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
July 2018
Wed Jul 11thMeetingSocial Meeting
Tue Jul 17thLoft TheatreComing soon
Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale
7.30pm £15.00 Booking deadline 10 July, ref WDU3A Nell party
Award-winning comedy "Nell Gwynn" is a love letter to the theatre. London 1660, Charles II has granted permission for women to act and Nell joins the male-dominated King’s Company.
The play charts the rise of the orange seller from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, who wins the adoration of the public and the heart of the King.
Nell is a likeable opportunist, fascinating and sexy, hard driven yet ultimately a victim of love. Nell is surrounded by a cast of equally colourful characters – who, with sparkling dialogue, songs and dance, make the whole play a raunchy, warmhearted and celebratory experience.
August 2018

As many of you will know, Matilda is coming to the Hippodrome this summer. We are able to open this excursion to families so if you have grandchildren you would like to bring along, please do. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a reduction for children - it is already very booked up for groups. Again, it is a little more expensive than usual Hippodrome prices but this is a big production - so, £48.00 per person for coach and theatre. Pick-up time is 4.45pm from Warwick Tesco car park. I need to confirm and pay for tickets by the end of June so please let me know well before than that you plan to join us.
Maggie Watts
Sun Aug 19th
→Thu Aug 23rd
Visits and Trips

Visit to the Western Front – Aug 2018

Ann Bailey886216/07745 165493
September 2018

We have been offered a tour of the theatre, including a bit of history and backstage of both their spaces. Starting at 2.00 pm and lasting an hour to an hour and a quarter, there should also be time for a question and answer session at the end.

As getting to and parking in Coventry is a bit of a challenge for some of us I have booked a Johnsons coach for the visit, leaving from Warwick Tesco car park as usual. I have booked the coach for 12.30pm as that will give everyone time for a quick lunch either at the theatre café or in one of the nearby restaurants.

The tour is free so the only cost is the coach, which comes in at £9.50 per person.

Contact Maggie Watts for more information.
Wed Sep 12thMeetingOpen Meeting - Merleen Watson - Hearing Dogs
Wed Sep 19thVisits and TripsBUCKINGHAM PALACE TOUR

Although we visited the Palace last September, this year’s exhibition, Prince and Patron, has been recommended to me several times so I thought I would offer the tour again. The exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery will be Splendours of the Sub-Contintent: A Prince’s Tour of India. Unfortunately, I can’t see a way of being able to fit both tours in on the one day - not unless you skip lunch! - so I have reserved a number of tickets for each tour and you can take your pick.

For lunch - a river cruise. We board the boat at 11.30 and will be back by 1.30, in time to get to Buckingham Palace for the start of the State Rooms visit at 2.00pm. The Queen’s Gallery tour starts at 2.15.

We will leave from Warwick Tesco car park at 8.30am and I anticipate that we will leave Buckingham Palace at 4.00pm. I don’t have a final price yet but am hoping to be able to do it for £70.00 for the State Rooms and £60.00 for the Queen’s Gallery.

Please contact me as soon as possible as I need to confirm numbers for the river cruise, or at least have an idea.
Maggie Watts
October 2018
Wed Oct 10thMeetingOpen Meeting - Graham Sutherland - The Darker Side of Warwick
November 2018
Wed Nov 14thMeetingTo be announced
December 2018
Festive Lunch Day Trip
Cost £39.95, please pay a £10.00 deposit, made out to Dunwood Travel.
Please send to Pam Ponting, 5, Sir Frank Whittle Gardens, CV32 6RF.

Includes coach, welcome drink, three course lunch,
carol singing, social dancing and pantomime.
This is usually popular, so please book early!

Any questions? Please contact:
Pam Ponting Full contact details can be found in Info 144.
Wed Dec 12thMeetingSocial Meeting