Monthly Archives: October 2017

Fancy Jazz in Brittany in July?

Trip to Brittany in July 2018 to visit Fest Jazz.

Tad Newton’s Jazz friends have been invited to play at this premier French Jazz festival.

If you would like a long weekend of Jazz in France then contact Tad Newton

The performances will be throughout the beautiful village of Chateauneuf-du Faou and along the banks of the river Aune. The event is organised by Trevor Stent (former leader of the Blue Magnolia Jazz Orchestra) see for more details

Tad is organising Coach/Ferry/Accomodation, cost is approx £375 per person subject to numbers.

The coach will leave Blisworth at 12:30 am for the journey to Plymouth. The ferry leaves at 8:00 and arrives in Roscoff at 15:00, you will then be taken by coach to the 3 star hotel for the stay. The hotel, entry to the Jazz venues and the coach and ferry costs are included in the price.

Send your email/phone number to Tad if you are interested.



The Buckingham and District U3A AGM will be held on 22 November 2017, at Buckingham Community Centre, at 2:30pm.

Our constitution allows for 10 committee members with the possibility of co-opting a further 2 committee members. All committee members are automatically trustees of our charity.

There are 4 elected officers: chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.

All members of the committee must be re-elected each year, with a maximum of 3 years service, excepting the treasurer, who may be elected for 6 consecutive years.

This year 4 committee members are standing down: Clive Cowdy is stepping down as chairman; Martin Paul is stepping down as vice chairman; Rosemary Gadd is stepping down as secretary and Anita Savage is also stepping down. All other members of the committee are willing to stand for the year 2017/18.

We welcome any nominations to serve on the committee. Please consider this seriously. The form below should be returned by 20 October 2017.

Nomination Form Click here to download a form.