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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS

Here are advance details of the 2020 Photographic Competition - the closing date for entries will be Thursday 17th September, and the results and prize-giving will be on Thursday 1st October.
The categories for the 2020 competition will be Leaves, Sports, Trains/Boats/Planes, Hands and, once again, My Favourite Photo. Entries for the last category only are restricted to those who've never previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize. Further details about the competition will be given in the new year.

Via the LINKS on the right hand side of this page you can see the results and the winning photographs for 2019 and 2018 competitions.


Dates for your Diary
January 2020
Mon Jan 27thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL GUILD of TALLOW CHANDLERS HALL, 4 Dowgate Hill, EC4
A guided tour of this magnificent hall which has been in situ since 1672 and this guild received its Royal Charter in 1462 while it was located in a different premises also in Dowgate Street.
The building comprises 7 distinctive rooms with impressive panelled walls, stained glass, paintings and elegant ceilings dating from 1868. The Banqueting Hall suffered WW2 damage but has been restored. The building has often been used for film and TV period productions.

When: Monday 27th January (Monday is the only day that these very rare tours are available)
The tour will last about 1.5 hours including time for pre tour refreshments in the hall and will start at 11.00am.

Cost: £10 inclusive of refreshments

Numbers: 25 is the maximum members that I can take

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.50am by District Line to Cannon Street station. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at the Guild (opposite Cannon Street Underground/Rail station) at 10.50am.

I will take names/monies for this tour on 16th and 23rd January 2020.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Thu Jan 30thFilm

FILM OUTING

“JOJO RABBIT”, written and directed by Taika Waititi.

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 1:00pm on Thursday 30th January 2020

Writer director Taika Waititi, brings his signature style of humour and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy JoJo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

For those going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the film.

February 2020
Sun Feb 2ndTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 2nd February, 2.30pm

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Simon Reade.

Who will be fortunate in love?
Marriage is a lucrative business, and everyone wants a slice of the pie - especially Mrs Bennet. But as her five bachelorette girls stifle under the pressure of finding a husband, the pride of one could mean the difference between a lifetime of riches or spinsterly poverty.

However, after a series of miscommunications and conceited facades, the mysterious Mr Darcy may have more in common with Elizabeth than she first intuits. But will their encounters turn from that of bitter resentment to lifelong romance?

In a time when first impressions mean everything, pride and prejudice battle against love and longing in this classic period drama based on Jane Austen’s best loved work - one that is spellbindingly gripping and beautifully moving in equal measure.

Tickets £10 on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings.

Wed Feb 5thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WILTONS MUSIC HALL, Graces Alley E1
The first of two guided tours to this oldest surviving grand music hall in the world which opened in 1859, was destroyed by fire in 1877, then abandoned and had various other uses such as a Methodist Mission before being restored to its original purpose.
It is a Grade 2 listed building located in Shadwell and its unique hall is often used in period dramas.

When: Wednesday 5th February
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last about 1.25 hours. I did bring a large group to this venue in Sept 2015 and we had a splendid time.

Cost: £8

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.30am by District Line to Tower Hill station, then an 8/10 minute walk to the Music Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet either at Tower Hill Underground station at 10.35am or at the entrance to the Music Hall for 10.45/50am.

I will take names/monies on 23rd and 30th January for this February outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Mon Feb 10thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL GUILD of TALLOW CHANDLERS HALL, 4 Dowgate Hill, EC4
A further guided tour of this magnificent hall which has been in situ since 1672 and this guild received its Royal Charter in 1462 while it was located in a different premises also in Dowgate Street.
The building comprises 7 distinctive rooms with impressive panelled walls, stained glass, paintings and elegant ceilings dating from 1868. The Banqueting Hall suffered WW2 damage but has been restored. The building has often been used for film and TV period productions.

When: Monday 10th February (Monday is the only day that these very rare tours are available)
The tour will last about 1.5 hours and will start at 11.00am.

Cost: £7 (no refreshments included)

Numbers: 20 is the maximum members that I can take on this tour

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.50am by District Line to Cannon Street station. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at the Guild (opposite Cannon Street Underground/Rail station) at 10.50am.

I will take names/monies for this tour on 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2020.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Tue Feb 11thOther

GUNNERSBURY PARK MUSEUM – Exhibition

Reflections of an Artist: Madeline Green, 1884-1947

Dates: 11 February – 25 May 2020

Free entry

This spring the spotlight is on local artist Madeline Green. A modernist figurative artist, Madeline Green grew up and lived most of her life in Ealing – where she helped to found the Ealing Art Guild, known today as the Ealing Art Group. From 1906 she studied at the prestigious drawing and painting schools at the Royal Academy of Arts, at a time when John Singer Sargent, John William Waterhouse and George Clausen were visiting teachers, and where she twice won awards for her exceptionally life-like sketches.

For more details, go to the Visit Gunnersbury website.

Thu Feb 13thFilm

FILM OUTING

“1917” - directed by Sam Mendes

A visually spectacular and intense war film from the Oscar-winning director of 'Skyfall'.
Two young British British soldiers are in a race against time to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 3:30pm on Thursday 13th February

Prices: £8.00

For those going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the screening.

Thu Feb 20thFilm

FILM OUTING

“THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD” - starring Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Paul Whitehouse

An avid Dickens fan, director Armando Iannucci adapts here, alongside frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterisations to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 3:15pm on Thursday 20th February

Prices: £8.00

For those going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the screening.

Mon Feb 24thFilm

FILM OUTING

“A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD” - starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 1:00pm on Monday 24th February

Prices: £6.00 (Monday pricing)

For those going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the screening.

Thu Feb 27thFilm

FILM OUTING

“THE LIGHTHOUSE” - starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece 'The Witch', comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 1:00pm on Thursday 27th February

Prices: £8.00

For those going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the screening.

Sat Feb 29thRambling 1

Saturday Ramble - the Thames to Chiswick House

When: Saturday 29th February at 10am

Where: platform level at Ealing Broadway station

What: a linear walk from Hammersmith tube station along the Thames to Chiswick House to see the Camellia exhibition and then have lunch in the Cafe on site. From there it is a suburban walk to Chiswick High Road and transport to wherever.

Absolutely flat, very interesting and about 3 miles from Hammersmith to Chiswick High Road.

If you might like to join a camellia talk do look on line and book when they are uploaded. We should be at Chiswick House by 1.30pm.

March 2020
Tue Mar 3rdLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WILTONS MUSIC HALL, Graces Alley E1
The second of two guided tours to this oldest surviving grand music hall in the world which opened in 1859, was destroyed by fire in 1877, then abandoned and had various other uses such as a Methodist Mission before being restored to its original purpose.
It is a Grade 2 listed building located in Shadwell and its unique hall is often used in period dramas.

When: Tuesday 3rd March
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last about 1.25 hours. I did bring a large group to this venue in Sept 2015 and we had a splendid time.

Cost: £8

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.30am by District Line to Tower Hill station, then an 8/10 minute walk to the Music Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet either at Tower Hill Underground station at 10.35am or at the entrance to the Music Hall for 10.45/50am.

I will take names/monies on 20th and 27th February for this March outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Fri Mar 6thJazz & Blues Appreciation

JAZZ & BLUES APPRECIATION

Event: THE BLUES BAND
Paul Jones – Vocals & Harmonica, Dave Kelly – Slide Guitar, Tom McGuinness – Guitar, Rob Townsend – Drums, Gary Fletcher – Bass
The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. The band are today acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues.

Where: Under the Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham SW6 1HS. Phone: 020 7386 3327

Date: Friday 6th March 2020 at 7.00pm

Tickets £30.25

Suggested by: Phil Hart

Sat Mar 21stTheatre Outings

LYRIC THEATRE, Hammersmith

Saturday, 21st March, 2.30pm

Love Love Love by Mike Bartlett

It’s 1967. The Beatles are performing All You Need Is Love on global TV for the very first time. Kenneth and Sandra meet.

Love, Love, Love, charts one couple’s journey forty years from the era of free love to the beginning of the 21st Century. Smoking, drinking, affectionate and paranoid, Kenneth and Sandra build their life and family together in a time of increasing national prosperity, when the future is always better than the past.

Now they’re retired and their children grown, but why hasn’t it all worked out the way they thought?
What happens when the children you think you’ve done everything for, believe you haven’t done enough?

A family go to war over their personal politics in Mike Bartlett’s funny and scathing look at the opposing values of two very different generations.

Rachel O’Riordan directs a major revival of this award-winning play that feels more relevant than ever.

Tickets £15 - last chance to purchase is Thursday 23rd January from Rosemary Hart at the weekly meeting.

Tue Mar 24thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: LONDON TRANSPORT ACTON DEPOT MUSEUM for POSTER & ART STORE, Acton
A guided tour of the original artwork displayed throughout the London Underground from approx 1880 to the present day which is stored at the LT museum in climate controlled rooms directly over the road from the entrance to Acton Town Underground Station.
The tour will be led by David Burnell, who is the registered guide for this building.

When: Tuesday 24th March
The tour will start at 11.30am and will last about 2 hours - some climbing of stairs will be required. I did bring a group to this venue in April 2016 which was very popular.

Cost: £5

Numbers: Maximum of 20 people.
If there is sufficient demand, I am willing to try to arrange a further visit later in the year and could arrange a 1.30pm outing

Travel: Make your own way and meet outside Acton Town Underground station at 11.15am, then a 5 minute walk to the Museum. [Acton Town is 2 stops from Ealing Broadway on the District line]
There are limited car parking spaces available by the Museum entrance.

I will take names/monies on 12th and 19th March for this outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

April 2020
Wed Apr 1stLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, London EC4
The first of two guided tours of probably the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in London. It has a huge double-hammer beam roof dated in 1562, and has hosted such people Sir Walter Raleigh & Sir Francis Drake. Significant paintings are on view of our Monarchs from Elizabeth 1 to George 1 and the High Table of Oak of 29 feet in length was a gift of Elizabeth 1 who was a regular visitor to the Hall. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed here in 1602.

When: Wednesday 1st April
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last approximately 1 hour with tea & coffee available at the end of the tour.

Cost: £12 including refreshments

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 10.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.45am by District Line to Temple underground station, then a 7/8 minute walk through the atmospheric grounds and cobbled lanes of these two inns of court (Middle & Inner Temple) to the Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at Temple Underground station at 10.40am.

I will take names/monies on 19th and 26th March for this 1st April outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Sun Apr 19thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 19th April, 2.30pm

Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.

Hanging justice by the neck.
There is a bit more life in the air at the local Hangman’s family pub - and it’s not down to the quirky cronies at the bar. Today, hanging has been abolished. For good.

With Harry’s face plastered across the front pages, his status as second best hangman and local celebrity continues to thrive. But when a menacing young Londoner strolls up to the bar, something says he’s after more than a pint and a bag of peanuts… Harry may have hung up the noose for good, but will he ever wash one man’s blood off his hands?

Written by Oscar winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) this wickedly funny satire on the justice system fuses an undeniably dark tale with the mundanity of northern pub life, undercut with McDonagh’s idiosyncratic humour. Set in 60s Lancashire, this is a fast paced dark comedy that will grip you until the bitter end.

Tickets £10 on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings.

Tue Apr 28thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, London EC4
The second of two guided tours of probably the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in London. It has a huge double-hammer beam roof dated in 1562, and has hosted such people Sir Walter Raleigh & Sir Francis Drake. Significant paintings are on view of our Monarchs from Elizabeth 1 to George 1 and the High Table of Oak of 29 feet in length was a gift of Elizabeth 1 who was a regular visitor to the Hall. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed here in 1602.

When: Tuesday 28th April
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last approximately 1 hour with tea & coffee available at the end of the tour.

Cost: £12 including refreshments

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 10.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.45am by District Line to Temple underground station, then a 7/8 minute walk through the atmospheric grounds and cobbled lanes of these two inns of court (Middle & Inner Temple) to the Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at Temple Underground station at 10.40am.

I will take names/monies on 16th and 23rd April for this 28th April outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

June 2020
Sat Jun 20thTheatre Outings

ORANGE TREE THEATRE, Richmond

Saturday, 20th June, 2.30pm

The False Servant by Pierre Marivaux, translated by Martin Crimp

When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman’s money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he’d best not tell the fiancée by mistake.

Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.

Tickets £15, on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings.

Sat Jun 20thJazz & Blues Appreciation

JAZZ & BLUES APPRECIATION

Event: 1960: A NIGHT at the HARLEM APOLLO with the Jazz Repertory Company
The legendary Harlem Apollo on 125th Street in New York City has played host to many of the great stars of Jazz and Rhythm and Blues and is still going strong today. This concert will take you back to a night in 1960 and some of the biggest names of the era recreated by three wonderful singers and a hard-driving big band.

Where: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia SW1X 9DQ. Phone: 020 7730 4500

Date: Saturday 20th June 2020 at 7.30pm

Tickets £9.50 to £37.00

Suggested by: Phil Hart