Redditch

Events

General meetings take place at 2 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month (EXCEPT AUGUST) at Community House in Easemore Road. There is a varied programme of speakers covering a wide range of topics. A charge of £1.50 is made, to cover the cost of the speaker, room hire and light refreshments.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Feb 5th The Paolozzi Mosaics in Redditch - Philip Roberts
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Feb 19th Upton Warren Bird Reserve - Gordon Forrest
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Mar 5th Growing Up in Gloucestershire - Richard Pottinger
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Mar 19th The National Memorial Arboretum - Roger Hailword
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Apr 2nd To be announced
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Apr 16th A presentation by the U3A Exploring Science Group
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Art Appreciation
Mon Jan 21st 10am, Anglepoise Room, Canon Newton House, Kingfisher Shopping Centre.
Topic: Colour (light and pigment) and how different artists use it.
Book group
Mon Jan 28th 10:30am - Discussing 'Anatomy of a Scandal' by Sarah Vaughan.
Computer Users group
Wed Feb 13th Robotics session 2. Expect to meet some working live examples. Can we get it to wash your car?
Wed Mar 13th Hints and tips on buying a new or refurbished computer. What do you need? What's available? What can you manage without? What should you avoid?
Digital Photography group
Mon Feb 4th Annual Knockout Competition
9.30 to 1130am Webheath Village Hall
Mon Mar 4th Dave Maries will speak on Sports Photography
9.30 to 1130am Webheath Village Hall
Tue Mar 26th Visit to Shugborough
Further details by email
Ethnic Eating group
Fri Jan 25th 12:45 for 1pm for a Burns Night lunch at the Nevill Arms
Exploring science group
Fri Feb 15th 10am at Webheath Village Hall
Pete Dewell - My Life in Science - a personal account, 1944ish to now
Fri Mar 15th 10am at Webheath Village Hall
Doug Richards - Blood, wee, poo and more - life as a medical scientist
Fri Apr 19th 10am at Webheath Village Hall
David Pattenden will give a talk titled 'The Simple Physics of Colour'
Fri May 17th No meeting at Webheath Village Hall but Jackie Hardy will lead a botanical visit to Trench Wood. More details to follow.
French
Mon Jan 28th 2:30pm
Music in Our Time
Mon Feb 11th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Stratocaster Legends” - Gary Croots will give a presentation on the iconic Fender Stratocaster and some of the guitarists that played them over the years.
Mon Mar 11th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Hear (sic) it comes again” – Alan Broadhurst will present a wide selection of music types, played and sung by a large range of artists from a particular year. You will have to attend to find out which year, but it will no doubt bring back happy memories
Mon Apr 8th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“The Music of Political Satire part 1” – John Cartmell will present music by Gilbert & Sullivan. Part 2 will follow later this year with music by Flanders & Swann.
Mon May 13th To be confirmed
Mon Jun 10th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Desert Island Discs” - Ros Williams will present her selection of music that holds memories of significant events and occasions for her.
Play Reading group
Tue Jan 22nd 2pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Rambling group
Wed Feb 6th Meet at Crabbs Cross car park on Evesham Road at 9.30 for car sharing, or at the free Bulls Head Yard car park, Moorfield Road, Alcester B49 5DL ready to start at 10am.
If there are no spaces here, there are various other car parks around Alcester.
This is a lovely walk from Alcester around Oversley Green, through woodland mainly on good pathways. There are three stiles and a couple of gentle slopes.
Lunch is optional but will be at the Royal Oak 44, High Street, Alcester B49 5AB. The new menu isn’t available until next week but once I have it I will email it around. We need to pre-order on the morning of the ramble.

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