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
At each Monthly Meeting a speaker is invited to give a talk on a specialist subject, there can range from history, arts, science, etc.
Below are some examples of recent talks that the members have found both varied and interesting. Please see the events page for a list of the future planned speakers.
|Liz Lee-Kelley||From Laundry to Chop Suey||Why the Chinese cane to UK and what they did|
|Ian Keable||Charles Dickens, Conjuror Dickens hobby as amateur conjurer, and some of his tricks from shows||Hoaxes 18th century, cartoon history,18th century mysteries|
|Professor David Phillips||Chemistry in the Atmosphere and Climate Change||Chemical composition of atmosphere, ozone layer, various accords to address climate change|
|Andy Thomas||A Celebratory History of Christmas||Trawl through ages showing how Christmas developed .|
|Dr Robert Cruthers||Doctor at Sea||Life as RN doctor, ship to ship transfer etc|
|Mark Lewis||London Through an Artists Eyes||How London changed through ages using art as evidence|
|Vicky Russell||Ashtead Common The History & Management||Trees and wildlife, pests, management|
|David WilliamsLife||of Lawrence of Arabia||Biography of this scholar, military hero, diplomat, writer and legend.|
|Peter B Stammers||Albert Einstein & Relativity||Life and theory|
|Len Taphouse||5 years as a Dockyard engineering Apprentice||North Woolwich 1956-61. hardships and highlights|
|Harriet Smith||Eating Well, Living Well||Dietary/nutritional advice|