Helen Salisbury

From the Chair

Enthusiasm together with the buzz of meeting up with those of similar commitment to the U3A movement were very evident when fifty plus Group Leaders and Committee Members met up recently for an SLU3A Workshop.  It was a super opportunity to thank Group Leaders and their members for enabling 75 groups to meet regularly.  We […]

Geoff Bonnet Kurling

New Age Kurling – July

Ours  is an all inclusive group.  New Age Kurling is a game that can be played by all ages and abilities. Geoff Bonnet: “It`s great to be able to join in the play, rather than simply having no choice but to watch from the sidelines”. I`m hoping that other disabled or physically impaired members might […]

bird houses

Card Craft 2 – July

On 7th June we made 3D bird houses which folded flat to fit into an envelope. A lovely project Carolyn. Thank-you. Due to holidays and outings clashing we were thin on the ground for our second session so contented ourselves with completing past kits and exchanging ideas (and gossip)!

SLU3A Ladies Choir

We have come to the end of, what we all feel, a very successful year. This has been, in no small way, down to Alan and Christine with their excellent tuition and piano playing. We have mastered Hip Hip Horatio and performed to two most appreciative audiences. We are now enjoying our summer break and […]

Grieg

Music Appreciation (Friday) – July

At our June meeting we will be listening to  music by Edvard Grieg. The majority of his compositions were comparatively short (he said of himself that  his temperament was not suited for large scale works) and the first part of the programme will include the Holberg Suite, the first of his suites based on the incidental music […]

piile of books with glasses on top

Modern Play Reading – July

At our next meeting on Tuesday, July 17th, we will once again be sitting in on the rehearsals of the tap-dancing class in ‘Stepping Out’, by Richard Harris, and gradually finding out, beneath all the comic banter, a bit more about the aspirations, preoccupations and anxieties of its members and their warm-hearted dance teacher Mavis, […]

Walking Half Day Third Thursday – July

Our next walk is on Thursday 19 July. It will be from Hallaton starting at 10.00am and will cover about 5.2 miles. The proposed route is south to Slawston, across to Cranoe and back along part of the Leicestershire Round, with lots of open views and rolling countryside. The meeting point is the Butter Cross, east of […]

Music Appreciation – Friday

At our June meeting we will be listening to  music by Edvard Grieg. The majority of his compositions were comparatively short (he said of himself that  his temperament was not suited for large scale works) and the first part of the programme will include the Holberg Suite, the first of his suites based on the incidental music […]

Wine Tasting – July

This month the group enjoyed a party with a French theme at Michael and Marilyn’s home.  A selection of French wines were tasted and the group generally preferred the red “Les Jamelles” from the Co-op.  We are still trying to complete a quorum for a second wine tasting group.

Ukuleles – July

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles   Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church   Our June sessions were dripping in romance as we played and sung some lovely love songs from the last years of the last century. No, they don’t write love songs any more. I’m not convinced that they write any type of real […]