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
July 2018
Tue Jul 24thConcert GoersCLONTER “La Boheme”
Tuesday 24th July, leaving Tarporley Community Centre at 5 pm to arrive in time for the performance at 7 pm
Price (including seats and travel by 36-seater coach) £25 – all seats already taken
One of Puccini’s greatest masterpieces, Clonter presents the history of a love affair, from the first tentative encounter to its devastating end. As a young poet and dress-maker fall for each other, romantic idealism is confronted by the reality of poverty, and the lives of a small group of friends are transformed forever. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, and orchestra.
30 minute interval – supper available in the restaurant from 6.15 pm, or bring your own food and drinks (table available at £3.50 per person).
Thu Jul 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.
Members can renew their membership for 2018/9 at this meeting.
Speaker - Susan Sellers - Reminiscences of a High Sheriff of Cheshire
August 2018
Wed Aug 8thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
NOTE on SECOND WEDNESDAY ONLY THIS MONTH
Baptist/Methodist Church School Room
Mon Aug 13thLocal HistoryNot meeting this month
Thu Aug 16thOutingPortmeirion. £25 per person.
Created by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, this amazing collection of quirky and attractive buildings and extensive gardens is well known in its own right for its architecture and beautiful setting; for its distinctive Portmeirion pottery, and for being the setting for the 1960s cult series The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan
Leaving from your chosen pickup point at 9.00 / 9.15 am, we drive through the Snowdonia National Park to our destination, stopping en route for coffee. At Portmeirion, as well as the fascinating buildings which make up the village itself, there is a complimentary 20 minute land train which tours the gardens every half hour, bringing you back to the centre. There are also 20 minute complimentary guided tours running until 3.30 pm. There is a selection of village shops to visit and a number of cafés available. To reserve your place, please complete the Booking Slip attached and bring with your cheque it to the June Meeting.
Thu Aug 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.
Members can renew their membership for 2018/9 at this meeting. Membership renewal due by 31st August!
Speaker - Sheila Saner - Riding for the Disabled.
September 2018
Tue Sep 4thOutingVIP Lunch Tour to the world famous JCB factory in Staffordshire
We will leave the Red Fox bus stop at 8.15am and Tarporley Community Centre at 8.30 for a 10.00am start. There is substantial though not difficult walking involved. We will be given refreshments on arrival, watch a short film and take two guided tours. After this we will be served lunch in the VIP Visitor Centre. Return coach leaves at 13:30.
Cost (including lunch) £43pp
Wed Sep 5thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Mon Sep 10thLocal HistoryMalpas Church Visit. 11:00
Thu Sep 20thConcert GoersThursday 20 September 2018 7:30pm, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Cost £50 (includes seat and coach) - cheques (made payable to "Tarporley and District U3A") to be delivered to group convenor by Monday 16th July
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Opening Night
Nielsen - Overture, Maskarade, Piano Concerto - Leeds International Piano Competition winner, Brahms - Symphony No.1

Vasily Petrenko conductor
It’s the start of a new season, and that means celebration! So Vasily Petrenko and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra pop open the musical equivalent of a bottle of bubbly – Nielsen’s sparkling Maskarade overture – and welcome the pianist everybody’s talking about. True, we don’t know who they are yet – the winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition will be proclaimed just five days before this concert! But they’ll be here tonight, and we will confirm the work they are performing when the winner is announced. And the triumphant finish of Brahms’s First Symphony will get Petrenko’s Brahms cycle – and the season – off to a truly stirring start.
Thu Sep 27thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 9:45. Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12:00.
Last chance to renew membership for 2018/9
Speaker - Tom Preston - The Deeming Murders
October 2018
Wed Oct 3rdExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Wed Oct 17thLocal HistoryLittle Moreton Hall.
PROVISIONAL VISIT. NOTE THIS IS A WEDNESDAY. TIME TO BE CONFIRMED
Fri Oct 19thConcert GoersFriday 19 Oct 2018, Venue Cymru
Welsh National Opera
La traviata Verdi

Cost £54 (including seats and transport by coach) - cheques to be made payable to "Tarporley and District U3A" and delivered to group convenor by Monday 16th July
Alfredo, has fallen head over heels in love with the courtesan Violetta, but his father Germont disapproves of the fallen woman. Penniless and fearing she will soon die, Violetta agrees to leave Alfredo believing it is in his best interest. It is only when Germont hears that she is on her deathbed that he realises the error of his ways, and confesses all to Alfredo. But is it too late?
The conflict of duty and thwarted love has made La Traviata a favourite with opera audiences across the world. This classic production with sumptuous mid 19th century costumes features some of Verdi’s most evocative music, including the Brindisi (the drinking song) - one of the best known melodies in opera.
Thu Oct 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 - Peter Reddish - Great Games on the Old Silk Road
November 2018
Wed Nov 7thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Thu Nov 8thConcert GoersThursday 8th November - Bridgewater Hall
The Hallé: Elgar In the South (Alassio) (20′ ), Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 ( 25′), Wagner Lohengrin: Preludes to Act I and Act III ( 12′ ), Wagner Die Meistersinger: Suite (21′)

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano
Cost £48 (including seats and transport by coach) - cheques to be made payable to "Tarporley and District U3A" and delivered to group convenor by Monday 16th July

This heart-warming programme opens with Elgar’s picturesque overture In the South. Written during an Italian holiday it remains one of the composer’s sunniest works for orchestra. Pianist Francesco Piemontesi’s delicate virtuosity is ideally suited to the first of Mendelssohn’s two glittering piano concertos. Then we hear two contrasting preludes from Lohengrin: in the first, strings gliding as serenely as the swan at the heart of the story, and all the energy and tension below the surface in the second. In a glorious climax, Sir Mark guides us through the intimacy and ceremony of Wagner’s great comic masterpiece, Die Meistersinger.
Mon Nov 12thLocal HistoryAnne O’Donnell talk inspired by the change of name of a local pub from Morris Dancer to Lord Binning.
“Who was Lord Binning”?
Kelsall St Phillip's Church Lounge. 10:00
Thu Nov 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 - Derek Poulson - It's not WHAT you say, it's the WAY that you say it.
December 2018
Wed Dec 5thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Sat Dec 8thConcert GoersSaturday 8 December - Bridgewater Hall
BBC Philharmonic: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (38’) Holst The Planets (49’)

Vassily Sinaisky conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano | Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies)
Cost £38 (including seats and transport by coach) - cheques to be made payable to "Tarporley and District U3A" and delivered to group convenor by Monday 16th July

Russian maestro Vassily Sinaisky returns to Manchester to direct the BBC Philharmonic in two genuinely majestic works. After piano virtuoso Alexander Gavrylyuk tackles Rachmaninov’s demanding but thrilling Third piano concerto, the orchestra heads off on a tour around the galaxy in Holst’s timeless suite.
Mon Dec 10thLocal HistoryMo Waddington "The widow and the whalebones"
Talk about Oakmere, and a related snippet of research on Extra Parochial Liberties.
Kelsall St Phillip's Church Lounge. 10:00
Thu Dec 27thMeetingNo meeting planned for December.
January 2019
Wed Jan 9thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 15:30 - 17:30
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Thu Jan 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.
Speaker: Karen Castle - "Experiences of a Female Prison Officer"
February 2019
Wed Feb 6thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
Thu Feb 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.
Speaker - Louise Cahill - Tales of a Travel Journalist
March 2019
Wed Mar 6thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
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 Walksley.
Subject: Change for the Better for the Homeless of Manchester
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"
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 TBA
June 2019
Wed Jun 5thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
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