Abergavenny

Welcome to Abergavenny U3A

Meetings

Most meetings and group meetings are currently suspended. However, a few meetings are taking place using Zoom, including discussion group, general meetings, music group and philosophy, whose next meetings are:

November 27th at 14:00 - General Meeting with Malcolm Meadows on “The fascinating life and work of the composer,William Walton”

December 1st - Books Are Us with “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

December 1st at 14:00 - Discussion Group with "Do we agree that the fight for women's rights is far from over?"

December 4th at 14:00 - Quizzle Group with a “Christmas Quiz”

December 10th at 19:30 (NB NOTE START TIME) - History/Drama with “the Black Death in Wales 1347” A live performance by Margham Abbey Theatrical History Group followed by discussion with you the audience

December 11th at 11.30 - History Group with “Persia”

December 18th at 14:00 - Music Group with Malcolm Meadows on "The life and Music of Jean Sibelius"

December 25th - Santa will be making his usual deliveries with reindeer in face masks.

Please contact the Group Leader via the group page if you wish to attend so that they can send you a link for the Zoom session; refer to individual group pages for further upcoming subject details.

Your Committee continues to meet monthly via Zoom and regularly reviews the situation with regard to COVID-19 and the scope for possible resumption of face-to-face meetings. We will advise further here as and when the situation changes, but at present we are not in a position to resume meetings at the Thursdays. For yourself, please continue to follow government advice on how to minimise risks associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The U3A is a national and international network of self-regulating, local associations. The national representative body for U3As in the UK is The Third Age Trust. Members are normally retired from paid employment and co-operate to continue existing interests and explore new ones. No qualifications are required; Interest Groups set their own programmes and work at their own comfortable pace. To find out more about the history and ethos of the U3A, access the Third Age Trust website via the above link.

Abergavenny U3A was founded in 1984 and has around 150 members. We have a busy social calendar, excellent audio-visual facilities and an entertaining and varied lecture programme for the monthly General Meetings, which are usually held on the last Friday afternoon of the month. Volunteers lead the current 25 special interest groups, as detailed on the individual group pages, with most meetings taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The £28 annual subscription lets members attend as many of the group sessions as they wish, normally without further cost; additional costs may occasionally be incurred, such as for external visits or special events.

We are a community of lively, experienced and enquiring people. We take advantage of the chance to share in earlier interests, develop new ones, and in the process make genuine new friendships. Do join us and make a difference. For more information or a membership form please email our membership secretary Pamela Kellett at pamelak@lakeside22.plus.com

Abergavenny is an ancient market town nestling in the beautiful Usk Valley. Culturally and commercially it is a lively and welcoming place. 'The Gateway to Wales', it benefits from the best in both the Welsh and English traditions. It is an ideal centre for a variety of outdoor activities, and close to several historic sites and attractive towns either side of the border. The nationally popular annual Abergavenny Food Festival enhances the reputation the district enjoys for hospitality, tourism, wining and dining. In recent years the Welsh National Eisteddfod has been held in Abergavenny.

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