SLU3A Singers

We are glad to report that Alan is now back with us after his very successful hip operation.  We are very grateful to Christine for stepping in so enjoyably while he was away.  We continue to rehearse for the Christmas concert and our meetings this month are on the 8th and 22nd.  Joy Swallow.

Cycling – December meeting

Ten members enjoyed the return to Pittsford Water for the October ride.  The next ride is on Friday 2nd December.  This is our last ride this year and will be followed by our usual Christmas lunch which is booked for 1pm at the Crown, Tur Langton.  Once again, this is being organised by Frank Carruthers. […]

Walking (Strollers) – October meeting

There is some lovely rural South Leicestershire countryside around Burton Overy, thank you Gill for taking all 25 of us there and in such good weather, we had a very good stroll.  We meet next for our Christmas Lunch on December 9th at the Bulls Head in Clipston 12.00 for 12.30.  If you have not […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – October meeting

We devoted the first half of our October meeting to the music of Joseph Hayden.  We listened to two examples of his extremely wide range of compositions, namely his String Quartet in E Flat and his Symphony No 103.  The latter was written during one of his two residences in London, which proved to be […]

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Play Reading (Modern) – November meeting

A:  What kind of paint are you using? B:  The shade is crushed mimosa. A:  But it’s gloss paint.  You want car enamel. B:  Don’t tell me about paint.  I was in the infants’ school.  I won a prize for painting. A:  But it’s all lumps.  You’ve got to mix it. B:  I have mixed […]

Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – October meeting

Peter presented the programme of music at our meeting in October.  We started the morning with the ‘Academic Festival Overture’ by Brahms (1833-1897).  This was followed by the ‘Piano Sonata No. 13 in E Flat Major’ by Beethoven (1770-1827) and the ‘Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn’ by Brahms.  After coffee we finished the […]

Architecture – November meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  The next meeting is on Tuesday, 22nd November when Colin will give a talk on architecture in Bath.  We will also be looking to finalise our programme for 2017.  If you have any more ideas of topics […]

Sunday Lunch

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 2) – November meeting

On Sunday, 6th November, despite the best efforts of the roadworks on Northampton Road, eleven members of Group 2 in the Singles Sunday Lunch Groups, managed to meet together at Market Harborough Golf Club.  Just as the last of our group arrived, the heavens opened, but we were happy and cosy at our table.  Some […]

Quilty Pleasures At Duxford

At the end of October some of us at Quilty Pleasures joined forces with our friends in Quilty Secrets (O&WU3A) and had a lovely day out to the last quilt show of 2016 at Duxford.  We always look forward to the Duxford shows, its not too far to travel, its not a big show but […]


You’ve heard of extreme skiing, and even extreme ironing perhaps.  Now a German man is trying to popularise a new challenge – extreme unicycling.  ‘I realised it would be possible, but very difficult’, said Lutz Eichholz, but he and some friends went up the Zugspitze and came down on unicycles.  However, it is not all […]