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As usual, Weekenders have a very varied programme for October.

Join us in Chapter on Friday October 11 for a choice of 2 films – Judy, about the life of Judy Garland, or The Tree, set in Nigeria and London.

On Friday the 18 th Jazz fans can enjoy a free session of excellent modern jazz at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (plus a drink or a snack if the mood takes you)

In complete contrast, Wales Millennium Centre on Saturday October 26 th has a very interesting program of classical music – Bruckner, Stravinsky, Weir and Maconchy’s setting of ‘And Death Shall Have no Dominion’ by Dylan Thomas.

Please see the Calendar for further information on times and meeting arrangements, or contact weekenders@cardiffu3a.org.uk


Computer Group

Photographic Software - Adobe Lightroom. The first digital project of the year will be an extended re-run of training previously given in 2017 in the use of Adobe Lightroom. This course will cover initially organising, sorting and editing of your digital photographs using Lightroom 4, but will then switch to using the latest versions of the software - Classic and Mobile - to show how they can be used together, and how more advanced techniques of editing can be employed to good effect. Any member of Cardiff U3A is invited to express an interest in this course which will run in October and November on a fortnightly basis, probably on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of the month, or first and third Wednesday morning of the month, whichever suits most participants. Please let David Harrison - computer@cardiffu3a.org.uk - know your interest as soon as possible.

Watch out for Catalina! If you’re a Mac desktop or laptop user you might wish to read this blog post - https://thoughtgrazing.org/watch-out-for-catalina/ - from David Harrison of the Computer Group, which highlights some potential problems you might face should you want to upgrade to the latest release of the Mac Operating System next month.


Local History

The speaker at the October meeting (22nd at 10.15am) is Rosie James, Principal Landscape Officer at Cardiff Council. She will be speaking about Bute Park - Cardiff's hidden history.


Outings and Theatre Visits

A limited number of tickets at £13.00 have been reserved for the matinee performance, 2.30pm, of ‘Christmas on Broadway’ at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Friday 6th December. Contact Frank on 02920899467 if you want to go.


Thursday Discussion Group

Following the success of the first Thursday meeting of the term and the ‘taster’ meeting for new members, it has been decided that attendance at the Thursday morning meeting will temporarily be restricted to only those members who have attended since the beginning of June. Extra meetings will be held on Tuesday afternoons at which all Cardiff U3A members will be welcome. These meetings will also be held at the City URC Church but at 2.00 – 3.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Questions discussed on Thursdays will usually be repeated on a Tuesday a few weeks later.

Questions to be discussed in October are:

  • Tues 1/10 - Why has the Kashmir crisis lasted so long?
  • Thurs 10/10 - Do children in two-parent families do better? (FULL)
  • Tue 15/10 - How scared should we be?
  • Thurs 24/10 - Can you reduce Central American migration? (FULL)

New Group Proposals

Eurythmy Group

Eurythmy is an expressive movement art originated by the Austrian, Rudolf Steiner, in the early 20th century. It is also used in education, and is performed with music and spoken texts. We have been approached by a new member with a proposal to start an Interest Group. It will require a pianist to accompany the group, with simple music. If you are interested and can offer help please contact newsletter@cardiffu3a.org.uk .


German Language Group

At the recent 'Meet the Groups' meeting there was enthusiasm to start a German Language Group. If you are interested in supporting this venture please email german@cardiffu3a.org.uk

The French Conversation started 5 years ago with just 4 people and it is still going with 30+ so come on, send an email and I will arrange a meeting to Deutsch sprechen.


Circle Dance for Men

If you can walk, you can dance! I promise! Come and engage mind and body in a non-competitive, non-judgmental way. Dance to wonderful traditional and modern music from around the world. Each dance will be chosen to suit the group and carefully taught step by step. No previous experience will be expected or necessary.

Please contact me at circle.dance@cardiffu3a.org.uk to express an interest, or for more information. We need a minimum of six men to get started – but the more the merrier!

Venue: The Vestry, Tabernacl, The Hayes, Cardiff, near John Lewis.

Provisional dates: Tuesdays, 11am–12.30pm, 15 October; 5 November. Other times may be possible depending on demand and availability.


Older News

September 2019

Tai Chi

Weekly on a Wednesday at 12.15 : Term starts 4th September. Beginners welcome! For more details, contact Mary Allen - 0292075731



Art is a new group starting this month. See the Art Group page for details.


Writers 2

A new group has been formed due to the increase in numbers in the Writers Enjoying Words Group. See Writers 2 for details.