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Whitwick & District U3A

Registered Charity No. 1181238

Monday, 8 August 2022

Monday, 8 Aug 2022

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Good morning. Welcome to Whitwick & District U3A.

Our next general meeting and talk is Friday week. These 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. Forthcoming topics are listed below.

Please note - currently there is no access to the Church Hall via Broomleys Road. More detail 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 35. 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

Update for August was emailed on 23rd July. 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 on stone bridge
Garden group, June 2022. More pictures on their page
Six cooks at a table
Discovering Dishes, July 2022. More pictures on their page
Walkers on path through woods
Striders, May 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
TodaySpanish - group 1Charles Booth Centre
TodayBridgeMember's House
TodayCurlingCharles Booth Centre
TodayBook ReadingDarktown by Thomas MullenHall Lane Methodist Church
TomorrowFrench - group 2Bagworth Community Centre
TomorrowJukeboxSummer musicThringstone Members Club
TomorrowBadmintonCharles Booth Centre
Wed Aug 10thFun Choir10.30 to 12.30Thringstone Members Club, Lounge
Wed Aug 10thCanastaHowe Court, Whitwick
Thu Aug 11thGardensSummer lunch and Plant SwapMember's House
Fri Aug 12thCommitteeCharles Booth Centre

Updated Information

Recent pictures are posted from July for Discovering Dishes, Gardens, Days Out, Digital Photography Group, Ramblers, June for Strollers, 5 milers and May for Saunters.

There is a new video in the members' area showing the Fun Choir at the AGM in May. Find it here.

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.

Items of Interest

Network Quiz 19th Sept 2022 on Zoom. details on this poster.


Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology - Saturday 2nd - Sunday 31st July 2022


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

*Please note that due to work by Severn Trent that there is currently no access via Broom Leys Road approaching from the South

19 Aug 22 Speaker Kath Reynolds - Food Glorious Food
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 Speaker Sandy Leong - Santa Claus & All Things Christmas
20 Jan 23 Speaker John Hope - If at First You Don't Succeed
17 Feb 23 Speaker Stuart Warburton - Confessions of A Snibston Curator
17 Mar 23 Speaker Chris Knight - My Olympic Dream
21 Apr 23 Speaker Emma Sheardown - There's No Such Word As Can't
21 Jul 23 Speaker Andy Smith - John, Paul, George and me

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 23-7-22