Preston Park

General Meetings, Outings & Other Events

General Meetings are held monthly, normally on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. There is a charge of £1.50 payable on the door. The General Meetings are usually held in Knoyle Hall next to St. John's Church in Knoyle Road, sometimes if the hall is unavailable in the Church itself. But check the list below for any changes. Refreshments are served at the end of the meeting. Besides any U3A business and announcements, there is usually a main speaker on a topic of general interest to members, which is publicised in advance.

Trips and outings are arranged by several Interest Groups, current arrangements are listed below. Members can book at our monthly General Meetings or by downloading a booking form from the individual Interest Group's page, but please read the important note below about booking conditions.

Classical Music Concert Visits are organised by Julia Clark. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link below to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Heritage Visiting Group Contact John Colman for availability. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Social Outings See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

Theatre Visits Contact Maureen Dickson for availability. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and a link to an on-line booking form. See below for the latest information.

U3A Holidays are occasionally arranged by individual members. See the Interest Groups page for contact details and below for the latest information.

BOOKING CONDITIONS - Please Note:
A non-returnable deposit may be required when you make a booking.
All payments, deposit and full cost, must be by cheque, cash payments cannot be accepted (cheques must be made out to Preston Park U3A no.2 Account).
A Booking Form must be completed for each event.
It is the member's responsibility to ensure payments are made by due date.

It may be helpful to U3A Members wishing to synchronise their diaries to view the lists below in date order. This can be done by tapping the ‘blue’ sentence below. Display events in date order. The page will return to its normal configuration on closure.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Feb 6th 2020 Eleanor Wood - the author of STAUNCH, a project on reminiscences and how they can be used.
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Jacob Watts from NatWest - Beware the Scam!
Thu Apr 2nd 2020 Sharon Bradshaw - the author of ‘The Monk Who Cast a Spell’, set in 8th century England against a Viking background.
Thu May 7th 2020 Peter Crowhurst - the history of North Laine.
Thu Jun 4th 2020 Judy Theobald - “Life - and other problems” - 30 years in the media.
Thu Jul 2nd 2020 Geoff Doel and Will Duke - Sussex music and customs.
Thu Sep 3rd 2020 Esther Dawson: Ridgeview Winery
Thu Oct 1st 2020 Ian Gledhill “Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside” - a history of seaside entertainment.
CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS
Sun Dec 1st The second of the 2019/2020 Season of Classical Music Concerts at The Dome Concert Hall, Brighton. Featuring Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, with Conductor Natalie Murray-Beale and Thomas Gould on solo Violin. Booking closed.
Tue Dec 31st The third concert of the season will be the New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala Concert. Fabulous Strauss family melodies. Conducted by Stephen Bell and joined by the Irish Soprano Ailish Tynan. Book by post or at the next General Meeting.
Sun Feb 9th 2020 The first classical music concert of 2020 showcases the Brighton Philharmonic Brass and will include the works of seven very individual composers. Book by post or at the next General Meeting.
HERITAGE VISITING GROUP
Fri Nov 22nd Sir John Soane Museum, Holborn, London tbc. Travel by Rail & Bus & Walk. Cost £13 tbc. Taking Reservations.
Fri Feb 14th 2020 V&A/Natural History/Science Museum, London (your choice) Travel by Rail and Bus. Cost £13 tbc.
Fri Feb 28th 2020 London By Rail and 0.5 mile Walk. Cost tbc
Fri Mar 13th 2020 London By Rail and Tube. Cost tbc
Fri Mar 27th 2020 London By Rail and Walk or Bus. Cost tbc
Fri Apr 24th 2020 TBC
Fri May 22nd 2020 TBC By Coach
Fri Sep 25th 2020 TBC
Fri Oct 9th 2020 TBC London
Fri Oct 23rd 2020 TBC
THEATRE GROUP
Thu Nov 21st PETER PAN GOES WRONG - following on from The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with a spin on the timeless classic. Theatre Royal, Brighton.
Thurs 21st November at 2.30pm. Tickets £28.50. Taking bookings now.
U3A ANNUAL SPRING BREAK
Wed May 6th 2020
→Sun May 10th 2020
PPU3A SPRING BREAK 2020 - SCOTLAND.
Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway - 6th-10th May 2020


An exclusive 5 day tour, tailor made by Brightwater Holidays and includes 9 fabulous visits: Dumfries House and Walled Garden, Glenwhan Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, Broughton House Gardens, Threave Gardens, Sweetheart Abbey, Corn Mill, Rammerscales House and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed House for an Art Lover.

Return flight Gatwick to Glasgow. Staying in the Holiday Inn Dumfries. Cost £795 (based on 30) (£130 s/s) includes all transportation, comfortable coaching throughout, accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast, and accompanied by David MacLennan our Brightwater Tour Manager. £200 deposit to secure booking.

For full brochure and booking form email : ann.kerrison@ntlworld.com