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Bristol Savages would like to welcome U3A members to the 109th Annual Paintings Exhibition to be held in the Wigwam, within the Red Lodge, off Park Row from Saturday 27th April to Saturday 11th May. The Exhibition will be open every day, including Sundays and the Early Spring Bank Holiday, from 10.00 am to 4.45 pm.

Approximately 140 paintings by well known Bristol artists, including Tony Pace, Michael Long, John Palmer, Pat Shipsides and others, will be on display. All paintings are for sale and entrance is free.

HT 16.04.19


Good News!
The new italian group in Henleaze has now places for members
To join, as a couple of people have withdrawn from the group.

For more information contact the Group Leader from the group's own page.


Dance by and for older people

At the Trinity Centre on 27th and 28th April, visit the Full Bloom Dance Festival, in which many U3A members take part.
In the afternoon there are dance ( non taxing) workshops. Anyone may attend free and may consider joining our ranks!! Evening performance is at 7.30.

Many U3A members enjoyed the show last year.

All dance pieces are newly choreographed works and with famous (and challenging) guest choreographer Charlotte Vincent.

HT 2.4.19



LinkAge provides a huge range of services, activities, events and connections for older people in many parts of Bristol. Some of you will already get information direct from LinkAge every month, but for those who don’t, their latest news bulletin is on the LinkAge website.

If you would like to see these regularly, you can also sign up from the LinkAge website to get future news bulletins straight into your inbox.


Free online Courses

Did you know free on line courses supplied by various universities are available? Topics include, languages, Stategies for Successful Ageing, Fashion Industry, Writing Fiction, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Psychology etc. If you are interested the website is


Volunteering opportunities.

If you've offered what you feel you can to U3A and still have spare time, or are looking for something else, don't forget there are many, many reputable organisations looking for help.
Here are a couple who've specifically asked:-

~ Bristol Citizens Advice are seeking volunteers with good communication skills to train as advice workers. If you are potentially interested and would like to find out more please call Andy Steward on 0117 9268801 or e-mail to `

~ Oxfam Bookshop Cotham Hill could do with some willing, constant and reliable volunteers. If you are able to volunteer 4 hours either morning or afternoon; enjoy an infinite variety of books, donors and customers; please contact Simon Baines, Manager @ the bookshop on 01179 467 443.

~ Action Tutoring is an educational charity looking for the help and support of local volunteers in Bristol.
If you have a passion for helping pupils in their education, could tutor maths or English (with the help of our resource books!) and could spare just one hour a week then we would love to hear from you.
Please contact for more details on how to become a volunteer tutor!

~ Alive This is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people. If you could spare any time at all to help out at Katherine House on the Downs then please do contact Sara on Sara is particularly looking for a pianist to go into Katherine House for an hour or so each week.

~ Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is looking for a team of volunteers to help deliver tours and workshops to primary and secondary schools about the Suspension Bridge. Training will be given and volunteers will be DBS checked. Their busiest time is the Spring and Summer terms. If you are interested in volunteering for this role please contact Kat Tudor on 0117 974 4664, or email

~ Spike Island Open Studios 2019. Volunteers are needed for short periods from Friday 3rd May at 6pm until Monday 6th May. Volunteers must attend an induction day on Thursday 2nd May in the afternoon.
The volunteers are needed to help inspire and assist visitors as they explore the extensive building. There will be demonstrations, art for sale, street food and of course the opportunity to explore the working environment of hundreds of artists and designers. For more information please contact

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