Wirksworth & District


This page give details of events open to all members.
These maybe organised locally by individual groups opening an invitation to all,or nationally, regionally or via the U3A network.
For any events organised by individual groups for that group only, please visit the relevant interest group page.

We hold monthly coffee mornings where all are welcome. These are on the first Wednesday of each month in The Memorial Hall, Wirksworth.
They start at 10.15am and usually finish around 12.00 noon.
There is a charge of £1.00 to cover the cost of hiring the hall. A voluntary donation for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit would be very welcome.

Do come along, meet friends, make new friends or take up a new interest by joining one of the many interest groups.
You may come along to 2 meetings before you decide whether or not to join the U3A.
Each month we invite a speaker who has been selected from a list of interests voted on by members.
Please see the link ideas for future events.

We have had well received presentations so far, on working in Non-Governmental Organisations in areas hit by disaster, from Hannah Reed, an experienced, locally based Aid worker; Christmas themed singing by the Community Choir; and an illustrated talk on Leawood Pumphouse.

Presentations take place monthly at the General Meeting.

Future topics for presentations will be taken from the list suggested by members and dates and speakers will be added to the website and advertised as they are confirmed.

Follow up from our June speaker.

We have just received the following email from Carole Copeland from The Pomegranate Theatre, who came to our June coffee morning to talk about a play written for the Heritage Lottery Project.
I hope that some of us will be able to see one of the performances.
Please see the posters on this page for booking details.

"Hi Susan,
I did a talk to the U3A group in June about our Heritage Lottery project 'Not Words.' I am pleased to say the play is now written and we have some performance dates available. I would be grateful if you could share the details to your members.
Many Thanks

The performance dates are shown in the diary below and on the posters on this page

Dates for your Diary
September 2018
Sun Sep 30thSocial"Not Words" September 30th - Spring Bank Arts Centre - 7.30pm - £5
October 2018
Wed Oct 3rdMeetingAt the coffee morning on the 3rd we will be pleased to welcome Jack Roper from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
Jack is based at the Trusts Middleton base, and will talk about their work in our area, and about local wildlife as we move into Autumn
November 2018
Thu Nov 15thOutingThe Film and Theatre Group invite any interested members to join them for a group Theatre trip to Nottingham Playhouse on 15th November, for a matinee performance of The Madness of King George 111. Tickets are limited and this is likely to book up quickly so please respond quickly if you are interested.

For details of this contact Sheila through the Film and Theatre link.