Possible New Groups

Possible New Groups

Railways Interest Group

Are you interested in joining a new Knutsford u3a railways group? There must be lots of +55-year-olds in our u3a who like me are railway buffs. We could cover all aspects of railways from model railways to full size. Until we come out of lockdown, we could start very soon using Zoom – with subjects such as:

  • My favourite UK loco class – steam and later.
  • Watching the classic 1936 GPO film “Night Mail” also the 1986 50th anniversary BBC film.
  • Discussing our model railways and things we would like to have.
  • Train trips in Europe we have done – or would like to do before it is too late!!
  • Antique model trains – Anyone still got their childhood trains?

There must be lots more subjects. If you are interested, please contact Robert Watson at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

Urban Sketching

I was part of a small team in the initial undertaking of gathering information regarding the national u3a High Street Project, completing the task in September 2020. Since then I have attended several workshops (via Zoom) and was inspired by one idea – Urban Sketching. So, is there anyone else out there who may like to try Urban Sketching?

I am a complete novice at this, with very little ‘drawing’ experience but, as a keen observer of my surroundings I feel it would be an interesting experience to use the outdoors, our local surroundings and sketch what we see.

The group would be based purely in the outdoors, using different locations, a seat of choice and pencils/pens and drawing pads (so involving very little initial cost) but bags of enthusiasm. We would meet up, having a quick chat of introduction, settle down with our pads and sketch what we see before us, taking a break for a warm drink and snack and chat and then continuing with our endeavours and ‘seeing how it goes’. A possible time slot may be 1 to 2 hours – either morning or afternoon.

Tempted to join me?

Contact Margaret Ellis at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk and she will get back to you.

Proposed new group – Quilting and Sewing

Lynn Spence has offered to set up and co-ordinate a Quilting and Sewing Group once the Covid 19 situation allows.  A suitable venue would be hired and the intention is for the group to meet weekly or fortnightly with members bringing their own sewing machines and other equipment.  Lynn has experience of operating such a group and the intention is that this new group would be run on a ‘sew and chat’ basis but she is prepared to run tutorials if there is enough interest.  The aim is to have an inclusive group whose members’ ideas are taken into consideration and for them to enjoy the creative process with like-minded people.

If you are interested in this new group or would like further details please contact Lynn at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk