Radlett & District

Events

Radlett and District u3a meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9.45 am for 10.00 am at Bushey Metropolitan, Aldenham Rd, Bushey WD23 2TR (opposite Purcell's School)

Please bring your membership badge and your payment card to pay for trips.

The 602 Uno bus travels from Radlett to the meeting - 'Queens School' Bus Stop. Click 602 timetable to see the timetable. Concessionary bus passes issued in Hertfordshire can be used on this bus at any time of day. Quite a few Members travel on it, catching the 9:01am or 9:31am at the Watling Street Bus Stop near Radlett Station and returning on the 12.15.

The Events Committee would like to make you aware of our booking procedure for theatre outings.

We are informed early of group rates available for new shows and as such we have to reserve a fixed number of tickets. We then offer them for as long a time as we can and book people in. Unfortunately we then have to let our members down if they request tickets at a later date, as we have already booked an appropriate size coach and costed the outing accordingly.
If an events is shown as “sold out” please ask the events organiser to add your name to the waiting list.

It is the personal responsibility of all members and other travellers to decide on the level of their capability as to whether they should participate in any particular u3a event or trip. Members and other travellers must ensure they are fully aware of the itinerary.

If you are paying for other members at the monthly meeting, please let the organiser have a list of the names and the events/outings you wish to book.

It is imperative that we have contact details for every outing participant. If you do not have a mobile, then a committee member must be given contact details for your companion on that outing.

Please wear your u3a badge whenever you attend an event. This must have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number on the back so that we can contact a friend or relative if there is a problem.

To send a message regarding an outing or theatre visit note the name of the organiser then click on the carrier pigeon on the right of this page, then click on that name.

ALL EVENTS AND OUTINGS MUST BE PAID FOR, ONE EVENT AT A TIME, WITH A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD HERE -->CardsEvents then follow the instructions.

OR by cheque after checking availability with the event organizer. No cash please.
We cannot accept direct payments to the Radlett & District u3a Bank Account#

If you need assistance paying by credit card, to avoid long queues at the monthly meeting, please call Anthea on 01923 85 2274.

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Radlett & District u3a Xmas Lunch at the Blue Check Restaurant Bushey Dec 1st 2022

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Please see below for the current listing of outings and events.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue May 14th May Meeting
Following his talk in 2023 about Alexander Litvinenko, Paul Barwick is speaking on "Georghi Markov and the Poisoned Umbrella Murder"
Tue Jun 11th June Meeting
Professor Catherine Loveday spoke about memory difficulties at our meeting in May 2023. This time it will be about "How Music assists Memory Loss".
Tue Jul 9th July Meeting
Following last year's talk by Jeff Evans on the history of TV Quiz Shows, he will be talking about "Top of the Box". It will be about the history of TV Pop Music Shows including 6-5 Special, Oh Boy!, Juke Box Jury and very many more.
Tue Aug 13th August meeting
Includes Lucy Allen on My 12 years as a stuntwoman in Movies
Tue Sep 10th September Meeting
We have John Fieldsend speaking on "Kindertransport, My Story"
Tue Oct 8th October meeting
Ian St John will be talking about Queen Victoria as a politician.
Tue Nov 12th November meeting
Prof. Peter Abrahams talking about Michelangelo - Sculpture in Bronze - An Anatomical Whodunnit
Tue Dec 10th December Meeting
You may remember the wonderful Judy Karbritz speaking to us at one of the monthly meetings at the Aldenham Golf Club. This time it's "Danny Kaye, Al Jolson, Irving Berlin and their Music"
Outings
Tue Apr 16th SUPPER QUIZ EVENING
AT BLUE CHECK RESTAURANT 144 HIGH STREET BUSHEY WD23 3DH ON TUESDAY 16th APRIL AT 6.45 pm for 7pm START. £21.50. WHY NOT MAKE UP TABLES OF 8 FOR A DELICIOUS 2 COURSE MEAL AND A FUN QUIZ ? Contact: Helen Bocarro helenbocarro@yahoo.co.uk 01923 858155
Sun Apr 28th ELLEN KENT AND THE UKRAINIAN OPERA & BALLET THEATRE PRODUCTION OF PUCCINI'S MADAME BUTTERFLY

AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE.

DEPART RADLETT 5.30pm £54.

One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madame Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Contact: Sandra Clark sandrau3a@hotmail.com 07770 467381
Fri May 10th LIVING CRAFTS FAIR - HATFIELD HOUSE
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CREATIVITY.

Come and enjoy the 50th anniversary year of this creative event offering you an inspirational shopping and crafting experience, workshops and entertainment, a great day out.

Living Crafts showcases the talents of acclaimed designer-makers from across the UK and celebrates contemporary British craft of an exceptional standard. The Food and drink pavilion is packed with flavoursome foods from chocolates and cheese to delicious drinks. Tantalise your taste buds!

Admission includes entry to the famous West Gardens.

Leave Radlett 10am £22

Contact: Vivien Summers events@radlettu3a.org.uk 01923 856728
Mon May 13th WESTMINSTER ABBEY - THE LIBRARY & MUNIMENTS COLLECTION
MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO THE ABBEY ON MONDAY 13TH MAY 11am PROMPT. £10. YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY HISTORY AT THE ABBEY, NOT LIKE A MUSEUM WHERE IT’S JUST DISPLAYED, BUT HERE YOU ARE STANDING WHERE HISTORY HAS HAPPENED. The library in use today was established after the abbey was founded as a collegiate church in 1560. It has been housed in part of the former monastic dormitory since 1591. The archive, or muniment collection, is one of the oldest and richest in England. the documents held there include the records of Westminster Abbey from the tenth century to the present day. At the centre of the collection, are records of the land the Abbey held until the late 19th century. Other documents in the muniments include royal charters, minutes of chapter meetings, leases of Abbey property (lease books from 1486), some records of coronations and funerals, letters (including a large collection of Dean Pearce's correspondence), tradesmen's bills, hebrew documents, and coroners' inquests for the city of Westminster 1760–1880. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS VISIT WILL INVOLVE A LOT OF STANDING AND NEGOTIATING SPIRAL STAIRCASES. Contact: Joan Altman joanaltmanu3a@outlook.com 01923 404920
Thu May 23rd WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
VISIT ON THURSDAY 23rd MAY DEPART RADLETT 9.30am. £32. OUR TOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 900 YEAR OLD CATHEDRAL WILL INCLUDE THE EXHIBITION “KINGS & SCRIBES – BIRTH OF A NATION” WHICH TRACES THE STORY OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL FROM ITS ANGLO-SAXON ORIGIN TO THE PRESENT DAY. WE WILL ALSO SEE THE FINAL RESTING PLACES OF FAMOUS KINGS & QUEENS. AFTER OUR VISIT WE WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE A SHORT STROLL INTO THE CITY CENTRE TO THE HISTORIC MARKET WHICH DATES BACK HUNDREDS OF YEARS. YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO WANDER THE MEDIEVAL STREETS AND STOP FOR A SNACK AT ONE OF THE MANY CAFES. Contact: Stephen Gold sgoldprop@aol.com 07831 559930
Wed Jun 12th THE MUSICAL MUSEUM

BY KEW BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE LEAVE RADLETT 9.15am £28.

The Musical Museum tells the fascinating story of how people have captured and listened to music over the last four centuries. Our tour will involve live presentations of a range on instruments including musical boxes, reproducing pianos, organs and self-playing violins. We will also visit the concert hall where the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ can be demonstrated.

Tea and Coffee will be served

Contact: Joan Altman joanaltmanu3a@outlook.com 01923 404920
Tue Jun 18th TOUR OF DENBIES WINE ESTATE & WINE TASTING

ON TUESDAY 18th JUNE LEAVE RADLETT 9.30am £34.50.

Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking is one of England’s largest single estate vineyards. With 265 acres currently under vine, it has a production capacity of 1 million bottles.

The first vines were planted on the estate in 1986. The 50-minute vineyard train tour takes visitors at a leisurely pace to some of the most beautiful viewing points in the vineyard. A recorded commentary enhances your trip making this an informative and comfortable way to experience the magnificent panoramic views of the Denbies Estate and the North Downs.

Throughout the seasons the changing scenery captures the imagination, from the first bud burst of spring to the opulent vines of the autumn.

You will then be able to purchase a snack or lunch from their restaurant following which we will have a cinema presentation, followed by a guided tour to their cellars and a wine tasting.

Contact: Stephen Gold sgoldprop@aol.com 07831 559930
Thu Jun 27th ANNUAL DINNER IN THE PARK
THURSDAY 27th JUNE AT 7PM Shenley Park, Radlett Lane, Shenley, Radlett WD7 9DW. £33

YOUR EVENTS & OUTINGS COMMITTEE ARE DELIGHTED TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL DINNER IN THE PARK

WHILE EATING THE DELICIOUS FOOD WE WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY LOVELY VIEWS OF THE WOODLAND AND ORCHARD.

WE WILL HAVE A WELCOMING GLASS OF SUMMER PIMMS FOLLOWED BY A CHOICE OF MAIN COURSES WHICH WILL ALSO INCLUDE A FISH AND VEGETARIAN OPTION, SALADS, AND TEMPTING DESSERTS.

Contact: Vivien Summers events@radlettu3a.org.uk 01923 856728
Sat Jul 6th Carlos Acosta’s Carmen AT SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE

SATURDAY 6th JULY (MATINEE PERFORMANCE) LEAVE RADLETT 11am £62.

Carlos Acosta triumphantly returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage to dance with his company of dancers in this passionate, classic tale of Bizet’s Carmen, reimagined with his irresistible Cuban flair.

You will have time for lunch in one of the many local restaurants.

Contact: Christine Essex christineessexu3a@gmail.com 07967 509148
Wed Jul 10th BRIGHTON
Come and enjoy a day out at the seaside – sunshine & deckchairs await you.

WEDNESDAY 10th JULY DEPART RADLETT 9am £23

Enjoy bingo on the journey and then spend time discovering the many delights of this quintessential British seaside resort.

Contact: Val Gold valeriegoldu3a@gmail.com 07831 562362
Wed Jul 17th ANAESTHESIA HERITAGE CENTRE
21 PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W1B 1PY ON WEDNESDAY 17th JULY MEET THERE AT 11am £5.50

NO COACH - MAKE YOUR OWN WAY THERE

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre tells the remarkable story of anaesthesia, from its first public demonstration in 1846 to modern day anaesthetists working in the aftermath of wars and terrorist attacks. The Museum, rare book collection and archive are a unique resource for both curious visitors and specialist researchers.

The museum has a permanent and a temporary display, as well as pull-out drawers and flip books containing biographies and details of large anaesthetic machines. The collections give an insight into the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief.

We will have a talk followed by a self-guided tour.

Contact: Peter Brent peterbrent35@gmail.com 01923 858155
Tue Jul 23rd HELLO DOLLY
DON’T MISS THE MUSICAL OF THE SUMMER! HELLO DOLLY AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM STARRING IMELDA STAUNTON ON TUESDAY 23rd JULY LEAVE RADLETT AT 5pm. £61.50. We have managed to get stall and circle seats and these will be allocated by ballot. Contact: Sandra Clark sandrau3a@hotmail.com 07770 467381