Andover U3A

The Grapevine


This page contains information about external news items and events, or promotional material.

These are not directly related to the Andover U3A, but may be of interest to Andover U3A members

If you have some news that you would like to share with members of the Andover U3A, please submit details to our Newsletter Editor for consideration, email

Group image by John Tenniel - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia

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It Happened in Hampshire

~ A Play by Roy Chatfield ~

To be performed at The Lights, Andover, 5th February 2019
It Happened in Hampshire

A new play by prize-winning playwright (and Andover U3A member) Roy Chatfield is being performed at The Lights on 5th February 2019, with a professional cast whose experience ranges from Macbeth to pantomime.

It Happened in Hampshire is a light-hearted look at Hampshire's history.

◉   Alfred versus Guthrum the Dane in the Great Wessex Bake Off

◉   A very civil Civil War

◉   Watch Supernurse - Hampshire's very own superhero - defeat grime

◉   A starring role for an iceberg

◉   Discover the secret of modification triple XXX

◉   And much more!

Tickets are now on sale, priced at an affordable £5 (full) and £3 (concessions), and are available from The Lights, Andover.

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Useful Information about Fraud and Scams

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The service is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) who are responsible for assessment of the reports and to ensure that your fraud reports reach the right place. The City of London Police is the national policing lead for economic crime.

Further information about different types of fraud can be found on the Action Fraud website.

Friends Against Scams

The following flyer, which was distributed at one of our monthly meetings, may be of interest to our members.

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Valley Leisure

(Registered Charity no. 800760)

Valley Leisure is a Charity that has been a part of Andover and the surrounding area for many years. Last year the company made a number of changes to its business, and has re-invented itself to focus on the areas that are at the heart of the Valley Leisure ethos.

Valley Leisure can now offer the following, which may be of interest to U3A members:

Riverside Bowl, which offers:

Ten Pin Bowling, including Bowling Goldies and Riverside get-together sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which many members will be familiar with;

Glo-Golf - Indoor 9 hole "crazy golf", popular with all age groups.

The "I Can" Therapy Centre which offers a unique and bespoke power-assisted exercise facility, aiming to enable everyone, irrespective of age, mobility or health, to move and feel better. There is a support system in place, including a Physiotherapist, a Centre Co-ordinator and a team of volunteers: the "I Can" Activity Buddies.

There are also community outreach classes such as Steady and Strong, Zumba Gold and Choga, which some members might be interested in.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

Valley Leisure

Riverside Bowl

"I Can" Therapy Centre

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