Some 48 members visited The Manchester School of Art [nominated for the Stirling Prize 2014] on Wed.4th Feb. 2015. After an introduction and a short film depicting the architectural concepts of the new building, we were split into small groups, accompanied by student ambassadors, for a tour of the new building and its link to the old School of Art. The organic concept of the build is truly outstanding. Spaces allocated to creative design in disciplines from Architecture to Fashion Design, enables students to thrive both within and beyond their chosen disciplines.
A truly outstanding visit, with grateful thanks to our hosts.

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Sole survivor

DAY4 saw John Jackson arriving at his scheduled stopover, still claiming to feel fit and well. John had cycled 60 miles today in improved weather conditions. The strong winds had subsided and he is waxing lyrical about the countryside of this Trans Pennine Trail. Looking forward to a well deserved rest at the hotel, tomorrow will be the last leg of this epic journey, some 50 miles to the end of the route. John is travelling home from Hull tomorrow evening and is looking forward to home and his own bed !
This is the last live report of this epic journey. We should all be proud of John’s achievements, reflecting just one of the many activities undertaken in our U3a. Also the monies raised for this great charity. WBH

Digital Camera Group

Last meeting on Monday 7th March, member Chris Locke won both 1st and 3rd place in the competition entries on ‘PATTERNS’. Chris is equally well known for her folk singing as she has entertained us on several occasions at our social events. Well Done Chris!!

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Prize vegetables at Tatton Show by Chris Lock

Smoking Heads by Chris Lock