As some WTu3a members attended their past concert in London, you are probably, all too painfully, aware Choral Concerts are definitely not on the menu at the moment.
So as an alternative, Brandenburg Choral Festival of London are offering an online version of the hugely popular Brandenburg Traditional Christmas Concerts.
Please note, this is a concert of primarily Christmas music and not a Carol Service. All the application details are on the flier with this LINK.
A study of The Charge of the Light Brigade will take place on Thursday, January 7th, at 10.30 a.m., on Zoom. The event is free of charge for WTu3a members. Details on the flyer.
Avis Furness, Chairman of u3a TVN will be the Quizmaster, and the questions will have a seasonal theme.
The u3a website now has a new look, so check the website regularly for the latest news, tutorials and events. There are a number of online learning events, to get involved in, including a Festive Cookery Demonstration and talks from the British Library and The National Trust. See these and more on the events page.
Ongoing initiatives are continuing so have a look at our learning pages to see everything that you can get involved in.
For previous editions of the national newsletter, see the newsletter archive. Did you know that you can sign up to receive the national u3a monthly newsletter direct to your email inbox? If you wish to do this, please complete the form on the U3A website here.
Mirthy broadcast educational and entertaining online talks and are offering a FREE talk every Thursday which is open to U3A members to join in.
The talks are viewed from the comfort and safety of your own home, so click on the link below to register for the talk – there will be a live Q&A with the speaker and a chance to interact with other attendees by typing comments in a chat box. The talk for 19th November is ‘The Grace Kelly Story’.
After registering for an event, you will receive an email containing a link to attend the talk.
UKToursOnline.com have written to us to advise that they are offering a free virtual tour that members may be interested in during the current lockdown. Normally their talks are £6 and last 30 minutes (plus time for questions), all delivered via Zoom. You can see the full list here. They are introducing their online talks with this special free event – a virtual stroll around London’s Parliament Square on Monday 9th November 2020 12:30 – 13:30.
The October 2020 newsletter highlights the U3A’s national winter learning programme to keep us all inspired and learning throughout the current lockdown period and the colder months ahead. The u3a website now has a new look, so check the website regularly for the latest news, tutorials and events, some of which are listed below.
ART versus PHOTOGRAPHY study day is taking place on Wednesday, 16th December 2020 at 10.30 via Zoom hosted by u3a TVN. Full details can be found in the attached flyer.
The objective of this event is to provide us with an understanding of the interactions between Art and Photography. This event consists of lectures in two parts (10.30am and 12.30pm) presented by Keith Appleby who taught Art and Design and Photography. He is a u3a member so there is no charge for the day. If you would like to join the event, TVN are now able to host 500 connections via Zoom, so please complete the attached application form.