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RETIRING WITH ATTITUDE?
Then you may be interested in taking part in a short course being piloted here this Autumn. You might have read about this course in TAM. It is based on the book ‘Retiring with Attitude’ by Caroline Lodge & Eileen Carnell.
The course entitled ‘Learning To Be Retired’ has been written by Julia South & Carole Ellis (Sheffield & Bromley U3A) It has been run a number of times in these branches, now the authors have kindly offered the full course to other U3As around the country.
This is completely different to the usual U3A groups. It is a self-contained five week course that requires participants to be available for all those sessions. It is a professionally written, interesting & useful, participatory course. It covers many topics that are valuable to consider in retirement. The aim is to give an opportunity for learning & reflection. So that we will know more about the retirement process, including its joys and challenges.
Each session runs for two and a half hours. They will take place on Friday mornings in Oct & Nov 2019, then again in January & February 2020. There will be a charge to cover the cost of room hire & handouts of about £3.00 per session. There will be twelve places on each course, allocated on a first come first served basis.
There will be two co-facilitators running each course.
If you think that you would like to pilot this course with us this is what you do:
Check your diary to confirm that you are available for all the five sessions then email: slU3Alearningtoberetired@hotmail.com
Dates of pilot course: Oct 11th & 18th, Nov 8th,15th & 22nd - 10.00 a.m. to 12.30p.m - venue in Kendal to be confirmed
Please note: This course will NOT be about financial planning, pensions or investments.
Jan Smith (co-ordinator)
Posted on 9 July 2019
The June regional Newsleter is now out - it can be read Here
Posted on 27 June 2019
RUSSIAN GROUP STARTING IN LANCASTER
This group is intended for people with intermediate or advanced Russian. Approximately A-level or above. Activities include reading and translating a variety of texts, conversation and grammar revision. It is not a formal taught class. It meets in the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster (next to the railway station) on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 10am to 12 noon. Enquiies to Jenny Walmsley 01524 771299, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 24 June 2019
CULTURE TRIPS + MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES
THE SIXTEEN CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
MONTEVERDI’S 1610 VESPERS
at The Bridgewater Hall, Friday, 15 November, 7.30 p.m. performance
Approximate cost of tickets - £27.00 per person.
Travel will be by coach from Kendal. The cost of this is dependent on numbers.
The Sixteen Choir was established in 1979 and has achieved international acclaim, particularly for its interpretation of baroque music. It has close associations with the Bridgewater Hall.
Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers are a magnificent liturgical work that set a precedence for Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. This majestic, religious, masterpiece that has endured for over 400 years really must be worth hearing, especially when performed by such a prestigious choir and orchestra.
If you are not familiar with the music you can hear extracts on YouTube. Just type Monteverdi 1610 Vespers into your search engine.
If you would like to come on this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email or telephone or use the Contact Form
Posted on 22 June 2019
NEW GROUP -ARCHITECTURE APPRECIATION
The inaugural meeting of this new group was held at Abbot Hall Social Centre on Tuesday 7th May.
This Group is now meeting regularly. See Group Page
Posted on 12 June 2019
U3A CONFERENCE AND AGM 2019
Now open for booking
Visit the dedicated website for Conference news, updates and booking - find it at https://conference.u3a.org.uk/
There, you can find information about the programme, the speakers, and the location. It will be continuously updated as more details are confirmed, so be sure to keep checking back.
Posted on 5 June 2019
SATURDAY LUNCH CLUB
There is now an additional meeting in August. See Saturday Lunch Club
Posted on 4 June 2019
NEW GROUP - BALLROOM DANCING
The Ballroom Dancing group is now firmly established, It meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons at Castle Street Centre. Full details at Ballroom Dancing.
Posted on 30 May 2019
The AGM was held at the Castle st. Centre, Kendal on 15 May 2019. You can read the Minutes HERE
Posted on 27 May 2019
The Annual Accounts for 2018-19 have now been audited. They can be viewed here
Posted on 24 April 2019
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