Warwick District

Events

This page lists events that are organised by the WDU3A committee and helpers, such as Open Meetings, the AGM, Education Day and outings.

Click on names to contact them by email.

Do come along to the Open Meetings and make yourself known. Someone will be only too happy to address any queries you may have and will show you the ropes. Committee members will be on hand and should be wearing name tags.

Here is a Dormer place map - the venue of the Open Meetings.

Events organised by a specific group for its members may be found on the appropriate group page.


Dates for your Diary
December 2019
Fri Dec 6thVisits and TripsCHRISTMAS MARKET IN LINCOLN
Our December excursion this year will be to Lincoln, home to one of the largest and most popular Christmas Markets in the country. There is the castle with its Mediaeval Wall Walk and Victorian prison and, I think, one of the four copies of the Magna Carta. And there is the cathedral with stunning nave, tower and roof tours and unique libraries. There is the cathedral quarter and cultural quarter. Need I go on?
The coach will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 9.15 am and should take no more than two hours, hopefully less. Our planned leaving time from Lincoln is 4.30 pm.
Cost is £15.00 pp.
To sign up contact Maggie Watts, details above
Tue Dec 10thLoft TheatreMerrily we roll along by Stephen Sondheim

7.30pm £16.50. Booking deadline 3 December, ref WDU3A Merrily party

Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical — in turns funny and heartbreaking — follows the story of a talented Broadway composer who abandons his friends for Hollywood fame and pays the high price of success. Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, the story takes an emotionally-charged journey through the life of three close friends, featuring some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs.
Wed Dec 11thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Christmas Social
January 2020
Wed Jan 8thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Karen Parker: Work of the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tue Jan 28thLoft TheatreLes Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

7.30pm, £13.50. Booking deadline 21 January 2020, ref WDU3A Liaisons party

Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France appears in this irresistible award-winning adaptation by Hampton. 
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cécile Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has already targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel.
While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.
Wed Jan 29thVisits and TripsBLITHE SPIRIT: MALVERN THEATRE
Jennifer Saunders stars in this production of Blithe Spirit, currently touring the country prior to opening in the West End. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati delighted audiences and critics when the show opened in Bath earlier this year. The cast includes Lisa Dillon, Emma Naomi, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Simon Coates, Lucy Robinson and Rose Wardlaw, and the play is directed by Richard Eyre.
Tickets are for the matinee performance and pick-up will be from Warwick Tesco at 10.30 am, giving us time to arrive in Malvern with enough time to find somewhere to eat before the production starts at 2.30 pm. I don’t have a finishing time yet but assume that we will be able to leave Malvern no later than 5.00 pm.
If you think you would like to eat in the Theatre restaurant, I would suggest booking in advance. Their telephone number is 01684 567751.
Cost is £45.00 pp, more expensive than our first visit because of the extra ticket price. I need to confirm my reservation by 2nd December so not much time - the usual problem with theatre tickets.
As usual, cheques should be made payable to Warwick District U3A and sent to Maggie Watts, together with a completed booking form. Maggie's address is in the current edition of Info.
February 2020
Wed Feb 12thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Annual General Meeting
Heidi Meyer: Perspectives on Afghanistan
Thu Feb 20thVisits and TripsSWAN LAKE: Birmingham Hippodrome
Matinee Performance
A change from Matthew Bourne - the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s performance of this much loved ballet. Seats are centre stalls and rows Q,R,S. I need to confirm our reservation by 5th January 2020 at the latest.
We will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 10.55 am and should arrive at the Hippodrome around midday, giving everyone time to find somewhere to eat before the performance starts at 2.00 pm. I expect we will leave Birmingham around 5.00 pm.
Price is £65.00 pp, cheques payable to Warwick District U3A should be sent to Maggie Watts (address can be found in Info).
March 2020
Wed Mar 11thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Georgie Hale: Shipwrecked in Antarctica
April 2020
Wed Apr 8thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Chenine Bhathena: Coventry: City of Culture 2021
May 2020
Sun May 10th
→Fri May 15th
Visits and Trips

Proposed trip to Tuscany and Umbria: 6 days 5 nights 10th – 15th May 2020.
£799 pp; £99 single supplement.

A few twin/double rooms are still available (all the single rooms have been filled).

EasyJet flights Luton/Pisa/Luton (flight times to be confirmed); staying at 3* Hotel Villa Ricci located in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany. Two days half board and three days B&B with optional farewell dinner in a local restaurant or Tuscan farmhouse. UK airport transfers from Warwick are included.

Click here for brochure: Tuscany and Umbria

We will be visiting Pienza (where parts of the English Patient was filmed), Siena, Florence, Perugia and Assisi. If flight times permit, we will visit Pisa.

For further details please see Tuscany trip details and booking form or click on the tab View Your Tour at Tailored Travel and quote waru201 or contact Jean on 01926 494147 email Jeanhardwick41@btinternet.com.

Wed May 13thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Peter Barratt – Alice Hawkins (Suffragette)