Skegness

Events

Each month we hold a meeting of general interest, usually with a visiting speaker. It is aimed at bringing members together, publicising the activities of the groups, and giving members a sense of fellowship in the U3A. You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group leaders, and to get a feel of what U3A has to offer. Meetings occur every 3rd WEDNESDAY of the month at "THE STOREHOUSE" on North Parade between 9:30am and 12:30pm.

Annual Membership £15

Meetings - Members £2 (includes tea/coffee)
Meetings - Non Members £3:50 (includes tea/coffee)


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Apr 15th Postponed - Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Barbara Mayer - Stories Behind Wildlife Photos.
Wed May 20th Postponed - Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Nick Burton - Confessions of a Coach Driver.
Wed Jun 17th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Len Priestley - Stories of a lorry driver and furniture removal man. A hilarious talk of his personal experiences as a lorry driver and furniture removal man.
Wed Jul 15th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Fools Gold - Bang Up To The Elephant.

A celebration of all things Victorian. There will songs, tales and the images all about the heroes and heroines, Villains and events in that period of our history. You can imagine some of the topics we might choose, but there will be plenty of surprises too. All the usual audience involvement will be to the fore.
Wed Aug 19th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Wed Sep 16th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Bernard Bale - When Music Went POP and ROCK.

A publisher author, award winning journalist and B.B.C. broadcaster has entertained skegness U3A on several occasions and always enjoy his talks and we welcome him back again.
Wed Oct 21st Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Keith Hanson - Tales of The Tower of London.

A former soldier for 30 years, In 1997 I became a Yeoman Warder at the. Tower of London (Beefeater) after 3 years I was promoted to become the Chief Exhibitor of the Tower with prime responsibility for the security and presentation of the Crown Jewels, a position Keith held for 17 years.

In 2004 Keith became a member of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard, A position he still holds.
Wed Nov 18th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Karl Bird - Why the World Needs Lincolnshire.
Wed Dec 16th Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Don Chiswell - The Suffragettes.


A lively and interesting talk on votes for Women! The personalities, events and achievements of the campaign for women’s suffrage.
Wed Jan 20th 2021 Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Mark Walsh - The Ukelele Man, June Whitfield and Friends.

Mark appears all over the World in Theatre shows and in Cabaret. In recent years he has become a regular guest on BBC Radio 2 on the long running programme 'Friday Night is Music Night'.Mark is regarded as one of the finest ukulele players in the world today. He has appeared with some of our greatest stars including Dame Barbara Windsor, Dame June Whitfield and the late Danny La Rue.

Mark and Danny La Rue were great friends and Mark appeared in Danny’s tribute show at the World Famous London Palladium. Since 2012 Mark has been a regular guest performer on BBC Radio’s “Friday Night is Music Night” with live shows coming from the Hackney Empire London.

Mark also travels the UK as a speaker giving talks on his theatrical career, the history of music hall and variety,
Wed Feb 17th 2021 Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Steve Short - Morcambe and Wise and Magic.

Steve brings to life the story of how a young Eric Morecambe met a young Ernie Wise, with photos and video clips Steve tells the journey they had to become Britain’s best ever double act.

In a partnership that lasted from 1941 until Eric Morecambe’s death on 28 May 1984 aged 58, Eric and Ernie were regarded as Britain’s best loved double act. Their career together began when they were booked separately to appear on the Jack Hylton revue ‘Youth Takes a Bow’.

They appeared on radio but their first TV appearance in Running Wild in 1954 received poor reviews. Yet, two years later they returned in a spot on the Winifred Atwell Show.

From then on Eric and Ernie appeared in a series of shows over the next 20-years. The duo also starred in four feature films. In 1976 Eric and Ernie were both awarded the OBE.

This entertaining presentation will bring back many memories of a much loved comedy partnership.
Wed Mar 17th 2021 Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: James Stebbings - Gilbert and Sullivan.
Wed Apr 21st 2021 Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Dr Mike Morgan - How I became a GP.
Wed May 19th 2021 Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker: Vince Eager - Dont Shoot Him He is Only a Rock and Roll Singer (Part Two).
Local History
Wed Apr 1st Postponed - Local History Group - Skegness live venues and links to famous musicians and composers (Holst and Graham Bonnett).
Wed May 6th Postponed - Local History Group - The end of World War 2 and Victory in Europe (VE) Day - VE day celebrations - Re Marketing Skegness and how life goes on.
Wed Jun 3rd Local History Group - Lost in Time - Strange, unusual or everyday items that are no longer in use. This is an opportunity for members to bring items for discussion.
Wed Jul 1st Local History Group - HORNCASTLE - and its colourful history.