Wandsworth

Events

If you would like details, please contact the group coordinator via the relevent group page.

Our monthly Members' meetings with a speaker are live, normally with an option to join via zoom.

Post Covid, many groups are meeting up physically again, and we hope to see you soon at one of our events.

We had been publishing a weekly Newsletter to members during Covid - click on the "Newsletters Archive" link on the top right of this screen to see some previous copies.

We'll continue to let you know what's happening in the u3a via a weekly email to members.


Dates for your Diary
June 2024
Mon Jun 17thMeetingThis is our AGM - all members should have received the relevant documentation.
We'll be approving the Trustees report and Accounts, and electing next year's committee.

We invite you to come along (starting promptly at 2pm) and help shape our u3a - and please consider helping out in some way.
After the AGM (hopefully only 30 mins) we'll have a talk from Wandsworth Age Concern about the scams that we may have come across increasingly today. Then you'll get a chance to chat to your friends over a tea / coffee and cake.
Tue Jun 18thPhotography Join us for a circular walk from Westminster tube station, meet Maggie outside the station at 11am heading south and passing the Houses of Parliament, exploring Victoria Tower Gardens which has several notable sculptures. We'll then cross over the Thames at Lambeth Bridge. We'll stop at St Mary's church (part of the Garden Museum) and we'll climb up to the roof (131 steps) for amazing panoramic views of The Thames and the Houses of Parliament. This part of the walk is optional. The cost to enter the church tower is £4 NB this does not include entrance to the Garden Museum.

Then we'll head north along the Albert Embankment, passing the National Covid Memorial. We will cross back over the Thames via Westminster Bridge and back to Westminster tube station. There are cafes along the way and the Garden Museum cafe has free toilets to use. This is a relatively easy walk for all mobility needs apart from the ascent of the church tower. All u3a members are welcome to tag along.

We meet the following week in Wandsworth town centre to admire each others photos.
Tue Jun 18thBird Watching and wildlifeMeeting at Barnes Wetlands as usual. 11am in the courtyard.
Both plants and birdlife should be good this month. We’ll look out for young families of birds on the water and the plants in flower.

It would be useful to bring a pocket wildflower identification book or app on your phone.
All welcome. Binoculars are advisable.
Wed Jun 19thPutney PalsJoin us for tea/coffee at The Rocket behind St Mary's Church at 10.30am. We are usually at the long seat at back of large area overlooking river. All members welcome.
Wed Jun 19thFilm ClubOur meeting is 11:15 in the Spread Eagle pub, Wandsworth High St.
We'll be discussing the two films which club members have been watching.

These are 'All That Heaven Allows' directed by Douglas Sirk &
'Fear Eats The Soul' directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

To see the future films, please email David via the Film Club Group Page.
Thu Jun 20thParks & PewsSt Olave's church and Trinity Square Gardens. St Olave's church is one of the smallest of the City churches. It dates from the 12th century, the present building dates from 1450 and is largely intact. It survived the Great Fire of London, and was a favourite of Samuel Pepys.

Trinity Square Gardens holds a Green Flag Award and is home to the national memorial to Merchant Seamen who died in both world wars, the memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The gardens were created in 1797 and contain the memorial to those executed on a scaffold sited here dating from the 14th century. Among the victims executed were two wives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

Meet Maggie at 11am outside Tower Hill tube station. There are some steps to negotiate and it is a relatively small circular walk.
As usual we'll go somewhere for a coffee and comfort break.
Mon Jun 24thOtherVisit to Museum of London, Docklands special exhibition - ‘Fashion City’

‘Step inside a traditional tailor’s workshop in the East End and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of a Carnaby Street boutique at the height of the Swinging Sixties – when London was the world's fashion capital.’

This exhibition uncovers the major contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city. Click Docklands for more details from their website.

Date - Mon 24th June
Meet - main entrance to the museum at 11am


We have also been offered a free introductory talk to the exhibition at 11.15 and then we'll go to the exhibition at around 12/12.15

Cost - £10.40
If you would like to join us and for payment details, please contact LYNNE

If you have an Art Fund Pass you can still join us for the talk and then pay separately using your pass when we go into the exhibition or book in advance for 12.15 on the museum website.
Places will be confirmed once payment is received
Bookings close on 16th June, with no refunds possible after that date
Mon Jun 24thTooting LocalMeeting at Trafalgar Arms in Tooting High Street at 11am.
Everybody is welcome, whether or not they live in Tooting. We are a very friendly group do come along and join us for a coffee and chat.
Thu Jun 27thAmblesGolders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath 5 miles
From Golders Green Station the walk goes to Golders Hill Park ( toilets) and the Pagoda. It continues to Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House where we can have a drink / snack and there are also toilets. We then go on to the bathing ponds and the walk finishes at Hampstead Heath overground station with trains to Clapham Junction.
There is some uneven ground, steps and slopes.
Meet 11 am at Golders Green station which is on the Northern Line Edgeware Branch.
Leader Jacquie F.
July 2024
Tue Jul 2ndPutney StrollersAn opportunity to walk by the river, chat with others as we go and finish with coffee /tea at a little known cafe

Meeting point: Riverside between St Mary’s Church, Putney and The Rocket

Walk: East along the riverside taking in Wandsworth Park, beautiful houseboats and the mouth of the Windle

Coffee Stop: Kat cafe. Toilets available here

Turn up at the starting point - if you’re running late you can catch us up or join us later at the cafe

We will set out along the riverside towards Wandsworth, passing through Wandsworth Park, along to the Wandle and finishing back at the cafe.
Tue Jul 9thSouthfields Coffee afternoonSecond Tuesday at 2pm ……coffee & cakes at our popular venue, St Mike's , 71 Wimbledon Park Road.

All members welcome - Hope to see you there.

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