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WTU3A@Home

Whilst we are all staying at home and keeping safe we have created a WTU3A@Home webpage.  Hopefully this will go a little way towards not only providing information, but will give you some entertainment as well.  

If our members have any amusing funnies, ideas or useful information to add to this page, please email webmaster@wtu3a.org.uk

Keep your money safe

There are many incidents of fraudsters trying to defraud us, but especially now during the coronavirus lockdown. So here are a few tips that can encourage you to keep your money safe so you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim and encourage family and friends to be aware too. 

Report suspicious Phishing emails!  You now report Phishing emails to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk.


The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has very helpful information on its website, including an article related to phishing posted on 31st March 2020 entitled ‘Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers’.


For your information t
here are further details about scams, fraud and cyber crime on our Useful Info page on our website.

Waddesdon Online

Enjoy highlights of the art collections and gardens with our online trails, films and virtual room tours.

Furniture on Film – May usually marks Open Furniture Month in the House, so this is a unique opportunity to look inside some of its remarkable pieces of furniture.

Virtual Chelsea: 18 – 23 May

The world’s greatest flower show is going digital to bring you an exciting line-up of world-leading designers, plant experts and practical gardening advise – all form the comfort of your home. See Virtual Chelsea

CONFINED TO QUARTERS 

Our friends in the Aylesbury Vale U3A have created a really great webpage – very aptly called Confined to Quarters.  There is lots to entertain you from, singalongs, quizzes, music, videos, information, jokes, song parodies (some advisory as the lyrics are a little colourful!), and even a collection of Ukulele songs. Click the button below – you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. 

COLLABORATE WITH THE COMPOSER

Get motivated for the week ahead and join Andrew Lloyd Webber every Sunday for a social media sing-along!  So don’t forget to tune in each Sunday to see if your Andrew Lloyd Webber favourite is up next.  Click here to see more.

Due to the lockdown, we’re unable to venture out to cinemas and theatres for entertainment. But thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber there’s an alternative. His musicals are coming to the comfort of your living room amid coronavirus.

If you’re a fan of musicals, you definitely won’t want to miss The Shows Must Go On.

The Sound of Music – This Friday 22nd May, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical classic, starring Carrie Underwood is premiering. Available for 48hours Only! Make sure you don’t miss out!

The musical will be available to watch for 48 hours from 7pm on Friday May 22 on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.

So if you’re looking for something to entertain you, why not bring the West End to your living room?

 

A new one from Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres is absolutely essential to British humour, reminding us all to be tickled by the small joys and ridiculousness of everyday life.

PoetryGeneration

Ellie Levenson, a journalist and author, recently set up a project called PoetryGeneration after her four year old son asked her mother to record a video of his grandmother reading the poem he likes her to read him, so he could watch it at home given they cannot see each other due to coronavirus isolation. 
 
So now every day Ellie uploads a video of an older person in coronovirus isolation reading a poem. The idea is to keep older people visible in a positive light as well as create a free library of poetry for all to enjoy. Here is the website – www.poetrygeneration.co.uk
 
If you would like to take part in providing a reading, the submission guidelines can be on the website. 
 
 
Peter D Hehir – poem – The World is Closed
 

 

Gary Barlow has found a brilliant way to keep fans entertained while more of us stay at home and events get cancelled. The Take That star has began his own ‘Crooner Sessions‘ series on You Tube, where he performs a live duet over video call. 

There have been various amusing (and clever) video clips going viral over the past few weeks. Here are a couple more (in case you haven’t seen them)…

Tom Way – a popular speaker who has been to the WTU3A twice to talk about his wildlife photography has created a short video for us all to enjoy. 

NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME

You can enjoy world-class theatre at home whilst the National Theatre is closed.

Over the coming weeks each Thursday evening starting at 7pm you can watch a performance.  Each performance is then available for 7 days for you to catch up on. Following performances are:  

7 May until 14 May – Antony & Cleopatra: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are Shakespeare’s fated lovers, streaming now, until 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May. Watch Antony & Cleopatra on YouTube.

14 May – 21 May – Barber Shop Chronicles: Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play about the places where banter can be barbed, and the truth always is telling. Innua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles, streams from 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May. Bookmark it on YouTube

21 May until 28 May – A Streetcar Named Desire: Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play. Streaming from 7pm.

28 May until 4 June – This House: A timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of 1070’s British politics by James Graham. Steaming from 7pm.

4 June to 11 June – Coriolanus: This Donmar Warehouse production features Tom Hiddleston in the title role of Shakespeare’s searing and political revenge tragedy. Streaming from 7pm.

Something to keep the brain cells ticking over! 

TRAVEL QUIZ 1

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(answers at the end)

TRAVEL QUIZ 2

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(answers at the end)

PUB QUIZ

Rounds 1 – 6 including Sport, Music, Science and Movies/TV.

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(the answers follow at the end)

Max Whitlock’s five exercises to try at home.

For the more energetic of us, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock has filmed five exercises for us to try out in our homes during the coronavirus outbreak.  

Click on the link here and try not to do yourselves any damage!! 

Alternative meanings – Something to make you chuckle.

Pub Quiz – Thursday nights at 7-8pm.

There is a picture round which is posted on the Mix96 page about 15 mins before the quiz starts and there are 4 other rounds during the hour.  

The Mix96 Big Quiz of the week.

Every week the breakfast show will invite someone to play every morning from Monday through till Friday. Each day will have questions on different subjects, from general knowledge and music to sport and specialist rounds

If you have further ideas or information to add to this page, please email webmaster@wtu3a.org.uk