Leicester

Events at Leicester U3A


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IMPORTANT NOTICE

In light of the corona virus The Committee has made the decision to cancel all meetings from Monday 16th March. Initially meetings will be cancelled until the end of April.

This includes

• our group meetings, large and small,
• any activities that may be planned,
• the Monthly Meeting,
• the Coffee Morning at Friends Meeting House.

We will keep you all updated with any guidance from The Third Age Trust and guidance from Public Health

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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, Keith Pyne.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Jun 9th CANCELED due to the current situation
Tue Jul 14th Didgeridoo A talk by Iain Tidmarsh. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Sep 8th Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation A talk by Helen Baxter about the work and history of the foundation that provides support for the elderly, adults with disabilities and young people through well-being activities, outdoor education and inspiring support services. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Oct 13th A View of Shakespeare A talk by Emma Sheppard, artistic director of Gearbox Theatre Company, who has directed many of Shakespeare's plays. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Nov 10th Medical Stories A talk by J Goddard. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Outings
Wed Jun 24th KITE RUNNER at The Curve , 2:15PM. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB, 14 seats) are £17.00 - Balance due 20th April

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Thu Jul 16th ROMAN HOLIDAY at The Curve , 7:30PM. Roman Holiday is a whirlwind 24-hour adventure of romance, European old-world glamour and royal charm, as a privileged Princess escapes her diplomatic dinners and duties whilst on a tour of Europe.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB, 16 seats) are £17.25 - Balance due 15th May

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Sep 9th The Architecture and Design Group are planning to go on a coach trip to the Avoncroft Open Air Museum of 30 historic buildings which is near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.

We have moved the date of this trip from June 10th to Wednesday September 9th. If we find that the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 make a September trip impossible we will move it to October 14th. If that date too becomes impossible we will arrange it in 2021. We will review the situation at the beginning of July.

The trip, as in previous years, will be open to all U3A members. The coach will be from Glebe Road, Oadby at the Botanic Gardens entrance LE2 2LD, assembling at 8:45 and arriving back at 5:30-5:45.

The cost is £30 which includes the cost of the coach, entry fee, coffee on arrival, the guided tour and a light lunch. It does not include tea. There is nowhere to eat sandwiches under cover so we thought it wise to include a light lunch.

You can apply online by clicking the link Avoncroft Booking Form and filling in the requested details. (Don't forget to click Submit at the end of the form). You will then be emailed details of how to make payment.

The closing date for applications is 24th July if the trip goes ahead in September. The £30 will be refunded in full if the trip is cancelled before 1st July, the amount of refund after that date is not known at present. It would really help if members can apply well before the 1st July so we can assess the level of interest.

We would really appreciate it if you can pay by cheque, the cheques will not be banked until the situation with Covid-19 is clearer and we definitely know that we will be going in September (or October). If we have to defer the trip to 2021 we will have a completely new application process next year and we will destroy your cheque. Payment with cash or a bank transfer makes it much more complicated to refund your money if the trip is cancelled.

To see a copy of the Avoncroft brochure click here: Avoncroft Brochure
To see more details of the Avoncroft trip click here: Avoncroft Trip Details
Tue Sep 15th CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at The Curve , 7:15PM. This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’s lyrical Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a blazing portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where we’re all desperate to feel free.
U3A tickets for this performance (STUDIO 12 seats) are £14.00 - Balance due 1st July

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Thu Oct 1st LOVE NEVER DIES at The Curve , 2:15PM. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB, 12 seats) are £29.50 - Balance due 23rd June

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Oct 14th MY BEST FRIEND`S WEDDING at The Curve , 2:15PM. The smash-hit 90s movie is now a brand new musical comedy and features some of the most iconic pop anthems ever written by the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB, 12 seats) are £29.50 - Balance due 23rd June

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Dec 2nd THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Curve , 7:30PM. Join the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in search of a way back home.
U3A tickets for this performance (Stalls AA & BB, 24 seats) are £18.10 (special preview price) - Balance due 18th September

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Summer Schools
Mon Aug 3rd
→Thu Aug 6th
National Summer Schools 2020 as Aston University, Birmingham.
More information will be available at the end of January, either here, or via the link summer school.
Mon Aug 10th
→Thu Aug 13th
2020 Subject Summer School - Science Network - Conference at Aston University. This will include presentations, workshops, and 2 visits. More details are available via the link Science Network Summer School or to get up-to-date information click here Science Network Mailing List to register for updates by email.
Mon Sep 7th
→Thu Sep 10th
National Summer Schools 2020 at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
More information will be available at the end of January, either here, or via the link summer school.
Other Events
Wed Jun 3rd U3A DAY is set to celebrate the new experiences that come from being in your third age (no longer in full-time employment or bringing up children.) The annual event, which will take place on the first Wednesday in June, will show the amazing and diverse things that our members get up to and challenge preconceptions of what being an older adult means.

Find out more by clicking the link U3A DAY