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Wednesday September 25th - Christine Coates on The Home Front in WWII

Wednesday October 23rd- Jim Moher on Walter Citrine, Baron of Wembley.

(Note: There is no Monthly Meeting in December)

Monthly meetings are held from 10.00 - 12.00 (unless otherwise advised) at the Century Bowling & Sports Club, Logan Road, Wembley (entrance between 51 - 53). a car park, but if it is full please park in Logan Road itself. There are no parking restrictions in Logan Road unless there are street signs indicating that it is an Event Day at Wembley. There will be a chance to ask questions of the speakers at the monthly meetings, refreshments will be available and there will be an opportunity to socialise.

Please note: Guests will be charged £5 to attend monthly meetings. This will include refreshments. This amount will be deducted from their membership subscription if they join Kenton & District U3A.

People who have not yet joined may come along to one interest group meeting without charge.

If you do not drive and have difficulty getting to monthly meetings or an interest group please let us know if you would like someone to pick you up by car and we will see if we can arrange this for you. You can speak to Judith Littman on 020 8904 6116 or email


See KU3A DIARY for dates, times, venues and contact details for all groups through to the end of December 2019. Look out for recent changes and additions highlighted in yellow.

QUIRKY LONDON OUTING - The Clink Restaurant at Brixton Prison

We have organised a lunch for 16 members at the Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton on Tuesday November 26th. SEE ATTACHMENT for further details. Contact Louise Bennett to reserve a place on this outing - 07758 586813 or email (

Magic of the Musicals - Rearranged date/time Mike Morrow's next session of song excerpts from films and stage shows has been rearranged for 2pm on Tuesday October 8th at the bowling club (not 10am on October 1st).

Watercolour Art - Date changes Trixi has agreed to cancel her session on Tuesday October 8th. The next sessions will now be 2pm on Tuesday September 24th and then Tuesday October 22nd at the bowling club.

English Literature - Pride and Prejudice The next session, continuing with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, is at 10am on Tuesday September 24th. David Harris has agreed to add an extra session on Wednesday afternoon Oct 2nd at 2pm (not a Tuesday morning). Also, while David is away, we plan to show films on the mornings of Tuesday October 29th and November 12th (another extra date). The current thinking, to be finalised on Sep 24th, is: The 1940 black & white version of P&P staring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson; then Jane Austen's Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds (BBC 1995).

New Group - History Discussion Following a good attendance at the first meeting, the next session will be held at the bowling club on Wednesday October 23rd at 1:30pm (not October 9th at 2:30pm). Jean Hossain will lead a discussion on the development of canals and railways during the industrial revolution. Members are encouraged to contribute their own knowledge and experience.

Do come along if you are itnerested. Alternatively, you can contact Jean to find out more or register your interest : or 0208 907 0445.

New Group - Book Club The next meeting of Zsuzsanna Messing's bi-monthly group will be at 2pm on Thursday October 31st at Rochelle Shapiro's house in Woodhill Crescent, Kenton. The author to be discussed will be Ernest Hemingway - an American novelist and short-story writer who won the 1954 Nobel Literature Prize. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. The subsequent meeting will be on December 19th. New members welcome, including one-off Hemingway fans.

Please contact Zsuzsanna for Rochelle's address and let her know which of Ernest's works you plan to read - or 020 8205 8040.

New Group - Current Affairs in Depth - Change of venue. Rosemary Wolfson is setting up a new monthly discussion group to consider specific topics in depth that sit behind the news headlines. The subject for the first meeting at 2pm on Tuesday September 24th will be the differences between the two main branches of Islam - Sunni and Shia - and their art and culture. Please note this meeting will now be in the gallery at the bowling club (not Rosemary's house). Please contact Rosemary if you plan to attend -

Music Appreciation - English Composers Herbie Goldberg will continue his exploration of English composers with Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) at his next session at 2pm on October 10th at the bowling club.

Cookery - what's on the menu? The next session on Thursday September 19th is on 'brunch' to be followed by 'soup - colder days ahead' on October 3rd and 17th. A two-course lunch is usually cooked during the morning.

Healthy Living At the Tuesday October 8th meeting the group will discuss bones, muscles and joints. Bring along any press cuttings, articles, etc. to help the discussion. 10am at the bowling club.

Speaking in public Newcomers welcome to this friendly group whose aim is to feel comfortable standing up and speaking in front of an audience. For the next session, at 10am on Friday October 11th, prepare your talks on "How I Deal with Difficult People or Situations" - for instance getting a refund, a difficult customer or even a family member!

Rambling Group - where to next Sunday September 22nd - Parkland Walk North Section Alexandra Palace to Highgate. We will be walking from Alexandra Palace to Highgate on a section of the Capital Ring. The Parkland Walk is the longest linear nature reserve in London at 4.5 miles in length and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873. Meet at 10am at Preston Road station.

For more information about our Rambling Group please contact the coordinator, Kevin O'Doherty at or phoning him on 07958 482843.

Play Reading - what next? All sleuths welcome for this month's 'whodunnit' as we read Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. 2pm on Monday September 23rd at the bowls club.

Film Club - Summer break There will not be any Film Club in September as neither Ruth or Richard are available. They will be working on a new program shortly.

Foreign Film Club - La Ronde The next film will be La Ronde at 2.30pm on Friday October 4th at the Wembley home of Sara & Jo Maier. The film is a 1950 French film set in Vienna in 1900. It follows ten amorous encounters with each scene involving one character from the previous one. Please let Sara know if you intend to come (020 8908 5892)

What are your memories? - Pets On Wednesday October 9th at 10am at the bowling club, the group will share personal memories of their Pets. November's topic will be Old films and radio programmes. New members warmly welcomed.

For further details of the above and other Groups, Walks, Visits and Outings and for contact details for the facilitators please see THE DIARY.

We look forward to seeing you at some of our meetings and group activities.


Do you have an idea for a new interest group, which you can organise or know someone else who might be persuaded to do so? Then contact one of the KU3A Interest Groups' Coordinators in person: Peter Rummer or Louise Bennett, or via email: .
Bridge for Beginners - could you organise a bridge group for beginners? Maybe this could be developed alongside our existing Board & Games group at the Bowling Club on Tuesday afternoon. Just contact one of the KU3A Interest Groups' Coordinators in person: Peter Rummer or Louise Bennett, or via email:

We have a specific request for someone to organise a Gentle Exercise group. If anyone knows of a trained person who could lead such a group please contact Peter or Louise.

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Rivieria Travel will make a 10% Donation to KU3A
A reminder that if you book a holiday directly with Riveria Travel and nominate Kenton & District U3A, they will donate 10% of the final cost to us on your return. But you must mention that you would like them to do this at the time of booking. The donation can apply to the total cost of a group booking if the person making the booking is a U3A member. You may have seen their adverts in Third Age Matters magazine.


As well as events we are organising in Kenton and District U3A, do remember that you also have access to events run by the national and London Regional U3A. You can view what activities they are currently organising on their website as well as in the national magazine, Third Age Matters. Feedback from our members who have attended these events in the past is very positive.



We look forward to seeing you at some of our future meetings and group activities.

Interest group coordinators: Louise Bennett and Peter Rummer - email