SU3A Commemorative Garden at Whirlow Brook
Calling all Artists!
We are looking for artists who would be interested in contributing a small botanical illustration to the Book of Donors which is being prepared in connection with the SU3A Commemorative Garden at Whirlow Brook.
Further details from Shelagh Woolliscroft (01246 416139 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alison Cowper 0114 274 6165 or email@example.com
Classical Concertgoers’ Group
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Come and join us for a day in Birmingham with a matinee performance in the afternoon of popular classics.
The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mario Venzago will play Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. At the centre of the concert is perhaps the greatest of all Romantic piano concertos: Tchaikovsky’s First. The soloist is Daniil Trifonov (below), winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition. Expect an afternoon of great melodies and headlong emotion.
The coach will leave the bus parking bay at the bottom of Knowle Lane, near the junction with Millhouses Lane, at 9.00 arriving in Birmingham at around 11.00-11.30. This will allow time to explore the nearby Art Gallery, or to visit the cathedral with its Burne-Jones stained glass before the concert at 14.15. Some may prefer to go shopping or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many cafés on the canal banks behind the Symphony Hall.
The inclusive cost is £30.00 to cover the price of a seat on Rows A or B of the Upper Circle, the coach fare and driver’s gratuity.
Applications are requested by March 29.
Please remember to put your SU3A membership number on the form on page 36 of the February 'Links' or downloadable here and include the name and contact details of all members for whom you are applying, plus a small, stamped, self-addressed envelope and send to: Pamela Sandford, 289 Abbey Lane, Sheffield S8 0DA.
Our visits are open to all SU3A members and no special Group membership is required.
Pamela Sandford Coordinator (0114) 236 1815
SU3A Charity Quiz
A fun evening in aid of St Luke’s Hospice
Presented by Peter Chatterton
Saturday 8 June 2013
At Abbeydale Sports Centre, Abbeydale Road South
.Open from 19.00 for 19.30 start
Tickets £10.00 to include quiz and supper
Entry by ticket only. Deadline 25 May. No more than 6 in a team
Application form on page 20 of the April ‘Links’ (NB the date on the form is wrong) or downloadable here
Open to SU3A members, their family and friends
Ample parking and bar facilities available
For further information contact: Marion Edmondson (0114) 235 0313
Appreciating Architecture: Day Trip to York
Thursday 20 June 2013
How is York Minster Renovated?
Join us on an interesting day trip to York Minster’s Hidden Tours to see parts of the Minster that were previously off-limits to visitors and to observe the professionals who are working on the ongoing programme of the renovation of this wonderful Minster.
We will visit the Bedern Glaziers Studio to watch the glaziers at work and to hear the story of the repair of the East window. Then we will visit the Minster to see the amazing window.
In the afternoon we will tour the Stoneyard, taking in the workshops, and see the saws and tools that are used to prepare the stone. The tour progresses to the East Front from where it is possible to see fantastic views of the city.
There will be approximately two hours free time in York before we leave.
The cost is £27.00. This includes the cost of the coach, driver’s gratuity and both the tours.
Because of the limited numbers allowed on the tours, there will be spaces on the coach for SU3A members who wish to have a day in York. The cost for the coach alone is £17.00.
If you wish to join this trip please complete the application form on page 34 of the April ‘Links’ or downloadable here and send to: Shirley Marney at 21 Everard Ave, Bradway Sheffield S17 4LY.
Shakespeare at Stamford
'No More Yielding but a Dream!'
On Saturday 29 June we will be having a return visit to the open air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall near Stamford to watch an afternoon performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by the Stamford Shakespeare Company on their stage set in an enchanting glade.
All the seats are under cover and no performance is cancelled because of rain. (A T loop is available for anyone hard of hearing.) There will be free time in Stamford before the play to wander round and have lunch.
The cost of the trip is £26.00 per person. This includes the coach fare, theatre ticket and the driver’s gratuity.
Places are limited so if you would like to join us, please complete the form on page 20 of the April ‘Links’ or downloadable here and return it to Shirley Marney to arrive by Monday 10 June.
Please ring Dot Sutcliffe on (0114) 268 5918 for further information
Classical Concertgoers’ Group
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Our visit to Buxton this year will be to see the Classic Fest Opera Company’s performance of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Lehar was the Andrew Lloyd Webber of his day, writing popular music-theatre and revitalising the world of Viennese operetta. The opera is a study in flirtation and so the music is as beguiling as the heroine. Lehar conjures up the romance of Viennese waltzes and the Parisian gaiety of the galop and can-can. I think we shall enjoy an afternoon of pure escapism.
The coach will leave the bus parking bay at the bottom of Knowle Lane, near the junction with Millhouses Lane, at 11.00 to arrive at the Buxton Pavilion at around 12 noon. This will allow time to lunch before the performance at 14.30. If the weather is fine there is the opportunity to picnic in the Pavilion Gardens before a short walk to the Opera House.
The inclusive cost is £32.00 to cover the price of a seat in the central stalls, your coach fare and driver’s gratuity.
Last year tickets sold very quickly so do send your application in early. Please remember to put your SU3A membership number on the form on page 34 of the April 'Links' or downloadable here and include the name and contact details of all members for whom you are applying, plus a small stamped self-addressed envelope, and send to: Pamela Sandford, 289 Abbey Lane, Sheffield S8 0DA.
Our visits are open to all SU3A members and no special Group membership is required.
Pamela Sandford Co-ordinator (0114) 236 1815
COULD YOU SUPPORT CHILDRENS’ READING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL? BECOME AN ESCAL VOLUNTEER…
Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate
Can you help?
For the last four years SU3A members have taken part in the ESCAL Volunteering Project, a Council initiative working to make the goal above a reality. Volunteers are linked with a school which has children who, through regular one-to-one sessions, can be helped to build up their levels of reading and communication and develop the confidence to play a full part and gain the most from their school experience.
Volunteers do not need to have qualifications or experience of teaching – grandparents, godparents or favourite aunts or uncles are probably already giving similar support – and some training and materials are provided. Minimum realistic time commitments are set but some volunteers have chosen to continue their involvement with their school, some even becoming governors. In arranging a link with a participating school, the Project will take account of your preferences for location etc.
Since SU3A first became involved the Project has expanded the age groups of the pupils targeted and the kinds of support volunteers can choose to offer. In the beginning the priority was preparing pupils in Years 5 and 6 for the challenges of secondary school. Now Junior Schools are asking for support for children from Reception up and the Project is also developing reading/talking support in Secondary Schools.
Faye Jeffrey from ESCAL says 'Thanks again so much for your volunteers. They are some of our best volunteers in Sheffield and I know the schools are absolutely thrilled with them!'
Why not join them? You can contact Faye on (0114) 250 6853 or check the ESCAL website at www.sheffield.gov.uk/ESCAL
Yvonne Rowland (0114) 242 5201
Lectures for All
Lecture Programme 2013
Venue: Showroom Cinema 3 - unless stated. Free - unless stated.
Refreshments from 09.30 . Lecture from 10.30 to 12 noon.
Half Price Parking at Q-Park if you get a voucher from the Box Office
200 Years of Steel – and Sheffield’s role in its development
Dr Richard Thackray, Tata Steel Lecturer in Steelmaking, University of Sheffield
||British Journalism – a feral beast or a powerful force for social good?
David Holmes, Lecturer in Journalism, University of Sheffield
The Human Face of Technology Recycling, Sharing, Empowering, Enabling Creativity
James Wallbank, CEO, Access Space, selected by Nesta as one of Britain's top 50 'New Radicals’. James will explain why.
Lectures scheduled for 16 Augustand 15 November will be included in future editions of LINKS
Cinema 3 holds 200 and this number has never been exceeded. However, come early to be sure of your seat.
2-4 August 2013
We will be staying in Perth at a 3* hotel on half-board basis. This has to be an early booking to guarantee that we get the number of the highly sought-after tickets we require for the Tattoo.
En route we will have a guided tour of Newby Hall, the family home of the Comptons. Built under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren, this is one of England’s finest Adam houses and an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration.
We spend a full day in Edinburgh which includes a guided tour of the city and free time to enjoy the Festival. The evening is booked for the performance of the Edinburgh Tattoo set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
An optional tour of the Royal Yacht Brittania can be arranged. This day is booked on bed-and-breakfast only.
Our last morning will be spent on a visit to the unique Falkirk Wheel. You can marvel at this exceptionally ingenious work of modern engineering. The wheel links two canals with water levels 35 metres apart, avoiding the traditional flight of 11 locks.
After visiting the Interactive Exhibition and Viewing Gallery we will join a boat trip to experience the Wheel in action. We will cruise along the Union Canal passing along the aquaduct, through the 180 metre Rough Castle Tunnel and under the historic Antonine Wall.
The cost is £265.00 with a single supplement of £39.00. The cost includes the hotel (one day half-board with the Edinburgh day being bed-and-breakfast only), coach throughout, guides, admission fees and gratuities for the driver. Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia would be additional.
Please complete the booking form on page 35 of the October ‘Links’ or downloadable here and send it together with a deposit of £75.00 to Shirley Marney to arrive by 13 October.
Yorkshire Summer School 5-8 August 2013
At Northern College ( Wentworth Castle) You will be able to book from next February £50 deposit and the cost will be around £285 for each course including full board and mainly en-suite bedrooms.
1. Thinking Fast & Slow – practical psychology based on Daniel Kaneman’s best selling book
2. Digital Photography
3. Drawing & Painting the Human Form
4 .Medieval Monasteries in Yorkshire
5. Applied Criminology
6. British History 1945 – 1980
7. The Geology of Yorkshire
8 .Poetry – Studying and Writing Sonnets
9. English Classical Music from 1850
Seven out of the nine courses will run
Register interest by going to www.yahru3a.co.uk.
Monthly ‘Drop-In’ Sessions
The monthly ‘Drop-In’ sessions are held at the United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk entrance (opposite the Crucible Theatre) on the first
Tuesday morning of every month - For dates please see the SU3A Calendar
Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time between 10.00 am and
12.00 noon. Free refreshments will be available There is no formal
programme - this is an opportunity to meet up with friends, make new friends from different Groups, exchange ideas, ask questions and promote forthcoming events. There will be several Committee members present each month.
Free Legal Advice
The Third Age Trust has an arrangement with FirstAssist to provide legal advice to U3A members. It is a free service, available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Just phone 01455 251 500. You will require a code number obtainable from your SU3A Secretary (contact details on the Committee page or in 'Links')
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