Redbridge & District


We currently have around 80 individual groups, each with its own agenda and itinerary. Meetings take place in halls, classrooms and private homes. Please consult the Group List below, hopefully you will find something of interest. Some groups may have waiting lists.

Some groups publish more detailed information on the website about their activities. Where possible, click on the individual group in the table to display this. If you want more information about a specific group, or want to start a group yourself, our Groups Co-ordinator Liz Kite will be happy to help you.

You don't have to have special skills or talents in order to run a group. If you are interested in a subject, and you are happy to take the register of members attending, you are ready to become a group leader, and we would love to hear from you.

An asterisk* by the name of a group indicates that the page for this group was recently updated.


1960s POP MUSIC3rd Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Newbury Park
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES1st Thursday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
ARTThursdays Weeks 2,3,4,52.00-4.00St Theresa’s Church
ART CLUBMonday – weekly9.30-NoonFullwell Cross Library
A-Z of JAZZ2nd Thursday in month10.00-NoonSWESRS
BACKGAMMON1st Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
BOARD GAMESWednesday alternate weeks1.30-3.30Snaresbrook
BOOK CIRCLE AMonday Monthly2.00-4.00Gants Hill
BOOK CIRCLE B1st Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
BRIDGE (Improvers)Monday – weekly2.00-4.00SWESRS
BRIDGE (Intermediate B)Wednesday - weekly9.45-11.45SWESRS
BRIDGE (Social)Monday – weekly10.00-NoonSWESRS
BRIDGE CLUB (Duplicate)Friday – weekly9.30-12.30SWESRS
CANASTA (Beginners)Wednesday alternate weeks10.00-NoonClayhall
CHAIR EXERCISESFridays weekly12.45-1.45Gants Hill
CLASSIC ENGLISH NOVELS3rd Tuesday in month10.30-12.30Goodmayes
CLUBYASHWednesdays – weekly2.00-4.00Buckhurst Hill
COACH OUTINGS/LONDON VISITSAs arrangedAs arrangedVarious
COFFEE MORNINGS*3rd Tuesday in month11.00-1.00Various
COMPUTERS LAPTOPS TABLETS & SMARTPHONES* help for individualsAs arrangedAs arrangedClayhall
COMPUTING FOR BEGINNERSAs arrangedAs arrangedClayhall
CREATIVE WRITING AMonday – weekly10.00-NoonIlford
CREATIVE WRITING BWednesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Newbury Park
CREATIVE WRITING CFriday alternate weeks10.30-NoonGoodmayes
DISCUSSION AThursday alternate weeks10.00-NoonRedbridge
DISCUSSION B2nd & 4th Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill Church
DISCUSSION CTuesday alternate weeks10.00-NoonSWESRS
DISCUSSION E2nd Tuesday of month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
DISCUSSION FThursday alternate weeks1.45-3.45SWESRS
DISCUSSION GThursday alternate weeks2.00-4.00SWESRS
DRESSMAKING AND NEEDLECRAFT3rd Tuesday in month10.00-12.00Woodford Green
FRENCH ConversationThursdays alternate weeks10.30-11.30Goodmayes
GARDENING, HISTORY AND VISITS2nd Thursday in month10.00-NoonVarious
GERMANWednesday alternate weeks1.30-3.30SWESRS
GETTING AROUND IN FRANCEThursday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Snaresbrook
GETTING AROUND IN ITALY*Tuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Snaresbrook
HERBAL MEDICINE4th Thursday in month2.00-4.00Chigwell
HISTORY – Social History ATuesday alternate weeks10.45-12.45Wanstead
HISTORY – Social History BTuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Wanstead
HISTORY CThursday last in month10.00-NoonBarkingside
HISTORY DWednesday last in month10.30-12.30Snaresbrook
HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES AND REMINISCENCES*3rd Thursday in month2.00-4.00Chigwell
HOLIDAYSAs arrangedVarious
INDIAN COOKERY1st Monday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
ITALIAN (Intermediate level)Tuesday alternate weeks2.00-4.00South Woodford
JAPANESE KUMIHIMO BRADING BRACELETSThursday alternate weeks1.30-3.30Woodford Green
JAZZ SONGBOOK4th Thursday in month10.00-NoonSWESRS
KALOOKI CLUBMondays – weekly10.00-NoonChigwell
KNIT & NATTER CLUBThursday alternate weeks1.30-3.30Woodford Green
LITERATURE (Mainly Poetry)Monday alternate weeks10.30-NoonClayhall
LONDON GREEN WALKS1st Sunday in month10.15 -Various
LONDON WALKS1st Monday in month10.30 -Various
LOOKING AT ART A1st Tuesday in month11.00-NoonVarious
LOOKING AT ART B4th Tuesday in month11.00-NoonVarious
LOOKING AT ART C4th Tuesday in month12.30-1.30Various
LOOKING AT ART D1st Tuesday in month12.30-1.30Various
MARQUETRYTuesday – weekly10.00-NoonSWESRS
MEDICAL ETHICS AND LAW*1st Monday in month, 2.00-4.00Buckhurst Hill
MUSIC Classical2nd Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Barkingside
MUSIC Classical varied2nd Thursday in month1.45-4.00Clayhall
PAPERCRAFT & CARDMAKING2nd Thursday in month1.30-3.30Hainault
PATCHWORK & EMBROIDERYWednesday alternate weeks1.30-3.30SWESRS
PHILOSOPHYLast Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
PHOTOGRAPHY*1st Wednesday in month2.00-4.00Chigwell
PLAY READINGWednesday alternate weeks10.00-NoonIlford
POETRY PLUSMonday alternate weeks10.30-NoonIlford
POLITICS*Thursday alternate weeks2.00-4.00Barkingside
PSYCHOLOGY A1st Tuesday in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
PSYCHOLOGY B1st Thursday in month10.00-NoonSouth Woodford
PSYCHOLOGY C1st Tuesday in month1.30-3.30SWESRS
QUIZ AFTERNOONSFriday last in month2.00-4.00Gants Hill
SCRABBLEMonday – weekly10.00-NoonSWESRS
SCRABBLE (Advanced)Monday alternate weeks10.00-NoonClayhall
SINGING FOR PLEASUREWednesday alternate weeks2.00-3.00Redbridge
SUNDAY PUB LUNCHES*Last Sunday in monthVariousVarious
TABLE TENNISWednesday – weekly10.00-NoonRedbridge Social Club
THEATRE (Ilford)*Saturday afternoonsAs arrangedKenneth More Theatre
THEATRE (London)*As arrangedAs arrangedVarious
WALKING FOR PLEASURE2nd Monday in month10.30-NoonVarious
YOGATuesday – weekly2.00-3.00SWESRS

SWESRS = South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue in Newbury Park. Please note that some parking spaces at SWESRS are reserved for Norwood. U3A members are not to use these spaces.


MondayArt Club, Bridge (social), Creative Writing A, Kalooki Club, Literature (mainly poetry), London Walks, Poetry Plus, Scrabble, Scrabble (advanced), Walking for Pleasure Book Circle A, Bridge (improvers), Indian Cookery, Medical Ethics and Law
TuesdayClassic English Novels, Coffee Mornings,Discussion C, Dressmaking and Needlecraft, History - Social History A, Looking at Art A/B, MarquetryBackgammon, Discussion E, Getting Around in Italy, History - Social History B, Italian (intermediate level), Looking at Art C/D, Philosophy, Psychology A, Psychology C, Yoga
WednesdayBridge (intermediate B), Canasta (beginners), History D, Play Reading, Table Tennis60's Pop Music, Board Games, Book Circle B, Clubyash, Creative Writing B, Discussion B, German, Music - Classical, Patchworh & Embroidery, Photography, Singing for Pleasure
ThursdayA-Z of Jazz, Discussion A, French Conversation, Gardening, History C, Jazz Songbook, Psychology BArt, Antiques and Collectables, Canasta (all levels), Discussion F, Discussion G, Getting around in France, Herbal Medicine, Holiday Experiences and Reminiscences, Japanese Kumihimo Brading Bracelets, Knit and Natter Club, Music Classical Varied, Papercraft & Cardmaking, Politics
FridayBridge Club (duplicate), Creative Writing CChair Exercises, Quiz Afternoons
SaturdayTheatre (Ilford)
SundayLondon Green WalksSunday Lunches

(Please note that not all groups meet every week. Consult the Group List above)