There will be a monthly general meeting of the U3A at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the month; guest speakers have been booked up until November 2014.

Committee members will always be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ and answer any queries.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Oct 23rd 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Stoney Cove Diving School - Margaret Baldwin
Thu Nov 27th 2014 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre

Speaker - Farming and Wildlife - Andrew Parsons
Thu Jan 22nd 2015 Monthly Meeting - 2pm St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield

Speaker - Belly Dance: Exploding the Myths - Roxanne Dinsdale
Social Events
Sat Oct 4th 2014 Barn Dance with Ploughman's Supper

Live music by "3 around 3".

7.30pm Saturday 4th October.

Venue: St Peter's Church Centre, Glenfield. LE3 8DP

(Please bring your own drinks).

Tickets only £10 - please contact Angela Barbour Tel: 0116 3191426
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Gardening Made Easy

Speaker - Mike Dunnett - M Hort (RHS)

As we grow older or have less time to garden we should consider the way we garden.
Mike has many techniques that can help to make gardening easier and even more enjoyable.
The talk covers topics like:
The best flowers to grow
Keeping weeds under control
Easy maintenance shrubs
Good tools and bad tools
Pain free gardening techniques

Tickets now on sale.
All members, family friends and local gardening groups welcome.
Cost - £5 (Includes refreshments - tea/coffee & cakes).

Doors open at 10am for refreshments prior to talk at 10.30am

Contact group leader, Susan West or email
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Christmas Party - entertainment provided by members

2.00 - 4.00, St Peter's Church Centre Glenfield
Mon Feb 2nd 2015 Mansfield U3A invite all U3A members to join them for a tenth year at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire on Monday 2nd February to Friday 6th

Provisional Cost: A maximum cost £208 pp sharing in standard rooms; singles: £248(limited availability).
Final cost will be available around June. Prices for upgrades see Warner's website.

This break is available to all U3A members and friends are welcome to join in.

Four nights bed, breakfast, evening meal with a full programme of entertainment included.

To get a booking form and other useful things (including T&Cs) go to the link

If you want to come give me a ring on 01623 626991 or email

Terry Whitehead
Mansfield U3A
For details follow the link below.
Fri Oct 3rd 2014 Sleep Memory Workshop.
Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre.
(download file for further information)
Fri Oct 24th 2014 Regional Workshop
Constitution and Committees

Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG32 3HJ

More info to follow
Other Events
Fri Oct 10th 2014 Leicester & Rutland Network presents: 'U3A' at Snibston
10am x 5pm
Tickets £10.50 including afternoon tea.
Wed Oct 22nd 2014 Concordia Theatre, Hinckley.
Visit 2.00pm,Weds 22nd October

We have arranged a guided tour to see the backstage workings at the “Concordia Theatre”, Hinckley.

The tour will last approximately two hours and will appeal if you have an interest in theatre and performance or just want to see behind the scenes.

There is good access for those with limited mobility & refreshments are available.

Whilst there is no charge for the visit, a small donation would be in order, maybe £1 - £2 per person.

Please contact Gail Nunn for further information,
Tel 0116 2314895 or email
Tue Nov 4th 2014 Roadshow: New Members Meeting and Group Leaders' Lunch

Venue, Scout Headquarters, Stamford Street

Details to follow
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Oct 27th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Nov 24th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Mon Dec 8th 2014 Meet: Glenfield Library 2.00 - 3.30
Days Out
Sat Dec 13th 2014 Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

Please contact Carol Knill if you would like to go. Tel 0116 2919464.

Cost of £59 per person for the coach and show.
Ethnic Eating
Wed Oct 1st 2014 7pm - Turkish Restaurant, Highfield St, Leicester
Film Club
Wed Oct 8th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Remains of the Day

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Nov 12th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Paths of Glory

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Dec 10th 2014 1030am - The Phoenix
Great Expectations

Contact Malcolm Gray
Wed Oct 1st 2014 Haddonstone Show Gardens

Haddonstone Limited,
The Forge House,
East Haddon,
Telephone: 01604 770711

At East Haddon in Northamptonshire, England, Haddonstone has beautiful show gardens and an interior showroom where many of the cast stone designs shown on this web site can be viewed in their proper setting.

The gardens and showroom are normally open to visitors from Monday to Friday - public holidays and Christmas period excepted - between the hours of 9am and 5pm when no appointment is necessary. Brown tourism signs guide visitors to the gardens from the A428. The show gardens also have occasional openings as part of the NGS charity scheme.
Wed Nov 5th 2014 See Social Events - Speaker Mike Dunnett at Ratby Sports Club
Wed Dec 3rd 2014 Christmas lunch
Thu Oct 9th 2014 The 1914 Christmas Truce - Peter Cousins
Thu Nov 13th 2014 2000 Years of English Coinage - Roy Spencer
Thu Dec 11th 2014 Leicester in the Age of the Trams - John Lessells
Tue Oct 14th 2014 12.15pm - Forest Park, Hinckley Rd, LFE
Wed Oct 15th 2014 12.15pm - Forest Park, Hinckley Rd, LFE
Tue Nov 11th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Wed Nov 12th 2014 12.15pm - The Old Thatch Inn, Stanton Under Bardon.
Sun Oct 5th 2014 Sunday 5th October - 2.00pm meet at Kirby Castle for a group photo outing
(I will let you know if we can park at the Castle Farm if we have a drink
after our visit).
Tue Oct 21st 2014 Tuesday 21st October - meet at 2.30 our house "Night time & Low light
Photography" - Project "Fireworks, light trails, silhouettes etc"
Tue Nov 18th 2014 Tues 18th November - meet at 2.30 our house, "Macro & close up
Photography", Margaret will share her knowledge on this one - Project "close
up, mystery object, etc."
Wed Oct 8th 2014 One Man 2 Guvnors
The Curve Theatre, Leicester.

BEST NEW PLAY Critics’ Circle Award, Evening Standard Award

Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Take a look at the One Man, Two Guvnors merchandise range.

‘Comic perfection. What are you waiting for? Book Now!’
Daily Telegraph, March 2012

‘Of all the feelgood shows in London, this is the funniest.’
Sunday Times, March 2012

‘The funniest show in the western world,’
Daily Mail

‘Forget your cares at the funniest show in town.’
Daily Telegraph
Wed Nov 5th 2014 7.30pm The Curve
Studio performance of Abigail's Party - Tickets £12

By Mike Leigh

Directed by Suba Das

It’s 1977 and Beverly is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue.

Down the road, Sue’s teenage daughter Abigail is throwing a party of her own, but could it be the grown-ups’ night which really spirals out of control? With little help from long-suffering husband Laurence, Beverly desperately attempts to hold the evening together, but as her guise as the perfect hostess starts to slip and tempers begin to flare, the evening descends into chaos with hilarious and tragic consequences.

Curve’s first show to be staged in the round, this new production of Mike Leigh’s comedy will bring audiences intimately close to the action live on stage. Abigail’s Party is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das, who recently curated Curve’s Inside Out Festival and has previously directed for the National Theatre Studio, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Young Vic.

Suitable for age 14+
Walk & Talk Group

The next Walk and Talk meeting is on Tuesday September 28th October starting at 10.30am.

This approx a 4 mile circular walk around Ingleby and along the River Trent.

As there is very limited parking in the area (for more than 2 cars) the start will be at The John Thompson Pub Ingleby DE73 7HW. The best route is via Ticknell and turn opposite The Wheel Inn into Ingleby Lane and follow the road through Ingleby and the John Thompson is on the left hand side.

They are a little “iffy” about using the pub car park if you are not eating /drinking in the pub, so we are having a light lunch there on Tuesday (sandwiches and a coffee). So please join us any time after 12.30pm. Unfortunately the pub closes at 3pm but The Wheel Inn in Ticknell is open all day for a drink afterwards.


Walking 2
Wed Oct 15th 2014 Beaumont Leys area.
Details tba
Walking 3
Mon Oct 6th 2014 Hello all,
Details of Market Bosworth walk are:-
Meet at Bosworth Hall Hotel car park at 09.45 for 10am start.

Lunch at the hotel is £6.00 for 3 course lunch. PLEASE let me know if you want lunch asap as Alan has to book and pay a small deposit.
Also confirm if you are walking. Does anyone need a lift? let me know.
Thank you
Fri Oct 10th 2014 Dear All
Thanks to Sue, who will be hosting our next meeting, Fri 10th Oct 1.30 at 17 Glenfield Frith Drive, LE3 8TU.
Liz has some news about a new poetry writing group (please send info if you are unable to come, Liz) and Trevor has volunteered to keep us updated abt BBC Writersroom (ditto if you can't make it, Trevor).
And I will be bringing competitions advertised in Third Age Matters if some of you have not yet seen them. Plus all the usual.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as are able to be there. Gail

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