Community Engagement

The wider community here in Kinver and around benefits from our members’ commitment to learning new skills and through our social activities.

The most obvious areas of engagement are from performances by our musical skills groups: the Choir and the Singing for Fun Group together with the Ukulele players.

Less obvious but equally important are the social events: members will have noticed non members at our recent Summer Party – and the use we make of community facilities. Our use contributes through rental payments to the funds of the KSCA, the Methodist Hall and the SCC. There are also less known engagements by Craft Group and others who raise the profile of the U3A as part of the fabric of this community. Information on all such engagement would be welcome to the Editor of our newsletter!

Last month saw the “Ukes on the Edge” at the Shrewsbury Ukulele festival for the second consecutive year, where they were the only U3A band among many other performers – some of whom play professionally. Our band put on a competent and well received 50 minute set of more than a dozen songs and were loudly applauded. The Kinver U3A logo was proudly displayed and the members of the group were warmly received.

September sees the first public performance by our Choir. The U3A Choir will be performing with the Cradley Heath Male Choir at a concert to be held in St Peter’s Church in Kinver on Saturday 12 October at 7.30pm. We very much hope that members will come and support them. The Cradley Heath Male Voice Choir is a well known local men’s choir, but this is their first visit to Kinver. Tickets can be obtained from David Giddings or Rod Marshall.

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