Tarporley & District

Events

Our MONTHLY MEETING is on the fourth Thursday of every month and is held in the Tarporley Community Centre Hall. Doors open at 10:00 and coffee/tea and biscuits are provided, together with a chance to meet up and chat. Chairman opens the meeting and makes announcements at 10:30.
The talk begins soon after 10:30 and usually lasts for about an hour. PLEASE SHOW COURTESY TO OUR SPEAKERS AND ARRIVE BEFORE 10:30.

There is a hearing aid induction loop fitted in The Community Centre Main Hall. Switch your hearing aid to T or LOOP when the speaker is using the microphone.

Are you aware that Tarporley’s Local Authority - CWaC - runs a flexible bus service which you can book to bring you to and from Tarporley and other Meeting Venues? It costs £4.50 for a return trip, but this is reduced if you have a bus pass. ANYONE can use it. It is small with only 4 seats and has to be booked by phone 24 hours in advance. You have to register before you can use the service. Ring 01244 973039 to register.
If you live in Cheshire East, then you will need to contact their service for lifts from your address. Call D&G Little Bus on the booking line number 0845 077 9110 to register.
PLEASE let a committee member know what more you think we should do to help with access and disability issues.

There is a popular programme of OUTINGS and TRIPS including visits to theatres and places of interest and a luncheon club which meets regularly.

Our INTEREST GROUPS all meet regularly, most monthly, but some more often. Some of the Interest Groups arrange meetings in the form of Trips Out to venues relevant to their Interests.

FIVE WALKING GROUPS are currently active, each organizing one or more walks each month. Three have their own page - the fifth, for DOG WALKERS hopes to have a page when they graduate from dog obedience classes.

Our future events are below. Click here to see Past Monthly Meetings


Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Thu Feb 28thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker - Louise Cahill - Tales of a Travel Journalist
March 2019
Tue Mar 5thConcert GoersThe Lowry, Salford Quays
"The Magic Flute" - Opera North
Coach leaves from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.30 pm, allowing time for a pre-performance meal (concert starts at 7 pm)
£54 (includes transport by coach and seats in the Stalls, face value £44.50)
Cheques (made payable to Tarporley and District U3A) may be dropped off/posted by arrangement with the Group Convenor. Alternatively, payment can be made in person to a representative from the group, who will be in the Committee Room between 9.45 am and 10.15 am at the U3A Monthly Meeting on Thursday 22nd November.
“The Magic Flute”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias of heart-melting beauty with dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.
Enter an enchanted world and join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, held captive by Sarastro, the Priest of the Sun. Tamino is accompanied by Papageno, a bird-catcher, who is also on a quest – to find himself a wife, his Papagena. But their mission soon becomes a journey of discovery, for nothing – not even Day and Night – is quite as it first appears. The Magic Flute is a delight for audiences of all ages. This new production by James Brining – who directed the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in 2016 – is sure to enhance its reputation as the ideal introduction to opera for everyone.
Wed Mar 6thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Tue Mar 19thConcert GoersTina May Quartet: Celebrating Ella and Oscar

Theatr Clwyd - £26 (includes seats for the performance and return travel by coach, but not the meal)
The coach will be leaving from Tarporley Community Centre at 4 pm. A group booking for a pre-performance meal at Glasfryn, a traditional pub restaurant situated near to the theatre, had been made for all members going to the performance.

“Tina May and Nikki Iles have a rapport that takes a partnership between singer and pianist to a stage far beyond mere voice plus accompaniment.” – The Observer

Vocalist Tina May and pianist Nikki Iles, both international-class musicians, revisit the classic meeting between Ella Fitzgerald, the greatest singer of all, and piano giant Oscar Peterson.

Presenting their renditions of hand-picked songs from Ella’s varied repertoire including classics such as How High The Moon and Every Time We Say Goodbye, Tina May, whose astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence have won her worldwide acclaim, and Nikki Iles, described in the Guardian as “one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK” are joined by Dave Green (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums).

Cheques, made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A”, should be with the Group Convenor (who may be contacted using the link on the "Concert Goers" page, by Tuesday 1st January 2019.
Thu Mar 21stMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
We are pleased to announce the return of the popular Speaker: Judith Walmsley.
Subject: Change for the Better for the Homeless of Manchester
Sat Mar 30thSocialASHTON SINGS - SPRING CONCERT - TARPORLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
PM and evening
April 2019
Wed Apr 3rdExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Thu Apr 25thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker: Stuart Wood
Subject: "Restoration of the Daniel Adamson Tugboat"
Sat Apr 27thConcert GoersThe Bridgewater Hall - Spectacular Classics
Music Lights Lasers Fireworks
Saturday 27 April 2019
Price £48 (includes seat in the Stalls and return travel by coach)
Cheques, made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A”, should be with the convenor by Thursday 31st January.
The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm and will stop to collect members at Kelsall Community Centre if there is demand, allowing time for a pre-performance meal (not included).
David Butt Philip tenor Morgan Pearse baritone John Andrews conductor Manchester Concert Orchestra
Ravel Bolero Sibelius Finlandia Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana Elgar Nimrod Strauss Blue Danube Waltz Verdi Force of Destiny Overture Sousa Liberty Bell March Puccini Che gelida manina from La bohème Rossini Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville Bizet Duet from The Pearl Fishers Bizet Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 Parry Jerusalem
A sensational show of the very best classical music, dazzling lasers and special effects including Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory. Plus an explosive 1812 Overture complete with cannon effects and an indoor firework finale.
The seats are in price band A, which would normally cost £45, including a £3 booking fee.
May 2019
Wed May 1stExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Thu May 23rdMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker Dominic Riley - The Story of fine book bindings
June 2019
Wed Jun 5thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Sat Jun 8thConcert GoersJAZZ IN JUNE - Clonter
Saturday 8th June 2019
Price £32 (including seats in rows L or M, return travel by coach and reservation of covered picnic table)
Cheques, made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A”, should be with the convenor by Thursday 31st January.
The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 4.50 pm and will stop to collect members at Kelsall Community Centre if there is demand.
Those members who attended our first concert last year will have fond memories of hearing James Pearson perform with special guests at Clonter.
James is the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts, where his trio are the house band, and also a pianist, composer and creative tour de force. His work covers all genres of music, especially contemporary music, jazz and classical. Once again, James will be accompanied by special guests.
The concert will feature songs made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster, Sarah Vaughan and Gene Krupa to name a few artists and of course James will pay tribute to some of the piano greats such as Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner.
‘Pearson is in shattering form on these sessions’ Sunday Times
‘One of the world’s most talented pianists’ The Observer
‘An astonishingly mature performance…Exceptional agility’ The Times
‘Top drawer musicality’ The Telegraph
We should arrive at about 6pm, when doors open, allowing us to socialise and make a start on our “picnic” before the performance starts at 7 pm. There will also be a 70 minute supper interval. Members will need to bring their own picnic, including alcoholic beverages if desired (a bar will also be available).
Thu Jun 27thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30.
This will be our AGM 10:00 - 10:15
Speaker starts at 10:45. Usually ends by 12:00.
We are please to welcome back popular Speaker - Jean Finney
Subject - Joyce Grenfell
July 2019
Thu Jul 25thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker - Diana Leitch
Subject: "The History of Soap Making in Runcorn & Widnes"
August 2019
Thu Aug 22ndMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker - David Young
Subject: "The Mainwarings and Peover Hall"
September 2019
Thu Sep 26thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker - Victoria Meakin
Subject: "20 years as a Radio Newsreader"
October 2019
Thu Oct 24thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speakers - Mr P Bianchi and Mr N Bianchi
Subject: "The History of Arighi Bianchi"
November 2019
Thu Nov 28thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Speaker: Sue Hardcastle
Subject - "Fiji - The Way the World Should Be?"
December 2019
Thu Dec 26thMeetingNO MONTHLY MEETING THIS MONTH