Preston & District

Events

All monthly meetings are held at Fulwood Free Methodist Church
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 (non scheduled as yet), 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.

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 Jun 16th RAF life - Flight Lieutenant Rachael Collier has held a number of posts in the RAF and worked in Iraq, Falkland Islands, Northern Island, Kosovo and Bosnia and in addition a number of posts in UK. At present, she is an Outreach Worker. She is going to relate some of her working experiences.
Venue - Fulwood Free Methodist Church
Date - Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time - 2.15pm
Admission - £1.00
Thu Jul 21st A Glimpse Beneath the Celebrity Chef Apron – A Talk by Caroline James, author of women’s fiction.
As a top media agent running a business that represented some of the best chefs in the business, Caroline takes a realistic and often amusing look behind the scenes in the world of media and hospitality.
Venue – Fulwood Free Methodist Church
Date – Thursday July 21, 2022
Time – 2.15
Admission - £1.00
Thu Sep 15th Both sides of a Heritage Guide – what a life. - Shirley Clarke-Matthews returns to deliver another interesting and humorous talk from a local historical perspective.
Venue- Fulwood Free Methodist Church
Date- Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Time – 2.15 pm
Admission- £1.00
Thu Oct 20th Title of Talk: TBC Speaker Jenny Coulston-Herrmann
Venue: Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston PR2 3LT
Date: 20th October, 2022
Time: 2.15 pm
Admission: 1.00
Thu Nov 17th Betsy 3 – The happy ever after! - She has now progressed from scullery maid then got promoted to housekeeper and is now married to a man of considerable means and lady of the house.
Venue: Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston PR2 3LT
Date: 17th November 2022
Time: 2.15 pm
Admission: £1.00
Other Events
Mon May 30th Dave Stevens’s Quiz - Dave Stevens is back with his “It’s easy if you know it” Quizzes.
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 General Knowledge, Picture and a Music Round. There will be an interval for refreshments.
Venue - Northumbria Hall St. Cuthbert’s
Date - Monday 30 May 2022
Time - 2pm – 4pm
Admission - £2.50
Wed Jun 29th 55 Years of Fairport Convention - A talk by by Jo Betts and Tony Cheetham.
The pre-eminent Folk/Rock Band of the past 6 decades Fairport Convention are still going strong and their annual Cropredy Festival was attended by several Preston u3a members in 2019.
This talk featuring many video clips charts the Band's history through many re-incarnations until the current line up established themselves from 1995.
Venue - Church Space, St Cuthberts, Fulwood.
Date - 29 June 2022.
Time - 2.0pm.
Admission - £2.50.
Tue Jul 12th "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA" - Following the successful Summer evening event held in 2019 featuring "Famous Opera Choruses" we have decided to run a similar event this July this time on the subject of "Famous Opera Arias". The programme will commence at 7pm with recordings of some of the most well known arias from the operatic repertoire. There will be a 30 minute break for refreshments at 7.45pm with wine , cheese and canapes . Soft drinks will also be available. The music will resume at 8.15pm and the programme will end at 9pm.
Christine Pluck will host the evening and the operatic pieces will be presented by Tony Cheetham.
Venue - Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthberts, Fulwood
Date - 12th July 2022
Time - 7.0pm
Admission - (Including Refreshments) £6.00

Please Note the change of date you don't want to miss this
Thu Sep 29th Dave Stevens’s Quiz - Dave Stevens is back with his “It’s easy if you know it” Quizzes.
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 General Knowledge, Picture and a Music Round. There will be an interval for refreshments.
Venue - Northumbria Hall St. Cuthbert’s
Date - Thursday 29 Sept 2022
Time - 2pm – 4pm
Admission - £2.50
Mon Oct 31st Tales from Merseyside - Andy Johnson will tell 3 tales from Merseyside where he has lived all his life. You will hear stories that feature Liverpool; New Brighton, Hilbre Island near West Kirby and Halton Castle and find out about a mermaid that swims in the River Mersey and a dragon that flew over Runcorn!
He has a unique style of telling and includes local tales, true stories, ghost stories and wisdom tales in his repertoire. He has a gentle, engaging style; a self-deprecating sense of humour and brings a warmth to all his stories.
Venue - Douglas Hall St. Cuthbert’s Church
Date - 31st October 2022
Time - 2pm – 4pm
Admission - £2.50
Tue Nov 29th Dave Stevens’s Quiz - Dave Stevens is back with his “It’s easy if you know it” Quizzes.
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 General Knowledge, Picture and a Music Round. There will be an interval for refreshments.
Venue - Northumbria Hall St. Cuthbert’s
Date - Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time - 2pm – 4pm
Admission - £2.50

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