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LONDON REGION and NATIONAL U3A EVENTS

The London Region of U3As (LRU3A) have arranged a number of online talks (using Zoom) from May to August 2021. Details of these talks are shown under 'Dates for your Diary' below, and to sign up for any, see the LRU3A Summer Talks 2021 document.
All LRU3A talks are open to any members of a London U3A.

Additionally, LRU3A are now planning a one-day in person SUMMER SCHOOL on Tuesday 17th August at the usual venue - St. Bride Foundation Institute, 14 Bride Lane (off Fleet Street) EC4Y 8EQ.
The full Programme and booking details will be publicised mid-June. At this stage they are just asking everyone to keep the date free. See the entry under 'Dates for your Diary' below for more information.

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The National U3A also have many online events happening over the next few months. Any Ealing U3A members are welcome to take part in these. These include Yoga workshops, an 8-week course on Geneology and talks on Staying Safe Online; the Geology of the British Isles; Climate Change and many other topics.
Details of these talks, and how to book for them, can be found on the u3a - Online Events page.

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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The 2021 Photographic Competition categories have been announced and they are:

  • 1 Sport - dropped from the 2020 competition but now reinstated
  • 2 Transport - this subsumes 'Boats & Trains & Planes' which was dropped from the 2020 competition but now reinstated. (Photographs in categories 1 & 2 can be taken at any time from 1 September 2019)
  • 3 Architecture - incorporating buildings, curves and angles
  • 4 Flowers - either wild or in house displays. (Photographs from categories 3 & 4 must only be taken since 1 September 2020)
  • 5 My Favourite Photograph. (This category is only for members who have not won a prize before and can have been taken at any time)

A maximum of 2 entries per person for each category will apply and it is expected that both submission via internet and hard copy will be accepted. The Closing Date for submission of entries will be in late September and judging will take place in mid October. Please get out your cameras and start snapping during the coming months and make it another highlight of our year.
A 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded for each category and the judges may also award a number of photos in each category as 'Highly Commended'.

The Winning photographs in each category from the 2020 Photographic Competition can be viewed on the Photographic Competition 2020 Winners page, whilst those Highly Commended can be viewed on the Photographic Competition 2020 Commended page. ALL the photos entered in this year's competition can be viewed in the 2020 Photo Comp entries file.

Winners from the 2019 and 2018 competitions can also be viewed through LINKS on the right hand side of this page.


Dates for your Diary
June 2021
Mon Jun 21stOther

London Region of U3As - SUMMER TALKS, May - August 2021

Kevin McCarron: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the 1920s
Although Fitzgerald is usually seen as the chronicler of America’s “jazz age”, a period of flappers, fur coats, and unbridled excess, his most famous novel The Great Gatsby (1925), is preoccupied with America’s past, not with its present. His major works are narratives which tell stories of disillusionment and disenchantment. This talk will compare Fitzgerald’s writing with that of his contemporary and friend Ernest Hemingway whose novel Fiesta (1926) is considerably more engaged with America’s present and its future than the melancholy and elegiac writing of Fitzgerald.

Date: Monday 21st June
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A SUMMER TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Sat Jun 26thOther

GUNNERSBURY PARK – Special Cinema showing

'Where the Wild Things Are' with live music accompaniment

Date: Saturday 26th June
Time: 8:00 - 10:30pm
Cost: £20

Let us take you on an immersive adventure this summer with a very special showing of 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Expect a magical cinema experience at Gunnersbury Park featuring 'Where the Wild Things Are' and other beautiful and rarely-seen animation from Europe over the last 100 years, all set to live scores composed and played by professional folk, world and cinema performers.

As the sun sets, bring your best blanket, a delicious picnic and join our voyage, under a canopy of festoon lighting. You might even spot a full-scale replica of Max’s Boat from the 'Where the Wild Things Are'!

Our evening event is just for adults but the whole family is also welcome to join us for an earlier afternoon workshop themed around the Wild Things animation, where children get to create diorama miniature sets with graphic novelist Hannah Eaton.

For more details and to book tickets, go to the Gunnersbury - Cabinet of Living Cinema website.

July 2021
Mon Jul 5thOther

London Region of U3As - SUMMER TALKS, May - August 2021

Stan Clingman: Strangers when they met
Twenties Jazz and the beginning of the Great American Songbook. Music of, and by, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, the Gershwin’s, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and others.

Date: Monday 5th July
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A SUMMER TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Mon Jul 19thOther

London Region of U3As - SUMMER TALKS, May - August 2021

Alan Morton: No COP out @ COP26
Climate Change: what it is - and what we must do - a big challenge for everyone. How do we distinguish between climate change occurring naturally and that caused by mankind? What are some of the practical things we can do to reduce our impact? Can U3A members cut our carbon emissions by 5% a year? And make the Government match that? To keep the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°C governments must commit to substantial cuts in carbon emissions at the UN Climate Change summit (COP26) to be held in Glasgow this November. Can we help make that happen?

Date: Monday 19th July
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A SUMMER TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Sun Jul 25thJazz & Blues Appreciation

JAZZ & BLUES APPRECIATION - Event CANCELLED

Ronnie Scott's presents MILESTONES FESTIVAL - a one-day jazz festival with various artists at Alexandra Palace, London rescheduled from July 2020 to Sunday 25th July 2021 has unfortunately now been CANCELLED

August 2021
Mon Aug 2ndOther

London Region of U3As - SUMMER TALKS, May - August 2021

Martin Heard: Paris in the 1920s: Art, Culture, Fashion and Society
The 1920s are known in France as the Années Folles – The Crazy Years. After the horrors of the First World War Paris quickly reasserted its position as World capital of arts, fashion and culture. The glitz and glamour that is associated with 1920s Paris has much to do with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Thousands of artistic migrants and refugees came from mainly Eastern Europe and Russia together with a plethora of writers, musicians, and entertainers from the USA who added to the mix the energy and vibrance of American popular culture.

Date: Monday 2nd August
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A SUMMER TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.

Tue Aug 17thSummer School

London Region of U3As - SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School 2021 - Getting back into the swing
A special day of talks, live music and guided walks

The London Region of U3As Summer School Committee has decided to go ahead with plans for an in-person one-day Summer School. They have planned a special day of talks, walks and live music along with lunch at the usual venue, St. Bride’s, off Fleet St. For the talks and music they have reserved Bridewell Hall, which is large, light and airy. In addition, there will be six guided walks.
Programme and booking details will be publicised from mid-June

Venue: St. Bride Foundation Institute, 14 Bride Lane (off Fleet Street) EC4Y 8EQ
Date: Tuesday 17th August
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Cost: £33 including refreshments and a cold buffet lunch

Mon Aug 23rdOther

London Region of U3As - SUMMER TALKS, May - August 2021

Herbie Goldberg: Classical Swing in the Roaring Twenties
In the aftermath of World War I, jazz was a welcome antidote to the traumas of recessions and political instability. During the 1920s, classical composers began to incorporate its exotic rhythms and harmonies in their concert works. As the decade ended, totalitarian regimes, which viewed jazz as decadent, sought to eradicate it. With the aid of examples, the presentation will track the influence of jazz on classical music in that brief window of opportunity.

Date: Monday 23rd August
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 (login from 17:00)

To register for this talk, see the attached document LRU3A SUMMER TALKS 2021
When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Two days before the event you will be sent a reminder email with the Zoom codes you will need to access the event.