Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

Get all the latest news and updates on everything between publication of Newsletters. Enjoy a talk by an invited speaker. An ideal opportunity to float a new idea or maybe discuss how to improve existing ideas. But mainly this is a social occasion to meet friends and hopefully make new ones. Refreshments will be available, of course! Members and non members £1.00.

The next Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March 2019 and will be a talk on "What is Fake News; Why is it a Problem and How to Avoid Being Taken In" By Darren Lilleker

Fake news may have been 'popularised' by Donald Trump to denounce negative coverage of him, but it is a widespread issue which has the potential to undermine core principles of democratic life. This talk will define fake news and demonstrate why it is one of the key concerns for the 21st century information environment.

Monday 1st April 2019 - really, no kidding!

Please turn up promptly at 11.00 for a start at 11.15. No need to book and by all means bring along a friend, all welcome.  We're not experts, and maybe it will be your first attempt, but what we will all share is good fun and companionship.  If you don't feel like playing, just come along and have a chat - we're easily distracted! Special bowling shoes are available to hire but ordinary footwear is perfectly acceptable.

Being in school term time we get the concessionary rate of £3.10 a game; there is also a better chance of having lanes available.

There is parking on site and lots of buses pass the door. Come along and have some fun, see you there! 

All matinee performances at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton; costs include coach.

"The Great Gatsby" by Northern Ballet on Thursday 16 May - £36 

"The Bodyguard" (the story of Witney Houston), musical, on Thursday 30 May - £46

"Romeo and Juliet", Matthew Bourne's special take on the classic as a ballet, on Thursday 26 September - £44

"Les Miserables", on Thursday 31 October - £60

To book contact Mitchell Robertson.

Matinee performance by Northern Ballet at The Mayflower, Southampton on Thursday 16 May 2019. Cost including coach and driver gratuity, £36

Matinee performance (the story of Witney Houston) at The Mayflower theatre, Southampton, on Thursday 30 May 2019. Cost including coach and driver gratuity, £46.

Contact Mitchell Robertson to book.

Alan & Audrey Kneller have arranged a 5 day/4 night holiday from 24 to 28 March 2019, staying at the LIVERMEAD HOUSE HOTEL, TORQUAY, on the sea front.

Cost £280 Half Board - some single rooms available. Sea front rooms at £10 extra per person per night. Superior sea front rooms £20 extra per person per night. Cost includes tours on Monday and Wednesday and entertainment most evenings. Pick up at Bournemouth Interchange on Sunday 24 March.

To book complete the booking form and send together with a £35 deposit to Alan & Audrey.

Matinee performance of Matthew Bourne's special take on Romeo and Juliet as a ballet, at The Mayflower theatre, Southampton, on Thursday 26 September 2019. Cost £44 including coach and driver gratuity. 

Contact Mitchell Robertson to book.

Matinee performance at The Mayflower theatre, Southampton, on Thursday 31 October 2019. Cost £60 to include coach and driver gratuity.

Contact Mitchell Robertson to book.

Following a most successful trip to the gardens at Hambledon House last year, Alan & Audrey Kneller have arranged a trip to Holme Gardens in the Purbecks. The cost is £19.39 pp which includes coach travel, gratuity for the driver, admission to the gardens and a cream tea.

Pick ups start at 1.00 The Bell Inn (opp Pokesdown Rail Station), 1.05 at Boscombe Bus station, 1.10 at Christchurch Road/Derby Road, 1.15 at Lansdowne (bus stop for college), 1.20 Homeoaks, Wimborne Road (Cemetery Junction) and 1.25 at Westbourne (opp Bingo Hall).

Booking forms at our main venues.

We have been offered the opportunity of an introduction to Croquet at the East Dorset croquet lawns, Salterns Road, Ashley cross, Poole.

The course will comprise 5 Thursday mornings - May 2,9,16, 23, and 30. Each day will start at 9.30 with a refreshment break at 11.00 in the Clubhouse, and play continuing until 1.00pm. You need no knowledge; mallet, balls and expert patient tuition will be provided. All you need are flat soled shoes and a willingness to "have a go". 

Free on site parking.

All at just £15 for the full course, this really is a bargain.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please send your cheque for £15 (made payable to EDLTCC Ltd), together with a note of your name and phone number, to John Oram at the U3A Office, 33a Stourfield Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2AR by 29 March at the very latest. If there is a viable group I will let you know and send the cheques to the Croquet Club.