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Eu3a News

Note: Up-coming Eu3a events are listed on the Events page. This page provides news that may be of general interest.

[13 Nov]: Website "rebranded" with u3a's new logo and style. The new logo (described in detail in 76 pages of brand guidelines) presents its abbreviated name in small case letters instead of capitals.

[25 Oct]: The "With-Drawing" Art Competition for Scottish u3a members attracted 92 entries from all over Scotland. These lively and varied pieces were exhibited at the Custom House Gallery, Leith between 19th to 23rd October. Photos of the paintings can be viewed at http://www.photog3a.org.uk, thanks to Sonia Duffy.

[19 Jul]: Citadel Arts Group are a community theatre group who create and perform plays, many about the lives and memories of older people. During the lockdown their members have written and produced a series of six audio plays, performed by professional actors and with EU3A member Stewart Emm as sound engineer. They will be released weekly from Monday 6 July on www.citadelgoesviral.com. The first play, ‘The Duchess of Kirkaldy’ by Alan Mountford, features Mark Kydd. In it, a man awaits a train at Aberdour Station. He recalls a woman he loved - and a Beatles song. Citadel would very much welcome feedback on the plays from EU3A members which can be posted directly onto their web page.

[14 Jul]: New u3a Shared Learning Project - this is a three-year project being funded by the Wellcome Trust to undertake research into postal workers' health in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Please click on the link to download information about it. Members interested in participating are invited to contact Ann Keating at vicechair@edinburghu3a.org.uk.

[5 Jul]: Corona Virus effects - because of the Covid-19 virus, a growing number are holding virtual "on-line" meetings or maintaining contact in other ways. See On-line Meetings page for details.

[28 May]: Monthly Meetings, Visits, Lunch Club - All these are suspended until further notice. The six visits arranged for this spring and summer have been cancelled.

We are investigating the possibility of broadcasting our Monthly Meeting speakers via a Youtube channel or similar. Does any member have expertise in this? If so please contact Ann Keating vicechair@edinburghu3a.org.uk