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Ann Quintilla, Culture Trips coordinator, has some useful links on the Culture Trips group page.

Posted on 23 January 2021


See the Covid-19 page for the latest information

Posted on 19 January 2021


The first in a new series of online monthly meetings on the Zoom platform will be held on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 10 am.   Our Chairman, David Little has sent an Introductory Letter

Posted on 13 January 2021


There were 2 issues of the National Newsletter Express during this festive season - Christmas Day and New Years Day

Posted on 1 January 2021


We invite all our South Lakes U3A members to join us in our Painting, Drawing and General Art Competition. Whatever your artistic skill now is your time to get creative!

The 3 categories are intended to broadly cover all things in creative arts.
Painting is for all types of painting, oil, acrylic, water colour, pastels and mixed media. 
Drawing is for charcoal, pen and ink, pencils and any other type of drawing. 
General Art is for everything else, sculpture, pottery, knitting, sewing, crafts etc the list is pretty endless.
The aim is to provide an opportunity for us all to engage in some form of artistic creativity, to compete with our fellow members and hopefully uplift our spirits during the long winter months. 
A member can enter each section but only once. Please photograph your art work and send a good quality jpeg image 1Mb to 5 Mb size to Peter Bunney our webmaster. Peter will then upload them to our on line Competition Gallery on the website. It may be possible to display a short video of any 3D images, please email Peter first before sending if you feel it would help display your items in the General Art section.
Entries can be submitted any time between now and the end of January, they must be anonymous so there is no bias when the judging starts.
Members will be asked to vote, one vote per category between 1st and 14th February. The winners will be declared on the website by 21st February 2021.

You can submit entries to competition2

Entries can be viewed at  

Please keep checking the website for updates to the competition as well as up dates to group activities, Monthly Meetings and of course the Zoom Diary so you can keep informed about all the activities that are available to members.

Kindest regards and good luck with your entries

Hilary Claxton

Vicechair South Lakes U3A

Posted on 1 December 2020


The December National Newsletter can be read Here

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Posted on 19 December 2020


Some Groups are running virtual meetings using Zoom.  The free Zoom facility can be used, but it has a 40 minute time limit.  To avoid this we have set up a shared Zoom facility, which does not have the time limit.  If your Group would like to use it, please check the Zoom Diary and contact the Webmaster  -  even if your preferred slot is already taken.  Some extra slots are now available.

Posted on 10 November 2020


If you have had some experience of meditation you are invited to join members of Age Uk in a a further 8 weeks of practice by Zoom   led by Mike Venet.   The start date is Wednesday January 6th for 8 weeks.

Please contact Mike by email  for more information.

Posted on 30 October 2020


The Kendal Climate Change Citizens’ Jury has brought together 20 randomly selected people from across the town who reflect the diversity of the area, to answer the question ‘What should Kendal do about the emergency of Climate Change?’ This process will be the first climate change jury organised at town level and the first in the UK that is starting its work online.

Supported by a team of expert facilitators from Shared Future, the jurors have attended six out of a total nine online sessions where they are hearing from and questioning a series of expert commentators to help them answer the question. They are sharing ideas and opinions with each other and will ultimately draw up a set of recommendations for the town. An oversight panel made up of influential local organisations is overseeing the process to ensure it is fair and balanced. Oversight panel members have made a commitment to take action on the recommendations produced by the Citizens’ Jury.

The progress of the jury can be followed on Facebook or via the website, with interviews and videos of commentator presentations available to view. Sign up to our mailing list for the latest updates and have your say by completing our community survey.


Kendal Town Council

Posted on 2 October 2020


Some groups have reopened under Government and U3A guidelines and some more are planning to reopen.   Indoor groups are having virtual meetings using YouTube or Zoom.

As a result some groups are able to accept new members,  You  can contact them via the Contact Form.

Posted on 9 September 2020

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