Barnsley & District

Groups

We have, currently, over 130 groups here at Barnsley U3A. Groups are what makes the U3A work - it brings people together with a common interest to share knowledge and learn from each other. The schedule of when groups meet may be found on the Groups Calendar.

Personal Health and Accessibility needs
Groups have us, people, in them and you may have personal needs. We do our best to be inclusive and so to assist in your personal needs you should review the Wellbeing page where you will find personal health information as well as Accessibility details of the Group Venues.

Here’s some of our Group activities

Despite having all these groups we can always use more and if you feel an area of interest is not represented anybody can start a new group. Support and advice for starting a group can be obtained from our Development officer, Lynn Maloney or alternatively Helen Dew for the Penistone area. A new Group needs to be registered so that details may be passed to members of the Executive Committee, venues booked and paid for, announcements and calendars set up. You can register a new group here Alternative Group Registration. If you have a Windows device there is a simpler form in the link to the top right of this page.

Although not mandatory, most groups have a web page presence here. This can be a simple or elaborate affair, but mostly serve to inform people of the purpose of the group, when and where it meets and who to contract to join.

Group leaders are called coordinators and some like to be responsible for their groups webpage. Whilst not difficult, this does require some basic knowledge of the editing interface which uses it. There are 8 video lessons on how this is done, although just the basics are required and covered in the first two of these. They may be viewed here Group Webpage Editing Tutorial - you may need to open a new window to view them. The videos are made available by a past Webmaster who has donated their use to us. You may, of course, do more than the basics if you wish, by viewing and applying the whole 8 videos. A copy of the Page Editing Crib Sheet is here.

If, having viewed, the first two of these you feel you could do this you may apply to be come a webpage editor here Webpage Editing Request. this is sent directly to the Webmaster who will then supply you with both a Logon name and a Password. Naturally the Webmaster will be happy to help and advise you with this editing. Should you prefer not to edit your own page the Webmaster will do it for you, but you'll need to tell him/her what you want.

Lastly, it is not obligatory to join a group when you join U3A. However, we find that those who do find the experience uplifting and the social contact both entertaining and enlightening. Many join several groups - there is no limitation, except time. As stated in the Welcome page, a donation of £1 is made for each member attending a group which requires a venue to be booked. This blue box helps offset the charge for the venue.

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Page last reviewed 03/05/2021 by Webmaster

Group List
60s, 70s Singing & Strumming
Friday a.m.
Every two weeks
Friday a.m.
Every two weeks
Art Appreciation
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10am
Friday a.m.
1st Friday 10am
Art for Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly 10-12
Badminton
Friday a.m.
9.30am Fridays
Friday a.m.
9.30am Fridays
Barnsley Rocks
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday Burton grange
Friday a.m.
3rd Friday Burton grange
Basic First Aid
Thursday a.m.
10am Wkly 7th Day Adventist Ch
Thursday a.m.
10am Wkly 7th Day Adventist Ch
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Birdwell Buddies
Thursday p.m.
Every 4th Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Thursday p.m.
Every 4th Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Board Games Penistone
Monday p.m.
7-9pm 1st and 3rd Mondays
Monday p.m.
7-9pm 1st and 3rd Mondays
Book Forum 1
Monday p.m.
12;00-13:00
Monday p.m.
12;00-13:00
Book Forum 2
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.Campervan & Caravan
 As and when
 As and when
Card Games
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Chinese Food Night
 Dates announced in Monthly Mee
 Dates announced in Monthly Mee
Choral Singing
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Classical Music/Opera
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
Classical Studies
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Computing Word and Excel
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 14.00 to 1600
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly 14.00 to 1600
Cosmology
Monday p.m.
alt. Monday 7p.m. - 9p.m.
Monday p.m.
alt. Monday 7p.m. - 9p.m.
Country Dancing
Monday p.m.
Mon or Wed fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Mon or Wed fortnightly
Crafty Chat, Penistone
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Alternate Fri
Friday p.m.
2-4pm Alternate Fri
Crown Green Bowling Carlton
Thursday a.m.
10:00 to 12:00
Thursday a.m.
10:00 to 12:00
Crown Green Bowling Wombwell
Friday p.m.
14:00 to 16:00
Friday p.m.
14:00 to 16:00
Crown Green Bowling, Ardsley
 10am Mon to Fri
 10am Mon to Fri
Crown Green Bowling, Penistone
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.30-12.30
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.30-12.30
Current Affairs
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly from 3rd July 2019
Wednesday a.m.
Fortnightly from 3rd July 2019
Curry Nights
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Cycling
 Various days
 Various days
Dearne Valley Explorers
Thursday p.m.
Last week each month
Thursday p.m.
Last week each month
Everycrafts
Friday p.m.
2pm to 4pm
Friday p.m.
2pm to 4pm
Experience Barnsley
 As required
 As requiredFamily History - Priory
 9.30am Mon or Wed
 9.30am Mon or Wed
Flix@6
 6pm 1st and 3rd Fridays
 6pm 1st and 3rd FridaysFlutes Galore
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
French, Conversational
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.French, Francophile
Tuesday a.m.
All but 1st week each month
Tuesday a.m.
All but 1st week each month
French, Language & Culture
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Tuesday a.m.
Fortnightly
Games Galore
Wednesday p.m.
Weds 2pm alternating
Wednesday p.m.
Weds 2pm alternating
Gardeners, Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Genealogy
Wednesday 
Fortnightly 10am-12pm and 12pm
Wednesday 
Fortnightly 10am-12pm and 12pm
German - Conversational
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Golf (Social)
 Various
 Various
Guitar Group
Thursday a.m.
10:30 to 12:30am Thursdays
Thursday a.m.
10:30 to 12:30am Thursdays
Healthy Lifestyle
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:30 to 12:30
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly 10:30 to 12:30
History Group
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays
I would like to....
 This is a virtual group
 This is a virtual group
Italian for Beginners
Monday p.m.
St Thomas’ Community Ctr
Monday p.m.
St Thomas’ Community Ctr
Italian Nights
 Thursday evening 2 monthly
 Thursday evening 2 monthly
Jewellery Making
 
 Literature
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesday
Local History
Monday a.m.
10am 3rd Monday
Monday a.m.
10am 3rd Monday
Magic
Thursday p.m.
4:30 ~ 6:00 Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
4:30 ~ 6:00 Fortnightly
Maths Then and Now
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Monday p.m.
Weekly
Motorcycling
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meeti
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meeti
Movement to Music
 1.00pm Fridays
 1.00pm FridaysNature Quest
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday
New Members Link
Monday p.m.
6 pm Priory Campus
Monday p.m.
6 pm Priory Campus
Occasions
Tuesday p.m.
3pm to 5pm at Darfield
Tuesday p.m.
3pm to 5pm at Darfield
Old Blowers
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Online Bridge
Tuesday p.m.
From 7pm to 9pm every week
Tuesday p.m.
From 7pm to 9pm every week
Out and About
 Various
 VariousPainting Groups
 Tues and Thurs
 Tues and Thurs
Painting&Drawing For Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.Painting, Brushstrokes
 
 
Painting, For Beginners
 
 Patchwork Projects, Penistone
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tue 2-4pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tue 2-4pm
Penistone Art Group
Friday p.m.
Friday p.m.Penistone Paramount Theatre
 Time and day are advised
 Time and day are advised
Photoshop for beginners
 2pm Friday fortnightly
 2pm Friday fortnightlyPoetry
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 to 11:30 Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
10:00 to 11:30 Tuesdays
Posh Puds
 
 Presentation Hour
Monday p.m.
2/3 times monthly
Monday p.m.
2/3 times monthly
Quilting Bee
 9 am Wednesday fortnightly
 9 am Wednesday fortnightlyQuizmasters
 6.30pm 2nd Friday
 6.30pm 2nd Friday
Racketball
Tuesday a.m.
Tues a.m. Stocksbridge Leisure
Tuesday a.m.
Tues a.m. Stocksbridge Leisure
Recorders
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.
Sequence Dancing
 7pm Fridays
 7pm FridaysSequence Dancing 2
Tuesday p.m.
Birdwell 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday p.m.
Birdwell 2pm - 4pm
Singalong for Fun
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Snooker
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Social History & Literature
 Thursday am - Friday pm
 Thursday am - Friday pmSpanish Conversation
Thursday a.m.
10am Thursday fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
10am Thursday fortnightly
Spanish Introduction
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Birdwell Community H
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Birdwell Community H
Stitches
 10am Fridays
 10am Fridays
Stories for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Stringalongs (Ukulele)
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightly
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightly
Sunday Strollers
Sunday a.m.
11 am February 11th
Sunday a.m.
11 am February 11th
Table Tennis
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tai Chi
Monday p.m.
4.00pm Mondays
Monday p.m.
4.00pm Mondays
Ten-pin Bowling
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
The Solo Club
Wednesday p.m.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday p.m.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Theatre
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
Travel Groups
 Various
 VariousUKEANPLAYERS
Wednesday p.m.
2-4pm alt Wed King Street Flat
Wednesday p.m.
2-4pm alt Wed King Street Flat
Video & Media Creation
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th FridayVirtual Quizmasters
Thursday p.m.
Starting 01/10/2020 Fornightly
Thursday p.m.
Starting 01/10/2020 Fornightly
Virtual Zoomalongs
Friday a.m.
Starting 09/10/2020 weekly
Friday a.m.
Starting 09/10/2020 weekly
Walking Cricket
Wednesday a.m.
Dodworth Miners Social Bi-week
Wednesday a.m.
Dodworth Miners Social Bi-week
Walking Football
Friday a.m.
10 am
Friday a.m.
10 am
WalkIng Thursday Challenging
Thursday a.m.
Thursday a.m.
Walking, Bus Pass Walkers
 
 Walking, Penistone
Tuesday a.m.
Contact coordinator for detail
Tuesday a.m.
Contact coordinator for detail
Walking, Thursday Long Walks
Thursday 
Thursday Walking, Thursday Walkers
Thursday 
Thursday 
Walking, Tuesday Walkers
Tuesday 
Tuesday Walking, Wednesday Ramblers
Wednesday 
Wednesday 
Whist and Dominoes
Wednesday p.m.
every other week
Wednesday p.m.
every other week
Wine Appreciation
Saturday p.m.
1st and 3rd Saturday 7pm - 8pm
Saturday p.m.
1st and 3rd Saturday 7pm - 8pm
Writing, Creative
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed at 7pm
Wednesday p.m.
2nd and 4th Wed at 7pm
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBird Watching   History Group   Local History   Recorders   Spanish Introduction   Ten-pin Bowling   Board Games Penistone   Book Forum 1   Card Games   Cosmology   Country Dancing   Italian for Beginners   Maths Then and Now   New Members Link   Presentation Hour   Snooker   Tai Chi  
TuesdayBook Forum 2   Crown Green Bowling, Penistone   French, Francophile   French, Language & Culture   Painting&Drawing For Pleasure   Poetry   Racketball   Walking, Penistone   Choral Singing   Classical Studies   Gardeners, Tuesday   Occasions   Online Bridge   Patchwork Projects, Penistone   Sequence Dancing 2   Stories for Pleasure   Table Tennis  
WednesdayArt for Beginners   Current Affairs   Walking Cricket   Computing Word and Excel   French, Conversational   Games Galore   Literature   The Solo Club   UKEANPLAYERS   Whist and Dominoes   Writing, Creative  
ThursdayBasic First Aid   Crown Green Bowling Carlton   Flutes Galore   Guitar Group   Old Blowers   Spanish Conversation   WalkIng Thursday Challenging   Birdwell Buddies   Curry Nights   Dearne Valley Explorers   German - Conversational   Magic   Singalong for Fun   Virtual Quizmasters  
Friday60s, 70s Singing & Strumming   Art Appreciation   Badminton   Barnsley Rocks   Healthy Lifestyle   Virtual Zoomalongs   Walking Football   Crafty Chat, Penistone   Crown Green Bowling Wombwell   Everycrafts   Penistone Art Group  
Saturday Wine Appreciation  
SundaySunday Strollers