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Your Seat at the Opera and the Theatre


Watch world class opera from your own front rooom.  Whilst we can't get out to see these things how about taking advantage of the free streaming of operas here:

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VE Day Celebrations




Mrs N Smith

Clerk to the Council

Tel. : 01977 681024

Email :


Parish Office

Eversley Park Centre
Low Street

Sherburn in Elmet

LS25 6BA


       February 2020




To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council is proposing to hold a "Party in The Park" at Eversley Park, Sherburn in Elmet.  This is intended to be a community celebration; entrance to the Event will be free, as we wish to ensure that any resident can attend.


The entertainment will consist of a variety of musical acts, drawing on music styles from the period between 1945 and 2020.  This will include, for example, a tribute act to Frank Sinatra, a rock and roll band, a Beatles tribute band and a number of individual artists with a wide variety of styles.  The musical part of the event will conclude with "Proms in the Park", where a large band will play a variety of old favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory.


The Council has contracted professional Artist and Stage management Companies to ensure this is a high-quality event. Following the musical event there will be a professional visual firework display.


The event will run from 4-9pm.  There will be a number of food and drink stalls available on site, with a strict no glass policy throughout Eversley Park.


We will be inviting the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes to attend the event to raise funds, as we feel the best way to remember VE Day is by making a positive contribution to the welfare of ex-servicemen; to whom we owe so much.


In addition to informing you and the members of your organisation of this event, we are also inviting your members to volunteer to help us manage the event.  We will be discussing opportunities for volunteers at a meeting on Wednesday 26th February 2020, at 7pm to be held at the Old Girls School Community Centre, Kirkgate. If anyone would like to volunteer, please pass this invitation on to them; we look forward to welcoming them.


Yours sincerely


Nicola Smith


Mrs N Smith

Clerk to the Parish Council

Discover Captain Cook


An interesting opportunity to join up with our fellow U3A members in Whitby.  If you are interested please contact them directly.  The person to speak of is Trevor Barrowcliffe on  01947 600963, or email

Captain Cook & Whitby

Come and explore the history of Captain James Cook and Whitby, in a 2-day event hosted by Whitby Whaler U3A.

The event will take place around midsummer, so you will be able to see the sun rise from and set in the sea, and as well as learning all about Captain Cook you will be able to explore the delights of Whitby, including the legendary fish ‘n’ chips!

Dates: From Wednesday 24th June to Thursday 25th June, with arrival on Tuesday 23rd and optional stay until Friday 26th


The following are included;

· Lectures and films on Captain Cook and his voyages

· Visit to Captain Cook Museum, Whitby

· Visit to Cook’s birthplace site, Marton

· Visit to Cook’s school, Great Ayton, & tour of village

· Lunches on Wednesday and Thursday

· Entertainment evening provided by Whitby Whaler U3A – dinner, music and dancing

· Optional activities (not included in price) – ghost walks, visits to Whitby Abbey, St Mary’s Church, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park


Accommodation is not included, and must be booked by individual delegates. A list of hotels and B & Bs in the most appropriate area of Whitby will be provided, and for those not living near Whitby we recommend at least a 2-night stay (Tuesday and Wednesday nights) – a 3rd night on Thursday would allow Friday for exploration of the many attractions Whitby has to offer.


1. Application Form

- One form to be completed by each applicant.

- Please ensure that the first name you write on the form is the one you wish to have on your badge.

- Couples please complete one form per person and indicate your partner’s name.

2. Accommodation

- Once you have registered you will be supplied with a list of guest houses and B&Bs, all of which are within easy walking distance of the two main venues; St John Ambulance Hall (SJAH) and Whitby Pavilion. However you are of course at liberty to book your own preferred accommodation. Unless you live close to Whitby you will need to book accommodation for the nights of 23rd and 24th, with the 25th optional for those who wish to sample Whitby’s many other attractions on Friday the 26th.

3. Accessibility

- The SJAH and the Pavilion both have easy flat access for those with accessibility problems.

- Please note that the Captain Cook museum in Whitby is on four floors, and only the ground and first floor have access by lift.

- The museum in Marton has easy flat access, though there is a 15-minute walk from the coach park to the museum. There are stairs in the Museum in Great Ayton, but there is a lift for wheelchair users.

- It is a 15-minute downhill walk (uphill back!) from SJAH to the Captain Cook museum; transport can be arranged if necessary.


4. The Outline Programme


- Tuesday 23rd June, 6pm – Welcome Reception with drinks, and information about the programme.


- Wednesday 24th June - 9.30-12.30, lectures and films to the whole group at SJAH, with coffee break. Buffet lunch at SJAH. 2pm, visit to Captain Cook Museum and guided walk around the historic East side of Whitby, finishing at around 5pm. Evening event, including dinner, musical entertainment and dancing, at the Pavilion, starting at 7.30pm.


- Thursday 24th June - Two coaches depart from Whitby simultaneously at 9.15am. Group 1 will visit the birthplace site at Marton in the morning, finishing around 12 noon, and moving on to lunch at a local hostelry, then arrive at Great Ayton approx 2pm, visiting the school and looking round the village, departing around 4pm. Group 2 will arrive at Great Ayton at 10am, leaving at 12 noon for lunch at a different hostelry, then on to Marton, arriving approx 2pm, departing 4pm. Upon arrival back in Whitby there will be a final get together for the whole group at SJAH (around 5pm), with information about optional activities for those staying on until Friday. The event will close at approximately 5.30pm


5. Costs and Payment Terms


Total cost of the Event is £60 per person, excluding accommodation if required.


a. To secure your booking, please send a completed Application Form and cheque to the administrator in Whitby: Trevor Barrowcliffe, 3 White Point Court, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3UR.

b. Your booking will be confirmed by email or telephone; if you don’t have email and require the accommodation list, please send a stamped addressed envelope

c. Because of limitations of numbers at the museums and the need for coaches the maximum number of delegates is restricted to 100. Booking will be on a first come first served basis and registrations must be received by 30 April 2020 at the latest.

d. Refunds: These are made at the discretion of the organising committee, depending on circumstances.


6. Further Information

Any queries can be directed to Trevor Barrowcliffe on 01947 600963, email

This event is organised jointly by the Trustees on the Yorkshire and The Humber Regional (YAHR) Committee, and the Committee of Whitby Whaler U3A.


Captain Cook Event, Whitby Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th June 2020

Application Form


1. Personal Details

First Name ______________________________________Surname ________________________________

you’d like on your name badge

U3A ____________________________ Email:___________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________Post Code ________________________________

Telephone (essential) ____________________________Mobile (if possible)_________________________



1. Next of Kin Contact Details (for emergency use)


Name ____________________________ Relationship to delegate ______________


Land Line ____________________________Mobile _____________________________



2. Your Booking

a. I’d like to book for £60: With overnight stays (own booking) As a day visitor

b. Special requirements regarding disabilities

Not Applicable Wheelchair access Walking difficulty

c. Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian Diabetic Gluten free Other - please give details


3. And Finally

To ensure our administration progresses smoothly, please confirm the following:


I have read the booking notes

I enclose a cheque made payable to ‘U3A Yorkshire & Humber Region’ to cover

the total cost of £60



Signature ……………………………………………………………………. Date ………………………………………………………



Please return Application form and Cheque(s) to Trevor Barrowcliffe, 3 White Point Court, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3UR. For any enquiries, contact Trevor on 01947 600963, or email

TAT Science Conference


The U3A Science Network
The U3A Science Network is returning to Conference Aston from 10 to 13 August 2020 for its 17th annual
residential meeting – a mixture of talks, visits and socialising. You don’t need any specialist knowledge to
enjoy the meeting, just an interest in the world around you.
Activities are designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in the world around them and to provide
opportunities for sharing their interest and knowledge.
The 84 delegates who attended the 2019 meeting voted it a great success and took the opportunity to
say what they wanted to see in the 2020 programme. So there’ll be presentations on the following
• Indigo
• Vitamins are vital but what exactly do they do?
• How the Internet Works
• The rise, fall and rise again of Aspirin
• Darwin the Geologist and his later interest in biology and evolution
• A taste of the science of Chocolate; the Fascinating World of Radiology
• 50 shades of Grey; Benford’s Law: a quirky corner of mathematics
• Medical computing: computer systems used in hospitals.
Two Workshop sessions will take place on Wednesday morning:
Tomorrow's world - The world of 2040 and What is a gene and how does it work?
Visits have been arranged to Soho House ( and to The
Lapworth Museum of Geology (
An Evening session on Tuesday is a great opportunity for viewers and participants alike to enjoy the
"Spaghetti & Marshmallow challenge" - build the tallest free-standing tower just using 20 sticks of
'uncooked' spaghetti, one marshmallow and Sellotape.
Wednesday evening is devoted to demonstrations from members who have created interesting
demonstrations which they’ve shown to their own U3As. This is an exciting evening, full of surprises.
We’d like more Speakers and more Demonstrations to inspire our many Science
and Technology groups.
This is the link to the write-up on the Science Network website which contains more detail about the
2020 meeting
Sign up to the Science Network list for regular notifications

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