Social Activities

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By default, the group is open to all members and their non-member partners. Additionally, the hoildays are open to friends of members, but are not promoted outside the U3A.

We organise occasional social events, day trips and longer holidays both local and abroad in addition to those organised by individual interest groups.

The group started on 15th November 2007 with a quiz night and buffet supper. Since then, we have hosted Burns Nights, Murder Mysterys, Race Nights, Barn Dances and cabaret evenings, as well as more quizzes.
We started running holidays in 2010 with a trip to Lake Garda and the Verona Amphitheatre for a performance of Aida.
Since then we have visited many popular locations in Italy, Spain and Germany, with excursions to local places of interest, including wineries. More recently, we have alternated long weekend visits to The Royal Albert Hall and the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in the run-up to Christmas.

We are always open to suggestions for social evenings and holidays.

 Holiday slides. Previous Social Events.

Planned events, 2021.

San Mateo Festival, Rioja.
We're still hoping that we will be able to take this trip - postponed from last year - but it is dependant on the easing of restictions by British and Spanish governments.
We are holding bookings at a centrally located hotel for the duration of the festival. The provisional dates are September 21st - 26th - to be confirmed.
The trip will include two winery visits with tastings and lunch as usual.

Royal Albert Hall, Classical Spectacular.
This year's concert takes place on November 4th - 7th.
More details of the proposed itinerary as they become available.


Group Leader, Mike Crickett