Variety Concert – 25 November 2022
Musicale – 16 November
Beatlemania – 18 October
Living Smart Festival – 24/25 September

Living Smart Festival 24/25 September, 2022.

Speers Point Park was filled to capacity on this weekend in September with a huge variety of stalls advertising ways of living ‘smarter’! As part of this, U3A was invited to host a stall to inform people of the fun, ‘smart’ way they could get the most out of their later years – in their Third Age!
We joined Eastlakes and Southlakes with our display of photos and brochures. It was great to have the Mayor, Kay Fraser, visit our stall!

U3A Beatlemania Ukulele Singalong – 18 October, 2022.

On 18 October our Ukulele group joined the Ukulele groups from Eastlakes, Southlakes and Newcastle to celebrate 60 years of Beatlemania with a Singalong, and what fun it was! The function room at the Wallsend Diggers Club rocked with song and laughter as each group took to the stage to lead their 4 songs.
Our Uke leaders, Lorraine and Chris Charters, had done a wonderful job in preparing our group for this exciting event and they led the audience in Imagine, Let it Be, Mull of Kintyre and Ob la di Ob la da! The two soloists Paskie Schofield and Maree Chapman added a nice touch. Sharon Campton was fantastic on her bass Uke!
Thanks must go to the Wallsend Diggers Club for their generous offer of the use of their function room for this special occasion!



Over 200 people packed Teralba Hall on 16 November to enjoy the musical talents of our members, showcasing our choir, orchestra, recorders and ukuleles.   It was nice to see non-member friends and neighbours there too, who may just be encouraged to join when next year’s program comes out in January. The day ended with afternoon tea, many ‘pats on backs’, lots of laughter and chatting. We said a sad farewell to Beth Lucas and Merle Everard, who will be hard to replace. Thanks to all those who helped out on the day.

MUSICALE 2022 – Audience

MUSICALE 2022 – Choir


MUSICALE 2022 – Orchestra

MUSICALE 2022 – Presentation

MUSICALE 2022 – Recorders

MUSICALE 2022 – Ukelele

Variety Concert 2022

On the 25th November our long awaited Variety concert was held at the Warners Bay Theatre. This afternoon was a great success and great celebration of the activities of our membership. The supportive audience of members, families and friends were entertained by a feast of performances, many and varied.

The performers provided an enjoyable afternoon with items from Dancing – Tap and Jazz, Peace and Circle, Scottish, Tai Chi and Exercise groups. Special guests entertainers – Line Dancers with Robyn Grott and Solo vocal artist Christine Tyrell gave much needed breathing space for our groups to do costume changes.

Congratulations to all the leaders and their groups as this has been the culmination of 18 months work due to last years lockdowns. Special mention also to Christine Mitford, Pam Greer and Sue Shute for the organisational work and our MC Glenda Masterson

Variety Concert 2022 – Advanced Tappers

Variety Concert 2022 – Audience

Variety Concert 2022 – Basic Tap

Variety Concert 2022 – Christine Tyrrell

Variety Concert 2022 – Exercise

Variety Concert 2022 – Jazz Dance

Variety Concert 2022 – Keep Fit

Variety Concert 2022 – Line Dance

Variety Concert 2022 – MC & Speaker

Variety Concert 2022 – Peace

Variety Concert 2022 – Scottish

Variety Concert 2022 – Tai-Chi