Leicester

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
Meetings
Tue Feb 12th Alice Hawkins – Suffragette; Peter Barratt, great-grandson of Alice Hawkins will give a talk on Alice’s fight for women’s rights. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Mar 12th 2019 AGM; 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Apr 9th Fighting Cybercrime; Samantha Hancock, Cyber Protect Officer, is a member of a specialist unit within the Leicestershire Police fighting Cybercrime. She will talk on the dangers of Cybercrime and how to be safe. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue May 14th Leicestershire and the Cold War; Jed Jaggard will talk the effect of the Cold War on Leicestershire. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jun 11th Maladies and Medicines in the 1620s; A talk by Dr Sara Read, a specialist in early modern literature and medicine at Loughborough University. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Jul 9th Origins and Decline of the Great Central Railway through Leicestershire; A talk by Malcolm Riddle. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Sep 10th John Betjeman – More than Strapping Gels and Bombs on Slough; A talk by John Florance. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Oct 8th Tommy Post – Mail in the Trenches; A talk by Peter Cousins. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Tue Nov 12th The Curve; A talk by Susie Jordan, Head of Fundraising at the Curve Theatre. 2.45pm, Christchurch Clarendon Park, Leicester LE2 3AH.
Outings
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. CANCELLED
Wed Mar 6th The Girl on the Train at The Curve, 2:15PM. CANCELLED
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 - Just TWO tickets remaining

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.
Wed Nov 27th West Side Story at The Curve, 7:30PM. 1957. In the midst of gang rivalry and racial tensions, love at first sight strikes between Tony, of the White-American Jets and Maria, the sister of Bernardo, of the Puerto Rican Sharks. In the face of danger, the two young lovers continue to meet in secret – but the Jets and the Sharks have one last rumble to fight out.
U3A tickets for this special preview performance are £17.25 - balance due 27th September 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
Wed Feb 13th Film at the Phoenix Cinema in partnership with the U3A: Film is yet to be announced. 10.30am, £6.00, including tea or coffee.
Tue Feb 26th All Members' Coffee Morning, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, LE2 1WP, 10.15am, £2.00.
Other Events
Sat Jan 5th
→Fri Jan 25th
“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 25th 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