We invite U3A members to join us at the New Zealand School of Dance for the rehearsal of our INSIGHT Studio Performances on Tuesday 27 March at 1.15pm. This will be a rehearsal of the programme to be performed on Wednesday & Thursday at 6pm.

These performances of classical and contemporary dance traverse the range of repertoire, from innovative new choreography to well-loved ballets.

The rehearsal is on Tuesday 27 March, 1.15 – 2.15pm

at the New Zealand School of Dance, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown.

Please rsvp  for the rehearsal to me:

Or if you can’t attend the rehearsal please join us on one of the evenings – details below:

Insight Studio Performances 

28 & 29 March 2018 at 6pm at New Zealand School of Dance

NZSD students present an hour of short works, in the studio where they train, providing an intimate first-hand experience of the School and its dancers.

These performances offer a taste of classical and contemporary dance works, and an opportunity to see repertoire the students have been learning.

Performances Wednesday & Thursday at 6pm

Entry is by koha/donation and no booking is required

Natasha Giera | Communications
New Zealand School of Dance | PO Box 7146, Wellington 6242Aotearoa New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 381 9228 Mobile: 0210 559 335

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Each year the Association for Research into Crimes against Art offers a summer-long multidisciplinary Graduate Certificate Programme in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection :

The Programme’s website is at

The course is based in the wonderful Umbrian hilltop town of Amelia (,_Umbria), and provides a unique opportunity to attending participants to live for the summer in an ancient, thriving and welcoming Umbrian town, whilst at the same time studying art crime and cultural heritage protection with leading academics, practitioners and researchers.

Participants at the course are drawn each year from a very wide range of backgrounds, ages, and experiences. If you are at all interested, or know someone who might be interested, please contact ARCA at with any questions, or for further information.

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Girton College, Cambridge University

The 2018 Lifelong Learning Summer School will take place in the wonderful setting of Girton College, Cambridge.  The summer school will have slightly earlier dates (19 August – 1 September 2018), in part to coincide with the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.

Going into its sixth year, this summer school enables participants to take academic courses for the love of learning, live and take meals in the College, and have a pretty full and exciting social programme to get the most out of being in Cambridge. In sum it is a fantastic opportunity to spend one or two weeks experiencing the highlights of Cambridge college life in the company of other lifelong learners from around the world!

More information is available at:

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The fund shall be known as the “Wellington City U3A Award”. It shall be used to assist students, 55 years of age or more, for expenses incurred during their studies. These students should not be in full-time employment.

Selection criteria

Candidates must be enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University of Wellington in the year of application. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.

This Award can be held concurrently with other prizes and scholarships.

Number of awards offered: One per year

Value: $2,000 each year

Tenure:One year

Closing date:1 October each year


Students will apply using the application form available. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.


The Award shall be made on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee or, in the case of a postgraduate student, the Research Scholarships Committee. The nomination of the student will then be approved by the Wellington City U3A.


The successful applicant will be required to speak at a meeting of the Wellington City U3A about their research or course of study during the second semester of the year at a mutually agreed date.

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Dr Heidi Thomson (VUW) draws U3A members’ attention to the Graduate Diploma in Arts programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Further information about the programme can found in the brochure that can be viewed and downloaded here.

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We have received a message from Julie Carter who is inviting expressions of interest in some archival material she has found. Anyone with an interest in the material can contact Julie by email or mobile phone. The message is as follows:

While clearing a garage recently, we found very well documented details of a New Zealander’s travel to over 130 countries starting around 1959. Countries included Communist China, Russia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, etc
The information includes indexed slides, photo albums, diary scrolls, several cine reels and a NZ newspaper article about him.
Please let us know if anyone in your association are interested in this or direct us to any other organisation you may know of.
Kind Regards Julie
PH: 027 453 8430



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