Dene Valley U3A Speaker Programme 2018

9th Jan Adrian James Four Gardens and a Festival - Four brilliant UK gardens, one for each season and a festival to finish
13th Feb Ruth Lowe Mary Quant - Part Two: Have a nostalgic afternoon travelling down a memory lane of fashion for both men and women.
13th Mar Ron Gallivan Gold, Ghosts and Graveyards of Australia - The Gold Fields of Western Australia based on Kalgoorlie - The capital of the Gold Fields
10th Apr Robin Draper Tomb makers of Burton-on-Trent - Monuments produced in the town during the 16th and 17th centuries: the work can be seen in many surrounding counties.
8th May Graham Short Hands of a Genius - The most amazing and unusual slide show presentation you are likely to see: Graham has carved the Lord's Prayer on the head of a pin and many other micro carvings.
12th Jun Annette and John Christophers History of Potting - with a hands on component which has been known to cause hilarity
10th Jul David Barrie Darjeeling Railway: a talk not only on the railway but also an insight into India in general
14th Aug Ray Sturdy Remembering The Swinging 60's - A Decade of change and revolution in many fields of new inventions and ideas
11th Sep Mel Harvey Following our brief AGM, be enchanted by an acclaimed comedy magician, honoured by The Magic Circle. Based in Warwickshire, Mel is a close-up magician and corporate entertainer, in great demand around the world. Mel's comedy act has been developed and honed over the last twenty years and has received much critical acclaim.
9th Oct Sylvia Pinches A Tale of Two Castles - Kenilworth and Warwick - The contrasting histories of these two castles
13th Nov Bernard Mills The History of Kay's Catalogue - Bernard is the man who saved the memorabilia and artefacts for the future years ahead.
11th Dec Phil Taylor Bidford-on-Avon Morris Men Dance Traditions: Phil will tell us the history of Morris Dancers and their music.

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