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u3a Christmas Film Show

Wednesday, 8th December 1.30pm to 4.00pm at the John Godber Centre
The Man who invented Christmas – a modern classic

Film Summary:
In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labours writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to stay with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer’s block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters’ opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.


Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes, colour, PG with subtitles.
Enjoy a drink and mince pie/savoury during an interval.
Please browse the book stall at the back of the hall – it is our clearance sale!
Pay on the door, £3.00 to cover the cost of the refreshments, hall and sound system hire.
Please note: enter the hall only from the car park rear doors.

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An Alternative Christmas Card Suggestion

A group of our members have suggested an alternative to writing and exchanging Christmas Cards between u3a friends.

The suggestion is that, instead, we each make a donation towards the joint u3a /John Godber Centre defibrillator fund.

If you wish to do this a collection point will be in the John Godber Centre hall at the Christmas lunch on Monday 6th December 2021 and at the film on Wednesday, 8th December

Thankyou

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A Defibrillator for JGC and u3a

We are frequent uses of the John Godber Centre and many of us are ‘of a certain age’. Following on from a member suggestion, the committee have agreed to raise part of the cost of a portable defibrillator to be located inside the JGC building. It will be fully automatic and similar to the one shown below.

Any excess proceeds from the Christmas Film show will be donated to the defibrillator fund as will the alternative Christmas card donations. A collection bucket will be at the Christmas Lunch and at the film show.

Once the defibrillator is purchased a demonstration of how to use it will be arranged.

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An Alternative Christmas Greeting suggestion

A group of our members have suggested an alternative to writing and exchanging Christmas Cards between u3a friends.

The suggestion is that, instead, we each make a donation towards the joint u3a /John Godber Centre defibrillator fund.

If you wish to do this a collection point will be in the John Godber Centre hall at the Christmas lunch on Monday 6th December 2021 and at the film on Wednesday, 8th December

Thankyou

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Medicine Blister packs

Thank you to all our u3a members who made a brilliant start in collecting medicine blister packs.

Regretfully, the pharmacies that were part of this recycling project are no longer collecting the packs so please do not bring us any more. Many thanks.

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