Our monthly meetings are held in Calverton Village Hall (Park Road, Calverton NG14 6LE) on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Running from 10.30am to 12.30pm (doors open 10.15.am), the meetings feature an interesting speaker, news from the committee members and others concerning our U3a, and news about the special interest groups.
There’s plenty of time for a chat with your friends and, of course, a cup of tea or coffee.
Non-members – you may attend two meetings (monthly meetings or interest groups) free of charge to “test the waters” to see if Calverton U3A is for you before committing to membership.
Wednesday 14th August 2019
Speaker: William Ruff – “A Day in the Life of the English Language” For further information see the July 2019 newsletter.
Wednesday 11th September 2019
Speaker: Mike Newbold – “My Work as a TV and Film Extra”
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Speaker: David Kimmins – A Trip Down Tin Pan Alley.
The fascinating and entertaining story of the growth of the popular music publishing industry in the 1920’s – the sometimes crooked publishers; the well known performers; the ‘one hit wonders’; plagiarism; and the wonderful composers and lyricists who created some of the tunes we still treasure today.
Wednesday 13th November 2019
Speaker: Andy Smart – “Their Names Will Live on” Stories about local heroes. The speaker is raising money for the Royal British Legion.
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Speaker: Mike Storr – “Masters of Mirth” How music hall began, including excerpts from the acts of Stanley Holloway, Robb Wilton and Bernard Miles.
Wednesday 8th January 2020
Speaker: Lesley Taylor of the Notts Materials Recovery Facility (Veolia) – “Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish” Lesley will tell us how our rubbish is recycled (or not) at the Veolia plant at Forest Town. What can and can’t be recycled? Find out today – you may be surprised!
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Speaker: Ann Featherstone – ” Fools & Horses – The Victorian Circus” The history of the Victorian is one of high success and dreadful failure, of fires, falls and fabulous feats. Of horses, equilibrists, aerial acts and clowns, and the men (and women) who rode, tumbled, swung and gagged. Of ‘Lord’ George Sanger whose circus was pitched at Windsor Castle to perform for Queen Victoria. And Charlie Keith who invented the first iron circus. This talk provides a fascinating insight into this little known aspect of Victorian entertainment.