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You may have hidden potential to be a writer? Put your talent to the test by sending entries to
the Eleventh Barbara Scammell Poetry and Prose competition in September. It is open to ALL members of Carrick U3A, and you are invited to send items of prose not longer than 1,000 words and poems up to 40 lines. The subject matter can be about anything that inspires you. It could be about any interesting and unusual experiences from your own lives or purely fictitious pieces springing from your imagination, or perhaps a mixture of both.
Many of you will know that the competition was set up to honour the memory of the founder member of the Carrick U3A, Barbara Scammell, who inspired many with her love of poetry and literature.
We are privileged to have the charismatic multi-talented writer Mark Crees as our judge again this year.
Full details about the competition will be published in the monthly newsletter at a later date.
Any queries contact Brenda Burgess <





newsletter delivery tea


A team of some 30 members regularly hand deliver newsletters in their area. In total nearly 300 newsletters are delivered in this way, providing a saving of around £2000 annually. Recently the committee suggested an afternoon tea for these stalwart members who generously give their time delivering each month. It was a particularly congenial gathering at the Norway Inn enabling members to meet socially.

If you would like to offer your services as a ‘post person’ in your area, please contact me.

John Whomersley
01872 858339

U3A Carrick Singers are looking for a new Musical Director when their current director, Liz Grant, moves to Norfolk at the end of May. Carrick Singers is a lively four-part community choir that has always sung a cappella, and enjoys singing a wide range of music “from Bach to Buddy”. We have always sung from music [apart from a couple of very short pieces] and would prefer that to continue, while at the same time being open to new ways of doing things......bearing in mind that the average age of the choir is probably about seventy! Currently there are over 70 signed up members of the choir [usual attendance being in the mid fifties] and we meet at Kea Community Centre in Playing Place on a Wednesday afternoon between 2.00-3.45. Over the last seven years Liz has arranged all our music for us, so we already have a substantial library of her music. This has enabled us to give  local concerts 2 or 3 times a year which have been very well received. An active Working Party deals with the day-to-day running of the choir. 
We are looking for an experienced and able musician to lead this group who are used to working hard, while at the same time having a lot of fun in rehearsals; so we would love to find someone with a great sense of humour and a lot of energy! If that’s you....... our group leader, Andrew Julian, [  ] would be delighted to hear from you.