Barnsley & District

Groups

Interest Groups meet at various venues throughout the Barnsley District, and these are all run by volunteers from within our local U3A membership and are known as "Group Coordinators".

A calendar of meetings for the up and coming months can be seen by clicking on Groups Calendar.

If you are interested in a popular group that has unfortunately reached the maximum practical number of members, please still register your interest so that additional groups can be formed. The group coordinator will inform the committee, and as soon as numbers are sufficient to begin a new group and a new coordinator can be found, you will be able to enjoy your interests with fellow members. Even better, if you are willing to be a coordinator (for an existing or a completely new interest group), please let any member of the committee know (via email, or see us at the monthly meeting), your enthusiasm will be welcomed with open arms! Thanks you.

Unable to find a group that you are interested in? Let us know at a monthly meeting, or by email via our Contact page. You can also see who to approach at monthly meetings by visiting our Who Is Who page to see photos of committee members.

If you find an error on this website, please use the Contact page to contact the website administrator.

Notes for Coordinators

  • It would be helpful for all Group Coordinators to monitor their Group Pages to ensure that the details on those pages are current, or to arrange editing them for yourselves (see below).
  • If you would like to include photos of your group activities, you can send them to the current Website Administrator for uploading (please provide a caption and the name of the group that the photo is for). Out of courtesy, please check that everyone in the photo is happy to be included on the website.

Group Webpage Editing Tutorial

  • If you are a Group Coordinator or named assistant/volunteer, you can also be set up to edit your own group's webpage. An easy to follow video based tutorial is available, along with an online form to apply for editing permissions, plus a course information sheet, at the Group Webpage Editing Tutorial website. This is a privately owned website that is being used to host the tutorial files (site owned by David Lambert of Barnsley & District U3A). Instructions on how to proceed with training and editing permissions are included on the tutorial website.
  • Please contact the website administrator via the Contact page if you have any queries.
Group List
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 10am
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 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
Bird Watching
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Monday a.m.
9:30am Monday, Week 2
Board Games/Chess
 Weds 2pm alternating
 Weds 2pm alternatingBook Forum 1
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
Book Forum 2
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.Bread Making Course, Penistone
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.
Canasta, Penistone
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.Caravan & Campervan
 As and when
 As and when
Card Games
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Monday p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thurs.
Card-making & Papercrafts
Monday p.m.
2-4pm, Alder Close Community
Monday p.m.
2-4pm, Alder Close Community
Chinese Food Night
 Dates announced in Monthly Mee
 Dates announced in Monthly MeeChoral Singing
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Tuesday p.m.
2pm Tuesdays
Classical Music/Opera
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th FridayClassical Studies
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly 2pm Tues, 10am Fri
Computing/Photoshop beginners
 2pm Friday fortnightly
 2pm Friday fortnightlyCosmology
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, Alder Close
Friday p.m.
2-4pm, 1st, 3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
2-4pm, 1st, 3rd Friday
Crafty Chat, Penistone
Friday p.m.
2-4pm 2nd & 4th Fri
Friday p.m.
2-4pm 2nd & 4th Fri
Creative Drama
Tuesday a.m.
2nd week each month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd week each month
Crown Green Bowling
 10am Mon to Fri
 10am Mon to FriCrown Green Bowling, Penistone
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.45am-12.45pm
Tuesday a.m.
Every Tues 10.45am-12.45pm
Curry Nights
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Thursday p.m.
Thursday Evening 2 monthly
Cycling
 Various days
 Various days
Discussion Group
 6.30pm last Friday
 6.30pm last FridayDodworth WW1 Project
 
 
Drawing
Tuesday a.m.
10am Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
10am Tuesdays
Facebook Group
 This is an 'On-Line Group'
 This is an 'On-Line Group'
Family History
 9.30am Mon or Wed
 9.30am Mon or WedFlix@6
 6pm 1st and 3rd Fridays
 6pm 1st and 3rd Fridays
Folketry
 
 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
Gardeners, Thursday
Thursday 
Times as announced
Thursday 
Times as announced
Gardeners, Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Gelotology (Humour)
Monday p.m.
7pm Mondays fortnightly
Monday p.m.
7pm Mondays fortnightly
German - Conversational
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Thursday p.m.
4-6pm Tesco Community Room
Golf (Social)
 Various
 VariousGuitar Group
 11.30am Thursdays
 11.30am Thursdays
History, The Stuarts
Monday a.m.
10am 2nd and 4th Mondays
Monday a.m.
10am 2nd and 4th Mondays
How Our Ancestors Lived
 
 
Italian Nights
 Thursday evening 2 monthly
 Thursday evening 2 monthlyJewellery Making
 
 
Karaoke singers
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Thursday p.m.
2nd and 4th Thursday of the mo
Link Up
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
Literature
 
 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
Motorcycling
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meeti
 Contact Ray Woodhams for meeti
Movement to Music
 1.00pm Fridays
 1.00pm FridaysMusic for Pleasure
 2.00pm Wednesday fortnightly
 2.00pm Wednesday fortnightly
Nature Quest
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday
 1.30pm 2nd Thursday Old Blowers
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Thursday a.m.
Brass Band Instrument Tuition
Out and About
 Various
 VariousPainting
 
 
Painting Groups
 Tues and Thurs
 Tues and ThursPainting, Brushstrokes
 
 
Painting, For Beginners
 
 Painting, For Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.
Patchwork Projects, Penistone
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tue 10am-12pm
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tue 10am-12pm
Philosophy
Tuesday p.m.
6.30pm 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
6.30pm 3rd Tuesday
Photography
Monday p.m.
2 - 4pm last Mon. of mth
Monday p.m.
2 - 4pm last Mon. of mth
Poetry (Barnsley voices)
 1pm 3rd Thursday
 1pm 3rd Thursday
Posh Puds
 
 Quilting Bee
 9pm Wednesday fortnightly
 9pm Wednesday fortnightly
Quizmasters
 6.30pm 2nd Friday
 6.30pm 2nd FridayRacketball
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 Fridays
Snooker
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Monday p.m.
Mondays 1.30pm
Spanish Conversation
 10am Thursday fortnightly
 10am Thursday fortnightly
Stitches
 10am Fridays
 10am FridaysStories for Pleasure
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
Stringalongs (Ukulele)
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightly
 2.15 pm Wednesday fortnightlySunday 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.
4.30pm Mondays
Monday p.m.
4.30pm Mondays
Tap and Line Dancing
 1:00pm-3:30pm 1st, 3rd, 5th Th
 1:00pm-3:30pm 1st, 3rd, 5th ThTen-pin Bowling
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
Monday a.m.
10am Mondays & Thursdays
The One Club
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.Theatre
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
 6.30pm Thursday fortnightly
Toutes Flutes
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
Thursday a.m.
10 am Emmanuel Church
Travel Groups
 Various
 Various
Video & Media Creation
 2pm 2nd, 4th Friday
 2pm 2nd, 4th FridayVintage Social, Penistone
Tuesday 
Tuesday 
Walking Football
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Friday
Walking, Bus Pass Walkers
 
 
Walking, Happy Feet
Thursday 
Thursday Walking, Penistone
Friday 
Contact coordinator for detail
Friday 
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 
Writing, Creative
 
   
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBird Watching   Bread Making Course, Penistone   History, The Stuarts   Local History   Recorders   Ten-pin Bowling   Book Forum 1   Canasta, Penistone   Card Games   Card-making & Papercrafts   Cosmology   Country Dancing   Gelotology (Humour)   Link Up   Photography   Snooker   Tai Chi  
TuesdayBook Forum 2   Creative Drama   Crown Green Bowling, Penistone   Drawing   French, Francophile   French, Language & Culture   Painting, For Pleasure   Patchwork Projects, Penistone   Racketball   Choral Singing   Classical Studies   Gardeners, Tuesday   Philosophy   Stories for Pleasure   Table Tennis   The One Club  
WednesdayArt for Beginners   French, Conversational  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Old Blowers   Toutes Flutes   Curry Nights   German - Conversational   Karaoke singers   Magic  
FridayBadminton   Walking Football   Crafty Chat, Alder Close   Crafty Chat, Penistone  
SundaySunday Strollers