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 Jan 14th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Martin Gurdon - "Confessions of a Motoring Journalist".
Interest Group of the Month - London Walks
Mon Feb 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Cdr John Mankerty - "Jack Tar's Sayings Still in Use Today"
Mon Mar 11th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Duncan Campbell-Smith - "The History of the Royal Mail"
Mon Apr 8th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Andy Thomas - "A History of English Freedom"
Mon May 13th Monthly Meeting at WCH - AGM - Presentation: "All Things HU3A History"
Mon Jun 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Dr Tony Masie - "The History of Medicine"
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 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Richard Shelby - "The Women I Have Married"
Mon Feb 10th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ted Childs - "The Production of Inspector Morse"
Mon Mar 9th Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Outings
Wed Feb 6th

Twickenham Rugby Stadium and Museum Tour
Cost £18. 45 places available. Make your own way to meet in the Reception area at 10:30.

*** At the end of November there are spaces still available. A car-share is also being considered so if this is of interest contact Andrea or Jim. ***

Contact Andrea Gohil for more details.

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.

Social Events
Mon Jan 28th 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 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
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.

More details to follow with an application form in the Newsletter after the New Year. Anouncments will be made and tickets on sale also in the New year at the Monthly meetings but as always, check this website for latest information.
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 £TBA (still waiting on venue to supply).
Places were also filled very quickly for this event and Elizabeth now has a wait list in place. If you do want further details or to be put on the wait list, 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 £TBA (still waiting on venue to supply).
Places were again filled very quickly for this event and Elizabeth now has a wait list in place. If you do want further details or to be put on the wait list, 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 £TBA (still waiting on venue to supply).
Places were also filled very quickly for this event but there is 1 place left. If you do want further details or to book the lat place or to be put on the wait list, 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

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

For more details contact Elizabeth Douglas.

Also watch for updates in the Newsleters and this web site.
Rambling
Wed Jan 23rd Greenwich along the Thames Path to Millwall on the Isle of Dogs

Meeting Time/Place: 11.00am at North Greenwich Underground Station, on the Jubilee Line (suggested route Metropolitan Line to Finchley Road then change onto Southbound Jubilee Line across the platform, and travel to North Greenwich). Journey time from Rayners Lane is 55 minutes approximately).
Meet outside the ticket barriers at North Greenwich Station.

Walk: A linear walk along the Thames Path through Greenwich, and finishing at Crossharbour Station on the DLR. It will include Greenwich Park and walking through the foot tunnel under the River Thames. There will be an opportunity to leave the walk earlier at one of the DLR stations between Cutty Sark and Crossharbour for anyone wanting a shorter walk. The DLR can be taken to Canary Wharf where a change onto the Jubilee Line can be made.

Length: 6 miles approximately.

Lunch: At Greenwich where there are café’s and pubs, or for those who wish to bring a packed lunch to eat in Greenwich Park (weather permitting).

Queries: Phone Alan Hooper.
Singers U3A
Sat Feb 2nd SINGERS’ WINTER CONCERT 2019
Our Winter Concert with Musical Director Francis Marchal will take place on Saturday 2nd of February 2019 at 7.30 pm.

This is music to celebrate the female voice from a variety of genres including “Evita” and “Chicago”, old time Music Hall and many more.

The venue is Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ
The cost will be £8 per person including light refreshment .Tickets available on the door.
Sunday Concerts
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 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 are available.

Send an Application Form to Jill Rhodes now or for more details contact Jill.
Ukelele
Wed Jan 9th New Ukelele Group Introduction Meeting To see if this group can be launched, an introduction meeting lead by Ralph Samel, Ukelele group Leader of Barnet U3A, will be held at St Giles Church Hall at 2:00pm. Ralph will provide advice on the types of Ukelele's available, examples of music, how to start the group and what the group could achieve.
Contact Rodney for more details and if you are interested.