Somerton

Events

Monthly meetings are held on the 4th. Friday of the month at the Edgar Community Hall, Somerton.

We open at 10am for coffee (50p) and the chance for members to meet and chat.
The meeting will start at 10.30 and after announcements and any business will be followed by our guest speaker.

The meeting closes at 12 noon.

Please join us.
Members free. Non-members £2.00.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri Oct 23rd

England in Tune

An unashamed ‘Celebration of Englishness.’

Not the jingoistic ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style but a collection of music, readings, poems by our own countrymen including Flanagan and Allen, John Masefield, Noel Coward, A. A. Milne … and many more, which combines a merry mix of subject matter in word and song with something to suit most tastes.

Our speaker for this month writes:-
'I have been working with pianist and accompanist, Sheila Furneaux for some thirty years from the times when we used to put concert parties together with a group of friends up to our branching out as a duo just over ten years ago.
Initially we started our double act with a talk entitled ‘Glorious Mud, the life and times on Flanders and Swann’, which we illustrate with live songs and pictures. We quickly discovered that this style of entertainment was unique and much appreciated and as we had to increase our subject range as groups asked us back for a second, third or, in some case, more times!
We are very lucky to be approaching our 1000th performance, which we will achieve before the year’s out, and are gratified and surprised by the general response to our ‘hobby’, which you and the Somerton U3A have kindly supported.'

Fri Nov 27th

Wildlife of Dartmoor

John Walters

John Walters is a life long field naturalist who explores the natural world through field sketching, photography and video. He grew up on Hayling Island in Hampshire and has lived in Devon since 1990. He works as an ecologist, artist and public speaker and is based in Buckfastleigh. He has published several books and guides including The Wildlife of Dartmoor and has appeared in many television and radio programmes.

www.johnwalters.co.uk

The talk will use photographs, field sketches and video clips to explore the amazing variety of wildlife to be found in Dartmoor National Park including cuckoos and their meadow pipit foster parents, dancing adders, ring-running roe deer and the worlds largest slug!