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Architecture Appreciation

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st or 2nd Tuesday
Time10.00- 11.30
FrequencyMonthly
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Carole Sutton

What we do

This group met successfully for the first time on 7 May, 2019 with 21 participants. We were able to plan the first few meetings, as shown in the programme.

We meet in Abbot Hall Social Centre, at 10.00 a.m. on either the first or second Tuesday of each month; dates and programmes will be publicised on the U3A website.

It is likely that we shall enjoy both brief lectures from a speaker with particular knowledge of or interest in a given field, followed by discussion and questions, as well as visits to places of architectural interest both locally and further afield.

We are a friendly group and shall welcome newcomers.

Reports

October 2019

Provisional programme Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020

All meetings are on Tuesdays, from 10.00-11.30 a.m. at the Abbot Hall Social Centre (unless otherwise indicated)

Date Speaker/ Coordinator Subject
12 November Carole Sutton Visit to Blackwell, Art Deco House, Bowness. 
Participants make their own way to Blackwell and meet at 11.00 a.m.  Coffee to follow there, if desired.
10 December Richard Pealing Christmas architectural quiz
A light-hearted team activity to test our abilities to recognise buildings and their key features.
Please meet at 10.00 am in the Abbot Hall Social Centre.  Coffee and mince pies!
14 January Carole Sutton A Passion for Churches
A dvd programme by John Betjeman, as shown on the BBC. A large number of members of the group reported recently that one of their main architectural interests was ‘churches’.  So here you are!
10.00 at Abbot Hall Social Centre.
11 February Terry Johnson Lettering on buildings - An illustrated talk followed by discussion.
10 March To be arranged To be arranged
7 April Alan Noble Railway architecture in Cumbria - An illustrated talk to be followed by discussion.

June 2019

Provisional programme Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020

All meetings are on Tuesdays, from 10.00-12.00 at the Abbot Hall Social Centre (unless otherwise indicated)

Date

Coordinator      

Subject

2 July Richard Pealing An architectural walk around Kendal.
Meet outside Abbot Hall Social Centre at 10.00 am.
August No meeting  
3 September Hilary Webb Kendal’s Carnegie Library. An illustrated talk followed by discussion. Meet at Abbot Hall Social Centre at 10.00 a.m..
1 October Richard Pealing The Arts and Crafts movement.  An illustrated talk followed by a discussion in preparation for our visit to Blackwell.  Meet at the Abbot Hall Social Centre at 10.00 am.
12 November Carole Sutton Visit to Blackwell, Art Deco House, Bowness.
Participants make their own way to Blackwell and meet at 11.00 a.m.
Coffee to follow there, if desired.
10 December To be arranged To be arranged
14 January 2020 To be arranged To be arranged
11 February 2020 To be arranged To be arranged
10 March 2020 To be arranged To be arranged
7 April 2020 Alan Noble Railway architecture in Cumbria.
An illustrated talk to be followed by discussion

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