Ealing

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LONDON REGION and NATIONAL U3A EVENTS

Full details of the LRu3a Summer School on 26th & 27th July are now available - see under 'Dates for your Diary' below for more information. Booking opened on Friday 8th April.

The National U3A also continue to have many online events, to which any Ealing U3A members are welcome. To see a full list and details of these talks, along with how to book for them, see the u3a - Online Events page.

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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION - 2022

The Categories for the 2022 Photographic Competition have now been decided and are listed below. Entries will need to be submitted between 1st September and 30 September 2022 with the judging and announcement of results on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Entries are free, with 2 photos allowed per person per category. To Enter, please complete the Application Form
The value of the prizes, in M&S gift vouchers, for the winners in all  5 categories are:
 
1st                                          £20
2nd                                         £15      
3rd                                         £10
 
Commended (if merited      £5  
by the judge)    

The 5 categories for 2022 are:

  • MONOCHROME - black & white (All cameras allow a B&W setting to take such pictures including phones)
  • MACRO - Life size photos of small objects e.g. Clock Face, Small flower head, layout of cutlery, autumn/spring leaves, memorabilia collected on travels, food etc
  • WATERWAYS - Rivers, Canals, Boats etc
  • MAKING TRACKS - Use your imagination

For these first 4 categories photographs must have been taken from September 2021 onwards.

  • MY BEST PICTURE - Once again only for entrants who have never won a prize before and may have been taken at any time.

Photos from the 2021 and previous competitions can be viewed through LINKS on the right hand side of this page.


Dates for your Diary
August 2022
Tue Aug 16thWalking 3 - Midweek

WALKING - Midweek

Our next walk will be along the canal from Rickmansworth to Uxbridge, a distance of approx 7.5 miles, finishing at the Swan and Bottle pub. There are toilets at Rickmansworth and after about an hour at Batchworth Lock.

The journey to Rickmansworth is a bit of a fiddle but getting back to Ealing is a straightforward bus ride. Check on Citymapper or the TFL app or website for your best route to Rickmansworth station where we will meet at 10:30am.

Please could you let me know by Sunday 14th August if you are coming and whether you would like lunch at the Swan and Bottle so that we can book tables. Could you also let me have a mobile number so that I can contact you if you are not at Rickmansworth station by 10:30am.

Date: Tuesday 16th August
Time: Meet at 10:30am at Rickmansworth station

If you’re interested in joining these walks, please let Sally Pickles know - contact details on the Midweek Walking group page.

Thu Aug 18thOuting

Ealing National Trust Association - VISIT to DORNEY COURT, WINDSOR

Coach Outing to DORNEY COURT, WINDSOR
Dorney Court is a medieval Manor House that survives today much as it has done for 600 years. It has been in the Palmer family since 1620, and before then by marriage since 1537. It is only open to the public in August between 2:30 and 4:OOpm but we have been granted a private tour at 11:00am with a maximum of two groups of 20 people each. This will include a tour of the ancient church close by.

There is a café and small garden centre there, where we have arranged for coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival. The tour should finish at 12:30pm, when there will be time for a light lunch in the café, or a more substantial lunch at the Palmers Arms 10 minutes walk away. Picnics are NOT allowed in the grounds.

Ealing National Trust Association have arranged this Coach Outing to visit Dorney Court and have invited Ealing u3a members to join this trip.

Date: Thursday 18th August
Time: 09:20am (departure from Haven Green - near the E2 bus stop)
Cost: £35 (includes return coach fare, entrance fee, refreshments on arrival and guides)

To book a place on this trip, please complete the Dorney Court outing application form and return to Mrs. Joan Storkey, 17, Alleyn Park, Norwood Green, Middlesex, UB2 5QU. Tel: 020 8574 1927

Fri Aug 19thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED Outing

Where: GUNNERSBURY PARK HOUSE - guided tours

We have arranged 2 Guided tours, on consecutive Fridays, of the Gunnersbury House major rooms and 19th century kitchen with access to Museum after the tours

Date: Friday 19th August
Time: 11:00am
Cost:  £5 per person  - refreshments will be served at the end of the tours and this charge will be passed to Gunnersbury Park House as a donation.
Payment: pay by cash on the day of the outing; Derek will settle the costs to Gunnersbury Park House on the day.
Numbers: Maximum of 15 people per tour
 
Travel: Make your own way to Gunnersbury Park then go through main gate on Popes Lane and meet by the Museum entrance by 10:50am ready for the start of the tour.
Bus route E3 stops opposite the main gate or Piccadilly/District line Underground to Acton Town station then a 5 min walk to entrance.
 
To book a place, contact Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above, places will be allocated on first come basis.
 

Fri Aug 26thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED Outing

Where: GUNNERSBURY PARK HOUSE - guided tours

We have arranged 2 Guided tours, on consecutive Fridays, of the Gunnersbury House major rooms and 19th century kitchen with access to Museum after the tours

Date: Friday 26th August
Time: 2:00pm
Cost:  £5 per person  - refreshments will be served at the end of the tours and this charge will be passed to Gunnersbury Park House as a donation.
Payment: pay by cash on the day of the outing; Derek will settle the costs to Gunnersbury Park House on the day.
Numbers: Maximum of 15 people per tour
 
Travel: Make your own way to Gunnersbury Park then go through main gate on Popes Lane and meet by the Museum entrance by 1:50pm ready for the start of the tour.
Bus route E3 stops opposite the main gate or Piccadilly/District line Underground to Acton Town station then a 5 min walk to entrance.
 
To book a place, contact Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above, places will be allocated on first come basis.

September 2022
Wed Sep 14thSocial

EALING u3a AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

Please join with other members for a late Summer afternoon tea at Ealing Golf Club. As there are so many of us we are planning two events, and you will be able to choose between Wednesday 14 or Tuesday 27 September – this will be explained when you receive your invitation, which will be sent out over the summer.

Unfortunately, this year, due to a significant increase in prices from the Golf Club, we will need to make a charge of £5 per person for this event, although Ealing U3A is covering the majority of the costs.

Date: Wednesday 14th September
Venue: Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Perivale
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed Sep 21stWalking 3 - Midweek

WALKING - MIDWEEK

Ealing u3a will be participating in the U3A London region Capital Ring walk to celebrate U3A's 40th anniversary by doing the Woolwich to Falconwood section. Over the course on this year's U3A Week (19th - 24th September), it is planned that all sections of the Capital Ring and many sections of the London Loop long distance paths will be walked by many of the London u3a walking groups.

Date: Wednesday 21st September
Start time and travel arrangements to be confirmed but it is planned to travel to Woolwich (for the start of the walk) on the recently opened central section of the Elizabeth Line.

If you are interested in joining this walk, please get in touch with Sally Pickles, contact details on the Midweek Walking group page.

Tue Sep 27thSocial

EALING u3a AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

Please join with other members for a late Summer afternoon tea at Ealing Golf Club. As there are so many of us we are planning two events, and you will be able to choose between Wednesday 14 or Tuesday 27 September – this will be explained when you receive your invitation, which will be sent out over the summer.

Unfortunately, this year, due to a significant increase in prices from the Golf Club, we will need to make a charge of £5 per person for this event, although Ealing U3A is covering the majority of the costs.

Date: Tuesday 27th September
Venue: Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Perivale
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu Sep 29thOther

INTEREST GROUPS SHOWCASE

We are holding an Interest Groups Showcase on the last Thursday of September in the Church Hall, Ealing Green Church

This is an opportunity for any of our members (or potential members) to find out more about our U3A, meet the Committee members, and the 30+ Interest Groups we run that you may like to join. Many of the Groups may surprise you. Group Convenors will be available to talk about their group activities and maybe invite you to a “taster” session.
[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 all current members of Ealing U3A and any potential new members.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Date: Thursday 29th September
Venue: Ealing Green Church
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon