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TENTATIVE DATE: Wednesday 18 April

More than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.

From the dark tones of Manet's Spanish-influenced paintings, to the rich green and blue hues of the French countryside as painted by Cézanne, Monet and Pissarro, to the rosy pigments of Renoir's and Morisot's female figures, the exhibition traces the development of colour in the Impressionists' radical reshaping of painting in the nineteenth century.

Pauline Reid from our Art Group is planning on a 38-seater bus to the city to see this incredible exhibition. If you were in Paris this would be on your Must Do list and now we can do it without travelling to the other side of the world. What an opportunity!

All members and their partners welcome. Early bookings can go to Peter Wood on 8842 1123 or mobile 0411 6623 84 or [email protected] More details like pricing and confirmation of date, available soon.


Friday 6 April. No further details available.

Film Group


DARKEST HOUR  During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.


FINDING YOUR FEET. When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman).

End of Year Lunch and Film

Everybody was invited to share lunch with friends then sit back and watch a great film.

Friday 8 December was our final day for the 2017 U3A year with lunch at the Blyth Hall supper room before a short walk across the carpark to the Blyth Cinema for a special screening of Victoria and Abdul.

Thanks to everybody who turned up and made it such a successful day.

The 2019 event falls on Friday 7 December and the committee have already met to consider how they can make it even better.


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