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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 Gilwern U3A talk: 2pm on Wednesday 20 November at 2pm in the Gilwern Community Centre.  Please invite friends, and here is a poster which can be enlarged by clicking on it.

Dates for Family History meetings:   22 October; 5, 19 November; 3, &
17 (tbc) December.

Art Group Workshop
The Gilwern Art Group had a workshop on 1 October on the subject of Using Mixed Media.  Click on the image for further details.

Garden Group went exploring
The Garden Group had prior warning of rough and steep land with water obstacles and steep slopes.  While climbing equipment was not advised, tough boots were.  Click on the photo for other pictures of the intrepid bunch!  

Walking Group.  Please see their latest news and programme.  

Recent talk. 
  Kay Blackwell, right, just before her talk to the U3A on 18 September, A Historical Mystery: France's Missing King.  With her are Rhiannon Williams (centre), and Val Stowell (left).

Kay told the fascinating story of the discovery of France's King Louis XVII.  It was a bloodthirsty account ending in the use of modern technology.  She kept her audience on their toes throughout.

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.

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

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

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


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=