University of the Third Age exhibition in Lancing

Lancing and Sompting U3A
Lancing and Sompting U3A

FRENCH, sewing, photography, jazz appreciation – these are just some of the groups that make up the Lancing and Sompting University of the Third Age.

More than 100 members attended the annual exhibition of work at Lancing Parish Hall on Monday, March 3, where there were stalls for everything from crochet to current affairs.

The groups were showing examples of the work they had done over the course of the year, and trying to attract new members.

The walking group has around 50 members, and a ‘hard core’ of 20 walkers, happy to venture out in any weather.

“We try to get a bit of history or wildlife to see while we walk,” said co-ordinator June Fox.

There are two popular book groups, where members chose a book a month to read.

The back catalogue includes classic titles like To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Animal Farm as well as contemporary novels like Life of Pi and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

The photography group has a different theme each month, and at the end of the year, members produce a calendar with the best shot from each month.

They have a couple of field trips organised, one to Shoreham Fort and another to Lewes.

There are around 30 groups in total, and membership is open to retired or semi-retired people.

Those interested in learning more can call committee chairman Anne Richardson on 01903 753195.

The next general meeting will be held on April 7 at Lancing Parish Hall from 2pm to 4pm.