- First April Quiz
- Groups News
- April Monthly Meeting Advance Notice
- Your Favourite Walks
- Photography Competition – NEW COMPETITION!!!
- National U3A and Sussex U3A Network – NEW INFO
First April Quiz
The next U3A Quiz!
The next U3A quiz will be on Tuesday 6th April at 19.30
We need to keep numbers manageable, so the number of attendees will be limited to 20. You can enter singly or with the person with whom you are in isolation! We will take names on a first come, first served basis, so if you would like to join us please contact Desbina giving your name(s) and I’ll get back to you with confirmation of your booking.
We will admit attendees from the Zoom Waiting Room in time for a 7.30pm start. There will be 5 rounds of 10 questions each.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Hope you’re all keeping well!
April Monthly Meeting
“New Orleans to New York” – a Zoom Talk with Roger Browne on Thursday, April 15th at 2 p.m.
I am really looking forward to our next Zoom Talk. Roger Browne describes himself as an actor, singer, speaker, musician, director, composer and writer, and I’m sure he is many other things as well.
His talk is entitled “New Orleans to New York” and it focuses on the links and influences between Jazz, born in New Orleans, and Musical Theatre, headquartered in New York. He writes: Many of the harmonies, chord sequences, and melodic structures used by the great American composers, for their theatrical creations, were inspired by the music of the jazz greats and many of the great tunes composed,, specifically for the stage, have become the basis for much of the jazz musician’s stock repertoire.
Roger’s talk will be illustrated with live examples on the piano and stories of the people, places and events along the way.
If you want relevant entertainment in the meantime, I urge you to look at his website – www.storiesbyroger.com.
Keith Tunstall, Speakers’ Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. 07971 671274.
Your Favourite Walks
Charlton and Goodwood – 7 miles
This week’s walk is a slightly longer and more challenging one – a 7 mile circular, with some steepish slopes. It takes in Levin Down, Goodwood racecourse, the Trundle and the delightful villages of Singleton and Charlton. On a clear day you will be rewarded with spectacular views across Chichester Harbour to the Isle of Wight.
Start: Charlton, Fox Goes Free Inn PO18 0HU, OS Ref SU 889130
The Walk: Head north up North Lane keeping left on a track where a footpath forks right after ¾ of a mile. At the top turn left over the grass mound of Levin Down, to the far corner of Lady Wood on the right. Then take a broadly southerly direction eventually going downhill, mostly over downland, to Singleton. Behind the church, go through the farmyard and climb up towards the Trundle, the path eventually merging with the lane. From the Trundle go east along Monarch’s Way and beside road past the racecourse along grass verge/woodland edge. About 100 yards beyond end of the racecourse, turn sharp left along a track named Chalk Road back to Charlton.
Alternatives: This could be split into two shorter circular walks taking the path between Singleton and Charlton that runs south of the road. You could also start at the Trundle carpark.
The Winner of this month’s Photo competition is David Russell with his evocative picture of a French summer breakfast. A wonderful memory and let’s hope it won’t be too long before we can make it reality again.
As always there are no prizes, but just the glory of winning. Congratulations David.
The subject of the April Photography Competition is :
It really is here now, with blossom on the trees, spring flowers, birds building their nests, Easter bunnies, Easter Eggs and sunshine, just to give you a suggestion of the possibilities. So please cheer us all up with your pictures.
You will be able to submit photos from 18:00 tonight up to 23:59 Wednesday 21st April. Voting will be from 18:00 Friday 23rd April to 23:59 Wednesday 28th April The result will be announced in the bulletin of Friday 30th April.
Entering photographs from a mobile phone into our competition
- The photo appears in the “photos” section on your phone.
- If you click on the photo a small box with an upwards pointing arrow appears (in my phone in the bottom left hand corner).
- Click on the box with the arrow and it then gives you a new page where you see the photo with a tick in the corner and the option to send it by message or mail and various other options. The one you want is “mail” which has a picture of an envelope.
- You click on the envelope and a mail page opens. The photo will automatically be attached to this email. Send the photo to your own email address.
- Open your emails on your computer. Find the email with the photo attached.
- Save the photo to a file on your computer.
- Go to the Chi u3a website, click on the “upload your photo”, fill in the form and it asks you to find the photo.
- Upload the photo from your file to the website.
National U3A and Sussex U3A Network
While you are on the Third Age Trust website, find out about some of its other activities – for example the Latest News, the National Programmes (Bird Track, Maths Challenge, Paint or Draw, …), and its own online national branch (if you see what I mean), Trust U3A, which runs groups just like those of the local U3As. (It has a stupendous list of groups that you can join – for example, in Languages, there are groups, often several, in French, German, Modern Greek, Japanese, Spanish and, yes, even Welsh. Not Italian, surprisingly, nor English.)
You might also take a look at the SUN website (Sussex U3A Network): normally they arrange study days at venues around the county: currently they arrange events online from time-to-time. One event advertised now is Death Valley and Canyon Lands, with Anne Pocklington. An interesting account of her travels around the SW USA. Booking details available from 11/4. Another is for a Spring Gathering.
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