University of Third Age exhibits work

Creative Lancing and Sompting residents hosted an exhibition of their work from photography to knitted decorations.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 12:14 pm
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Lancing and Sompting U3A held its annual exhibition of work where more than 20 different groups were represented.

Residents attended Lancing Parish Hall on Thursday, March 3, to see the work U3A does and had a chat with interest group co-ordinators to find out how they could become a part of the family.

There was also a raffle with prizes, including a quilted wall hanging, a soft toy and a shoulder bag, all made by members of the sewing group.

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All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

Clubs in the past have included French, sewing, photography, jazz appreciation, and many more.

There is also a book club and the back catalogue includes titles like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Animal Farm and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

Outings and events are regularly organised like scenic walks and playing a good game of Scrabble.

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The U3A movement is a nationwide organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for older people.

Retired and semi-retired members come together and learn, not for qualifications but for its own reward – the sheer joy of discovery.

Members share their skills and life experiences – the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between the two.

The U3A is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

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Chairman of the trust Pam Jones said: “The U3A exists to help you make friends, develop your interests and enjoy yourself.”

Membership is open to retired or semi-retired people only. Those interested in learning more or want to attend the next meeting can call committee chairman on 01903 753195.

For more details, visit www.u3a.org.uk

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ks16000586-1 Lancing U3A Exhibit phot kate Jill Arthur, left, and Jean Marchant looking at items made by the knitting and crochet group during the U3A exhibition.ks16000586-1 SUS-160703-192846008
ks16000586-3 Lancing U3A Exhibit phot kate Co-ordinator of the walking group, Marion Woods, Hilary Searle, and Mike Hester looking at photographs of some of the walks.ks16000586-3 SUS-160703-192823008
ks16000586-2 Lancing U3A Exhibit phot kate Archaeologist, Edward Everett and visitor Robert Shute looking at some assorted finds.ks16000586-2 SUS-160703-192835008
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