New Experiences – June

May has been a very busy month for the group with visits to Sailing, Archery and Lawn Bowls open days. We’ve just enjoyed an afternoon at Welland Park bowls club where we were shown how the bias makes the wood curve towards the jack and after a bit of practice we were getting on well […]

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler

It has certainly been a busy start for me in my new role as Group Enabler and I hope you will bear with me as I get to grips with it all! I’m pleased to report that there are two new groups in the pipeline. The Music Workshop group, which has attracted about 9 members, […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – June

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our sessions in May were devoted to playing and singing songs about the natural world; that is, songs with a strong reference to NATURE or about a particular CREATURE. In the first category were some songs with ‘river’, ‘flowers’, ‘valley’, or ‘fields’ in their title – can you guess […]

Cezanne still life

Art History – June

“With an apple I will astonish Paris” – Paul Cézanne. At our next meeting on Monday 1st July we will look at the life and work of Post – Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.  Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839 he is best known for his incredibly varied painting style which greatly influenced 20th century abstract art, […]

Music Appreciation ( Friday) – June

At our May Meeting we will be listening to Anton Dvorak’s Symphony No 7 and movements from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G  Minor. These pieces will be followed by the Violin Concerto No 2 from a less familiar composer , Jeno Hubay and the morning will end with Serge Rachmaninoff”s last composition, namely his […]

Local History – June

From council houses to stately homes, David Bell entertained us in May with ghostly stories and legends from around Leicestershire, including a few for Market Harborough. On Tuesday 18 June there will not be a meeting in the Jubilee Hall, as we have arranged a visit to Delapre Abbey in Northampton.  The minibuses will leave […]

SLU3A Ladies Choir – June

We have started to rehearse the new music which features a selection of Beatles songs. These are quite challenging bearing in mind that we all have memories which don’t always match the actual music. June will see our last two meetings before our summer break in July and August.  Joy Swallow      01858 462368

HelenSalisbury

From the Chair

I am delighted to be able to undertake this role again this year.  We have a new Committee of 11 Trustees and another busy year ahead.  The biggest highlight will be celebrating SLU3A’s 20th birthday next year with ‘a bit of a do’ at the monthly meeting on 11 May 2020, so make sure you ‘keep […]

Teddies and baby cardigan

Crafting for charities – June

If you enjoy crafting but don’t have a purpose anymore, then do join us on the third Monday of the month, 10.30 am at Louisa’s Place on St Mary’s Road.  These delightful teddies and baby cardigan were made by Jenny Butlin. Helen Salisbury

David receiving presentation from Helen Salisbury

David Kyle

After 19.5 years as Treasurer for SLU3A, David Kyle stepped down at the May AGM.  Former Chairman, Don Collins, proposed a thank you and round of applause from members.  On behalf of Group Leaders and Committee members, Helen Salisbury, Chair presented David with a token of their thanks.  There are several treats in store for […]