Mayfield & District

Monthly Meetings

There are regular monthly meetings, held in Mayfield Memorial Hall at 2pm, normally on the third Thursday in the month.
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Dates for your Diary
Sat Feb 2nd Special Offer!
Half price tickets for Amalia Hall’s concert on Feb.2nd 2019

Mayfield Festival is offering U3A members a special rate for the following concert.

Brahms Violin Sonatas
played by Amalia Hall (violin)
Sergio De Simone (piano)
on Saturday 2 February at 7.30pmin Mayfield School Concert Hall.
£5 to include the pre-concert talk at 6.45pm

Amalia is well known to Mayfield music lovers having won the Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition held here in 2016. She opened the 2018 Mayfield Festival with a “spell-binding” performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in St Dunstan’s Church.

If you would like tickets at this special price please contact Mary Brentnall by Thursday 31 January (01435 872289 or
Thu Feb 21st Ben Rea: “The BBC, from ‘Auntie’ to ‘The Beeb’. Memories of 40 years in Television

We reported that Helen Reeves has had to cancel her talk about Hellingly Hospital.

However we are very fortunate to have been able to engage Ben Rea - a highly successful programme Producer and Director at the BBC who will be talking about his life in TV where amongst his many successes he won a BAFTA award for the long running and very popular TV series Grange Hill.

So watch this space!
Thu Mar 21st Dr Valerie Jeffries: How to Edit a Human Genome

(further details will follow)
Thu Apr 18th Janet Canetty-Clarke: Romanticism to Impressionism in Music and Painting

Janet’s intriguing career has included lecturing for the University of Sussex and for Birkbeck College, London, and being Guest Conductor of the first All Women Chamber Orchestra of Austria.

She lectures for the Arts Society, U3A, WI and Aspire(Sussex) Ltd. Janet’s erudition and wit make her lectures unique, as we found with her last year’s talk on The Rake’s Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth and Hockney.
Thu May 16th Hugh Willing: Lonely Exile - Napoleon’s Last Days on St Helena

Brigadier Hugh Willing CBE lectures on a variety of military and historical subjects, often on specialised small cruise ships.

He served in the Royal Green Jackets and Second KEO Gurkha Rifles, and as Instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the Army Staff College, Camberley. He has a special interest in Napoleon.

Following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the one-time Emperor of France and master of Europe was incarcerated on the tiny island of St Helena in mid-Atlantic, until his death in 1821.

How did he cope with his imprisonment and isolation? And was he murdered?