Great Glen U3A 2016

Great Glen U3A

Art Group

We are taking a break through July and August, so our next meeting will be on 7th September.

Rachael Snashall    259 2830

English Country Dancing

The English Country Dancing Group is taking a break through July and August.  We shall resume our regular weekly meetings on Tuesday 5th September 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. in the Sports Hall.  New members are always welcome.  No previous experience is needed as all the dances are explained and walked through before setting them to music.  Nor do you need to come with a partner; singles of both sexes are welcomed.

Peter Meacock   279 2600

Evening Bridge

Anyone interested in playing Duplicate Bridge on Tuesday evenings 19.00 till 22.00-ish will be made welcome in ideal conditions.  Tea or coffee is included in the £1 sessional fee.  Prospective members please ring in advance …

John Lawson      2593421

Family History

No meetings until September.

Eric Orbell    259 2095

French Conversation

The Group is en vacances till 6th September.

Jim Picken      259 2007

Garden Visits

Our next meeting is on Friday July 19th when we shall visit Mill House, 118 Welford Road, Wigston LE18 3SN, a small walled town garden with an extensive plant variety, many rare and unusual.  A plant lovers’ garden with interesting designs incorporated in the borders, rockery and scree, it is full of surprises with memorabilia and bygones, a reminder of our past.  There are plants for sale. Admission £5 to include tea and cakes.  We meet at 2.00 p.m. in the Great Glen Village Hall car park to give lifts to those in need.  Please call Margaret Wright (0116 243 2550) if you would like to go and inform her if you need a lift or are going straight to the venue.  Thank you.


As the weather may be inclement in October and there will be little or no shelter for us we have decided to alter the venue to Winterbourne House and Gardens, which are owned by the University of Birmingham, and to go by coach leaving the Great Glen Village Hall car park at 9.15 a.m.  This is an Arts and Crafts inspired Garden featuring a Japanese Bridge, a Tea House and pergola.  The house is an example of a 20th century suburban villa with beautifully decorated exhibition rooms offering an insight into the Edwardian lifestyle.  There is a small tearoom offering snacks and hot drinks, a shop, a small art gallery and a bookshop.  The Barber Institute Art Gallery is 2/3 minutes’ walk away, which can also be visited should you wish.  We shall leave Winterbourne at 3.30 p.m. and the cost will be £16 p.p.  Please inform Pat Tate (0116 2591001) as soon as possible if you would like to come.  Pat will be collecting payment at the September U3A meeting but should you wish to pay her at a meeting prior to that she would be very pleased!

Linda Hobart                       319 8095


There is no meeting in August.  The next meeting is on Monday 4th September at 2.00 p.m. in the Methodist Hall.

Peter Russell                   271 0889

History of Art

On 19th July we shall be looking at the paintings of Edward Burra.  The meeting will be held in the Methodist Hall commencing at 10.00 a.m.  All members are welcome.

David Brooke      259 2520

Learn French Together

The new French group for complete beginners.   The group meets on first and third Tuesdays at 10.00 a.m. in the Ruth Warner Room.

Marie-Christine Grenham             07764154374

Learn Spanish Together

A new Spanish group for beginners has just started, meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.  Please note that the Group will meet informally through the summer and that classes are not being held at the Methodist Chapel, Great Glen.

Val Barba        271 6505

Line Dancing

Line Dancing will re-start on Thursday 7th September at 1.30 p.m. in the Sports Hall.  New members will, as usual, be made very welcome.  No experience is needed, line dancing is very easy to pick up, and we are all beginners.  Come along and give it a try, gentle exercise to varied music, and lots of laughs as well.

Jackie Jordan    259 9199

Luncheon Club

We resume in July.  I hope to see you then.

Joyce Davies   259 3436

Military History

No more meetings until September.

Eric Orbell     259 2095   

New Age Kurling
The next sessions are 14th and 28th July at 10.00 a.m. at the Sports Centre.

Peter Russell                    271 0889


We shall not meet in July and August but I look forward to starting again on 18th September. Enjoy the summer.

Stella Orbell     259 2095

Quiz Group

Our next meeting is on September 25th when David Green will be the question master.  Please note we do not have meetings during July and August.

Rachael Snashall   259 2830

Singing for Fun
The next session for this year is on Wednesday 12th July at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist Hall with Catriona and Jenny.  Come along and sing some sun-themed songs.

Peter Russell                271 0889

Sunday Singles Lunch

Sunday Singles are going to be using a fixed venue for the remainder of the year.  So we are meeting at the Leicestershire Golf Club on the second Sunday of each month.   

Judith Measom        279 1509


We start again on 13th September.

David Brooke      259 2520

Table Tennis

We shall be playing every week in July and as usual break for the month of August (restart on 4th September).  There is still a short waiting list, but we’ll contact those on it when a place becomes available.

Janet Freestone    259 2803

Table Top Games

Our next meetings are as follows: 13th and 27th July, 10th & 24th August (1.55 for 2.00 p.m. start) at the Methodist Church.  Come and give us a try.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Please phone beforehand so we know to expect you.

Helen Edwards  212 7547 Gillian Farrar  270 8375

Ukulele Group

We meet on the first and third Mondays of the month in the Ruth Warner room at 10.00 a.m.  There will be no meetings during July and August and so our next meeting is on the 4th September.  Group members were given plenty of homework to practise during the holiday.  Please contact the leader of the Group if interested in joining to find out which chords to master.

Alan Mawby     2592599

Please contact the Group Leader (see your U3A programme card or the website for details) if you are interested in joining any Group.


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Group News

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