Burton on Trent

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British Sign Language activity group

Hello everyone,

I would like to start a new group with regard to sign language. The activity will be based on BSL (British Sign Language) with informal sessions to learn basic signs, including finger-spelling.

I shall offer you some background on myself to give you an idea of why I would like to start this group and to hopefully encourage more people to use sign language.

I used to be an IT lecturer at an FE College before I retired a number of years ago. I once had a student in my class who was profoundly deaf so I decided to do my Level 1 BSL to aid communication with the student. It made a big difference and I was able to pass on my knowledge to other students to enable them to have a better understanding of people who are deaf.

I have always had some hearing loss but suddenly lost my hearing completely in my right ear a few years ago. I also wear a hearing aid. I moved into this area just over 2 years ago and needed to do something to help myself improve on my communications skills. Hence, I enrolled in a lip-reading class and went back to college to do sign language again.

I have a friend who is profoundly deaf who will support me with the sessions as she has greater experience. We would like to make it informal and fun. It is for absolutely anyone who is interested in learning basic sign language.
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I need to know if there are U3A members who would be interested in attending such a group and hopefully share experiences and give support to each other. Although no day or time has yet been set, please do contact me directly (as below) to indicate your interest.

I look forward to hearing from you, Lynda

e-mail: lyndallewlewis@hotmail.com

tel: 01283 331022

mob: 0788998834
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FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN LANGUAGE GROUPS

We have members who are interested in learning French, Italian and German for beginners and are looking for coordinators to allow these groups to run. If you are able to coordinate a group for beginners for any of these please email:- groupssecretarybotu3a@hotmail.co.uk

Interest has also been expressed in groups for Drama, Yoga.
If you would like to set up a new group please email the groups secretary as above for further information.

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CINEMA

Cheadle U3A organise special showings of films at Uttoxeter Cinebowl (next to Tesco) and are happy for members of other local U3As to join them.
The cost will be £3.60
Members of neighbouring U3As are also invited to attend. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time.
Tickets can presently only be purchased at the Cinema on the day. There is no advanced booking for U3A shows. Telephone and internet bookings are also not permitted.
website www.cheadleu3a.org and through the Burton U3A Communications updates on line

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AUTUMN QUIZ 2017

DATE.....NOVEMBER 2ND 2017
VENUE....Rolleston Club
Rolleston on Dove
TIME......2PM--4PM
U3A MEMBERS ONLY
FREE ENTRY

Teams of 4 people
Random Questions
No Sets ...... No Categories
Closing Date For Team Entries......FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2017 To Enter Contact...
Lynn...01283 535009
lynn@pmarston009.plus.com

OR

Maureen .....01283 815502
M.Orchard1611@gmail.com

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