Watch this space for details of our 2022 Christmas Lunch.
The pandemic has had a drastic effect on our theatres with stages and seats forced to remain empty for months on end.
But now the dust has been blown off both and our theatres are back in business - with a vengeance
We have wasted no time in organising trips for your enjoyment. On offer over the next few months are trips to two first class productions at two of our leading venues in the South:
1.0 “CRAZY FOR YOU” at CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE on WEDNESDAY, 27TH JULY 2022
The box office for our trip to see a matinee of George and Ira Gershwin’s musical comedy opens at the beginning of May. This production will star Charlie Stemp who won both hearts and applause with his energetic performances of Arthur Kipps in “Half a Sixpence” at Chichester and in London’s West End,Barnaby Tucker in “Hello Dolly” on Broadway and, most recently, Bert the Chimney Sweep in “Mary Poppins” again in London’s West End.
This production will include such stupendous songs as ‘Things are looking up’, ‘Someone to watch over me’, ‘Embraceable you’, ‘I’ve got rhythm’, ‘They can’t take that away from me’, and ‘Nice work if you can get it’.
The cost of a place on this trip (incl. seats at the theatre and on the coach plus a contribution towards the driver’s gratuity) is£70
2.0 “THE LION KING” at THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON on THURSDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER
The box office for our trip to see a matinee of Disney’s spectacular production with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, costumes, life-sized puppets and direction by Julie Taymor opens early July.
In London this production has run for more than 7,500 performances and, worldwide, has been seen and enjoyed by over 100 million people.
The cost of a place on this trip (incl. seats at the theatre and on the coach plus a contribution towards the driver’s gratuity) is£75
For each of our trips:
The pick-up points are Westbourne, Lansdowne, Boscombe and Southbourne.
Bournemouth University wanted to let you know about their Bournemouth University Online Public Lecture Series.
They will be sharing the best of Bournemouth University through a series of free online public lectures. From ageing well to protecting our environment and dealing with disaster, these monthly events will cover some of the biggest issues facing our world and showcase how Bournemouth University research and expertise is helping to make a difference.
Follow the link above to see and book future events.
Our final two Coffee Club dates for this term are :-
Wednesday 25th May 10.30 - 12.00
The Westbourne Pub, 45 Poole Road, Westbourne, BH4 9DN
Tuesday 14th June 10.30 - 12.00
Boscombe Bowling Club
Corner of Overcliff Drive/Woodland Avenue, BH5 2DJ
Please join us if you can. We look forward to another friendly get-together over a beverage of your choice. If you are new to Bournemouth u3a please make yourself known to Julie
(There’s no need to phone the office.) We will see you there!
The u3a Lunch Club is open to all members and meets several times in the year. Each time that we visit a restaurant, we have the opportunity to sample a particular cuisine at a reasonable price, as well as to meet old and new friends.
The restaurants we visit are easily accessible by bus. Parking nearby may be limited.
Next lunch date…….
The May meal will be at ROMANZO family-run Greek Cypriot Taverna 87 Poole Road, Westbourne BH4 9BB
on WEDNESDAY 18th MAY from 12.30. The restaurant is conveniently situated on the M1 M2 and Yellow routes, near the Westbourne Arcade.
As usual, to help the restaurant they would prefer for us to pre-order see www.romanzo.co.uk
Why not join us for a JUBILEE CONCERT on SATURDAY 18 JUNE, 2.00 – 4.00 at New Church, Tuckton Road/Carbery Avenue, Southbourne, BH6 3HT.
As our contribution to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we invite members and their friends to join us at this special concert.
We will sing a range of popular songs such as “Country Road”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, ”Something Inside So Strong” and “California Blue”.
We look forward to your company; join in when you want (it will be difficult to resist!), or just sit back and enjoy. There will be a refreshment break and a raffle.
We had a lot of support at one of our concerts with an audience of well over 100 but we are limited to just 80 at this venue so get your booking in as soon as you can.
Tickets for the concert will be £6 per person. All proceeds will go to our U3A funds. Booking form will be available in the next edition of our Newsletter, coming shortly.
TEN PIN BOWLING
Monday 27 June and Monday 19 September
At Hollywood Bowl, (Bowlplex), Branksome.
As usual please arrive promptly at 11.00 so that we can organise a group for each lane and all start together at 11.15. As our sessions will be in school term time we get a concessionary rate.
Bowling shoes are available for hire but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable. No need to book, just turn up and by all means bring a friend if you wish.
If you don’t feel like playing just come along and watch and have a chat. Enjoy the fun and there is a coffee bar.
There is plenty of parking on site and of course many buses pass the door.
Visit to the gardens of the Old Rectory, Manston, near Sturminster Newton on Wednesday 20 July
This year we’re going to the heart of Dorset to visit a 5 acre garden which includes a walled garden, an herbaceous border, a wild area and more. The garden is on the level with paths all the way around.
We hope to arrive between 2.00 and 2.30 pm and depending on the weather we would like to return around 4.30 pm. The cost will be £20 per person, which includes coach travel, gratuity to the driver, admission to the garden and tea and cake.
Should the weather be adverse, refreshments will be under cover. Plants will be available to purchase.
Pick up points for this trip will be:
No 1 - 12.30 Bell Inn (opposite Pokesdown Station)
No 2 - 12.35 Boscombe (Bus Station)
No 3 - 12.45 Lansdowne (near bus stop by college)
No 4 - 12.50 Homeoaks, Wimborne Road
No 5 - 12.55 Westbourne (opposite the Bingo Hall)
Booking form to reserve a place will be available in our next Newsletter, coming shortly.
Alan & Audrey Knellor
PAST and FUTURE QUIZZES
During the Christmas break we presented a Quiz to 12 teams, each of 6 players. It was very successful so that another Quiz was held in the Easter break, again 12 teams. We’re pleased to report that it went down extremely well so we will be holding another during the Summer break.
Monday 25 July 2022, at 2.00pm, arrive from 1.30
At Immanuel Church, 120 Southbourne Road, BH6 3QJ
Will group/team leaders please make up a table of a maximum of 6 members and notify the Office by phone or preferably email of your contact details andteam name. A group can have more than one team.
If no one in your group wants to make up a team, contact the Office telling them of your interest and you will be linked with another group that cannot make a full team, or you could be linked with other individuals to make a new team.
Admission is £3 per person, to include refreshments, payable at your tableplease.
Alan and Audrey Kneller