Southport U3A

Southport U3A Group Meetings

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On this page you can browse all of the regular Southport u3a group meetings. Individual meetings, such as coach trips, can be found HERE.

If you would prefer to see the meetings in calendar format, please click HERE.

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If you are interested in finding out more about Southport u3a, or would like to join, please use the contact form provided.

    25 May 2022

    12:00 am

    Cycling For Fun

    Fortnightly rides on quiet local roads and cycle tracks, between 10-15 miles.

    25 May 2022

    12:00 am

    Knitting and Crochet

    Are you interested in knitting or crochet?

    If so, then come along to our group which meets on alternate Wednesdays in the morning.

    25 May 2022

    7:00 pm

    Astronomy

    Astro Group activities include:

    • presentations and discussions on every aspect of astronomy
    • star gazing and observing with telescopes (weather dependent of course)
    • sessions on the purchase and use of telescopes
    • visits to observatories and planetariums
    • evening talks at nearby universities
    • visits to astronomy fairs
    26 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Family History

    The Family History Group have been allocated a bank of five computers for two hours. Please note that we use ANCESTRY and it’s free in the library. It helps if you are computer literate but don’t despair if you’re not! Others will assist you. This is a free service to U3A members.

    26 May 2022

    10:00 am

    French Conversation 1

    Most group members have completed GCSE ‘O’ level, ‘À’level or adult education courses so this group would not suit beginners.

    26 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Table Tennis 5

    Southport u3a Table Tennis Groups

    Table Tennis 5 is a great group to join if you enjoy a bit of chat and a bit of laughter alongside your table tennis games.

    26 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Tai Chi 1

    Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise, which originated in China, and is easily recognised by its slow captivating movements.

    26 May 2022

    10:30 am

    Coffee Mornings

    Southport u3a Coffee Morning

    This is an informal group open to all members to drop in for a coffee and a chat.  You do not need to book in advance, just turn up and join in.  That sounds like a good plan after an early morning shopping trip.

    Don’t forget to get your Cafe 1821 loyalty card stamped.

    26 May 2022

    11:30 am

    Tai Chi 2

    There is currently an opportunity for a few beginners to join the group, as well as anyone with some experience of the 24 form. Click HERE to visit the group page.

    26 May 2022

    1:00 pm

    Pilates 2

    Pilates meets on a Thursday at 1:00pm to 2:00pm, at St John’s church, Ainsdale. The cost of the weekly classes is £5 per class which is payable on a monthly basis. There are no classes in August and December each year.

    26 May 2022

    1:00 pm

    Tai Chi 3

    Tai Chi involves gentle exercise,carried out at a slow tempo and in a flowing manner. It improves balance and co-ordination and is regarded by many, including thousands of Chinese,as promoting health and well-being.

    26 May 2022

    1:30 pm

    Table Tennis 3

    Southport u3a Table Tennis Groups

    The group is now full and cannot take on any new members.

    26 May 2022

    1:30 pm

    Table Tennis 6

    Southport u3a Table Tennis Groups

    Table Tennis 6 is a fairly new group, who meet every Thursday at the Argyle Lawn Tennis Club.

    26 May 2022

    2:00 pm

    Badminton 2

    Badminton is a popular group activity played for fun and exercise. All you need is comfortable clothing and footwear that is suitable to wear in a sports hall. The cost per person is £3.00 per session.

    26 May 2022

    2:00 pm

    Table Tennis 1

    Southport u3a Table Tennis Groups

    We would welcome new members to this group.  We play at an intermediate level, and mostly play doubles. 

    27 May 2022

    9:00 am

    Snooker

    We play at Fleetwood Hesketh Sports and Social Club Fylde Road, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9am until noon.

    27 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Banjolele

    We welcome new members including beginners. The cost is £2 per week. We will supply an instrument (subject to availability) for a trial period and advice on buying one, so don’t rush into anything. Come along and have a go!

    27 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Discussion

    The Discussion Group meets twice a month for relaxed and friendly discussions on a whole variety of topics. These are usually based on suggestions from members of the group.

    27 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Jewellery

    The Jewellery group is also known as the Baubles and Beads group. It consists of like-minded people who wish to socialise, create and share ideas.

    27 May 2022

    11:00 am

    Badminton Group 3

    Southport u3a badmintonPlayers of any standard welcomed.

    27 May 2022

    11:30 am

    Tai Chi 5

    Click HERE to visit the group page.

    28 May 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking 3

    Walking Group 3 is for members who like a brisk walk in the local countryside of about 7 to 10 miles. We travel to and from the walks using public transport, ie buses, local trains and ferries, so in effect we can have a really good day out for the price of a coffee when we call at a cafe at the beginning or end of the walk – or both!!

    30 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Spanish 1 – Intermediate

    This group operates primarily with conversational Spanish. It concentrates on the Spanish language used in hotels and restaurants, asking directions and making purchases in shops and supermarkets.

    30 May 2022

    10:30 am

    Bridge For Beginners

    For those who are still at the beginner stage.

    30 May 2022

    10:30 am

    Italian Improvers

    Southport u3a Italian conversation groupThis will be a mixed ability conversation group in Italian only. We meet at the group leader’s home or, by agreement, at other members’ homes.

    30 May 2022

    11:00 am

    Guitar 2

    A group for beginners and improvers.

    Non-members of the leisure club will pay £2.50 for the guitar session which includes a coffee break. If you are a leisure club member the fee would be £2.00 per session.

    30 May 2022

    11:00 am

    Yoga 3

    Yoga

    Stretch and De-stress Yoga – Suitable for beginners.

    A relaxing deep stretch class for the whole body – focusing on breathing & relaxation to calm your body & mind.

    30 May 2022

    1:00 pm

    Ukulele 3

    southport u3a ukulele groupThis is a “transitional group” consisting of three sections within one Group. Beginners-Intermediate-Advanced.

    30 May 2022

    1:30 pm

    Drama

    Are you interested in Drama? If so why not come along and join Southport U3A’s very own drama group.

    30 May 2022

    1:30 pm

    Tai Chi 6

    Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise, which originated in China, and is easily recognised by its slow captivating movements.

    30 May 2022

    2:00 pm

    Chess

    Players are wanted to join to join the group. Any level of player, ideal for restarting after learning it years ago.

    30 May 2022

    2:00 pm

    Italian Beginners

    Southport u3a Italian conversation groupThis group is for beginners in Italian conversation.  The group meets at the Group Leader’s house and they are using BBC Talk Italian 1.

    30 May 2022

    2:00 pm

    Table Tennis 4

    Southport u3a Table Tennis Groups

     

    Click HERE to visit the group page.

    30 May 2022

    3:00 pm

    Tai Chi 7

    Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise, which originated in China, and is easily recognised by its slow captivating movements.

    30 May 2022

    4:00 pm

    Bridge – The Sociable One

    For those who are just past the beginner stage and who enjoy playing bridge but are not interested in competitive club bridge.

    31 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is a state of consciousness. A state of being aware of the present that is accepting of the past and choosing to control our anxieties about the future.

    31 May 2022

    10:00 am

    Relaxez-Vous

    Southport u3a Relaxez-vousThis class has been formed to help Chronic Pain Sufferers get some relief from their pain. After having attended a one month course in Pain Management at Walton Hospital, I realised the urgency for me to share this knowledge with others.

    31 May 2022

    10:15 am

    Ukulele 1

    Performing name: YOOKS!

    31 May 2022

    10:30 am

    Bellydancing

    Our routine includes gentle exercises and stretches designed to improve fitness and mobility, with movements based on folk dances of the Middle East.

    31 May 2022

    10:30 am

    Racquetball

    To view the group page click HERE.

    31 May 2022

    11:00 am

    Yoga 2

    Yoga

    Stretch and De-stress Yoga – Suitable for beginners.

    A relaxing deep stretch class for the whole body – focusing on breathing & relaxation to calm your body & mind.

    31 May 2022

    11:15 am

    Badminton 1

    Everyone is welcome and ability ranges from former county and club level to complete novices. The game is played in a friendly atmosphere. The only requirement is that you wear suitable attire and footwear. The price per session is £3.00.

    31 May 2022

    1:30 pm

    Table Tennis 2

    Southport u3a Table Tennis GroupsWe welcome players of all abilities and are a very friendly group . We play doubles and the best over two games .We welcome new members so please come along and give it a try.

    31 May 2022

    2:15 pm

    German Improvers

    Southport u3a German ConversationGerman Improvers is a conversation group for basic level German.

    It is not suitable for absolute beginners but is available for those who have done some German but it is either rusty or is more recently acquired but at a fairly basic level.

    31 May 2022

    2:30 pm

    Pilates 1

    Pilates meets on a Tuesday at 2.30pm until 3.30pm at St John’s church, Ainsdale. The cost of the weekly classes is £5 per class which is payable on a monthly basis. There are no classes in August and December each year.

    31 May 2022

    7:00 pm

    Book Club 1

    There are currently 5 members and therefore vacancies for a number of people. It is a friendly and sociable group with meetings held in each others’ homes on a voluntary rota. These meetings are usually on a three weekly basis, however, this may vary throughout the year. We read mainly “modern” novels (ie the last 50 years or so).

    01 Jun 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking 3

    Walking Group 3 is for members who like a brisk walk in the local countryside of about 7 to 10 miles. We travel to and from the walks using public transport, ie buses, local trains and ferries, so in effect we can have a really good day out for the price of a coffee when we call at a cafe at the beginning or end of the walk – or both!!

    01 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Choir

    The choir leader is Lynne Rogers MA BA Hons CTABRSM.

    New choir members are needed and would be made very welcome, so please come along if you love to sing!.

    01 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    German Intermediates

    Southport u3a German ConversationThis is a mixed ability conversation group starting at rusty A level to advanced but the medium is intermediate.

    01 Jun 2022

    11:00 am

    Whist

     

    We play partners whist (not too competitively) from 11 am till 12, which normally allows for all members to play two full games. We follow that with a couple of games of “Knockout ” whist, for which very little skill is needed and its always great fun. Sometimes the winner is determined by the turn of a card!!

    01 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    French Conversation 2

    FrenchThis group is intermediate level and above.

    01 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Yoga 1

    Southport u3a yogaYoga with Jools classes include postures (asana) which will move, stretch and strengthen your body, breathing exercises (pranayama) to calm your body and mind, and a short relaxation.

    02 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Russian Language and Culture

    We are a mixed group, with some of our members new to the language and some having had experience of it for many years.

    02 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Global Perspectives

    The group has a theme of ‘Bridging the gap between current events and history’.

    03 Jun 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking (Short Walks 2)

    Precise time and venue are notified nearer the time of the walk. Starting and finishing locations are accessible by train or bus – details given a few days before each walk. Walks are about 3-5 miles and will end at a location where refreshments can be had, if desired.

    03 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Stitchers

    Southport u3a Stitchers groupTextiles and Fabrics group, more details to follow.

    03 Jun 2022

    1:00 pm

    Patchwork and Quilting

    A patchwork and quilting group has been formed to help people with making fabric items such as squares to put together to make a quilt, and also other patchwork items such as table runners, coasters, and bags.

    03 Jun 2022

    2:30 pm

    Fringe Poetry

    We are here to support each other and enjoy ourselves so –

    • meetings are chaired
    • poets are expected to share ongoing work at each meeting
    • writing themes are available across the year. We discuss a published poem, undertake a writing exercise and comment on each others’ work in each session
    • there is no priority in reading. We read ‘round the room’
    • readings (including preamble) are a maximum of 1 side A4
    • we are not a ‘workshop’. Material may be read on only one occasion
    • there will be the opportunity to visit other poetry groups, engage in competitions, perform and submit work for publication
    • any comments are courteous and constructive
    • work can be shared by email between writers or to cqec.research@gmail.com
    06 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Photo 1

    Photography 1 is a mixed ability group of enthusiasts, who wish to make the most of their photography.

    Each month, a theme is chosen and guidance is given about the type of subjects which could be used to fulfil the brief.  All photographs submitted are discussed at the monthly meetings, with constructive feedback given.

    06 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Board Games

    Southport u3a Board Games groupThis is a new group, we have a large range of games, including Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Chess, Back Gammon & Monopoly to name a few. Situated near Hesketh Park.

    07 Jun 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking (Short Walks 1)

    Our walks are on mixed terrain but nothing too challenging and are four to five miles in length, occasionally a little less, with an average pace of 2.5 miles per hour. Some of our routes are pictured on the group page.

    07 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Spanish 2

    This group is aimed at those with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. The sessions focus on reading, speaking and understanding the Spanish language in everyday situations.

    07 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Book Club 4

    Southport u3a Book ClubsStarting in August, the first chosen book will be The evidence against you by Gillian McAllister.

    07 Jun 2022

    7:30 pm

    Book Club 2

    We take turns to meet in members’ homes and because of this we limit our number to 8 to enable members to be able to accommodate us. However if members cannot accommodate 8 it would not exclude them.

    08 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Guitar 1

    You will need some basic knowledge of guitar playing, as this is not a beginners group.

    08 Jun 2022

    10:15 am

    Gardening

    Tony Brougham, a gardener who represents SAFFA, ‘Making up a hanging  basket for June’ & also a talk about DEFRA. Plant sale.

    08 Jun 2022

    1:00 pm

    Floral Art

    As the name implies this is a flower arranging group at which guidance will be given on a range of skills.

    09 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Christ Church Meeting

    Southport u3a meetingsEach month, the Southport U3A meet at Christ Church on Lord Street, Southport.  During the meeting there is a presentation by a guest speaker and Southport U3A news is announced.

    09 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    French Conversation 1

    Most group members have completed GCSE ‘O’ level, ‘À’level or adult education courses so this group would not suit beginners.

    09 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Coffee Mornings

    Southport u3a Coffee MorningThis is an informal group open to all members to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

    All members will receive a 10% discount off food and drink on production of their U3A membership card.

    09 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Coffee Mornings

    This is an informal group open to all members to drop in for a coffee and a chat.  You do not need to book in advance, just turn up and join in.  That sounds like a good plan after an early morning shopping trip.

    Don’t forget to get your Cafe 1821 loyalty card stamped.

    09 Jun 2022

    11:00 am

    Try Sailing

    Try sailingIf you have ever fancied messing about on the water and playing with ropes, our Try Sailing days might be what you are looking for.

    09 Jun 2022

    7:00 pm

    Wine Appreciation 3

    Each meeting has a theme suggested by the member hosting, such as Wines from South Africa, and members attending the event must bring an appropriate wine and some food to go with it. Food should either complement the wine chosen or follow the same theme as the wine.

    10 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Discussion

    The Discussion Group meets twice a month for relaxed and friendly discussions on a whole variety of topics. These are usually based on suggestions from members of the group.

    14 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    French Conversation 3

    Is the National Trust still fulfilling its role? – Chris

    14 Jun 2022

    7:00 pm

    Wine Appreciation 4

    The group meet twice monthly at Bar N’ista in Birkdale, usually on 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday. Led by a sommelier, we taste 3 whites and 3 reds with a sharing platter to complement the theme.

    15 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    Southport Sketchers

    This is an alfresco drawing group meeting at pre-arranged locations in and around Southport, weather permitting.

    15 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Photo Group 2

    Southport u3a Photo 2We meet monthly and are planning some theme-based group location visits, e.g., to Lord Street, Liverpool, Formby beach, etc.

    15 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Pickleball

    A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

    15 Jun 2022

    7:00 pm

    Wine Appreciation 2

    The meetings take place in members’ homes. From June 2015 the maximum number of members attending should not exceed 18. However occasionally this number could be exceeded if the hosting member feels that they could accommodate more members comfortably. Most members offer to accommodate 12-16 members when they host an evening.

    16 Jun 2022

    10:30 am

    Book Club 3

    Southport u3a Book ClubsThis group meets in the coffee lounge.

    17 Jun 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking (Short Walks 2)

    Precise time and venue are notified nearer the time of the walk. Starting and finishing locations are accessible by train or bus – details given a few days before each walk. Walks are about 3-5 miles and will end at a location where refreshments can be had, if desired.

    17 Jun 2022

    1:00 pm

    Patchwork and Quilting 1

    A patchwork and quilting group has been formed to help people with making fabric items such as squares to put together to make a quilt, and also other patchwork items such as table runners, coasters, and bags.

    17 Jun 2022

    2:30 pm

    iPhone Training

    Southport u3a iphone trainingThis group is for people who struggle to use their iPhones and would like to learn how to do so.

    21 Jun 2022

    12:00 am

    Walking (Short Walks 1)

    Our walks are on mixed terrain but nothing too challenging and are four to five miles in length, occasionally a little less, with an average pace of 2.5 miles per hour. Some of our routes are pictured on the group page.

    21 Jun 2022

    2:00 pm

    Joy Of Writing
    southport u3a writing competitionA new group which will allow the creative writers among us to meet, read and discuss our work.  It doesn’t matter if you are a published author or just someone, as I suspect most of us will be, who enjoys writing for its own sake.
    27 Jun 2022

    7:00 pm

    Wine Appreciation 4

    The group meet twice monthly at Bar N’ista in Birkdale, usually on 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday. Led by a sommelier, we taste 3 whites and 3 reds with a sharing platter to complement the theme.

    27 Jun 2022

    7:30 pm

    Singalong

    Southport u3a Singalong groupIan Stern, together with Geoff Matthews run this group for people who just like to sing. No audition is required, you dont even have to have a good voice. What is required is a liking for music and the singing of that music.

    28 Jun 2022

    10:00 am

    French Conversation 3

    Two news items and planning – Roger & Viv

    07 Jul 2022

    10:00 am

    Christ Church Meeting

    Southport u3a meetingsEach month, the Southport U3A meet at Christ Church on Lord Street, Southport.  During the meeting there is a presentation by a guest speaker and Southport U3A news is announced.

    26 Jul 2022

    10:00 am

    French Conversation 3

    Bastille Day lunch – 12:00 start time

    01 Sep 2022

    2:00 pm

    Dancing For Leisure

    Southport u3a Dancing For LeisureGet your glad rags out and come down to St John’s in Birkdale to join in the fun.

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