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Group Events - open to all members

Event Type Day Time Location

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

4 September


Open Morning - Kendal Town Hall - Wednesday 4 September, 10.00 - 12.00
Discover over 80 special interest groups (including walking groups)

There’s something for everyone!

  • Meet the groups
  • Join a group
  • Join South Lakes U3A

Everyone welcome: members old and new.

5 September

Classic Films

Cinema Paradiso (1988). Italian, with subtitles. Running time: 2 hours.
A ‘near-perfect melding of direction, acting, script, sound track and cinematography’;
‘a warm-hearted film about life in small-town Italy after World War 2’.

7 September

Lunch Club

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands

18 September

Monthly Meeting

Rosie Camella will talk about the background of the Lake District Calvert Trust, on the outskirts of Keswick, and will detail the work they do to change the lives of people living with disabilities.

A DVD will highlight the difference they make.

5 October

Lunch Club

The Burnside Hotel, Bowness

16 October

Monthly Meeting

Kerry Threadgill is the senior community fundraiser for the British Red Cross in Cumbria, Cheshire and Merseyside.

She manages all the community fundraising activity across this area, including local, national and international appeals.

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

Bob Pickersgill (Bob the Sax) will talk about the life of the inventor of the saxophone and the difference between six different saxes. He will play some tunes and sing a few songs.

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

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