Stanway in Colchester

Groups

26/7/2021- Note for Group Leaders - see the latest advice on Resuming activities face to face.

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Following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions many of our groups are now meeting or planning to start up again.

Please take a look at our group list below to see if any might be of interest. As long as you have up to date membership (see WELCOME page) you can join as many groups as you wish if there are vacancies.

Stanway u3a and Colchester u3a members have access to both u3a’s groups, subject to there being vacancies. See Colchester u3a Groups webpage for their group information.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH GROUPS HAVE VACANCIES?

In the table below, newer groups looking to fill their places are shown with a PALE YELLOW background. Other groups with vacancies are shown with a LIGHT background.

Groups that are currently FULL are shown with a DARK GREY background.

As vacancies do occur from time to time it is worth contacting the Group Leader to check the current situation. You can also use the WAITING LIST button along the top of any page to register your interest in joining a group that is currently showing as FULL. If there is sufficient interest it may be possible to set up an extra group.

HOW DO I JOIN A GROUP OR FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT?

Click on a group to see the full details on its own page, where you will also find a Bluebird icon to send a message to the Group Leader.

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU WANT, OR LIKE TO SET UP A NEW GROUP?

If you have an idea for a new interest or activity please let us know. We need your ideas!

If you would like to start up a new group you will be given our full support and guidance, and access to a Subject Expert if relevant. You don’t need to be a subject expert, just have an enthusiasm to share your interest with others.

Use the Bluebird button on this page to send a message to the relevant Group Sector Leader.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Group List
Dining Out - Chatter & Platter
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Tue
Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Wed
Dining Out - Curry Thursdays
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur evenings
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Thur evenings
Dining Out - Grey Gourmets
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thur
Thursday p.m.
Monthly 1st Thur
Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed evenings
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed evenings
Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue at 2.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue at 2.30pm
Dining Out - Magnificent 7th
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed
Dining Out - Munch Bunch
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon
Dining Out - Stanway Stars
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue
Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 3rd or 4th Tue
General-Family History Online
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed Monthly, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed Monthly, Stanway
General-Helping Hands
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
 Flexible, no fixed day, Pretty
General-Interpreting History
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Thurs, Lexden
General-Ladies Tea & Chat
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Wed, Stanway
General-Military History
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 4th Tues, Colchester
General-Mindfulness
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur pm, weekly
General-Thinking Allowed
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Tues, Lexden
General-Wine Appreciation
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Friday p.m.
Bi-monthly, 1st Fri evenings
Indoor Games - Backgammon
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, Stanway
Indoor Games - Cribbage
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesday, Stanway
Indoor Games - Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Monday p.m.
Weekly Mon Stanway, Thurs vari
Indoor Games - Rummikub 2
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Monday p.m.
Monthly, 3rd Mon evenings, Pre
Indoor Games - Rummikub 3
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Friday p.m.
Monthly, 1st Fri in Stanway
Indoor Games - Scrabble 1
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Thursday a.m.
Monthly 3rd Thurs, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed, Lexden
Indoor Games - Scrabble 3
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Monday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Mon, Marks Tey
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Tuesday p.m.
Monthly 1st Tues Colchester
Lang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Friday a.m.
Fortnightly, Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 4th Wed, Prettygate
Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Friday p.m.
Alternate weeks, Fri, Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday monthly Stanway
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday monthly Stanway
Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thur, but see page
Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wed, Tollgate Hall
Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Wednesday a.m.
Weekly in Lexden
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All
Thursday a.m.
Birch Village Hall
Thursday a.m.
Birch Village Hall
Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Kingsland church
Friday a.m.
Weekly at Kingsland church
Lang/Lit/Music-WriteFromHeart
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Wednesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Wed Copford
Out&About-Bikers
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Friday a.m.
Weekly, various locations
Out&About-Birdwatching 2
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Tuesday a.m.
Monthly 2nd Tue, All day Not D
Out&About-Camera Club
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Friday p.m.
Monthly 3rd Fri, not Dec, Stan
Out&About-Church Visits
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Thursday a.m.
Varied Thursdays, Feb to Nov
Out&About-Elderberry Gardeners
 Monthly various days
 Monthly various days
Out&About-Film Club
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Monday p.m.
Weekly, not Dec or school holi
Out&About-Gardening 1
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Friday p.m.
Monthly 1st Fri (not Dec-Feb),
Sports - Badminton Experienced
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Monday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Badminton MixAbility1
Thursday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Thursday a.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Badminton MixAbility2
Thursday p.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Thursday p.m.
Weekly at Northern Gateway
Sports - Croquet
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Wednesday p.m.
Fortnightly Wed Apr-Oct, Colch
Sports - Golf
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Monday a.m.
and Thurs - Birch/Local course
Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)
Friday a.m.
W. Mersea
Friday a.m.
W. Mersea
Sports - Nordic walking
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Tuesday a.m.
and Thur am weekly, Highwoods
Sports - Outdoor Bowls
 W Mersea & Shrub End
 W Mersea & Shrub End
Sports - Petanque
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tue Mar-Oct, Ardleig
Sports - Pickleball Mon pm
Monday p.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
Monday p.m.
Colchester Northern Gateway
Sports - Pickleball Wed am
Wednesday a.m.
Colchester Leisure Centre
Wednesday a.m.
Colchester Leisure Centre
Sports - Putt in the Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday Castle Park
Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly at Lexden
Sports - Table Tennis
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. venues
Monday a.m.
&pm weekly, alt. venues
Sports - Ten Pin Bowling
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Tuesday a.m.
Weekly Colchester Leisure Worl
Sports - Walking Cricket
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
Monday a.m.
Alt Mons Jun-Sep Fordham Heath
Sports - Walking Football
Monday p.m.
Weekly at Shrub End Sports Cen
Monday p.m.
Weekly at Shrub End Sports Cen
Sports - Walking Rugby
Wednesday p.m.
1st/3rd/5th Weds pm Eight Ash
Wednesday p.m.
1st/3rd/5th Weds pm Eight Ash
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondaySports - Badminton Experienced   Sports - Golf   Sports - Table Tennis   Sports - Walking Cricket   Dining Out - Munch Bunch   Indoor Games - Mah Jong   Indoor Games - Rummikub 2   Indoor Games - Scrabble 3   Out&About-Film Club   Sports - Pickleball Mon pm   Sports - Walking Football  
TuesdayGeneral-Mindfulness   General-Thinking Allowed   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksNonFiction   Lang/Lit/Music-Poetry Apprec   Out&About-Birdwatching 2   Sports - Nordic walking   Sports - Squash 57(Racketball)   Sports - Ten Pin Bowling   Dining Out - Chatter & Platter   Dining Out - Lunchtime Friends   Dining Out - Stanway Stars   Dining Out - Tuesday Tearaways   General-Military History   Lang/Lit/Music-BooksReadersDig   Sports - Petanque  
WednesdayIndoor Games - Scrabble 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 2   Lang/Lit/Music-CreativeWrit 3   Lang/Lit/Music-SpanishIntermed   Lang/Lit/Music-WriteFromHeart   Sports - Pickleball Wed am   Sports - Putt in the Park   Dining Out - Com Bon Appetit   Dining Out - Krishna CurryNite   Dining Out - Magnificent 7th   General-Family History Online   General-Ladies Tea & Chat   Indoor Games - Cribbage   Lang/Lit/Music-SingfromHeart   Sports - Croquet   Sports - Walking Rugby  
ThursdayGeneral-Interpreting History   Indoor Games - Scrabble 1   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4All   Out&About-Church Visits   Sports - Badminton MixAbility1   Dining Out - Curry Thursdays   Dining Out - Grey Gourmets   Lang/Lit/Music-SingforPleasure   Sports - Badminton MixAbility2  
FridayLang/Lit/Music-ClassicsReading   Lang/Lit/Music-UkuleleUkes4Fun   Out&About-Bikers   Sports - Indoor Bowls (Taster)   General-Wine Appreciation   Indoor Games - Backgammon   Indoor Games - Rummikub 3   Lang/Lit/Music-Opera Apprec   Out&About-Camera Club   Out&About-Gardening 1