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Art Appreciation     

Meets 3rd Monday 10.30 am
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Contact Helen tel 01773 710 743
Details We are learning about all sorts of art from paintings and photography to sculpture and pottery, from architecture to graffiti! We look at individual artists and movements, and assorted topics such as war art and Christmas cards. We enjoy visiting exhibitions at museums and art galleries, indoor and outdoor.

Board Games     

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact NULL
Details NULL

Book Group     

Meets 1st Monday 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 00:00
Contact Sue tel 01773 717 676
Details Book Group members meet every 1st Monday to review and discuss the selected book for the month. The book is chosen by Eastwood Library. Discussions are lively, thought provoking and on occasions very funny.

Café Culture     

Meets 2nd Wednesday @ 10.30 am
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:00
Contact Margnaylor@gmail.com
Details We meet at various cafés in the area for coffee and a chat. Most of the members are new to u3a, and some are new to the area.


Meets 2nd Thursday 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 13:00
Contact Nina tel 01773 717770

Church History     

Meets 2nd Friday 1.00pm
Normally starts 13:00 to 15:00
Contact Marianne 01159 134 077
Details We are a happy group in which the members take an active part in helping to arrange talks, discussions and outings on a wide range of church-related topics. We are normally at Rumbletums but have several trips planned. Please ring for further details before joining.

Coffee and Co     

Meets 4th Wednesday 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Barbara 01159 468 721
Details Coffee & co is a group that meets for a coffee/tea a chat and most importantly a laugh. We usually meet at a cafe within a couple of miles of Eastwood.

Coffee Mates     

Meets Three Wednesdays each month 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Andrea 07927 660 408
Details Coffee Mates is a group that meets to drink coffee and to socialise.  We are venturing further afield as the people with cars are prepared to give lifts.  We all have a laugh and a chat.  It started as 11.00 am till 12 noon but we enjoy it so much it has extended to 12.30 pm.

Creative Crafts     

Meets 2nd Wednesday 1 - 2.30 + 3rd Thursday 10 - 12.00
Contact Jackie tel 07580 340 014
Details Group members regularly discuss their interests and decide on future projects. Members who are interested in knitting or crochet are encouraged to choose from a selection of charity projects with a view to producing garments to support local, national and international charities; and also to learn something about the background to the charities and their work. We have sent fish and chip vest and hat sets to Africa, along with blankets, toddler jumpers, baby cardigans, hats and teddy bears. We have knitted many other items for various charities We have had trips out to local factories – David Nieper, John Smedley and G H Hurt & Son’s, Chilwell – which have given a fascinating insight into the success of textile manufacturing in the local area.

Creative Writing     

Meets Decided month by onth
Contact Chris tel 07891 032 300
Details We are currently working on a variety of activities; flash fiction, book reviews etc We do activities during the session to help us to continue our writing at home. We discuss our work and give each other constructive feedback, which will hopefully lead to improvements. Some of our group have written before, others are complete novices.

Family History     

Meets 4th Monday 11.00am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Diana tel 01159 169 343i
Details We are a friendly group of people who share an interest in family history. Members include both those new to tracing their roots and others who are more experienced. The aim of the group is to help each other make progress in their research and to share successes and pitfalls.

French Conversation     

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10.00 am
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Contact Pauline 01773 788366
Details We are a small friendly group, with a passion for learning to speak the French language. We run the group on a self-help basis and use various resources including the teaching App 'Duolingo'. We are now meeting at the Hayloft. The group is now full so we are starting a waiting list. Please ring Pauline for details.

General Gardening     

Meets 3rd Friday of the month from April to Sept
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:30
Contact Ann: candamcg@gmail.com
Details The group meets at a member's home to exchange gardening advice, excess seeds, seedlings, plants and garden produce. No member is expected to host a meeting more than once over the season of meetings. Within the current group membership, members are asked to host a meeting only once every two years.

Goggle Box     

Meets 3rd Tuesday at 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Janet L tel 07889 976 342
Details Each month we discuss two different television programmes, that have been chosen at the previous meeting. In addition, we aim to give recommendations to each other.

History Of England     

Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 10 am
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact Janet tel 01773 770 183
Details The group will now meet at Julie’s, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, at 10 am The Sun Inn has been cancelled.

National Trust     

Meets Ist Monday ot the month
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact 07951886195
Details We visit National Trust properties on different days and times, travelling to the site by coach.   The cost is for a seat on the coach and must be paid in full when booking. Members are responsible for the cost of their entry to the National Trust property/site. The coach usually leaves from Morrison’s bus stop. We also have a monthly meeting to discuss planned National Trust visits.


Meets 3rd Tuesday in the month
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Contact Barbara Sherwood


Meets 4th Wednesday
Normally starts 13:00 to 15:00
Contact Jim tel 07977 415072
Details Are you a people watcher? Do you wonder why people do the things they do? Do you sometimes wonder why you are the way you are? If so then maybe the Psychology Group would interest you, as we try to understand the human mind and how it affects behaviour.

Pub Pals Micro Brewery     

Meets 2nd Thursday 7:00pm, 4th Thursday 12 noon
Contact Janet 07961832864
Details Pub Pals meet twice monthly at various venues .

Social Trips     

Contact sandra.burns@mac.com
Details Our first Social Group outing will be to Liverpool, by coach, on Thursday 20th April 2023.


Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Paul tel 07971 549 229
Details NULL


Meets Last Wednesday 10.15 am
Normally starts 10:15 to 12:00
Contact Val tel 01773 712 269

Walks, 5 Miles     

Meets 1st Tuesday 10.00 am
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact Roger Reynolds 01773 788 169

War Babies & Boomers     

Meets 4th Tuesday bi-monthly 11.00 am
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact Warbabies@eastwoodu3a.org
Details What was your favourite toy when you were small? Do certain songs, LPs, films, books remind you of periods of your life? Which teacher influenced you (good or bad) during your school days? Food, games, homes, holidays. So many things from our childhood and beyond made us the people we are today. This is Social History. Not kings and queens, politicians, world events, but OUR story, our memories. We need to record them before they are forgotten, and lost forever. We will cover a topic each meeting. Say for example, Games We Played one month, Music That Defined Times in Our Lives another, and so on. I have found in other groups that one person’s memories trigger others to remember theirs.


Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Normally starts 02:00 to 04:00
Contact Glenis Salt 01773 715040

Wine Appreciation     

Meets 1st Monday 7.00 pm
Normally starts 19:00 to 22:00
Contact Tom tel 01773 762 333