Current Timetable

  Madeley & District U3A

September  2018  Programme

 

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Most groups are open to new members.

Week 1

Music at the Madeley Centre
KEVIN HASSETT QUARTET: REDUX
Sunday 2nd September 7pm

We hope you will support the first concert in our new music series.
Tickets from Madeley Centre £10, or £7.50 when tickets purchased for all 4 concerts (or groups of 4+).
The higher ticket price allows us to attract a wider range of quality performers.
U3A members may pre-order tickets for collection at the door by emailing Steve Hurd stevejhurd@gmail.com.Music at the Madeley Centre Sunday 2nd September

French Refreshers  Monday 3rd  September 11-12.30

Photography Monday 3rd September 2pm – 3.3opm
everyone welcome

Croquet Monday 3rd September 2pm – 4pm  The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Tennis   Monday 3rd September 2pm – 4pm 
Please contact the coordinator if you wish to play

Table Tennis (Betley) – Monday 3rd September 10.30-12

Amblers Tuesday 4th   September 9.30 for departure at 9.45 am.

Anti clockwise circuit of Madeley. Leave center and go up Moss Lane , take a right after the surgery and up to Moor Hall. Return to village by avenue of lymes and Bar Hill to railway bridge.Take road in front of alms houses then over the fields to the church.Take the footpaths behind the school to the motorway bridge.Take footpaths to the tile works and on to the A525.Next go via the Crewe Arms and the playing fields to The Old Swan on A531. Return to the center by way of Madeley Manor, Heighley Castle Way and New Road.

ETA 11.30 am for coffee.

Have a Go Talks   Tuesday 4th September 3-4.30

Latin Tuesday 4th September 10.30-12
This group has room for more members who have some knowledge of Latin. Please contact the coordinator Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

Table Tennis Wednesday 5th September 3.30-5
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Archaeology  Wednesday 5th September 11-12.30

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 6th   September 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 6th   September 1.30-3.00
We play 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a wide variety of card games.   Do come and join us.  We have a lot of fun.

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 6th   September 1.30-3.00

Week 2

Music Monday 10th September 7-8.30
Music and Nature – bring 1,2 or 3 pieces of music with a link with nature – all genres welcome

French Reading Monday 10th September 9.30 in the café area

Tennis Monday 10th September 2-4
please contact the coordinator if you wish to play.

French Improvers  Monday 10th  September 11-12.30

Croquet Monday 10th September 2pm – 4 at The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Painting and Drawing Monday 10th September 2-4.30
This newly launched group invites anyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists to meet, share art and ideas and generally enjoy painting and drawing together. No experience is necessary. Any medium may be used, including pencils, paints, inks and pastels. We hope to include some demonstrations in our programme and maybe the occasional workshop.

 Quiz night- Starts again in October.

Art Appreciation Trip Tuesday September 11th 14.30-15.30

We will be visiting TrentArt Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme, for a private viewing of The Royal Society of British Artists exhibition “A Road Less Travelled”. Details from Hilary Hurd: h.hurd@keele.ac.uk .

First Editions Book Group Tuesday 11th   September, 1.30 – 3

Paradise Mill and Silk Museum, Macclesfield  Wednesday 12th September
Cost: £8.80 (includes tea/coffee on arrival) + £1 to U3A + petrol contribution.

Details: 10.00 am tea/coffee; 10.45 am guided tour of paradise Mill; 11.45 am (approx) self-guided tour of the Silk Museum.

To join this visit please contact Sue Wright as soon as possible on 01782-750870; 0784339338; sue.mary.wright@gmail.com 

Table Tennis Wednesday  12th September 7.45-9.15
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Natural History Thursday 13th September 9.30-11

MONTHLY TALK : Thursday 13th    September 2.00 to 3.30

‘Waterloo – the Aftermath’ given by Tim Burgin. This talk follows the events from the day after the battle right down to the present day and the 200th anniversary on June 2015. We follow some of the people involved, their varying degrees of fame and fortune and their ultimate fate.

Spanish   Friday 14th September 11.12.30
We shall be using the BBC course text called ‘Talk Spanish’.  It would be helpful if you could purchase that text so that we can all follow it.
Please bring your U3A membership card to the first session.

Week 3

Philosophy Monday 17th September 2-3.30
All are welcome, beginners and more experienced alike. We discuss mainly the tradition of Western Philosophy and Philosophers, from the Classical Greek to the present day with an emphasis on making practical use from what we learn to a better understanding of our contemporary lives.

French Refreshers Monday 17th 11-12.30

Table Tennis Monday 17th September 10.45-12.15
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Croquet  Monday 17th September 2pm – 4 at The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Tennis Monday 17th September 2-4

Please contact the coordinator if you want to play

Latin Tuesday 18th September . 2-3.30 at the coordinator’s house
This group has room for more members who have some knowledge of Latin. Please contact the coordinator Swinburnem8@googlemail.com

Non Fiction Book Group Tuesday 18th September 3.00-4.30

Ramblers Wednesday 19th   We are doing a local walk this month. Starting from the Madeley Centre at 9.30. Heading to the Wheatsheaf for lunch via Heighley Castle and Wrinehill. Returning down Red Lane. The total distance is 8 miles – most of this done before lunch so bring a snack for on the way.

Poetry: Tangent Thursday 2oth     September 10.30-12

Card & Board Games Thursday 20th     September 1.30-3.00
We play 15-spot dominoes, Backgammon, Scrabble, Rummicub and a wide variety of card games.   Do come and join us.

Tai Chi Chuan Thursday 20th     September 1.30-3.00

Table Tennis (Betley) Thursday 20th September 2.20-4

Art Appreciation Thursday 20th September 3.15 -4.30
Following our look at the work of Eric Ravilious we will consider the watercolours and prints of his friend Edward Bawden. Group members are encouraged to chose one or two piece of his work to discuss.

 

Family History  Friday 21st September 10.30-12
The family history group will share their recent research and endeavour to help each other overcome hurdles.  cmhawksley@gmail.com

 Week 4

Tennis Monday 24th September 2-4
Please contact the coordinator if you want to play

Croquet    Monday 24th September 2pm – 4 at The Old Vicarage
everyone welcome

Painting and Drawing Monday 24th September 2-4.30

This newly launched group invites anyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists to meet, share art and ideas and generally enjoy painting and drawing together. No experience is necessary. Any medium may be used, including pencils, paints, inks and pastels. We hope to include some demonstrations in our programme and maybe the occasional workshop.

French Improvers Monday 24th September 11-12.30

 

Lunch Club  Tuesday 25th September

Shortcuts Book Group Tuesday 25th September 10.30 -12

Amble Wednesday 26th September

Ad Hoc Discussion Group Wednesday 26th September 2pm

Sewing,Patchwork and Quilting Group Wednesday 26th September 2-4
Sewing and Patchwork/Quilting are very popular hobbies and many would like to learn or expand their knowledge and meet with like minded individuals. We are a very informal group working on our individual projects with guidance from group members. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested or just pop along to one

Table Tennis Thursday 27th     September 2.30 – 4
We welcome beginners and those who haven’t played for years.  All our beginners are quickly improving in a very friendly and non-demanding atmosphere, so you need not fear you will make a fool of yourself.  Come along and have a go, get a bit of exercise and enjoy some excellent company.

Digital World Thursday 27th     September 11-12.30 and 1-2.30

Spanish Friday 28th September 11-12.30
We shall be using the BBC course text called ‘Talk Spanish’.  It would be helpful if you could purchase that text so that we can all follow it.
Please bring your U3A membership card to the first session you attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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