Music Appreciation (Friday) – March & April meetings

At our March meeting we listened to a programme of music by Chopin, including a selection of pieces for solo piano and his first Piano Concerto.  We also heard Alexander Glazonov’s Chopiniana which later appeared as the music for the Ballet ‘Les Sylphides’, first produced by Mikhail Fokine in 1907, and a young Stravinsky’s arrangement […]

SLU3A Singers

We are a friendly group who meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the lounge at the Congregational Church, 10.15 to 12 noon.  In addition to singing at the AGM in May we will be singing at the Kibworth Methodist Wednesday Fellowship on May 17th.  We are always pleased to welcome […]

Cycling – April & May meetings

At the time of writing, we have yet to have our first ride of the year as the March ride had to be cancelled due to very bad weather.  We are hoping conditions will be much better for Bruce and Maryan’s ride at the beginning of April.  The May ride is on Friday, 5th May, […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – March meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am and our March meeting contained just two works.  We began with the ‘Piano Sonata No 17 in G Major (The Tempest)’ by Beethoven.  This is one of three sonatas written during 1803 to 1804 under the Opus 31 label and we are now over […]

Architecture – April meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 25th April, when Judith will talk to us about the architecture of Puglia (Southern Italy); looking at Moorish, Norman, Venetian and German influences as well as Trulli houses and the Troglodyte […]

Play Reading (Modern) – April meeting

It’s ‘Buy one, get one free’ this month!  For a start we’ll be completing the final act of Dial M for Murder, with all its skullduggery.  Frederick Knott’s play was the inspiration for the 1954 Hitchcock film, for which Knott also wrote the screenplay.  But then we’ll still have time to fit in another final […]

Walking (Half Day – Wednesday) – April meeting

The April walk will take place on Wednesday, 12th April, and will commence from Welford Wharf car park – which is off the A5199 as you enter Welford from the north.  As spaces are slightly limited please car share where possible.  Our normal 10am start time applies.  The walk is approximately six miles in length […]

Science and Technology – April meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 26th of April, at 2pm when John Freeland will be presenting a talk entitled ‘Looking for Particles 1972 and 2012’.  New members are always welcome.  Michael Milsom.