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Gardens Group Trip to Bibury on 9th July

Judy has organised a trip to Bibury to visit the gardens at Ablington Manor. These gardens are not normally open to the public. There are a few seats left and if any U3A members and their friends would like to join us, they would be more than welcome.

Tickets cost £29 each and this includes coach travel, entrance to Ablington Manor gardens and refreshments at the garden. It does not include lunch.

For more information please contact Judy Parker.


New post-basic Spanish group in Clifton Village proposed

Ken Booth is seeking others who have a working knowledge of basic Spanish and who wish to practice and move forward to the next level, hopefully starting in September. He says "in the absence of teachers/leaders for this purpose, I propose we set up a self-help group using the BBC’s ‘Active Languages’ material and that we work our way forward a step at a time.

I propose weekly meetings until we get established and are happy with the pace of our learning. The group would self-fund book or CD purchases and be able to print other documentation downloaded from the BBC Website."

Two-hourly meetings would be at his home in Clifton Village, served by numbers 8 and 505 bus, but could also be held at others' homes. Suggested days and times - Wednesdays 10:30–12:30 or Thursdays 2:30–4:30.

Ken proposes an initial meeting to establish the amount of interest and the level from which they should start. If you are interested email Ken indicating your day/time preference or phone him on 07970 177476



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