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Monthly Meetings

3rd Wednesday


Castle Street Centre

Classic Films

1st Thursday

1.45 for 2.00

Abbot Hall Social Centre

Saturday Lunch Club

1st Saturday

12.30 for 1.00


Culture Trips





Diary Dates

Date Type Details

31 October

Classic Films

The Third Man (1949). Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes.
British film noir directed by Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard.
Atmospheric portayal of bombed-out, corrupt post-war Vienna; superb cinematography.

2 November

Lunch Club

Hampsfell House, Grange-over-Sands

4 November


Lecture on William Purdom, plant collector, by Vicky Aspin. 

All welcome - Castle Street Centre, 10 am

15 November

Culture Trips

Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers. The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra. The 1610 Vespers is a magnificent liturgical work that set a precedent for Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. This is a religious masterpiece that has endured for over 400 years and really is worth hearing, especially when performed by such a prestigious
choir and orchestra.

The Bridgewater Hall, 7.30 pm performance. Travel will be by coach from Kendal. The cost is dependent on numbers, approx. £27 per person.

If you are not familiar with the music you can hear extracts on YouTube. Just type Monteverdi 1610 Vespers into your search engine.

If you would like to come on this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email or telephone or use the Contact Form

20 November

Monthly Meeting


Meet the Red Cross - Charis Priestley-Bird

Charis is the Senior Community Fundraiser for the British Red Cross in  Cumbria, Cheshire and Merseyside.  She manages all community fundraising activity across this area including activity for local, national and international appeals.

27 November

Culture Trips

We are going to see ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

5 December

Classic Films

Duck Soup (1933).
Hilarious Marx Brothers farce. A comedy classic. Also supporting short film. Running time: 68 minutes, plus the short.

7 December

Lunch Club

Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands

18 December

Culture Trips

Gerald Dickens, the gt-gt-grandson of Charles Dickens will be telling the story – ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the Concert Hall, of St George’s Hall, Liverpool from the stage where Charles Dickens gave his ‘penny readings’. Gerald Dickens is an actor and story-teller whose renditions of his gt-gt-grandfather’s works have received standing ovations.

This is a matinee performance commencing at 2.00 p.m.  Tickets cost approximately £20.00 each. Coach travel is extra.

If you would like to come on this trip please contact Sheila Halden by email or telephone or use the Contact Form

9 February 2020

Culture Trips

Hear Beethoven’s magnificent 5th Piano Concerto in E flat major, ‘The Emperor’, and Bruckner’s 4th symphony, ‘The Romantic Symphony’, at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 9 February.  ‘The Emperor’ concerto will be played by the Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son who was awarded 2 silver medals at the Tchaikovsky competition in 2011.

Seats will be in the upper circle with a good view of the orchestra and soloist and with superb acoustics.  Approximate cost per person = £39.00 (inclusive of coach travel)

If you would like to come on this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email or telephone or use the Contact Form

February/March 2020


Learing to be Retired

This 5-week coursec isn’t only intended for those new to retirement but also for anyone who has been retired for while and wishes to reflect and review. Retirement is not just a phase of life that continues exactly the same, from beginning to end. Within it we all experience changes. Sometimes we can benefit from reflecting and reconsidering our future options. As members of the U3A we know that there is always more to learn about any topic.

The first course started in October 2019. A secord course is planned for Feb/March 2020, depending on numbers.

Details on the News Page

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