Hidden Talents

Hidden Talents

Do you have a hidden talent?

There are over seven hundred members of the Knutsford u3a, many of whom have had exciting and challenging lives.  During your life, you will have enjoyed educational experiences and adventures through your occupation, hobbies, travel, sports, and holidays that might well interest our members. If so, here is the opportunity for you to entertain, amuse and educate, your u3a friends by re-living some of your interests, activities, personal contacts, contributions and the adventures that have made you who you are.

According to u3a regulations, we are not allowed to remunerate our own members for contributing to our meetings (unlike the ‘guest speakers’ invited for our regular members’ meetings) so volunteer ‘Hidden Talents’ lecturers will be providing their contribution gratis in support of our ‘self-help’ ethos.

Those members (or activity groups) who would like to contribute by delivering a ‘Hidden Talents’ presentation please email Tony Axon at info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk giving a brief description of your intended contribution and a few details about yourself.

2024 Meetings

Our popular Spring season of “Hidden Talents” will begin again on January 25th 2024.

All presentations are from our own u3a members beginning with John Miller who last year brilliantly entertained us with his talk “A Life at the Beeb.” This time, his title is “The show must go on : On the Road with the BBC…..”

There will be three further exciting and educative entertainments later in the Spring including a musical afternoon with the famous Knutsford u3a choir and our own recorder group! We will then hear and see more from our most travelled globe trotter and photographer, Adrian Fisher.  Finally we will discover how our intrepid and courageous treasurer climbed the Matterhorn! The talks are in Knutsford Methodist Church starting at 2.15pm prompt and are followed by tea and biscuits.  Please aim to be seated by 2.00 pm.

25th JanuaryJohn Miller‘The show must go on : On the Road with the BBC…..’
22th FebruaryKnutsford u3a Singing Group and the Instrumental Group.‘A Musical Afternoon’

There will be an opportunity for the audience to sing along to a couple of popular songs, and they look forward to entertaining everyone!
28th MarchAdrian Fisher‘Joining The Dots’

Adrian describes characters and companies in a career that ranges from punched cards to Bitcoin. Topics include ‘weaving silk, knitting socks and woven memory’, ‘moon rockets’, ‘food mixers and door chimes’, ‘a film star, big warehouses and burgers in New York’, ‘the birth of Next’, and ‘hidden heroes in your smartphone and bank’.
25th AprilAdrian Long‘Climbing the Matterhorn’

Adrian will describe how he climbed The Matterhorn with his son in September 1999 to celebrate his 50th birthday. The Matterhorn (4,300m or 14,107ft), first climbed by Edward Wimpier in 1864, is a classic mountain peak and an objective for all mountaineers.

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