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
November 2018
Mon Nov 19thJazz AppreciationJazz on Screen! Two top tenors, Johnny Griffin and Dexter Gordon, in live club performances via DVD
Tue Nov 20thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
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 3rdAstronomyPeter Jackson will describe "Exploring the Sun". We have it on good authority that there will be mince pies.
Mon Dec 3rdAspects of the 19th CenturyMedicine and Disease
Tue Dec 4thCyclingAfternoon Ride - Alan leading
Tue Dec 4thArchitectureChristmas architectural fun - The Committee
Fri Dec 7thGentle ExcerciseChristmas Lunch
Mon Dec 10thDiscussions2pm The Chantry All welcome. This month's topic "It's expensive to be poor".
Wed Dec 12thPhotographyImages from Theme of the Year
Thu Dec 13thCyclingXmas Ride. Anchor Inn at Lower Morton booked for 1pm!!
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
Mon Jan 7thAstronomyDetails of the talk at The January 2019 meeting will appear here as soon as they are available.
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!
Thu Jan 17thArt AppreciationRichard Bradley
To Infinity...and Beyond! The Art of Kazimir Malevich
Mon Jan 28thOur Living Language2pm Alveston Methodist Church Hall. All welcome. This month's topic: Winter Poems
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.
Wed Feb 13thPhotographyReview Tom Crowe Competition results
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
Fri Mar 8thMusicThe Brandon Hill Quartet return with a programme including string quartets by Haydn and Schubert.
Wed Mar 13thPhotographyTable Top Photography
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.
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.
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
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
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.
August 2019
Wed Aug 14thPhotographyNo Meeting
September 2019
Wed Sep 11thPhotographyReview Images from the Group Outing
October 2019
Wed Oct 9thPhotography“Tom Crowe Competition” submitted images
November 2019
Wed Nov 13thPhotographyLow light photography
December 2019
Wed Dec 11thPhotographyMaking Slide Shows