The U3A is meant to be a self help group where members offer to run activities. It is gratifying to see that a number of members are willing to run new groups providing there is sufficient interest.
If you are interested in joining any of these proposed new groups do let Ann Cousins know – 01799 219 072 – email@example.com
Pilates 1 classes are held at the Friends’ Meeting House at 1.00 pm on Thursdays during term time, and last one hour. At present this is an all female class and we have two vacancies. Applicants must have some Pilates experience.
If interested please contact Hilary Price – 07825 292 467 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Constitution states that we can have up to twelve Committee Members/Trustees but we currently have nine which means that several of us have to take on more responsibilities. At the AGM there will also be additional vacancies
We are looking to fill these to ease the load.
Requirements are, computer familiarity, common sense, numeracy, interest in SW U3A and our members, which number over 850, willingness to attend monthly meetings and serve on working parties/sub committees as and when required.
If you are interested in joining us or would like to find out more, please either contact Alan Nicholls 01799 522260 – email email@example.com or Janet Pearson 01799 540065 – email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to any of the Committee.
Did you know that on the third Monday of every month (except August and December), there is an Open Meeting at the Bowls Club in Abbey Lane where interesting and entertaining talks are given by experts in their field? The meetings are scheduled for a 2.30pm start but doors open at 2:15 pm and refreshments are served at 2.30pm with the talk starting at about 2.45 pm. The poster below shows you the next 3 talks – hope to see you there. See our ‘What’s On’ page for future meetings.
Discounted tickets are available to U3A members, subject to a minimum number of tickets purchased (6-15 depending on production). Amongst others, included at present, are David Hare’s play “the Moderate Soprano”, Kneehigh Theatre Company’s brilliant production of Noel Coward’s “Brief Encounter” and, staged at County Hall, Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”.
For further information, please telephone Wendy Smith 01799 510 852.
PLEASE NOTE….THIS OFFER IS TICKET ONLY. NO TRANSPORT PROVIDED.
“We are currently encouraging people of age 70, 71,72, 73, 74, 78 and 79 years to get their free shingles vaccination from their GP surgery. Shingles can be a painful illness, especially in those who are older or have a weakened immune system.”
Screening and Immunisation Coordinator, Public Health England/NHS England, Midlands and East (East)
The Ukulele group busked in King Street on Saturday 9th December, and collected for Support4Sight. It was freezing cold and it’s hard to play with frozen fingers, but we added to the general happy Christmas spirit in the town. Mary Curtis
15 October 2017 at the Saffron Hall
Thanks to Lynne Howell for the above photo.
On 15th October 2017 Saffron Harmony Choir joined WI and Community Choirs from Essex and Cambridgeshire in a Gala Charity Concert.
Proceeds from this event will go to Associated Country Women of the World, a charity that supports women and their communities worldwide.
Philippa Croft and members of the WI in and around Saffron Walden arranged the day. The Concert was hosted by Tim Lihoreau Creative Director and Presenter of Classic FM ‘More Music at Breakfast’
Taking part were seven Choirs, over two hundred singers, ages ranging from four to ninety five, singing songs from musicales, folk, classical, choral, popular and contemporary. Music by Irving Berlin, Bob Chilcott Anders, Howard Goodall, Ray Davis, Carly Simon, G.F Handel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers @ O Hammerstein, Take That, Leonard Cohen, Toto and more.
The concert was a complete sell out.
Many thanks to Philippa for all the time she and her helpers spent making this day a very enjoyable and successful one.
Joan Shadbolt, Choir coordinator.
Well what a good evening it was. The choir sang well. Isobel was brilliant the ukulele group was much appreciated some good poems and a lovely smiley audience.
And to top it all we will be able to present Accuro and the East Anglian Air Ambulance with £540 each.
A big thank you, to everybody that helped and supported us.
Thanks to Paul Crawford for the photos below: