Hay

Events

We meet in the lovely Music room at Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro, HR3 5LE for our monthly meetings.
Coffee is available from 10am and the morning session starts at 10.30am
The afternoon session starts at 1.15pm after lunch, which can be ordered on arrival in the morning.
The notice boards are on display in the back room before and after the morning lecture.
Guests are welcome.

The day is open to everyone at £5 for members (£15 annual membership) and £7 for visitors.
We hope you will come and join us at the Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro.

U3A national events can be booked via www.u3a.org.uk/events or call the National Office on 0208 466 6139


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Apr 16th Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of U3A Hay will take place on Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 12 midday.
Tue Apr 16th Bamboo and Japan.
Bill Tingey will share his knowledge and experiences of Japanese life, and show some of the ways bamboo is used in Japan
Tue Jun 18th Re-enactments: How I met my Waterloo
Hugh Martyr, organiser of Living History events, explains how and why this activity is gaining in popularity, and just what is involved!
Tue Jul 16th Dante
Canon Chris Pullin will explore the life and works of Durante degli Alighieri, the Italian poet of the late Middle Ages
Tue Aug 20th Journalist and writer Kitty Corrigan
Tue Sep 17th "Museum Treasures" Judy Stevenson
Tue Oct 15th Ash: A Celebration at the Eleventh Hour
Archie Miles, tree writer and photographer
Tue Nov 19th Antiques in my Life
Kate Bliss, antiques expert and BBC presenter.
Tue Dec 3rd Christmas lunch
Workshops
Mon May 6th
→Wed May 8th
DISCOVER THE OUTDOORS
Introductory activity days for Adults on the coast, in the countryside, valleys & hills of Ceredigion and aimed at people approaching or newly retired.
The courses will take place at Ty Cwch in Cwmtydu. Rhydian Wilson, Director of ICY UK qualified instructors in outdoor activities said, “The Discovery courses make an ideal way to try out new activities or just discover activities in a different setting. Being so close to the coastal path makes ty Cwch an ideal location for my instructors for all sorts of discovery activities whether they be kayaking, cycling or hiking.”
Dressed in local Larch six refashioned containers make stylish, spacious and cosy bedrooms and shared living areas which open out onto a wide deck area with shelter provided by 3 large sails.
Accommodating up to 12 people, this unique development is an ideal place to stay and make the most of this beautiful part of Wales whilst ensuring a comfortable base with hot showers, beds, sofas and a fully kitted out kitchen. Nestled in a quiet part of Welsh Coastal Path this area has an abundance of wildlife with seals, dolphins, rare butterflies and many unusual birds. For interest in the new courses or the Ty Cwch bunkhouse and boathouse on the Welsh Coastal Path see ty Cwch or contact Nigel Humphrey on 07535149130. tycwch@mas.eu.com
Other Events
Wed Apr 3rd Notification of the setting up of a U3A Poetry Interest Group

The idea is for people interested in Poetry to come together and – do what? We could: talk about poetry, recite poetry, write poetry, learn about poetry and poetic forms - or anything else you want to do. After all, Hay is possibly the only town in the country with a bookshop devoted to poetry. If you are interested in doing something with poetry, contact us at the next U3A Hay meeting or contact the U3A Hon Sec, Brian Henderson. (See document link on the right hand side for more information - U3A New Poetry Group)
Wed May 8th Wales Conference and Celebration 2019
'Endings and Beginnings'

Wednesday 8th May 2018 at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells
10.30 – 15.30 - £13 per person, coffee and lunch included

The conference will mark the end of the Coastline and Border Celebration. It will celebrate the collaboration that has taken place between U3As across Wales over the past year.

We will hear from some of the U3As and members that have contributed to the project. An exhibition of examples, taken from the huge body of the work that was produced, will be on display at the conference, before it begins its journey around Wales.

Building on the success of the Coastline and Border celebration, the afternoon will see a beginning of a new shared learning project focussing on ‘Castles’.

Bill Zajac, Legislation and Policy Officer from Cadw, will talk to us about the Castles in Cadw’s Care.
Art History Group
Mon Apr 8th Art History Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 2pm in Cusop Village Hall.
Contact Annie Tong for more information.
Book Group
Tue Apr 9th Meet at 6.30pm at The Foldyard.
Discussing Babs Horton’s A Jar Full of Angels
Tue May 21st 6.30pm at The Foldyard
Tue Jul 2nd 6.30pm at The Foldyard
Tue Sep 3rd 6.30pm at The Foldyard
Current Affairs
Mon Apr 15th We meet in the Blue Boar in Hay at 2.30pm in the Winter months, have a drink or a coffee and review issues that have interested, amused, enraged or inspired us. Whether you are politically left, right or in-between, your views are respected and of course, challenged in the group. Contact Martin Wibberley for more information
Film Club
Fri Apr 12th Meeting at Cusop Village Hall at 2pm
Please note change of date.

Contact Caroline Hafner for more information
Garden Visits
Thu Mar 21st Ralph Court Gardens, Edwyn Ralph, Bromyard HR7 4LU

Gardens £9. Garden restaurant. Meet Hay car park at 10.30 am
Sun Apr 7th Lower Hope, nr Ullingswick, Herefordshire HR1 3JF

Garden £6. Tea & cake available
Meet Hay car park at 1.00 pm
Fri May 10th Wyndcliffe Court Gardens, St Arvans, nr Chepstow NP16 6EY
Thu Jun 13th Tyn y cwm, Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4TS & Gilwern Beulah, LD5 4YG
Fri Aug 16th Nant y Bedd, Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny NP7 7LY
Mon Oct 7th Dewstow gardens, Caerwent, Caldicot, Gwent NP26 5AH
Gardens £6
Meet Hay car park at 10am
Geology
Mon Apr 1st All day Geology trip to Ludlow
Tue Jun 11th Geology visit to Llyn Brianne led by Geraint
Mon Jul 1st Visit to Little Doward, near Monmouth. We will explore Geology, Industrial Archaeology and an Iron Age Fort with guide Jim Handley from Monmouth U3A.
Wed Oct 16th
→Fri Oct 18th
3 day trip to The Peak District exploring the Geology and areas of interest.
Music-All
Tue Apr 9th 2pm Cusop Village Hall. We will explore a musical journey around "Colours". The session runs from 14-00 to 17-00 hrs. We can play videos, cds cassettes or smart phones and the facilities, tea and biscuits are provided for an inclusive subscription of £2 a head. New members are welcome.
Please let John Price have any video choices as soon as possible. CDs etc. can be played on the day as usual.