Hackney

Events

The past two years have been difficult for all of us. Many people were in some sort of isolation for months.

U3As depend for their existence on meeting with other people, so for many of us Zoom has enabled contact with the outside world.

As we have shown, it is possible to be part of a group without leaving your residence. We have continued to produce our newsletter and the contributions made show our members’ amazing creativity.

Of course we have missed our monthly meetings in Homerton library and members being involved in discussions with each other. Human contact is so important. All the same, it has been great that we have kept the monthly meetings and other groups going using Zoom.

Our first "in person" Monthly Meeting took place on Tuesday 21st September St Mary’s Church Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES, with a speaker from Hackney Archives. We also had meetings in the same venue on 16th November (speaker from Core Clapton and lots of audience participation) and the AGM plus Christmas Party on 14th December where we had a wonderful performance by our own Ukulele Band!

Further details on the date and topic for the next Monthly Meeting to follow.

Please note that Exploring London took a break over the Christmas holidays, but Ann and John are already planning outings for January and/or February.

The following events have been planned, in addition to our Group activities taking place over Zoom, outside or other means, for details on these go to the Group page.

Dates for your Diary
Social Events
Tue Jan 18th Monthly Social in St Marys Church Hall; St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 9ES
Buses 73, 476 or 393 (Stoke Newington Town Hall stop) or buses 141 and 341 (Stoke Newington Church Street stop).
The speaker will be the reverend Dilly Baker, incumbent at St Mary's who will be telling us about the Second Chance Cafe where some of our members volunteer!
The talk will start at 12.30 but we can welcome you from 12:00 onwards for tea and coffee/cake. We will not be providing lunch but feel free to bring your own.
All necessary precautions will be taken with respect to Covid (ventilation, hand spray etc & we ask that all of us also follow the latest advise, such as Masks etc.)