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
September 2018
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
Tue Oct 9thMeetingWe are trialing running TWO meetings each month in the Community Centre Main Hall for all members - AND GUESTS. The extra meeting will be of a more information sharing nature. Still with coffee and chat, and probably with 2 or 3 short talks or demonstrations by speakers or Interest Groups.
In due course we plan to run these second meetings at other venues in the villages of Tarporley AND DISTRICT
Tue Oct 16thTrips and OutingsRussell Watson in his new show: Canzoni d’Amore
At Storyhouse, Chester at 7.30 pm
Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.
Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.
“He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra”
– The New York Times
Tickets: £45 per person. Inc return coach from Tarporley Community Centre.
On sale at Monthly meeting - Thursday 23rd August. 10:00 onward.
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 8thMeetingWe are trialing running TWO meetings each month in the Community Centre Main Hall for all members - AND GUESTS. The extra meeting will be of a more information sharing nature. Still with coffee and chat, and probably with 2 or 3 short talks or demonstrations by speakers or Interest Groups.
In due course we plan to run these second meetings at other venues in the villages of Tarporley AND DISTRICT
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
Tue Dec 11thMeetingWe are trialing running TWO meetings each month in the Community Centre Main Hall for all members - AND GUESTS. The extra meeting will be of a more information sharing nature. Still with coffee and chat, and probably with 2 or 3 short talks or demonstrations by speakers or Interest Groups.
In due course we plan to run these second meetings at other venues in the villages of Tarporley AND DISTRICT
Sat Dec 15thConcert Goers“Memories of Christmas” with Matt Ford and Foden’s Band
Leaving from Tarporley Community Centre at 5pm – £26
Matthew Ford returns to Clonter for the third year in a row with Foden’s Band for their Christmas concert. Matt was voted Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist, and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. He makes regular appearances with the John Wilson Orchestra and BBC Big Band, has performed with the Halle Orchestra and is doing a tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Band in August. Foden’s Band has been crowned Champion Band of Great Britain on 12 occasions. Matt will perform Christmas favourites in what should be an entertaining evening to help us get our seasonal celebrations off to a “swinging” start.
The indoor “picnic” facility will be available, enabling us to take our own “Christmas nibbles” and something to wash them down with.
Cheques (made payable to Tarporley and District U3A) should be delivered to the Group Convenor as soon as possible so that booking confirmations can be made. Please ensure you have included the number of tickets you require and name(s) with your cheque.
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"
Fri Jan 25thConcert GoersThe Bridgewater Hall - A Celebration of the Guitar
Manchester Camerata
Craig Ogden classical guitar
Friday 25th January 2019

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.30 pm, allowing time for a pre-performance meal – the performance will start at 7.30 pm.

Price £32 (includes tickets in the Stalls, normal price £30, and return travel by coach). Cheques should be made payable to “Tarporley and District U3A” and delivered to the group convenor. Places will remain available until Friday 28th September unless fully booked before that date.

Australian-born guitar virtuoso, Craig Ogden, launches his Guitar Weekend 2019 collaborating with musicians from Manchester Camerata. Together they take us through the history of music, performing some of Craig’s favourite pieces in a variety of formats – solo, chamber ensemble and orchestral. Many of them have been recorded by Craig for Classic FM.

Craig is one of the finest players of classical guitar of his generation. He has been based in the UK since 1990 and is now Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music. He has been dubbed “a worthy successor to Julian Bream” and his debut solo CD for Nimbus Records of 20th Century Classics by British composers was nominated for a Grammy Award. Craig made his Royal Albert Hall debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez in a Classic FM Live concert.

Programme
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K.380 Albéniz Asturias Barrios Vals Op.8 No.4 │Einaudi Due Tramonti Giuliani Guitar Concerto in A, first movement │Barber Adagio for strings Matthew Hindson Rush Harrison arr. Sollscher Here Comes the Sun │Gary Ryan Lough Caragh, Rondo Rodeo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel │Medley of film and TV music (including Gabriel’s Oboe, Inspector Morse, Cavatina, Ashokan Farewell) │Boccherini Fandango from Quintet in D John Brunning Romance No.1 Miroslav Tadic Walk Dance
February 2019
Wed Feb 6thExecutive CommitteeExecutive Committee Meeting. 14:00 - 16:00
Tarporley Community Centre Committee Room
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
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 Walmsley.
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