Bridport & District

Groups

Our Groups meet on a variety of schedules. The list below gives the Group names and the pattern of meetings. Click on a Group name to learn more or to get in touch with the Group Leader. If you have a more general query, or are interested in leading a Group, do get in touch with our Group Coordinator, Mary Thomas, on 01308 281014 or click the Send a Message link above.

New Groups

Dog walking

A weekly dog-walking group has just started. On Monday Feb 4th at 10 am they will meet in the Co-op car park at the far end away from shoppers using the car park.

They will be walking on footpaths around the countryside, to include the coastal paths around Bridport.

For more information, phone leader Jackie Martin on 01308 424399 or see their group page.

World Faiths

Would you like to study objectively the top 20 faiths in the world....their origin, their belief system, their current organization and presence and challenges in the countries of the world today? World Faiths Study Groups 1 and 2 are now full, but there are still places for World Faiths Study Group 3, which starts at the George Hotel, South St on Monday 4 March and then on each first Monday of the month.

If interested, please phone John Grantham on 07500 592906 or click this 20 faiths link to send him a message

News of Groups

Try a U3A Book group for 2019!

There are a couple of spaces in Book Group 6 (max no. is 10)

The first 4 books of the year (provided by DCC’s Reading Group’s Library service) are:

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall; Graham Greene’s Quiet American; Laura Wilson’s Empty Death; and Maggie O’Farrell’s Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.

They meet in the centre of Bridport on the first Friday morning of each month, over a cup of coffee, to discuss their findings. If interested please contact John Grantham on 07500-592906.

As of 8 January, Exploring Opera will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and has spaces for one or two more members both in the Dress Circle and the cheap seats. (It’s not all fat tenors, screechy sopranos and deaths of heroines. Quite often it’s hilarious).

The new Political Discussion 2 Group holds its first meeting on Friday 25 January at 2.30 in the Snug at the George. They will seek to identify the key issues affecting UK politics in 2019 and some of these issues will be topics for future meetings. Brexit is bound to figure but they will make sure they examine other UK and overseas issues as well.

The Crime Fiction Book Group has started and already has a waiting list. See their group page for details but we think it was the wicked stepmother wot dun it.

Trying to solve or create a problem? The Puzzles for Fun group have changed their meeting to the 4th Monday afternoon of each month.

Play Reading 4 Group has room for a couple more cast members.

They meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Bridport town centre

All members of the group take it in turns to set the parts of the play. Plays are selected from across various genres including crime, comedy, farce and Shakespeare. No reading preparation is required before the sessions.

Guitar Group is now established, meets on the first Monday morning of the month and has room for more members.

History Group 2 currently offers an opportunity to learn about all The Roman Emperors over the coming months.

Sessions are held at The Snug at The George Hotel, South St, on the 3rd Friday, starting at 10.15am for 10.30am.

For all of the above, see their Group Pages for more information

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If you can help with any of the above or would like to be a member if/when the group starts, please contact Mary Thomas, on 01308 281014 or click the Send a Message link.

Group List
Architecture Study 1
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Architecture Study 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, places
Art – ‘Have a Go’
Friday a.m.
every Fri, places
Friday a.m.
every Fri, places
Art History
Thursday a.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, places
Bird Watching
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Book Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 3
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, places
Book Group 4
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Book Group 5
Friday a.m.
monthly 4th Fri, full
Friday a.m.
monthly 4th Fri, full
Book Group 6
Friday a.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Bridge
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Thur
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Thur
Canasta
Monday p.m.
weekly, places
Monday p.m.
weekly, places
Cribbage
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
alternate Tues, places
Crime Fiction Books
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
monthly 2nd Thur, full
Cryptic Crosswords
Tuesday a.m.
alternate Tues, places
Tuesday a.m.
alternate Tues, places
Cycling
 Occasional
 OccasionalDog-walking
Monday a.m.
weekly, places
Monday a.m.
weekly, places
Exploring Art
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Exploring Opera
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, places
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tue, places
French Conversation
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
French Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Gardens & Gardening 1
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Gardens & Gardening 2
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, places
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, places
Gardens and Gardening 3
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, places
German Conversation
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
Friday p.m.
monthly 1st Fri, places
German for Beginners
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Wed, place
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st & 3rd Wed, place
Get It Off Your Chest
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Guitar
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Herbal Medicine
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Hikers
Friday a.m.
monthly last Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly last Fri, places
History 1
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed, places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed, places
History 2
Friday a.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 3rd Fri, places
Homoeopathy & Nutrition
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Wed, places
Intermediate Italian
Friday a.m.
alternate Fri, places
Friday a.m.
alternate Fri, places
Isn't That Interesting!
 occasional, places
 occasional, places
IT Self Help
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Les Gourmets
Monday p.m.
monthly last Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly last Mon, places
Lunch Club 1
Thursday p.m.
usually 3rd Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
usually 3rd Thur, full
Lunch Club 2
Tuesday p.m.
usually 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
usually 3rd Tues, full
Mahjong
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Mathematics
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, full
Music for Pleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, full
Musical Appreciation 1
Monday p.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Monday p.m.
monthly 2nd Mon, places
Musical Appreciation 2
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Philosophy
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
Play Reading 1
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Play Reading 2
Friday p.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, full
Friday p.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, full
Play Reading 3
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, room for 1 ma
Monday p.m.
monthly 1st Wed, room for 1 ma
Play Reading 4
Tuesday p.m.
monthly, 1st Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
monthly, 1st Tues, places
Poetry for Pleasure
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, full
Political Discussion 1
Friday a.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, places
Friday a.m.
monthly 2nd Fri, places
Political Discussion 2
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Friday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Puzzles for Fun
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Monday p.m.
monthly 4th Fri, places
Recorders
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, places
Tuesday p.m.
monthly 1st Tues, places
Science Discussion
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon, places?
Monday p.m.
monthly 3rd Mon, places?
Scrabble
Wednesday p.m.
every Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
every Wed, places
Singing Group
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Thursday a.m.
alternate Thur, places
Skittles
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Wed, full
Wednesday p.m.
Alternate Wed, full
Spanish, Intermediate level
Thursday p.m.
every Thur, places
Thursday p.m.
every Thur, places
Stretch and Relax
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, a few places
Thursday a.m.
Weekly, a few places
Strollers 1 (4 to 5 miles)
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st Wed, full
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 1st Wed, full
Strollers 2 (3-5 miles)
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Tues, full
Theatre and Other Visits
 occasional, all welcome
 occasional, all welcomeWalking (5-7 miles)
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Welsh Language
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Wine Tasting
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, full
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, full
World Faiths Study 1
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, full
Thursday p.m.
monthly 1st Thur, full
World Faiths Study 2
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 1st Tues, full
World Faiths Study 3
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 1st Mon, places
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayDog-walking   Gardens & Gardening 1   Get It Off Your Chest   Guitar   IT Self Help   Mathematics   World Faiths Study 3   Canasta   Les Gourmets   Mahjong   Musical Appreciation 1   Play Reading 3   Puzzles for Fun   Science Discussion  
TuesdayCryptic Crosswords   Exploring Opera   Herbal Medicine   Poetry for Pleasure   Strollers 2 (3-5 miles)   Welsh Language   World Faiths Study 2   Architecture Study 2   Book Group 1   Book Group 2   Book Group 4   Cribbage   Lunch Club 2   Musical Appreciation 2   Play Reading 1   Play Reading 4   Recorders   Rummikub  
WednesdayBird Watching   German for Beginners   History 1   Philosophy   Strollers 1 (4 to 5 miles)   French Scrabble   Gardens and Gardening 3   Homoeopathy & Nutrition   Scrabble   Skittles   Wine Tasting  
ThursdayArt History   Book Group 3   Exploring Art   French Conversation   Singing Group   Stretch and Relax   Walking (5-7 miles)   Bridge   Crime Fiction Books   Gardens & Gardening 2   Lunch Club 1   Music for Pleasure   Spanish, Intermediate level   World Faiths Study 1  
FridayArt – ‘Have a Go’   Book Group 5   Book Group 6   Hikers   History 2   Intermediate Italian   Political Discussion 1   Architecture Study 1   German Conversation   Play Reading 2   Political Discussion 2