Trips and Events
Stansted Mountfitchet U3A runs a number of trips and events.
Our free Monthly Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at St. John's Church Hall, Chapel Hill, 1.30pm for 2pm. We normally have a speaker, free tea and coffee are served and you can find information about future trips and events. Prospective new members are welcome to come along to see what we do.
We hold five or six Saturday Morning Seminars per year. These are from 9.30 to approximately 12.30 and are usually held at The Free Church hall in Chapel Hill. The seminar leaders are all experts in their field and subjects are varied, from the Arts to Science & Technology. There is a small charge of £4.50 to attend and booking is essential.
Various Day Trips are organised by members during the year and one or two short Holiday Breaks, normally by coach.
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|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Nov 15th||Concerts and Classics||Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Saffron Hall. An evening of the Italian Baroque with soprano Katherine Watson and countertenor Iestyn Davies. |
Programme includes Vivaldi's Gloria and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Concert tickets: £22 (plus there will be a coach charge of approximately £10) from Helen Parrish.
|Wed Nov 20th||Art Appreciation||Christmas Social Lunch.|
|Thu Nov 21st||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, St John's Church Hall,1.30 for 2pm. Please note, St John's Road Area parking restrictions lifted for this event, 1pm to 4pm.|
Another visit from the very entertaining and popular speaker Charlie Haycock. Today he will be taking "An Eccentric Look At The Countryside".
|Wed Nov 27th||Card Making||The Card Making Group is being treated to another Christmas Buffet lunch thanks to Terri, one of our leaders. She does all the buying and preparation for this event which is held every November, our last meeting of the year. After eating we make a greetings' card and sometimes sing carols, including The Twelve Days of Christmas. Come and join us in the new year - beginners welcome. Contact Pat Powell|
|Wed Dec 4th||Stansted Mountfitchet U3AStrummers||The Strummers will be playing at a private party hosted by the Ugley W.I|
|Thu Dec 5th||Poetry for Pleasure||Poetry by or about children, plus mince pies and other festive nibbles.|
|Sun Dec 8th||Concerts and Classics||Pasadena Roof Orchestra at Christmas at Saffron Hall. Step back into the world of PG Wodehouse and Fred Astaire, with foxtrots, Broadway hits and a few surprises. Concert tickets: £20 or £24, please specify which you want, (plus there will be a coach charge of approximately £10) from Helen Parrish. THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED|
|Sun Dec 8th||Stansted Mountfitchet U3AStrummers||The Stansted Mountfitchet U3A Strummers have been invited by the Friends of St Mary’s|
Church to perform at the Angels and Christmas Trees Weekend at St Mary’s Church
Stansted Mountfitchet for the fourth year in succession. The Group will be entertaining on Sunday 8 December at 2pm and 3pm. It is a privilege to play in this very special setting. Please come along and support us and the Friends of St Mary’s who do so much to raise funds for the Church Conservation Trust thus contributing to the upkeep and preservation of our lovely Church for future generations.
|Thu Dec 12th||Meeting||Monthly Meeting, NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE St Theresa's Church Hall, High Lane, Stansted CM24 8LQ, 1.30 for 2pm. Free tea, coffee, mince pies and cakes. Festivities and Fun Entertainer Paul Adams will be joining us. He will talk on the Rock and Roll music of the 1950's and 1960's which involves a slideshow talk, music and live singing (and even dancing!) from Paul and anyone in the audience who wants to join in. Note the different date this month due to the Christmas lunch being held next week.|
|Sun Dec 15th||Concerts and Classics||Songs and Festive Favourites at Saffron Hall. BBC Singers and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, with jazz singer Clare Teal. Concert tickets:£24 (plus there will be a coach charge of approximately £10) from Helen Parrish. ONLY 1 TICKET LEFT|
|Thu Dec 19th||Social||Annual Christmas Lunch. Two course menu plus tea/coffee and mints. Bookings start at the October 17th Showcase. To make your menu choice click on Christmas Lunch Menu.|
|Thu Jan 2nd||Poetry for Pleasure||Time.|
|Thu Feb 6th||Poetry for Pleasure||The colour blue.|
|Wed Mar 4th||Day Trips & Holidays||Theatre trip to see the West End show Pretty Woman. Come and see a matinee performance at the Piccadilly Theatre at 2:30 pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020. The cost will be £47.00 per person and there are only 38 places available. To book contact Jan Petchey. |
Pick up details: Old Barclay's Bank, Stansted at 10:30am.
|Thu Mar 5th||Poetry for Pleasure||Poems from or about the Southern hemisphere, especially the countries and islands of the Southern Pacific Ocean.|
|Thu Apr 2nd||Poetry for Pleasure||Gardens and their occupants and visitors - flowers, trees, mammals, birds, butterflies, insects, gardeners, etc.|
|Thu May 7th||Poetry for Pleasure||Travel and travellers.|