Redbridge & District

National and Regional Events

SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER at 10.45 am - 4.30 pm: MUSIC STUDY DAY: THE MUSIC OF THE CZECHS
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
The programme includes Evocations of Prague presented by Redbridge U3A's Hugh Noble, a presentation of Smetana's music by Andrew Mills and Michael Sodring from Barnet U3A, Czech folk songs performed by Ralph Samel and his Ukelele Group, a talk about the development of the Czech string quartet by Robert Hugill, U3A in London, and a presentation by Terry Heard from The Dvořák Society about Dvořák in London. Organised by the London Region of U3As. The price is £25.00 including refreshments on arrival. Full programme from this link: Music Study Day Programme
Online booking through this link: Music Study Day Online Booking
Postal booking from through this link: Music Study Day Postal Booking

WEDNESDAY 20th and THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER at 10.30 am - 4.00 pm: BENEATH YOUR FEET - ROMAN STUDY DAY
Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AE
The archaeologist of London's Guildhall Art Gallery will lead this study day in the remains of the city's Roman amphitheatre to discover more about its ancient history. Participants will also take part in a Roman lamp-making workshop to create their own clay oil lamps.
The day will end with the unique experience of a guided visit to the nearby Temple of Mithras. It will include a 10-minute walk.
Guildhall Art Gallery and the Roman amphitheatre are fully accessible. Price £23.50 including refreshments. More information and booking through this link: BeneathYourFeet
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MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER at 10.30 am - 3.30 pm: U3A STUDY DAY: THE ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) cares for one of the largest and most diverse architectural collections in the world. Participants will travel through four centuris of London's architectural development during this study day in the institute's art deco headquarters.
Rare examples from a collection of more than 4 million items including models, drawings, photographs, books and personal archives will help course members explore the changing face of London's built environment - from the perfect symmetry and proportions of the Georgian era to today's glass towers.
Students will discuss key elements of major architectural styles including Gothic revival and modernism, and becomne familiar with the work of some of Britain's greatest architects. They will hear from RIBA's chief curator and curator of drawings Charles Hind and David Adshead, secretary of the Georgian Group.
Key themes for study include Georgian architecture and the "Long 18th Century", Victorian London, 20th Century modernism, and architectural photography. £25.00 including refreshments on arrival. More information and booking through this link: Architecture
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WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER at 2.00 - 4.00 pm: U3A CHRISTMAS CONCERT
St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA
This year for the first time the U3A Christmas Concert will be staged in St Lawrence Jewry next to the Guildhall, London. This is the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation. It was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 but there has been a church on the site for around 900 years. After extensive damage in the Second World War, it was again re-built.
Singers from two London based choirs Queldryk Choral Ensemble and City Chorus will perform under the direction of Paul Ayres. Queldryk Choral Ensemble is an ad hoc group of experienced musicians with an interesting and unusual repertoire. City Chorus Choir will celebrate its centenary next year.
Accompanied by mulled wine and a mince pie, the concert will get audience members fully into the Christmas spirit with a range of inspiring seasonal music, old and new. There will be the opportunity to sing traditional carols as well as enjoying a short talk about the history of the Church.
£18.50. Booking through this link: Christmas 2019

MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY at 10.30 am - 3.45 pm: DISCOVERING CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Five experts will speak about the history of children's literature at this study day at the British Library Knowledge Centre theatre. Participants will learn about children's books from the 18th and 19th Century, such as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground - the original manuscript version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - and how they have been collected and cared for by the British Library.
Speakers will discuss how much-loved children's book characters have been created through words and illustrations, and how and why we view these characters with such nostalgia. £24.00 including tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Lunch not included. Booking through this link: ChildLit

THURSDAY 12th MARCH at 11.00 am - 4.00 pm: U3A STUDY DAY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE ANIMAL KIND
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Study day with talks about som of the National Gallery's works of art. Booking will open closer to the date.

MONDAY 16th MARCH at 1.45 pm - 4.45 pm: U3A EXPLORES SCIENCE AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS
An afternoon of talks on scientific topics for U3A members. Booking will open closer to the date.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Nov 20th 10.30 am at Guildhall Art Gallery: Beneath Your Feet - Roman Study Day. £23.50. More information and booking through this link: BeneathYourFeet
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Thu Nov 21st 10.30 am at Guildhall Art Gallery: Beneath Your Feet - Roman Study Day. £23.50. More information and booking through this link: BeneathYourFeet
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Mon Nov 25th 10.30 am at RIBA: U3A Study Day: The Architecture of London. £25.00. More information and booking through this link: Architecture. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Wed Dec 4th 2.00 pm: U3A Christmas Concert at St Lawrence Jewry. More information and booking through this link: Christmas 2019
Mon Feb 3rd 2020 10.30 am: Discovering Children's Literature. U3A Study Day at the British Library. £24.00. Booking through this link: ChildLit
Thu Mar 12th 2020 11.00 am at The National Gallery: U3A Study Day: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. Booking will open closer to the date.
Mon Mar 16th 2020 1.45 pm at The Royal Institution: U3A explores science at The RI - Science talks for U3A members. Booking will open closer to the date.