Open Meeting Calendar

Beeston U3A’s open meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.

Please be aware that the Public Car Park at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, is now Pay and Display. You must obtain a ticket from the machine or you will receive a Parking Fine

  • Coffee and tea will be available from 10:00 in the Guild Room, follow signs to Toilet.
  • Registration will take place in the hall and not in the church. The colour-coded membership cards will be required for this process.
  • Group tables will be placed between the registration tables and the refreshment tables.
  • Access to the church will be available from 10:15 only.
  • Notices will begin at 10:30.
  • The Speaker will begin at 10.50 or 11.00 and the meeting will close at 12:00 at the latest.

This is the opportunity for new members to join and sign up for the Interest Groups that are on offer. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available. At 11.00am an invited speaker will give a talk. Members must bring their membership cards. Click on this link for details. We allow two visits as a guest/prospective member at Open Meetings at a cost of £2 per visit.  After this, it is anticipated that membership will be taken up if attending again.

Forthcoming Open Meetings:

The next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 7 November 2019. Mark Barron will give a talk “Carrara Marble – Michelangelo’ greatest love”.

Thursday 5 December 2019. Christmas. Vince Eager. ‘You’re never too old to rock and roll’.
Along with Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Cliff Richards and many more Vince Eager was a major artist in the birth of British Rock and Roll. He tells what went on behind the scenes.

Thursday 2 January 2020. Mike Storr. “Masters of Mirth”. An affectionate look at some of the music hall comedians.

Thursday 6 February 2020. Philip Caine. “Barrow to Baghdad and Back”. Philip will talk about has travels and his thriller novels inspired by the places he has visited.

Thursday 5 March 2020. Nigel Macknight. Life as an author. “Holding Tight”. Author Nigel and a team of volunteers plan to regain the water speed record for Great Britain.

Thursday 2 April 2020. Bill Raynor. ‘How to spot a serial killer!’. A light hearted but informative look at the profiling of serial killers using examples.

Thursday 7 May 2020. AGM followed by entertainment by our musical and singing groups.

Thursday 4 June 2020. Steve and Carol Robson. Fool’s Gold. Live Music and Stories supported by projected visuals on the theme of ‘Unsung Heroes’.

Thursday 2 July 2020. Elizabeth Morton (daughter of one of our members) professional actress and writer. She will talk about writing her new novel ‘A Liverpool Girl’.

Thursday 6 August 2020. Rachel Barrowcliffe. Rachel will talk about her job as a professional gardener with an emphasis on ‘Summer Gardens’.

Thursday 3 September 2020. Bill Pavlidis ‘Constantine the Great and Helena -Founders of Christianity’. A brief biography of Constantine and his mother Helena; the state of Christianity at the beginning of the 4th century AD and the conversion of son and mother to Christianity and the conversion of the entire Roman Empire into Christianity.

Thursday 1 October 2020. Group Fair.

Thursday 5 November 2020. Paul Stafford A visit to North Korea
Paul has visited North Korea and he will cover the bizarre life, unique culture and amazing sights in the world’s most secretive country.

Open Meeting – Fire Procedure.

After consultation with a representative from the Beeston Methodist Church, and discussion at our Committee Meeting, it was felt we should have a formal Fire Procedure for the Monthly Meeting.

It is very simple:
In the event of a fire leave via the nearest fire exit. If you are main church, you should exit from both upstairs and downstairs via the doors at the back (Chilwell Road end) of the church. Committee Members present in the main church will act as stewards and guide you towards these exits.