Hillingdon

Events

Monthly meetings

The meetings are held typically on the second Monday of each month between 10:00 and 12:00, although there may be an occasional change of date if there is a clash with another function. These changes do not happen at short notice.

Members should just turn up at the Winston Churchill Hall, Bury Street, Ruislip before 10am on the second Monday in the month, enter the foyer and you won't be able to miss us.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Sep 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: David Burnell - "Smoke, Steam and Soot"
Interest Group of the Month - Scottish Dancing
Mon Oct 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Andrew Waite - "Introduction to Gemstones"
Interest Group of the Month - Art Appreciation.
Mon Nov 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: John Tyler - "The World of Insects"
Interest Group of the Month - Digital Photography
Mon Dec 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Chris Dingley - "Tax, Care and Toy Boys"
Interest Group of the Month - Backgammon
Outings
Thu Oct 4th Kings X Redeveloped and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Cost £20. 30 places available. Make Your Own Way to meet at Kings X Station at 10:30am. Contact Vanessa Chamberlaine for more details.
Tue Oct 23rd Windsor Castle - Talk and Tour of the Castle after the Fire
Cost £22.50. 50 places available. Make you own way to Windsor to meet at 11:00am or join the travel group at Uxbridge at 9:30am. Contact Maureen McCann for more details.
Mon Nov 19th Trinity House, Trinity Square, EC3N 4DH
Cost £8 25 places available. Make your own way to meet at Trinity House at 2:45pm. Contact Janet Perry for more details.
Thu Nov 29th Fullers Brewery, Chiswick
Cost £18. 45 places available. Make your own way to meet at the Brewery at 10:45am. Contact Pam Mellors for more details.
Study Days
Wed Sep 19th The U3A Jazz Study Day will take place on Wednesday 19 September. The day will feature international jazz performer Alan Barnes, who, with a band assisting, will tell us a bit about the history of jazz and illustrate some jazz styles and composing methods. The band will end the day with an exclusive concert at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London. Tickets, priced £20 are available from the National U3A -Jazz website but currently there is a waitlist.
Sat Oct 20th London Region Music Day ~~ NEW REVISED DATE ~~
Details from gwen.wright@virgin.net Music Day Programme
Chamber Concerts
Tue Oct 30th London Chamber Orchestra '2018/2019' Season
Tripple Mozart - Mozart Serenade No.6, Mozart Concerto for 2 pianos No.7 & Mozart Symphony No. 40. Cost £32.
Provisional list now full but get yourself on the waiting list by contacting Elizabeth Douglas
London Walks
Wed Sep 19th Docklands, meeting at Canary Wharf station (Jubilee line) at 10.45am. The cost for this walk is £8 per member.
Rambling
Thu Aug 23rd Time/Meet: 11.00am at Mill End Car Park off Skirmett Road (for directions see below).
Walk: A 6 mile circular walk starting from the car park at Mill End (which is identified as Hambledon Marina). The walk will follow the Thames Path to Henley where there will be a lunch stop. We will then return to Mill End following the path by the river.
Lunch: At Henley where there are pubs and cafes, or you can bring a picnic which can be eaten in the area of the River Thames around Henley Bridge.
Travel: As Mill End is not easily accessible by public transport it is necessary to travel there by car.
If you will be going by car please consider offering a lift to other U3A members who do not have their own transport.
Alan & Brian will each be able to provide seats for two members. Please let one of them know if you don’t have a car and need a lift OR if you have a car and are able to take one or two members in your car.
Directions: to Marlow and take the A4155 towards Henley. When you reach Mill End, turn right off the A4155 onto Skirmett Road. The Car Park is on the left hand side a short distance along Skirmett Road. See map above.
Queries: Phone Alan or Brian
Tue Sep 18th TBA
Sunday Concerts
Sun Oct 28th Sibelius Symphony No. 2 & Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (£34.50)
Sun Dec 9th ASHKENAZY : Elgar's Enigma Variations and Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K491... (£34.50)
Sun Jan 20th English Fantasia: Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra. (£34.50)
Sun Mar 24th Shubert Symphony No.9, Mozart Overture,The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 ~~(£35.50)~~
Theatre Visits
Wed Nov 21st Chicago the Musical at the Phoenix Theatre, London - the 14:30pm Matinee Show.
Cost £47 (including the coach). 50 places available. Application forms now available, contact Jill Rhodes for more details or to request an application form.