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August 2017

Trips: ‘Call the Midwife’ Tour and Historic Dockyard, Chatham
£35

Thu August 3

Led by your very own Midwife, this guided tour visits areas of the dockyard that have been used as locations for the TV drama 'Call The Midwife'.  Four new Galleries are now open to reveal the dockyard's untold story, from the 'Age of Sail' to where ships where built for the Royal Navy.  'The Dutch Raid 350' exhibition depicts how the Dutch fleet, under Michael De Ruyter, sailed up the Medway and captured the British Flagship while setting fire to…

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U3A Summer School – Cirencester

Mon August 14: 9:00 am - Thu August 17: 5:00 pm

Held at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, this year's courses include: Creative Writing, Garden History, Latin, Literature, Music, Poetry, Shakespeare, Singing. To book your place on any events or workshops the national office is administering, visit the events section in the members’ area of the national website at  www.u3a.org.uk  or call the national office.

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August General Meeting

Mon August 14: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is Adrian McGlynn on the topic of 'Why is Shakespeare Relevant Today?'.

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September 2017

Kilworth House Theatre – ‘Top Hat’
£35

Wed September 6: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Based on the 1935 movie of the same name, ‘Top Hat’ is packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Top Hat’, ‘White Tie & Tails’, ‘Let’s Face the Music & Dance’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ and tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.  In a riotous mistaken-identity plot, Dale Tremont believes that her ardent pursuer Jerry Travers – who…

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U3A Summer School – Cirencester

Mon September 11: 9:00 am - Thu September 14: 5:00 pm

Held at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, this year's courses include: Art History, Drama, Exploring English, History, Music, Opera, Russian Revolutions, Spanish, Writing. To book your place on any events or workshops the national office is administering, visit the events section in the members’ area of the national website at www.u3a.org.uk or call the national office.

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September General Meeting

Mon September 11: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is Gillian Proctor on the topic of Symingtons.

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Trips: RHS Autumn Show, Malvern, Worcestershire
£30.25

Sun September 24

RHS AUTUMN SHOW AT THE 3 COUNTIES SHOWGROUND, MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017 This show is a vibrant celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia and attracts an impressive footfall of 65,000 over two days.  Features include a Vintage Village bursting with boutique stalls, the CANNA UK Giant Vegetable Championships, a dedicated family area and a huge number of artisan food stalls.  So come and be inspired by AUTUMN with a celebration of the best seasonal food and gardening! The coach will…

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October 2017

October General Meeting

Mon October 9: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is Jenny Adkinson on the topic of the Burial of Richard III.

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Derngate Theatre – ‘Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show’

Wed October 11: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The original ‘dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark,…

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November 2017

Trips: Gunpowder Gala Banquet, Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire
£58.50

Fri November 3: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us for a GUNPOWDER GALA, a time to enjoy a four-course feast with wine and mead, as you sit back and watch actors reveal the story of The Gunpowder Treason and the dangers it presented to Coombe Abbey.  After dinner look forward to an outdoor firework display over the lake, followed by an evening of music and dance. Here’s what to expect: A four-course feast, arrival drink of mead, 1/3rd bottle of wine per person with the feast, three…

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