2023 FILM GROUP
The advertised choices may change closer to the date depending on availability of film. The website will be updated as soon as we are notified. Usual date is 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2 pm. If you are enrolled, Group Leader Sue Mayfield will email you with film details,
On Friday 3 November the AGM will do a quick review of the year, election of office holders (Deadline for nominations and photo contest is 5 pm Friday 27 October. No nominations at meeting) Photo competition entries displayed on big screen and winners announced. Bonnie’s daughter, Serena Lynch, will be our guest speaker. After her time in the police force Serena found an unusual second career. Many of us know what a wonderful consolation pets can be in hard times but Serena has taken a more planned approach to maximising the value of that supportive relationship. The day ends with the usual chat and afternoon tea. Because of the fun with the drumming group last year we might try to get another musical item maybe a Ukulele demonstration.
END OF YEAR LUNCH AND FILM
The 2023 event on Friday 8 December Blyth town hall and Blyth Cinema.
This years film is “MY SAILOR MY LOVE”, with Ireland's Bríd Brennan and Scottish actor James Cosmo, supported by Catherine Walker and Nora-Jane Noone. This later-life romance story was filmed in several locations in Currane and Achill Island, with other scenes in neighbouring towns and villages.
2022 Romance Drama: Old Howard is living on his own in an isolated home next to the ocean. Aware of his condition and unpleasantness towards her, his daughter Grace hires an old maid for him.
Running time is 1hr 43 mins.
2023 GROUP LEADERS EVENT
Group leaders were invited to the annual get-together on Wednesday 8 February. Group Leader guidance sheets were circulated along with a varied goodie bag thanks to the efforts of Kath Lock and Katherine Stoddart before the usual Middle Pub lunch.
Nothing planned until post COVID. No it isn't post COVID yet. It has been a long, long journey.
PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR
U3A artists are regular supporters of the RFDS Spring Art and Garden Fairs at the Lakeside Railway, Melrose Park. Members paint en plein air, setting up their easels in the open, subject to the scrutiny and commentary of all comers.
ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION
2023: At The Art House, 8 Mill Street Clare starting 5 April and runs to 26 April
Visitors are welcome to view the exhibition between 10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any day except Tuesdays,
The Auburn and Burra groups have combined to deliver a diversity of subjects and styles including acrylic, pastel, watercolour and pen.
The Auburn Art Group meet weekly for 4 hours on Wednesdays at the kiosk, Recreation Grounds, Auburn.
The Burra Art Group meet monthly on the second Tuesday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm at the Burra Showgrounds, February to November.
Many members belong to both groups.
Group leader for both groups is Ann Foster.