Category Archives: Group news

Opportunities for new and re-started interest groups

New Interest Groups being proposed: (contact Helen Sellings if interested) Beginners Spanish Group – Convenor Ali Lemar  Second French Conversation – Convenor Kathy Barnes Crime Book Group – Convenor Lori Lee Wine Club – Convenor Lori Lee Craft Group – Pam Bartlett  All and any suggestions for forming new groups are welcome – contact Helen as above for… Read More »

An Associate Group – Step-n-Snap!

An additional opportunity for U3A members, Step-n-Snap is a fun photography group aimed at beginners or  those simply wanting to learn how to take better photographs. It’s an online group which meets via Zoom to socialise and receive photography help, tip and tuition. With the restrictions of Covid this group was set up to encourage people to get… Read More »

Theatre Trips – not quite there yet!

Liz Murphy, the Convenor, writes: “Dear theatre-goers, ”I am sorry there has been no information from me since the start of the pandemic, I have literally had no idea how to proceed. “Although theatres are opening up and coach trips are taking place with other organisations, I do not feel confident yet about organising outings for U3A.  I… Read More »

Data assets – what happens to your digital footprint when you go?

An interesting question was raised at the Computer Confidence meeting yesterday, asking what measures should be put in place with regard to your digital accounts – which may include online photos, music libraries, social network profiles, or email accounts.  Will your heirs be able to access your accounts, or would you want data destroyed unseen?  Does your partner… Read More »

Townsend House news

Important news regarding Townsend House.  Cherry Burroughs writes: Welcome Back to Townsend House It’s good to be taking bookings again after being out of action for so long. This is to keep you up to date with current mid-Covid arrangements, and to remind you of the booking system. To request a morning, afternoon or evening session please contact… Read More »

Canasta [and possibly other games] update

Are there any budding Canasta players out there?  Whatever your level, you’ll be welcome to play in this new group.   To take your interest further please contact Kay Bullen – she can be contacted at 01643 706125 or by email at  Kay writes: I will see what response I get – let me know your thoughts on days… Read More »

Your U3A at Heritage Open Day at White Rock Cottage, Simonsbath

Members of Minehead and District U3A who have taken part in the Shared Learning Project – in partnership with the Exmoor National Park Authority – contributed to the Heritage Open Day at White Rock Cottage, Simonsbath on Saturday 11th September. U3A Chair John Batt discussing the Knight Family Archive Transcription Project with visitors to the Heritage Open Day,… Read More »

Allotment invitation

Alex Slater writes: “You are most welcome to join our little group at the Marshfield Road Allotments.    We each have a small plot to plant and harvest our favourite produce and then share the rest of the space communally.   We therefore work together and separately with experiential learning in each season.  Please contact me if you… Read More »

Absolute Beginners – Ukulele – new opportunity!

Absolute Beginners Ukulele From Jane Lay:    If you have never played the ukulele before, or indeed any other instrument, come and have a go. These starter lessons will help get you playing the ukulele. I keep the group very small so everyone has a chance to learn in a relaxed, fun way.  After a few weeks you should… Read More »