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 the group you are interested in is listed below as "full", it is still worth contacting the group leader to see whether you might be added to the waiting list. If you have a more general query, or are interested in leading a Group, do get in touch with our Group Coordinator, Paul Tebbutt on 01308 425945 or click the Send a Message link above.

Looking for a hall to hire in the local area?

Hoping to start a new group but with nowhere to meet? Outgrown your present meeting place? Bridport Town Council has a list of halls that Groups can hire for their meetings, both in Bridport itself and in the surrounding villages. You can pick up a copy from the Tourist Information Centre in Bucky Doo. It lists 35 different halls with their facilities, gives their maximum capacity and contact phone number.

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Proposed new group Functional Spanish (Tutored Group)

U3A Bridport - Proposed new group

Interest has been expressed in establishing a new tutor-led, Spanish language group, subject to the availability of a fluent Spanish speaker amongst the ranks of our U3A membership. If you meet this requirement and would be willing to undertake the role of tutor to the proposed group on a voluntary basis, please email Mike Eveleigh at mike@ademail.co.uk

Proposed structure of the group:

• Maximum 6 students (2 members already interested, 4 more required)
• Quite basic to almost intermediate level
• Meet for 1.5 hours in blocks of 5 weekly sessions each side of school half-terms
• Tuesday mornings preferred (with Friday morning a possibility)
• First 5 weekly block to start mid-September 2019
• Venue most probably at West Bexington home, where parking is available

Tuition proposal:

Influenced by the general wishes of the group and discussion with with tutor/leader but could include:

• Conversation on “what we did over the past week”
• Review of last week's homework
• Some tuition and progress
• Reading
• Set of homework for the week

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The Short Walks Group will be tramping around the countryside on each 2nd Tuesday of the month. The group is lead by Vaughan Skinner. For more information, see their group page

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A Dog-walking group has just started. 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.

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News of Groups

Book Group 5
We meet on the fourth Friday of the month, 1030, at the George Hotel, South Street. Reply to keith windsor kewindsor343@gmail.com

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View and Discuss Paintings

There are places available for Art History Group which meets at Bradpole Village Hall, at 10.30am.
Thurs July 11th - ‘Each of our Favourite Paintings, and Why’. Give us the name of a picture and artist and we’ll display. No meeting in August - the following one will be Thurs Sept 12th.
If you would like to attend a session as a taster please call Malcolm Cripps on 01308 - 422745

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History 2

History 2 has now changed its format, to look at individual historical people who interest us. We’re a small group: each member prepares about a 10 minute summary of someone in history who particularly interests them - or even a famous name in history who they would like to  learn more about. We then chat about them...so there is considerable variety within the hour and a half. Sometimes it leads us to do more reading on the selections later. Historical figures recently studied have included Field Marshall Montgomery, Tony Hancock, Sigmund Freud, Roald Dahl. Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev.

We meet on the third Friday morning of each month at 10.30am at the George Hotel, central Bridport, over a coffee/tea. We have a few places currently available - if interested please call Gwen Kinghorn on 01308-482270

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

If you can help with any of the above or would like to be a member if/when the group starts, please contact Paul Tebbutt, on 01308 425945 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 p.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, places
Thursday p.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, waiting list
Friday a.m.
monthly 4th Fri, waiting list
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
Coffee Morning
Friday a.m.
Second Friday Alt. Months
Friday a.m.
Second Friday Alt. Months
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
 Occasional
Dog-walking
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks, places
Monday a.m.
Alternate weeks, places
Exploring Art
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur, full
Exploring Opera
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed, places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 4th Wed, 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 2nd Mon, places
Monday a.m.
monthly 2nd 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 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, full
Friday a.m.
alternate Fri, full
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
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
Needlework for Pleasure
Friday p.m.
alternate Fri, places
Friday p.m.
alternate Fri, places
Philosophy
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed,no places
Wednesday a.m.
monthly 3rd Wed,no 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?
Short Walks (3-5 miles)
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, places
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 2nd Tues, 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
Wednesday p.m.
meets every WEDS, places
Wednesday p.m.
meets every WEDS, 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 welcome
Walking (5-7 miles)
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Thursday a.m.
monthly 3rd Thur
Wine Tasting
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
Wednesday p.m.
monthly 3rd Wed, places
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, places
Tuesday a.m.
monthly 1st Tues, places
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayDog-walking   Gardens & Gardening 1   Get It Off Your Chest   Guitar   IT Self Help   Canasta   Les Gourmets   Mahjong   Musical Appreciation 1   Play Reading 3   Puzzles for Fun   Science Discussion  
TuesdayCryptic Crosswords   Herbal Medicine   Poetry for Pleasure   Short Walks (3-5 miles)   Strollers 2 (3-5 miles)   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   Exploring Opera   German for Beginners   Philosophy   Strollers 1 (4 to 5 miles)   French Scrabble   Gardens and Gardening 3   Homoeopathy & Nutrition   Skittles   Spanish, Intermediate level   Wine Tasting  
ThursdayArt History   Exploring Art   French Conversation   Singing Group   Walking (5-7 miles)   Book Group 3   Bridge   Crime Fiction Books   Gardens & Gardening 2   Lunch Club 1   Music for Pleasure   World Faiths Study 1  
FridayArt – ‘Have a Go’   Book Group 5   Book Group 6   Coffee Morning   Hikers   History 2   Intermediate Italian   Political Discussion 1   Architecture Study 1   German Conversation   Needlework for Pleasure   Play Reading 2   Political Discussion 2