Bulletin no. 06 (April 2018)

Monthly Meetings

The next Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday 12th April 2018. Graham Bennett’s talk Diaghilev in London will describe the impact of the Ballet Russes when it came to the city a century ago, bringing together some of the greatest artists, composers and choreographers of the time.

Venue: Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park, N8 9PX. The talk will start at 10.45am. Doors open at 10am for tea and coffee – it would be really helpful if you could bring your own mug.

Monthly Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. They are open to all members, who are welcome to bring a guest. Please bring your membership card. It is possible to join at the meeting.


With our constantly expanding programme of events we need more people to join our team of helpers. If you feel that you could help with planning our speakers programme, organising the monthly meeting or setting up our audio-visual equipment, or if you have any other skills or time that you could contribute we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail Sue at chair@cedu3a.org.uk

Group News

Crochet is enjoying a revival and is no longer confined to lace doilies and old-fashioned shawls so come along to learn or share skills at our new crochet group. Find out more about this new group here.

Music Appreciation (classical music) Find out more here.

Art for Beginners has some places for new members. Sessions start again on 17th April at the Moravian Church.

Machine Embroidery has room for more members. Sessions start again on April 16th at the Union Church.

On Friday 20th April the Outings Group will be visiting the RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve. On Friday May 4th there will be an outing to the National Trust property Osterley Park for a bluebell walk.

The next Museums and Galleries visit is to the exhibition of Gursky’s amazing photographs at the newly reopened Hayward Gallery on Friday 13th April – ÂŁ14.50, payable at the door (ÂŁ7.50 with Art Pass). All Members welcome. Please email jennifer_pulham@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to join us.

Planned groups

A number of groups are in the process of formation or exploration: Badminton, Personal Development, Photography, Recorder and Yoga. Watch out for them under What’s new on the website here or contact groups@cedu3a.org.uk. Ancient Greek will now start in the autumn.

Ideas for new groups

Groups are the backbone of our organisation. Within six months of our inaugural meeting, Crouch End and District U3A has set up over forty groups covering a wide range of activities. We now need help to set up more. If you would like to discuss the possibility of helping in this way, please contact our Groups Coordinator at groups@cedu3a.org.uk.

Coffee mornings

These monthly get-togethers, held in people’s homes from 11 to 12.30, are a great way to meet other members. April is now full; the next two mornings are on Tuesday 15 May, in Crouch End and Tuesday 19 June, in N22. To book, or to go on the waiting list for April please contact Jacki at info@jackireason.co.uk.

If you would like to host a coffee morning please contact Jacki. Expenses can be reimbursed.

Need help with the website?

If you would like to know how to get the best out of the website please email the Webmanager, Julian Osley, at webmanager@cedu3a.org.uk. If there is sufficient interest we could arrange small group sessions.

Computer needed

Can anyone donate an unwanted computer that runs on Windows and has an HDMI output and a couple of USB inputs, to assist with our audio-visual equipment? Please contact Sue at chair@cedu3a.org.uk if you can help.

U3A London Region Summer School 2018

Bookings are now being taken for this year’s Summer School, which will cover a wide range of subjects on the themes of art, current affairs, drama, history, literature, music and science.