle' - at the Theatre by the Lake. |
Ennerdale in the Lake District, 1935. Sonya and Uncle Marcus live a quiet life with occasional
visits from the dashing Dr Ash. But this summer is different.
Sonya’s elderly father Cedric has turned up with his glamorous new wife Helena. They think they
might stay for a few weeks, and before long chaos has broken out.
We are now opening booking for our trip to see Dear Uncle at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
on Wednesday 2nd October. Tickets, including coach trip, are £33 each. Please see booking details in the U3A June newsletter or contact Brenda Edmondson. Tickets can also be booked at the Monthly Meeting.
|Thu Oct 3rd||Science and Technology Forum||Electric Cars - Graham Sanderson|
|Tue Oct 8th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker - Sue Sharkey from National Garden Scheme
|Wed Oct 9th||Natural History||Haybridge|
|Fri Oct 11th||Strollers||Ulverston Priory|
|Tue Oct 15th||Visiting Gardens||Hayes Garden Centre - Jeanne R|
|Fri Oct 18th||Questers||Cruise on Lake Windermere|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Fellwalkers||Langdale Pikes taking in Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle and Pike o' Stickle. Return via Stake Pass and Cumbria Way - 7.5 miles - 2000ft|
|Thu Oct 24th||Industrial History||Burlington Slate|
|Thu Nov 7th||Science and Technology Forum||Radiology in Archaeology – Gill Baynes|
|Tue Nov 12th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker: Gill Jepson
|Wed Nov 13th||Natural History||Bosun's Locker - Christmas Lunch|
|Fri Nov 15th||Strollers||Ulverston Canal - Leader - Pat|
|Thu Nov 21st||Questers||????( Maybe tour of Cropper’s Paper Mill)|
|Thu Nov 28th||Industrial History||Christmas Social|
|Tue Dec 10th||Meeting||Christmas Event|
|Wed Dec 11th||Natural History||No Meeting|
|Thu Dec 12th||Theatre Visits||Gypsy at Manchester Royal Exchange. Tickets, including coach trip, are £48 each. The Manchester Christmas Market is on at this time. |
“STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, HONEY – EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES…” Louise and June should be in school when Momma Rose shoves them under the unforgiving vaudeville spotlights. Their cutie-pie act strikes gold – but when a grown-up Louise goes solo, the public wants more than just song and dance. Dare she go all the way? Broadway is back in Manchester with this wild production of the magnificent GYPSY. Directed by Jo Davies, (whose exuberant 2017 Royal Exchange production of TWELFTH NIGHT was a huge hit), and with a songbook bursting with classics (EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES, SOME PEOPLE, ROSE’S TURN), GYPSY is theatre’s ultimate celebration of the grime, graft and glamour of show business – and the power of the mother-daughter bond.
Email Grete Hughes for more information.
|Thu Dec 12th||Science and Technology Forum||To be decided (possibly Quantum biology or quantum entanglement)|
|Thu Dec 19th||Questers||Christmas Lunch|
|Tue Jan 14th||Meeting||Peter Van Zeller, L’al Ratty Railway|
|Tue Feb 11th||Meeting||Steve Halliwell, St Kilda – the Lonely Isles|
|Tue Mar 10th||Meeting||AGM followed by Bob Wells, North Antartic Survey|
|Tue Apr 14th||Meeting||Gavin Knott, Appleseeds, ‘Health Matters’|
|Tue May 12th||Meeting||Sarah Lace, ‘A history of Stained Glass in the South Lakes’. Including a small demonstration of glass cutting with examples of materials used to make a stained glass panel from start to finish.|
|Tue Jun 9th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting - 10.15am in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
Speaker - Gary Hart, the North-west Region Parliamentary Outreach Officer