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A Talk Meeting. The new audio-visual equipment was generously granted by National Grid.

Summer Bulletin includes plans for the autumn.

Forward programme of talks.

Next talk.  A historical Mystery: France's Missing King
The advice given is: "This talk is not for the faint hearted, but not to be missed!"
To be given by Kay Blackwell on Wednesday 18 September at 2pm in the Gilwern Community Centre.

U3A at Gilfest 2019
We had excellent displays in the Community Centre for Gilfest 2019.  It was a perfect day outside, meaning, sadly, that only a few people ventured in to see the great displays arranged inside the Centre.  However, it was all good fun.
Here are some pictures showing some of the Gilwern U3A displays.
Left: part of the external activities. Right: The Art Group.

Left: the walker's Group.  Right: Some fun and instruction under way.

World War 1 and Gilwern - display
Right: U3A Garden Group stand!
A typical walker's kit for the hills.

Artist to give workshop to U3A
Sarah Hoddy,
will be running a workshop for the Gilwern U3A Art Group on 'Multi Media Art' on Monday 1 October at 2pm in the Community Centre.  Sarah says that Caravaggio and Hockney are a constant inspiration to her to move forwards and embrace new methods and styles.

An Invitation from Abergavenny U3A
We are invited to a Lecture Day on Friday 27 September as part of the U3A Friendship Group.  Here are the details of the two talks, and here the details of the two speakers.

Latest Gilwern U3A Talk was given by Eifion Lloyd Davies on 17 July 2019 on the subject of: "Truth and Tales of Clydach Gorge".  Image of audience below.
The meeting was held in the Village Hall, the Community Centre being refurbished at present.
Click on photo to enlarge.

U3A Wales photographic competition.  Closing date 30 April 2020.  See detail.

Brecon U3A Two great talks on Thursday 7 November 2019.  See detail.

A day of Welsh history.  "A Day of welsh History at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff" 1030am to 4pm 25 September.  See detail.

A Castles Quilts Group?  Are you interested?  Page 1, and  Page 2.

Tony Godfrey, a member of the Art Group, has produced a work of art illustrating various key places through his map depicting various places along Sustran's Route 46 along the bed of the old railway of 1862.  (Click on the illustration.)  

Garden visit to Kentchurch 5 June  ".... marvellous walled garden containing shrubs, trees and flowers, all surrounded by hills and parkland with deer and specimen trees.  Then there was, of course, the delicious tea and cakes/em>."  For more photographs click on the one on the right.  

Walking Group.  A recent walk took the group to White Castle.  For more pictures click on the one on the right.  


U3A Diaries 2020
These can be seen and purchased on:

To sign up for the U3A Headquarters Newsletter:

Names of canal bridges
: How many do you know?

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:
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 website:
Crickhowell website:
Brecon U3A:

Gilwern Roots:
Here to help promote the village to help growth in all Community ideas and projects from seed to oaks! a href=