Arun West



During the Covid 19 restrictions there will be no face to face Coffee Mornings. In February we started a Zoom Coffee Morning see EVENTS for details. Normal service will be resumed when it is safe to do so! Watch this space!.

However, we started monthly talks again 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.
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

See the Poster on the right for details of this months talk Poster

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 28 April 2021 – No monthly Talk as the 2021 AGM will be held via Zoom.

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 8 September 2021 – A Conspiracy History of the World - Andy Thomas. Why do people believe in conspiracy theories and what is the evidence to support them? Andy explores an intriguing alternative history of humankind, as seen through the eyes of those who question the establishment version of events.

Wednesday 13 October 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 10 November 2021 – How to Grow Old Disgracefully – Lady Crabtree. Lady Crabtree will take a wry look at the advancing years and how to fight back against modern life.

Wednesday 8 December 2021– Christmas Event.