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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

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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

2 January

Classic Films

The Red Shoes, a Powell and Pressburger classic. Colour, music, ballet and much drama, beautifully filmed. Running time: 2 h 15 min.

15 January

Monthly Meeting

Clive Darley: Vintage Adventures – treks undertaken by a couple in their 7th and 8th decades.

9 February

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

19 February

Monthly Meeting

Carole Sutton: Young people as offenders:  risk, protective and preventive factors

27 February

Culture Trips

I am organising a trip to see the Matthew Bourne ballet, Red Shoes, at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, on Thursday, 27 February 2020. It is a matinee performance and seats will be in the circle.

This ballet is an adaptation of the film that was produced in the 1940/50s starring Moira Shearer and Robert Hoffman. When I was about 7 years old my mother took me to see it at the cinema and I know several members also saw it when they were young.  There is a chance to see it again at the our next Classic Films meeting on 2 January,

Matthew Bourne's choreography/production has received rave reviews and I believe it has also received an Olivier Award. If you love ballet this is an event not to be missed.

If you would like to join this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email ( or phone as soon as possible so that I can reserve the seats.

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

18 March

Monthly Meeting

Colin Aldred: Aerial Artwork (drone photography and film-making)

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