2023 Musicale – 14 November, 2023
Living Smart Festival – 16/17 September 2023
Launchpad Exhibition – 12 May 2023
Variety Concert – 25 November 2022
Musicale – 16 November 2022
Beatlemania – 18 October 2022

2023 Musicale

On 14 November LMU3A held our annual Musicale! 0ver 200 people again packed Teralba Hall on 16 November to be entertained by the variety of musical groups that we run – a choir, an orchestra, a recorder group and the ukuleles. We had an added excitement in that we were able to enjoy the premiere performance of a new group started this year, called Music Fusion!

There were many friends and neighbours of the performers in the audience. This was good to see, and they are very welcome to join one of these music groups, or any of the many other groups that we run, in 2024. Next year’s program comes out in January.

The day ended with afternoon tea – yummy scones with jam and cream and there were many ‘pats on backs’ with lots of laughter and chatting.

Thanks to all the people involved in making this year’s Musicale another great success.

Getting Ready






Afternoon Tea

Living Smart Festival 16/17 September 2023

We had another very successful weekend of spreading the word about U3A to the people who were drawn to our stand at the Living Smart Festival at Speers Point on 16/17 September. Despite the incredible heat that day we had many inquiries as to what U3A was all about and we collected a large number of names of people who want to be sent our 2024 Program in January so they can sign up!

This was again a combined stand with Eastlakes and Southlakes so people were able to connect with the U3A closest to them.

Launchpad Exhibition 2023

On Friday 12 May, at Toronto Library, we had the official opening of the two month
long exhibition of works produced by two of our creative classes – the Fibre and
Textile Class and the Wednesday Painting Class.

It was well attended by members and non-members alike who enjoyed a little glass
of bubbly and some nibbles while witnessing the opening and then studying the
wonderful exhibit of arts and crafts. Many of these were based on the theme of The
Australian Bush.

Chris Marcar, Chris Cameron and Irene Csuka organised the display with support
from Kirrili, the Lifelong Learning Coordinator from Lake Macquarie Council.

  • Rosalie Menzies – President LMU3A
  • Yvonne Harvey – one of the artists
  • Chris Cameron – Course Clerk  & Irene Csuka – Tutor

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


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.


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!