Thorpe Bay


Would prospective new members please go to the 'New Members' page (Button above).

If you are aware of any member who may not be able to receive our regular electronic communications please could you speak to them and give them an update. Thank you.

Important message concerning email communications

All members who have provided us with a valid email address should receive by email the monthly Notices as well as the periodic e-Magazine, and documentation for subscription renewals and the AGM. If you are not receiving these emails please firstly look in your Junk Mail folder, then if necessary email the Membership Secretary by using the contact page on this website.


Our U3A has a lively Facebook group where members provide news, views and chat freely to other members. You will need to have your own Facebook account to be able to join and you will find us when you search Facebook for 'U3A Thorpe Bay'. This is a closed group for our members only so you will have to request to join on the Facebook page. The 'admins' of this group are Shirley Turner, Pam Dewey and Anne Marcus.
The Here & There group have a Facebook page, the 'admins' are Shirley Turner and Anne Marcus

December Xmas General Meeting- The Music Man Project
Despite the increased mask wearing, absence of refreshments and lousy weather, an audience of around 90 were delighted to welcome back David Stanley and The Music Man Project. David explained to us how difficult it was for the MMP students to adapt to having their daily routine so radically changed during the lockdowns, but they came back to us full of energy, talent and a new Xmas musical programme. We had a very moving Solo by Claire singing "When a Child is Born".

There followed a hilarious high speed rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas", as you can see by the photo. MMP are booked back at the Albert Hall in 2024, and who knows, their dream of going to Broadway may one day be a well deserved reality.

The committee decided to extend the 2020/21 membership period because of very limited activity during the pandemic.
The new renewal date is now 28th February 2022. Your membership of Thorpe Bay U3A expires on this date and should you wish to renew, you may use the following payment options:

If you have online banking we would prefer you to use this method of payment, or you can go to your bank with our account details and they will do it for you. You can also pay by post. Full details have been emailed to all members. The planned drop-in sessions have been postponed

The renewal subscription is £16, which includes entrance to the monthly meeting. You may renew at any time from January 1st. If you have not renewed by May 1st you will deemed to be a lapsed member and may not attend activities. Please let me know if you wish to resign.

Kind regards,
Pam Dewey
Membership Secretary

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 21st Mark Smith - A day on the Antiques Roadshow
A welcome return from one of our favourite speakers.
Interactive! members can bring along medals, badges or other militaria.
Fri Feb 18th Daisy Bowlers - From Billie to Ella
A musical exploration of some jazz icons.
Fri Mar 18th Andrew Baker - Social Change in Britain during the Elizabethan age
The amazing changes that have taken place during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Fri Apr 22nd Fool's Gold
We saw them on Zoom during the lockdown, now back live to entertain us with their unique style of music.
Fri May 20th Paul Gillingham - Freewheeling around Orkney
Paul's exploration of Orkney and Shetland by bike dipping into the history, quirkiness and friendliness of their people.
Fri Jun 17th Christine Beedle "The Essex Scrubber" - Keeping it clean!
A remarkable story about Christine's journey from cleaner to successful business woman.
Wed Feb 23rd CHICAGO 2.30pm
Cliffs Pavilion SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 24th Behind the Scenes at Newmarket Racing
Sun Mar 13th Swan Lake
Cliffs Pavilion SOLD OUT
Thu Mar 24th Day out in Ely
Tour Oliver Cromwell's House, Cathedral and Museum
£34 including all tours
Wed Apr 6th Singing in the Rain
Cliffs Pavilion 2.30pm, £35.
Cheques to Pam by 28th Jan please.
Wed Apr 20th Penshurst Place, House & Garden SOLD OUT
Wed Aug 3rd We Will Rock You
Cliffs Pavilion, 2.30pm, £28.
Wed Aug 10th Waitress
Cliffs Pavilion 2.30pm £35.80

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

Quarantine through Art