Preston & District

Events

Our monthly meeting and the additional Events Programme provides a wide range of educational and social activities that should appeal to our members. From January 2018, non-members may attend two meetings of their choice e.g. monthly meeting and/or a group meeting before deciding whether or not to join us.

You will pay the normal £2.50 entry charge to cover the cost of accommodation for our Additional Events, but all regular Monthly Meetings will be £1.00

Scroll down for the full list of Events; they are arranged monthly meetings first followed by additional Events.

To see the range of interest Groups you may join and to find out when they meet, click on the Groups button at the top of the page.

Monthly meetings are held at Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LT.
The No.4 bus stops right outside the Church and there are 100 car park spaces. The monthly meetings begin at 2.15 pm, Admission to all monthly meetings is £1.00

Often we have visiting speakers or sometimes presentations put together by our own members. If you can suggest the names of good speakers we would like to hear from you.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Dec 19th 19 December 2019 BANG UP TO THE ELEPHANT by "FOOLS GOLD" Popular songs and tales from North East Duo Carol and Steve Robson.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 16 January 2020 ROSIE DRUMMER: HELICOPTER PILOT AND CAKE DIVA!! From TV show Extreme Cake Makers.
Other Events
Wed Jan 8th 2020 ' A History of the University of Central Lancashire '.Organised by Local History Group 2.
An illustrated talk by Dr. Keith Vernon, Senior History Lecturer at UCLAN, who has recently published a book of the same title. Lots of interesting archive material and photos, particularly in relation to Preston Poly.
Organised by Local History Group 2, but open to all members.
Venue Northumbria Hall St. Cuthbert's Date Wednesday 8th January 2020 Time 2.00 - 4.00pm. Admission £2.50
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Beacon Training

To assist any members who would like to pay their subscriptions on-line but who may have experienced difficulties in the past. Further details will be emailed during December.

Venue: St Cuthbert's Lindisfarne Room Date: Monday, 13th January 2020 Time 10.00am - 3pm Admission: Free
Wed Jan 29th 2020 In My Liverpool Home - By David Brown - A humorous look at Liverpool through the words of the folk song of the same title. It's not in any way meant to be a lecture on the history of Liverpool more about the culture of the city and its people. It is an illustrated talk which contains pictures video clips of speech and music.
Organiser : Pat Green
Venue: St Cuthbert's Northumbria Hall Date: Wednesday 29th January 2020 Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm Admission: £2.50
Mon Feb 10th 2020 Dave Stevens’s Quiz - Come along for a fun afternoon to test the grey matter. You do not need to have a team as you form teams on arrival. No individual questions there will be various rounds including a Picture and a Music Round.
Venue: St Cuthbert's Northumbria Hall Date: Mon 10 Feb 2020 Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm Admission: £2.50
Tue Feb 18th 2020 Museum of Liverpool Pier Head, Highlights, tour available.
Free admission, donations welcome
Coach: TBC
Date: Tues 18th February
Contact: CAROL ( 01772) 385488 mobile 07808424280
or AVIS ( 01772) 722357 mobile 07791510795
Wed Mar 4th 2020 Wednesday 4th March 2020 Theatre Visit

"Quality Street" a romantic comedy by J M Barrie
A Northern Broadsides production in The Round at the Dukes Theatre Lancaster at 2pm. Tickets: £ 17

Contact: CAROL ( 01772 ) 385488 mobile 07808424280 or AVIS
( 01772 ) 722357 mobile 07791510795
Mon Mar 30th 2020 Giants and Castles of Liverpool - By Andy Johnson - This is an extremely entertaining talk about the visit of the GIANT Puppets to Liverpool in 2018 and also about the 6 large scale castles that were made from cardboard boxes in the same year which were built in the 6 Liverpool District Boroughs. Thousands of people attended Liverpool to see these amazing puppets and models to celebrate 10 years since Liverpool became City of Culture.
Organiser : Betty Stevens.
Venue: St Cuthbert's Northumbria Hall Date: Monday 30 March 2020 Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm Admission: £2.50
Fri Apr 3rd 2020 Saltaire Village nr Bradford
Free admission. David Hockley gallery,
antique centre, Victoria Hall, park, cafes.
Coach: TBC. Depart: 9.30am
Date: Friday 3rd April 2020
Contact: CAROL or AVIS
Thu Apr 30th 2020 Balloon Debate
6 or 8 speakers take on characters from the past and make a case for their survival. Only one can be saved, as there is only one parachute. The audience then votes to decide the character to be rescued.
Venue St Cuthbert’s Northumbria Hall Date Thursday 30th April 2020 Time 2pm – 4pm Admission £2.50
Organiser: Christine Pluck
Sat May 16th 2020 British Ironwork Centre Oswestry
Admission: £2. Plant Fair: £2
Collection of sculptures, statues, work shops,showroom, shop and café.
Outdoor show area
Coach: TBC Depart: 9 am
The Centre has an excellent website
Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Contact: CAROL or AVIS
Mon Jun 29th 2020 Coffee Morning - where the Group Leader’s will be on hand to answer any questions about their groups. A good chance to socialise with friends and get to know the Group Leaders and the Committee.
Organiser : The Committee.
Venue: St Cuthbert's Northumbria Hall Date:Monday 29 June 2020 Time: 10.00 - 12.00 Admission: Free
(Followed by Group Leaders Lunch 12.00 - 1.30)
Tue Jul 7th 2020 Mount Grace Priory, House & Gardens Medieval Priory ruins
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reconstructed monk's cell, Arts & Crafts Manor House, Small cafe
Gardens Rejuvenated by Chris Beardshaw.
National Trust & English Heritage members: Free admission.
Non-members and coach:TBC.
Depart: 8.30am (journey time approx 3 hrs, depending on traffic)
Date: Tuesday 7th July 2020
Contact: CAROL or AVIS
Mon Jul 27th 2020 Opera Evening
This will feature some of the best Arias & Duets from several operas. A good opportunity to sample the delights of different operas. Cheese & Wine served during the interval.
Venue St Cuthbert’s Northumbria Hall Date Monday 27th July 2020 Time 6.30pm – 8.30pm Admission £5.00 Bookings taken from May 2020.
Organisers: Christine Pluck & Tony Cheetham
Thu Aug 20th 2020 Hardwick Hall nr Chesterfield Derbyshire An Elizabethan Hall and Gardens.
The Hall has 3 floors (stairs to 2nd & 3rd floors). Hall created by Bess of Hardwick & has a collection including armoury, tapestries, furniture, stonework.
National Trust members: Free admission
Coach & non members TBC. Depart: 9 am
Date Thursday 20th July 2020
Contact: CAROL or AVIS
Thu Aug 27th 2020 Fairport Convention at 50+
From Muswell Hill in 1967 to Cropredy in 2020! Presented by Jo Betts and Tony Cheetam.
Venue Northumbria Hall, St Cuthbert’s Date Thursday 27th August 2020 Time 2.00 – 4.00 pm Admission £2.50
Refreshments Tea, Coffee and Biscuits at c 2.45 pm
Wed Sep 30th 2020 Dave Stevens’s Quiz - Come along for a fun afternoon to test the grey matter. You do not need to have a team as you form teams on arrival. No individual questions there will be various rounds including a Picture and a Music Round.
Venue: St Cuthbert's Northumbria Hall Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020 Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm Admission: £2.50

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