Wigan

Upcoming Events


Dates for your Diary
Social Events
Fri Oct 28th At Wigan Cricket Club, Wigan u3a will be hosting a Mamma Mania! Abba Tribute night with DJ music and hotpot supper.

Doors open at 7.15 pm till 11.45 pm
Abba performance will start at approx 8pm.
Tickets are £15 per person.
There is a limited availability of 100 tickets
There will be no refunds unless concert is cancelled.
This will be the first Wigan u3a concert in our new venue and is guaranteed to be a night to remember.
You can book online by completing the Google form Ticket Application
Payment by BACS
Account Name Wigan U3A
Sort Code 05-09-81
Account Number 41881671
Reference Field Abba
Meetings
Wed Aug 17th Members' Meeting
10:30am at Wigan Cricket Club

Why not come along and meet for coffee and look at what our groups have to offer. There may even be a quiz!
Wed Sep 7th Speaker's Meeting
10:30am at Wigan Cricket Club

Freda Whittle
North West Air Ambulance

Find out more about this registered charity which is committed to providing an exceptional level of pre hospital care to patients across the North West.
Wed Oct 5th Speaker's Meeting
10:30am at Wigan Cricket Club

Barbara Lambert
The Victorian Chemist
Barbara is a retired nurse, who volunteered at Wigan Pier Victorian Museum. Her talk is about Victorian Chemists and their Cures.
Wed Nov 2nd Speaker's Meeting
10:30am at Wigan Cricket Club

Frank Vignon
The Sixties – A Decade of Decadence – Youth in Revolt

The Sixties mark a social, political and cultural change that was seismic in its impact!
Were you there? Or did it swing right past?
Outings
Wed Sep 14th u3a Outing
Barbara and Sandra are taking us to the Lake District on September 14th .... it includes a train ride on the Haverthwaite Steam Railway and a boat trip from Lakeside to Bowness-on-Windermere! Lots of opportunity to visit the boat museum, grab a coffee, a leisurely lunch and visit the many and varied shops. £33.50. Speak to them at one of our meetings.
Cinema Club
Tue Sep 27th A wealth of films are being screened at The Empire, Wigan over the next two months.
Aug 10 Wednesday .... Bullet Train
Aug 24 Wednesday .... Fishermans Friends
Sep 07 Wednesday .... Forgiven
Sep 21 Wednesday .... Ticket to Paradise
Sep 27 Tuesday .... Madama Butterfly
All are worth an evenings enjoyment.
Dining Out
Thu Aug 25th u3a Curry Club
We are visiting The Raj Gate at Orrell again on Thursday, 25th August. Fine Indian cuisine which we will all enjoy. This is another pay-on-the-night event but let Stephen Horrocks know you will be attending.
Thu Sep 1st u3a Dining Out
There will not be a September meal due to 'staff holidays'. Our next meal is at La Mamas, Standish on Thursday 6th October.
Thu Oct 6th Back in action after our 'staff holidays' we dine at La Mamas, Standish on Thursday, 6th October. Great Italian fayre for £18.95.
Sold Out .... Sorry!
Thu Oct 20th A special treat for lovers of a curry. We are at the highly recommended Babar Elephant, Billinge on Thursday 20th October. Another pay-on-the-night event but let Stephen know you will be coming.
French Chat & Coffee
Fri Sep 9th The French Group is currently taking a short summer break, with next meeting scheduled for Friday 9th September.
The topic for this will be “What I did over the summer”.
Local Walks
Fri Aug 19th Led by John, we'll meet at 10.30 sharp for an easy walk of around 4 miles with an option to do more.

We'll start from Plank Lane and walk a short way to Bickershaw, part of the Carbon Landscape Project, an exciting rewilding project which aims to restore the landscape to its' former state, before mining commenced.

Significant progress has been made already with rare species of flora and forna returning.

If we have any wildflower experts in the group, feel free to step forward on the day.

Park at Slag Lane Car Park or roadside near the marina over the bridge.

https://w3w.co/averages.interacts.like

For those who want to extend the walk to around 7 miles we'll meet early at Leigh Sports Village, walk along the canal to Plank Lane then back to LSV via Pennington Flash with the chance of an ice cream or a coffee along the way.

Meeting point for extended walk at Leigh Sports Village is here (meet at 0930

https://w3w.co/rope.hazelnuts.reclining

If you'd like to do the extended walk please e mail walkinggroup@u3awigan.co.uk with 19/08/22 in the subject line.
Photography
Mon Sep 26th The Photography Group is currently on a Summer Break, with our usual indoor meetings for July and August suspended due to holidays etc. Looking forward to welcoming group members back on the 4th Monday in September.
Spanish Chat & Coffee
Thu Sep 8th The Spanish Group is currently taking a short break for Summer 2022 and next meeting will be September
The topic for this next session is “My favourite place in Spain” or “Somewhere I would like to visit”