Just under 120 members celebrated Christmas at our monthly meeting at the Leisure Centre on 7th December with a party featuring music, seasonal presentations and readings, all performed by u3a members. There were great performances by everyone, including the Ukulele and Recorder Groups, the Folk Song and Singing for Fun Groups, solo musical items from Terry Gill on cor anglais and Richmond and Annabel Kingsbury in a couple of cabaret songs. These were interspersed with a variety of winter and Christmas related readings, some specially written for the concert, and presentations by the History of Art and Photography Groups.
Thanks to all the readers, Canon Bridget Smith, Doreen Swain, Margaret Royall, Jill Morris, Jean Hogg and Elizabeth Yule, Bob Pitcher for his Christmas quiz, MC Brian Platts (and his corny jokes) and Noble Jayasuriya who looked after the microphones and other electronics.
The only downside was that in ensuring the hall was adequately ventilated as a Covid measure, all the fire doors were left open resulting in the temperature in the Hall being somewhat less than tropical. That very few attendees left before the concert was over is a testament to the quality of performances and the hardy nature of our members!