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Trivial Pursuit Update

2022-05-22T10:17:51+01:00May 22nd, 2022|Trivial Pursuit|

May 22. Our group continues to meet on a monthly basis with good attendance from our members, usually averaging about 10 members present. We continue to enjoy our sessions, with a great deal of laughter involved. We have several different editions of the game, and we each have our favourites-so there’s [...]

Art Appreciation

2022-05-22T10:15:30+01:00May 22nd, 2022|Art Appreciation|

Our May outing saw 12 of us visit The Great North Museum-Hancock to see their exhibition celebrating the 2020 Fine Arts BA Degree work from Newcastle University. It certainly was different, and saw many of us scratching our heads and looking mystified-even with the printed explanatory pamphlets in hand! Still - [...]

June Walk

2022-05-22T09:58:27+01:00May 22nd, 2022|Walking Group|

Following a Royal Request. Would the walking group consider cancelling our walk on June 3rd 2022 due to the u3a Jubilee Hog Roast at Dalton -le-Dale. After consultation with our guide Mr. G. Fairweather it was agreed to cancel our June walk and oblige the Royal Requester. One can only guess [...]

May Coffee Morning

2022-04-24T15:08:46+01:00April 24th, 2022|Coffee Morning|

Jack and I will be on holiday when the next coffee morning is due on 17th May (the Tuesday after the main meeting) but members can still meet in Poppies as usual between 10 and 12 o’clock for a chat and catch up. Lynn D will be there to set up. [...]

iPad Update

2022-04-24T15:07:24+01:00April 24th, 2022|iPad|

Please note that the iPad Group for May is cancelled as Jack and I will be on holiday. Back to normal on June 7th. Thanks - hope to see you all then. JT

Spanish Gallery

2022-04-24T09:00:14+01:00April 24th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

On 21st April, 24 members visited the newly -opened Spanish Gallery, at Bishop Auckland. The gallery itself, a stunning conversion of a bank building, housed a mind-boggling collection of paintings from the Golden Age of Spanish Art. We were all vastly impressed by the work we saw there, and enjoyed the [...]

April visit to SpanishGallery

2022-03-28T13:06:49+01:00March 28th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

As you know, we are scheduled to visit the new Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland on April 21st. I gather it is a beautiful exhibition space, housing the biggest and best collection of Spanish art outside of London , including works by El Greco, Velasquez and Murillo. This is a real [...]

WINE TASTING UPDATE

2022-03-28T15:41:30+01:00March 28th, 2022|All members, Wine Tasting Group|

Like all our groups COVID put a stop to our wine group meetings. Shame! Our last meeting being early March 2020 before the pandemic took hold. When legally allowed in 2001 we met outside in the garden. Fortunately, the weather was was favourable and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying [...]