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The University of the Third Age is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community – those in their third ‘age’ of life. It is commonly referred to as U3A.

If you believe you are never too old to learn, then U3A is for you.

U3A is a non-profit organisation offering older people the opportunity to learn new skills from each other in a friendly, non-political, non-religious atmosphere.

U3A Northern Rivers – Lismore Inc. is hosting an event next week at the Lismore Gallery. The event is entitled Creativity and the Brain.  It highlights the practice and enjoyment of art in the Third Age. Attendees are encouraged to also visit the current Terania Creek Protest exhibition.

This event will be held on Tuesday February 19 in the Events Space at the Lismore Art Gallery.

The program for the event:

10am: Doors open

10.10: Introduction and MC — Joy Smith, Secretary
10.15: Acknowledgement and Welcome by David Parkinson, President
10.30: Michelle Walker, Visual Thinker, Facilitator and Coach
The power of drawing and pictures to help us think and communicate better
11.00: Terania Creek Protests — 40 years ago.
Warwick Sherring and Heather Boulton will speak about living and working in Lismore at the time.
11.30: Morning Tea (provided by U3A)
Visit the Terania Creek exhibition
12.00: Art, Brain function and Health
Panel discussion facilitated by Dr Jenny Dowell OAM, with Dr Andrew Binns, GP and local artists Rene Bolten and Jude Shannon.
1.00: Lunch (BYO or purchase)
Visit the Terania Creek exhibition
2.00: Dr Miriam Torzillo, Dance teacher and researcher
Thinking with movement
2.30: Jennifer Collins, artist and teacher
Art and Dementia
3.00:Lee Dunn, curator of her father’s work
Australian artist ‘The Art of Nutter Buzacott’ 1905–1976
3.30: Close
RSVP: Jan Arthur at Tuesday Talks or Joy Smith on 0474 644 704
The event is free plus receive a gift of a bag from Boomerang Bags.


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