Great Glen U3A 2016

Great Glen U3A


Arrangements for Future Trips

Pat Tate, our former Trips organiser has been to a meeting with U3A outings organisers from the two Market Harborough U3As. We have agreed that after a specified cut-off date, spare places on any of our trips should be offered to Market Harborough members.  Pick up places will be Great Glen and Market Harborough. The Market Harborough U3As will offer us places on their trips, in the same way.  Details of any available places will be published in the newsletter, where possible.


Visit to Chatsworth House and Christmas Market

Tickets have been booked for a visit on Wednesday 29th November 2017.  Chatsworth require payment by the end of June, hence this early notification.  As this outing has been arranged in response to requests from several members the list has already started to fill!  The cost is £17.50 admission plus £12.50 for the coach, a total of £30.00 per person.  I shall be taking bookings and payments at the May monthly meeting.

Pat Tate        259 1001

‘Scrooge’ at Curve Theatre

The Curve’s Christmas production this year is ‘Scrooge’.  Tickets have been reserved for the matinée on Wednesday 13th December 2017 and a coach has been booked.  The total cost is £34.50 per person.  I shall be ‘selling’ places at the September monthly meeting, when names and payments will be taken.

Pat Tate        259 1001

Garden Group Visit

The October meeting is now on Friday 20th October and my apologies for not providing this new date in the July Newsletter.  We have decided to visit Winterbourne House and Gardens which are owned by the University of Birmingham, as there may be little or no shelter at Westonbirt Arboretum should it rain.  

We are going by coach which will leave Great Glen Village Hall car park at 9.15 a.m.  

The Arts and Crafts inspired garden features a Japanese Bridge, Tea House and pergola.  The house is an example of a 20th century suburban villa with beautifully decorated exhibition rooms offering an insight into the Edwardian lifestyle.  

There is a small tearoom offering snacks and hot drinks, a shop, a small art gallery and a bookshop.

 The Barber Institute Art Gallery is 2/3 minutes’ walk away, should you wish to visit.  

We shall leave Winterbourne at 3.30 p.m.  The cost is £16 p.p.  

Please inform Pat Tate (0116 2591001) as soon as possible if you would like to come.  Pat will be collecting payment at the September U3A meeting but would appreciate payment prior to this if possible.

Disclaimer: Trips, Events and Holiday

Every effort is made to inform you of any possible difficulties which may be encountered during group activities, trips and holidays organised on your behalf by members of the U3A.  If members should require any help or assistance to enable them to enjoy the experience, it is their own responsibilities to ensure that such help (which may be provided by a non-member) is available.  Please ensure you contact the organiser to discuss the details of the arrangements before making a firm booking for the event.