Bury

Events

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, which is very near the Metro/Bus Station. Arrive from 1.30pm to sign in before the meeting starts at 1.45pm.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Jul 31st 2014 Ramsbottom Choral society and orchestra.

Ramsbottom Choral Society is a mixed choir (sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses) of approximately 70 people. They meet weekly at All Saints Church, Brandleshome, BL8 1ED. Weekly choir rehearsals on a Friday start at 7.30 and finish promptly at 9.30. There is a short break midway for refreshments which are provided.
Four concerts are performed each season namely two with classical choral music in late autumn and spring, one carol concert in December and a concert of lighter music (songs from the shows) in early summer.
It is a particularly friendly society and new singers are always welcome and needed in all sections of the choir, particularly tenors and basses. There is no audition process all you need is a love of singing.
The next season starts on Sept 5th 2014 at 7.30.
Concerts for 2014-2015.

In addition there will be an open evening for those interested in joining the choir on Friday 19th September at all Saints Church 7.30pm.

For more information see Events page for September, www.ramsbottomchoralsociety.com and also our Facebook page.
Mon Aug 4th 2014 Healthier Together Meeting

If you could change something about your health service what would it be?

If you just answered that question, then this is your chance to make it happen,

The Greater Manchester Healthier Together Programme will bring about improvements to ensure the best care for you and your family.

But if our health and care services are to change in the future, the NHS needs to know what you think. Therefore, the NHS is holding a series of community feedback events to find out your views. Come along and tell us what you think,

Monday, 4th August 2014 12.30-4.00pm
Radcliffe Civic Suite, Thomas Street, Radcliffe. M26 2UH

Book a place at https://healthiertogethergm.nhs.uk/events/events-calendar/listening events-bury

Tel 0800 888 6789
https://healthiertogethergm
Mon Aug 11th 2014 New Members Meeting between 10.30 and 12.30am

at Communic8te (Formerly the Deaf Society) 8 Tenterden Street, Bury, BL9 0EG, a few minutes walk from the bus station.
Fri Aug 22nd 2014 FORTHCOMING DATES AND SPEAKERS

21 August Brian Ashworth ‘Brockholes’
Lancashire Wildlife Trust

18 September Open Meeting

16 October Keith Warrender “Manchester Oddities”

20 November Lizzie Jones “Rogues and Vagabonds”
The theatre and actors in Elizabethan times

18 December Christmas Party venue Bury Parish Church.

15 January 2015: Neil Smith, professional guitarist Have Guitar will Travel, with excerpts.

19 February 2015: Margaret Goodwin, our own member A Mature Backpacker's Trip round the world.

16 April 2015: Brian Greene, The Music of Walt Disney Films, mostly video clips, (I have heard this talk and it is very informative and entertaining.)

18 June 2015: Eileen Hosie and Sharne (her dog) Hearing dogs for the Deaf.
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Local History (6)
If anyone would be interested in joining Local History Group 6 would they please contact Chris Darrock at melchris.darrock@btinternet.com.
Thank you
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Co- Ordinators are needed for the following groups:

POT LUCK

THEATRE VISITS

Please call Sara Shayovitz if you would be interested
Fri Sep 5th 2014 Ramsbottom Choral society and orchestra.

Ramsbottom Choral Society is a mixed choir (sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses) of approximately 70 people. They meet weekly at All Saints Church, Brandleshome, BL8 1ED. Weekly choir rehearsals on a Friday start at 7.30 and finish promptly at 9.30. There is a short break midway for refreshments which are provided.
Four concerts are performed each season namely two with classical choral music in late autumn and spring, one carol concert in December and a concert of lighter music (songs from the shows) in early summer.
It is a particularly friendly society and new singers are always welcome and needed in all sections of the choir, particularly tenors and basses. There is no audition process all you need is a love of singing.

The next season starts on Sept 5th 2014 at 7.30.

Concerts for 2014-2015.
November 22nd Beethoven Mass in C, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Parry Blest Pair of Sirens.
December 20th annual Carol Concert.
March 21st 2015 Handel’s Messiah.
May 2015 (date to be confirmed) Songs from the Shows.

In addition there will be an open evening for those interested in joining the choir on Friday 19th September at all Saints Church 7.30pm.

For more information see www.ramsbottomchoralsociety.com and also our Facebook page.
Thu Sep 18th 2014 OPEN DAY this year will be on 18th September starting at 1.30pm. More information to come.
Fri Sep 26th 2014 French Discussion Group

This group will discuss French current affairs using extracts from French Magazines and Newspapers. An understanding of French to GCSE level would be helpful.
This summer group will run on the 1st Thursday of every month from 1030- 1130 at the Bury Blind Centre.
Please speak to Sue Unsworth for further information susanunsworth05@gmail.com
Thu Nov 27th 2014 DANCE Edward Scissorhands

THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER – EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (MATTHEW BOURNE)at The Lowry
Seats in upper circle row A - PRICE £26.50.
PAYMENT BY 19 JUNE AT LATEST (main meeting) Cheque payable to Bury U3A Social. Contact Jenny Johnson
Sat Jan 17th 2015 THEATRE One man, Two Guvners
LOWRY THEATRE, MANCHESTER - Saturday Matinee.
A National Theatre touring company production.
20 tickets are available at £23 in the stalls.
Cheque payable to Bury U3A Social and payment required no later than 1 August 2014 please.
Outings
Sun Jul 27th 2014 ARTISAN MARKET

Sunday, 27 July 9.30 - 14.30

www.artisanmarkets.com
Social Events
Sun Aug 17th 2014 CHEETHAM HILL CRICKET CLUB
www.cheethamhillcricketclub.co.uk
CATHERINE ROAD, CRUMPSALL, M8 4HF
PRESENTS:

JAZZ@THEHILL with the
TAME VALLEY
STOMPERS

SUNDAY 17th AUGUST 2014
8-10.30pm Tickets £6.00
Contact: Stuart 07956 100005
Barbara 07960 160213
Email: chccevents@hotmail.co.uk
Follow us on: www.facebook.com/cheethamhillcricketclub
@ cheethamhillcc
Sun Aug 17th 2014 CHEETHAM HILL CRICKET CLUB
www.cheethamhillcricketclub.co.uk
CATHERINE ROAD, CRUMPSALL, M8 4HF

PRESENTS:

JAZZ@THEHILL with the
TAME VALLEY
STOMPERSSUNDAY 17th AUGUST 2014
8-10.30pm Tickets £6.00
Contact: Stuart 07956 100005
Barbara 07960 160213
Email: chccevents@hotmail.co.uk
Follow us on: www.facebook.com/cheethamhillcricketclub
@ cheethamhillcc
Summer Schools
Mon Aug 18th 2014 18 – 21 August 2014 Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester Cost £285
Subjects Arts and architecture of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, Digital photography, Drama, Gardening, Literature- Womens voices of WW1, Music- making friends with great composers, poetry, science, singing for pleasure.

Further information can be found on the U3A website
Other Events
Fri Aug 15th 2014

Visit the THIRD AGE TRUST website and have a look at the U3A Online courses.They are short courses specially designed for older people and available through a partnership between Third Age Trust (the UK national U3A organisation) and the U3A Online Inc.(based in Australia).

These are courses for which no entry qualifications are required. They offer no credit on completion and are designed purely for personal interest and enjoyment. They have been written by volunteers who are experienced tutors or course leaders in their fields.

These courses are aimed at U3A members, ex-U3A members who are no longer able to attend a U3A, and those unable to access conventional courses for one reason or another (e.g. restricted mobility, disability, etc).

Upcoming online courses
At the end of March, 2014 (enrolments required by March 29, 2014) we shall be launching a number of new online courses. Enrolment for these courses will be open shortly. These will be interactive and participants will be encouraged or expected to contribute to the online discussion together with the author or tutor. They are:

  • Are fairy tales still relevant in the 21st Century?
  • All In The Mind
  • Gawain and the Plowman
  • Six Impossible Things
  • An Introduction to the history of the design of gardens.

They also hope to re-run existing courses, provided there is sufficient demand (ie at least 16 subscribers). These include Anglo Saxon Poetry and First World War –the home front.

Visit the UK Course list for more details and the Application form to enrol.

Tue Aug 26th 2014 2014 North West Summer School, new courses available.

26-29 August at Newton Rigg College, near Penrith
North West Region’s Residential Summer School will be held at Newton Rigg College near Penrith from Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 August 2014

Newton Rigg College is an open campus very near to Penrith and just five minutes’ drive from the M6 junction.
Ullswater and the Northern Lake District are on the doorstep. Once again we are offering seven courses with two new tutors and three new topics.

Choose from Archaeology (Carole Allen), Art use of colour(Jacqueline Cartwright), Creative Writing (Maggie Smith),
Digital Photography (Rod Marsh), Geology (Chris Arkwright), Novels of 1961 (Meg Shaw) and A Musical Journey from
Renaissance to Romanticism (Gillian Russell)

The Summer School starts mid-afternoon on Tuesday 26 August and ends with lunch on Friday 29 August.
Accommodation is in single, en suite rooms and all meals are provided to residential students.

Day students are welcome too, with buffet lunch, teas/coffees included, evening meals can be taken at the College
for an extra charge.

Several of the courses will include a day out (all expenses included) to cover field trips or visits

We have held our prices at £300 (£150 Day rate) with an early bird discount of £40 (£20 Day rate) provided a deposit and completed booking form is received by 31 January 2014.

Full details and application forms are available on the North West website, or phone David Joseph (member of NWREC) on 01625 861 327 for information
Thu Dec 18th 2014 OUR 2014 CHRISTMAS PARTY
will be on 18th December. Put it in your diary as we only have limited places!!!

To be held at Bury Parish Church
Luncheon Club 6
Thu Aug 14th 2014 next meeting --Thursday August 14th---1-00 pm---venue to be confirmed.
Luncheon Club No.2
Wed Jul 23rd 2014 Red Hall, Walmersley Road, 1.00pm

(Mary is on holiday so please phone Margaret Thornton to confirm whether or not you are going on 01706 82 2520)
Mah-jong
Fri Aug 29th 2014 Come and experience Mahjong on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2-4pm at Greenmount Old School,Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 4DS.
We currently have 10 members but new members are very welcome.
We ask members to pay £1 towards the cost of hiring the room.
News
Tue Jul 14th 2015 Members are asked to write their emergency contact detail on the back of their membership card and carry this with them at all times.

Also First Aiders and paramedics will always look on our mobile phones for Emergency telephone numbers and it is a good idea to store this in your contact details on mobiles and landlines under the acronym ICE (In Case of Emergency).