News of general interest to all members

HI U3A longer walks programme

I've scheduled three walks for March, April and May:

Click any of the links above for more detail.

I will lead the first two and Peter Haskell will lead the third.

I'm working with Mary Cooper to add more walks to complete the programme through to October. I'm particularly looking forward to a walk around the Devil's Punchbowl. I'll let you know when the programme is complete.

In the meantime, if you plan to come on any of the walks, please let me know so we know to look out for you. If you can't make any of the dates but you'd still like to do the walk, let me know and I'll see if we can arrange a recce walk to suit you.

Andy Henderson

Satire to Sublime: British Art from Hogarth to Turner

On Thursday 21st March 2019, find out how eighteenth and early nineteenth-century painters grappled with the rapid changes of life in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain.

Listen to National Gallery experts on Hogarth’s satirical look at British life, Wright of Derby’s provocations around scientific ethics and Turner’s confrontations with modernity and progress and learn about key developments in British painting c.1745-1845, focussing on portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the National Gallery’s collection.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

'For the Fallen' exhibit on TV

The poppy cascade and the Hayling Island U3A exhibits were featured on Meridian News on Tuesday 6th November. Click the image to see the article (and the 'Full screen' icon in the bottom right corner to see a larger version)...

The first of the two ladies to speak to camera is U3A member Carol Carter who is a member of the Northney Textiles Craft Group which organised the event. Speaking with her is Alyson Griffin who thought of making the cascade. The third lady shown with Carol and Alyson is Sue Palmer, also a member of the group.

Hayling Island U3A needs help

To all Hayling U3A members,

The committee is seeking volunteers to take over the roles of Treasurer and Publicity Secretary. The tasks are not arduous but are essential  to the continued survival of our U3A. The role of Treasurer is self-evident but the U3A is also very dependent upon publicity in order to bring in new members and perhaps more importantly to let others know of the existence of the U3A which can enhance the quality of life especially those who are new to the Island and those who live alone.

We are fortunate to have over 500 members and there must be many who could undertake these tasks. We are seeking to appoint two members to each task in order to provide continuity when one or the other is away or has other commitments. It also makes the task that much easier. So if you are able to contribute to the future success of our U3A then please contact any member of the committee or persuade one of your fellow members to do so. Without volunteers, the U3A cannot exist.

If you have not already visited St Peter’s Church in Northney then you will have missed a very moving experience of the commemoration to the participants of WW1 from Hayling Island. The poppy display of over 18,000 hand crafted poppies is breath taking and our U3A exhibition inside the church is attracting wide acclaim. The exhibition is open every day except Sundays from 10.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. until 10th November. Click here to find out more.

In addition, the U3A Digital Photography group have a display of impressive photographs in the Hayling Library which are well worth a visit.

Paul Chapman