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First semester courses for 2018

The course book for Sydney U3A will be available on the sidebar of the home page of the Sydney U3A website in mid-January. The Endeavour (Southern) region courses for 2018 will also be found on the sidebar of Endeavour’s main page at that time. If you are not already a member of U3A, you may obtain a hard copy of the course book by joining Sydney U3A. Forms are available on the home page of the Sydney U3A website or by contacting the Sydney U3A office.

Scroll down for the first semester program 2018 for Explorations in Music and the second semester program 2017 of Gems of the Silver Screen. If you wish to know more about Sam Adam’s music course, click on the links in the right-hand column, Details.

Art and Music in the South

Gymea Art Class works with pastels

Did you realise we have five art groups in this region?

 You can learn about Art History at Cronulla if you want to learn  about different  aspects of art, its history and individual artists. Discovering Art at Gymea makes frequent excursions to interesting galleries if you are interested in seeing the work of others.

You can create your own art at Sutherland, Gymea and Oatley if you wish to explore your inner da Vinci or Picasso.

Dip your toe in – or your paintbrush!

Perhaps music is your thing.

We have a number of music appreciation courses at Cronulla and Yowie Bay: Waterbrook Lifestyle Resort, such as Explorations in Music, Music for Pleasure and Music to Warm your Heart. If you prefer to sing, we have Music for Fun at Cronulla.


Gems of the Silver Screen for Second Semester, 2017

Film and ReelGems of the Silver Screen is held from 10.00 am to midday approximately every first and third Tuesday of the month upstairs at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Rd, Cronulla. The team leader is Brian Harvey (9521 5822).

Morning tea is held before class from 9.15 a.m.

Date Film Length
1. 18 July, 2017 Hud (1963) is a Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal.
111 minutes
2. 1 August, 2017
 3. 15 August, 2017 Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) A British romantic comedy and the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. Andie MacDowell is his love interest.  Made on a shoestring, it was an unexpected success. 
113 minutes
4. 5 September, 2017 Boychoir (2015) stars Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates. The singing is delightful in this story of a boy from a disadvantaged area growing up as a member of an elite boys’ choir.
103 minutes
5. 19 September, 2017 Sunset Boulevard (1950) A Golden Oldie with William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
102 minutes
6. October 3, 2017 Love is a Many Splendored-Thing (1955) is a deluxe color American drama-romance film shown originally in CinemaScope. It is set in 1949–50 in Hong Kong, starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones.
102 minutes
7.  October 17, 2017 The Lion in Winter (1968) tells the story of Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. A great movie. 135 minutes
8. November 7, 2017 My Week with Marilyn (2012) Eddie Redmayne stars as the new graduate who works on the set with Marilyn Monroe and her new husband Arthur Miller.
99 minutes
9 November 22, 2017 Hidden Figures (2016)  If you want to know the contribution African American women made to the space race, see this film. 127 minutes
10 December 5, 2017 Sabrina (1954) is a romantic comedy where the playboy son becomes interested in the chauffeur’s daughter. The film is a lot of fun. 113 minutes


Explorations in Music – First Semester 2018MC900431531[1]

Explorations in Music is held from 1.00 p.m – 3.00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the upstairs theatrette of the Cronulla Arts Theatre. Note that there will be no classes held during school holidays.

The program for First Semester is printed below. If you wish to see the details of any session, click on the relevant link. If you want a printed version of the whole semester, click on the link at the bottom of the program.

Manifesto of Explorations in Music

I am not here to teach you music. I am here to expand your musical appreciation by leading you through and exposing you to as many kinds of musical styles from as many sources and eras as I can.

I don’t want you to learn the notes but I do want you to feel the music. I would like you to absorb the sounds you hear as a sponge would absorb water. I would like your soul to be infused, filled and inspired by what you hear.

Some of the things I would like you to find as you listen to the music are: drama, romance, anger or irritation, beauty, hope, joy, serenity and a feeling for and an understanding of the magic of music.

Sam Adams

Date Theme Details (Click on a link below to view)
1st Semester 2018 Program for this semester Music Program
1. February 14 2018 Australian Women Composers Australian Women Composers
2. February 28  2018 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Part 1 Anton Dvorak Part One
3. March 14 2018 Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826) Carl Maria von Weber
4. March 28 2018 Sergey Taneyev ((1856-1915) Sergey Taneyen
5. April 11 2018 Gallipoli Symphony (DVD) Various Composers;
The Glass Soldier Suite
(CD) Nigel Westlake
Gallipoli & Glass Soldier
6. May 9 2018 Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) Sir Arthur Bliss
7. May 23 2018 Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday Lady Day – Billie Holiday
8. June 13 2018 Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) Anton Dvorak Part Two
 9. June 27 2018 Come to the Cabaret Come to the Cabaret

For a printable version of the full semester program, click here: Explorations in Music Semester 1 2018

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