The National Creative Arts Competition for Older People - THE KING LEAR PRIZES 2021
Choose from a range of different creative art categories - Art, Poetry, Real Stories, and Solo Musical Performance. The competition is for over 65s only
Over £2000 in prizes, and certificates if you are shortlisted, with hundreds of special commendations for high-quality work.
Only £5 to enter - closing date Friday 19 March 2021. Gyles Brandreth (writer, broadcaster) is the judge.
Full details at https://www.kinglearprizes.org.uk
RENEWALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING DEALT WITH BUT MAY TAKE SOME TIME DUE TO VOLUME RECEIVED.
WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR APPLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Membership Fees January – August 2021
To help our U3A survive financially during these difficult times, we will be charging a Membership fee of £10 to all new and existing members, from 1st January to 31st August 2021. This will help to cover the costs that we continue to incur. For example, office rental, Wifi, telephone rental, membership fee to U3A National Office (£3.50 per head, payable in March 2021) and the distribution of our quarterly Newsletter.
For those of you currently participating in either our online, or outdoor activities, your renewed membership will enable you to continue participating (provided outdoor Groups are permitted under Government Covid-19 regulations). You will also continue to receive all communications from your U3A, including a quarterly Newsletter and regular Mailchimp emails, keeping you up to date with all our news and activities. Also, you will have the opportunity to join any new Groups commencing. As usual, you will be given a new U3A Membership number, which you will need to provide when joining Groups and Social Events after January 2021.
Members who choose to renew will also have the benefit of early registration, once we are able to offer a Programme of our more usual Groups and activities. We obviously cannot second guess when this will be, but we will be ready to resume a more normal Programme during the Summer Term, provided Government Covid-19 regulations allow.
Members will have until January 31st 2021 to submit their Membership Application Form, together with the subscription fee of £10.00. Members who choose not to renew their membership in January will lose the benefits previously mentioned.
If you enjoy keeping active through exercise, why not try out the following:
www.ymca360.com have a wide range of videos available for all ages, including active older adults, a good description for many of our members.
To see these videos, open the website, then select ‘browse videos’ , scroll down and open ‘Active Older Adults’. You will find they have something for all abilities and a choice of exercises, be it sitting yoga or something more active.
You could also try out Joe Wicks 10 Minute Full Body Seniors Workout, which is available on www.youtube.com.
For those of you who enjoy classical music, the London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming concerts twice a week during the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Visit their website www.lso.co.uk select 'What's on' then select 'Always Playing: Our Online Season' to see what's available.
Check out the many various activities on our National Office website www.u3a.org.uk . Maybe try a Quiz, get moving with Mr Motivator or even give the Maths Challenge a go! There are also links to Government and NHS websites offering advice during the Covid-19 pandemic.