SU3A and Group News

 

The Gardening at Whirlowbrook group will need a new leader from March 2020.  This is a very rewarding role, as it involves the ongoing maintenance of SU3A’s beautiful Commemorative Garden.  Members of the group meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month except in bad weather.  We are helped by staff from the Council’s Parks Department and the Ranger Service.  Only an average knowledge of gardening is required.  The role can be shared with others and you would receive a lot of support from 20 group members.   It is not essential to be present at every meeting.
Enquiries to Shelagh Woolliscroft on 255 8948 or shelagh@woolliscroft.com
 
 

Vintage Voices, the SU3A performance choir, is looking for a Deputy Conductor with a view to their present conductor Robert Spooner stepping down in the next year or so. Robert who is now 80, has enjoyed the privilege of introducing the choir to a wide variety of music, including some of his own arrangements and compositions, while encouraging all abilities to relish singing together.

The choir was set up in March 2013 and gave its first entertainment to an OAP Lunch Club in December that year. Since then we have amassed an eclectic repertoire, ranging from Mediaeval chansons and motets to Pop songs and excerpts from Musicals and  Oratorios.We have performed at some 50 events, mostly in Old Peoples Homes and Lunch Clubs. Recently we spread our wings with a Cathedral recital and a concert in Baslow Church.

We meet on Monday mornings at Victoria Hall Methodist Church, enabling our members to use their travel passes from all over Sheffield. We do not have auditions and welcome newcomers.

 

Sheffield U3A Deaf Awareness group – Help needed

We have changed the name from ‘Deaf’ to ‘Deaf Awareness’ partly because the completely deaf need a signer. We are a friendly, supportive group that meets monthly and exchanges experiences and information with each other. We use the Tourtalk system to aid communication. We still have a few places for new members.

We wish to set up a lip-reading support group but need a person who has previously taught lip reading to help us get started. If any U3A member or potential member has this skill we would much appreciate their help. Christopher Carter can be contacted (text preferred) on 07855 908007 or e-mail U3AChrisCarter@gmail.com