Benfleet

Events

The Events listed here are in Date order.

GENERAL MEMBER MEETINGS

Unfortunately, the Member meetings for much of 2021 have been CANCELLED due to Coronavirus.

With the easing of lockdown we will have the opportunity to restart Member Meetings at Richmond Hall. However, this will require confirmation from our National u3a that insurance cover is in place and of course members need to be confident and feel safe attending.

We do not envisage that the Richmond Hall meetings will start until late summer/early autumn. August 2021 at the earliest and more likely September.

In the mean time we will continue with Zoom Speaker Talks arranged by Marion. All of the details are listed below including how to register if you haven't attended previously.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or need advice then please contact Marion via Chairperson

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Member Zoom Meetings to look forward to:

Paul Barwick.Marion Pettet.Jenni Mallin.Tom Way
The White Mouse.A Peek behind the scenes.A Grandmothers Legacy;.Professional Wildlife Photography
(Spies!!).(Ballet).the early years.The Wildlife on your doorstep.
Zoom 13 July 2021.Zoom 27 July 2021. Zoom: 10 August 2021.Richmond Hall? 31 August 2021
13 July 2021 - The White Mouse . 27 July 2021 - A Peek behind the scenes . 10 August 2021 Jenni Mallin . 31 August 2021 - Tom Way

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Jul 27th Tuesday 27 July 2021 at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker talk

Subject: A Peek behind the scenes
Speaker: Marion Pettet

Working with a professional standard but amateur Ballet Company has given Marion over 16 years’ worth of insights and experience of creating a major stage production, including the creation of stunning costumes and anecdotes of behind the scenes.

The word “Ballet” could easily be replaced by “Opera, Musical Theatre or Stage Play” and, whilst tutus are mentioned (How could they not be?) it is more in terms of their creation. Marion will donate her Fee to the MS Society

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous Zoom speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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Tue Aug 10th Tuesday 10 August 2021 at 2pm; ZOOM Speaker Talk

Subject:A Grandmother’s legacy: the early years
Speaker: Jenni Mallin

How Benjamin Hardy in 1798, a seventh generation weaver ancestor of Jenny Mallin from Mirfield in Yorkshire, sails to Madras with his British Army unit, fights for 22years in India , settles his family there for the next 5 generations.

Research on three ancestors, going back to back to 17th Century, shows them in the British Army, all from different backgrounds. The storyline brings together the reasons for Jenni’s family being linked to the British Raj.

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous Zoom speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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Tue Aug 31st Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 2pm; WE HOPE THIS WILL BE HELD IN RICHMOND HALL

Subject: Professional Wildlife Photography- The Wildlife on your doorstep
Speaker: Tom Way

A talk emphasising all the fantastic wild life there is to see and photograph on our own doorsteps, from Deer to Hedgehogs and from Owls to Foxes, Tom will not only be showing you his wildlife images from our local areas but also describing all the stories behind the taking of his photos.

His talk will include our coastlines and some Northern areas of the UK including Puffins and Red Squirrels.

How to take part:
> If you signed up for any previous Zoom speaker talks then you are already registered and don't need to do anything yet.
> If NEW then you need to message Marion using Chairperson to receive meeting details.

Near the meeting all registered attendees will receive an email with joining link and details.
If you have not used Zoom before then please contact Chairperson for some guidance.
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