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.
COVID19 (CORONA VIRUS)
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, 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.
|Garden Group, September 2021. More pictures on their page|
|General Meeting, Dec 2021. More pictures in the gallery|
|Ramblers, January 2022. More pictures on their page|
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|Mon Jan 31st||German||Zoom|
|Mon Jan 31st||Spanish - group 1||Charles Booth Centre|
|Mon Jan 31st||Short Mat Bowls||Coalville Town Bowls Club|
|Mon Jan 31st||History||Shared Memories and Lunch||Hall Lane Methodist Church|
|Mon Jan 31st||Curling||Charles Booth Centre|
|Tue Feb 1st||5 milers||Led by Tony||Brascote|
|Tue Feb 1st||French - group 2||Bagworth Community Centre|
|Wed Feb 2nd||Canasta||Howe Court, Whitwick|
|Wed Feb 2nd||Fun Choir||Fun Choir Meeting||Thringstone Members Club 11:00-01:00|
|Wed Feb 2nd||Supper Club||Bull's Head||Abbotts Oak|
|Wed Feb 2nd||Art||Charles Booth Centre|
|Thu Feb 3rd||French - group 1||Member's house|
|Thu Feb 3rd||Saunters||Urban Forest Park, Linden Way, Coalville|
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|
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| ||Our U3A received grants from the Big Lottery Fund in 2010 and 2013|