Southport

Meetings and Events

Southport U3A holds a General Meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 in Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport. Future meetings are shown at the end of the list below.

The meetings provide an opportunity to learn about new developments and what is happening in other groups. At each of the meetings an invited speaker will talk about a topic of general interest or activity.

The Dates for your Diary below are events organised by Southport U3A for all members to participate in. You do not have to be a member of a group to participate in any of the these events.


Dates for your Diary
Outings
Fri May 3rd ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Empire Theatre, Liverpool at 5.30pm. £20. Click the link to contact the organiser Phil Watling.
Fri May 3rd ALTRINCHAM MARKET. The Jazz Group are organising a day out to Altrincham to include a visit to the renowned local market followed by an evening of fabulous entertainment by Dominic Halpin and the Honey Bs at the highly regarded Cinnamon Club in nearby Bowdon. Not strictly a Jazz band but if you remember the 50's and 60's you'll just love this band's performance. We defy you not to end up on the dance floor! At their November gig the dance floor was so popular there was hardly room to get up and strut your stuff. You really don't want to miss this fabulous day out.

Open to all members.

Full details by clicking on the link to Altrincham Day Out.
Other Events
Wed Apr 3rd TAPPING FOR LIFE
A taster session for this new activity. Click the link for more details of the Tapping for Life taster if you think you may be interested.
Thu May 9th TRY SAILING
An opportunity to sail on Marine Lake. Click the link for more details of this first Try Sailing outing.
Fri May 10th BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE
The group leader is convening a meeting at the Community Hall, Lord Street West at 2.00 pm to discuss future outings for the group.

If you wish to attend and contribute ideas you should contact Brian Mitchell at the bookstall at the monthly general meeting.

There will be a small charge of £2.00 to cover room hire and refreshments.
General Meetings
Thu Apr 4th General meeting.
Speaker Ken Clark: Great Space Myths and Hoaxes
Did they really land on the Moon? Are there aliens, and if so, where are they? Does astrology work? Can the world really end? And more ...
Thu May 2nd General meeting.
Speaker Joanne Chamberlain: History of Lord Street
A chance to learn about the history and development of Southport’s iconic Lord Street, often regarded as a tourist attraction in its own right.
Thu Jun 6th General meeting.
Speaker Mike Parr: St Joseph’s Hospice
A look at the range of services offered by the oldest and largest hospice on Merseyside. It’s 29-bed Inpatient Unit is set in 12 acres of natural woodland. We learn how Jospice is developing its range of services to meet the changing needs of the community.
Thu Jul 4th General meeting.
Speaker Martin Lloyd: Passports, Assassins, traitors and Spies
Thrill to a dramatic account of how the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of the spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.
Thu Aug 1st General meeting.
Speaker Rev Mrs Angela Robinson (nee Pedlar): My two grandfathers -including the origins of Broadbents and the Wayfarers
The story of Angela’s two grandfathers, one of whom was a Birmingham orphan who took over a two-room draper’s shop called Broadbents.
Thu Sep 5th General meeting.
Speaker Sheila Walsh: Things that go bump in the night
Professional storyteller Sheila enlightens us about how a paranormal investigator works in a venue. The talk includes video excepts of a couple of investigations.
Thu Oct 3rd General meeting.
Speaker Natalie White: Friends Against Scams - Helping Communities to Protect Themselves
A National Trading Standards initiative which aims to educate us all on how scams work to prevent us from falling victim to the UK’S fastest growing type of crime.