Skiddaw

Events

Monthly Meetings

We are looking forward to resuming our regular monthly meetings. We are aware that the pandemic means that government guidelines can change and therefore we may need to change arrangements at short notice. Naturally, our prime concern must be the safety of our members. We are going to trial using the Alhambra Cinema as a venue for meetings – we feel that this is the best way to offer a live presentation in a safe socially distanced environment for everyone – but we will also trial using an online platform for virtual meetings.

Dates for Your Diary in 2020

Wednesday October 21st

An Audience with Liz Stevenson, Theatre By The Lake’s Artistic Director

Venue: The Alhambra Cinema, Keswick (doors open 10 am)
An opportunity to hear about Liz Stevenson’s career – her personal journey and experiences – and also to learn more about her plans for TBTL and the challenges faced not only by TBTL but also UK theatre in general.

We hope that it will be possible to book online using the Alhambra Cinema website – more information to follow.
Face coverings must be worn, and all attendees must provide contact tracing details.

Wednesday November 18th

Fool’s Gold
Online via Zoom

We are delighted to welcome Fool’s Gold back to Skiddaw U3A. We have already enjoyed two superb performances of their stories and songs. Steve and Carol Robson invite you to a special Zoom performance in the comfort of your own home – please see the link to further information.

Joining details will be provided closer to the date.


Dates for your Diary
Cycling - Social Cycling
Tue Sep 22nd A ride from Maryport along the sea front to Silloth and return
Tue Oct 6th A ride from Temple Sowerby to Appleby and return.
Tue Oct 20th A ride starting at Wray Castle using cycle tracks and back roads into Coniston, returning over by Tarn Howes, Hawkshead, and return to Wray Castle.
Local History
Tue Sep 22nd Ron East will give a talk about Bell Ringing and the Crosthwaite Church Tower. The meeting will be in Crosthwaite Church, Keswick at 4pm.

Please note change of venue and time.

If you are interested in attending please contact the convenor.
Tue Oct 20th An illustrated talk on the early motor trade in Keswick by Brian Hinde. 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road. Keswick.
Tue Nov 17th Mark Hatton will give an illustrated talk entitled "German Miners in Elizabethan Keswick". 3pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick. Depending on the weather the group may also go for a walk to see the site of a smelter, built in 1567 by German miners, which was at the time the largest and most advanced copper smelter in Europe.
Tue Dec 8th A light hearted local quiz and Festive get-together. 3 pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick