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
October 2019
Sat Oct 19thLoft TheatreFor your information. One performance only, so no U3A outing:
Into the Breach
Wed Oct 30thMeetingPlease note that the Group Leaders’ Forum will be held at the Leamington Bowling Club, Archery Fields, starting at 11.00 am.
November 2019
Tue Nov 5thLoft TheatreHangmen by Martin McDonagh
7.30pm. £13.50. Booking deadline 29 Oct, ref WDU3A Hanging party
Laugh out loud moments, mixed with dark-edged horror and reality that plumbs the depth of human nature are all on show in this riveting play.
Set in the 1960s in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity in his small pub. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day hanging is abolished? Among the reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the sinister Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.  When Harry’s daughter goes missing, he begins to suspect Mooney, the brash young visitor from London.
Sun Nov 10thLoft TheatreFor your information. One performance only, so not U3A outings:
Swing that music: down for the count
Wed Nov 13thOpen Meetings2.15 pm, Dormer Conference Centre, next to St Peter's Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA
Speaker: Anne O’Flanagan – The Wallace Collection
Fri Nov 15thVisits and TripsTutankhamun and The Roaring Twenties
Friday 15th November

9.00 Leave Warwick, allowing us time to arrive at the National Army Museum at midday
12.00 - Blue badge guide will meet us at the National Army Museum
12.00-13.30 - lunch (not included in the price - the café at the National Army Museum has been recommended)
13.30 - rejoin coach for drive through Kensington and Chelsea discovering places of importance
during the Roaring Twenties and some history of that time.
16.00 - Saatchi Museum for the Tutankhamun Exhibition.
18.30 - Back to coach for return to Warwick.

Cost will be £53 pp and cheques should be made payable to Warwick District U3A and sent to Maggie as usual - see Info for contact details.

The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up 'Egyptomania' in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties.

Click here for further information: Tutankhamun
December 2019
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
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.