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News of the Groups

New Course starting in January

Retro Stretch and Tone will be starting on January 4th 2019, every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday morning, between 10 and 11am, in the Catholic Church Hall, lead by Alyson Cadman, an experienced keep fit instructor. This is a fun exercise group for all abilities set to music. A great opportunity after the indulgences of Christmas to help you start the New Year feeling healthier and happier.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation will be starting on 8th January 2019, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning 10-11.30am, led by Tamsin Candeland. It is not for beginners. A great opportunity to progress your language skills with Tamsin's help. The focus of the group will be news items, magazine articles and short stories.
Venue to be arranged.

On line sign up is available for these 2 groups but space is limited so sign up today.



A social event for all WestNet U3As (WestNet includes all members of Bradford, Craven, Ilkley & District, Keighley and Settle U3As).

Ilkley & District U3A is hosting a Ceilidh event for our own members plus our WestNet colleagues from neighbouring U3As; all WestNet U3A members are welcome.

If you have not been to one before – a Ceilidh is a hugely sociable event with lots of excellent music and dancing. There is no need to have any previous ability whatsoever; we will have an expert ‘caller’ who will give clear instructions so that even the very beginner can easily learn the routines and enjoy the dancing. You can come along solo or as a couple – dancing will engage everyone and there is no need to have a partner for the evening. Many dances include ‘progression’ from one partner to another.

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018, Time: 7.00 – 10.00pm, Place: the Main Hall, Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, LS299DZ.

Max Numbers: 60. Last year was fully booked, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment. Cost: £5.00. Click here for a booking form.

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'We the Curious' - Bristol Science Centre
Thursday, 20 September 2018

On a journey through the biology, chemistry, and psychology of our amazing brains.
Workshops, a show and welcome refreshments with admission to the two floors of exhibits.
10.30 am - 5.15 pm. £20.00 (bookings open in June)

Unravelling the Whitworth - Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Thursday, 04 October 2018

A day of hands-on discovery to unravel the secrets of the gallery's textiles and wallpaper collection.
Talks from curators, a tour and a hands-on session facilitated by an artist with welcome refreshments.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm. £27.50 (bookings open in July)

Music and Art Afternoon - National Museum, Cardiff
Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Talks on the Davies' Sisters art collection and a talk on Margaret Haig Thomas. A special performance by Welsh National Opera singers.
1.30 pm - 4.45 pm. £15.00 (bookings open in July)

The Royal Institution - London
Monday, 15 October 2018

Explore an afternoon of science talks at the Royal Institution, London
1.45 pm - 4.45 pm. £21.50 (bookings open in July)

'Makers not Muses' The National Gallery, London
Thursday, 01 November 2018

A day of talks by the National Gallery experts exploring the status of female artists, their paintings and obstacles to success
11.00 am - 3.45 pm. £25.00 (bookings open in August)

From Pages to Stages - Ambassador Theatre - Lyceum Theatre, London
Monday, 12 November 2018

Under the watchful eyes of three directors, Harry Burton, Lisa Spirling and Jane Moriarty your chance to direct a scene putting into practice valuable lessons learnt through the day. Welcome refreshments
10.30 am - 4.30 pm. £37.50 (bookings open in August)

Guildhall Art Gallery - London
Wednesday, 20 November 2018 or Thursday, 29 November 2018 (two separate dates)

Delve into the Roman archaeological world buried beneath the City of London
A day of workshops and talks with welcome refreshments
11.00 am - 4.00 pm. £22.00 (bookings open in August)

Christmas Concerts - The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London
Monday, 03 December 2018 - Performances at 2.00 pm or 5.30 pm and
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at 2.00 pm only

The Brandenburg Singers will perform a balances programme of familiar repertoire alongside traditional carols. £19.50 (bookings open late September)

Online Booking is available or call the National Office 0208 466 6139


ATG Theatre Card Offer for U3A members at a reduced price of £25 (full price £35). For more details visit the events page of the U3A members website or for more information phone national office 84666139

There are international students at our universities hoping to have the privilege of meeting people who live in the UK. Having a well-educated younger person from another part of the world visit you for a day, a weekend, or over Christmas, is an ideal way of exchanging ideas about your respective cultures. It’s an opportunity to take a pride in our own country and to understand more about another one, while showing kindness to someone far from home. It’s also great fun. If you’re not sure about doing this on your own, why not get together with another U3A member and make a great international weekend of it? HOST is a well-established charity whose hosts are volunteers. Please see or call local organiser Sue Binns on 01845 524846.

St Johns Ambulance pocket size guide covering 5 common emergency conditions available free on application

First two of U3A Walking Guides are available one of Bodmin Moor and one written about Settle written by local u3a member Tony Stevens. Available to download (35 pages) on

Special discounts for U3A groups at RHS gardens. More information at

U3A National Chess by email - 57 U3A members from 54 different U3A groups playing chess by email. Contact for more details

U3A Humour Groups - there are currently 35 groups in existence. Contact Jean Bishop 01903 695215 or for a starter pack