Cultures & Customs
Thorley U3A Cultures and Customs group has been set up to explore and celebrate the diversity of the cultures that make up our society, both locally and further afield, including learning more about the history of English culture. It does so by arranging meetings with, and visits to, various cultural or ethnic groups or related activities, generally once a month. Examples include visits to religious centres, eating experiences at restaurants run by various nationalities, musical events, talks, etc.
Hi all. Here is an update on future activities (or inactivities!) of the group.
Friday 20th March Folk evening - just a reminder that this is postponed indefinitely and I will refund you if you have paid and cannot make the new date.
Monday 20th April St Michaels visit - I am postponing this event also as it appears most unlikely that the situation will be resolved in the next 4 weeks.
Monday 13th July Ann Forbes visit to talk on Uganda - I have warned Ann that we may not be able to go ahead with this on that date but I am keeping the hall booking open just in case and you may wish to keep the date in your diaries.
Friday 21st August Cambridge Icons trip - I am currently holding this booking as it 5 months ahead so some hope (may be?) that it can still take place. But I am communicating with the tour organisers to check how late we can confirm the booking. Your payments are held in the U3A account and I won't be making any payments (other than the nominal booking payment already made) until the position is more certain. If we cannot go ahead on this date I will rearrange and refund you if you have paid and cannot make the new date.
I had been making plans for other events in May/June but will delay making any arrangements for now.
Lastly, just to be transparent, the Indian evening in February resulted in a surplus of approx £140. I didn't know that until the evening itself when KJ informed me that he had spent much less on the food that the budget we had previously agreed. The high turnout also contributed with some people deciding to come last minute. So I wasn't able to distribute the surplus to attendees. It is not practicable to do that now so I will instead use the surplus to reduce the cost of new events that I organise in coming months.
Keep well and find good and positive ways to occupy yourselves!
People must be members of Thorley U3A before they can join the Cultures and Customs group. Membership of the group itself is free, members covering the cost of each activity separately. Details of events, including location, date and costs, are circulated beforehand so that members can decide if they wish to attend.
The group Co-ordinator is Jim Hook. For information on joining the group and current events, please contact Jim by using the button on the right-hand side of this page, or by phoning him on 01279 505138, mobile 07391 580466.