Thorpe Bay

Groups

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 (safely) and give them an update. Thank you.

H.M. Government have made their announcement, and it has been decided that Southend-on-Sea and Essex will be in Tier 2 from the 3rd of December.
U3A National Office and Thorpe Bay U3A support the decision to limit meetings outside to just 6 people, and that there should be no mixing of households inside. Unfortunately, this does mean that U3A meetings will be restricted for the foreseeable future.
Interest Groups can only meet outside but must have no more than 6 members attending. Please stick to this figure and do not bend the rules by having two sets of six next to one another.

We encourage you, instead, to meet using electronic methods such as MS Teams, Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp and to join us on Zoom each month for our regular presentation. Next month we have for you David Stanley of the Music Man Project.

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URGENT NOTICE - PLEASE READ

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The Thorpe Bay U3A AGM is coming. Please check your email inboxes and fill in the voting form that is attached. Details of how to get the form back to us is on the email. We need your votes to enable us to continue as an organisation. If you have any difficulty printing or emailing the form please feel free to email chair.tbu3a@gmail.com with your voting choices and member details written in the email.

Following the Government's statement, the National Office of the u3a, and the Committee of Thorpe Bay u3a fully support the decision, has said that no face-to-face u3a meetings should take place during the lockdown.

We know that many of our interest groups are meeting using Zoom and other online video systems and we would encourage you to all to expand your horizons and take part in, or organise, some of these meetings.

We are now running some Zoom based presentations. The first ones have been very popular and we should have more for you at the end of each month.

"Some of you are asking about whether it is time to resume some face to face meetings. From a U3A activity perspective it is really important that government and NHS advice is followed. The U3A movement has been guided throughout this time by that advice and should continue to do so – for the safety and wellbeing of all our members."

The reinstatement of Interest Groups, once officially sanctioned, will be gradual. We have a small team who can offer help and guidance.

So, as you have heard many times recently, I urge you to follow H.M. Government’s guidance; remember Social Distancing if you do go out, wash you hands if you touch anything outside, and avoid public transport if possible.

ALL MEETINGS CANCELLED until further notice

We are still trying to keep you occupied with the E-magazine (has anyone thought of a catchy title for that yet?), U3A Thorpe Bay Facebook Group and various quizzes sent out via e-mail.

Check back here at regular intervals, we will add information once we have it.

To all U3A members - If you feel unwell please remain at home and follow the Government advice. Phone 111 or online Contact 111.nhs.uk for further information. Contact your Doctors surgery if necessary.

If you wish to see the U3A National Office's statement please click on the "COVID-19" link on this page. The message will also give you a link to the .gov.uk website for the up to date recommendations.

INTEREST GROUPS

Thorpe Bay U3A offers an opportunity to members to participate in over 100 activity groups. To find out more about a group just click a link in the group list below.

If you are interested in joining a group, please contact the group leader to find out whether the group has any vacancies before you attend any meetings, you can do this by telephoning the number shown on the programme card or via the 'contact us' link on this website.

If you have any general group issues or would like to start a new group, then please contact the Groups Co-ordinator, Shirley Turner or Anne Marcus.

NEW GROUPS

We are an active and expanding organisation and want to offer you all something that you may either be interested in or that will educate you. If you are interested in the new Groups that we are trying to set up please follow the link in the column on the right.

Please make sure that you check the New Groups Noticeboard at every General Meeting to learn more about the latest groups on offer

If you wish to contact any of the group leaders please use the message box on the Contact Page accessed via the Contact button above.

If a Group is full or if we do not have a Group that covers the subject you are interested in, have you considered running a Group yourself. Contact the Groups Co-ordinator either at the Monthly General Meeting or via the Contact button above.

Group List
Antiques & Collectables
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday 10.00-12.00noon
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday 10.00-12.00noon
Art Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday each month at 10
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday each month at 10
Astronomy
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month 7.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month 7.30pm
Barn Dancing
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 1.00-3.00pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 1.00-3.00pm
Bird Watching
Friday a.m.
Monthly 1st Friday 10.00am
Friday a.m.
Monthly 1st Friday 10.00am
Book Club One
Monday a.m.
1st Monday each month 10.00am
Monday a.m.
1st Monday each month 10.00am
Book Club Three
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday each month 10.00am
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday each month 10.00am
Book Club Two
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday each month 10am
Monday a.m.
3rd Monday each month 10am
Book Group Four
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly 2.00 - 4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly 2.00 - 4.00pm
Bridge Improvers
Monday p.m.
Every Monday 1.30 to 3.30pm
Monday p.m.
Every Monday 1.30 to 3.30pm
Brushstrokes
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues 1.30-3.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tues 1.30-3.30pm
Bucket List
 Dates vary
 Dates vary
Canasta & Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues 2.00-4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues 2.00-4.00pm
Card Art
Friday p.m.
4th Friday monthly 2.30-4.00pm
Friday p.m.
4th Friday monthly 2.30-4.00pm
Casual Walking
Monday a.m.
Every week 10:00am.
Monday a.m.
Every week 10:00am.
Chess & Draughts
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues 2.00-4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues 2.00-4.00pm
Classical Music
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday each month 10am
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday each month 10am
Colouring for Relaxation
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 1.30-3.30pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 1.30-3.30pm
Craft
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed monthly 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed monthly 10.00-12.00
Creative Writing
 Via email at moment
 Via email at moment
Cribbage
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly at 10.00am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly at 10.00am
Crime Fiction
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed monthly 10.00-12.00noo
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed monthly 10.00-12.00noo
Cycling Group
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month.
Friday a.m.
1st Friday of month.
Family History
Wednesday p.m.
4th Weds each month 1:30pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Weds each month 1:30pm
Film Group
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday monthly 1.30-4.00
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday monthly 1.30-4.00
Flower Arranging
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs monthly 1.30pm.
Thursday p.m.
1st Thurs monthly 1.30pm.
Foodie Group 1
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 12.00-2.00pm
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thurs 12.00-2.00pm
Foodie Group 2
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday monthly 12.00-2.
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday monthly 12.00-2.
French for a Challenge
Friday p.m.
1st Friday each month 2.30pm
Friday p.m.
1st Friday each month 2.30pm
French for Fun
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 10.00-12.00
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday 10.00-12.00
French Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed monthly 2.30-4.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wed monthly 2.30-4.30pm
Gardening Group
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday monthly 10.00-12.
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday monthly 10.00-12.
Here & There
 Time & venues vary
 Time & venues varyHistory of Southend-on-Sea
 By email at moment
 By email at moment
History of the East End
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday each month 1:30pm
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday each month 1:30pm
Holiday Group
 Time & venues vary
 Time & venues vary
Italian for beginners
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 9.45-11.30am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tues 9.45-11.30am
Italian Language & Culture
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday monthly
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday monthly
Jazz Appreciation & Big Band
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday each month 10.00am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday each month 10.00am
Kalooki
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday 2.00-4.00pm
Keep Fit & Tone
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10.30-11.30
Monday a.m.
Every Mon 10.30-11.30
Latin
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday monthly 2.00-4.00
Thursday p.m.
4th Thursday monthly 2.00-4.00
Line Dancing
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds 1-3 pm monthly
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds 1-3 pm monthly
Local History Walking
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed monthly 10-12.00noon
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wed monthly 10-12.00noon
London Group 10
Thursday 
4th Thurs monthly.
Thursday 
4th Thurs monthly.
London Group 2
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed each month 10am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed each month 10am
London Group 3
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month 2pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday each month 2pm
London Group 4
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday each month 10am
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday each month 10am
London Group 5
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of the month from
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday of the month from
London Group 7
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues monthly at 10.00
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tues monthly at 10.00
London Group 8
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday monthly
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday monthly
London Group 9
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday monthly
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday monthly
Mah Jong
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday monthly 2.00-4.00p
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tuesday monthly 2.00-4.00p
Meet and Eat Luncheon Group
Friday p.m.
4th Friday. Location will vary
Friday p.m.
4th Friday. Location will vary
MEMBER`S NEWS
 
 Military History 1
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday each month 10am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday each month 10am
Military History 2
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday monthly 10.30-12
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday monthly 10.30-12
Music Appreciation
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday each month 10am
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday each month 10am
Opera
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly 1.30-3.30pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tues monthly 1.30-3.30pm
Photography
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday each month 10am
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday each month 10am
Play Reading
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed monthly 1.30-3.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wed monthly 1.30-3.30pm
Play the Guitar
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds monthly
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Weds monthly
Psychology 1
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday each month at 10am
Tuesday a.m.
4th Tuesday each month at 10am
Psychology 2
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday each month 10am
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday each month 10am
Psychology 3
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs each month at 10am
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs each month at 10am
Psychology 4
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly 10.00-12.00
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly 10.00-12.00
Psychology 5
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed monthly 1.30-3.30
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wed monthly 1.30-3.30
Psychology 6
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs monthly 10-12.00
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thurs monthly 10-12.00
Quiz Group
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues each month
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tues each month
Religions of the World
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed monthly
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wed monthly
Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday each month at 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
3rd Tuesday each month at 2pm
Scrabble & Rummikub
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday each month 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday each month 2pm
Singing
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays monthly
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays monthly
Social Studies
Thursday p.m.
First Thurs monthly 2.00-4.00p
Thursday p.m.
First Thurs monthly 2.00-4.00p
Spanish For Beginners
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 10.00-11.30
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tues 10.00-11.30
Spanish Improvers
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri monthly 9.30-11.
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri monthly 9.30-11.
Spanish Intermediate
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon monthly at 2.00pm
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon monthly at 2.00pm
Stitch in Time
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 2-4.00pm
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 2-4.00pm
Sunday Lunch Group
Sunday p.m.
Venues and dates will vary
Sunday p.m.
Venues and dates will vary
Table Tennis 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues monthly 10.00-12.00
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tues monthly 10.00-12.00
Table Tennis 2
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tues monthly 12.00
Tuesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Tues monthly 12.00
Tai Chi
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri monthly 10-11am
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Fri monthly 10-11am
Talk Sport
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday 10.00-12.00noon
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday 10.00-12.00noon
Tap for Fun
Monday p.m.
Every Mon at 12:00- 1.00pm
Monday p.m.
Every Mon at 12:00- 1.00pm
Tenpin Bowling
Monday p.m.
Every Week at 2:00pm
Monday p.m.
Every Week at 2:00pm
Theatre
 Dates and times will vary
 Dates and times will vary
TOWIE
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs monthly 2.00-4.00pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs monthly 2.00-4.00pm
Transport
 Meeting dates & venues vary
 Meeting dates & venues vary
Uke for Beginners
 Meeting dates & venues vary
 Meeting dates & venues varyUkes R Us
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly frrom 10.00-12
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wed monthly frrom 10.00-12
Ukulele for Fun
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed monthly 9.30-11.30am
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wed monthly 9.30-11.30am
Ukulele Players
Monday a.m.
1st + 3rd Mon each month 10am
Monday a.m.
1st + 3rd Mon each month 10am
Walking
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday each month 10am
Friday a.m.
2nd Friday each month 10am
Walking for Health
Friday a.m.
1st Fri monthly 11.00-12.00noo
Friday a.m.
1st Fri monthly 11.00-12.00noo
We Love Dogs
Monday p.m.
4th Monday monthly at 2.00pm
Monday p.m.
4th Monday monthly at 2.00pm
Wine Appreciation 1
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 7.00pm
Thursday p.m.
2nd Thurs 7.00pm
Wine Appreciation 2
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday monthly in the even
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday monthly in the even
Wine Appreciation 3
Friday p.m.
1st Fri monthly from 7.00pm
Friday p.m.
1st Fri monthly from 7.00pm
Women in History
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon monthly 2.00-4.00pm
Monday p.m.
3rd Mon monthly 2.00-4.00pm
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon
MondayBook Club One   Book Club Two   Casual Walking   Keep Fit & Tone   Ukulele Players   Astronomy   Bridge Improvers   Colouring for Relaxation   London Group 3   Singing   Spanish Intermediate   Tap for Fun   Tenpin Bowling   We Love Dogs   Wine Appreciation 2   Women in History  
TuesdayBook Club Three   Italian for beginners   Jazz Appreciation & Big Band   London Group 7   Photography   Psychology 1   Spanish For Beginners   Table Tennis 1   Book Group Four   Brushstrokes   Canasta & Rummikub   Chess & Draughts   Kalooki   Mah Jong   Opera   Quiz Group   Rummikub   Scrabble & Rummikub   Stitch in Time   Table Tennis 2  
WednesdayAntiques & Collectables   Art Appreciation   Classical Music   Craft   Cribbage   Crime Fiction   Local History Walking   London Group 2   London Group 4   Military History 2   Music Appreciation   Play the Guitar   Psychology 4   Religions of the World   Ukes R Us   Ukulele for Fun   Family History   Foodie Group 2   French Improvers   Line Dancing   Play Reading   Psychology 5  
ThursdayFrench for Fun   Gardening Group   London Group 8   London Group 9   Military History 1   Psychology 2   Psychology 3   Psychology 6   Talk Sport   Barn Dancing   Film Group   Flower Arranging   Foodie Group 1   History of the East End   Latin   London Group 5   Social Studies   TOWIE   Wine Appreciation 1  
FridayBird Watching   Cycling Group   Italian Language & Culture   Spanish Improvers   Tai Chi   Walking   Walking for Health   Card Art   French for a Challenge   Meet and Eat Luncheon Group   Wine Appreciation 3  
Sunday Sunday Lunch Group