Sounds of Recorder Ensemble

LED by Robert Dingle and Don Halliday, the sixteen-strong ‘La Fontanella Recorder Ensemble’ from the University of the Third Age Northern Rivers (Lismore) will hold a short concert at the U3A’s ‘Art in the Heart’ pop up gallery on the first floor of Centro Lismore today at 3pm.

U3A president Pat Maclaren-Smith says the recorder ensemble is another aspect of the range of activities and talents to be found in the organisation’s Lismore branch.

Those activities and talents have been on display over the past three and a half weeks at the gallery.

“Thanks to a partnership between the city’s Art in the Heart project, Centro Lismore and the Lismore branch of the Northern Rivers University of the Third Age, we’ve been able to show everyone who has come to the gallery how many creative people belong to U3A and just what we do,” she said.

“Our U3A branch is part of a world-wide movement where retired people – in their “Third Age” of active retirement after childhood and employment − from all walks of life get together to teach and learn from each other.”

“During the life of the ‘Pop Up Gallery’ the U3A group has sold paintings and numerous items of colourful beading, and the artworks, photographs and woodwork from The Men’s Shed on display have generated widespread praise. The exhibition has also resulted in increased interest by potential new members –and a gentleman has offered his services as a Spanish tutor for U3A after visiting the artspace.”

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