Events at Leicester U3A

Scroll down for the listing of our monthly meetings, coffee mornings, trips, and visits to Curve and the Phoenix Cinema. You will also find information about national events organised by the Third Age Trust, including study days, lectures, conferences and summer schools.

  • Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, August and December excepted, at 2.45pm at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH. Visitors may attend up to two meetings, paying £2 for each event.
  • If you have suggestions for speakers at monthly meetings, contact our speaker finder, Elaine King.
  • Diana Barker organises visits to Curve and has tickets for sale at monthly meetings. Or you can download a Curve booking form from this page. The Theatre Group organise visits to other theatres in the Midlands area.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jan 8th Kathy Gill (of Dementia Friends) will be present to answer questions about dementia at the January monthly meeting. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Thu Jan 31st The Verdict at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry. The Theatre group are planning to see this play next year. Group members will be given priority but non members can also apply for tickets. More details, including cost and travel arrangements, are given on the group's web page - Theatre
Thu Feb 14th To Kill a Mockingbird at The Curve, 2:15PM. The sell out show returns to the stage. In the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil. This production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth, poignancy and magic of this best-loved classic.
U3A tickets are £19.50 - balance due 7th January 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Mar 6th The Girl on the Train at The Curve, 2:15PM. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
U3A tickets are £20.50 - balance due 7th January 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Thu May 16th Matthew Bourne`s Romeo & Juliet – Ballet at The Curve, 7:30PM. A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together… This is a new production of Romeo and Juliet , joined by Leicester’s brightest young dance talent with live New Adventures Orchestra.
U3A tickets are £27.00 - balance due 1st March 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Jul 3rd The Color Purple at The Curve, 2:15PM. This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows courageous heroine Celie with a profoundly evocative score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, set in racially divided southern America
U3A tickets are £21.00 - balance due 3rd May 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Sep 25th War Horse at The Curve, 2:15PM. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama
U3A tickets are £35.00 - balance due 24th July 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Study Days
Mon Feb 4th Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts & Book Art. A day at the British Library hearing from experts about the sophisticated art found in manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The talks will explore the interconnected cultural world of illuminated manuscripts from Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. There will be a book signing with the curator of the new Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition over lunchtime. The event runs from 10:30 to 16:00 and tickets cost £24. Book on line via the link U3A Events, Educational Events.
Mon Mar 11th At the Royal Institution. Join other U3A members for an afternoon of talks on scientific topics. More details and booking information will be available in the new year via the link U3A Events.
Thu Mar 21st Satire to Sublime: British Art from Hogarth to Turner. at The National Gallery. Find out how painters grappled with the rapid changes of life in 18th and early 19th century Britain. Learn about key developments in British painting 1745-1845 focusing on portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the National Gallery's collection. Listen to gallery experts on Hogarth`s satirical look at British life, Wright of Derby`s provocations around scientific ethics and Turner`s confrontations with modernity and progress. The event will run from 11:00am to 3:45pm and costs £25. Bookings open in mid-January and can be made online via the link U3A Events.
Social Events
Tue Dec 11th The Christmas lunch. The Leicestershire Golf Club has been booked again this year.
Jan Hall has menus (from which you will be able to make your choices) and will be continuing to take bookings by email using this link: Christmas Lunch.
The cost is £26.50 per person to be paid in full.
Closing date: 30 November.
Remember you are allowed to bring a non-U3A member as a guest if you wish.
Wed Dec 12th Film at the Phoenix Cinema in partnership with the U3A: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). 10:30am, £6.00, including tea or coffee.
Tue Dec 18th All Members' Coffee Morning, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, LE2 1WP, 10.15am, £2.00.
Other Events
Fri Dec 14th
→Thu Jan 1st
“UNDERCOVER” - An exhibition of images by members of the Digital Photography group. To be held at the Leicester People`s Photographic Gallery at 50-54 Belvoir Street — (the old Belvoir Street Library), from Friday 14th December 2018 to 31st January 2019 (excluding the Christmas and New Year periods). Entry is free and there are light refreshments available at the venue.
Open: Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 6:00, Friday/Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. Closed on Sundays