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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

All of our groups have stopped face to face meetings and are investigating ways of introducing other ways of communicating. Over the coming weeks information will be emailed to members and posted on this website.

CREATIVE WRITING

A note from Hugh Wolfson (group contact) about creative writing.

During self-isolation, Creative Writing Group 2 is going to try on-line exchange of texts and comments. We are quite a small group. We are eager to welcome more members, people who may feel trapped at home without things to keep their minds busy.

We try to write prose, occasionally verse. It can be fiction, or humour, or factual, or think-pieces. We have had stories for children, and episodes for a book. We sometimes suggest a topic, but even that is not compulsory. Members can write for us, or comment on what they read, or just eavesdrop on the occasional summary. The summaries arose from discussions at fortnightly meetings and tended to be about writing style, or ways the pieces might be changed. They are meant to help you appreciate your own writing, and provide reader feedback.

We started on-line only a few weeks ago, and there has been just one summary.

This is a shortened list to help you decide if you like something and why.

1. At the very first reading, do you reach an opinion (or 'jump to a conclusion') about the intention of the author and whether the piece will be worth reading?

2. Does the first paragraph tell you anything about the voice of the Author or the voice of a character adopted to tell the story?

3. Are the personalities expressed in the piece supported by suitable language? Does the thick-ear merchant quote from the Classics?

4. If it is a story, is the pace well-judged and the story satisfying?

We may have differing views on these questions. But they are worth asking, with a view to arriving at the best you can write for yourself.

Why not try it?

Hugh Wolfson, Group Contact. You can contact Hugh via groupscoordinator@haleu3a.co.uk

Group List
ANCESTRY
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday at 10.30am
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday at 10.30am
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of the month 2.00
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thursday of the month 2.00
ART APPRECIATION 1
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2.30pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2.30pm
ART APPRECIATION 2
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
Monday a.m.
1st Monday
ART APPRECIATION 3
 Alternate months Tues & Fri
 Alternate months Tues & FriArt Group 2
Thursday p.m.
1p.m. - 3 p.m. 2nd/4th Thu
Thursday p.m.
1p.m. - 3 p.m. 2nd/4th Thu
ASTRONOMY
Monday a.m.
4th Monday 10.30 am
Monday a.m.
4th Monday 10.30 am
BADMINTON
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 5pm-6pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 5pm-6pm
BEER APPRECIATION
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon at 2.30pm but may vary
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon at 2.30pm but may vary
BEGINNERS' CHESS
Thursday a.m.
10.30am-12.30pm
Thursday a.m.
10.30am-12.30pm
BEGINNERS' FRENCH 1
Tuesday a.m.
Every week at 10-11.30am
Tuesday a.m.
Every week at 10-11.30am
BEGINNERS' FRENCH 3
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Weds 10.30am- 12.00p
Wednesday a.m.
Alternate Weds 10.30am- 12.00p
BEGINNERS' FRENCH COURSE 3
Thursday p.m.
12.15-1.15pm
Thursday p.m.
12.15-1.15pm
BEGINNERS' GERMAN
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mons at 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mons at 2pm
BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 3
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10-11.30am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10-11.30am
BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 4
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tues 10.30am-12pm
Tuesday a.m.
Alternate Tues 10.30am-12pm
BEGINNERS' PORTUGUESE
Friday p.m.
2pm
Friday p.m.
2pm
BEGINNERS' SPANISH 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Weds 2pm
BEGINNERS' SPANISH 2
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons at 10.30am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons at 10.30am
BIRD WATCHING 2
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday 10am
Thursday a.m.
Fourth Thursday 10am
BOARDGAMING
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1.30-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1.30-3.30pm
BRIDGE FOR FUN
Wednesday p.m.
every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
CANASTA
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday 2pm-4pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday 2pm-4pm
CREATIVE WRITING 1
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month from 10.
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month from 10.
CREATIVE WRITING 2
Monday p.m.
2pm- 4pm fortnightly
Monday p.m.
2pm- 4pm fortnightly
CURRENT AFFAIRS 1
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Weds 11.30am
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Weds 11.30am
CURRENT AFFAIRS 2
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Weds 2.00 – 4.00 p
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Weds 2.00 – 4.00 p
CYCLING 2
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays
DAYS OUT
 See Events page
 See Events pageDEALING WITH 3rd AGE ISSUES
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds10.15am
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds10.15am
DRAMA
Friday a.m.
4th Friday 11am-12.30pm
Friday a.m.
4th Friday 11am-12.30pm
DRUMMING (HAND)
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs 12.30pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs 12.30pm
EGYPTOLOGY
Tuesday 
2nd and 4th Tuesday
Tuesday 
2nd and 4th Tuesday
ENJOYING ART
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
ENJOYING MUSIC
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday 2-3.30pm
Thursday p.m.
Second Thursday 2-3.30pm
FOLK DANCING
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday at 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 1
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of month 2pm
Monday p.m.
Second Monday of month 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 2
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday at 2pm
Monday p.m.
Fourth Monday at 2pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 3
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays 2.30-4pm
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays 2.30-4pm
FRENCH CONVERSATION 4
Wednesday a.m.
alternate Wednesdays at 10.30a
Wednesday a.m.
alternate Wednesdays at 10.30a
GENTLE YOGA 1
Tuesday a.m.
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Tuesday a.m.
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
GENTLE YOGA 2
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 11am-12.30pm
Thursday a.m.
Every Thurs 11am-12.30pm
GEOLOGY
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs at 2.00pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thurs at 2.00pm
GERMAN CONVERSATION
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds 10am-12pm
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds 10am-12pm
GO WITH
 see group details above
 see group details aboveINTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10.30am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mons 10.30am
ITALIAN CONVERSATION
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1pm-3pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thurs 1pm-3pm
ITALIAN FOR IMPROVERS
Monday a.m.
every other Monday at 10am
Monday a.m.
every other Monday at 10am
LATIN
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.LINUX
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2pm-4pm
Monday p.m.
1st Mon 2pm-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY 1
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday at 10.15am
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday at 10.15am
LOCAL HISTORY 3
Monday p.m.
2 pm
Monday p.m.
2 pm
LUNCHEON GROUP
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday 12-2pm
Thursday p.m.
Fourth Thursday 12-2pm
MAHJONG
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly 2nd and 4th Fri 2-
Friday p.m.
Fortnightly 2nd and 4th Fri 2-
NATURAL HISTORY
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds. 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds. 1.30-3.30pm
OUTDOOR BOWLING 1
Saturday p.m.
Every week, 2pm weather permit
Saturday p.m.
Every week, 2pm weather permit
OUTDOOR BOWLING 2
Monday p.m.
Every week, 6.30pm weather per
Monday p.m.
Every week, 6.30pm weather per
PAINTING 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday 2-4pm
PENCIL SKETCHING
Thursday 
Fortnightly
Thursday 
Fortnightly
PHILOSOPHY
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mon 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues. Time and venue vary.
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues. Time and venue vary.
PRACTICAL GARDENING
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10am
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday at 10am
PSYCHOLOGY
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday 1.45-3.45pm
Friday p.m.
Fourth Friday 1.45-3.45pm
READING 1
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Weds 2pm
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Weds 2pm
READING 2
Friday a.m.
at 10.30am
Friday a.m.
at 10.30am
READING 3
Friday a.m.
Monthly 11.30am
Friday a.m.
Monthly 11.30am
SCIENCE FOR ALL
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 1.30pm-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday at 1.30pm-3.30pm
SHORT WALKS 1
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays at 10am
Monday a.m.
Alternate Mondays at 10am
SHORT WALKS 2
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon at 10am
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mon at 10am
SINGING
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3-4.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3-4.30pm
SPANISH CONVERSATION
Wednesday a.m.
11.15am-1.15pm every week
Wednesday a.m.
11.15am-1.15pm every week
SPANISH CONVERSATION 2
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays 10.30am
Friday a.m.
Alternate Fridays 10.30am
SPANISH IMMERSION
Wednesday p.m.
Every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
Every Weds 1.30-3.30pm
STITCH & KNIT
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10-12
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 10-12
TABLE TENNIS 1
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 4pm-6pm
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 4pm-6pm
TABLE TENNIS 2
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mons 2.30pm-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd and 4th Mons 2.30pm-3.30pm
TABLE TENNIS 3
Wednesday p.m.
6pm
Wednesday p.m.
6pm
TABLE TENNIS 4
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mons 2pm
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mons 2pm
TABLE TENNIS 5
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10.30-12.00
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Monday 10.30-12.00
TENNIS A
Tuesday a.m.
10am alternate Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
10am alternate Tuesdays
TENNIS B
Thursday a.m.
10am alternate Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
10am alternate Thursdays
THEATRE VISITS
 See Notice Board
 See Notice BoardUKULELE 1
Monday p.m.
Every week 2pm-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
Every week 2pm-3.30pm
UKULELE 3
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2-3pm
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2-3pm
WALKING 1
Tuesday a.m.
Every other Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Every other Tuesday
WALKING 2
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds at 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
1st and 3rd Weds at 10.30
WALKING 3
 Dates by arrangement
 Dates by arrangement
WINE APPRECIATION 1
Friday p.m.
Every two months
Friday p.m.
Every two months
YOGA
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays 9.15-10.15
Monday a.m.
1st and 3rd Mondays 9.15-10.15