Thornbury

Events

This page lists forthcoming events and visits that may be of interest to all U3A members. Please contact the organiser of any event you wish to attend.

You can view a timetable of ALL group meetings by clicking the link on the right.


Dates for your Diary
October 2019
Mon Oct 21stJazz AppreciationJazz Ambassadors, from Andrew
Tue Oct 22ndOpera Study GroupFidelio - Beethoven
Thu Oct 24thCyclingA Ride - Steve leading
Mon Oct 28thOur Living LanguageVisiting speaker, Justine Hopkins, with a modern take on the myth of Daedalus and Icarus. 2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome
Tue Oct 29thOpera Study GroupReturn of Ullyses - Monteverdi
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thAstronomyAndrew McLean will talk about "Spectroscopy Then and Now".
Mon Nov 4thAspects of the 19th CenturyRevolutions in Chemistry - Peter Minshall
Tue Nov 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Nov 5thArchitectureShetland Vernacular Architecture - Kingsley Fulbrook
Fri Nov 8thConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Nov 8thMusicAndrew Borkowski, past Chairman of the Friends of Welsh National Opera presents an illustrated talk on Verdi.
Fri Nov 8thTravel and TourismSwitzerland re-visited
Wed Nov 13thMeeting2.30pm: Open Talk: Extraordinary Events at Newark Park with Helen Roberts (Armstrong Hall)
Wed Nov 13thPhotographyLow light photography
Thu Nov 14thCyclingA Ride - Don leading
Thu Nov 14thConcerts7:30 pm. St David's Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Coach departs Aldi 5:00 pm.
Mon Nov 18thJazz AppreciationAnother special from Peter!
30’s&40’s dance bands British and US (Over Here and Over There)
and/or
Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers From Classic Films
Tue Nov 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Nov 21stArt Appreciation

Brian EtheridgeStanhope Forbes and others - the Newlyn School
Fri Nov 22ndConcerts2:30 pm. Stuart Room at The Chantry. Discussion of Spring 2020 Cardiff concerts. This is likely to be a short meeting.
Mon Nov 25thOur Living Language"Nordic Noir". 2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome
Tue Nov 26thOpera Study GroupAbduction from the Seraglio - Mozart
Wed Nov 27thGeologyVisit to Lapworth Museum, Birmingham. Details later.
Thu Nov 28thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Fri Nov 29thConcerts7:30 pm. St George's. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Nov 29thScience & TechnologyTBA
December 2019
Mon Dec 2ndAstronomyDetails of the December 2019 meeting will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Tue Dec 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Dec 3rdArchitectureChristmas fun activities
Tue Dec 10thConcerts2:00 pm. Hoddinott Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Coach departs Aldi 11:00 am.
Wed Dec 11thPhotographyMaking Slide Shows
Thu Dec 12thCyclingChristmas Ride
Fri Dec 13thMusicRockhampton Wind Quintet featuring our old friend Gareth Williams will provide the music for our Christmas meeting. Mulled fruit punch and mince pies will be served.
Fri Dec 13thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebration
Mon Dec 16thJazz AppreciationThe Girls in the Band: a DVD about female jazz instrumentalists and their struggle for recognition through the years. Plus some Diana Krall in Rio!
Tue Dec 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Dec 19thArt Appreciation

Justine HopkinsThe American Woodsman at large: John James Audubon and the making of "The Birds of America"
January 2020
Tue Jan 7thArchitectureInside the Mind of an Architect - Doug Fowler
Fri Jan 10thMusicMezzo-soprano Anne Braley will join us for a programme of songs. She may well have a very local accompanist!
Thu Jan 16thArt Appreciation

Lynne GibsonFrom Encaustic to Acrylic: a Sticky Story of paint media
Mon Jan 20thJazz AppreciationNorman Granz - a key figure in jazz history, as agent, record producer and concert promoter
Thu Jan 23rdConcerts7:30 pm. Hoddinott Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Coach departs Aldi 5:00 pm.
Tue Jan 28thOpera Study GroupFalstaff - Verdi
February 2020
Tue Feb 4thArchitectureDendrochronology - Andy Moir
Fri Feb 14thMusicA visit from performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Watch this space to find out which performer or performers they will be sending!
Thu Feb 20thArt Appreciation

Robert WaltersEntertainment
Tue Feb 25thOpera Study GroupThe Nose - Shostakovitch
Fri Feb 28thConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
March 2020
Tue Mar 3rdArchitectureAlternatives to Demolition - Steve Thomas
Fri Mar 13thMusicThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets, details of the works to be played will be given nearer the time.
Thu Mar 19thArt Appreciation

David PlossVanessa Bell with her Bloomsbury friends and lovers.
Tue Mar 24thOpera Study GroupLa Donna del Largo - Rossini
Tue Mar 31stOpera Study GroupMacbeth - Verdi
April 2020
Tue Apr 7thArchitectureTall Buildings of the World - Nick Howkins
Fri Apr 10thMusicAlison Dite will give us a piano recital. If Philip Heyman is able he will join her with his viola.
Thu Apr 16thArt Appreciation

David SpeedimanStained Glass: An Ancient Art
Tue Apr 28thOpera Study GroupFlying Dutchman - Wagner
May 2020
Fri May 1stConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Coach departs Aldi 5:45 pm.
Tue May 5thArchitecturePost War Reconstruction - Helen Roberts
Fri May 8thMusicHelen Roberts will give a talk on Handel.”He was the master of us all. The greatest composer who ever lived” said Beethoven.
Thu May 21stArt Appreciation

Les HarperWalter Sickert:Post Impressionist or Jack the Ripper
Tue May 26thOpera Study GroupIl Pagliacci/Sister Angelica - Leoncavelli/Puccini
June 2020
Tue Jun 2ndArchitectureMakers of 18th century Bristol - Louise Ingsley
Fri Jun 12thMusicLocal conductor, organist, pianist and music teacher Nigel Davis will be Jos Gregson’s guest as he decides what records he would have with him on a Desert Island and we find out about his very musical life and how he would cope with the solitude of the island.
Fri Jun 12thMusicAnnual Lunch – venue to be advised.
Thu Jun 18thArt Appreciation

Stella LyonsFrom rowdy drunkenness to lonely hotel rooms: Everyday Life in Art.
Tue Jun 23rdOpera Study GroupPearl Fishers - Bizet
Tue Jun 30thOpera Study GroupParsival - Wagner
July 2020
Tue Jul 7thArchitectureCalatrava Post 2012 - Alan Heath
September 2020
Tue Sep 1stArchitectureIndustrial Buildings - Lyn Haig
October 2020
Tue Oct 6thArchitectureHerzog and de Meuron - Steve Thomas
November 2020
Tue Nov 3rdArchitectureRebuilding Gothic Cathedrals - Helen Roberts
December 2020
Tue Dec 1stArchitectureXmas fun activities