Welcome to Aylesbury Vale U3A website. Here you will find the latest news about membership, regular meetings and the groups that are run from our U3A. We have a regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre where we can find out what’s going on in the various groups, meet up with friends, as well as hear informative and entertaining talks by a variety of speakers. Continue reading

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Announcements made at Wed 13th Sep. Meeting

If you were unable to attend the meeting on 13th Sep Here is a summary of the announcements made.

The September Newsletter was distributed.  A link will be sent to you by email when it has been uploaded to the website

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We are looking for volunteers for a number of posts. Your U3a and the benefits you derive from it depend upon people coming forward and volunteering to help run it.

We currently need:-

Chairman/person Greig is happy to stand down if someone will take on the role
Vice-chairman/person to assist the Chairman and to deputise for them on occasion
Outings Coordinator – to organise or assist others in setting up visits to places of interest
Study Tour Organiser to plan the annual trip 5/6 days to an area of interest

We also need leaders for the following groups:
Art Appreciation
Theatre Visits

If you are interested and want more information please contact chairman@avu3a.org.uk or speak to any member of the committee at the next meeting

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Coach Outings – Spaces

There are currently:-
1 space only on the Trip to Sudeley Castle on 3rd Oct, which includes the Steam Train RideFor full details look at the 2017 Coach Outings Page.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch with Gay & Ian as soon as possible.

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Garden Group 2017

Christine Reading and Barbara Fraser have reset up the garden group.
We will meet on the 4th Friday of the month at the Southcourt Community centre when we are having a meeting.
We will congregate at Jansell Square, Bedgrove, around Martins newsagents when we go out local visiting to organise cars, or at the appointed venue.

Winter/Spring Programme

Visit to Cedar House, Bacombe Lane, Wendover HP22 6EQ
Cost:- £5.00 for tea & biscuits
Meet:- Martin's Newsagents, Jansel Square 2.00pm for 2.15pm
Oct 27th 2017Visit to Ashridge Estate to view trees in Autumn Colours- Cafe on site.
Meet:- Jansel Square at 1.30pm for 1.45pm or 2.30pm at car park nearest monument & cafe at Ashridge
Nov 24th 2017Meet:- SOUTHCOURT Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Southcourt, HP21 8LF(NOT Meadowcroft)
Talk by Mr Bignall on bits and pieces of information around gardening.
2.30pm for 3.00pm.
Cost:- £4.00
Mar 23rd 2018Southcourt Community Centre.
Talk by Professor Sandy Primrose - Subject yet to be decided
2.30pm for 3.00pm
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U3A National Office

Dear Members

The National office wish to inform you that their Celebration of 1,000 U3As can now now be viewed on their You Tube Channel.

Use the discount code U3A2017 for 10% off all services at my-history.co.uk

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It’s True!

More pictures can be viewed here.

Aylesbury Vale U3A does indeed have talent. Lots of it.

After coffee and festive nibbles we were in for a treat. Presented as a radio show, many members entertained at the December meeting. Led by Sheila who hosted and (with much hard work) produced the show. There was much merriment and singing. Jokes, poems and readings were interspersed with opportunities to join the excellent singers with old favourites.  As with all Christmas  entertainments there was even a version of Cinderella. In which we learned that Prince Charming (Greig) was very handsome and Cinderella (Marg) was “Alright”.  Showing off their new found skills the AV Strummers accompanied songs on their ukeleles to round off a superbly entertaining show.

Well done to all those who took part. You all deserved the standing ovation.

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Salsa Group

Are you interested in joining a Salsa Group?

Isalsa1f so Wendover U3A is seeking members from other U3As in the area, to join their group. Beginners are welcome

Please contact Jackie Rickard at Groups@avu3a.org.uk for further information.

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ATG Theatre Card offer for U3A Members

theatre3The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) are exclusively offering U3A members the purchase of their Theatre Card at the reduced rate of £25. The normal price being £35. The card can be used in all 38 ATG theatres across the UK.


This gives you one years benefits :-

  • Priority – book your favourite seats first
  • Offers – with savings up to £10 off and even some half price
  • No fees – no extras to pay on most productions
  • Exchange your tickets for free
  • Great restaurant and attraction offers
  • Access to ATG Theatre Card workshop offerings

To purchase your U3A ATG Theatre Card at £25 you can go to our national website at www.u3a.org.uk (link can be found on our Home Page) and log in to Offers in the Members Area. This will involve you registering with the National U3A website if you have not already done this.

Alternatively you can visit your nearest ATG Theatre Box Office. For our U3A members this will most likely be the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. You are asked to take a copy of the ATG advert with you.

The advert is available on the web and can be printed off using the address below.

The advert can be down loaded here


Best Wishes Moira



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