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.

Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thSocialOur first coffee morning after the summer break.
You are warmly invited to hear Sheila Harding speaking 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.
Sun Sep 15thOtherOpen to all.
Film and Theatre group invite all members.

7pm Northern Light Cinema. 'In Your Absence'
Take a nostalgic trip back to the Art House Cinema of the early 80s. Can
the box office manageress hold back the impending chaos while the new,
dynamic young manager is on holiday? Film and Theatre group members have
devised this dramatic curtain raiser to a special showing of Don't Look
Back, the Bob Dylan tour movie.