WE REGRET TO ADVISE THAT BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED EVENTS AND TALKS HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED.
Bridport Writing Competition
Of interest to unpublished writers is the Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition that you may wish to enter.
After a bit of searching we found there are entry fees as follows:
£9 per flash fiction
£10 per poem
£12 per short story
£20 per novel
Stolen Masterpieces Tour June/July 2020
Join Arthur Tompkins for this inaugural Stolen Beauty European Art Crime Tour. The 15-day tour starts in Paris and ends in Rome. During the tour you will visit masterworks that have in the past been stolen (sometimes more than once!) but are now back on public display, in France, Belgium, Poland, Austria and Italy.
You will see and hear the fascinating stories behind crimes committed against the Ghent Altarpiece, Vermeer’s The Art of Painting, Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna, Leonrado’s Lady with an Ermine, Veronese’s Wedding at Cana, and many, many others. All are great works of art, and each has its own unique story to tell.
Arthur gave a fascinating talk on this subject to U3A in September 2019.
Click here for further information and itinerary.
Lifelong Learning Summer School, Cambridge, England
The 2020 summer school will again be hosted at Girton College, one of the larger Cambridge colleges which is known for being very friendly and welcoming. The College is set in beautiful grounds just outside the city centre, complete with its own indoor swimming pool.
The dates for next summer’s two-week programme will be 16-29 August 2020, though it will also be possible to attend for just one week (either 16-22 August, or 23-29 August 2020). Further information can be found in the attached brochure or on the website at: https://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/lifelong/
Free download for Health Book
Roger Smith, an Australian family doctor has self-published a book on health – Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life.
An overview of the book is available on his website thesimpledoctor.info:
Hard copies and free electronic copies are available.
For those who want a physical book, they may either email Roger, firstname.lastname@example.org $12.50 incl postage
or via trybooking website – $13 incl postage – just enter title of book as the event
For the free electronic copy downloads are available as follows:
the books app (orange icon) on home page of iPhone ipad imac,
Amazon kindle via Amazon or from Roger’s website for Android systems.
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Vodafone has announced that, as from 21 August 2019, it will discontinue its email forwarding service. This means that, if you still have a Vodafone email account, emails sent to it after 21 August will no longer reach you.
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