Ashtead U3A Art Group Evening Exhibition
On the 6th November 2019 The Ashtead U3A presented its 3rd Art Exhibition. In the past, we have exhibited our paintings for a month In The Leatherhead Theatre, but this year, we changed tack and arranged a one-night Exhibition in The Ralli Room in the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall.
Also invited were the two U3A Craft Groups and the U3A Photographic Group, both of which displayed some amazing talents.
We in the Art Group displayed a total of 128 paintings, the most ever, and all the paintings were of a superior quality ranging in subject from landscapes, animals, birds, popular cartoons and flowers. We even managed to sell some pictures!!!
The Photography Group presented a rolling slide show of members pictures on a TV screen.
We laid on copious amounts of finger food and canapes and wine and soft drinks were also available. We had an immense response from our U3A members, plus friends, family members and the general public. It was deemed a great success by all who attended. Hopefully we will hold another exhibition within the next two years.
Recent Ashtead U3A Speakers
|Year||Month||Name||Talk||Subject||Other Talk Topics|
|2019||Dev||Andy Thomas||A Celebratory History of Christmas|
|2019||Nov||Dr Robert Cruthers||Doctor at Sea|
|2019||Oct||Mark Lewis||London Through an Artists Eyes|
|2019||Sep||Vicky Russell||Ashtead Common||The History & Management|
|2019||Jul||Late cancelation of Speaker||Members talks|
|2019||Jun||Nick Dobson||Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Potting Shed|
|2019||May||Harriet Smith||Eating Well, Living Well|
|2019||Apr||Len Taphouse||5 years as a Dockyard engineering Apprentice|
|2019||Mar||Peter B Stammers||Albert Einstein & Relativity|
|2019||Feb||David Williams||Life of Lawrence of Arabia|
|2019||Jan||Brad Ashton||The Job of a Laughtime|
|2018||Dec||Helen Astrid||Tradition of Christmas Carols|
|2018||Nov||David Allen||The Weird & Wonderful World of the Law|
|2018||Oct||Colin Summerhayes||Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Antarctic Climate Change|
|2018||Sep||Kevin Chamberlain||My Career in the Foreign Office|
|2018||Jul||Tim Moorey||Most Popular Indoor Activity||Entertaining analysis of cryptic crosswords and biography|
|2018||Jun||Sqad. Lead. Jim Barnes||Dam Busters||Analysis of maths, history behind bouncing bombs as well as knowledge of Barnes Wallis, & Squadron|
|2018||May||Sarah Fordham||Changing the Guard at Buckingham palace||Bue badge holders , some history of London||Main occupation is organising tours|
|2018||Apr||Prof Tony Dayan||A toxicologist in the Garden||Common plants which may be poisonous/herbal remedies|
|2018||Mar||CANCELLED MEETING (bad weather)|
|2018||Feb||David Williams||French Foreign Legion||History of French Foreign Legion||Lawrence of Arabia, Florence Nightingale, Side shows of WW1,300 years Russian military history, Duke of Wellington, Napoleon Bonaparte|
|2018||Jan||Andy Thomas||The Crop Circle Mystery||History of circles and theories of origin||Unexplained mysteries, Lewes and bonfire night, history of Christmas, English freedom, world|
|2017||Dec||Ashtead U3A Music Ensembel and AGM|
|2017||Nov..Nick Barratt||A March through Time||General uprising of people every 100 years||Magna Carta|
|2017||Oct||Gordon Thomas||My Club Sandwich at Home office,Scientist 5 jobs|
|2017||Sep||Dr Helen Fry||Secret Listeners WW2||Bugging of Nazis|
|2017||Jul||Jo Mabbutt||City Livery Companies||Medieval beginnings as craft guilds, current role in city of London|
|2017||Jun||Peter Bates||Farming in the 40's & 50's|
|2017||May||Ian Keable||Life & Works of James Gilray||Satirist/cartoonist||Hoaxes 18th century, Charles Dickens -conjuror|
|2017||Apr||Colin Lomas||Meanings behind familiar paintings in London||Art (lots), Greek Myths, Jewel of West Bank, the V&A|
|2017||Mar||Rupert Matthews||Medieval Women- How women led in the world of chivalry||Four extraordinary women revealing role of women in medieval times||King Arthur, bomber command, local ghosts, history topics, St George, Father Xmas|
|2017||Feb||Colin Jones||Blooming Britain||Gardens open to public|
|2017||Jan||Sheila Kennedy||High Times at Heathrow||Her life as air hostess|
Ashtead Village Day
Attached are pictures from previous years.
10th Anniversary with an Afternoon Cream Tea
Ashtead U3A was 10 years old 2016. We were formed in 2006 and our membership is approaching 700.
We celebrated our Anniversary at the APMH on 10th November 2016 which included musical entertainment and table magic. The beautifully decorated cake was cut by Yann Trevou (Chairman 2006 to 2010), Richard Norton (Chairman 2010 to 2013) and Graham Wiseman, the current Chairman.
Attached are pictures.
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