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
August 2019
Thu Aug 22ndCyclingA Ride - Moira leading
Sat Aug 31st
→Fri Sep 20th
Bridge 3Have a good summer. A tip for next time. If you are recording
your names on the traveller it does help to put down which
pair number you are playing. North-south, east- west does
not help much and does delay the result !!!
September 2019
Mon Sep 2ndAstronomyAndrew, Eddie and Andrew will talk about whatever comes to mind - it may be astronomy related.
Tue Sep 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Sep 3rdArchitectureHelen Roberts - Decline and rise of Country houses
Mon Sep 9thBird WatchingVisit to Uphill near Weston super Mare
Mon Sep 9thAspects of the 19th CenturyThe World of Magic - Barry Smith
Wed Sep 11thPhotographyReview Images from the Group Outing
Thu Sep 12thCyclingA Ride
Fri Sep 13thMusicMatthew Bale and Laura Osbon will present a concert of music for the harpsichord and violin with a range of solos and duets. Matthew will bring his own harpsichord.
Fri Sep 13thTravel and TourismPoland
Mon Sep 16thJazz AppreciationAnn presents New Orleans Jazz
Tue Sep 17thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Sep 24thOpera Study GroupMadame Butterfly - Puccini
Wed Sep 25thGeologyField trip to Sand Point (Weston-super-Mare). Details later.
Thu Sep 26thCyclingA Ride - Peter & Sue leading
Fri Sep 27thConcerts2:00 pm. Hoddinott Hall. BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Coach departs Aldi 11:00 am.
Fri Sep 27thScience & TechnologyTBA
October 2019
Tue Oct 1stCyclingAfternoon Ride
Tue Oct 1stArchitectureAnne Strong - Gwent villages
Fri Oct 4thMeeting10.00am: Open Meeting: Combating Cybercrime with Avon and Somerset Police (Armstrong Hall)
Mon Oct 7thAstronomyAt the third attempt, and by popular acclaim, Peter Jackson will present a Jupiter Miscellany.
Mon Oct 7thAspects of the 19th CenturyRobert Owen - Helen Roberts
Wed Oct 9thPhotography“Tom Crowe Competition” submitted images
Thu Oct 10thCyclingA Ride - Alan leading
Fri Oct 11thMusicHelen Hill and Chris Hall have been exploring the English repertoire through the ages. Expect some hidden gems by less-known composers.
Fri Oct 11thTravel and TourismJersey
Tue Oct 15thCyclingAfternoon Ride
Mon Oct 21stJazz AppreciationJazz Ambassadors, from Andrew
Tue Oct 22ndOpera Study GroupFidelio - Beethoven
Thu Oct 24thCyclingA Ride - Steve leading
Tue Oct 29thArchitectureTrip - Highnam Court/Church, Huntley Church
Tue Oct 29thOpera Study GroupReturn of Ullyses - Monteverdi
November 2019
Mon Nov 4thAspects of the 19th CenturyRevolutions in Chemistry - Peter Minshall
Tue Nov 5thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Nov 5thArchitectureKingsley Fulbrook - Shetland Vernacular architecture
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
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)
Hollywood Swing & Jazz: Hot Numbers From Classic Films
Tue Nov 19thCyclingAfternoon Ride
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
Tue Dec 3rdCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Dec 3rdArchitectureChristmas activities, Armstrong Hall
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
January 2020
Fri Jan 10thMusicMezzo-soprano Anne Braley will join us for a programme of songs. She may well have a very local accompanist!
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
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!
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
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.
Tue Mar 24thOpera Study GroupLa Donna del Largo - Rossini
Tue Mar 31stOpera Study GroupMacbeth - Verdi
April 2020
Fri Apr 10thMusicAlison Dite will give us a piano recital. If Philip Heyman is able he will join her with his viola.
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.
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.
Tue May 26thOpera Study GroupIl Pagliacci/Sister Angelica - Leoncavelli/Puccini
June 2020
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.
Tue Jun 23rdOpera Study GroupPearl Fishers - Bizet
Tue Jun 30thOpera Study GroupParsival - Wagner