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M- Opera Group 1 & 2

Each month we choose an opera and view excerpts from a video. We look at the background of the writing of the opera, discover its story and comment on what the music tells us about the characters and how it is used to enhance the drama. We also comment on the production we are seeing, sometimes irreverently!

If any member would like to volunteer to lead a session about an opera of their choosing, their contribution will be welcome.

There are two groups which broadly follow the same programme which will be published on the website - link on the right. NOTE: 2nd group no longer running from December 2019.

Group Leader NamePaul Howarth
Contact phone
Contact emailsee pigeon link on the right
VenueWoolman Room
Time and Frequency1st Group: 2-4pm 2nd Wednesday2nd Group: 2-4pm 2nd Friday
Start date11th September 201913th September 2019
End date8th July 202010th July 2020
Cost£1 per session
AccessibilityD
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C- Films Plus C- Mindfulness Based Living
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D- Croquet - Tuesday and Saturday D- Exercises in Water
D- Fit & Flexible - 3 Groups D- Indoor Bowls 1 & 2
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G- Play Cards G- Play Chess
G- Playing Chess: All Stages G- Scrabble (Club Play)
G- Scrabble (Social Play) H- Dipping into History
H- Historical Walks H- History discussion group
H- Military History H- Social History Walks
H- The Early Days of Cinema H- Walks Through Time
L- Continuing Spanish L- Discover France
L- French / Absolute Beginners L- French Conversation
L- French Conversation - Adv L- French Conversation - Café Rouge
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M- Opera Group 1 & 2 M- Rock Music Appreciation
M- Singing for Fun M- U3A Choir
M- Ukulele M- Ukulele Plus
O- Bird Watching 1 O- Bird Watching Group 2
O- Boots by Bus O- Cycling Group
O- Explore York Walks O- Geology of Yorkshire
O- Over the Hill Walking Group O- Rambling
O- Short Country Walks O- Strollers Walking
O- Thursday Monthly Rambles O- Walking on the Wolds
O- Walking–Enjoy Countryside O- Wild Flower Walks 2020
O- Wildlife Walks (no cars) P- Cookery for Men 1 & 2
P- Digital Photography P- Embroidery UFOs
P- Embroidery with friends P- Fiddlesticks
P- Flower Arranging P- Gardening
P- Gardening Group 2 P- Jam and Jigsaws
P- Knit and Natter P- Knit for Peace
P- Stained Glass - Beginners, Imp 1&2 P- Wine Appreciation Group
R- Beyond Religion & Politics R- Exploring Other Cultures
R- Exploring the Bible R- Philosophical Investigation
R- Roots of Christian Faith R- Russia/E Europe-Culture/His
S- Apple Mac Group S- Audio-visual Equipment
S- Facebook group S- iPad Users – Beginners
S- iPad Users – Improvers S- IPhone/IPad Camera/Photos
S- Raspberry Pi Group S- Science and Society
S- Using your Android device S- Windows Intmd Computer
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