Yate & Sodbury District

Events

This section includes our monthly social meetings and also future dates for many of our groups.

All the following events are scheduled to take place in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

Speaker Meetings
All speaker meetings are 2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

The speaker on Friday 22nd July will be A Cyber Protect Officer from Avon and Somerset Police who will talk about cybersecurity and how to guard against scams.
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. The doors open at 1:30pm and the meeting starts at 2:00pm. Tickets are not required.

The Town Hall Trustees are recommending the use of face masks. A track and trace system will be in operation. This will be achieved by Members confirming their name is on the list as they arrive; or scanning a QR code with the NHS COVID app. The use of sanitisers and some social distancing are also recommended.
Members are also encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending the meeting.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Jul 22nd A Cyber Protect Officer from Avon and Somerset Police will talk about cybersecurity and how to guard against scams.
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Fri Sep 2nd William Reddaway – “A Ride Round England”. The story of one man, one horse, 2700 miles and 30 Cathedrals.
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Fri Oct 7th Sir Peter Simpson – “Sleep Well, a History of Anaesthesia”
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Fri Nov 4th Martin Lloyd: Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies”. The author will recount how three passports have played their influential role in the course of history.
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Fri Apr 21st 2023 AGM and talk (tbd)
Chipping Sodbury Town hall starting at 2pm
Social Events
Fri Oct 14th u3a Open Day event
2pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Wed Dec 14th u3a Christmas Concert
2:00pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Art
Tue Jul 5th Demonstration to members by Paul Weaver concentrating on landscapes with figures and perspective.
Earth Sciences and Geology
Tue Jul 5th A field trip overlooking Barnhill Quarry, Chipping Sodbury and discussing the geology beneath. Meet 2.45pm at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club carpark.

Then we take a 10-minute walk together to the quarry and start at 3pm at the geology information sign which is 100m south of no 3 Quarry Bank, alongside Limestone Lane. what3words: https://w3w.co/twice.plots.onions
Tue Aug 2nd Ammonite: What made this animal so successful? by Chris Greef 3pm at Westerleigh Village Hall BS37 8QL
Tue Sep 6th Cretaceous flowering plants and biodiversity.
Why are land-creatures so much more biodiverse than sea-creatures?
by Pat Mills 3pm at Westerleigh Village Hall BS37 8QL
New members
Tue Jul 19th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Aug 16th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Sep 20th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Oct 18th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Nov 15th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Dec 20th New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Tue Jan 17th 2023 New members meeting - learn about the u3a and its opportunities. Pop-Inn Café, Yate Shopping Centre 10am - 11am
Photography
Thu Jul 7th July Monthly Meeting: Bristol Photography Walk Photos (or your pictures of Bristol/your local area)
Thu Aug 4th August Monthly Meeting: Architecture - Photographs reflecting interesting architecture or architectural features.
Thu Sep 1st September Monthly Meeting: Holidays - pictures that evoke summer holidays
Thu Oct 6th October Monthly Meeting: Vegetables - the variety of vegetables available at harvest time
Thu Nov 3rd November Monthly Meeting: Summer Personal Project
Thu Dec 1st December Monthly Meeting: Red - Focus on one colour and its complementary colours
Thu Jan 5th 2023 January Monthly Meeting: Christmas – Xmas lights, decorations or anything that evokes the time of year
Thu Feb 2nd 2023 February Monthly Meeting: Shapes and Symmetry - Photographs with specific repeating shapes or symmetry
Thu Mar 2nd 2023 March Monthly Meeting: Coast - photographs from coastal locations (or rivers/ponds/lakes)
Play Reading
Wed Jul 13th Wednesday at 1.45pm for a prompt reading start at 2pm.
Quiz Group
Tue Sep 6th Tuesday 2:30pm Quiz Group meeting in Charter Suite at Town Hall
Tue Oct 4th Tuesday 2:30pm Quiz Group meeting in Charter Suite at Town Hall
Tue Nov 1st Tuesday 2:30pm Quiz Group meeting in Charter Suite at Town Hall
Tue Dec 6th Tuesday 2:30pm Quiz Group meeting in Charter Suite at Town Hall
Travel Group
Tue Jul 12th Day out in Poole, coach only. £22
The trip is coach only, and people can book any of the activities for themselves. The coach should arrive in Poole about 11.30am and leave at 4.30pm.
Tue Sep 13th Greenwich £23.50 pp
There are many activities which people can book for themselves.
Fri Nov 18th
→Mon Nov 21st
Turkey and tinsel
Four nights,3 days in the Membley Hall Hotel, Falmouth. Cost £239.99 pp. Excursions included to Truro, St.Ives and Charlestown.
Cheques made out to Majestic Client's account and sent to Kay Brock with the booking form.
Walking Group
Mon Jul 4th Bristol Harbour, 2.5 miles Amble, led by Sally Carpenter
Thu Jul 7th Holt (Courts Garden), 3 miles Amble, led by Kathryn Mills
Wed Jul 13th Sherston & Westonbirt, 9 miles easy but long, led by Stuart & Binny Fraser
Mon Jul 18th Castle Combe, 6 miles medium, led by Deirdre Timoney
Thu Jul 21st Iron Acton, 3.5 miles Amble, led by Derek Forward
Wed Jul 27th Laycock, 5.75 miles medium, led by Garth Chatham
Mon Aug 1st Hidden Yate, 2.5 miles Amble, led by Margaret Pulsford
Thu Aug 4th Lansdown, 6 miles medium+, led by Steve Williams
Wed Aug 10th Frampton-on-Severn, 6.5 miles medium, led by Pauline Clark
Wed Aug 17th Alveston, 7.5 miles medium, led by Derek Forward
Tue Aug 23rd Conham, 5 miles medium, led by Steve Williams
Fri Aug 26th Emersons Green, 2.5 miles Amble, led by Margaret Pulsford