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, show your membership card as you enter the foyer and you won't be able to miss us.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
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"
Interest Group of the Month - Theology
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ronald Koorm - "Outstation Eastcote"
Interest Group of the Month - Gardening Group 3
Mon Mar 9th 2020 Monthly Meeting at WCH - Presentation: Ant Grant - "Another Omelette, Mister Gielgud"
Outings
Thu Nov 28th

Winchester Christmas Market
Cost £15.00. Coach pick up at 9.00am in Ickenham, 9.15am in Uxbridge. Return approx. 18.00pm. 50 places available.

Enjoy the Christmas Market (claimed to be one of the best in Europe) which is set in the Cathedral Grounds. A chance to buy those last-minute Christmas presents as well as exploring the city itself. Plenty of places to have lunch both by the Cathedral and in the town.

** Status as at 30th October is that this trip is now fully booked with a wait list in place. **

Contact Pam Mellors for more details.

Mon Dec 2nd Christmas Guided Cycle-Ride

Time/Location Meet with your bike at the 10.30am at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge.

The Ride It will be a circular guided ride returning to the Civic Centre in Uxbridge by 3pm.

Lunch We will stop for a festive lunch on route.

If you want any more details or to book a place, contact Tricia Creak or Nigel White.
Tue Dec 10th

Marlborough House ****** CANCELLED ******
Cost £5.00. Make your own way to meet outside at 10.45am (Nearest Station Green Park). 30 Places available.

Marlborough House is almost 300 years old, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has the status of a Royal Palace. Today it is home to the Commonwealth Secretariat. We have booked a tour (approx. 90 minutes) and will be guided through all the fine rooms, given a history of the building and its occupants and an insight into the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

** Status as at 15th November is that this trip has had to be ** CANCELLED ** due to unplanned maintenance work. Information on a new date and or cheque cancellations soon. **

Contact Janet Perry for more details.

Tue Jan 7th 2020 Museum of London in Docklands
Cost £12.50. Make your own way to meet outside the Museum at 10.45am (nearest station West India Quay or Canary Wharf). 40 Places available.

From Roman settlement to the development of Canary Wharf, the long history of the capital as a port is revealed. The port and river collection is displayed at the Museum of London Docklands in it's 200-year-old warehouse located close to the river Thames. Our visit will include the Welcome to Docklands tour which takes 75 minutes.

Before and after the tour you will be free to explore the museum. There is a museum café and a number of places to eat and drink around the area.

Q1 2020 Visit Forms

Contact Maureen McCann for more details.
Mon Jan 27th 2020

Trinity House, Trinity Square, EC3N 4DH
Cost £10.00. Make your own way to meet outside at 2.45pm, nearest underground station: Tower Hill. Note, return will be approx 19.00pm. 25 places available.

This is the second visit to Trinity House, which is a charity granted a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514 and dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers. It also provides education, support and welfare to the seafaring community. We’ve arranged a guided tour of their headquarters which is Grade 1 listed building, over 200 years old with a suite of 5 state rooms. The tour will be followed by refreshments.

** Status as at 30th October is that this trip is now fully booked and a wait list is in place. **

Contact Rosemary Noyes for more details.

Wed Feb 19th 2020 Westminster Abbey, London
Cost £24.00. Make your own way to meet in the ticket hall inside Westminster Underground Station at 10.45am. 30 Places available.

The building was founded as a Benedictine Monastery over a thousand years ago. The church was rebuilt by Edward the Confessor in 1065 and again by Henry II between 1220 and 1272 and is renowned worldwide as an architectural Gothic masterpiece. Tour includes a guided tour with a Blue Badge Guide.

Q1 2020 Visit Forms

Contact Najla Matti for more details.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Hall
Cost £20.50. Make your own way to meet outside the hall at 10.15am (nearest underground station Blackfriars). 25 Places available.

The Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 in recognition of the apothecaries' specialist skills in compounding and dispensing medicines. They acquired a Hall in Blackfriars in 1632 and had to re-build after its destruction in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It's the oldest extant livery company Hall in the City.

Following refreshments, we will be guided through the magnificent building and formal rooms and told about the historical significance of the site, the history of the society and shown the greatly treasured artefacts on display.

Q1 2020 Visit Forms

Contact Janet Perry for more details.
Social Events
Mon Nov 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 Jan 27th 2020 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 24th 2020 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 Mar 23rd 2020 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 Apr 4th 2020 HU3A Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
A date for your diary. An application form will be in the first 2020 Newsletter so watch out for this and book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Cost TBA. 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.
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 National U3A Day
A date for your diary.

U3As across the country are invited to mark the day by celebrating and showcasing what happens in their U3A.

All U3As are asked to participate, perhaps in partnership with other local U3As.

Planning has now started and if you have any suggestions about what we should include in our day, please contact Rodney or any Committee member.
Chamber Concerts
Thu Nov 21st Chamber Concert at St John's Smith Square, London
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, Prince Albert - Four Lieder
Interval
Edin - Simple Gifts, Mozart Symphony No 39

Christopher Warren-Green - Conductor
Apollo 5

Paul Edin's Gifts was commissioned and premiered by LCO

Status as of 4th November is that this is now fully booked with a wait list in place.

Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details or to be added to her wait list.
Tue Jan 21st 2020 Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall
Featuring:
Freya Waley-Cohen Changeling (UK premiere)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Conductor : Oliver Zeffman

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm

Status as of 4th November is that this is now fully booked with a wait list in place.

Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details or to be added to her wait list.
Wed Feb 19th 2020 Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall, London
Featuring:
Biber Battalia à 10
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Warlock Capriol Suite
Haydn Symphony No. 44, ‘Trauer’
Conductor : Benjamin Beilman

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm

Status as of 4th November is that 2 of the 16 places booked.

Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details and to book your place.
Wed Mar 25th 2020 Chamber Concert at Cadogan Hall, London
Featuring:
Keith Burstein Memories of Bonn (world premiere)
Bloch Concertino for flute, viola and strings
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Conductor : Christopher Warren-Green

Time: 7:30pm
16 places available
Cost: £34 per person (includes Community Bus)
Meeting point: Ickenham at 5:00pm


Contact Elizabeth Douglas for more details and to book your place.
London Walks
Tue Jan 28th 2020 Disastrous London Guided Tour,
Meeting at Barbican Underground station, at 10.45am. The cost is £8 per member, and you can book and Pay on-Line again by using this Link to Online Booking.

Although successfully used by many on the last walk, you can still pay by cheque and Brian will collect in the usual way.

Contact Brian Carse for more details and to be added to his list.

Watch this website or check the next Newsletter for updates and all future events.
Rambling
Tue Nov 26th The November Ramble is a Thames Path Walk - Kew to Hammersmith.
Time: Meet at 11.00am at Kew Gardens Underground Station (District Line).

Walk: A 5.5 mile (approx.) linear walk following the Thames Path from Kew to Hammersmith with a short diversion for the lunch stop to Chiswick House (English Heritage)where there is café and also outdoor seating if you have a picnic lunch.

If you need any more information contact Alan Hooper.

Next Ramble - : January 2020. Details will be available on this website and at the January Monthly Meeting.
Singers U3A
Sat Dec 7th A Winter Concert by the U3A Singers - “As Long As I Have Music”

Music to celebrate the female voice from a variety of composers and, of course, music for the festive season under the Musical Direction of Jean George.

Time & Place: 7:30pm at Christ Church, Redford Way, Belmont Road
Uxbridge.

TICKETS £10 including light refreshments.

Contact Marlene Houghton for Tickets or they will be available on the door.
Sunday Concerts
Sun Dec 15th GRAND CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
ADAM O Holy Night, DARKE In the bleak mid-winter, RUTTER The Twelve Days of Christmas, SCHUBERT Ave Maria, BACH Christmas Oratorio , Opening Chorus Plus Carols for all.

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra - The Bach Choir - Mary Bevan -Soprano

Cost: £38 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Sun Feb 9th 2020 RUSSIAN CLASSICS
BORODIN Overture Prince Igor,RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2, PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Performed by: Resident Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Cost: £34 -Price includes Coach and Ticket.

Venue/Time: Royal Festival Hall at 3pm

Coach Departure 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Contact Harvey Butnick for more details or apply via link to form here Sunday Concerts 2019 Application Forms.
Theatre Visits
Wed Dec 4th Come From Away at The Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road,
London at 2:30pm

In the wake of 9/11, this musical tells the story of how a small town in Canada welcomed in thousands of people left stranded by the attack on the Twin Towers, you’ll find out about what brought the community together in the face of adversity. The musical may only be 100 minutes long, but it definitely packs a punch.

The trip includes the coach and the matinee performance. Coach departs 12:30 from Ickenham & 12:45 from Uxbridge.

Cost: £43.00. 50 places available.

Use this link..... Come From Away - Application Form to download the application form.

Contact Jill Rhodes if you want more details.