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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 Aug]: Zoom into Drama - a free introduction to Playwriting course via Zoom: this course is being offered through a joint venture between EU3A and Citadel Arts Group, and will be available to U3A members throughout Scotland. The first meeting will take place at 2:00pm on 3rd September. Citadel Arts Group works with people of all ages to create theatre and to collect living memories of older people. Contact Liz Hare at lizhare@blueyonder.co.uk.

[19 Jul]: With-Drawing - An Art Competition for Scottish U3A members - Entries are invited from members for this new competition. They must be original art, produced by yourself, and done in any medium. They must be post card sized or smaller. The plan is to have an exhibition of the original works after the lock down and small pieces are easier to manage. Please make sure that you keep your original work, and submit a photo of it to be used for the judging. You can submit as many pieces of work as you like. The deadline for submissions is 1pm on 31st July. There are no monetary prizes - just the satisfaction of knowing that your work was chosen by the judges. All chosen entries will be displayed on an online photo gallery on the U3A Scotland website. There may also be an opportunity to display chosen artwork in an Edinburgh art gallery. For more information, click here for PDF download.

[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

[19 Apr]: Desert Island Films - the Film Appreciation 4 group recently asked its members to list the eight films they would choose to have if stranded on a desert island. They have agreed to offer their choices to other U3A members in case it might provide some diversion during these weeks of incarceration. Please click on the link above to download the list of their 64 favourite films (in PDF format).