Barnsley & District



The calendar below is primarily used to notify you of events planned for all of the Barnsley U3A membership. Along with other events, these include: Workshops being held by the district U3A, Monthly Meetings, New Member Meetings, Group Coordinator Meetings, and meetings of the Barnsley & District U3A Executive Committee.

Recent changes to the website administration, with more involvement of Group Coordinators in updating information, mean that some group events will also start to be publicised here. However, be aware that some of the events that appear in the calendar might be very specific to the group members, so even though it will normally be very clear if a group event is open to the entire membership, some may be closed events, e.g. rehearsals. If there is any ambiguity you should contact the group coordinator concerned for the group involved and ensure that it is an open event before attending. Thank you.

Group meeting dates and times can be found by going to the Groups page, and then clicking on the Groups Calendar link (on the right side of that page).

MAIN EVENTS CALENDAR (See "Dates For Your Diary" below)

Please check this page regularly! It is used for notifying you of important meetings and events such as Monthly Meetings, AGMs, New Members Meetings, Group Coordinators meetings, and special meetings such as the Penistone project.


These are free and open to all members and are usually held on the first Monday of the month at Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, S71 5PN, from 1.30pm until about 3.30pm. Refreshments and meals/snacks can be obtained from the cafe in Priory Campus prior to and after the meeting, where you can chat to your friends. There is also the opportunity to buy raffle tickets, browse our second hand book/DVD stall, and purchase tickets for future social events/meals out.

The meetings vary but there will normally be a speaker (or fun presentation by one of our groups), followed by updates from the Committee and Group Coordinators.

The Old Blowers

Following a very successful engagement at the BMBC sponsored event at the Barnsley Civic ( Age Friendly Barnsley) recently, the old Blowers are now preparing to entertain the public twice on the same day!

Their next engagement is on the morning of the 21st of September 2019 at the St Johns Coffee morning Mapplewell at 10am. This is to help raise funds for the Church.

In the evening they are performing in the Mapplewell Village Hall 7pm, for the Barnsley Hospice, we hope many of our U3A members will be able to pop along to support such a very worthwhile cause.

Page last reviewed 08/08/2019 by Webmaster

Dates for your Diary
Thu Dec 5th Drop In Session, Winter Buzz Available
Thu Jan 2nd 2020 No Drop In Session this month