We are seeking new members to join Italian Conversation Group 2. The level is roughly intermediate, so some knowledge of Italian is required.
Our approach is informal – the Group chooses a subject for discussion prior to each meeting, and each member comes prepared to say a few words about it. Past subjects include education, holidays, food, music, sport and books. We’re always looking for something new, so we should be able to fit in any subject of interest. The subject for each meeting is our starting point, and the conversation will often move on to other topics.
Group Convener : Mick Breheny.
We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Currently meeting via Zoom.
Join U3A members and roving Chef Alex from Vegetarian for Life for a festive online cookery demonstration from Chef Alex’s kitchen. Alex will be showing how to make three of his favourite recipes that not only look good taste good but are also vegan : Mushroom Wellington, M’hanncha and mincemeat muffins.
Date : 14 December 2020
Time : 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
Welcome to the latest U3A radio podcast for November. This month we have interviews on creative writing, opera and much much more.
“A delightful second podcast. So enjoyable. What an interesting bunch of people we have in the u3a. If we have to look for a ‘positive’ to come out of this dreadful epidemic, it’s that we have all explored new avenues of communication through which we have widened our circle of friends and experiences. The u3a podcast one of them. Thank you. Keep ’em coming.” – U3A member.
The Photography Group‘s theme of the month for October theme was movement/motion : trying to capture movement of an object or person or intentional camera movement to make an interesting image …
Temporary changes to Membership Subscriptions
As a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions, in place since March 2020, it has not been possible to offer members the full range of activities that had been planned. And, as a result of that, our expenditure this year has been less than half what had been budgeted. The Executive Committee has therefore decided that when existing members renew their membership subscriptions for 2021, the fee should be reduced to £15 each, instead of £35 which is the normal fee. The concessionary rate will remain at £5 because fees that we are obliged to pay to the Third Age Trust per member exceed that amount.
As we are anticipating that unfortunately it may still not be possible to provide all the activities that we would like to offer during some, or perhaps most, of next year, the Executive has also decided that new members who take out a membership subscription for and during 2021 will only be asked to pay £25.
Please note that these are temporary arrangements and that we expect to revert to a £35 subscription for all members in 2022.
Barnett Freedman – Designs for modern Britain
Where does art meet design?
A question recently pondered on during a trip to the Pallant Gallery, Chichester by a small contingent of the Outings Group. Barnett Freedman was a preeminent designer and printmaker of the mid 20th century, a proponent of the ethos of art for all, breaking down any perceived difference between fine art and commercial design.
His wonderful work could be seen by everyone in all manner of places – on the side of a bus, in schools, postage stamps, beer advertisements, tea shops, book jackets and more. As a master lithographer, his prestigious clients included Shell, Guinness, Lyons tea houses, Faber and Faber, Ealing Studios, London Transport and more.
In the 1920’s he studied at the Royal College of Art under Paul Nash, alongside Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Enid Marx and Edward Burra, who were collectively referred to as An outbreak of talent.
At the outbreak of WW2 he was appointed as an official war artist, expressing the special relationship of man to machine in paint. He showed the human face of war, warm and moving tributes to those who served and lost their lives. This was the first major reappraisal of his work since 1958.
There were several other small exhibitions to enjoy at the Pallant Gallery, plus the permanent works, an astonishing collection of modern British art.
A superb day out!