Next General Assembly - Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Centre Polivalent, Murla - More Information

General News

David Shute - News Reporter - Speaker on 10th January

Our first speaker of 2019 was David Shute, who is now retired and living in Calpe, who came to share with us some of the highlights of his career as a News Reporter with the BBC. David was born in Essex but managed to develop, what in the 1950/60s was known as perfect BBC English – as he explained clear pronunciation was what the BBC required, even if it was delivered with a regional dialect.

After some time as a journalist on a weekly newspaper in Reading David was lucky enough to be appointed to follow David Dimbleby (universally known as David Dimpleknees) in the BBC based in Bristol. David said at that time the BBC insisted on professionalism but wanted their teams to have fun, and for correspondents to address their story on a one to one basis with each listener, giving the facts in a clear and simple way. Oh, for such clarity at the start of the Brexit saga!!

David identified an early opportunity in outside broadcasting, which was then in its infancy, and long before auto-cue had become standard practice. He is credited with making the first live broadcast from a plane breaking the speed barrier, and played us a recording of his live commentary from a glider doing stunts, yes, a glider – no engine, doing stunts at an air show.

A fascinating talk ended all to soon for an enthralled audience of U3A members.

Many thanks David from us all.
Peter Sockett

Events

19Apr
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Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas

Main Tai Chi session at 9.30am with the beginners lesson at 11am.

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19Apr
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Location: Multi Use Building
Designed to let people practice ballroom Latin and Paso Doble and is without any sequence dancing.  People do not have to be experts an...
22Apr
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Location:
Mountain Walkers (Monday & Thursday Groups).  Contact group leaders for locations and times. More Information (Monday)More Informa...
22Apr
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Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas
Card marking group meeting of people who enjoy crafting and, in particular, creating beautiful greetings cards. Please contact one of the g...
22Apr
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Location: Victoria Station Bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Parcent and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. Mo...
19Apr
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Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas

Main Tai Chi session at 9.30am with the beginners lesson at 11am.

More Information

19Apr
intro.jpgFri 19 Apr
Location: Multi Use Building
Designed to let people practice ballroom Latin and Paso Doble and is without any sequence dancing.  People do not have to be experts an...
22Apr
intro.jpgMon 22 Apr
Location:
Mountain Walkers (Monday & Thursday Groups).  Contact group leaders for locations and times. More Information (Monday)More Informa...
22Apr
intro.jpgMon 22 Apr
Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas
Card marking group meeting of people who enjoy crafting and, in particular, creating beautiful greetings cards. Please contact one of the g...
22Apr
intro.jpgMon 22 Apr
Location: Victoria Station Bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Parcent and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. Mo...
22Apr
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Location: Cappucino
Members bring projects and queries and go away with answers and newly revitalised enthusiasm. Anything to do with yarn and thread is welcome...
22Apr
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Location:
Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
22Apr
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Location: Padel Centre
Weekly Padel games.  Cost is €4 for 1.5 hours.  Bats and balls provided initially for new players.  Contact Group Leader for ...
23Apr
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Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
23Apr
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Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
02May
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Location: Polivalent
U3A Showcase In place of our normal monthly General Assembly we will be having a Showcase event where our Groups will put on displays and m...
26May
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Location:
U3A Treasure Hunt (Organised by the Goodwill Team) Come and join our Fun Treasure Hunt. Funds raised will go to U3A 2019 nominated chariti...
06Jun
Thu 6 Jun
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
05Sep
Thu 5 Sep
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
03Oct
Thu 3 Oct
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
07Nov
Thu 7 Nov
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
05Dec
Thu 5 Dec
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
31May
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Location: Mas La Pau
Come along and join in the fun with a Hog Roast at Mas la Pau, LliberFriday 31st May.Cost: 18€ includes: Starter, Hog Roast and Dessert....
23Jun
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Location: Rastro Car Park
Enjoy a free day to explore Alicante and capture the atmosphere of the San Juan Fiestas 8€ per person COACH FROM JALON RASTRO CAR PARK 9.30...
22Sep
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Location: Rastro Car Park
SEPTEMBER 22ND Transfer by bus from Jalon to Valencia train station to take the train to Barcelona.Arriving at Barcelona train station tran...
23Dec
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Location:
Christmas 2019 23 - 27th December5 days / 4 nights All inclusive420€ per person sharing93€ single supplement Package details: return c...
06May
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (R...
13May
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm It is 50 years in July since the first Moon Landing and “FIRST MAN” is ...

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