Cinema/Art Group/Autumn/Winter Extras

Cinema Group:
We will shortly announce the commencement of a “Cinema” activity based mostly around the Omniplex in Downpatrick but with the possibility of travelling further, for example to the QFT, if there is something special on at another venue. Possible films would be chosen by a leadership group or by popular acclaim and announced in advance. We have applied for funding to subsidise trips to more distant venues and hope to be able to make known the results in Oct. If you haven’t already registered your interest in response to my recent email, please contact me at hubertcurran@hotmail.com. You can leave a message on 07367122765

Arts/Theatre Group:
We are hoping to announce a new Arts/Theatre Group soon. This would involve travelling to a specific venue to see a play, a live cinema screening (eg Royal Opera House, National Theatre production), or perhaps an exhibition or concert. Venues might include the Lyric Theatre, The Ulster Hall, the Waterfront, the MAC or a multitude of other options. We have applied for funding to subsidise this activity and await a decision in Oct. Please keep an eye out for further announcements. If you haven’t already registered your interest in response to my recent email, please contact me at hubertcurran@hotmail.com. You can leave a message on 07367122765

Autumn/Winter extras:

There will be a Quiz evening at Lakeside Inn at 7.30pm on Sat Oct 29th – questions by Jackie Hughes as usual – and again as usual I’ll be completely stumped by at least 2 or 3 (per round). As there is no wifi access or mobile signal, cheating will be well-nigh impossible!

We will be announcing a mini-golf competition for the u3a Claret Jug (currently held by Moyna Tyson) soon. No particular skills or golfing prowess required (in fact it may be a disadvantage!). Craic guaranteed if you can ignore the guffaws from the sidelines.

We plan to hold a photography exhibition for members with a camera – and there are many of you – your favourite photo(s) on any theme of your own choosing with the incentive of a little prize for the best entries. The professionals like Paddy Killen and Jim Masson will probably be automatically disqualified if I have my way!

We are debating having an art exhibition by u3a members at some stage over the winter. Any dabblers in any medium would be very welcome. There are some serious contenders amongst the ranks; Maggie Thomas, Patricia McCormick and Christine Lappin come to mind. Entrants will be forbidden from entering their grandchildren’s scribbles as modern art – otherwise all possibilities are on the cards.