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Book Club Review

Book Group Monthly Review

June Meeting

During the meeting on June 2nd, 2021, none of the books were all given 10/10 by members for their entertainment value, but one achieved an overall 9/10:

Grimm Up North
by David J. Gatward
Recommended by Barry

Welcome to Wensleydale, where the cheese is famous, the scenery beautiful, and the locals have murder on their minds.
Detective Chief Inspector Harry Grimm is forced to take leave from Bristol’s Major Investigations Team when his boss, tired of Harry chasing the ghost of his murderous father, sends him north on secondment.
Used to city life and high stress, Harry fears his life will now be spent handing out speeding tickets, finding lost sheep, and directing tourists. But when a local teenager runs away, Harry finds himself pulled into an investigation much worse than anyone could have ever expected.

u3a National Current Events

u3a National Current Events

u3a Radio Podcast

U3A features in a new national Podcast series – A Life Well Lived – episode one is now available to download.

The podcast showcases the incredible life stories of third-agers – the majority in this first series are involved with U3A including a survivor of the Nazi regime and an Olympic medallist. 

A Life Well Lived aims to give a platform to extraordinary stories which transcend age, encouraging young and old to keep talking and sharing experiences.

The stories have been curated by the journalist Connie Knox and award-winning freelance radio producer Mariana Des Forges.
Connie said, “The inspiration for the series came from conversations with my grandmother who set up the first Wimpy restaurant in the UK. It made me ask, how many people had so much to tell but few people to listen? I want the podcast to share those stories to the widest audience”.
You can download episodes at http://alifewelllivedpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

Photo Group Monthly Collection

Photography Group July Pictures

If you wish to see all of the pictures taken by members goto the Photo Club Facebook page from link at the bottom.

All the following pictures are related to the topic “This is Me”, which is a reflection of our personalities.

Our Next meeting and picture update is in September date to be advised.

Chris’s photo
Georges photo
Pat photo
Neil’s photo
Rodgers photo
Barry’s photo
Current Covid Regs

Current Covid Regulations Including Road Plan to Freedom

England remains in Step 3

The government has announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place, and you should follow the guidance on this page, which explains what you can and cannot do.

It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced. The government will continue to monitor the data and the move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance.

However, some restrictions will change on 21 June. From 21 June, there will be changes to the rules on:

  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
  • commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
  • large events pilots
  • care home visits
  • domestic residential visits for children

Weddings, civil partnerships and commemorative events from 21 June

From 21 June, the rules on the number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership ceremony, a wedding reception or civil partnership celebration, and a commemorative event following a funeral such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering, will change.

The number of people who can attend these events in a COVID-Secure venue or other venue (such as a garden of a private home) will be determined by how many people a venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place, including guests of all ages and anyone working at the event.

Care home visits from 21 June

From 21 June some changes will be made to visits in and out of care homes.

For visits in to care homes, all care home residents will be able to nominate an essential care giver. These essential care givers will be able to visit the care home resident, even if the resident is isolating.

In most cases, residents who go on a visit out of a care home will no longer need to isolate for 14 days when they return. Residents returning from some higher risk visits out of the care home, such as an overnight stay in hospital, will still be required to isolate. Decisions on risk will be made following a risk assessment by the care home for each visit out.

Overnight trips for out-of-school groups from 21 June

From 21 June, out-of-school settings can organise domestic residential visits for children in consistent groups of up to 30 children. This replaces the current limit of 6 people or 2 households.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law

chu3a Facebook Page
Facebook

Facebook

We have created a new Facebook page for you to see our current activities and also our beautiful pictures.

You can post comments on the page if you have previously liked the page. If you haven’t then go ahead “like” the page and start passing comments.

To go to our Facebook page click on the link below.

If you wish to leave a post on the Facebook page please click on the Facebook icon on the left of your screen.

Select your browser return arrow when finished on Facebook

Practical Art Group Spring Competition 2021

Practical Art Spring Competition 2021

The Practical Art Group has been running a spring competition for its members.
Below are the winners and runners-up in each of the four categories.
Hover over any image with our cursor to see the details of the category and the artist. Or, on a mobile device, tap the image once for the information.