Stockport

Events

Monthly Open Meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Davenport, 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.

We are looking for 2 or 3 members to join our Book Group 1. We receive books from Stockport Libraries and our meetings take place in the homes of those in the Group. To find out more please send an email to Lillian Smith with your contact telephone number.


Dates for your Diary
Open meeting
Wed Jan 1st 2020 NO MEETING - BANK HOLIDAY
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Gill Russell – Stranger in a strange land
Wed Mar 4th 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wed Apr 1st 2020 Paul Isherwood 10 years a Buff Butler in the Chic of Cheek.
Wed May 6th 2020 Sarah Lionheart – Orangutangs in Borneo.
Wed Jun 3rd 2020 Fools Gold – An afternoon of Acoustic Music.
Wed Jul 1st 2020 Sue Stern – The child who spoke with her eyes.
Wed Aug 5th 2020 Brian Greene – Irvin Berlin – a man for all seasons
Wed Sep 2nd 2020 David Stockwell – History of posters.
Wed Oct 7th 2020 David Morris - The potential of the Human Whistler.
Wed Nov 4th 2020 Betty Allport – Trans Siberian Express.
Wed Dec 2nd 2020 Roger Brown – An afternoon of musical entertainment.
A Little Bit of Culture
Tue Dec 17th "THE NUTCRACKER" - ROH Ballet at the Light cinema commencing 7.15pm.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 "SLEEPING BEAUTY" - ROH Ballet at the Light cinema commencing 7.15pm.
Tue Feb 18th 2020 RNCM OPERA GALA
The Manchester Mid-day concert Society commences at 1 pm Tickets £8. Venue Bridgewater Hall Manchester.
Meet at Piccadilly station @ 11:30 pm and take the tram to the Bridgwater for coffee before the concert.
Canasta
Tue Dec 24th No Canasta this date
Tue Jan 14th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Tue Jan 28th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Tue Feb 11th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Tue Feb 25th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Tue Mar 10th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Tue Mar 24th 2020 CANASTA SESSION
Computer
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 No meeting
Thu Jan 16th 2020 Going back to Basics - more information nearer the time
Thu Feb 6th 2020 NO MEETING
Thu Mar 5th 2020 Managing Photographs in general. Vivienne Bath
Family History
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Guided tour of St Mary's Church and Heritage Centre, Stockport Market Place
Tue Feb 11th 2020 Family ephemera
Tue Mar 10th 2020 - Guided Tour of Willow Grove Cemetery, South Reddish
Tue Apr 14th 2020 Using maps for family history research
Tue May 12th 2020 Useful websites for family history research
Tue Jun 9th 2020 NO MEETING
Tue Jul 14th 2020 NO MEETING
Tue Aug 11th 2020 NO MEETING
Film
Mon Jan 20th 2020 For January we are injecting a little sunshine with FISHERMANS FRIENDS set on the Cornish coast.
Food Appreciation
Thu Jan 30th 2020 Baan Pad Thai restaurant in Reddish ( more details on the home page)
History
Tue Jan 7th 2020 Sandy Brow to Peterloo.

Joan Davies
Tue Feb 4th 2020 Stockport Market

Sheila Fleming
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 A selection of short talks by our members, list to be announced.
Music Appreciation
Mon Jan 6th 2020 Music to start the New Year
Something to give us a lift in 2020,including music by composers with anniversaries this year.
Mon Feb 3rd 2020 The A B C of Jazz A programme of traditional jazz, presented by Beryl Emersom.
Mon Mar 2nd 2020 Heavens above (and way down below) Celestially inspired music that we can look up to and some more with a bit of devil in it.
Mon Apr 6th 2020 Great Voices Wonderful voices from past and present, including choral music.
Mon May 4th 2020 Ballet Afternoon An afternoon of ballet music, including music by Tchaikovsky, Delibes,Gounod, Schubert,Mendelssohn, etc.
Mon Jun 1st 2020 Music by the not so well known Composers
There is a great wealth of wonderful music that has been written by composers whose names we do not hear too often. Come and listen to a few - you will be surprised.
Mon Jul 6th 2020 Music chosen by Alan Wadsworth Alan presents some of the music he likes to listen to.
Mon Aug 3rd 2020 Members Choice A wide variety of music chosen by members of the Music Appreciation Group.
Mon Sep 7th 2020 French Music A programme of music by Debussy, Faure,Saint-Saens, Bizet and others.
Mon Oct 5th 2020 Bing etc and all that jazz Songs by Bing and others, presented by Reynold Higginbotham
Mon Nov 2nd 2020 Magical Moments and Fairytales A programme of absolute wizard music - and we'll conjure up some from Fairyland as well.
Mon Dec 7th 2020 Music for Christmas Music for the start of the Christmas season.
Play Reading
Mon Jan 20th 2020 First meeting come along for a chat to decide the way forward.
Mon Feb 17th 2020 NO MEETING
Poetry
Mon Jan 20th 2020 Poems all about flowers
Mon Feb 17th 2020 TBA
Mon Mar 23rd 2020 TBA
Mon Apr 20th 2020 TBA
Mon May 18th 2020 TBA
Mon Jun 22nd 2020 TBA
Science & Technology
Thu Jan 9th 2020 The History of Manchester in 10 Plants Anne Beswick
Thu Feb 13th 2020 Training RN Artificers Ron Emerson
Thu Mar 12th 2020 “Sleep" Janet Ayres &
"Mining in Poynton" Isabella Collinson
Thu Apr 9th 2020 Graphene Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan
Thu May 14th 2020 Are we Alone Prof Ian Morison
Thu Sep 10th 2020 To be confirmed
Thu Oct 8th 2020 Earthquakes Pete Webb
Thu Nov 12th 2020 The Fascinating World of Radiology – 50 Shades of Grey Prof Gill Baynes
Thu Dec 10th 2020 To be confirmed
Tai Chi
Mon Dec 16th Tai Chi
Mon Dec 23rd Tai Chi
Travel
Mon Jan 13th 2020 "Linda and Gwen - bike ride from Dover to Cape Wrath"
Tue Feb 18th 2020 "Patagonia" with Marion Bray
Walks - Longer
Fri Dec 20th Congleton Edge (short) Congleton 5 miles
Fri Dec 27th Miners Arms (provisional) Poynton 5 miles
Fri Jan 3rd 2020 Little Leigh Barnton 6 miles
Fri Jan 10th 2020 Whitely Green Adlington (Cheshire) 6 miles
Fri Jan 17th 2020 Crowton Weaverham 7 miles
Fri Jan 24th 2020 Over Hadden Bakewell 6 miles
Fri Jan 31st 2020 Castleton 2 Hope 7 miles
Fri Feb 7th 2020 Calden & Leek Canals Leek 6 miles
Fri Feb 14th 2020 Crooke Hill Ladybower 6 miles
Fri Feb 21st 2020 Chinley Churn Chinley 7 miles
Fri Feb 28th 2020 Barthomley (clockwise) Barthomley 8 miles
Fri Mar 6th 2020 Rudyard Rudyard 8 miles
Fri Mar 13th 2020 Kelsall Kelsall 8 miles
Fri Mar 20th 2020 Shuttlingsloe (clockwise) Macclesfield Forest 8 miles
Fri Mar 27th 2020 Rishworth Moor (short) Rishworth 7 miles
Fri Apr 3rd 2020 Foolow (anticlockwise) Longstone 9 miles
Fri Apr 10th 2020 Railway Walk (EVR?) Cheddleton 7 miles
Fri Apr 17th 2020 Robinson's Leap Longdendale 9 miles
Fri Apr 24th 2020 Belthorn Clough Head 10 miles
Walks - Short
Wed Dec 18th Christmas coffee walk. Short walk to N.T. Quarry Bank Mill for coffee and toast. Leader: Bob Wain
Twinnins Bridge car park, Carrs Rd, off B5166 Styal Rd. (SK9 4AA). or park at Quarry Mill and meet in the main cafe.
Wed Dec 25th No Walk