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ACTIVITY GROUPS  A-Z
LEARN, LAUGH and LIVE!

If you are interested in a particular group, please email
activities@bridgnorthanddistrictu3a.org.uk
Click the links for fuller information for those Groups
with a varied active programme.   

We continue to develop new Groups as members join who have different interests to share or to take part in.  Just let us know!
Click here to see all the Groups in our Activity Weekly Diary

PLEASE NOTE:  
U3A Membership is required to take part in any of these Activities. 
If more convenient, members can now ask to join a group on-line ...
Click the link Member's Area, enter your membership number and follow the details.

 

ART 
Learning to Draw (1)+(2)
... 
  NEW!   Two Groups      Starts  Tuesday 17th OR 24th Sept
Detail:   Drawing for Beginners
(1)  Meeting:   1st & 3rd Tuesdays in the month        10.00am to 12noon   Start 17th sept
(2)  Meeting:   2nd & 4th Tuesdays in the month       10.00am to 12noon   Start 24th Sept
Venue:   Tasley Village Hall            l                 Group Size:  12 maximum
Group Leader:   Valerie Craig                                      Cost:  £4-£5 per session
     
BOOK READING ...   Click to view full programme    BOOK READING           
Detail:   Members' choice of book each month providing fresh discussion
Meeting:   1st Wednesdays in month                    2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:   Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street         Group Size:  12 maximum
Group Leader:   Peter Wariner                                     Cost:  £5 per annum for library book loan  
     
BRIDGE ...   Sorry - Group full at moment
Detail:   Bridge for experienced players in a friendly environment
Meeting:   Fridays (weekly)                                  9.30am to 12 noon
Venue:   The Bungalow, Innage Lane                  Group Size:   24 maximum
Group Leader:   Mary Galloway                                     Cost:   £1.50 per session
     
CANASTA ...    
Detail:   Rummy-style card game, played in twos, threes or pairs
Meeting:   Mondays (weekly)                                2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:   The Bungalow, Innage Lane                  Group Size:  20 maximum
Group Leader:   Brenda Spencer                                   Cost:  £1/£2 per session
     
CINEMA GOERS ...    
Detail:   Use it or lose it!  Email notifications of local films including Live Shows
Meeting:   Varies                                                  Afternoons/Evenings
Venue:   Majestic Cinema, Whitburn Street         Group size:  n/a
Group Leader:   Diana Bufton                                        Cost: varies
      
CLASSICAL MUSIC ...   Click to view full programme     CLASSICAL MUSIC
Detail:   Monthly visits to enjoy the orchestral music at the CBSO
Meeting:   Matinees & Evenings, 9 visits between September and June
Time:   Transport departs  1.30pm (matinees) or 5.30pm (evenings)
Venue:   City of Birmingham Symphony Concert Hall
Group Size:   limited by transport
Group Leader:   Margaret Lomas                                  Cost:  £35-£55  (choir or stalls)
     
CRIBBAGE ...   NEW!       Experienced and beginners welcome!
Detail:   Traditional 'pub' game of cards with scoring using unique peg board
Meeting:   Tuesdays (2nd & 4th)                          1.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue:   The Fosters Arms, Mill Street              Group Sze:  12+
Group Leader:   Chris Wright                                       Cost:  Drink of choice
     
FRENCH CONVERSATION ...    
Detail:   Practice spoken french in an informal and friendly environment
Meeting:   Mondays (alternate)                          11.00am to 12.30pm
Venue:   Bec's Cafe, St Mary's Street                Group size:  8 max 
Group Leader:   Caroline Dudley                                 Cost:  Coffee plus 25p
     
GARDEN VISITS ...   Click to view full programme    GARDEN VISITS
Detail:   Visits organised near and far to Garden and Horticultural Centres
Meeting:   Thursdays (mostly)                            Full or half days
Venue:   various - see Menu on left                 Group Size:  up to 34
Group Leader:   Maria Hughes                                    Cost: Varies (NT M'Ship useful)
     
GENEALOGY ...    
Detail:   Sharing Family Tree Research linked to related social history
Meeting:   Tuesdays (1st in month)                    10.30am to 12 noon
Venue:   The Bungalow                                   Group size: 20 max
Group Leader:   Peter Lindsell                                   Cost: £2 per session
     
GEOCACHING ...    
Detail:   An outdoor walking challenge with a difference!
Meeting:   Fridays (4th in month)                      10ish start
Venue:   varies                                               Group size:   10+
Group Leader:   Bob Mitchell                                     Cost: Sat App (if desired)
     
GERMAN CONVERSATION ...    
Detail:   Practice speaking german in an informal and friendly environment
Meeting:   Mondays (4th in month)                     2.30pm to 4.00pm
Venue:   Bec's Cafe, St Mary's Street                Group Size:  8 max
Group Leader:   Eva Peringer                                      Cost:  Coffee plus 25p
     
IT - iPADs 
'Revisiting the Basics' ...
  NEW!   Four Session Programme  - starting Wed 11th Sept
Detail:   For new owners and non-confident users of iPads
Meeting:   Wednesdays (2nd in month)  in Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec 2019
Time:   10.30am - 12 noon
Venue:   The Bungalow, Innage Lane                 Group Size: 12 max
Group Leader:   Chris Wright                                       Cost: £3-£4 per session
     
MAH JONG ...    
Detail:   Fascinating game played with beautiful ivory tiles
Meeting:   Tuesdays (weekly)                               2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:   The Bungalow, Innage Lane                 Group Size:  24 max
Group Leader:   Maria Hughes                                      Cost:  £2 per session
     
OUT & ABOUT ...   Click to view full programme    OUT & ABOUT
Detail:   Venues sought to provide an interesting and different day out
Meeting:   Six visits between April and December - various days
Time:   Transport departs 9.30am (approx) from Westgate (parking nearby)
Group Size:   Restricted by transport and/or venue
Cost:   Entrance costs vary.   Transport payable on the day
Group Leaders:   Jenny Green and Tricia Bennett 
     
SPANISH
'Learning to Speak' ...
  NEW!   
Detail:   Learning the basics to enhance your experiences of Spain
Meeting:   Fridays (fortnightly)                           10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue:   Bec's Coffee Shop St Mary's St              Group Size: 8 max
Group Leader:   Norma Flower                                     Cost:  Coffee plus 25p
     
TABLE TENNIS ...   NEW! 
Detail:   Games of table tennis to standard rules with access to two tables
Meeting:   Weekly Friday                                     10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue:   The Paddocks, Conduit Lane                 Group Size:  12+
Group Leader:   Maureen Mumford                                Cost:  £1.00 donation
     
THEATRE GROUP ...   Click here for full Programme  THEATRE GROUP
Detail:   Theatre Visits arranged (up to 4 per year) to a variety of performances
Meeting:   varied                                                  mainly matinees
Venue:   Varied (eg Birmingham, Malvern)           Group Size:  varied
Group Leader:   Kay Yendole                                          Cost:  £45-£50
     
WALKING ...   Click to view programme of walks      WALKING GROUP
Detail:   Walks 4-6 miles in and around the Bridgnorth area    Packed lunch
Meeting:   Fridays (2nd in month)                        10.00am Westgate Car Park
Venue:   Share cars to start point                      Group size:  10+
Group Leader:   Jenny Green and Jane Freshney           Cost: n/a
     
WRITERS GROUP ...    
Detail:   Supportive group encouraging writing skills to produce short stories
Meeting:   Mondays (1st in month)                       12 noon to 2.00pm
Venue:   Bec's Cafe, St Mary's Street                  Group Size:  10 maximum
Group Leader:   Kay Yendole                                        Cost:  Coffee plus 25p
     
WRITING GROUP 
'Memories to Memoirs' ...
  NEW!      OPEN/TASTER session on 8th October
Detail:   Guidance on writing your life story from a professional
Meeting:   Tuesdays (2nd in month)                     2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:   Bridgnorth Library                              Group Size:  12 max
Group Leader:   Patricia Hansen                                  Cost:  tbc
     

               

Please let us know if there is an activity that you would like to see represented in our programme. 
We are keen to expand the number of Activity Groups for us all to enjoy and will support any member with any suggestions that are put forward.       

Please send any ideas to: activities@bridgnorthanddistrictu3a.org.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
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