Wandsworth

Events


Dates for your Diary
January 2019
Mon Jan 21stMeetingThe speaker for January 21st has had to cancel due to illness. Instead David Evans will give a talk on the history of 20th Century Fox.

The talk will be at the Penfold Centre, at the rear of the South Side shopping centre, Wandsworth town centre starting at 2pm.

An opportunity to meet other U3A members, to listen to an interesting speaker, to catch up on other U3A news all followed by a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits.
Thu Jan 24thAmblesFive Parks Walk (from Victoria to High Street Kensington) Leader: Caroline P. A four mile walk winding through St James’ Park, Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park.

Please meet at 10.30 outside the Victoria Apollo Theatre (in Wilton Street, close to Victoria Station, and where Wicked is on).

There is a potential coffee stop at the Serpentine café in Hyde Park, and a further stop towards the end, maybe for lunch, at the café in Holland Park. (Plenty of public conveniences en route). For those who want to linger on a winter afternoon, a visit to the new Design Museum (in the former Commonwealth Institute) is interesting, and entrance is free. Return from High Street Kensington underground station, from Olympia station Overground to Clapham Junction, or 28 bus to Putney.
Wed Jan 30thGallery & Museum visits​Gallery & Museum Visit to 2 Temple Place on Wednesday 30th January
John Ruskin: The Power Of Seeing

​The exhibition showcases significant objects from Sheffield's Guild of St George Ruskin, The Ashmolean, The Fitzwilliam, The Ruskin Library, Tate, Watts Gallery and the William Morris Gallery. Also, there are newly commissioned works exploring Ruskin's contemporary legacy. Entrance is free.

​Meet at 11am at the entrance to 2 Temple Place, off Victoria Embankment. Nearest tube: Temple. Nearest mainline station: Blackfriars.

Leader: Joan
February 2019
Mon Feb 11thGuided Walks & Visits

Bermondsey and Rotherhithe walk [Continued from December walk] Meet at London Bridge station Tooley Street exit at 11am

Wed Feb 27thGallery & Museum visitsSpotlight on Boilly

Free display talk given by curator Yuriko Jackell
​The talk begins at 1pm and last for half an hour. Spotlight on Boilly is a temporary display of three paintings that have been restored recently. I suggest that we meet in the entrance of the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, W1 at 12.45. Entrance is free. After the talk we will be free to look at the rest of the collection then meet for a coffee.
Leader: Joan
Thu Feb 28thAmblesThursday 28 February Canary Wharf to Blackheath, via Greenwich. Leader: Gill Farnsworth. Full details tbc
March 2019
Mon Mar 11thGuided Walks & VisitsThames foreshore walk at Wandsworth with London archaeologist Will Rathouse details to be released nearer the time.
Wed Mar 27thGallery & Museum visitsVisit to the Victoria and Albert museum.

​Meet in the Grand Entrance of the V&A at 13.50 for a free Theatre & Performance tour starting at 14.00. Entrance is free.
​Leader: Joan
April 2019
Mon Apr 8thGuided Walks & VisitsShoreditch walk. Meet at Liverpool St Railway Station at Station meeting Point at 11am.
Thu Apr 25thAmblesThursday 25 April The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from Tottenham Hale, via Walthamstow Wetlands. Leader: Volunteer needed Full details tbc
Fri Apr 26thGallery & Museum visitsGunnersbury Museum

​Opened in 2018 and located in Gunnersbury Park, the house contains a Long Gallery, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Historic Kitchen, Archive and temporary exhibition. Entrance is free.

​Meet at Acton Town Tube Station at 11.30 am. The museum is a ten minute walk from the station, or we can catch the E3 bus.
​Leader: Joan
May 2019
Mon May 13thGuided Walks & VisitsBlackfriars and the City walk.
Meet outside Blackfriars tube station at 11am
June 2019
Mon Jun 10thGuided Walks & VisitsHighgate walk. Meet outside Highgate tube station at 11am.
July 2019
Mon Jul 8thGuided Walks & VisitsWest Norwood Cemetery walk. Meet outside West Norwood railway station at 11am.

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