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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS

The results of the 2019 Photographic Competition have been announced. The categories for this years competition were Shops, Trees, Faces, Water and My Favourite Photo - entries for the last category were restricted to those who've never previously won an Ealing U3A photographic prize.

Click on the LINKS on the right hand side of this page to see the results and the winning photographs for this years and previous years competitions.


Dates for your Diary
October 2019
Tue Oct 22nd
→Wed Oct 23rd
London revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: BANK OF ENGLAND MUSEUM PRECEEDED BY A SHORT VISIT TO ST MARY ALDERMARY FOR TEA/COFFEE AND ENDING AFTER THE MUSEUM EVENT WITH A SHORT VISIT TO WREN’S REBUILT ST MARY ABCHURCH WITH ITS DOME AND AN AUTHENTICATED GRINLING GIBBONS MAGNIFICANT REREDOS WITH ITS LIMEWOOD CARVINGS.

There are 2 consecutive tours to the above museum (not the whole building or bank vaults but an opportunity to hold a gold bar). We start with a video presentation entitled Bank of England, Past & Present hosted by one of the staff lasting about 45/50 min then the opportunity to roam through the museum at will for a suggested 35/45 min. as recommended by the Museum Directorate. This tours starts at 11.00 and we need to be at the museum entrance for 10.45/50 as the splendidly dressed doorkeepers will undertake searches of visitors. I will take names on 10th & 17th October.

When: Tuesday 22nd October and Wednesday 23rd October.

Cost: Free

Numbers: I do need a minimum of 15 for each tour and can take up to 25 or a few more if required.

Travel: District line to Mansion House leaving Ealing Broadway Station (meet at District line platform for a 9.15 approx. departure) then a 2 min walk to St Mary Aldermary church arriving about 10.10 in time for tea & coffee if required then a 5 min walk to the museum. After the museum visit (about 12.40ish) I am happy to take members on a 4 min walk to St Mary Abchurch where a churchwarden will give a short introduction to this lovely Wren Church.
For those who wish to make their own way to the museum please let me know and be at the entrance for 10.45-there is absolutely no compulsion to visit either the churches.

I will announce the tour and take names/monies on 10th and 17th October.

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

Thu Oct 24thFilm

Film group outing to see “TOY STORY 4”

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
NB. This is billed as a 'Family Screening' event

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 1:30pm on Thursday 24th October

Prices: £8.00

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

Wed Oct 30thLondon revisited

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: BACK STAGE TOUR of the SOUTHBANK CENTRE including the ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Built in 1951 the Southbank Centre/complex comprises 3 concert halls and the Hayward Gallery and located on the South Bank of the Thames between the Hungerford and Waterloo bridges.

This is a guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour, mostly covering the Royal Festival Hall with, hopefully, time for other halls.

When: Wednesday 30th October, starting at 2.00pm

Cost: £9

Numbers: 20 but can take more if there is demand.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 12.30pm by District Line to Embankment station then a 10 minute walk over Hungerford Bridge. Departure at this time will allow time to use the cafe on the level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall where the Welcome Hub for the start of the guided tour is also located.
If members of the tour wish to make their own way but let me know and meet at 1.45/50pm in the café on the day.

I will announce the tour and take names/monies on 17th and 24th October.

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

Thu Oct 31stFilm

Film group outing to see “THE GOLDFINCH”

“The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Theodore “Theo” Decker (Finn Wolfhard) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch, The Goldfinch.
Cast includes Nicole Kidman

Where: Watermans cinema, Brentford

When: 3:00pm on Thursday 31st October

Prices: £8.00

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

November 2019
Fri Nov 1stOther

PITZHANGER MANOR LIFE DRAWING COURSE FOR 3 FRIDAY MORNINGS IN NOVEMBER.

I am emailing from Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery as we have a Life Drawing
course coming up which we thought would be of interest to your members.
The course consists of 3 sessions over 3 weeks this November which will take
place on a Friday morning from 10.15-1pm. They are tutored by art historian
and tutor Karly Allen and each week a life model will pose in our historic
rooms and Rickyard studio. All materials are provided and the sessions are
open to everyone, whether they be a lifelong artist or absolute beginner!

I am attaching a link Pitzhanger Manor Life Drawing to our web page which has more information about the
course as well as a link to booking.

Tue Nov 5thStudy Day

STUDY DAY: EXTINCTION or SURVIVAL

DATE: Tuesday 5th November
TIME: 10.00am to 4.00pm
VENUE: Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PU
COST: £15 per person including free parking and light lunch

This Study Day is being organised by the SW London Network of U3As but places are available for members of other London U3As. The day will include talks on a range of topics relating to this subject.

If you are interested in attending, you need to download Extinction or Survival document, which has more details of the day and a form to complete and send with your cheque for £15 to Richmond U3A - details on the form.

Fri Nov 8thOther

PITZHANGER MANOR LIFE DRAWING COURSE FOR 3 FRIDAY MORNINGS IN NOVEMBER.

I am emailing from Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery as we have a Life Drawing
course coming up which we thought would be of interest to your members.
The course consists of 3 sessions over 3 weeks this November which will take
place on a Friday morning from 10.15-1pm. They are tutored by art historian
and tutor Karly Allen and each week a life model will pose in our historic
rooms and Rickyard studio. All materials are provided and the sessions are
open to everyone, whether they be a lifelong artist or absolute beginner!

I am attaching a link Pitzhanger Manor Life Drawing to our web page which has more information about the
course as well as a link to booking.

Sat Nov 9thStudy Day

LONDON REGION OF U3As MUSIC DAY, MUSIC of the CZECHS

WHEN: Saturday 9th November 2019

VENUE: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG (adjacent to Kings Cross Station)

COST: £25 per person including refreshments on arrival

Flyer, Programme and Application forms are available from the LR U3A Events page of U3A London Region website.

Sun Nov 10thTheatre Outings

THE QUESTORS

Sunday, 10th November, 2.30pm

George Orwell's 1984 adapted by Matthew Dunster. The Questors Theatre's 90th anniversary celebratory production.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

The year is 1984, and Winston Smith lives in the crumbling metropolis of London. He is a government employee in this terrifying dystopian world, and his job is to the rewrite history for the Ministry of Truth.

When he is handed a note that says ‘I love you’ by a woman he barely knows, he tries to rebel against this repressive regime and risk everything to search for the truth. But in this closely monitored society, is there any escape from Big Brother?

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

Fri Nov 15thOther

PITZHANGER MANOR LIFE DRAWING COURSE FOR 3 FRIDAY MORNINGS IN NOVEMBER.

I am emailing from Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery as we have a Life Drawing
course coming up which we thought would be of interest to your members.
The course consists of 3 sessions over 3 weeks this November which will take
place on a Friday morning from 10.15-1pm. They are tutored by art historian
and tutor Karly Allen and each week a life model will pose in our historic
rooms and Rickyard studio. All materials are provided and the sessions are
open to everyone, whether they be a lifelong artist or absolute beginner!

I am attaching a link Pitzhanger Manor Life Drawing to our web page which has more information about the
course as well as a link to booking.

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.

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

December 2019
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