Prudhoe & District

Groups

LEARN, LAUGH, LIVE

Prudhoe u3a has a number of thriving interest groups which meet regularly, either once or twice monthly. All these groups are created by volunteers who have an interest that they wish to share with others. A Convenor helps organise each group and set up meetings and activities, but the principle is “shared learning,” in which everyone contributes what they can and the group learns together, rather than one expert teaching the rest. Most of the groups are free, though a few make a small charge if they have to cover room hire or the cost of transport or materials.

This is the contact point if you are interested in joining a particular group, or attending a taster session to see if it’s for you. Contact details can be found by clicking on a coloured highlighted name of group in the table below. This will lead you to a page with more details and a dove icon in the right top corner. Click on the bird and an email box will open ready for you to fill in.

If you prefer, you can contact the Groups’ Coordinator, particularly for general information, or if you have an idea for a group that isn’t on our list, or better still, would like to offer to organise one! Thanks to the “shared learning” principle, this need not be onerous, and plenty of guidance is available.

Currently, some groups are meeting on Zoom or communicating by email. Others may not be meeting yet while the Covid situation is still rather unclear, though some have met in gardens over the summer and may now be meeting indoors, with appropriate precautions. Please get in touch if you are interested in a particular group to check on its status. If you are told that the group you were interested in is full, don’t despair! Please inform the Groups’ Coordinator and she will investigate what can be done.
There may be a waiting list you could join, or it may be possible to start a second group on the same subject.

Yet another possibility is that one of our neighbouring u3as, Tynedale (based in Hexham) or Ryton, may have the group you are looking for; we share groups with both of those u3as, in that members of any of our u3as may join a group of one of the others provided there is space. You wouldn’t have to pay the membership fee of the other u3a. For a list of Tynedale’s groups, visit u3asites.org.uk/tynedale by clicking on Tynedale.

Ryton groups are still settling down after the pandemic but details will be given here when possible.

NEW GROUP NEWS

Discussion Group
Are you interested in joining a discussion group? If so, please get in touch with Kathleen Marlor by clicking on this link discussion . She will get back to you with details. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Strollers Group
Do you enjoy walking, but not too far or too energetically, and preferably no hills? And in pleasant company? Here's an idea for a new group, the Strollers. The idea would be that walks would be no more than about 3 miles, and if several people took turns at suggesting and organising them, it wouldn't be too much work for anyone. If you'd like to know more, and/or to add your name to a list of u3a members who could be interested, click this link to Kathy Groups’

If anyone has any other ideas for other new interest groups, please contact our Groups’ Coordinator

Group List
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Book Group 2
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday each month
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday each month
Book group 3
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Calligraphy
Monday 
1st Monday each month
Monday 
1st Monday each month
Crafts
Monday p.m.
Twice each month
Monday p.m.
Twice each month
Creative Writing
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday each month
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday each month
Dance as if no one is watching
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday each month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday each month
Digital Photography
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday each month
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday each month
Discussion Group
Monday p.m.
To be decided
Monday p.m.
To be decided
Eco Group
Friday a.m.
Zoom with talks & visits
Friday a.m.
Zoom with talks & visits
Flower Arranging
Thursday 
Varies each month
Thursday 
Varies each month
French for Beginners
 
 
Gardening
 Varies each month
 Varies each monthGenealogy
Monday p.m.
1st Monday each month
Monday p.m.
1st Monday each month
German
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month
History
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday each month
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday each month
Lunch Group
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday each month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday each month
Nature Watch
Monday 
2nd Monday Outdoor/varies
Monday 
2nd Monday Outdoor/varies
Poetry
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Tuesday a.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Quiz Group
Friday p.m.
Last Friday each month
Friday p.m.
Last Friday each month
Scrabble
Wednesday a.m.
10am at the Manors
Wednesday a.m.
10am at the Manors
Spanish Conversation Group
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday each month
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday each month
Theatre Plus Group
 Various times/days
 Various times/daysWalking group
Monday 
First Monday of the month.
Monday 
First Monday of the month.
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
Monday Book group 3   Crafts   Discussion Group   Genealogy  
TuesdayCreative Writing   Poetry   Dance as if no one is watching  
WednesdayScrabble   Digital Photography   German   History   Lunch Group  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Spanish Conversation Group   Book Group 2  
FridayEco Group   Quiz Group  

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