Possible New Groups

Possible New Groups

Playing the Ukulele

The ukulele is the instrument which has the the fastest growing number of people taking it up in the UK.  Its attraction is that it is easy to play.  Ken Wakefield of the West Cheshire Rural u3a started a group in 2019 and it has proved to be very successful and enjoyable and is fulfilling the u3a motto of ‘Learn, laugh, live’. 

When the Group started the members, including Ken, had no knowledge of the insturment and now, a couple of years later, they have 50 tunes in their repertoire.  Ken has offered to share his experience of starting up a new ukulele group and to help others to start up in their own u3a.

Members interested in starting a Ukulele Group in the Knutsford u3a should contact Stuart Allan, Groups Supporter, for further details.  Email info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk or tel 01565 632904.

Tennis

Knutsford Tennis Club have joined the LTA initiative to allow the general public greater access to courts.  To this end they have made 2 courts available on Sunday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm at a cost of £10 per court per hour.  Under this arrangement courts can be booked up to 14 days in advance.

Before we can take this initiative forward we need to assess the level of interest amongst our members.  Anybody interested should contact Margaret Ellis via info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk for more details.

Getting the most from your Digital Camera

Spring will soon be here.  Cameras will be waking from their hibernation.  They deserve better

Members of this group, in Five Easy Lessons, will have all they need to get the most from their digital cameras, whether that be the very latest multi-megapixel model or a modest compact of yesteryear.

  • Understand the principles underlying the same five controls on a digital camera that were pretty much the only controls you had with a film camera (and you weren’t afraid then, were you).
  • Never again leave your camera on the automatic setting.
  • Put aside pixel envy.
  • Amaze your grandchildren with your knowledge and expertise.
  • Sleep easier at night (not guaranteed).

Testimonials available.

To express interest, contact David Woolf at at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk or 01925 755097.

A dip into Classical Greek

Interest in this proposed new Group was not quite enough to get it off the ground in January.  A few more members and we’ll be up and running.

If “It’s all Greek to me” applies to you, then this is the Group to join.  Classical Greek and Greece is deeply embedded in the way we in the Western World think, speak, do politics, do science, do health….

We’ll begin by looking at the language and reading (in English, you’ll be pleased to hear) a seminal work of literature, and thereby dip into so much more of what happened 2,500 years ago and how it is still relevant.  The group will not be over-academic in nature; we will go where the language and literature leads us.  I hope too, that members will bring their own relevant interests to it so that the group will become truly participative.

Please contact David Woolf at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk or 01925 755097.

 

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