New Classes for 2018 – 19

Flamenco: a History.
Tiki Martel will cast light on Flamenco in its often misunderstood authentic, purest form. For Spanish gypsies, flamenco is not just poetry, song and dance of southern Spain but a way of life influencing daily activities. The “taster” sessions last year were very popular and the class will continue, but note the new time: Thursdays at 15.10 in Room 1.29, fortnightly on Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8. 22; Jan 17, 31; Feb 14,28; Mar 14, 28; May2,16, 30; Jun 13,27; Jul 11.

Music: Singing Madrigals with Shirley Shelton and Jill Hoffbrand.
Thursdays at 15.30 – 17.30 in Room 1,29, Our group of enthusiasts has joined U3A, meeting monthly on Oct 4; Nov 1, 29; Jan 24; Feb 21; Mar 21; May 9, Jun 6, Jul 4. We will be pleased to welcome new members, all voices, particularly those already familiar with singing madrigals and music of the period. If you are moderately confident at sight-singing, do join us. Phone Ruth Foxman for more information – email

Poetry: Once upon a Cherita.
Mondays at 10.30 in Room 1.26. Ai Li is the creator, editor and publisher of this 21-year old 6-line storytelling form, which is capable of being imagist, lyrical, surreal, and anecdotal. We sit round a “camp fire” and invoke the storyteller in us all. Class limited to 10.

And in the Summer Term…..
Tree identification
Learn how to identify trees with Bettina Metcalf, Room 1.28 at 15.10 on Thursdays, fortnightly on May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4, 18. An introduction based on practical observation with the aim of sharpening our observational skills. The first session is in Room 1.28 and others will take place mostly outdoors, weather permitting, or if not, in Room 1.28 by arrangement.