Warwick District


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
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thSocialOur next quiz is on Monday March 4th at 2pm for a prompt start at 2.30pm at the Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club in Victoria Park. There is parking in Archery Road (4 hrs) and, normally, in the old tennis court (on the left at the far end of Archery Road).
Questions and answers will be displayed as well as being read out, which it is hoped will make it easier for the teams and remove the need for repeat readings.
The Loop system will be available, but please let Sam Sexton know if you want to use it.
Members and friends welcome – come as a team (maximum 4 people), or as individuals and we’ll find a team for you.
Coffee and tea available – you can bring your own drink if you like, but please bring your own glasses as well.
Cost per person £2.50 (pay on the day). This cost includes the initial starter round before the quiz proper – there will be a prize for this round.
If you have any queries, please contact Deborah Bates 01926 334700
Tue Mar 5thLoft TheatrePlayboy of the Western World, by J.M. Synge
5th March 2019, 7.30 pm, £12.00. Booking deadline 27th February, ref WDU3A Playboy party
This irreverent comic masterpiece was first performed in 1907.
 A young chancer, Christy Mahon, wanders into a village pub in County Mayo claiming he has killed his bullying father. The locals, instead of condemning the act, are enchanted by his colourful story and hail him an instant hero. The men toast him and drink more, the women try to woo him, but there are unexpected twists to his tale…

I have ticket options for this Welsh National Opera performance but need to confirm numbers by early February. I don’t yet have a final price but I reckon it should be a maximum of £65.00 per person. The performance is sung in English with English surtitles.

We shall leave Warwick Tesco car park at 4.30 pm to arrive in Birmingham by 6.00 pm. This should give everyone time to get something to eat before the performance starts at 7.15 pm.

Telephone Maggie Watts on 01926 814953 or email maggiewatts.excursions@gmail.com
Sun Mar 10thLoft TheatreOne nighter (so no group booking), Hervey.
April 2019
Tue Apr 9thLoft TheatreKeeping our end up, by Mark Carey
9th April, 7.30 pm, £10.50. Booking deadline 2nd April, ref WDU3A Keeping party
An action-packed comedy drama that shows us the ladies of Longfield Bishop clinging bravely to the metaphorical mast as they fight for survival against the turbulent storm that is life at the bottom of the local bowls league. (Or possibly not quite as action-packed as that.)
Sun Apr 14thLoft TheatreOne nighter (so no group booking), The Unlikely Gig.
Sat Apr 27thLoft TheatreOne nighter (so no group booking), Into the Breach.
May 2019
Mon May 6th
→Sat May 11th
Visits and Trips

4* Northern Spain & the Picos Mountains
Flights from Stansted to Bilbao/Santander. Executive coach for all excursions and transfers in Spain, staying at the 4* Olimpo Hotel at Playa de Isla. Half board with drinks package. Exploring Cantabria and the Picos Mountains (exploring the UNESCO listed Altamira caves, famous for their Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings), the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Santander being the highlights. £834.00 (includes UK transport).
Single supplement £99.00. Costs not included - gratuities and entrance fees to museums and places of interest.

You can view and download details of the tour online at the following website:
Details of the tour

Contact Jean Hardwick for more detailed information.
Now fully booked

Sat May 11thVisits and TripsEGLANTYNE - a one-woman show about Eglantyne Jebb, co-founder with her sister Dorothy of Save the Children

7.30 in the RSC’s Other Place.

New Zealander Anne Chamberlain is currently touring the country with her show, Eglantyne, the story of how she and her sister founded Save the Children and what led Eglantyne to draw up the Rights of the Child which evolved into the current United Nations Convention. The show lasts around 75 minutes after which there will be a question and answer session.

Ticket price will be £25 and coach fare will be not more than £15.

If you are interested, place contact Maggie Watts on 01926 814953 or email maggiewatts.excursions@gmail.com.

At this stage please do not sent any payment.
Tue May 14thLoft TheatreDiary date: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller.
June 2019

The Prince of Wales opens his gardens to the public on a few days each year and I have been able to reserve places for a guided tour of the gardens followed by lunch in the Orchard Restaurant. I think maybe I emailed on just the right day.

I’ll have more information nearer the time but I can confirm that although it is necessary to provide photographic evidence of identity, a bus pass or driver’s licence will do, no need for passport.

My apologies to everyone I have given the wrong information to! I totally misread the email I was sent and have therefore given the wrong price for this day trip. It will be £57 instead of £82!!!

The coach will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 08.45 and I anticipate leaving Highgrove at 16.00.

Please send cheques please payable to Warwick District U3A to Maggie Watts, 21 Ladbroke Hall, Ladbroke CV47 2DF.

Email Maggie Watts