Ian Christie put this on his Facebook page and it has added it to our private U3A page. ‘Working on an essay about Powell & Pressburger’s ‘metaphors of vision’, I realised some of Emeric’s non-Powell films are now easier to access than in the past. One of his most successful scripts from the French period MONSIEUR SANS-GENE was remade in Hollywood as ONE RAINY AFTERNOON, which starts with a fateful mix-up over seats for a clandestine rendezvous in a Paris cinema. Best known today for a luminous performance by Ida Lupino, it actually holds up well in most departments, including Francis Lederer’s elegant leading man. I wonder how much of the script is Emeric’s…?’
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In 1959 an unknown amateur film-maker toured the streets of Crouch End, Hornsey and Muswell recording Beauty in the Borough. The film is silent, in color and lasts for about 21 minutes, and has lots of flowers. A copy of the film is in the Bruce Castle Museum.
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Ten years earlier Mrs Mary Cannon of Crouch Hill went shopping …
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The Virtual U3A or vU3A is like a local U3A Group except that its activities take place on the Internet.
An important target group for the vU3a is older people who are isolated through location, illness or immobility – but all are welcome. We have members from around the world.
Members of the Virtual U3A are encouraged to form their own informal learning and discussion groups, choose their own topics and share their experiences in the social areas of the site. It follows the principles of participative learning which have made the U3A one of the most successful educational and social groups for older people.
The vU3A’s activities are carried out in writing using a secure, membership only, workspace. The vU3A does not create or deliver formal structured online courses.
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The Crouch End & District U3A will be publishing a newsletter in late April/May 2020. This will focus on all the wonderful people, their stories, activities and achievements that make up our U3A.
The Newsletter, to be published two or three times a year, will include profiles of our members, in-depth looks at our different Groups and National or regional U3A events of interest. We will include poems, short stories, gardening tips, crafts and art, a quiz, suggestions for beers or wines, local interest and history stories and much more.
So we need members to help by contributing to the newsletter. Have you written a book, swum the channel or climbed Everest lately? Is your Group planning a special event or activity? Are you a keen photographer? High resolution photographs of U3A activities or events will be very welcome. Please send items and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.