Ealing

Events

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

The 2019 LR Summer School Programme has been announced and places can now be booked, click on the link to see the details and to book a place.

The Summer School will be held at St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station). Further details can be found under 'Dates for your Diary' below.

NATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOLS RESIDENTIAL STUDY PROGRAMME for 2019

The programme for the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools has been announced and places can now be booked, click on the link to see the details and to book a place.

The first school is at Aston University in Birmingham from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August; the second school is at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September. Further details can be found under 'Dates for your Diary' below.
[Mary Haggar or Mary Hamilton can give you more general information about the National Summer Schools if you have not attended previously]

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
June 2019
Wed Jun 26thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF STATIONERS HALL & ST MARTIN’S–WITHIN LUDGATE (A Historic Wren Church)
A guided visit to the Stationers Guild Hall, very close to St Pauls Cathedral, which has been in situ since 1500s and has magnificent panelling and windows and strong links to William Caxton.
We will, however, start the tour with a visit to a wonderful and much overlooked Wren church associated with the Stationers Hall and, indeed, it has a direct entry to the Hall.

The tour will last about 1.5 hours and tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at the end.

There are many places for lunch in the area including St Paul’s Crypt restaurant.

When: Wednesday 26th June

Cost: £10 including refreshments

Numbers: I am not restricted with numbers on this occasion as the guides will split us into groups of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.50am by Central Line to St Pauls station with a 5/6 minute walk to the Church.

I will announce the tour on 6th June and take names/monies on 13th and 20th June.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Wed Jun 26thRambling 2

Wednesday Ramble - River Lea

When: Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Meeting: Tottenham Hale underground station ( Victoria Line ) at 10.30.

This is a linear walk along the River Lea and around the Walthamstow Wetlands finishing in Clapton . Lunch at the Princess of Wales, Clapton. Return from Clapton station ( Greater Anglia Line) connecting with Tottenham Hale underground station or Liverpool Street station.

Distance:about 6.5 miles

Contact David Leach ( Mobile 07766877663 )

Sat Jun 29thRambling 1

Saturday Ramble - Regents Canal

When: Saturday 29th June, 2019

Meet: Platform level of Ealing Broadway station outside the waiting room at 10am

This is a very varied linear walk from Pudding Mill Station (DLR) past the Olympic/Queen Elizabeth Park starting along the Bazalgette engineered Northern Outfall Sewer to glorious Victoria Park where there is an opportunity for refreshments overlooking the lake. Then following the Regents Canal with numerous reminders of of the industrial East End before we arrive at the antique stalls of Islington.

The distance is 3 1/2 very level miles with many opportunities for refreshments along the way.

Lunch: the Island Queen on Canal Road, Islington

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 07938724629

July 2019
Sun Jul 14thOther

GUNNERSBURY PARK MUSEUM – Event

WRITE AND SHINE Workshops
Sundays 14 July, 18 August, 10:15 – 12:00

Start your day with a burst of creativity! Whether you are an experienced writer or haven’t set pen to paper for years, join us for our new series of morning creative writing workshops for adults. Led by Gemma Seltzer, author and workshop facilitator, these sessions will draw on our beautiful Park, buildings and collections for inspiration.

Price: £19 per session

For more details, see Gunnersbury - Write and Shine

Sat Jul 20thTheatre Outings - Questors

ORANGE TREE THEATRE, Richmond

Saturday 20th July, 2019, 2.30 pm

While The Sun Shines by Terence Rattigan

"I'll tell you but you won’t believe me. I slept in the same bed with an earl... No, not a girl, stupid, an earl"
On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby’s ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum.
But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her...
And to complicate matters, Bobby’s future father in law turns up too.

London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...

The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades. Rattigan’s greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

★★★★ “a slickly plotted wartime comedy of romantic entanglements and mislaid affections” The Telegraph

Tickets £22.50 can be purchased from Rosemary Hart at a Thursday meeting. Those members who do not attend on Thursdays should contact Rosemary by phone or email.

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.
Full details of this years programme can be found here - 2019 LR Summer School Programme

This year, the Summer School includes some talks which will explore the theme of: “Celebration of the Sea”.

If you would like to attend again this year, please book online if you can by clicking on this link - Application online. Otherwise, please use this link to download the Postal Application form

August 2019
Mon Aug 12th
→Thu Aug 15th
Summer School

NATIONAL U3A SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2019

This first school is from 12th - 15th August and is at Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET. There are 10 subject areas including Art History & Archaeology, Film, Languages and Music.

Full details and booking can be found on the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools website

September 2019
Tue Sep 10th
→Fri Sep 13th
Summer School

NATIONAL U3A SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2019

This second school is from 10th - 13th September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester GL7 6JS. There are 10 subject areas including Drama, History, Maths, Philosophy and Music.

Full details and booking can be found on the 2019 National U3A Summer Schools website.

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 from October 2018.
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