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May 2017

Trips: The Bluebell Woods, Felley Priory

Mon May 15

Felley Priory consists of a 2½ acre Garden and Bluebell Wood, Nursery and Tea Room. Join us this spring to see the stunning bluebells in the woods, specially opened for us, above Felley Priory.  Please note: the woods are a 15-minute walk from the main garden up a steep hill, so it is not recommended for the less able-bodied, but the views are tremendous! After an introductory talk, we will be free to explore this tranquil 2½ acre 'garden for…

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Newtown Linford Open Gardens

Sun May 28: 11:00 am - Mon May 29: 11:00 am

Newtown Linford Open Gardens In the last couple of years other local U3A groups have visited the gardens in Newtown Linford, open under the National Garden Scheme, and this year SLU3A members may be interested in going along and visiting on either of the Open Days on 28th or 29th May.  This particular weekend marks the 90th anniversary of the National Garden Scheme, and the garden at Mountain Ash, along with other gardens in Newtown Linford, will be open to…

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June 2017

Trips: RHS Flower Show, Chatsworth House

Sun June 11

Set within the grounds of Chatsworth House, one of UK’s stately homes, the RHS Flower Show promises to be the Gardening Event of 2017.  Held on the banks of the River Derwent, providing some of the most magnificent views in the country and amid the landscape of Capability Brown, the show promises to be full of innovation and fresh ideas, unlike anything done in previous years. Incorporating all your favourite RHS features, including specialist nurseries, outdoor lifestyle shopping and garden…

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June General Meeting

Mon June 12: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

This month's speaker is Dr Susan Tebby on the topic of Roman Mosaics in Leicestershire.

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U3A Events: French Impressionism Study Day at the National Gallery

Wed June 14

The National Gallery is delighted to be hosting a U3A study day focusing on French Impressionism.  Learn about the techniques and subject matter of Impressionist paintings in the National Gallery collection and discover why these ground-breaking paintings of modern life were so controversial in France during the Belle Époque. Join National Gallery experts for a day of talks exploring Impressionism in France c.1874-1926, from Monet, Degas and Renoir’s contributions to the first Impressionist exhibition to Monet’s Water Lilies series, painted…

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July 2017

Trips: BBC Tour of Media City, Salford

Tue July 4

Salford Quays, Manchester. The BBC's home in the north of England is where many channels and programmes such as Match of the Day, Dragons Den, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra are based.  Walk in the footsteps of your favourite celebrities, look behind the scenes and have a chance to take part in your own television production in the interactive studio. Coach leaves Market Harborough Bus Station at 08.30 and returns from Media City at 16.45.

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Kilworth House Theatre – ‘Kiss Me Kate’

Wed July 5: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

KISS ME KATE Kilworth House Theatre   This show is a dazzling comedy of musical mischief.  On the opening night of the musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew' in 1940s Baltimore, the love lives of Fred Graham and leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli are set to collide.  Add Fred’s current love interest, Lois Lane and gambler boyfriend Bill and the stage is set for a hilarious farcical battle of the sexes.  The show features songs such as 'Another…

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July General Meeting

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

This month's speaker is Mrs J Moulds with the topic of Dirty and Smelly.

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U3A Summer School

Mon July 17: 9:00 am - Thu July 20: 5:00 pm

Held at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, this year's courses include: Cryptic crosswords, France, Globalisation, History, Literature, Maths, Recorders, Sexuality in the Ancient World. 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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Trips: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park – CANCELLED

Sun July 23

Set in the magnificant parkland of Tatton Park, this year's show is packed with new features, including the Evolution Themed Gardens - a glimpse into the gardens and spaces of tomorrow.  Show favourites are still here: the ever popular Back-to-Back Gardens, Water Gardens, Vertical Gardens, Summer floral displays, a Flowery Ferris Wheel, delicious Artisan food and superb live entertainment, together with a grow-your-own hub providing advice and demonstrations and elaborately decorated Garden Hideaway Sheds.  It's more like a garden party!! There…

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