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 Mar 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Dr Tony Masie - "The History of Medicine"
Interest Group of the Month - Tenpin Bowling
Mon Apr 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Andy Thomas - "A History of English Freedom"
Interest Group of the Month - Travel Experience
Mon May 13th Monthly Meeting at WCH - AGM - Presentation: "All Things HU3A History"
Interest Group of the Month - Canasta
Mon Jun 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Warren Ashton - "Metaphors, Cliches and Sayings. Avoid them like the PLAGUE"
Mon Jul 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ian Keable - "Charles Dickens - Conjuror"
Mon Aug 12th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tony Eaton - "Invasion 1940 - What If?"
Mon Sep 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Phillipa Radford-Hancock - "British Red Cross - Past, Present and Future"
Mon Oct 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Rev Ken Tombs - "Trinidad to Havana"
Mon Nov 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Howard Slater - "Audrey Hepburn growing up in WW2"
Mon Dec 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Tricia Thompson - "Love Me Tender - The Life and Music of Elvis"
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Richard Shelby - "The Women I Have Married"
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ronald Koorm - "Outstation Eastcote"
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Outings
Thu Feb 28th

Banqueting House, Whitehall. SW1A 2ER
Cost £9.50. 25 places available. Make your own way to meet inside the Banqueting House at 10:45am. Nearest stations are: Charing Cross or Westminster.

*** All spaces are now filled and a wait list is in place. ***

Contact Janet Perry for more details.

Wed Mar 13th

Kings X Redeveloped (2nd Visit) followed by visit to the Canal Museum
Cost £3.50. 25 places available. Make your own way to meet Meet Rosemary at Kings Cross Station at 10.30am.

*** All spaces are now filled and a wait list is in place. ***

Contact Rosemary Noyes for more details.

Tue Apr 16th Stratford-on-Avon
Cost £16. 50 places available. Coach trip, pick up Ickenham 9.00am & Uxbridge 9.15am (Return approx. 6.00pm).

Enjoy a day in Stratford, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Once there you will be free to explore the many places of interest at your leisure.

Contact Pam Mellors for more details.
Thu May 9th Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
Cost £8. 45 places available. Make your own way to meet inside the Cathedral at 10:45am. Nearest Underground Station is London Bridge.

Includes a 90 minute tour during which we will discover the Cathedral’s long and varied history.

Contact Janet Perry for more details.
Thu May 16th Leonardslee Gardens, Little Beeding, West Sussex
Cost £28.50. 53 places available. Coach trip, pick up Ickenham 9.00am & Uxbridge 9.15am (Return approx. 6.00pm).

We will have a guided tour of the Grade 1 listed lakes and gardens which date back to the early 1800s and have recently reopened after being closed for 10 years. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy the gardens on your own.

Contact Rosemary Noyes for more dertails
Mon Jun 3rd Private Architecture Tour of South Bank Centre
Cost £10. 40 plaeces available. Make your own way to meet at Royal Festival Hall at 10.45am or Waterloo station at 10.30am.

Explore the history and architecture of this world-famous arts centre on the South Bank. Find out how 67 years of history has shaped Southbank Centre’s iconic landscape and learn more about the inner workings of its buildings with a special focus on the history of the 1951 Festival of Britian.

Contact Maureen McCann for more details.
Social Events
Mon Feb 25th Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Sat Mar 9th

HU3A Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
Ticket Cost £10. The evening will start at 7.00pm and finish about 11.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm). As usual there will be prizes for the winners. So come and join us at Ickenham Village Hall.

** Tickets are now all SOLD OUT and a waiting list is in operation. **

Keep checking this website for any updates or contact Mary Morgan for further details.

Mon Mar 25th Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Mon Apr 29th Coffee Morning at THE GOOD YARN in Uxbridge where you can meet up with other members.
(Good Yarn is in Uxbridge High St, opp. Tesco.)
Chamber Concerts
Wed Mar 6th London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Mozart & Mendelssohn 7:00pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21
- Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5
Cost: £32 per person.
Price includes transport by Community Bus.

As at the February meeting, there may still be places available. If you want further details or to apply, contact Elizabeth Douglas.
Thu May 9th London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Peter and the Wolf 7:30pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf in a youthful take on orchestral music.
- Tony Britten with a new commission for outreach project Music Junction.
Cost: £32 per person.
Price includes transport by Community Bus.

As at the February meeting, 3 places were still available. If you want further details or to apply, contact Elizabeth Douglas.
Thu Jun 13th

London Chamber Orchestra '2019' Season
Summer Serenades 7:30pm, Cadogan Hall.
- Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
- Suk Serenade for Strings
- Dvořák Serenade for Strings
Cost: £32 per person.
Price includes transport by Community Bus.

** All places are now filled. ** If you want to be added to the waiting list or want further details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

London Walks
Thu Mar 7th Old London, meeting at St Paul’s Underground station (Central Line) at 10.45am. The cost for this walk is £8 per member. For further details contact Brian Carse.

This will be the first London Walk of 2019. Watch this web site or check the next Newsletter for any future events.
Opera Appreciation 1
Tue Jun 11th

Opera Holland Park Theatre - Manon Lescaut
Description: Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini. Starting at 7:30pm, this is a new production with the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus. In the cruel and glorious opera that made Puccini’s name, a convent girl becomes a courtesan, then a convict, forever unable to choose between a life of luxury and a life of love.

Tickets: £69* (*subject to ongoing negotiations)

This price will also depend on having 16 committed signatures or the cost per person will change.

Places are still available. For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsleters and this web site.

Thu Jun 27th

Opera Holland Park Theatre - Un ballo in maschera
Description: Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi. Starting at 7:30pm, this is a new production with the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus. Based on the story of Gustav III, the Swedish king who was murdered during a masked ball.

Tickets: £69* (*subject to ongoing negotiations)

This price will also depend on having 16 committed signatures or the cost per person will change.

Places are still available. For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsleters and this web site.

Rambling
Tue Feb 26th High St Kensington to Westminster, then along the River Thames Path to London Bridge Station.

Meeting Time/Place: 11.00am at High Street Kensington Underground Station, on the District & Circle Lines, outside the ticket barriers (suggested route to High Street Kensington Underground Station take the Piccadilly Line to Earls Court and change onto a District Line train going to Edgware Road).

Walk: A linear walk through 3 London Parks to Westminster, then along the River Thames Path from Westminster to London Bridge Station. The walk will follow made-up paths but please wear suitable shoes for a walk of this length and bear in mind that the surfaces could be wet, or have snow or ice, depending on the weather conditions.

Length: 6 miles approximately.

Lunch: In the Westminster area where there are café’s and pubs, or for those who wish to bring a packed lunch to eat in Victoria Tower Gardens by the River Thames (weather permitting).

Queries: Phone Alan Hooper.
Sunday Concerts
Sun Mar 24th Shubert Symphony No.9, Mozart Overture,The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 Cost: £35.50

Places still available. Contact Harvey Butnick
Theatre Visits
Wed Apr 17th Glengarry Glen Ross at Richmond Theatre, Richmond at 2:30pm, the Matinee Show. Staring Mark Benton and Nigel Harman.
Set in an office of cut-throat Chicago salesmen. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you've won a Cadillac; blow the lead and you're ruined. Please note, this show contains strong language.

Coach pickup 12:30pm from Ickenham, 12:45pm from Uxbridge.

Cost £41 (including the coach). 30 places were available.


As at the February meeting, 5 places were still available.

Send an Application Form to Jill Rhodes now or for more details contact Jill.
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Tue Jul 16th Private Lives at The Mill, Sonning Theatre at 2:15pm, the Matinee show.

Written by Noel Coward, it's set in 1930 in Deauville, France. After a tumultuous and fiery marriage, divorced couple Elyot and Amanda find themselves in adjacent suites while honeymooning with their new partners, Sybil and Victor - explosive and hilarious consequences.

The trip includes the coach, a 2 course lunch with coffee, the matinee performance and a programme between 2.

Coach pickup will have to be around 11:00am but final details will be available before the event.

Cost: £60.50 (includes all above) 30 place available

Contact Jill to register your interest.