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The Trips Group

Contact:   - trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk -

We aim to organise trips to concerts, plays, towns, country houses etc. usually by coach.
If you have any ideas for trips contact us on trips@ashbyu3a.co.uk

We now have an arrangement with Whitwick and District u3a to share coaches on trips and below are some trips organised by them.
All organisation for those trips is by Whitwick, and all payments for their trips must be made directly to them.
Contact them directly at the address given if you are interested in going on one of their trips.

Future programme
DateTimeVenueOrganiserDetailsPoster if any

Tue 16th Jul8.30 amHalifax and Hebden Bridge - organised by Whitwick u3a
Halifax is a minster and market town, its most notable building being the Piece Hall, a unique building relating back to the wool trade. There may also be an opportunity for a visit to Shibden Hall – location for filming of Gentleman Jack. Hebden Bridge – a market town becoming Yorkshire’s literary centre but probably best known for being the location for filming Happy Valley.
Whitwick u3aDepart Stenson Road, Coalville at 8.30am;
leave Hebden Bridge at 4.30pm
Cost: £25 (If an optional visit to Shibden Hall can be arranged, the entrance cost is £5 pp.)
For more information, please contact Lynda Hall at daysout1@whitwicku3a.org.uk "

Tuesday 17th December. Hallé Christmas Concert
Concert Hall, Nottingham

Most of us started off the evening with a pre-concert meal near to the venue before making our way into the hall. Orchestra and audience were all in festive mood and the concert hall was packed.
The programme for the evening included a variety of music not all relating to Christmas but ranging from Handel and Mozart pieces to well-known late 20th century music.
The soprano soloist, Jennifer France, entertained us beautifully and it was hard to believe that she had only just recovered from flu.
Each piece was introduced by the conductor, Stephen Bell, always with a humorous note and with the inclusion of some very corny cracker jokes. If he ever needs a second string to his bow he could be a passable stand-up comedian. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

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