Arts and Heritage
These meetings are open to all U3A members and take place either at the Petersfield Community Centre or occasionally at other venues. The meetings take place at 2.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month. There is a charge of £2.50 per person, to cover the cost of the room and equipment hire as well as any fees for the speaker.
For further information please contact Joan Shepley, A&H Convenor.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Nov 20th||Ryan Watts on “People and Archeology of Petersfield Heath”.|
Ryan studied at Exeter University with a keen interest in Prehistoric people of Britain. He now works as Learning & Community Engagement Officer at Petersfield Museum & hopes to expand the museum’s reach to schools, colleges and special interest groups. His talk will cover the Prehistoric Petersfield exploring those who lived here 4000 years ago. There have been exciting discoveries on the Heath over the last 4 years and Ryan will talk about the first people to live here, as well as about the artefacts & monuments left behind.
|Wed Jan 15th 2020||"How did a dead Roman shape London's Streets" with Andrew Ryder. Properties in the outer areas of London in 1600 were not owned by the Crown but by private landowners who wished to turn barely profitable market gardens into residential neighbourhoods. In 1630 London got its first "Vetruvia" Square (Covent Garden) from a copied piazza in Italy and from that time onwards London developed on the Vetruvian principles.|
|Wed Feb 19th 2020||"Gulliver's Travels, the Book & its Illustrations" with Brian Tippett. This fully illustrated lecture tells the history of "Gulliver's Travels" which was written as a satire on politics and human nature. Its brilliance appealed to children and adults alike and in turn inspired cartoonists images ridiculing politicians.|
|Wed Mar 18th 2020||"Isadora Duncan - Mother of Modern Dance" with Elizabeth Blake. Our Speaker this month is a professional dancer, actor and choreographer. Her presentation is part talk and part live performance, and includes speech and dance extracts from her celebrated production "Isadora-- I Dance what I am"|
|Wed Apr 15th 2020||"My Life in Films" with Alan Grace.|