INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS UPDATED ON MARCH 26th 2020
As well as the General Meetings, the following groups have been suspended until further notice.
Please see Group pages for further information
TRIPS on 29th March and 1st May cancelled
THE TRIP TO BISHOP AUCKLAND CASTLE ON APRIL 4TH HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED
WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY CONVENIENCE CAUSED BUT THE COMMITTEE FEEL THAT OUR PRIORITY IS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR MEMBERS
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHERS WHO MAY NOT SEE THIS MESSAGE
WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU AS THE SITUATION DEVELOPS
A warm welcome to the website of Boldon & District U3A. Established in 2012 we are now growing in strength and numbers with membership now a staggering 250.
We hold monthly meetings at the All Saints Church Hall in Cleadon, South Tyneside which gives members a chance to meet up and have a good old fashioned “chin wag “and get updates on future activities as well as listening to a varied programme of speakers.
We have 18 interest groups – three Walking groups, 2 Cycling, French Conversation, Art, Computing, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Bird Study, Music Appreciation, Contemporary Music, Indoor Bowling, Bridge, Scrabble, Rail Enthusiasts as well as a newly introduced group on Healthy Eating.
Our social activities include monthly outings that include day trips and overnight stays. One of the most successful was a repeat visit to the Royal Albert Hall in London for a Music Extravaganza with a next day visit to Blenheim Palace. Local visits to the Swing Bridge and the Literary and Philosophical (Lit & Phil) Society both in Newcastle were well attended. Future events in the pipeline are an overnight stay at Haddon Hall with a next day visit to Chatsworth House and seventy members including myself are really looking forward to attending the spectacular outdoor event “Kynren” in Bishop Auckland – all we hope for is good weather.
Our Now and Then programme of events continues to be well supported. As the name suggests these are a programme of one off events led by a committee member. Recently we have enjoyed evenings on Wine Tasting, experiences of a Police Forensic Artist, welcoming and testing this year’s new Beaujolais wine, Ageing Well & Beauty evening and not forgetting our committee member Malcom Fox’s humorous account of his life entitled “From Sixth Form to Suez”.
AUGUST 2016 TRIP TO THE LAKE DISTRICT