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19 February

Monthly Meeting

Carole Sutton: "Young people as offenders: risk and protective factors".

Carole (SLU3A member) taught psychology to a range of professionals, social workers, probation officers and, in particular, health visitors; with research mainly in the field of young children's behaviour difficulties. Her PhD focused on supporting parents to manage and reduce troublesome behaviour.

27 February

Culture Trip

I am organising a trip to see the Matthew Bourne ballet, Red Shoes, at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, on Thursday, 27 February 2020. It is a matinee performance and seats will be in the circle.

This ballet is an adaptation of the film that was produced in the 1940/50s starring Moira Shearer and Robert Hoffman. When I was about 7 years old my mother took me to see it at the cinema and I know several members also saw it when they were young. 

Matthew Bourne's choreography/production has received rave reviews and I believe it has also received an Olivier Award. If you love ballet this is an event not to be missed.

If you would like to join this trip please contact Ann Quintilla by email ( or phone as soon as possible so that I can reserve the seats.

5 March

Classic Film

Sullivan's Travels (1941). Written & directed by Preston Sturges, who created some of the wittiest and sharpest Hollywood comedies in the 1940s. Sullivan is a film director who needs to find out about real life, so he goes on his travels. A very distant relative of Cinema Paradiso. Running time 90 minutes plus short film about 10 minutes.

17 March

Culture Trip

We will be seeing ‘Giselle’ at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

18 March

Monthly Meeting

Colin Aldred: Aerial Artwork (drone photography and film-making). Colin Aldred is a former college tutor of Art & Design from Barrow-in-Furness. He will be presenting work from the last four and a half years of operating his aerial film and photography business and producing his own aerial artwork.

2 April

Classic Film

Great Expectations

15 April

Monthly Meeting

Hilary Wade: 'My Life in Music ', including her time in Opera North.

7 May

Classic Film


14 May

Culture Trip

I am organising a Culture Trip to The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 14 May for an evening performance.

The concert is Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto played by Noboyuki Tsujii, the brilliant Japanese pianist, who is a favourite with the Liverpool audiences, and Manuel de Falla's 'Three Cornered Hat'. The conductor is Vasily Petrenko. 

Seats, costing approximately £25.00 each, would be in the mid rear gallery from which you have a commanding view of the orchestra and the acoustics are superb. Leg room, however, is limited. Travel would be by coach but, as yet, I do not have a price for that.

Because this concert is so popular tickets are extremely limited and therefore you must let me know very soon if you would like to join this trip. Please do not submit your name unless you are absolutely certain you can come on this trip.

20 May

Monthly Meeting

Meeting to follow the AGM: A presentation of readings by members of the Poetry & Prose group.

4 June:

Classic Film

The Adventures of Robin Hood

26 September

Monthly Meeting

Ambleside Oral History Archive: topic to be decided.

21 October

Monthly Meeting

Martin Douglas: ‘The impact of globalisation‘ both positive and negative.

18 November

Monthly Meeting

Helen Clark: Deputy Station Officer at Morecambe Bay Search and Rescue.

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