Courses U – Z

Guildford Circular Walk Sept 2009
VOICE MATTERS Barbara Alden
Tue 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 22), starts Oct 4.
This class aims to revive well-worn voices and restore and maintain healthy vocal function for speaking and singing. It will focus on exercises to improve posture, breathing, articulation, resonance and projection, then apply these techniques to speech, poetry and songs.     It Feels Good to Sound Good!

WALKING ON TUESDAYS Richard Cohen
London local History Walks
A fortnightly programme of walks on Tuesday afternoons. The walks usually start and end at tube stations and last about two hours with the possibility of going to a café to relax   afterwards. You can learn about the stories of London which connect us with our past in a relaxed and informal way. Details of dates and meeting places will be available on the Notice Board. Richard would like to share his passion for London with you. Find out more at thenandnowlondonwalks.com

WALKING ON WEDNESDAYS Margaret Mitchell
On these dates: Sept 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23; Dec 7. Jan 11, 25;   Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22; Apr 26. May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 5.
Short walks on alternate Wednesdays in London or its suburbs. All take place in the Freedom Pass Zone, and usually begin at 10.30. We look at interesting places we pass, and often have a refreshment break. You may not be home by lunchtime on the furthest trips. The first walk will be on 28 September. Before each walk, details will be on the U3A notice-board and you can also email mmmitchell@waitrose.com

WEEKLY WALKING GROUP ON THURSDAYS Chris Queen
Every Thursday.
Walks take a full day and members should avoid other arrangements before early evening. We explore London and Home Counties – rivers, canals, hills – covering distances of around 6 to 8 miles. If the walk takes us outside the Freedom Pass zone, discounted Group Rail tickets are bought. Some walks are more strenuous than others but this activity is not only for exercise but is also an enjoyable social event. On every walk we go to a pre-booked luncheon venue, often the village inn. The details of the following walk can be sent to your e-mail address and a copy is displayed on the U3A notice board each Monday. Contact: by email: chrisqueen@onetel.com

WINE APPRECIATION Note the time! Martin Raybould
Thur 18.30 – 20.30 (Room 29).
Monthly by arrangement.
If you enjoy drinking wine, and would like to try different wines and grapes from different regions and countries in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, this is for you!
We meet once a month 6.30 – 8.30 pm and try at least 8/9 wines per session – all for £10 which includes cheese and biscuits. The surplus goes to tasting better wines and towards our own Christmas party. To find out more, and dates, e-mail martin@rayboulds.com

WRITING CREATIVELY Gerry Michaels
Thur 11.30 – 13.00 (Room 30)
Creative writing sessions with creative ideas, discussion and helpful criticism. Off the cuff writing and homework. Give it a try. If you can talk, you can write.

WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY Desmond Julian
Tue 11.05 – 12.35 (Room 30)
This class will give you a framework for writing your story and an opportunity to read to the group what you have written during the week. We allow time for constructive discussion after each reading. The group is limited to 10 students so that individual attention can be given to each member.

WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS Daphne Gotlop
Fri 10.30 – 12.15(Room 24)
Every life is unique, fascinating and intriguing. Join this friendly group and start writing an account of yours! You’ll be able to get help and learn writing techniques and tips as well as hearing fascinating tales from your fellow authors of their own life-stories. The class is structured so that you share with the group what you have written in the preceding 7 days as well as getting advice and encouragement. The group consists of a maximum of 12 people, making it friendly, personal and supportive. Make a start today!

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Pat Gordon
Tue 13.50 – 16.05 (Room 28)
This is a space for anyone who wants to write and share their writing with others. All types of writing are welcome: fiction and non-fiction, prose and poems, memoirs, articles, anything else you want to try your hand at. We aim to offer constructive help and feedback. Do phone Pat to find out more, or come along and try it out.

YARN-CRAFT WORKSHOP Carole Nolan
Mon 14.00 -16.00 (Room 26)
A ‘workshop’ class where experiences and skills are shared, problems and difficulties worked on, and old skills renewed. We are open to any yarn-based skill (knitting, embroidery, tapestry, sewing, crochet etc).

YIDDISH FOR FUN Adela Lassman
Tue 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 26)
Spring and Summer Terms only starts on 17 January
Offering my services once again and asking you if you would like to join the class. As described, it is a fun hour: stories, songs and conversation. No ‘heavy’ stuff, just remembering times past.
Adele Lassman would be happy to hold classes in her home during the Autumn Term. If you are interested please contact Adele on 020 8458 2076. 

YOGA: BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE A Judith Nasatyr
Fri 10.00 – 11.15 (Room 2.21)
Yoga for beginners to intermediate levels. Please bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes.

YOGA: BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE B Donnah de Villiers
Thur 10.00 – 11.00 (Room 2.21) fortnightly on Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 15. Jan 19; Feb 2, 16; Mar 2, 16, 30; May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29; July 13.
Learn a few basic postures and how to relax and breathe properly. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes.

YOGA: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Barbara Alden
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 2.21), starts on Oct 3.
This is a well-established class for those who are proficient and practise yoga regularly.  Asanas are held for 30 – 60 seconds. Numbers are limited to allow sufficient space to move with the postures. You will need loose, comfortable clothing, your own mat and also two yoga foam blocks. Barbara may still have a few spare ones for purchase or they can be ordered online from Yoga Mad: www.yogamad.com