Dear Chichester U3A member,

 

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A Musical Offering

Weald & Downland Trust Summer Season

In another generous gesture, the Weald & Downland Trust Summer Season is offering Chichester U3A members a limited number of free places for a concert to be given on:

Sunday 25 August, 7 pm  – this Sunday coming

The Nova Foresta Classical Players will perform alongside soprano Ruth Mills to give us an evening of romance in the company of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Elgar and Gershwin. ‘Nova’ first formed in 2017 and since then have toured the country playing to sell-out audiences whilst providing a platform for the leading musicians of the future.

This will be held inside the Gridshell building at the top of the site. There will be a bar serving snacks and wine etc.

  Follow the link and use the code (both in the email of 9th August) to claim your free tickets.

Places are limited and the codes will expire when the tickets are gone, so get in quick! I do not know if any places are still available.

Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning on Wednesday, September 4th, from 10:00 to 12:00, in the Minerva Bar at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Mind you, I said Minerva Bar last time and it was actually in the Foyle, so please allow for human frailty  (not mine, in this instance).
Come along for cakes and refreshments, meetings and conversations with friends, and opportunities to talk to committee members.
In particular, if you would like to learn about Cryptic Crosswords, please come along and discuss possibilities for a new group (or two).
All in pleasant surroundings, and with convenient parking.

Groups News

Play Reading 1 and Play Reading 2

Now may be the time to revisit your favourite holiday venues abroad. Recapture Italy’s charm via Dario Fo’s
comedy set in a provincial town hall, or join in a racy French farce, tracking down the comic elements found
later in our British farces.
Fo and Labiche are just two of the foreign playwrights represented in our 11-month programme. We travel from Greece to Czechoslovakia, calling in at Spain, Italy, France. Russia, Norway and Germany on the way.
Come and join us on either the 2nd or the 4th Thursday afternoon each month.
If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact the group leader or the Groups Team.

Current Affairs Journal Group

 The Tuesday Current Affairs group now meets on the first Friday in the month at 11-00 AM, starting on September  6th at New Parks Centre, Chichester. We are selecting a challenging published article or single chapter of a book as the basis for each separate session. Thus, some reading is required prior to dialogue and argument! New members are welcome. Contact the group leader via the dropdown contact form on the group’s webpage for more information. Or contact the Groups Team.

Cryptic Crosswords – Beginners and Improvers

If you are an absolute beginner at cryptic crosswords and would like to learn how to do them, perhaps you should join a re-run of the recent successful Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners course.  If you attended that course or are reasonably competent but would like to learn more, we are also planning to run an intermediate course.   In either case, do come to the September Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 4th September, at 10:00, upstairs at the Minerva Theatre, and find out more.

If you are interested, but cannot attend, please contact the Groups Team.

Serendipity Discussion Group

The Serendipity Discussion Group has two vacancies, so if you’d like to join a lively discussion of current affairs that takes place fortnightly on Friday mornings in a
central Chichester bistro,   please contact the group leader.
More information is available on the group’s webpage where there is a contact form for the group leader. You may also contact him via the Groups Team.

Discussion Group 2

Discussion Group 2 is a lively group which discusses aspects of current affairs of their choosing.  It meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons in
Summersdale. There is a vacancy, so if you are interested in joining, please contact the group leader via the group’s webpage or via the Groups Team.

Sussex U3A Network

Autumn Study Days

  • Saturday, September 14th at Uckfield:  London – Paris: a Journey through Time with Peter Enser. A look at how successive advances in transport have transformed passengers’   experience of the journey between the two cities over time. Click the link in the title for more details and booking, or contact your SUN representative.
  • Saturday, October 12th at RingmerThe Role of Place in Myth, Legend and Storytelling with Joanna Gilar. An exploration of landscape and environment in storytelling. Click the link in the title for more details and booking, or contact your SUN representative.
  • Saturday, November 9th at Steyning:  Viennese Joy and Parisian Pleasure with John Hursey. Two capital cities famous for different musical masterpieces. Click the link in the title for more details and booking, or contact your SUN representative.
  • Saturday, December 7th at Boxgrove: Leonardo da Vinci with Kay Blackburn. Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of one of history’s great thinkers and artists.
  • Saturday, January 11th 2020 at Hailsham: Music and Nature with Robert Carrington. Creatures with their actual sounds and how composers have created pieces based on these sounds or calls.
  • Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Pulborough: Landscapes of South East England with Geoffrey Mead. Aspects of our rich regional landscapes.

Further details of these last three when they become available or from your  SUN representative.

Summer Schools etc

  • U3A National Conference, Nottingham, August 27th- 29th, 2019: see here for more details.
  • Second National Summer School:  at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, September 10th-13th.

Further details on all are obtainable here or from your SUN representative.

Hampshire South Central Network

Those sociable people over in Gosport U3A have invited us to a retro dance to be held on Saturday, September 14th in HEDCA (Hardway, Elson and Districts Community Association), Coombe Road, Gosport. The theme is Music from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s.  (Would that be the era of Frankie Laine? Johnny Ray? Yes, but my previous remark here was ambiguous – I don’t know whether they will be heard on the evening. Any other names from the distant past?) More details and contact telephone numbers are given on a flyer.

National U3A Study Days

  • U3A Jazz Study Day 2019: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 11:00 to 16:00 at Cecil Sharp House: see here for more details and booking.
  • Is there anybody out there?: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, 10:30 to 16:00 at ‘We The Curious’,  Bristol. See here for more details and booking.
  • A Day of Welsh History at St Fagan’s: Thursday, September 25th, 2019,  at St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff. Museum of the Year for 2019. See here for more details and booking.
  •  U3A Explores Science at the Ri
    Monday, October 7th, 2019, 13:45 – 16:45 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street,  London W1S 4BS
    See here for more details and booking.
  •  The Pre-Raphaelites: Thursday, November 7th, 2019, 11:00 to 15:45 at The Sainsbury Wing Theatre in the National Gallery. See here for more details and booking.
  • Roman Study Day: Wednesday, November 20th or Thursday, November 21st, 2019  10:30 to 16:00  at the Guildhall, London See here for more details and booking. You have a choice of dates (if tickets are available).
  • The Architecture of London: Monday, November 25th, 2019, 10:30 to 15:30, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London. See here for more details and booking.
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