Theatre & Outings
|Summary||Outings are open to all members.
Our aim is to provide one event per month with a mixture of days out, theatre and concerts
|Venue||Varies - coach pick up point is St Michael’s church car park, St. Michael’s avenue, Bramhall|
|Contact||Christine Hollingsworth and Val Graham (Outings) and Wendy Burton (Theatres) - Telephone details are in the email/paper copy of the newsletter|
|firstname.lastname@example.org (for outings) and email@example.com (for theatres).|
|Schedule||The current programme and bookings forms can be found here|
Over the course of a year we aim to provide something for everyone. So
far our trips have included flower shows, National Trust properties and
other places of interest. We have theatre trips including musicals,
plays and ballet. We also run a short break holiday that is very
popular. Our members are very friendly and have found the outings very
enjoyable whilst making new friends.
Don’t worry if you are on your own as we will introduce you to other members.
All suggestions for future events are warmly welcomed. If you have always wanted to visit somewhere within daily travelling distance, do let us know.
Forthcoming events are publicised here, on the website, in the printed
newsletter and at the monthly meetings.
Bookings can be made via this website, by post or at the monthly meeting (both before and after the talk). Bookings are made on a “first come, first served” basis and once an event is full, your name can be added to a waiting list. For all bookings (including via the website) where payment has not been received, the booking will be deemed to be provisional. Full payment must then be received within 7 days. If payment is not received within this period, the booking will be cancelled.For programme and bookings forms click here.
Cancellation and Guest policies
December 2016 Report: View
2016 has been another busy year and we opened with another first – a visit to a brewery. Robinson’s brewery in Stockport has been partially rebuilt and now has a state of the art equipment. Afternoon tea in their new café finished the visit off nicely. This trip was followed by a visit to Salford Museum in February and an outing to the Wedgwood museum and factory in March, both included lunch.
Our policy for January and February is to stay local in case the weather is bad. When planning Outings, we don’t expect to be affected by floods. In May this year, as part of an outing, we were to have lunch at Glenridding in the Lake District. Fortunately, we booked the hotel that was not affected by the floods earlier in the year. Mercifully our steamer was also back in service. Our visit to Harewood House was made months before “Victoria”, filmed there, took over our Sunday evenings. Another TV favourite Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and various film locations for the series necessitated an overnight stay. We have also visited historic houses, uncovered hidden gems and paid homage to the Bronte sisters on their bi-centennial anniversary. Harrogate Flower Show too was very popular.
Our “Royal Escape” a 3-day break, took us to Hampton court Palace, Windsor Castle and Kew Gardens, exhausting but it was worth it. Our programme this year ended with another first – a ‘60s themed Xmas Show-Party held in Chester. We are confident that a good time was had by all.
508 members have been on trips this year. It is an excellent way to meet people and make new friends. All members of our U3A are eligible to go on our outings and short breaks. Details are in the newsletter and online (www.bramhallu3a.org.uk). Suggestions for outings are always welcome.
Chris Hollingsworth & Val Graham
Theatre outings in 2016 began with a visit to the charming Oldham Coliseum to see “A Murder is Announced”. Organisation of theatre trips passed from Tricia canning to Wendy Burton. This created a brief lull in theatre trips, but once we were up and running again we had a mixture of dramas, dance and musical productions with something for everyone. The 2016 programme finished with Matthew Bourne’s spellbinding “The Red Shoes” ballet.
Looking forward to 2017, we start the year off by returning to the Oldham Coliseum for the Victorian thriller “Gaslight”. All members of our U3A can join in the theatre trips. Bookings can be made at the monthly U3A meetings or online via our website – http://www.bramhallu3a.org.uk..
This document last modified Tuesday December 12, 2017
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