Huntingdon

Events

Huntingdon u3a is all about meeting people and making friends. Joining one or more of our interest groups, attending our Open Meetings and social events, or going on one of our days out will help you do just that.

Our forthcoming events are listed below in date order. If you’d like to see them by category, just click on the “Display events by category” button.

Our Open Meetings are free to members and take place in the Methodist Church, 17 High Street, Huntingdon. We usually have a guest speaker, covering a wide range of topics, and afterwards you can mingle, chat and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.


Dates for your Diary
May 2022
Wed May 18thMeetingOpen Meeting 2:30pm

Lighting the Fuse

Speaker: Lucy Lewis, the first female bomb disposal expert
June 2022
Wed Jun 1stOutingCLUEDO, Milton Keynes Theatre
Starring Michelle Collins as Miss Scarlett, CLUEDO is an exciting, comedy thriller based on the hit 1985 film CLUE and the classic board game loved by generations. Directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery just like the game, this brand new play promises nostalgic, fun and thrilling entertainment.

Stalls seats - 2.30pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £42 Non members £45
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 11am

Please note that this trip is already fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list please email Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
Wed Jun 8thSocialJubilee Tea - Hemingford Abbots Village Hall 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Full details in March Upstream
Wed Jun 15thMeetingOpen Meeting 2:30pm

Medical Detection Dogs

Speaker: TBC
Sat Jun 25thOutingHAY FEVER, Tolethorpe Hall, (Rutland Open Air Theatre), STAMFORD
Noel Coward’s wonderful play is set in the 1920s and full of brilliant prose and scintillating wit. David Bliss, a novelist, and his wife Judith, a retired actress, are hoping for a relaxing weekend in the country with some guests. However, unbeknownst to them, their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, have invited guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare in this hilarious comedy.

Take a ‘PICNIC’ (not included) – plenty of time to enjoy it – we should be there by midday

1.30pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £32 Non members £35
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 11am

Please note that this trip is already fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list please email Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
July 2022
Thu Jul 7thOutingANYTHING GOES, The Barbican Theatre, London
Featuring a 50 strong cast and ensemble of the finest we have to offer on the London stage and a full-sized live orchestra, this uplifting production of Anything Goes features heart-warming romance, farcical fun and spectacular show stopping dance routines.

Starring multi award-winner Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner Denis Lawson (Bleak House/Star Wars) as Moonface Martin. Joining them is Olivier Award Winner Simon Callow (Christmas Carol/Midsomer Murders) as Elisha Whitney and Musical Theatre Royalty Bonnie Langford (EastEnders/9 to 5) as Evangeline Harcourt.

Directed by the award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, this production features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’ and the show stopping ‘Anything Goes’.

Stalls seats - 2.30pm matinee performance (normal ticket price £79.50)

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £52 Non members £55
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity


Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 10am
This will leave time for Lunch (not provided)

Places available - contact Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
Wed Jul 20thMeetingGroups Fayre - Our Groups Fayre will be held at Huntingdon Methodist Church, 2.30 - 4.30. This is where we showcase our Interest Groups to our u3a members and to the public.
August 2022
Thu Aug 11thOutingTHE CHER SHOW, Milton Keynes Theatre
The Cher Show tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. This HUGE new production features a fresh take on her show-stopping costumes which earned her the title of "the ruler of outré reinvention" (VOGUE).
In a dazzling glitter fest sparkling with Cher’s signature wit and style, you’ll be spinning in the aisles to the sounds of her biggest hits, including If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe, and Believe.

Stalls seats - 2.30pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £46 Non members £49
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 11am

Please note that this trip is already fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list please email Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
Wed Aug 17thMeetingOpen Meeting 2:30pm

Opium Eating in the Fens in the Nineteenth Century

Speaker: Dr Eric Somerville
Sat Aug 27thOutingSPIDER'S WEB, Tolethorpe Hall, (Rutland Open Air Theatre), STAMFORD
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!”
A comedy whodunnit from the ‘Queen of Crime’.
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure, but when a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds real life drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry Detective Inspector Lord. The play contains tension and laughter in equal measure in an intricate tale of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers.

Take a ‘PICNIC’ (not included) – plenty of time to enjoy it – we should be there by midday

1.30pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £32 Non members £35
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 11am

Places available - contact Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
Wed Aug 31stOutingRelive the golden days of steam railways with first class dining in the lovingly-restored railway carriages at the appropriately named Carriages Restaurant in Fen Drayton. We shall meet there at 3:00pm and shall be enjoying afternoon tea in the evocative and nostalgic surroundings of the Pullman Coach "Louis". Please note that only 24 places are available and the price will be £26.00 per person. Also please advise in advance if there are any special dietary requirements so that these can be catered for. Bookings can be made at the Open Meetings with either Doreen Lynn or myself. If you wish to ensure that you do not miss this golden opportunity, you can contact me by e-mail at donruffe@btinternet.com and I shall make sure that Doreen receives your booking.
September 2022
Wed Sep 21stMeetingAnnual General Meeting
October 2022
Wed Oct 19thMeetingOpen Meeting 2:30pm

How the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in passport regulation; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.

Speaker: Martin Lloyd, author.
November 2022
Wed Nov 16thMeetingOpen Meeting 2:30pm

The David Parr House, the Arts and Crafts treasure that has for years been of of Cambridge's best kept secrets.

Speaker: Tamsin Wimhurst.
Wed Nov 23rdOutingSISTER ACT, Milton Keynes Theatre
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including TV and West End legend Lesley Joseph, West End sensation and Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress star Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!

Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures.

Stalls seats - 2.30pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £43 Non members £46
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 11am

Please note that this trip is already fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list please email Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream
December 2022
Sun Dec 4thOutingTHURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 2022
Deluxe tickets

2.00pm matinee performance

Cost: Huntingdon U3A Members £67 Non members £70
This includes cost of coach and driver's gratuity

Coach leaves Bridge Place Car Park, Godmanchester @ 10am

Please note that this trip is already fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list please email Roger Tacq - email address in Upstream