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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS

The results of the 2019 Photographic Competition and presentation of prizes will be on Thursday 26th September, with the closing date for entries being Thursday 12th September.
The categories for this years competition are Shops, Trees, Faces, Water and My Favourite Photo - entries for the last category only are restricted to those who've never previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize. For full details of the competition, see the entry in 'Dates for Your Diary' below.

Click on the LINKS on the right hand side of this page to see the results and the winning photographs for both the 2017 and 2018 competitions.


Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Wed Feb 20thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
A guided tour of this boarding school who can trace its history from 1394 and has been in situ since 1461. The tour is led by the school’s Archivist & Records Manager. Girls were only accepted as full members as late as 1973.
Guided tours of this school are very limited and restricted to school holidays.
The tour will start at 11.00am and last between 1.25 - 1.5 hours.

When: Wednesday 20th February

Cost: £8

Numbers: Limited to 16 but I have arranged for 2 further tours on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May both with 16 places. I will announce details of these outings later in the year.

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting room for a 9.50/10.00am departure by District line to Westminster Station and a 5/8 minute walk to the school which is located immediately next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

I will announce this outing on 7th February and take names/monies on 14th February

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Wed Feb 20thRambling 2

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Meeting at Acton Town tube station ( Piccadilly/District Line ) at 10.00 am.

This is a linear walk crossing Gunnersbury Park and following the Thames Path ( North Bank ) to Hammersmith, about 6.5 miles.

Lunch at the Blue Anchor pub , Hammersmith.

Contact John Foxwell (07931929319) or David Leach ( 07766877663)

Wed Feb 20thRambling 2

{Wednesday 20 February, 2019
Meeting at Acton Town tube station ( Piccadilly/District Line ) at 10.00 am.

This is a linear walk crossing Gunnersbury Park and following the Thames Path ( North Bank ) to Hammersmith, about 6.5 miles.

Lunch at the Blue Anchor pub , Hammersmith.

Contact John Foxwell (07931929319) or David Leach ( 07766877663)

Wed Feb 27thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, 40 BRUNSWICK SQUARE WC1
A guided tour to be led by Anthony Davis, who previously guided us through the Society of Antiquarians last year, and will recall the history of the Foundling Hospital which was established by Royal Charter given by George 11 in 1739. The hospital was the inspiration of the philanthropist Thomas Coram with its aim to care for babies abandoned and at risk. Both William Hogarth & George Frideric Handel donated works and thereby helping to establish the UK’s first public art gallery.
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last for just over 1 hour - attendees can continue to roam the museum/building after the end of the guided tour.
There are no cafe facilities in the museum but plenty nearby.

When: Wednesday 27th February

Cost: £11

Numbers: Limited to 25 people.

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting at 9.50am by District line and change to the Piccadilly line at either Ealing Common or Acton Town (to be decided on the day) and and arrive at Russell Square station with a 5/10 minute walk to the Museum.

I will announce this outing on 14th February and take names/monies on 21st February

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Thu Feb 28thFilmOuting to see “ALL IS TRUE” directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.

Where: Watermans Centre cinema, Brentford

When: 1.30pm on Thursday 28th February - book your own tickets or pay at the Box Office on the day

Kenneth Branagh portrays William Shakespeare in his retirement years with Judi Dench playing his wife Anne Hathaway. Also starring Ian McKellen.

For all who are interested in going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the film.
March 2019
Tue Mar 5thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, 40 BRUNSWICK SQUARE WC1
As result of anticipated demand a further guided tour has been arranged to visit this building.

The tour will be led by Anthony Davis, who previously guided us through the Society of Antiquarians last year, and will recall the history of the Foundling Hospital which was established by Royal Charter given by George 11 in 1739. The hospital was the inspiration of the philanthropist Thomas Coram with its aim to care for babies abandoned and at risk. Both William Hogarth & George Frideric Handel donated works and thereby helping to establish the UK’s first public art gallery.
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last for just over 1 hour - attendees can continue to roam the museum/building after the end of the guided tour.
There are no cafe facilities in the museum but plenty nearby.

When: Tuesday 5th March

Cost: £11

Numbers: Limited to 25 people.

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting at 9.50am by District line and change to the Piccadilly line at either Ealing Common or Acton Town (to be decided on the day) and and arrive at Russell Square station with a 5/10 minute walk to the Museum.

I will announce this outing on 14th February and take names/monies on 21st and 28th February

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Wed Mar 6thSocial

NEW MEMBERS COFFEE MORNING

We are holding a New Members Coffee Morning on Wednesday 6th March in the Ealing Green Church Hall from 10am-12 noon.

This is an opportunity to find out more about our U3A, meet the Committee members, and find out more about the Groups we run and that you may like to join. [If any Group you are interested in joining is currently full, we will add you to a waiting list in case vacancies arise or we have sufficient interest to start another Group]

As we did not hold one of these events last year, anyone who has joined Ealing U3A in the last couple of years is invited to attend. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Fri Mar 8thOther

KEYBOARD TRUST CONCERT - ST MARY'S, PERIVALE

One of two special recitals to be held at St Mary’s, Perivale featuring two remarkable young pianists: Camiel Boomsma and Cristian Sandrin. The church is beautiful, warm and cosy with gorgeous acoustics and a lovely piano: a very special venue.

CRISTIAN SANDRIN
Programme:
Mozart - Piano Sonata in C K.330
Ravel - Miroirs
Ginastera - Piano Sonata No 1 Op 22

Born into a family of musicians from Bucharest, Romania, Cristian Sandrin was initiated in the art of sounds by his father, later continuing his studies with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu, having had his solo debut at prestigious Romanian Atheneum Hall at the age of 13. After graduating from the “Dinu Lipatti” Art College in Bucharest, Cristian moved to London where he studied under Diana Ketler at the Royal Academy of Music. Having graduated with First Class Honours in 2016, he is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at the same institution

Time: 7.30pm

Location: St Mary’s, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS

Cost: FREE (donations are appreciated)

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEATS by emailing REBECCA WINDRAM at rebecca@keyboardtrust.org

Wed Mar 13thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE MUSEUM OF RICHMOND, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP
The Curator/Executive Officer of this relatively small but very interesting local museum has agreed to provide a series of guided tours of her museum on the days shown below, though the maximum numbers will be 10 per tour.
The guided tours will last about 1 hour and afterwards we can visit the ground floor art gallery containing a number of quality local exhibits.

When: Wednesday 13 March (10.30am), Tuesday 9 April (2.30pm) and Wednesday 12 June (10.30am)

Cost: £3

Numbers: Each tour is limited to 10 people.

Details of travel (65 bus most likely), times and taking names/monies will be announced in due course. If these outings prove popular I am sure further visits can be arranged.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Sun Mar 24thTheatre Outings - Questors

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 24th March at 2.30pm

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

On the run for a murder he didn’t commit. What could go wrong?
Richard Hannay is in a bit of a pickle. A chance meeting with an attractive spy has resulted in assassination, and he soon finds himself on the run for murder. Aware of a top secret plot by the mysterious 39 Steps, Hannay flees to Scotland on the train to try and stop the powerful spy ring. He collides with the police at every turn, and not even the beautiful Pamela can save him. But just what is the 39 Steps and how can Hannay find out?

This thrilling spy comedy is a parody of the Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan novel, and hilariously uses four actors to play over 100 characters.

Tickets on sale in January from the convener, Rosemary Hart, price £10

Tue Mar 26thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: MUSEUM OF LONDON - DOCKLANDS - Two consecutive Guided Tours
There will be 2 guided tours (Welcome to Docklands) which will include a pre-tour talk followed by visits to the 3 floors with permanent exhibitions covering the history of London from prehistoric times along with the working of the London Docks from 1800 and the Sugar & Slave trade from 1600. There is also a section relating to the War years and development of the East End.
Each tour will start at 11.00am and last approx 1.5 hours.
The museum has a Ground floor coffee/tea room and there are lifts to all floors. There is also likely to be an unspecified exhibition on the Ground floor (Free) though not part to the guided tour.

When: Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March

Cost: £12

Numbers: 20 per outing

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting room at 9.30am by Central Line to Bank and then travel by DLR line to Canary Wharf with a 5/10 minute walk to the museum.

I will announce these outings on 7th March and take names/monies on 14th & 21st March

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

July 2019
Tue Jul 23rd
→Thu Jul 25th
Summer School

LONDON REGION OF U3As SUMMER SCHOOL, JULY 23 - 25, 2019

The 2019 Summer School will be held on Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station).

This is the popular annual non-residential event. Members can choose to attend for one, two or three days. There will be a wide range of subjects on the themes of Art, Current Affairs, History, Literature, Music, Science and Travel - A choice of 27 different talks, 5 workshops, and 6 guided walks around the City of London.
Further information can be found here - Summer School Poster

This year, we are including some talks which will explore the theme of: “Celebration of the Sea”.
Online and postal booking will be launched mid-February via the London Region U3A website.

September 2019
Thu Sep 26thOther

2019 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The results of the 2019 Photographic Competition will be announced on Thursday 26th September. The closing date for submission of photos for the competition is Thursday 12th September.

The judging panel will again be chaired by Ian Richardson.

The categories for this years competition are:
- Shops
- Trees
- Faces
- Water
- My Favourite Photograph: this is a special category which is only open to those who have not previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize.
For the first 4 categories, photos must have been taken in 2019.
For the last category only, the photo can be one that has been taken at any time.

The rules of the competition are as follows:
1. Size of photos should be between 6 inches and 10 inches wide

2. Photos must be mounted on A4 card

3. The title of the photo and name of the participant is to be displayed on the front of the mounting, but the names will be temporarily covered before judging so that judging is completely impartial

4. Each photo entered for the competition will cost £2

5. The judge's decisions is final

Assuming that there are sufficient photos entered, First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded for each category. If the judges feel that any photos are of special merit, then a “Commended” prize may be awarded for any category. The prizes will be as follows:
First prize £20
Second prize £15
Third prize £10
Commended £5