Ukulele – August meeting

Strictly Ukuleles have been invited to play a concert at the Churches Together ‘Holiday At Home’ event in Harborough in August, so we have reviewed and refreshed our concert playlist, and hope to deliver an entertaining range of songs to delight our audience at the event.  Have Uke, Be Happy!!  David Evans.

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – July meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In July, Amanda presented the programme of music.  We began with ‘Sinfonie’ by Giovanni Pergolese (1710-1736).  After coffee we listened to ‘Ballade’ by Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) featuring the violinist David le Page who leads the Harborough Collective.  We finished with the ever popular ‘Symphony […]

Architecture – July meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  In July we spent a fascinating afternoon with Colin and Dudley looking at architecture in London under the enigmatic title ‘London unrealised and exhausted’. Colin talked to us about some of the great projects to develop areas […]

Card Craft (No 2) – July meetings

Having been busy in July making camera, monster and seaside cards, we are now taking a break until September 7th, when we shall resume as usual on the first and third Thursday morning in the month, at St Nicholas’ Church.  Vivian Hammond & Carolyn Youdan.   

Walking (All Day) – August meeting

The next walk, which will be led by Ian and Sharon Webb, will be on 31st August starting at 10am from Swinford Corner.  The start can be found by taking the A4304 through the villages to Walcote.  On entering the village take the first left after passing the Black Horse pub and just before the […]

The Treasury Team – August ramblings

After several years of price stability – including latterly a subsidy – U3A Slimline Year 2018 diaries are now on sale at £2.50 each, remaining we feel an acceptable bargain.  Buying or ordering yours now is highly recommended.  At last with ever-joyful thanks the annual subs collection jamboree is over.  The Treasury Team is ecstatic! […]

Walking (Half Day – Thursday) – August meeting

Our next walk is on 17th August and the leaders are Denise and Mike Smith.  It will be from Wistow Rural Centre to Kilby, Newton Harcourt, St Wistan’s Church and Wistow Hall, and will cover about 4.5 miles.  The start time is 10am and we should finish by 12.30 pm.  The meeting point is the […]

Singing for Fun – July meeting

Judith was away this afternoon on her holidays, so we did our singing both unaccompanied and with the help of recorded music (vinyl records and CDs).  The presentation (apart from those songs chosen by Robert) was in the hands of George, who led the singing (unaccompanied) of three of his favourites and Ann, who used […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – July meeting

On Sunday, 23rd July, eight of us in group 1 enjoyed lunch at the Boboli Restaurant in Kibworth Harcourt.  Whilst this is an Italian restaurant, it does provide an option of a roast beef lunch on Sundays.  The food, service and ambience were all excellent and everyone agreed that we should all love to go […]