All visits will be to free exhibitions and venues in the wider London area. Sessions will last about two hours, including time in cafés. Places will be offered to group members first, but if there are vacancies they may be offered to members of the U3A as a whole.
Group Convener : Jennifer Pulham
The next visit, which will take place on the morning of Friday 18th May, will be to the impressive Sir John Ritblat Treasure Gallery at the British Library.
Details will be sent shortly to members on our circulation list, and any member not already on that list is welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Please note however that she will be away from 1st to 14th May, during which time she is not sure what her internet access situation will be, so don’t worry if you don’t receive an immediate reply. She will definitely get back to you before the visit
Gursky at the Hayward Gallery
Andreas Gursky has devoted his life to developing photographic techniques and the effects he achieves are extraordinary. 12 members of the Galleries group visited the exhibition on Friday 13th April at the Hayward Gallety. One of them stopped in front of the first photograph and exclaimed “Well! My gob is smacked already! “, which just about summed up the experience of us all. The exhibition ends on 22nd April, and we would urge U3A members who have not seen it to try to do so. Prepare to have your mind blown!
Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell Collection
Five intrepid souls evaded illness, slippery pavements, heating problems and everything else that the vicious late winter could throw at us, and were greatly cheered by the colourful Degas works on loan from the Burrell collection in Glasgow. If you missed the exhibition, do go: it’s on until 7th May (and free)!
Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain, Two Temple Place
11 members of the Group appreciated both the exuberant décor of the building and the cheerfully contrasting style of the exhibition on between-the-wars Jazz, and afterwards adjourned to a café to discuss these and many other matters.
Soutine’s Portraits : Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys at the Courtauld Gallery
El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum at the Wallace Collection