Arun West

Meetings

FIRST FACE TO FACE COFFEE MORNING

On the 2nd September @ 10:15 the first face to face coffee morning will take place. Please read the following notice:

Assuming we get the requisite number of volunteers, we propose that the first Coffee Morning since lockdown will be on Thursday 2nd of September starting at 10.15.

We would hope to include the usual quiz, plants table and a regular free raffle, but most of all, an opportunity to revisit old friends and make new ones.

Remember there are no strangers, just friends we are yet to meet.

Cost for members will be £2 for U3A members. MEMBERS ONLY AT THIS FIRST MEETING.

As well as those conditions listed further below in CAPITALS from St Mary’s, there are a few issues to be agreed by members for the U3A Coffee Mornings.

(a) All members must be responsible for wiping down their own chairs and stacking them; this cannot simply be left to the last members to leave the Hall.

(b) No Members may use the kitchen unless they are part of the designated kitchen team.

(c) Coffee will be available outside the kitchen as will hot water for tea and decaffeinated coffee.

(d) Disposable (recyclable) cups will be available, but members may prefer to use their own mugs, which should then be taken home for washing.

Following our meeting with the management team at St Mary's Centre:

I am pleased to say that we have now heard from the manager of St Mary’s Centre as follows:-

" All hirers may return to using the Centre with immediate effect, subject to the following requirements:-

In order to provide a safe place to enable indoor meetings hirers will need to provide hand sanitiser, paper towels and sanitiser spray (for tables and chairs) for use by hirers.

TO HELP MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE WHEN ENTERING OR LEAVING THE PREMISES IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE SIDE GATE TO THE GARDEN IS UTILISED AND ENTRY TO THE HALL BE VIA THE SIDE DOOR.

WE WILL OPEN UP FOR USE THE KITCHEN AND ALL THE TOILETS.

THE 'GARDEN' SPACE TO THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO USE.

THE CENTRE WILL BE CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS; HOWEVER, HIRERS ARE ASKED TO WIPE DOWN CHAIRS AND TABLES AFTER THEY HAVE USED THEM. HIRERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO WIPE WORK TOPS IN THE KITCHEN IF THEY ARE USED.

THE GROUP/ACTIVITY LEADER WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE ACTIVITY IS RUN SAFELY AND TO MAINTAIN RECORDS OF ATTENDANCE FOR TEST & TRACE, NOTIFYING THE CENTRE MANAGER OF ANY ATTENDEES WHO ARE “PINGED” OR BECOME INFECTED.

Monthly talks will continue via Zoom. Please see the weekly Bulletin for details of each talk.
Also listed here.

It is very easy to join the monthly ZOOM talk. You need the link which Jean Inwood will send you if you contact her.Select ZOOM on CONTACTS page.
You do NOT need to download ZOOM. You just click on the link, then "Join with audio" and "Join with Video".
If you would like to use Zoom but are nervous, contact Masha White for a practice run!

Details of our Monthly Talks at Yapton Village Hall.For the rest of 2021 the talks will take place via Zoom.
We normally meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. £1 for U3A members. £2 for visitors. Refreshments included.
Click on the link on the right to see reviews of the meetings. Contact Monthly Talks Team via CONTACT page for details.

January 2021 to December 2021

Via Zoom until we can meet Face to Face again

Wednesday 20 January 2021 – Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660-1830 – Sarah Slater. The speaker is a Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court. She wears one of her costumes and talks about all the naughty bits of history you would probably not have learnt about at school.

Wednesday 10 February 2021 – Dogs for Good - Assistance Dog Charity. The charity makes life- changing differences for people with disabilities through the power of expertly trained dogs.

Wednesday 10 March 2021 – Dark Light – The Flannan Island Mystery. An acoustic production – Steve Robson. This show blends together a (true) story, visuals and live acoustic music. Dark light is based on true events of 1900 regarding the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote island. The mystery is still unsolved until this day. Or is it?

Wednesday 21 April 2021 – Annual General Meeting – No monthly Talk. If we cannot hold the AGM there will be a Mirthy talk

Wednesday 19 May 2021– A Schoolgirl’s War – School Life in the South East during WW2 – Mary Smith. This talk features the exquisite and highly original work of a Kent school art teacher. She set out to document in paint and pencil the lives of school children and their teachers as the war unfolded.

Wednesday 9 June 2021– Japan, Bowing to Tradition – Jim Holmes. The speaker is a freelance documentary photographer. From the northern ‘snow country’ to the southern tropical beaches, Japan is a diverse and complicated country. See how Japan has integrated very traditional aspects of its culture into a modern society.

Wednesday 14 July 2021– Great American Songbook – Roger Browne. The speaker is a raconteur, writer, musician and actor. In this talk, Roger traces the history and music of the great composers of the years between the two world wars. He illustrates it with live examples on the piano, and the hilarious stories about the people, places and events that fueled the development of this unique milestone in Western popular music.

Wednesday 11 August 2021– No Monthly Talk

Wednesday 15 September 2021 – Georgia O’Keeffe – Richard Cupidi. The talk is about one of America’s most popular artists with an international reputation. She is best known for her dramatic pictures of enlarged flowers, New York Skyscrapers and the landscapes of New Mexico

Wednesday 13 October 2021 – Working with the ghosts of Hampton Court Palace – Sarah Slater.
We are pleased to welcome Sarah back to speak to us again. She wears one of her costumes, and talks about her experiences working with the ghosts at Hampton Court Palace. She gives a glimpse of what it is like to wander the galleries late at night on her own in the dark.

Wednesday 10 November 2021 – Lewes and Bonfire Night – Andy Thomas. Illustrated with his own spectacular photographs, Andy explores the historical town of Lewes – renowned for the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the world – and reveals the enthralling rituals and events which makes its colourful and controversial November mix of folklore, liberty issues and burlesque humour unique.

Wednesday 9 December 2021 - TBA.