Malmesbury Abbey
Wednesday 6th December at 7:30pm Wiltshire based writer, Dr Keith Hooper, will present a literary evening celebrating Charles Dickens and Christmas. Featuring a selection of readings from his best known works, including Christmas Carol and The Chimes, and an insightful description of the man who became synonymous with the season. Author of the recently released biography, Charles Dickens: Faith, Angels and the Poor (which will be available to buy on the evening), Dr Hooper is a regular speaker at numerous events, most recently the Westbury Festival of Arts and Music, and his YouTube lectures have attracted an audience of thousands. A gifted speaker, the evening should prove both entertaining and stimulating.

Tickets are priced at £3.00 (under 18's free) and can be bought from the Abbey bookshop or on the door. There will be an interval when mulled wine and mince pies will be on sale and when there will be an opportunity to meet the author and buy a signed copy of his book.
Athelstan Museum Malmesbury
Vacancy for volunteer book keeper/treasurer: Athelstan Museum Malmesbury is looking for a book keeper/ treasurer to input transactions to a computerised charity accounts package together with some related tasks. We can assist with training and induction. The Museum is totally volunteer run. This is a key position which can be done from your own computer. It would suit someone with a financial background and an interest in finance and accounting. Please contact Sharon Nolan or call 07796 845 307 for further information.
Malmesbury Oxfam Shop
Volunteers Wanted Oxfam is keen to extend its working hours and as such is looking for volunteer recruits to assist in the Malmesbury shop midweek, Saturday and Sunday as well as assist in its fledgling online sales. If you are interested please contact either Chris or Mo in the shop on 01666 826122. Hours and days to suit.

Oxfam Shop Malmesbury
Cotswold Water Park
As from March 2017, you now have to pay for most car parks in the Cotswold Water Parks.

If you join the Cotswold Water Park Trust, then you can park for free! For further information, please see: CWP Trust
Riverside Community Centre
This new venue is now open and available for hiring. Please visit their web site for further information: Riverside Community Centre
Walk and Draw with Anne
Every Friday 2:30 - 4pm (from Sept 9th).

FREE Malmesbury Sketching Group run by Anne Hayhoe.

Meet at Anne's art studio (Unit 1 Cranmore House).

The sessions will be outside and inside (depending on the weather) - please bring your favourite sketching materials.
for details please see Malmesbury Cinema Web Pages -
Tuesday Club
Volunteer Drivers Needed ( fuel allowance available)

We meet at the Activity Zone, Malmesbury on most Tuesdays from 12.15 to 3.15.
At the moment we are short of drivers to bring members from their homes in the town and surrounding villages, and to take them home afterwards. Our members are mainly elderly and a little frail but can get in and out of a car.

If you can help us or know anyone who can, please contact Rhiannon on 01666 823339
Walking in Wiltshire
The website ( is one where you can get maps of walks in Wiltshire which can be freely downloaded and printed.
Older Drivers Forum
Bill Reed writes: "Through my RoSPA road safety group I have come into contact with the Older Drivers Forum which promotes advice, awareness and support for older drivers.

Having recently dealt with two elderly drivers in my own family, I think it is a valuable resource which U3A members might like to know about.

The current scheme is based in Hampshire but preparations are being made for a national roll-out.

The website contains a lot of useful information."
Cirencester Advanced Motorists
Following the Monthly Meeting talk by Gordon Burley on 'Driving Safely on Rural Roads', further information can be found on the following web site: Cirencester Advanced Motorists
The British Heart Foundation
The Bristish Heart Foundation has recently introduce the 'PUSH' campaign to get more people aware of what to do to help someone having a cardiac arrest. It is possible to get a training kit to teach people Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR. This could be something that we as a U3A organise (although it would not be a regular group in that each training session would be a one-off event), so if you might be interested in organising such training, then take a look at PUSH - then contact the Groups Coordinator! And, of course, there is also an 'App' to help you as well! With the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR app, you can practice Hands-only CPR - there's one for Android and one for iPhone. The free app explains how to carry out Hands-only CPR on someone in cardiac arrest using hard and fast chest compressions.
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