Dear Chichester U3A member,

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!!REVISED!! Information for the Ten Pin Bowling Group

Surprise, surprise, after arranging for our members to start at 12 noon at the Chichester Bowl, we found that they had opened at 11:00 hours for us! So now for October dates i.e. the 12th and 26th we revert to our original times. Whether this will continue in November will apparently depend on how many of us turn up on the given October dates.

So we look forward to seeing you all on the 12th!

For more information, contact the group leader, Peter.

Furtherinformation on all groups is shown on the Chichester U3A website. If you would like to find out more about a particular group, go from there to the webpage for that group, and use the contact form there to send a message to the group leader. If that fails, contact the groups team.

Skittles Evening

We will be running a Skittles evening on
Monday 8th October, 6.45 pm to start 7.00pm
At the Barley Mow at Walderton, PO18 9ED
£12 per person to include a Buffet Supper.

Please contact the organiser if you wish to go.

Trips and Outings

  • CHANGED DATE!!! Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Autumn Tints at Sheffield Park Gardens, and the Bluebell Line – places available

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the above trip has had to be moved forward one day from 18th October to 17th October 2018. Please amend your diaries accordingly. Our coach will start from Chichester Bus Station ( the side opposite the railway station) at 09.00 on 17th October and aims to arrive at Sheffield Park Gardens at approximately 10.15 where you will be able to take a self-guided walk around the beautiful estate in full Autumn colour. You can then take coffee or lunch before taking the coach a short 5 minute drive to Sheffield Park station where reserved seating has been arranged on the famous Bluebell Railway with steam hauled engine and to travel to East Grinstead and return through the Autumn Countryside. We anticipate arriving back in Chichester by 17.30.
    National Trust members please remember to bring your NT card with you.
    Any questions about the trip – Sheffield Park NT Gardens is Sussex Park land and whilst having a paved walkway, is not on the flat – or other details about the day, please contact Andrew Walker, the chair, or Jean Buttery, the trips organiser.

Information on all currently active offerings can (nearly) always be found on the Travel and Outings page.

Sussex U3A Network

Details of the next two study days of the 2018/2019 season are available via the links below. Some details of later study days have been released here.

Those links are not working in Firefox at the moment, but seem to be OK in Chrome and Edge. If you are interested, please contact the SUN representative here (geography errors now fixed). Or follow the links.
Details of the later study days will be given here in due course.

National U3A Study Days

  • Tuesday, October 9th, 13:30 to 16:30. National Museum, Cardiff. Music, Art and History Including a performance by members of the Welsh National Opera. Cost: £15
  • Monday, October 15th 13:45 to 16:45 : U3A at the RI, including talks on the Solar System, the microorganisms in the guts of twins, and on life, evolution and all things genetic. Cost £21.50
  • Thursday, November 1st 11:00 to 15:45, National Gallery: Makers not Muses. Talks exploring the status of female artists. Cost £25, now booking.
  • Monday, November 12th 10:30 to 16:30; Lyceum Theatre – From Page to Stage: Learn about play directing with three West End theatre directors and professional actors. Tickets £37.50.
  • Wednesday, November 28th 11:00 to 16:00: Guildhall Gallery: Roman London. Cost £22. SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, November 29th – Roman London as previous. SOLD OUT
  • Monday, December 3rd – at 14:00: U3A Christmas Concert 2018  with the Brandenburg Singers and Organ. At the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London. The concert will include traditional carols and refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies. Cost £19.50
  • Monday, December 3rd – at 17:30: U3A Christmas Concert 2018 – as previous .
  • Tuesday, December 18th – at 14:00: U3A Christmas Concert 2018  – as previous .

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Enquiries If you wish to write to us then the correspondence address is: U3A Chichester, Box 809, Mailboxes Etc., 26 The Hornet, CHICHESTER, PO19 7BB

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