“Escape from a Room”

“Escape from a Room”

There were ten of us ready to decipher codes and various clues at Cryptology, we did however become a bit nervous as we climbed the staircase which had chains and bludgeons etc. on the wall!

We split into two groups, one The Crypt the other Cypherdyne for 60mins intense pressure trying to beat the clock and complete the tasks, can it be done? Mm why don’t you try it?

It was great fun and we would go again. They are moving to a new bigger venue in Nottingham in February with fresh ideas.

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Theatre Productions

Fat Friends at Theatre Royal UPPER CIRCLE ONLY on Saturday 31st March at 2pm. Tickets £39.50.
Summer Holiday at Derby Guildhall Theatre on Saturday 14th April at 2.30pm. Tickets £12.00.

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Mid-Length Walk in the Mud

In January, we revisited Wellow, this time to walk north east of the village on a mixture of farm tracks, woodland, fields plus a little distance on a linking road. The song repeatedly sung was ‘mud, mud, glorious mud’, conditions not being helped at all by rain, sometimes very heavy. Ploughing had also taken place a day or two previously and then on the most distant field we caught up with the farmer busy turning that field over. He saw our plight and kindly created an improvised track for us with his large wheels. Big congratulations and thanks to all of the 27 walkers brave enough to take part!

Our reward was a belated ‘Christmas lunch’ at The Olde Red Lion, very efficiently served and most welcome. Thanks to Paul and Steph Haigh for organising the whole day.

Our next walk will be to Warsop, on Monday February 19th

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Fun with Languages group begin Italian

We made a great start to our Fun with Languages group for 2018 with most of the original members present and we welcomed three new ones too. We began with the first of three sessions on Italian. We learnt how to meet and greet each other and introduce ourselves.

We viewed the relevant clips from the internet, even though the computer did its usual ‘playing up’ scenario. And we went on to learn some basic numbers and complete, or almost complete, a challenging number wordsearch.

We all enjoyed the session and look forward to the next one on Hotels and Directions on Thursday 8th Feb. at 10.30 in the Byron Suite at JGC. See you there! Please remember your £5.00 subs please this month. Thank you.

Best Wishes,

Liz Attenborough & Ann Murray

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Imminent Film Showings

Silver Screen at The Broadway Nottingham (tel 9526611) as follows:-

Thursday 18th Jan at 10.15 and 13.30 also Tuesday 30th at 10.30 and 13.30

the film that you have seen so many adverts for in the TV ” Darkest Hour ” with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Thursday 25th Jan at 10.30 and 13.30 “The Post” a Steven Spielburg film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

Don’t forget these Silver Screenings are at the price of £5 less U3A discount on production of your membership card plus tea/coffee and biscuits before each performance from the cafe to take in with you.

Arnold Bonington on Friday 12th and Sat 13th Jan for Fans of Star Wars ” The Last Jedi” at 7.30 each day. admission £4.50

Wed 24th Jan the Bonington are showing a Spanish Language film with sub titles called ” Our Last Tango” a great film for all those admirers of The Argentinian Tango as demonstrated on Strictly. This film is showing at both 2.30 and 7.30 admission £4.50

Queries to Alan Snape on 07940146542

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