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All Seasons Walking Group     

  Note that All Seasons Walking Group is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 10:00 to 13:00
Contact aswalks@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Meeting once a month, with routes of between 4 and 6 miles. The group is full, however our waiting list remains open, please contact Richard via email link. Please see E.G. u3a web site - https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/42363 - for further information

Ambling     

Meets 3rd Tuesday in the month
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 10:00 to 13:00
Contact ambling@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We meet at the start of our walk on the 3rd Tuesday of every month for a walk of between 4 and 5 miles within a 15 mile radius of East Grinstead. We are a very friendly ambling group of up to 40 members and we usually finish our walk with lunch at a local pub although not everyone stays. Amblers are notified of meeting point and details of the walk by email, and group members are asked to confirm whether they are walking or not, and whether they intend to join us for lunch. (Bookings are made individually direct to the pub) We walk at a leisurely ambling pace and help each other over stiles and along the way. All amblers need to be reasonably fit and have suitable walking clothing with boots and walking poles for walking in all seasons and weather conditions. Brian Foxwell/Ken Stacey

Art on Wednesday     

Meets Wednesday mornings
Venue Felbridge Village Hall Committee Room - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact artwed@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We meet every other Wednesday from 10 to 12, at Felbridge Village Hall. All abilities welcome, but no formal tuition given. Although there will be occasional demos. If the weather is good we plan to do some outside sketching. If you want to come and try it out, the first time is free.

Basic Bridge     

Meets Every Tuesday
Venue Forest Row Community Centre Main hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact bbridge@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The Basic Bridge group meets in the Forest Row Community Centre each Tuesday at 2pm for two hours. For more details go to our web page. Please copy this link into your browser. https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/95042

Book Club 1     

  Note that Book Club 1 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets First Tuesday in the month
Venue EG Library - map
Normally starts 10:15 to 11:45
Contact Book1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Books are selected by members of the group and the library service reserves them for us on a group ticket. No one is obliged to lead a discussion although everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas and responses. Currently we have no vacancies but email me if you wish to join the waiting list. To find out more copy this link into your browser to view our web page ==> https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19448 Judith Wells

Book Club 2     

  Note that Book Club 2 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact groups@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The aim of the group is to encourage discussion. Books are chosen by members and provided by the library (small annual fee). Each month members read the same book and then meet for discussion.

Book Club 3     

  Note that Book Club 3 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 3rd Thursday in the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Contact book3@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Objective The aim of the group is to encourage discussion and to try something new. Books are chosen by the group with a variety of genres and authors, bearing in mind the availability of the books chosen. Obtaining the books These are usually obtained from the WSCC Library Service and a small annual fee is paid for this service . Coffee and tea are provided along with biscuits/cake To find out more, copy this link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19523 Maggie Whitaker

Book Club 4     

Meets 1st Monday of month A.M.
Venue Private
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact book4@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The aim of the group is to encourage discussion. Books are chosen by members. Each month members read the same book and then meet for discussion. At present (July) there is space for two more people to join. Our first meeting will be on September 9th. The first book, suggested by Brenda, is 'The Silver Pigs' by Lindsey Davies. N.B. We decided that each member of the group will either buy or borrow the book we are reading.

British History     

  Note that British History is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 1st and 3rd Friday i the month
Venue Forest Lodge - map
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:00
Contact brithy@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The British History group works mainly through discussions. We are studying the Plantagenets and are nearly at the end of Edward 1,reigned 1272-1307, who battled with the Welsh and Scottish. Edward 11,1307-1327, and Piers Gaveston. Since September 2019 we have again been looking at British History, using any available material from books,the Internet,DVD or any other available documentation. We are not just interested in "Kings and Things" but consider the people and developments of the time as well. To find out more copy this link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19524 The two group leaders are Rita des Forges and Jan Langridge

Chess     

Meets Tuesdays - 2nd and 4th of the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Contact chess@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Beginners & experienced players welcome. Own chess set preferable but not essential. Private venue near Dormans station. Free parking.

Coffee Club     

  Note that Coffee Club is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Thursday morning every month
Venue Various
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:30
Contact coffee@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Group started Sept 2023. Explore cafes and coffee shops in and around East Grinstead, up to 5-6 miles. Contact coffee@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk for information and to register interest.

Country Walking     

  Note that Country Walking is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 4th Wednesday in the month
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 10:00 to 13:00
Contact ctryw@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Country Walking Group general information. Walks are normally about 5 miles but could range between 4 to 6 miles. Each month an email is sent to all CWG members with an attachment giving full details of the walk venue and the times to depart which is normally 10:00 There is an annual membership fee of £2 per person. After the walk is completed, walkers will normally have the option of a lunch or picnic. To find out more, paste the following link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19467 Gary Wood / Brian Sherwin

Craft     

  Note that Craft is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month - termtime
Venue EG Trinity Methodist Cafe - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact craft@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We are a very friendly group of people with a wide range of crafting skills which we are always willing to share. At present these skills include knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery and card making in various forms. We have room for new members so, if you would like a relaxing afternoon of craft and chat, please come and give us a try. To visit the group on our website please copy the following link into your browser https://eastgrinstead.u3asite.uk/u3a_groups/craft/ Ruth Dymock

Cycling     

  Note that Cycling is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday in the month
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 09:20 to 00:00
Contact ecycle@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The rides start at Chequer Mead Car Park at 9.20 A circular ride of 20-30 miles with a halfway stop for coffee. This is a group for members who have some cycling experience. We aim to cycle on country lanes where possible but inevitably there will be some main roads There are some guidelines for cyclist which you are recommended to read. See link https://www.u3a.org.uk/component/edocman/u3a-cycling-start-up-guidance?Itemid=0

Darts     

  Note that Darts is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
Venue 
Normally starts 18:00 to 20:30
Contact darts@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We meet at 18:00 on 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, at the East Grinstead British Legion/Ex Sevicemans Club at the top of Station Rd opposite the Fire Station. All skill levels welcome.

Exercise to Music     

  Note that Exercise to Music is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays 2-3pm
Venue 
Contact xercis@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Held at East Grinstead Sports Club

Exploring Sussex and Beyond     

Meets 1st Tuesday in the month
Venue St Swithun's church hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Contact sussex@eastgrinsteadu3a
Details This is a large, very friendly, and popular group, meeting at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm start on the 1st Tuesday of the month in St Swithun’s Church Hall, East Grinstead We are interested in exploring a wide variety of topics associated with Sussex & Beyond. On the social side, we finish our meetings with a cup of tea/coffee accompanied with a biscuit & lots of chat. At the turn of the year we have a New Year social. Colin Thomson

Family History 2     

Meets 3rd Thursday in the month
Venue EG Trinity Methodist Crawley Down Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact famhist@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Family History 2: Who were 'my family'? This group follows on from The Beginners Group, but it is not necessary to have done this course. It is intended for those that have begun researching their ancestors but want to find out more about building a family tree. We will also discuss the ‘family’ side of Family History, looking beneath the surface into who our ancestors were, where they lived, their occupations and much more.

Family History 3     

  Note that Family History 3 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 3rd Tuesday in the month
Venue EG Trinity Methodist Crawley Down Hall - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact famhist@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The group is intended for those who have built a family tree with names, dates and places but want to research further into their family’s histories, by investigating their lives and extended family. Each monthly meeting is based around a different topic, we all bring our own research to share with the rest of the group. These are examples of some of the topics we have recently covered: Migration, Wills, The Census and Servants. We are keen to pool ideas, discuss resources used, and share research tips to enable members to overcome the inevitable difficulties in tracing their ancestors.

Family History for Beginners     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact graham@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details This is a course for those who would like to find out more about their family but do not know how to go about it. In nine monthly meetings, knowledge is built up of where to find the necessary information and how to use it. Topics covered include civil registration (birth, marriage and death certificates), the national censuses, parish registers, wills and a variety of other sources including military records, directories and newspapers. The instruction concentrates on England and Wales although Scotland is covered to a limited extent. In addition, practical exercises are undertaken to illustrate how to use the various resources. Access to a computer linked to the internet is essential. Meetings are held in a private house in East Grinstead, from September to May, usually on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 10am and lasting for about two hours. Group members are expected to undertake their own research and so must be prepared to set aside sufficient time, for this, between the monthly meetings.

French Conversation     

Meets Mondays 10-11.30a.m. Weekly from October 7th
Venue EG Library - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:30
Contact frenchc@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Practice and improve your French in an informal and friendly group. Some previous knowledge of French required but all levels welcome. Session fees (for 10 sessions) to be paid in advance.

Gardening Group II     

Meets Various dates depending on visit
Venue Outdoor activity
Contact garden2@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/113426 Includes outside trips to Gardens of interest and other activities. Members suggestions and ideas are always welcome

Gardens Group I     

Meets variable depending on activity often on 3rd Wed
Venue Outdoor activity
Contact garden1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details To find out more about our interest group you must visit our website. Copy and paste this link into your browser https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/113425

German Conversation     

Meets Alternate Mondays
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:00
Contact germ1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The members of the German Conversation group all have good comprehension of spoken and written German. Most group members speak German fairly fluently, most having lived in Germany at some time. At the moment we are following the OpenLearn free course from the Open University called advanced German – language culture and history. We prepare the text beforehand read it at the meeting and do the exercises together. If members of the group do not understand certain aspects, phrases or single words, we will help each other, using German Dictionary, grammar book or look up facts on Google. On the whole all group members speak happily in German and understand mostly what is talked about. But above all, we have lots of fun, enjoy each other's company and the tea and biscuits! The German Conversation group consists of about 6 members who attend more or less regularly. We meet fortnightly, from 14.30 to 16:00 at a private venue. New members are welcome. It is helpful if they have a good knowledge of the German language, wish to maintain this knowledge and enjoy holding conversations in German!

German for Improvers     

Meets Every Monday
Venue Chequer Mead complex - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 15:30
Contact german@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details This German for Improvers group meets weekly on Mondays 2 – 3.30pm in Studio 3 at Chequer Mead Theatre. The emphasis is on speaking and listening skills practised through role play, pair work and audio clips. Grammar points are explored and practised in a fun way and new vocabulary will be constantly reviewed. Seasonal activities relating to, for example, Christmas, carnival time etc. will help raise cultural awareness and members will also be invited to share their experiences of German related interests and visits. Topics include home and neighbourhood, travel and transport and places in town. The group has set up an email connection with an adult learners' English class in East Grinstead's German twin town Mindelheim. So far we have exchanged class profiles and seasonal information. This project raises cultural awareness and enables learners to read and translate simple texts in their target languages. The convener is a qualified tutor of German with a long experience of teaching in Adult and Further Education and U3A settings. Room hire costs are shared between group members in accordance with the U3A policy and there is a small charge to cover weekly handouts as there is no prescribed text book. Group Leader/Convener: Vicky Jackson

Golf     

Meets Various
Venue Outdoor activity
Contact golf@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Games to be arranged at local 9 hole golf courses. Various days/times. Some experience needed but a handicap is not required.

Guitar Playing     

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 2pm start
Venue Forest Row Community Centre Garden room - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact guitar@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details New group starting in 2024. Contact to register interest.

History Themes     

  Note that History Themes is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 4th Tuesday in the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact hthemes@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The HISTORY THEMES group look into any aspects of history, whether they be local, national or international. As an alternative, the history of a particular organisation or system could be investigated. We might also consider the life and work of an eminent historian. Members take turns to research a theme of their choosing and make a presentation to the group. Recent visits have included Sackville College and EG Museum. For more information please visit our web page at https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/20181

Informal French     

  Note that Informal French is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 3rd Wednesday in the month
Venue Private
Normally starts 11:00 to 12:00
Contact french@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Our group is really informal. Chatting in French, with no formal teaching. Imagine a coffee morning in French. All can make themselves understood well but we often resort to dictionaries. We sometimes discuss a pre-prepared article which I find in 'France' magazine. Other times we just chat and ask each other questions about their past month. The emphasis is on INFORMAL. No grammar, no corrections! Susan Berkshire

Intermediate Bridge     

Meets Mondays
Venue Forest Row Community Centre Main hall - map
Normally starts 09:30 to 12:30
Contact ibridge@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The U3A bridge group meet in the Forest Row Community Centre each Monday at 9.30am. The session is completed by 1230 when the hall has to be vacated. There is space for a maximum of 10 tables but usually the attendance amounts to 8 tables. ACOL Duplicate Bridge Rules are the standard. Regular attendance is not essential providing notice is given so that the organisers are aware beforehand. Spare players are usually available but new members will find it easier to join with a partner. The aim of the group is to provide an enjoyable and relaxed bridge morning for players of an intermediate standard. The group would not suit those players who wish to play to a high standard to strict rules; nor would it be suitable for the beginners who require basic tuition. New members are usually transferring from another group or they may have played in the past and wish to take up the game again, or have attended a bridge course and are familiar with the rules and now wish to join a bridge club. Players who are interested in joining the group should contact the Group Leader in the first instance rather than appearing on a Monday morning. Peter Lamb

Jazz Appreciation     

  Note that Jazz Appreciation is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 3rd Monday 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Venue Felbridge Village Hall Committee Room - map
Contact jazz@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We have been meeting for a year. We select tracks to listen to and talk about, based on recordings by a particular artist (e.g. Sonny Rollins), an album (such as Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue), a band or a period in jazz. We learn much from one another. Jazz is a dynamic and ever-changing music, and we share a love of it in all its forms.

Litter Matters     

Meets 2nd Friday in the month
Venue East Court main car park
Normally starts 10:00 to 11:00
Contact Litter@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details In alliance with MSCC, we aim to support the national strategy to help clean up our towns. There is no attendance fee payable for this group You are supplied with the necessary equipment and can choose where to litter pick. It’s a great way to get out in the fresh air, doing something useful as you exercise for around 1 hour once a month. Come along with a friend or partner-up with someone new. You can make a difference to our surroundings and hopefully encourage others to be mindful of keeping our streets and surroundings safe and tidy.

Lunch Club     

  Note that Lunch Club is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Wednesday in the month
Venue 
Contact lunch@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Each month I write a newsletter indicating where our next venue will be and the menu chosen. I then ask each member to let me have their lunch choices, inform them of the time to meet and directions to venue. We always enjoy a very friendly and happy couple of hours. We visit various restaurants, pubs, hotels etc. and I am always open to suggestions of places the members have tried and enjoyed, for our future lunches. I try to keep the venues within approximately 15 miles of East Grinstead and lunches under £18. An annual administration fee of £4 is made when you join Lunch Club II - this is to cover postage etc . Fay Morgan

Lunch Club 2     

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month
Venue 
Contact lunch2@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Members meet for lunch at a local restaurant, pub or hotel.

Mahjong     

Meets Thursday afternoon
Venue The King's Centre - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact games@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details To find out more, copy and paste this link into your browser to visit our web page https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19495

Members on Their Own (MOTO)     

Meets 1st Tuesday in the Month
Venue Various
Contact lones@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Monthly coffee mornings at Dunnings Mill Monthly Sunday lunches

Memoir writing     

  Note that Memoir writing is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Every 3 weeks on Thursday p.m.
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:00
Contact mems@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details See information on website

Out and About 1     

  Note that Out and About 1 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Various
Venue Outdoor activity
Contact out1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Objective It is both a learning and a social activity. We aim to visit places of interest in the locality but mainly in London. This includes historical buildings, exhibitions, guided walks, "behind the scenes", for example the Royal Opera House. Some of the places the group has visited • St Mary's House, Bramber • 2, Temple Place, London • Highways England Motorway Control Centre • Various blue badge guided walks around London • London Guildhall • Guided walk around Rye • Behind the scenes at Wimbledon • Poppy Factory • Wallace Collection, London

Out and About 3     

  Note that Out and About 3 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Approximately 5-6 times a year
Venue Outdoor activity
Contact out3@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We aim to organise visits to places of interest, either locally, the London area or the South East with 5 or 6 visits/outings a year, averaging one every other month on varying days of the week to avoid them clashing with members’ other activities. There is a £4 annual membership fee and a couple of forms to be completed before you are eligible to join any of our outings. If you add your name to the group further details will be emailed to you. Until your fees have been paid and the forms submitted, you will remain on the waiting list. To find out more, please copy this link into your browser https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/42365

Philosophy     

Meets 2nd Thursday in the month restarting Oct 2023
Venue EG Trinity Methodist Wesley Room - map
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:00
Contact philos@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Please go to our website for more information. Simply copy and paste this link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/19469

Poetry & Prose for pleasure     

Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month
Venue EG Trinity Methodist Crawley Down Hall - map
Normally starts 14:30 to 16:00
Contact poetry@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We meet for poetry and prose reading on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We welcome new members and new voices. Refreshments available from the cafe Lynn Box

Psychology     

  Note that Psychology is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Fortnightly Thursday 11-12.30 from 11th April
Venue Dunnings Mill - map
Contact Psychology@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Explore why humans behave the way they do.

Pub Walking Group     

  Note that Pub Walking Group is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 1st Thursday - monthly
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 10:00 to 14:00
Contact pubwalks@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The group is for people that want to walk and then enjoy a pub lunch. The normal option will be to attend a walk and a lunch, not one or the other but both. We will often use the restaurant area so will not be suitable for dog walkers. Walks are the 1st Thursday of the month and around 4 miles long

Publicity and Recruitment     

Meets Various TBA
Venue 
Contact susan@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details This is a group to pull together all the activities concerned with publicity and recruitment

Saturday Games     

Meets 1st Saturday of month 1p.m. to 4p.m.
Venue Chequer Mead complex - map
Contact gamesat@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Bring cards or board games to play with other enthusiasts. Please make a purchase from the cafe.

Science and Engineering     

Meets Normally, 3rd Friday 13:30 for 14:00 start
Venue St Johns Church Felbridge church hall - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:30
Contact scitech@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Contact Ray or John for details of next meeting. Ray White

Short walks     

  Note that Short walks is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
Venue Outdoor activity
Normally starts 10:30 to 12:30
Contact walk5@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details As the name suggests, we will be undertaking shorter walks than those organised by our other groups - typically 2 - 3 miles. To find out more, visit our web page. Please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/119591

Singing for Pleasure     

Meets Every Friday
Venue Ashurstwood Village Centre - map
Normally starts 10:00 to 12:00
Contact choir@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details The Singing for Pleasure Choir has been meeting for twenty years. We are a mixed four part choir with over seventy members - all with varying musical ability. We come together to enjoy ourselves and learn a programme of songs which enables us to give concerts and raise money for local charities chosen by the choir members. It is a great place to forge new friendships. New singers are always welcome and no audition is required. We are willing to perform for any charity if they are willing to organise a concert.

Spanish - Beginners Plus     

  Note that Spanish - Beginners Plus is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Thursdays weekly
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact span1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details This group has been running since September. It is suitable for those with a little knowledge of Spanish, perhaps acquired via Duolingo, but not for complete beginners. Contact Karen Prowse for further details on span1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk

Spanish Conversation     

Meets Every 2 weeks Tuesday 2-4pm
Venue Private
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact span2@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details A group for those with knowledge of Spanish. Currently meeting at Dunnings Mill

Spanish Intermediate (Year 3)     

Meets Every Monday afternoon
Venue East Grinstead Museum - map
Normally starts 14:00 to 16:00
Contact span1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Originally Spanish for Beginners, members of this group now have some knowledge of Spanish. Sessions for absolute beginners are currently taking place on Thursdays. For more information please visit our web page. You need to copy this link into your browser: https://u3asites.org.uk/east-grinstead/page/112937

Tea Gang     

  We regret that this group is full.
   
Meets Regular HUB meetings
Venue 
Contact NULL
Details Nominal group for catering

Thursday Walkers     

  Note that Thursday Walkers is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month
Venue 
Normally starts 10:00 to 13:00
Contact walk4@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Walks will be circular, between 4 & 6 miles and expected to last 2 to 3 hours. Walks will be at various locations within a radius of approximately 10 miles from East Grinstead. Walks will be over varying terrain and may encounter steep inclines/declines, mud and livestock. Details of each walk will be emailed to members approximately a week before the walk. Members will need transport to access start/finish points. Car sharing is encouraged. Members should be reasonably fit, have suitable walking clothing and boots, be capable of negotiating stiles and able to maintain a pace to meet the distance and time scales. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead. Members are responsible for their own health and safety and will be expected to sign a Disclaimer form absolving the U3A and the walk leader(s) from liability for any accident or loss of belongings.

Try Something New     

  Note that Try Something New is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets Dates and times vary
Venue 
Contact trynew@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details This group is for people who are keen to try something a little bit different that may be slightly outside of their comfort zone. We will shortly put together a varied and programme that will provide opportunities for us to try new experiences with the support and encouragement of fellow group members.

Tuesday Painting     

  Note that Tuesday Painting is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets every Tuesday
Venue Forest Row Community Centre Rose room - map
Normally starts 11:00 to 13:00
Contact paintue@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details Come along and draw or paint. Use pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic or whatever suits you. Beginners are more than welcome, also advanced painters as we share our abilities and experiences with various art materials. We have vacancies and look forward to hearing from you. We are in the Rose room, community centre, forest Row. We are participating in a few local exhibitions which is exciting and there is the opportunity to join Ashdown artists in forest row. Frank Ahearn

Ukulele Group     

Meets Normally 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
Venue Felbridge Village Hall Main hall - map
Normally starts 13:30 to 15:30
Contact ukulele@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We meet twice a month to sing popular songs, accompanying ourselves on the ukulele. We include players of all levels. We are not a teaching class but we can help beginners find resources to help them learn and practise the basics between our sessions. We are a friendly, supportive, relaxed group with a growing repertoire of over 100 popular songs. ***We are currently full but please email our group leader who will add you to our waiting list *** Members need their own ukulele, a clip-on tuner, a music stand, a computer with access to the Internet, email, and a printer. All our song sheets, meeting programmes, etc, are held online and sent out by email. You'll need to print these so you can bring them to meetings. For more information, please email us at ukulele@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk

Ukulele Starter Course     

Meets Not running during summer
Venue EG Library - map
Contact ukulele@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details A short, relaxed introduction to playing the ukulele to accompany yourself singing simple songs. We offer this course as a small group whenever needed for beginners joining the main U3A Ukulele Group. While we can show you the basics as the ukulele is one of the easier instruments to start to learn, you will need to practise regularly to progress and become proficient. Please contact our group leader for more information or to be added to the waiting list.

Wine Appreciation Group 1     

  Note that Wine Appreciation Group 1 is full and you will be added to a waiting list.

   
Meets 2nd Monday of month 3pm - 5pm
Venue Private
Contact Wineap1@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We are in the process of putting a programme together for the next few months but we are hoping to have a varied programme of wine tastings, local vineyard visits and talks/presentations from wine sellers/experts

Wine Appreciation Group 2     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month 7-9pm
Venue Private
Contact wineap2@eastgrinsteadu3a.co.uk
Details We are in the process of putting a programme together for the next few months but we are hoping to have a varied programme of wine tastings, local vineyard visits and talks/presentations from wine sellers/experts