David Barrow and his senior student, Ken Thomas, conduct standard Tai Chi classes in Stocksbridge on Wednesday at 13:00 and Friday at 11:30. There are vacancies at the Wednesday class but only a limited number of spaces on the Friday session. Chris Goldthorpe Coordinator
We discuss our preferences and decide on the type of play/author/comedy/ tragedy.
We read anything from Aristophanes to Ayckbourn. I go down to the Central Library and trawl their stock, choosing something for everyone - usually successfully.
We are a good humoured Group and usually enjoy ourselves.
We meet on the last Friday evening of each month at members' homes and would welcome new members.
If you would like to join us please contact me, Doreen Findlay, on (0114) 266 8577
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAMILY
Late Spring has inspired the creative urge: WOODWORKING first.
I have had enquiries about woodworking. Many of our members will recall the superb display of craftsmanship in wood at Wortley Hall in 2011, all work created by our Woodworking Group. The Coordinator advises me that a group needs facilities that can accommodate a personal workbench (portable) or a vice-bearing device, personally supplied chisels, good saw and other relevant tools, willingness to share ideas and skills.
If you have facilities, or if you feel you would like to participate in setting up such a group (the second one in the Crafts family), please get in touch with me (General Coordinator) by phone or email and when enquiries reach a “move-ahead” stage I will organise a planning meeting of all enquirers.
Phoenix-like dressmaking has recently re-entered the list of Arts and Crafts with a surge of applicants. Within weeks there was a Waiting List. We think in fact there may be an opportunity to set up a second group! If you are interested please phone or email me (General Coordinator) and when the list reaches ten I will call you all together to discuss setting up. (The waiting list stands at 5 people at the moment)
The Friday Lecture at the Showroom on July 19 is on 'British Journalism'.
We are hoping this might spur on some people to start a Journalism Group in SU3A as there is rarely room in Links to publish original material. Perhaps a magazine showcasing Groups and members? Interviews with interesting Sheffield citizens? The history of Sheffield? Creative Writing? Stories? Comic strips? Cartoons? Scandals?
Green eyeshades and biros could be supplied . . . .