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U3A music group’s success in City of Ryde Eisteddfod

U3A music group led by Dawn Nettheim that meets every second Wednesday at Lindfield Senior Citizens Resource Centre competed in this year’s City of Ryde Eisteddfod held on 11 August. They performed their own composition in the Seniors’ (over 50) section, and received a Highly Commended Certificate.

The course ‘How to read and write music’, run by classically trained musician Dawn, is aimed at beginners or those with a little knowledge. This group who only started the classes in January were by August ready to write and perform their own composition.

According to Dawn: “This class is a very keen and diligent group who worked so hard that I’m delighted that they were able to showcase their creativity and also the work of U3A. They strung together a medley of little tunes which they had written as part of their exercises, and performed this work on whatever instruments were to hand in an imaginative and entertaining fashion. The audience was appreciative and cheered them mightily. I am so proud of them.”


Survey results

Recently we conducted an email survey of all Upper North members to see who was willing to return to face-to-face teaching. We received 469 responses, of which 55% said they would be willing to return to face-to-face soon and 45% said no they would rather not at this time.


We are pleased to announce that U3A is now on Facebook. Click on this link to access the page.

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Central Office Vice-President PR, Di Ekert has done a wonderful job of producing this facebook page and it is sure to attract more people to U3A

Course Leaders Lunch

Due to the Corona Virus issues and the need for social distancing, there is no fixed date for the Course Leaders Lunch in 2020. We will contact the Course Leaders once we know more.