Events

All forthcoming events, including the regular monthly meetings organised by the Louth U3A (excluding trips) are listed below.

2017 Monthly Speaker Meetings:

  • Feb 14th - AGM
  • Mar 14th - Morecambe Moments by Gail Stuart. Gail, the daughter of comedian Eric Morecambe, started Morecambe Moments some years after her father's sudden death in 1984. This is Gail's tribute to her dad.
  • Apr 11th - The Sleeping Mind by Dr Simon Durrant. Dr Durrant is a cognitive neuroscientist,  chartered psychologist and founding director of the Sleep and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Lincoln. His research includes understanding how the brain re-organises itself while you are asleep and other health-related sleep investigations.
  • May 9th - The Ropewalk by Liz Bennet. Liz is the MD for the Ropewalk at Barton on Humber, a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts, housing galleries, a sculpture garden, coffee shop, and Ropery Hall - a venue for live music, theatre and cinema within a Grade II listed former rope factory.
  • June 13th - Gardening through the ages by Janette Merilion. Janette is a well known horticultural lecturer and historian with a successful garden design business, based in central Lincolnshire; she is also a registered speaker of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • July 11th - The Woman who didn't Exist by Clive & Kath Richardson. This is the true story of Margaret Burns - was she the devious and self-centred woman many thought her to be, or merely an unseen casualty of the First World War, who committed the most desperate deeds simply to survive?
  • Aug 8th - His painting of the Last Supper by Andrew White. Andrew, a local artist, describes the spiritual journey he took as he painted and shared his epic work The Last Supper, which has been displayed at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
  • Sept 12th - Dr Livingstone, I presume? by Fran Sandham. This is a return visit by popular request. Fran is an author, speaker and editor at "Rough Guides". He tells the remarkable human interest story behind the famous meeting in 1871 between the two explorers, Dr David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley.
  • Oct 10th - Nasties of Nature by Dr Chris Andrews. Dr Andrews is a Visitor Experience Manager with the RSPB. This is a look at the less pleasant side of nature. Shudder at stories of things that sting. Take fright at things that bite. Discover creatures whose eating habits would make a ghoul feel queazy. We'll also meet some creatures who are unfairly tarnished and have an undeserved bad reputation. This is another requested return visit.
  • Nov 14th - Lincolnshire from the Air by Dave Start. Dave is a local archeologist and former director of Heritage Lincolnshire. He will talk about the varied beauty of Lincolnshire's landscape from the air and over 5,000 years of landscape development and land use.
  • Dec 12th - Illuminating Christmas by Dr Maureen Ille. Dr Ille is a tutor, lecturer and speaker in art history, painting and drawing. Her subject is the Christmas story as told through the images found in illuminated manuscripts.

Playhouse Cinema live screen events Jan to Feb 2017:

The following events will be screened live. There is no formal pre-booking required; simply turn up and pay the entrance fee to whichever event takes your fancy. See below:

























 

JANUARY

11

Wednesday

1900

The Tempest

Shakespeare

RSC

15

Sunday

1400

Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev

La Scala, Milan

22

Sunday

1500

Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky

Bolshoi Ballet

31

Tuesday

1915

Il Trovatore

Verdi

ROH

 

FEBRUARY

2

Thursday

1900

Amadeus

Shaffer

National Theatre

5

Sunday

1500

Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky

Bolshoi Ballet

8

Wednesday

1915

Woolf

Richter

ROH

16

Thursday

1900

Saint Joan

Shaw

National Theatre

28

Tuesday

1900

Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky

ROH