Henley-on-Thames

Events

Various congenial activities are enjoyed by members including lunches, coffee mornings, walks and talks on diverse topics.

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings provide an opportunity to meet each other socially and to welcome new members. They are held on Wednesday mornings from 10.30 am. as follows:

13th June 2018 at Toad Hall Garden Centre Café, hosted by the Jenny Peacock, Membership Secretary

These mornings will also be co-hosted by other Committee members.

Monthly Talks

These talks are held at 1.45pm prompt on the second Wednesday in the month, followed by tea. Non-members of retirement age also welcome £2; members £1. YMCA Hall, Noble Rd, Henley RG9. For map see Link on right.

Walks: for details see under Groups, or the diary below.

For details of events etc click on links in blue in the text.

Local Concerts
See the latest Newsletter or the Current Affairs page of the website for details of upcoming visits to Concerts by the Henley Symphony Orchestra and live screenings of ballet and opera at the Regal Cinema.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Oct 10th Margaret and David Edwards – Working in Films and TV
Come and listen to the entertaining experiences of two supporting actors in films and TV, providing a fascinating insight into the industry, liberally illustrated by video clips. David’s recent appearances include Poldark and The Hollow Crown
Wed Nov 14th Mark Stevens – The History of Broadmoor
Mark was the County Archivist for Berkshire and author of two books on Victorian asylums. His talks have been well attended at a number of U3A branches.
Wed Jan 9th Jonathan Woodhouse – Life as an Army Musician
A professional musician and music teacher who plays saxophone and clarinet will talk about his career, including stories of his life and some tunes on the saxophone.
Wed Feb 13th Jenny Malin – ‘A Grandmother’s Legacy’
Author and former BBC producer, Jenny will discuss her book, winner of the Best in the World Cookbook 2017. Learn about Anglo-Indian recipes to tickle the palette and stories about life under the rule of the British Raj. She is also bringing tasty nibbles she has made for us.
Wed Mar 13th Professor Ian Beckett – The Great War, 1914-18
Ian is an eminent military historian based at the University of Kent. He has published several books on WW1 and will give us insights on his specialism of the Brtish auxiliary services and a social study of the British Army in that period.
Outings
Tue Oct 9th The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
One of the funniest plays in English, broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.
At the Regal Cinema Henley. Limited spaces available.

Contact: Catherine Notaras 07474 095807
Tue Nov 13th Nov 13 La Bayadere from the Royal Opera House
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
At the Regal Cinema, Henley. Limited spaces available.

Contact: Catherine Notaras 07474 095807
Sun Nov 18th Henley Symphony Orchestra
Ben Goldscheiner – Horn: Schumann – Manfred Overture, Strauss – Horn Concerto No 2, Sibelius – Symphony No 1
At Reading Concert Hall
Contact: Sylvia Pugsley 01491 573259
Tue Mar 19th Henley Symphony Orchestra
Peter Donohoe – Piano: Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, Shostakovitch – Symphony No 5
at The Hexagon, Reading
Contact: Sylvia Pugsley 01491 573259
Study Days
Wed Oct 17th Website Building with Wordpress
at Benson

See TVN website for details when available.
Thu Nov 1st Medicine and Art
at Benson

See TVN website for details and flyer http://www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk/

Further information or assistance if required can be obtained from Gill Le Du, 01189723664 or Gill.ledu@btinternet.com