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, aiming to be locally based and outward looking.
Please see the link for future events.

We have had well received presentations so far, including working in Non-Governmental Organisations in areas hit by disaster, from Hannah Reed, a locally based Aid worker, a local community theatre group researching Suffragettes, Transition, talking about locally based response to global environmental issues, a speaker from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust talking about their work in our area, and our local geology.

Presentations take place monthly at the General Meeting.
To see details of our past speakers please go to the "past events" page.

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.

We are pleased to announce that we now have a voice amplification system to overcome some of the poor acoustics in the hall.Sheila Harding will speak about her work with the Development Education Association which aims to promote understanding of international development issues and human rights with children and adults in the UK.

At our September coffee morning we had a very thought provoking and interactive talk by our publicity officer, Sheila Harding on her work in Sheffield with The Development Education Association which aims to promote understanding of international development issues and human rights with children and adults in the UK.
The talk promoted some interesting thoughts and discussion around what we see as essential parts of our lives compared with those of refugees from war torn countries, using the recent evacuation of people from their homes in the near disaster of the Toddbrook reservoir at Whaley Bridge.
Many thanks to Sheila.

Dates for your Diary
November 2019
Wed Nov 6thMeetingGraham Sellors, who devised Wusser, the Wirksworth community play, will be doing something dramatic.
Come along and find out.All welcome.
Thu Nov 28thSocialFilm and Theatre Group invite you to join them for a talk by local actor
David Fredrickson: Acting and My Mid-Life Crisis. David talks about how
he made a career switch to train as an actor and what happened after
Heritage Centre 2.30 pm ( a £2 donation requested to cover room hire -
please let Sheila know if you are coming)
December 2019
Wed Dec 4thMeetingThe Community Choir will be performing for us, encouraging audience participation, followed by entertaining monologues by members.