Hay

Events

We meet in the lovely Music room at Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro, HR3 5LE for our monthly meetings.
Coffee is available from 10am and the morning session starts at 10.30am
The afternoon session starts at 1.15pm after lunch, which can be ordered on arrival in the morning.
The notice boards are on display in the back room before and after the morning lecture.
Guests are welcome.

The day is open to everyone, at £5 for members and £7 for visitors, and we hope you will come and join us at the Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro.

U3A national events can be booked via www.u3a.org.uk/events or call the National Office on 0208 466 6139


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Feb 12th Notification of the setting up of a U3A Poetry Interest Group

The idea is for people interested in Poetry to come together and – do what? We could: talk about poetry, recite poetry, write poetry, learn about poetry and poetic forms - or anything else you want to do. After all, Hay is possibly the only town in the country with a bookshop devoted to poetry. If you are interested in doing something with poetry, contact us at the next U3A Hay meeting in January 2019, or contact the U3A Hon Sec, Brian Henderson. (See document link on the right hand side for more information - U3A New Poetry Group)
Tue Feb 19th Fake news! Headline-grabbing now, but unfortunately it’s nothing new. Did you know that Solzhenitsyn even warned the West about its dangers 40 years ago?
Richard Walker will explain why the writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, irritated the Russian authorities so much, and why he is now considered one of the great figures of the 20th Century.
After lunch, at 1.15pm, we will watch the 2012 DVD “Wadjda” which tells the tale of a young Saudi Arabian girl who longs to own a bicycle...... in a country where only males are allowed to ride bicycles! Starring Waad Mohammed and directed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifa al-Mansour, it is an example of the struggle to overcome convention and authority even in the making of this insightful film.
Tue Mar 19th "Why Projects Fail" Tony Martyr
Tue Apr 16th "Bamboo and Japan" Bill Tingley
Tue Jun 18th "Re-enactments: How I met my Waterloo" Hugh Martyr
Tue Jul 16th "Dante" Canon Chris Pullin
Tue Aug 20th "The Responsibility of the Media" Kitty Corrigan
Tue Sep 17th "Museum Treasures" Judy Stevenson
Tue Oct 15th "Ash: A Celebration at the Eleventh Hour" Archie Miles (tree writer and photographer)
Tue Nov 19th "Genetic Engineering" Prof. Brian Henderson
Tue Dec 3rd Christmas lunch
Tue Jan 21st 2020 "Antiques in my Life" Kate Bliss
Workshops
Mon Feb 4th Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts & Book Art (£24).
More details and Tickets through Main U3A site.
A day at the British Library hearing from experts about the sophisticated art found in manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The talks will explore the interconnected cultural world of illuminated manuscripts from Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. There will be a book signing with the curator of the new Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition over lunchtime. 10.30-16.00
Art History Group
Mon Feb 11th New Art History Group starting on Monday 11th February 2019 at 2pm in Cusop Village Hall and then monthly on the 2nd Monday.
The group will study the Italian Renaissance from Leonardo da Vinci to Titian, and take the form of half hour lectures (well illustrated) on dvd, and hopefully a short discussion will follow.
Contact Annie Tong to book your place.
Book Group
Tue Feb 26th The next book club meeting will be to discuss Broken Ground by Val McDermid. Meeting at 3pm at The Foldyard (please ring Lorraine on 01497-820697 if you are possibly a new recruit)
Film Club
Fri Feb 1st 2pm at Cusop Village Hall. The Bridges of Madison County.
The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance based on the best-selling novella by Robert James Waller. The story begins as globetrotting National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid journeys to Madison County in 1965 to film its lovely covered bridges. Upon his arrival, he stops by an old farmhouse to ask directions. There he encounters housewife, Francesca Johnson, whose spouse and two children are out of town. Thus begins their four-day affair, a liaison that fundamentally changes them both.
Directed By: Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Run Time: 135 minutes
Music-All
Tue Feb 5th 2pm Cusop Village Hall - The theme is Cops and Robbers.
Please let John Price have any video choices as soon as possible. CDs can be played on the day as usual.