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, Keith Pyne.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Membership Renewal and our first ever Open Mic Session.
If you’ve got it, come and flaunt it.
All acts welcomed: musical, lyrical, poetical, dramatical, comical, terpsicorial, gymnastical!
Max 3 songs/pieces for all acts (but if you can only manage one, that’s fine)
2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH
Tue Feb 11th 2020 A Day Above Leicester A talk by John J. Nowell BA FRGS LRPS, ex RAF pilot and author of many books of photos from the air over the UK and also further afield such as over Oman and the Emirates. His photos are used worldwide including on the Omani currency. His book, A Day Above Leicestershire, illustrates a day in the life of a DLRAA Air Ambulance pilot from dawn to dusk showing the diverse landscapes of Leicestershire from the air. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Mar 10th 2020 AGM 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Apr 14th 2020 A Fine Burgundy An illustrated talk by the Photographer Peter Amour showing firstly the world renowned wine producing area of Burgundy followed by an exploration of the Alsace region. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue May 12th 2020 Churchill A talk by John Whitehead. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jun 9th 2020 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly A Talk by Zoe Gibson. A light hearted look at some of the more interesting Presidents, how they came to power and what was happening in their era. What did they achieve, why did they fail, does history show them to be exceptional, atrocious or just plain ordinary? 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jul 14th 2020 Didgeridoo A talk by Iain Tidmarsh. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Sep 8th 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Medical Stories A talk by J Goddard. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Dec 17th A special evening with the master poet and storyteller Gervase Phinn at The Little Theatre.
Booking is open through the U3A Little Theatre Group.
Contact the Convenor Elisabeth Somogyi via a message from the Little Theatre group page or by email (littletheatre@leicesteru3a.org.uk)_.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Phantom of the Opera at The Curve, 2:15PM. The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
U3A tickets for this special preview performance (Stalls Rows R, S, T - 25 tickets) are £52.00 - balance due 16th December 2019

Click to download a Curve Booking form or obtain one at the next monthly meeting.
Wed Jun 10th 2020 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.
The trip, as in previous years, will be open to all U3A members.
Social Events
Tue Dec 17th All Members' Coffee Morning, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, LE2 1WP, 10.15am, £2.00.
Wed Jan 8th 2020 Film at the Phoenix Cinema in partnership with the U3A: Film is yet to be announced. 10.30am, £6.00, including tea or coffee.