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DATE GROUP EVENT
28 Jan 18 Bridge Group  
4 Feb 19 Bridge Group
11 Feb 19 Bridge Group  
12 Feb 19 Painting Group 2-4pm
12 Feb 19 Family History 1015-1215
13 Feb 19 Talk 2pm The King & his 15 wives - Swaziland. by Jenny Bowen
18 Feb 19 Bridge Group  
19 Feb 19 Art Group   
25 Feb 19 Bridge Group  
26 Feb 19 Family History 1015-1215
27 Feb 19 Dementia Workshop 2 - 4pm Natasha Harris.  Member of family welcome.


A Talk Meeting where new audio-visual equipment generously granted by National Grid is in use.

Provisional forward programme

Winter Bulletin. 
The Winter Bulletin for informing all members.

Litter in Gilwern - we can do something about it
Many of us would like to help, and here's our chance for a start.  Join the monthly litter pick.  The next is on Sunday 10 February, meeting at 2pm in the car park by the playing field.  The equipment for the team is provided, and there is insurance cover.
Future litter picks are organised as above on the second Sunday of the month. Do help over this if you can.

Dementia Workshop
Natasha Harris will be coordinating a workshop on dementia on Wednesday 27 February 2 - 4pm.  It is being held in cooperation with Abergavenny U3A.  All members and any family members welcome.

Attending other U3A meetings
As a result of connections made with other local U3As it is now possible to attend each others' monthly meetings free of charge.  To find out what is on look at their web sites:
Abergavenny U3A - https://u3asites.org.uk/abergavenny
Crickhowell U3A - https://u3asites.org.uk/crickhowell
Ebbw Vale U3A - https://u3asites.org.uk/ebbw-vale
Monmouth U3A -www.monmouthu3a.com
Usk U3A - www.usku3a.org.uk

Third Age Trust U3A
If you would like their newsletter emailed to you, email u3a.org.uk/email and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please note this is not the Third Age magazine.

Replacement speaker found for Magician's World
By trickery or good will a replacement speaker has appeared for a talk on The Magician's World on Wednesday 20 March.  It will be given by Gerry Walker.

Talk Programme - Spring 2019
16 Jan. William Walton and the Gardens of Ischia by Malcolm Meadows. Flier
13 Feb. The King & his 15 wives - Swaziland, Africa in a Nutshell by Jenny Bowen. Flier
20 Mar. Tales of a Trickster.  The Magician's World by Gerry Walker. Flier
10 Apr. Webbs of Crickhowell by John Webb.  Also the AGM

A reminder of last summer
If you are looking forward to next summer but need encouragement in these long, dark months, just take a look at this, a visit the Garden Group made last May!

World War 1 Commemoration - Llanelly Parish
To get a feel for it, click on the left hand picture for more images of the exhibition, all shown on the World War 1 page.
Now the wonderful display has been stripped down, but many of the important records will no doubt remain, and there are thoughts for retaining a historical record.
Starting to strip
the exhibition.  See
further new pictures
on the WW1 page.

Theatre Goers' report
The visit to Oliver on 31 October was such a hit that the members "left humming the many well known songs and enthusing about the show all the way back to Gilwern".  See full report.

Garden Group's to Walled Garden
The Group of 11 members visited the Walled Garden at Treberfydd on 24 October in bright, but late year, warm sunshine.  A brief report with some photographs gives a pn this picture Alison is describing how her very productive greenhouses are so successful.icture of the well sited and interesting walled garden.  I
 


Names of canal bridges: How many do you know? https://canalplan.org.uk/waterway/pp9g

Art Group on display
Three or four paintings from members of the Art Group are on display in the library and will be replaced by others on a regular basis.  Some are sometimes for sale!

The Llanelly Community Council's web site
Other local U3A websites:
Abergavenny website: https://u3asites.org.uk/abergavenny/welcome
Crickhowell website:
https://u3asites.org.uk/crickhowell
Brecon U3A: 
https://u3asites.org.uk/brecon/welcome

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