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EMILY ATHERTON ON THE HERALD

EMILY ATHERTON ON THE HERALD

The monthly speaker at February’s meeting of the Penrith and North Lakes U3A group was Emily Atherton, editor of the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. She took the group through the trials and tribulations of the local press over the past few years, indicating the particular issues our own Herald has faced.  Local newspapers have been in the doldrums for several years with a few giants such as Newsquest buying up the smaller businesses and thereby dominating and transforming independent, quality…

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EDEN BAROQUE, 17 DECEMBER, 2020

EDEN BAROQUE, 17 DECEMBER, 2020

Katharine May and John Sanderson of Eden Baroque moved into our area, attracted by the landscape in which they enjoy fell-walking and cycling, and have become a significant part of the local musical scene very rapidly, establishing their own ‘Music Barn’ at Salkeld Dykes where John Upson’s Music Appreciation group enjoyed their wonderful recital last year. Delighted by this introduction, they seemed to be an ideal choice for our Christmas music this year, expecting that we would be enjoying their…

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MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2021 TO 2022 PROGRAMME

MONTHLY MEETINGS FOR 2021 TO 2022 PROGRAMME

Planning for the future has particular challenges at the moment as everyone sorely knows. Please be reassured that I am working on a programme of monthly speakers for the first part of 2021 and also for the U3A year beginning in April 2021. For the next few months we have the following speakers, the first few of whom will probably give their presentation via Zoom. U3A SPEAKERS, 2020-1 17 Dec. Christmas music: Eden Baroque 2021 21 Jan. Theo Weston: Rescue…

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