Summer Lunch 2022

It was an absolute scorcher for our Picnic Buffet Summer Lunch this year.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations June 2022

The sun shone for our Platinum Jubilee Celebration Afternoon Tea.

Thanks go to Carole Day and Peter King for the following photographs recording the special event.

The Committee provided a wonderful spread of traditional favourites including Coronation chicken sandwiches, Scones, jam and cream and Victoria sandwich and much, much more: the tables were groaning.

The food tables heavily laden with delicious treats.

Entertainment was provided by u3a member and Leader of Lanreath Community music, Helen White along with her band and some members of the choir. Pieces included patriotic numbers such as ‘I Vow to Thee my Country’, Land of Hope and Glory’ and ‘Rule Britannia’ and members were encouraged to join in with 50s songs such as ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘In the Mood’ and ‘Rock Around the Clock’. The afternoon’s festivities were drawn to a fitting close with a rousing rendition (and 3 verses too!) of God Save Our Gracious Queen.

The Band giving their all in the blazing June sunshine.
The hardworking Committee raise a glass to Her Majesty.

Happy 30th Anniversary

Looe & District u3a is 30 years old (well, 31 really but our celebrations had to be put on hold because of the pandemic). On Wednesday 18th May, St. Martin’s Hall was a buzz of chatter and reminiscences but also talk of the future and the next 30 years.

Archive material dating back to the group’s inception in 1991 and albums full of group activities, trips and visits, carnival entries and entertainments was on display which interested and delighted members old and new.

Following a delicious lunch, the current Chair, Alison Currah, read the Roll of Honour of past Chairmen and proposed a toast to Looe & District u3a, the next 30 years.

‘To Looe & District u3a – the next 30 years! Cheers!

Groups’ Showcase, May 2022

u3a’s Got Talent November 2021

And boy do we have talent!

On Saturday 27th November 2021, 65 members gathered to enjoy a night of homegrown entertainment. Not a night for judging and being judged but just a great opportunity to get together socially (our first social evening since the pandemic) and share and enjoy members talents.

Huge thanks go to Carole Day for the photographs that appear below!

The evening began with a good old-fashioned singalong and audience participation to break the ice and get the ball rolling. There followed a varied collection of acts as shown in the photos below.

In the short interval, members were offered an ‘Open Mic’ to come and share their talents.

After a full evening, Alison Currah, the organiser of the event brought the show to an end with a rendition of ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ in which she thanked the performers for giving their time and talents, and the audience for attending and being so appreciative. Everyone joined in with the final chorus. Chris Barwell, chair, expressed her thanks on behalf of all present and presented Alison with a plant.

All in all, a successful and enjoyable evening.

Trip to Bocconoc House and Gardens, April 2022

The Portbyhan Hotel was the venue for the Christmas Lunch 2021 on Wednesday 8th December. Members enjoyed a wonderful meal and each other’s company.

OUR FANTASTIC U3A – Powerpoint Presentation 2019 Web Version

Annual Dinner January 2020
U3A Christmas Dinner 2019
U3A Christmas Dinner
Some of our recent activities are shown below

Christmas 2019 Lunch

Sing at 7- Chris Presentation
Sing at 7 at Christmas

U3A’s Got Talent – Some of the Performers

Alison Currah
Peter & Marilyn King
A Piece from U3A’s Got Talent

Some more of our activities and events are shown in the pictures below.

U3A Summer Lunch

Gorgeous Grub Group Get Together

Mid-Summer Picnic – Best Dressed Table

Peter King – Alone But Not Lonely
2019 Winners Quiz & Fish n Chips Night
Christmas 2018
Celebrating Christmas
Bell ringers Entertaining
Quiz Night Winners
Our Looe Carnival Entry
Visit to Plymouth Synagogue
Summer Lunch
Monthly Meeting
Cafe U3A
U3A In Looe Raft Race
Gorgeous Grub Group 2018
Ukulele Group