Cheadle Hulme U3A

Notices and Events

Members' Meetings

Monthly General Meetings are held at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. As from January, 2019, they will be at St. Andrew's Parish Church, Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme.
Recent illustrated talks have included a History of Abney Hall, Beekeeping, and Wildlife Photography.

Forthcoming Members' Meetings
April 4th, 2019
Neil Smith
Beyond the Iron Curtain: Russia, a vast land of bitter cold and secret police.

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This meeting will also include an E.G.M.
Neil's taik will be about his adventures with his guitar ‘Beyond the Iron Curtain’ in the 1980s and early 1990s.
These were the days before perestroika and the fall of the Berlin Wall, when Article 58 was still in force.
May 2nd, 2019
Andy Smith
Life in the Music: A Journey through life featuring self-penned songs played on a variety of instruments.

Andy Smith
A journey through life featuring self-penned comedy songs and ballads played on a multitude of instruments…plus a few well known numbers… Andy also explains a bit about the instruments he will have brought along and when time allows, he will bring his home recording studio and demonstrate how a song is written and recorded.
With lots of amusing chat and nostalgic anecdotes, this has become a very popular talk.
June 6th, 2019
Keith Warrender
Manchester’s Lost District

Manchester has many 'forgotten' underground spaces - canal tunnels, mines, caverns, even swimming pools and mysterious routes stretching beyond the city. Keith Warrender is the author of Underground Manchester, detailing a 'lost' river, a water wheel, about the secretive 'Guardian' bunker and of walks beneath the city's famous streets.
He has also written Manchester Oddities: Curious People and Places Around Manchester, and Below Manchester: Going Deeper Under the City.
July 4th, 2019
Roger Browne
The King’s Tiger Rag
Musical Entertainment

Before joining the Manchester Jazz Band in 1995, Roger Browne had been the regular pianist with local bands such as The Dallas Jazzband, The Smoky City Jazzmen, The Red River Jazzmen and The Deep Sea Jazzband.
Roger’s musical interests stretch beyond Jazz. His love for Musical Theatre and Grand Opera have seen him on stage, for over 40 years in many different acting roles and directorial appointments.
In 1919, the British Establishment was stunned and social conventions were challenged by the arrival of “Jazz” or “Jass”. Politicians and Church Leaders forecast that “this music of the devil” would cause the end of civilisation and the tour of Britain by The “Original Dixieland Jass Band” (ODJB) from New Orleans would be an event from which the country would never recover.
However, King George V invited the band to a command performance at Buckingham Palace and dismissed the outrage that was inevitable.
Following the success of this remarkable occasion, the ODJB tour, originally planned for four weeks, stretched to 14 months.
August 1st, 2019
Philip Caine :
Writing the Jack Castle series of adventure novels.

Born in 1950, in Barrow-in- Furness, Philip’s working life began in the hotel business. His career developed into facilities management within the oil industry and almost thirty years were spent in places such as the North Sea, Algeria, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia. From 2003 he spent seven years in post-war Baghdad, working with the American coalition and a further three years running oil services companies in Dubai and Iraq.  Philip retired in 2015 and began writing as a hobby.
September 5th, 2019: Carol and Steve Robinson: Fool’s Gold
Stories and music

An acoustic musical duo in the Folk tradition: but there’s a lot more to them than just that.

Forthcoming Events

Click on the arrow on the right of the items below for more information.
    • 16
      May

      Visit to Tabley House

      A visit to Tabley House, a fine Palladian mansion just outslde Knutsford. There is a collection of English paintings, including works by Turner, Lely and Lawrence, as well as some fine furniture and a 17th century chapel which has a Burne-Jones window. We are planning to travel by coach, leaving Heald Green at 10.00am and spending time in Knutsford before visiting the house in the afternoon. Cost: £16 to cover coach and tip; £5 for guided tour.
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    • 18
      July

      Visit to Clonter Opera

      Tickets have now been reserved for this year's performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni by Clonter Opera. The date is Thursday, July 18th, at 7pm, and tickets will be £15. Car share can be arranged. The event is being organised by Pat Vermes. As at the middle of March, there were just four seats left. So hurry if you'd like to go!
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      Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Clonter offers audiences an opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest emerging musical talent from a wide range of musical genres including jazz, folk, opera, gospel and panto. We are passionate about live musical theatre and aim to provide a diverse programme of events. Clonter offers an exciting range of opportunities for our audiences to get up close to our work,with pre-performance talks, open opera studios, musical theatre workshops and much more. Make a night of Your Visit, bring the family, enjoy a dining in our Carmen restaurant or bring your own picnic. Come and explore all that Clonter has to offer.

      Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton CW12 2LR
    • October 2019

      Plaza Theatre, Stockport

      A visit is again planned to the Plaza Theatre to see Stockport Operatic's production of Guys and Dolls. The organiser is Pat Vermes and more information will appear here as it beomes available.
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    Events:
    The Committee greatly appreciate, encourage and welcome initiatives from Members. If you wish to organise an event – such as a theatre visit or an outing – Pat Vermes will be happy to discuss it with you and provide a set of guidelines that have been drawn up specially to assist you in arranging a successful event.
    Jackie.

    Right-Click here to view/download our Guidelines for Events Organisers

    Recent Events
    Recent events organised by the U3A include a matinée performance of Oklahoma! at the Plaza in Stockport.

    Please note:
    Events listed on our Interest Group pages, theatre visits and coach excursions should be paid for in full, at the time of booking, by cheque payable to Cheadle Hulme U3A Events and sent to Shirley Cawthra.

    Date: Wednesday, September 19th

    Time: 2pm to 4pm (tour and tea)

    Tour will feature events from Peterloo massacre to present day,

    Cost: £8 per person for guided tour and tea.

    Public transport

    Organiser: Peggy Dutton