Hastings and Rother U3A

ONE good thing about belonging to Hastings and Rother U3A is that members are assured talks on of a variety of subjects.

How wonderful to sit, with the sun streaming in, and listen to the stirring piano recital by Hastings-born Kenneth Roberts.

The piano pieces, some of which were scores from films and also known piano concertos from well-known composers, were interjected with a humorous commentary, including a story about a lady who attributed her longevity to the fact she gave away her ticket on the Titanic!

Kenneth pointed out the piano has been a recurring theme and object in the movies, from its earliest days in the silent movies.

Although it was a quality performance throughout, judging by the audience reactions, the highlights were when he played The Entertainer by Scott Joplin and As time goes by from Casablanca. Indeed it was difficult at times to resist the urge to get up and dance!

Members will no doubt be looking forward to the next talk which will be on Monday, March 24 downstairs (lift available) in the Round Room at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St Leonards, when Jo Livingstone will be talking about Prosopagnosia, face blindness. It costs £17 to join for the year and then all the talks are free, but you do need to bring some money for refreshments. Coffee is served from 9.30am.