Ealing

Events

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
November 2019
Wed Nov 20thSocial

NEW MEMBERS COFFEE MORNING

We are holding a New Members Coffee Morning on Wednesday 20th November in the Church Hall, Ealing Green Church from 10am-12 noon. Please enter the Church by the side entrance.

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]

This event is intended for members who have joined Ealing U3A in the last year.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Thu Nov 21stFilmOuting to see “MONOS”, Winner of BEST FILM at the BFI's London Film Festival 2019.

Where: Watermans Centre cinema, Brentford

When: 1.30pm on Thursday 21st November - book your own tickets or pay at the Box Office on the day

Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breath-taking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels — bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom — who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctor (Julianne Nicholson).

For all who are interested in going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the film.
Sat Nov 23rdTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Saturday, 23rd November, 2.30pm

Yeomen of the Guard, by Gilbert and Sullivan, presented by the Julian Light Opera society

Desperate to dodge the tower executioner’s blade, falsely imprisoned Colonel seeks the help of his old Sergeant’s family. A girl, jester and lovesick jailer are unwittingly entangled in a journey of bribery and impersonation.

This tragicomedy explores the vagaries of true love and forced marriage, accompanied by Sullivan’s acclaimed musical score.

Tickets £14 or £16 (depending on when purchased) will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

Tue Nov 26thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: GUIDED TOUR of TATE BRITAIN, MILLBANK, SW1
Russell Nash, who provided the 2 enjoyable guided visits to The National Gallery last December is to undertake 2 similar guided tours to the Tate Britain.
The Tate Britain gallery was built in 1897 and is home to the worlds largest collection of British Art including many works of Turner, Constable, Millais as well as more contemporary art from Bacon, Freud, Hockney, Hepworth to name just a few. Russell will, as before, pick and choose a small number of exceptional paintings to discuss in detail and the tour will last approx. 2 hours.

When: The first tour is on Tuesday 26th November
The tour will start at 10.45am and finish about 12.45pm and there is, of course, a restaurant/café available in the building. Please note that there is also a special William Blake exhibition taking place but this will not be part of the tour.
The second tour is on Wednesday 4th December, details below

Cost: £8

Numbers: 20 per tour

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.20am by Central Line to Oxford Circus station then change to the Victoria Line to Pimlico, followed by a 6/7 minute walk to Tate Britain. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet in the foyer of the gallery for 10.35/40am.

I will announce this tour and take names/monies on 14th and 21st November.

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

Thu Nov 28thFilmOuting to see “MIDWAY” starring Mandy Moore, Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson.

Where: Watermans Centre cinema, Brentford

When: 1.00pm on Thursday 28th February - book your own tickets or pay at the Box Office on the day

'Midway' centres on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

For all who are interested in going, there will be a get-together afterwards to discuss people's views on the film.
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thOther

U3A CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Christmas Concert 2019 at St Lawrence Jewry church, Guildhall organised by the U3A Trust
This year, for the first time, the U3A Christmas Concert will be staged in St Lawrence Jewry next to the Guildhall, London.

Singers from two London based choirs Queldryk Choral Ensemble and City Chorus will perform under the direction of Paul Ayres. Queldryk Choral Ensemble is an ad hoc group of experienced musicians with an interesting and unusual repertoire. City Chorus Choir will celebrate its centenary next year.

Accompanied by mulled wine and a mince pie, the concert will get audience members fully into the Christmas spirit with a range of inspiring seasonal music, old and new. There will be the opportunity to sing traditional carols as well as enjoying a short talk about the history of the Church.

Date: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Location: St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

Cost: £18.50

For more information and to book a ticket, go to U3A Christmas Concert

Wed Dec 4thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: GUIDED TOUR of TATE BRITAIN, MILLBANK, SW1
Russell Nash, who provided the 2 enjoyable guided visits to The National Gallery last December is to undertake 2 similar guided tours to the Tate Britain.
The Tate Britain gallery was built in 1897 and is home to the worlds largest collection of British Art including many works of Turner, Constable, Millais as well as more contemporary art from Bacon, Freud, Hockney, Hepworth to name just a few. Russell will, as before, pick and choose a small number of exceptional paintings to discuss in detail and the tour will last approx. 2 hours.

When: The second tour is on Wednesday 4th December
The tour will start at 10.45am and finish about 12.45pm and there is, of course, a restaurant/café available in the building. Please note that there is also a special William Blake exhibition taking place but this will not be part of the tour.

Cost: £8

Numbers: 20 per tour

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.20am by Central Line to Oxford Circus station then change to the Victoria Line to Pimlico, followed by a 6/7 minute walk to Tate Britain. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet in the foyer of the gallery for 10.35/40am.

I will announce this tour and take names/monies on 14th, 21st and 28th November.

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

Fri Dec 6thOther

BRANDENBURG TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Christmas Concert 2019 with the Brandenburg Singers
Accompanied by mulled wine made to an ancient and secret family recipe and mince pies, this concert is guaranteed to get you fully into the Christmas spirit with a wide stylistic range of Christmas-focussed ethereal music, entertaining seasonal readings and opportunities to stretch the vocal cords by joining in with a few traditional and well-known carols.

There will also be an interval presentation on the history and architecture of this very special venue.

Date: Friday 6th December

Time: 2pm

Location: St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7JQ

Cost: £19.50

For more information and to book a ticket, go to Brandenburg Christmas Concert

Sat Dec 7thOther

BRANDENBURG TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Christmas Concert 2019 with the Brandenburg Singers
Accompanied by mulled wine made to an ancient and secret family recipe and mince pies, this concert is guaranteed to get you fully into the Christmas spirit with a wide stylistic range of Christmas-focussed ethereal music, entertaining seasonal readings and opportunities to stretch the vocal cords by joining in with a few traditional and well-known carols.

There will also be an interval presentation on the history and architecture of this very special venue.

Date: Saturday 7th December

Time: 2pm

Location: St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN

Cost: £19.50

For more information and to book a ticket, go to Brandenburg Christmas Concert

Sat Dec 14thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Saturday, 14th December, 2.30pm

Robin Hood Christmas Panto by Ben Crocker.

The legend you know. The tale you don’t.

Join us this Christmas for a magical adventure in our fun, laugh-out-loud traditional family panto. Sing along and boo and hiss at the horrible sheriff – if you’re brave enough!

Tickets: £12, available in September from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings.
NB. Ticket prices increase to £16 if purchased from October onwards

January 2020
Sat Jan 11thTheatre Outings

ORANGE TREE THEATRE, Richmond

Saturday, 11th January, 2.30pm

Candida by Bernard Shaw.

Tickets £17, they will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

February 2020
Sun Feb 2ndTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 2nd February, 2.30pm

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Tickets £10 will be on sale from Rosemary Hart at weekly meetings - look out for further announcements on this.

March 2020
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

June 2020
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