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
September 2018
Wed Sep 26thGeologyHilary Giddings will talk on Early Stages of Plant Evolution and Jamie Russell will present The Cambrian Radiation.
Thu Sep 27thCyclingA Ride - Don leading
Thu Sep 27thCyclingB Ride - Mike leading
Fri Sep 28thConcerts2:00 pm. Hoddinott Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Falla, Walton, Revueltas, Marquez, Moncayo. Coach leaves Aldi 11:00 am.
Fri Sep 28thRailwaysPorthmadog Sailing Ships, 1840 to 1914 - Douglas Lindsay
Fri Sep 28thScience & TechnologyDevelopments in Robotics (Dr Tony Pipe)
October 2018
Mon Oct 1stAstronomyAndrew Barnes will give a talk entitled "Asteroids - Real Dark Matter! Current and Planned Missions".
Mon Oct 1stAspects of the 19th CenturyTBA
Tue Oct 2ndCyclingAfternoon Ride - Tony leading
Tue Oct 2ndArchitectureMoral architecture – prisons, workhouses and mad houses - Helen Roberts
Thu Oct 4thConcerts7:30 pm. St David's Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Vaughan Williams, Mussorgsky. Coach leaves Aldi 5:00 pm.
Wed Oct 10thPhotographyImage review of Tom Crowe submission
Thu Oct 11thCyclingA Ride - Peter & SUe leading
Thu Oct 11thCyclingB Ride
Fri Oct 12thConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Mozart, Beethoven. Coach leaves Aldi 5:45 pm
Fri Oct 12thMusicMichael Lunts will present and perform his one-man show “A Winter in Majorca” about the life of Chopin
Fri Oct 12thTravel and TourismMalaysia
Mon Oct 15thJazz AppreciationLIVE JAZZ! Gareth Williams and the Class Act Quartet. DO NOT MISS THIS!!
Tue Oct 16thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Oct 18thArt AppreciationJustine Hopkins
Emile Galle: “Art in everything, for everyone”
Thu Oct 25thCyclingA Ride - Les & Barbara Leading
Thu Oct 25thCyclingB Ride - Steve leading
Fri Oct 26thRailwaysHistory of Swindon Works Part 1 - Rev Brian Arman
Tue Oct 30thArchitectureCattebrook brick works - Trip - Maurice Bell
November 2018
Mon Nov 5thAstronomyEddie will give a talk on Archaeoastronomy. You are welcome to bring your personal stone circle, but please leave it at the door.
Mon Nov 5thAspects of the 19th CenturyLighthouses
Tue Nov 6thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Nov 6thArchitectureArts and Crafts architects - Anne Strong
Thu Nov 8thCyclingA Ride - Moira is leading a ride to Portishead
Thu Nov 8thCyclingB Ride
Fri Nov 9thMusicSaxophone Quartet iSax will present a programme in two halves, the first “Everything you want to know about the sax but were afraid to ask” while in the second they will play a selection of arrangements of works by Bach, Byrd, Handel, Mozart and Prokofiev among others.
Fri Nov 9thTravel and TourismAustralia
Mon Nov 12thGarden VisitsGVG AGM at Cossham Hall. Doors open 1345.
Wed Nov 14thPhotographyPortfolio of Images
Thu Nov 15thArt AppreciationNick Large
A Force from the Dark: The Sculpture of Lynn Chadwick
Mon Nov 19thJazz AppreciationJazz on Screen! Two top tenors in live club performances via DVD
Tue Nov 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Nov 22ndCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Thu Nov 22ndCyclingB Ride
Thu Nov 22ndOpen Meetings and VisitsDouble Dutch with Lynne Gibson 2.30pm Armstrong Hall
Fri Nov 23rdRailwaysMain Line Heritage Locomotive Miscellany - David Bailey and George Hargreaves
Fri Nov 30thConcerts7:30 pm. Victoria Rooms. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Stravinsky, Walton, Shostakovich. Coach leaves Aldi 5:45 pm.
Fri Nov 30thScience & TechnologyDr Edward Jennar (Dr Gareth Williams)
December 2018
Mon Dec 3rdAstronomyDetails of the December meeting will appear here when they become available.
Mon Dec 3rdAspects of the 19th CenturyMedicine and Disease
Tue Dec 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Dec 4thArchitectureChristmas architectural fun - The Committee
Wed Dec 12thPhotographyImages from Theme of the Year
Thu Dec 13thCyclingXmas Ride
Fri Dec 14thMusicGareth Williams’s jazz group, the Class Act Quartet, will join us for a lively morning of music for our Christmas meeting. Mulled fruit punch and mince pies will be served.
Fri Dec 14thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebration
Mon Dec 17thJazz AppreciationA West Coast Christmas. Another in Peter Reeves's entertaining Jazz Stories series.
Tue Dec 18thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Thu Dec 20thArt AppreciationPauline Rummens
Modigliani: Always the Outsider
January 2019
Fri Jan 11thMusicThornbury Chamber Players under their conductor Chris Hill present music for strings. Expect to see some familiar faces among their players!
Thu Jan 17thArt AppreciationRichard Bradley
To Infinity...and Beyond! The Art of Kazimir Malevich
February 2019
Thu Feb 7thConcerts7:30 pm. St David's Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Falla, Ravel, Debussy. Coach leaves Aldi 5:00 pm.
Fri Feb 8thMusicA 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!
Sat Feb 9thConcerts7:30 pm. Bath Forum. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak. Coach leaves Aldi 5:45 pm.
Thu Feb 21stArt AppreciationChris Rivett
A Walk round the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
March 2019
Fri Mar 8thMusicThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets by Haydn and Schubert.
Thu Mar 21stArt AppreciationDavid Norris
The Splendour of Roman Wall Painting
April 2019
Fri Apr 12thMusicPhilip Heyman will entertain us on his viola with a wide range of different works, accompanied by Alison Dite.
Thu Apr 18thArt AppreciationLynne Gibson
More Double Dutch: The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life
May 2019
Fri May 10thMusicJana Chuda will perform a range of piano music with some material from the shows as well as a range of classical items
Thu May 16thArt AppreciationDavid Ploss
The Wyeth Dynasty in Pennsylvania & Maine
June 2019
Fri Jun 14thMusicLocal conductor Chris Hill 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 14thMusicAnnual Lunch – venue to be advised
Thu Jun 20thArt AppreciationTo be confirmed.