Warwick District


In Memoriam

UoW Loneliness research

WGCG GeoWeek in Warwickshire, 5th-12th May 2019
Are you interested in local geology? The Warwickshire Geology Conservation Group has arranged five free local events - click on the link for further details.

Simon King Visits Warwickshire 27th April 2019

Public Speaking
Do you want to learn how to speak in public? Click on the link to find out more.

Spring at Hill Close Gardens Photo Prize
You have until 23.59 on the 31st May 2019 to submit your entry - click on the link to find out more!

Economics: Myths and Realities
Monday 3rd June, 9.30 am-1.00 pm, a panel of three former economics educators explains the economics behind some of today's slogans. See the Events page for further details.

This exhibition, which is coming to London in late Autumn 2019, will be the last time that treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb will be exhibited in this country. You will need to register interest as soon as possible, since payment must be made in June 2019. Click here for further information: Tutankhamun Events

The RSC’s The Other Place
Saturday 11th May at 7.00 pm
To mark the centenary of Save the Children, there will be a one-off performance of "Eglantyne", a one-woman show about the charity’s founder at the RSC’s The Other Place.
Tickets at £25, to include a post-performance Q&A, a programme and light refreshments, are available from www.rsc.org.uk/eglantyne or 01789 331111.

Car sharing is suggested – if you can offer a lift, or are in need of one, please contact:

Ann Bailey


Highgrove Gardens with lunch
Wednesday, 5th June 2019
This visit is now full.
We will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 8.45 am, giving us plenty of time to reach Highgrove in time for the first tour.
Cost is £57.00 each and cheques, payable to Warwick District U3A, should be sent to Maggie, see Info for her address. Full details on the Events page

A visit to Lichfield and a guided tour, 29th April - details of this are now shown in Events.

Attenborough Nature Reserve Monday June 17th 2019
If you would be interested in this trip, please see the Natural History Group page.

It is some time since we had a trip to London to see a musical and I wondered if there was any interest. I know that Pam used to regularly arrange them. I’ve checked prices and it is a bit more expensive now - tickets for a show are around £45, lunch is probably in the region of £20-£25 and coach will cost around £20. There are a number of new musicals opening this year. I have asked about WAITRESS. It may be that if I arrange something at short notice I would be able to get the theatre tickets cheaper.

A visit to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. This has been on my list for some time. Wrest Park is an English Heritage site and most interest is in the gardens but there are also State Rooms to explore. Free to members, concessions can be arranged for non-members.

July - I’d like to organise a guided tour of Rugby School and the town itself. It would need to be in the school holidays (or a weekend) but they will break up at least a week before state schools so I could aim to do it then. What do you think? When I started these tours I had always intended to do some visits close to home but it never happened. This seems a good start.

Finally - City and Village Tours have what looks like a very interesting guided visit to TUTANKHAMUN Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh that will be on from November to May next year. I am very tempted - cost will be around £55-£60 depending on cost of the coach. The tour itself is £37. I can forward you the details.

If you are interested in any any of these trips, to find out more, contact Maggie, using the details in Info.

Citizens Advice Appeal

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.

WDU3A Litter picking

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

British Heart Foundation appeal for help

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

== Group News ==

Garden Group 2 is looking for new members
Leader Dee Broquard (Phone no. in Info)
We are an established group (started 15 years ago) but welcome new members who like to visit gardens near and far, share gardening tips and ideas, swap plants and seeds, learn about plants and design, and enjoy sociable lunches out in members' gardens or at a restaurant. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays: sometimes for just a morning trip car sharing, or on occasion a full day out by coach.
If you would like to come along on Wednesday February 20th at 10.30 to meet us and see what we will be doing in 2019 please give me a ring.

Handbell Ringing Group
If anyone is interested in joining a proposed handbell ringing group, or knows of a set of handbells available to borrow in the first instance, please contact Sheena Harris 257119