Stockport

Events

Monthly Open Meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Woodsmoor, Stockport, SK3 8TB. 1.45pm for 2.00pm.

You are welcome to attend one or two of these meetings as a visitor to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel for what the U3A has to offer.

Members and visitors pay £1.50 to attend these meetings - this includes tea or coffee.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Nov 21st Winter Wonderland (Coach Trip to Snowdonia Garden Centre) see home page for more details
Open meeting
Wed Sep 4th Walter Reid - History of my life in service.
Wed Oct 2nd Jim Williams - Tales of Casanova
Wed Nov 6th Barbara Speake - Writing Crime Fiction
Wed Dec 4th Allen Shalks - My interesting life in TV, Theatre, Radio & Films
Wed Jan 1st 2020 NO MEETING - BANK HOLIDAY
A Little Bit of Culture
Tue Sep 17th RIGOLETTO ON THE LAKE ... Spectacular performance of Verdi's masterpiece . From the floating stage on the lake from the Berenz Festival in Austria. 7:15 AT THE LIGHT CINEMA
Wed Oct 2nd ONE MAN TWO GOVENORS - JAMES CORDDEN NT ENCORE SCREENING 7pm Plaza Cinema
Thu Oct 17th A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM NT LIVE - LIGHT CINEMA 7PM
Tue Nov 12th 42ND STREET - THE MUSICAL WITH BONNY LANGFORD - LIGHT CINEMA 7:30 PM
Tue Dec 17th THE NUTCRACKER -ROH BALLET - LIGHT CINEMA 7:15 PM
Thu Jan 16th 2020 SLEEPING BEAUTY - ROH BALLET LIGHT CINEMA 7:15
Amblers
Wed Aug 28th Victoria Wood exhibition, Bury - Doreen Woodhouse.
Wed Sep 25th Palace Hotel Tour -Shelia Brownhill.
Tue Oct 22nd Elizabeth Gaskell House - Jean H and Gill W. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Wed Nov 27th Tour Rochdale Town Hall - Barbara Pemberton.
Tue Dec 10th Christmas Lunch at The Wycliffe - Pauline Hadfield. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Art History
Mon Sep 16th TBA
Mon Oct 21st TBA
Mon Nov 18th CHRISTMAS
Canasta
Tue Aug 27th Canasta 2pm
Tue Sep 10th Canasta 2pm
Tue Sep 24th Canasta 2 PM
Tue Oct 8th Canasta 2 pm
Tue Oct 22nd Canasta 2 pm
Tue Nov 12th Canasta 2 PM
Tue Nov 26th Canasta 2 pm
Tue Dec 10th Canasta 2 PM
Tue Dec 24th No Canasta this date
Computer
Thu Sep 5th CANCELLED SESSION
Thu Oct 3rd Ron Emerson - Heads on Body fun with photographs
Thu Nov 7th Creating a presentation and poster in Libre Office
Thu Dec 5th Christmas FUN
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 No meeting
Thu Jan 16th 2020 TBA
Thu Feb 6th 2020 NO MEETING
Cryptic Crossword
Tue Sep 17th Meet at 2.00pm at Stockport Sunday School.
Wed Oct 16th Meet at 2.00pm at Stockport Sunday School.
Tue Nov 19th Meet at 2.00pm at Stockport Sunday School.
Family History
Tue Sep 10th Brick Walls
Tue Oct 8th Wills and Probate Records
Tue Nov 12th Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History (Talk by visiting Speaker Claire Moore from Cheshire Hustoryscapes)
Tue Dec 3rd Joint Christmas Party with History Group
Food Appreciation
Tue Oct 29th We are intended to visit Mr. Ali's (Indian restaurant) on Wellington Road, Stockport. cost £17 ( see home page for more details)
Thu Nov 21st Winter Wonderland (Coach Trip to Snowdonia Garden Centre) £25... more details on home page
History
Tue Sep 3rd Daresbury Church and Norton Priory - Coach trip.
Leader Ruth Faulkner.
Tue Oct 1st Concord and St. Michael's Mount.
Talk by Geoff Kerry.
Tue Nov 5th History of Education in Stockport.
Talk by Don Cameron.
Tue Dec 3rd AFTERNOON - Shared Christmas Party with Family History.
Tue Jan 7th 2020 Garth Higgins - To Be Advised.
Tue Feb 4th 2020 Joan of Kent.
Talk by Joan Davis.
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 A selection of short talks by our members.
List to be announced near the time.
Music Appreciation
Mon Sep 2nd Music Chosen by Members of the Group
A wide variety of music chosen by members of the Music Appreciation Group
Mon Oct 7th A programme of Music chosen by Reynold Higginbotham. Listen to some of the music Reynold likes to hear.
Mon Nov 4th ‘The Russians are Coming’ Music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and others
Mon Dec 2nd ‘Music for Christmas’ Music for the start of the Christmas season.
Music Making
Tue Aug 27th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 10th Rehearsals
Tue Sep 24th Rehearsals
Tue Oct 8th Rehearsals
Tue Oct 22nd Rehearsals
Tue Nov 12th Rehearsals
Tue Nov 26th Rehearsals
Science & Technology
Thu Sep 12th Members short lectures session II
Thu Oct 10th Fracking – Pete Webb
Thu Nov 14th History of Medicine – Walter Reid
Thu Dec 12th Making the magic microchip – Christine Bill & Audrey Miles.
Strollers
Fri Sep 6th Bruntwood Park.
Meet at Bruntwood Park in the car park. Walk in the park and eat at the café. Leaders Eileen & Mike Stoney.
Fri Sep 20th Styal.
Meet at Styal free car park on the Altincham Road, left side of the road beyond the Northcliffe Chapel. Meal to be decide. Leader Vida Chattington.
Tai Chi
Mon Aug 26th NO SESSION - BANK HOLIDAY.
Travel
Mon Sep 9th - Bill Walker - 'Another interesting talk about the canals'.
Mon Oct 14th Isabella Collinson - A leisurely cruise along the Rhine-Marne Canal in France
Mon Nov 11th Louanne Collins - Our Swiss Experience
Walks - Longer
Fri Aug 30th Raw Head. Peckforton. 7 miles approx
Fri Sep 6th The Roaches. Danebridge. 9 miles approx
Fri Sep 13th Padley Gorge (Carl Wark). Hathersage. 8 miles
Fri Sep 20th Todmorden Moor. Todmorden. 9 miles approx
Fri Sep 27th Castle Naz. Combes. 6 miles approx
Fri Oct 4th Win Hill. Ladybower. 6 miles approx
Fri Oct 11th Nangreaves. Bury. 8 miles approx
Fri Oct 18th Slaithwaite. Holme Firth 8 miles approx
Fri Oct 25th Little Switzerland. East Sterndale. 8 Miles approx
Walks - Short
Wed Aug 28th M3.8 miles Monyash Lathkil Dale Circular. Mix of fields, paths, dales and rural lanes. Some care required, rocky steps, a tricky slope and uneven surfaces. (SUMMER WALK).
Leader Jim Hollinsworth.
Meet outside "The Old Smithy Café", on Church St. Moynash. DE45 1JH, Directions: Leave Buxton on A515 (Ashbourne Rd). Turn left after 7.5 miles onto B5055 for Monyash. Map Ref: SK 150665. OS Sheet 119. (its about one hours drive). (DE45 1JH). (Mid walk Ice Cream break £2) N.B. 11.00 AM START.
Wed Sep 4th No Walk Monthly Meeting
Wed Sep 11th Lovely late Summer walk, Chorlton Water Park. Leaders Julia & Val.
Meet Chorlton Water Park, Maitland Ave. off the A5145 opposite Southern Cemetery. (M21 7WH).
Wed Sep 18th Lymm Dam. Leader Sheila Fleming

TBC. Watch this space.
Wed Sep 25th TBC. Leaders Ray & Sheila Berry