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We have a lively Facebook page with over 100 members who enjoy sharing photo's, videos, links to live webcams and generally enjoying the online company of other members. The site is managed by Mavis Jackson, who checks every application to ensure each person is a current Bournemouth U3A member, or has been invited to join by an existing member. No political posts are allowed. Many have found the page a helpful way of passing the time, keeping in contact and even making friends with members they would not usually meet. All details remain private unless you choose to publicise them. Why not check it out for yourself, the link for the page is www.facebook.com/groups/921421178287596.
Fun Photography Group - Leaders, Pat Gibson & David Cox
Within a week of the Spring term ending, self-isolating for our age group started and any plans for holidays, visitors etc. cancelled. Panic buying began! Life as we knew it changed overnight.
It was soon obvious that our Summer term would be cancelled but we were determined our Fun Photography group would continue in some form! Via telephone conferences, we devised our 'Lockdown Through the Lens' programme, whereby we would give members a weekly project, all do-able from home and strictly Sunday to Sunday. Members submit their weekly photo to David electronically who would then forward the result to all the whole group online; also giving them the next challenge!
The results have been brilliant and everyone is enjoying keeping 'connected' in this way. All the photos are being stored both online and on a memory stick so that we can all enjoy a slide show when 'normal services are resumed' !
Here are some online links to the four topics so far, we hope you enjoy the photos:
Topic 1. GOING GREEN
Topic 2. THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW
Topic 3. MY FAVOURITE LOCKDOWN MEAL
Topic 4. WONDERFUL WATER DISTORTIONS
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
ALL OUR NORMAL MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
If you wish to contact us please use the following email addresses and we will get back to you as soon as possible...............
We have seven regular members of the song-writing group, and to my knowledge it remains the only song-writing group in the U3A in the UK. All the members, including the newest and the members that write lyrics only, have written songs that now have melodies and recorded demos. Some members have over 30 songs in their repertoire and some of those had never written songs before joining the group. We have a lot of fun every week and write for a variety of genres and subjects. New members, musicians, singers and/or writers will always receive a welcome. If you would like to hear some of the songs that the group members have written, we have a website where it is free to listen to them www.soundcloud.com/mavis-ellen-jackson.
Term Dates 2020/2021 are: TERM DATES ARE CURRENTLY UNCERTAIN DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Autumn Term -
Spring Term Monday 4th January 2021 - Friday 12th March 2021
Summer Term Monday 19th April 2021 - Monday 21st June 2021
The summer term finishes on a Monday to help compensate for bank holidays lost.