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If you have news to share with the membership,  you can now send the information to our website team.  Use this whether you want to add an article for our Newsletter, an item to be posted on a page in this Website, just a passing bit of information, or a change to a group meeting to be recorded… Read More »

Musicians, please!

Are you a classically-orientated musician who is looking to play with like-minded people for fun and enjoyment in Minehead? James Stringer is looking for: – recorder players who would like to be part of a recorder quartet, especially descant, treble and tenor players. James will play bass recorder, write pieces and make original arrangements for the quartet. –… Read More »

Subscription renewal – the deadline approaches!

Thank you very much to the 250 or so people who have paid their subs for the year! At the present time this is the lowest number of members we have had renewing for 6 years… but there are still nearly 100 people yet to renew (or let me know that they are not renewing – thanks also… Read More »

Grow your own…with the U3A!

The Allotment Group is looking for TWO new members to join them at the allotment in Marshfield Road. The Allotment Group meets fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10 30 am.  We normally meet at Allotment 28, Marshfield Road, Minehead.   The group is led by Alexandra Slater, and she may be contacted at 01643 709320, or by email… Read More »

Play reading needs your support!

Michael Elwick, convenor of the Play reading group writes: Anyone interested in this group, please email or phone me. I need enough people to make this group economically viable, or I may be forced to close it altogether.

e-bike Group welcomes careful cyclists!

Kay Male writes for the e-bike Group:  We have had several enquiries from members with ‘ordinary bikes’.  We are therefore offering a chance of a get-together on Wednesday 9th June. The plan would be to meet at the Heddon Cross lay-by for 9.45 to cycle over the hill, turning left towards Blackford then on to Luccombe,  Chapel Cross,… Read More »

Welcome to new Committee member David Simpson-Scott!

A welcome new addition to your u3a Committee from May 2021 is David Simpson-Scott. David is interested in helping the committee to better manage resources and equipment. A profile will be included in the next Newsletter, scheduled for the third week of June. Click the post heading to see a picture!

Photography news items – gallery | beginners *UPDATE* | exhibition

We have three items of news relating to Photography: 1 – results of this month’s group challenge – ‘Spring Flowers‘ – are now available to enjoy. 2 – *UPDATED* Pam Young writes: In my role as welfare officer, I’ve been networking with other organisations.  One organisation is Magna Housing: we benefit from using their residential housing sites’ meeting… Read More »

From the Chair – May 2021

As I write this column it seems likely that – with some restrictions – we may be able to hold some meetings in late June, and that by September things may be returning to some degree of normality.  We’ll keep convenors fully updated on how changes in regulations affect our u3a groups, so please keep in contact with… Read More »

Well done and ‘Thank You so much’

After 7 years of outstanding service, Jan and Alison have retired from the committee.  They were presented with gift vouchers as a small token of thanks from the membership.  Fortunately the relaxation of Coronavirus rules meant that the delivery could be in person… [Photo] Committee stalwarts Jan Lowy (Secretary) and Alison Andrew (Newsletter Editor) being presented with their… Read More »

Zu allen Freunden! German conversation to re-start

Rita Tremain, the Convenor writes : “All being well, we should be able to resume our Kaffeepause at my home in Minehead in July.  The study group, which usually meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month will meet for the first time on July 15th, and the first group of fluent speakers, usually on the 4th. Thursday, will… Read More »