Preston & District

Events

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic ALL group meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. We will be keeping in touch through our weekly newsletter and will notify members if anything changes.

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.15 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 Jun 18th 10 Years Buff Butler – The Chic of Cheek Paul Isherwood returns with a light-hearted talk about service! Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 18th June 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission £1.00
Thu Jul 16th An Afternoon with Edith Rigby: A Preston Pioneer in the Early 20th Century Presented by Judy Beeston from The Friends of Winckley Square Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 16th July 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission £1.00.
Thu Aug 20th No Meeting in August
Thu Sep 17th Viking Voices Paul Atherton discusses his novel based on the discovery of the Cuerdale Hoard Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 17th September 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission £1.00.
Thu Oct 15th Performances by Some of Our Own Groups Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 15th October 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission £1.00.
Thu Nov 19th Chauffeur to the Rich and Famous An amusing discourse from Ron Hutchinson detailing his experiences of working for prominent Lancastrians, particularly Lord Leverhulme. Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 19th November 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission £1.00.
Thu Dec 17th Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin!! A Musical Afternoon with Chris Devereux. Venue Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Preston. PR2 3LT Date Thursday 17th December 2020 Time Commences 2.15 pm Admission Free
Other Events
Mon Jun 29th 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 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 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 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 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 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
Mon Nov 30th Music Talk The life and music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest Romantic classical composers. Presented by Ken Youde Venue St Cuthbert’s Northumbria Hall Date Monday 30th November 2020 Time 2.00 – 4.00 pm Admission £2.50.

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