THEATRE GROUP 1 CHRISTMAS MEETING
DECEMBER 2006 - Theatre Group One Convened by Barbara Dennehy, finished an active year of visits to theatres in many towns including the West End with a meeting at which a surprise visitor dropped in.
EAST ANGLIAN STUDIES GROUP
NOVEMBER 2006 - Great Warley. The East Anglian Studies Group has been in existence for more than ten years and during that time there have been numerous interesting talks and trips (one almost every month). The group numbering around 12 people have taken part in outings to many buildings, towns and villages, mostly in Essex, and to places they probably would not consider visiting themselves. Members are looking forward to another interesting programme of visits for 2007.
2006 CONVENOR'S "DO"
NOVEMBER 2006. Convenors gathered at Bob and Annette Dwyer-Joyce's for the annual get-together aimed at thanking them for the work that they put in during the year on behalf of the members of their Groups. Joining them were members of the Committee. Once again Social Secretary Annette provided a fine supper which was followed by a selection of delicious desserts contributed by some of the members. Thanking the Convenos, Bob said that their ceaseless contribution to running their Groups is so important to the continuing success of the Brentwood U3A. (Report and photos: Brian Leith)
DIGITAL IMAGING GROUP
JULY 2006 - Members of the Digital Imaging Group (formerly the Digital Photographic Group), went to the Windmill at Mountnessing for a field trip and undertook experiments with taking photographs using the various settings on their cameras. Convenor Rosemary Morris said their were some "unusual" results and most members present agreed that the "automatic" setting on their cameras were sufficient for their needs.
SIR JOHN MILLS THEATRE
JANUARY 2006 - On a grey and chilly morning early 51 members set off for Ipswich to see the Eastern Angles Theatre Company perform their wildly funny musical comedy "The Day the Earth Wobbled a Bit!" The outing arranged by Gillian Gibbs on behalf of the Theatre Group, stopped at The Froize Restaurant, Chillesford, where they had a fine lunch after which they re-boarded the coach to make their way to the Sir John Theatre, Ipswich. The Eastern Angles Theatre Company is a small troupe who write and perform their own work which may be described as "off the wall." (Report and photo: Brian Leith)
DECEMBER 2005 - Theatre Group I arranged a trip to Hyland House, Chelmsford where they were treated to a recital of Christmas carols and other seasonal songs by a group of bell ringers. Below: As the members made their way back to their cars after the evening's performance a convenient fall of "snow" added just the right touch to the whole evening. (Photos: Rosemary Morris)
2005 CONVENORS' EVENING
OCTOBER 2005 - Once a year a "thank you" evening is arranged in appreciation of the hard work undertaken by the Convenors for the benefit of the members of their groups. Members of the Committee and around 30 Convenors enjoyed drinks and a fine supper of cold cuts and salad provided by Social Secretary Annette Dwyer-Joyce. This was followed by delicious deserts, provided by one or two of the members present. Thanking the Convenors, Chairman, Bob Dwyer-Joyce, said that the commitment shown by them was the heart of the Brentwood U3A. Without their dedication Brentwood U3A would quickly cease to be. All members owe them a debt of gratitude. (Photos: Bob Dwyer-Joyce)
SELF-HELP COMPUTER GROUP PRESENTATION
JULY - Below: Members of the Self-help Computer Group met on a fine Sunday afternoon, for tea with cucumber sandwiches, followed by a large selection of pastries. Convenor, Christina Tanner presented Brian Leith (inset), with a gift in appreciation of his efforts in constructing the U3A web site. Pictured (left to right): Irene Briscoe, Geoffrey Spratt, Vera Ledger-Beadell, Peter Pearce, Evina Montgomery and Christina Tanner. (Photo: Brian Leith)