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Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Friday, 28 January 2022

Friday, 28 Jan 2022

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Good morning. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.

May we remind you that the next general meeting and talk is next month. Further details are provided about these meetings below.

What is u3a? u3as exist to provide a forum in which retired and semi-retired people can get involved in helping to create, join and run a wide variety of activities which improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their physical and mental wellbeing and keep them socially connected in a friendly and informal environment. It is a non-political and non-religious organisation.

Central to this are interest groups of which we have over 40. In these we learn from each other and from direct experience, rather than being taught in a formal setting . There is no formal structure of assessment or awards. Any member can, and is encouraged to, form a new group within their own area of interest or expertise.

Our membership is drawn from North West Leicestershire, primarily from the Whitwick / Coalville area and other nearby towns and villages. Our general meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Broomleys Church Hall at 2.00 pm. You are most welcome to come along and find out more.


General Meetings have resumed on an in-person basis. There is a limit on the numbers that can be accommodated and hence it is necessary to book in advance. Booking is open between Jan 1st and Jan 20th inclusive, and you can do so online here, or by contacting Mell, the Membership Secretary, mem underscore sec at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk Covid precautions required, see this pop-up.

Most groups are running. Please see individual group pages for details.

Update for February was emailed on 23rd January. If you have not received your copy, please first check your spam / bulkmail folder(s). If you still do not have it then you can find a copy here.

Recent events

members being addressed by host
Garden Group, September 2021. More pictures on their page
Pete handing over painting to Ena
General Meeting, Dec 2021. More pictures in the gallery
Walkers standing alongside river
Ramblers, January 2022. More pictures on their page

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If you are having problems receiving any of our emails, please first check your spam/junk/bulkmail folders. If this fails, there are some other suggestions here.

Forthcoming Activities Items coming up soon. Show the next days

Date Group Event Where
Mon Jan 31stGermanZoom
Mon Jan 31stSpanish - group 1Charles Booth Centre
Mon Jan 31stShort Mat BowlsCoalville Town Bowls Club
Mon Jan 31stHistoryShared Memories and LunchHall Lane Methodist Church
Mon Jan 31stCurlingCharles Booth Centre
Tue Feb 1st5 milersLed by TonyBrascote
Tue Feb 1stFrench - group 2Bagworth Community Centre
Wed Feb 2ndCanastaHowe Court, Whitwick
Wed Feb 2ndFun ChoirFun Choir MeetingThringstone Members Club 11:00-01:00
Wed Feb 2ndSupper ClubBull's HeadAbbotts Oak
Wed Feb 2ndArtCharles Booth Centre
Thu Feb 3rdFrench - group 1Member's house
Thu Feb 3rdSauntersUrban Forest Park, Linden Way, Coalville

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted from January for 5 milers, Ramblers and Striders, December for Digital Photography Group, General Meeting, Strollers and Gardens and November for SWANS.

For a full list of recent updates see here, or you can choose to get notified by e-mail using the notify page in the members area.

Forthcoming monthly meetings (click on underlined dates for more detail as a pop-up)

In-person meetings, advance booking isessential. Covid precautions required, see this pop-up.

18 Feb 22 Speaker Dr Iain Hambling - T G Green & Co Pottery
18 Mar 22 Speaker Alan Gray M.B.E. - 'You cannot be serious': Tales of a Wimbledon umpire 1988- 2012
8 Apr 22 Speaker Stuart Warburton - 100 years of Cycling
20 May 22 AGM with performance by U3A Fun Choir
17 Jun 22 Speaker Philip Caine - Barrow to Baghdad and Back Again
15 Jul 22 Speaker Andy Smith - John, Paul, George and Me
19 Aug 22 Speaker Kevin Reynolds - Dispelling the Myths: An Introduction to Bats
16 Sep 22 Speaker Mike Storr - Masters of Mirth
21 Oct 22 Speaker Andy Smart - Their Names Will Live On
18 Nov 22 Speaker Bharat Patel - Behind the Headlines
16 Dec 22 Performance - Natalie Nightingale

Pictures of some other previous talks are here, and for other information on previous talks and speakers, click here.

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied

Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013
Page content updated 22-1-22