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
December 2018
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
Mon Dec 31st
→Thu Jan 1st
Bridge 3Congratulations to David and Suzie and Janet and Rosemary.
In fact, congratulations to everyone for a very tight contest
with no need for a Director. No scores under 40.Particular
thanks to Arlene for struggling through not to let us down
when she was very unwell. Hope you are feeling better.
January 2019
Mon Jan 7thAstronomyIn January Anbdrew McLean will discuss the computing resources available for astronomers.
Wed Jan 9thPhotographyBlack & White techniques.
Fri Jan 11thMusicThornbury Chamber Players under their conductor Chris Hill present music for strings. Expect to see some familiar faces among their players!
Fri Jan 11thTravel and TourismNew Zealand
Thu Jan 17thArt AppreciationRichard Bradley
To Infinity...and Beyond! The Art of Kazimir Malevich
Mon Jan 21stJazz AppreciationA variety of Jazz Singers, presented by Ann
Fri Jan 25thScience & TechnologyBrunel ... his trains, bridges and ships - Terry Chivers
Mon Jan 28thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Winter Poems
February 2019
Mon Feb 4thAstronomyDetails of the talk at The February 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
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!
Fri Feb 8thTravel and TourismAntartica
Sat Feb 9thConcerts7:30 pm. Bath Forum. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak. Coach leaves Aldi 5:45 pm.
Wed Feb 13thPhotographyReview Tom Crowe Competition results
Mon Feb 18thJazz AppreciationAnother eclectic selection from Andrew
Thu Feb 21stArt AppreciationChris Rivett
A Walk round the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
Mon Feb 25thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Nonsense Literature
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thAstronomyDetails of the talk at The March 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
Fri Mar 8thMusicThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets by Haydn and Schubert.
Fri Mar 8thTravel and TourismAustria
Wed Mar 13thPhotographyTable Top Photography
Mon Mar 18thJazz AppreciationSome choice items from Les - details to follow
Thu Mar 21stArt AppreciationDavid Norris
The Splendour of Roman Wall Painting
Mon Mar 25thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: The origins and use of Parliamentary Language.
Fri Mar 29thScience & TechnologyFacilities Management at Southmead Hospital - Simon Wood
April 2019
Wed Apr 10thPhotographyUsing Histograms
Fri Apr 12thMusicPhilip Heyman will entertain us on his viola with a wide range of different works, accompanied by Alison Dite.
Fri Apr 12thTravel and TourismNew Orleans and the Deep South
Mon Apr 15thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Thu Apr 18thArt AppreciationLynne Gibson
More Double Dutch: The Secret Language of Dutch Still Life
May 2019
Wed May 8thPhotographyPrint mounting methods
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
Fri May 10thTravel and TourismJourney over the Himalayas
Thu May 16thArt AppreciationDavid Ploss
The Wyeth Dynasty in Pennsylvania & Maine
Mon May 20thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: The Border Ballads
Fri May 31stScience & TechnologyAn introduction to blood groups - Richard Laycock
June 2019
Wed Jun 12thPhotographyHDR techniques
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.
July 2019
Wed Jul 10thPhotographyGroup Outing taking the West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and then on to Dunster.
Fri Jul 12thTravel and TourismBottom right hand Corner
Fri Jul 26thScience & TechnologyThe Weather - Bob Dale
August 2019
Wed Aug 14thPhotographyNo Meeting
September 2019
Wed Sep 11thPhotographyReview Images from the Group Outing
Fri Sep 13thTravel and TourismDelhi and Central India
Fri Sep 27thScience & TechnologyTBA
October 2019
Wed Oct 9thPhotography“Tom Crowe Competition” submitted images
Fri Oct 11thTravel and TourismJersey
November 2019
Fri Nov 8thTravel and TourismSwitzerland re-visited
Wed Nov 13thPhotographyLow light photography
Fri Nov 29thScience & TechnologyTBA
December 2019
Wed Dec 11thPhotographyMaking Slide Shows
Fri Dec 13thTravel and TourismChristmas Celebration