Whitley Bay

Groups

We have compiled a summary of all the groups and hope that you will find this information useful. The group leaders give their time freely and generously, without their support we would be unable to form the groups which are the main objective of our organisation.

We are always looking for new ideas for groups which would appeal to both, men and women; members' suggestions are therefore most welcome.

Our wellbeing is pivotal to leading a happy lifestyle and we try to balance our activities between physical, social and learning new skills. We would particularly like to hear from anyone with skills - you would be given the support you need to start a group. Groups need only to consist of three or four people who wish to study the same subject.

You are also welcome to attend one Group activity before you join the U3A to see how it works. Contact the Group leader first by clicking on 'Click to send a message' advising which group you would like to try and when.

To find out more about any of the groups you are interested in please contact the groups co-ordination team, using the 'Click to send a message' or from the contact page on this website. Otherwise contact group leaders directly whose details appear on the programme guide. Please do not turn up at a group meeting without contacting the leader first!

*** HOT OFF THE PRESS ***

iPad/iPhone Group sessions.

In the past I did run 2 groups a month helping members get more out of their iPad and or iPhones. After a number of years the number dropped to a level that made them unviable and they were discontinued.

At about the same time I was asked to run the same groups for the Old Low Light heritage centre in North Shields, and those U3A members who wanted to continue have been attending these sessions.

I have heard from a number of U3A members that they would like to restart the sessions, and there have been a good number of New Members since, who won’t be aware of this.

I have been working with Northumbria University on developing and delivering Cyber Crime workshops to help both U3A and Old Low Light members. There are a number of new workshops and activities in planning that will be open to members of both organisations.

All U3A members are welcome to attend the iPad/iPhone sessions at the Old Low Lights on the 2nd Friday of the month for group 1- beginners, and the 3rd Friday for those who want to get more out of their devices.

If you would like to be added to the circulation list, please contact Mike Martin.

Please note: For security reasons, we do not publish contact details on the website.

Group List
Archaeology
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday monthly
Wednesday a.m.
2nd Wednesday monthly
Art Appreciation
Saturday a.m.
Last Saturday of the Month
Saturday a.m.
Last Saturday of the Month
Art Group
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Thursday a.m.
Weekly
Bolivia Tuition
 By Arrangement
 By Arrangement
Bookworms
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of the month
Tuesday p.m.
4th Tues of the month
Bridge
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly except 3rd Wed in Mont
Wednesday p.m.
Weekly except 3rd Wed in Mont
Canasta
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Friday p.m.
1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Carpet Bowls
Tuesday p.m.
12-2 pm Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
12-2 pm Weekly
Coffee Morning
Saturday a.m.
3rd Sat 10.30 am Monthly
Saturday a.m.
3rd Sat 10.30 am Monthly
Country Walks
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday Monthly
Tuesday a.m.
2nd Tuesday Monthly
Creative Writing
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday Monthly
Monday p.m.
2nd Monday Monthly
Discussion Group
 By arrangement
 By arrangement
French 1
Friday p.m.
Weekly
Friday p.m.
Weekly
German Language 1
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2.00 - 4.00p.m
Thursday p.m.
Weekly 2.00 - 4.00p.m
German Language 2
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10 - 12 a.m
Friday a.m.
Weekly 10 - 12 a.m
iPad/iPhone Group 1
Friday p.m.
Usually 2nd Friday in the mont
Friday p.m.
Usually 2nd Friday in the mont
iPad/iPhone Group 2
Friday p.m.
Usually 3rd Friday in the mont
Friday p.m.
Usually 3rd Friday in the mont
Italian Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Weds of the Month
Wednesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Weds of the Month
Jam Jar Cinema
Thursday p.m.
Monthly various weeks
Thursday p.m.
Monthly various weeks
Knitting
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday p.m.
Fortnightly
Mah Jong
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Monday p.m.
Fortnightly
Meet at the Met
Tuesday p.m.
Tues Monthly see Newsletter
Tuesday p.m.
Tues Monthly see Newsletter
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds 2.00 pm Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Weds 2.00 pm Monthly
Natural World
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 1-3pm
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday 1-3pm
Play Reading
Thursday p.m.
Last Thurs 2pm Monthly
Thursday p.m.
Last Thurs 2pm Monthly
Positive Psychology
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday in Month
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday in Month
Quiz (Open)
Monday p.m.
Monthly Monday after gen meeti
Monday p.m.
Monthly Monday after gen meeti
Quiz-WBU3A League Team
Monday 
1st and 3rd Mon of month
Monday 
1st and 3rd Mon of month
Scrabble
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues of the month
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues of the month
Short Walks
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues of the month.
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tues of the month.
Singing for Pleasure
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Thursday a.m.
Fortnightly
Sports Appreciation
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2-4 pm Monthly
Monday p.m.
2nd Mon 2-4 pm Monthly
Strollers
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday Monthly
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday Monthly
Sunday Lunch Group
Sunday p.m.
Last Sunday Monthly
Sunday p.m.
Last Sunday Monthly
Tai Chi 1
Monday a.m.
11-12 am Weekly
Monday a.m.
11-12 am Weekly
Tai Chi 2
Wednesday a.m.
9.30-10.30 Weekly
Wednesday a.m.
9.30-10.30 Weekly
Theatre Group
Tuesday p.m.
Theatre visits by arrangement
Tuesday p.m.
Theatre visits by arrangement
Theatre Group 2
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds in month theatre visi
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Weds in month theatre visi
Ukulele
Monday a.m.
9.30-10.30 Weekly
Monday a.m.
9.30-10.30 Weekly
Wine Tasting
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday 7.00 pm Monthly
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday 7.00 pm Monthly
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayTai Chi 1   Ukulele   Creative Writing   Mah Jong   Quiz (Open)   Sports Appreciation  
TuesdayCountry Walks   Short Walks   Strollers   Bookworms   Carpet Bowls   Meet at the Met   Scrabble   Theatre Group  
WednesdayArchaeology   Tai Chi 2   Bridge   Italian Conversation   Monthly Meeting   Natural World   Theatre Group 2   Wine Tasting  
ThursdayArt Group   Positive Psychology   Singing for Pleasure   German Language 1   Jam Jar Cinema   Knitting   Play Reading  
FridayGerman Language 2   Canasta   French 1   iPad/iPhone Group 1   iPad/iPhone Group 2  
SaturdayArt Appreciation   Coffee Morning    
Sunday Sunday Lunch Group