Specialist Groups

We have 30 diverse interest groups with new groups in the process of being formed. Each group is self-supporting and ranges in size from 3 to 30 people. Each group has a Leader/Convener. New members are welcome at any time or may start up a new group. We have a reciprocal arrangement with neighbouring Todmorden and Clitheroe U3A's whereby we can join each others' groups, which effectively increases the range of subjects

Click on a group name to access their page and/or contact the group.

Group Location Meets
Architecture Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 4th Wednesday PM
Beginners German – Year 2 Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday PM
Beginners Spanish – Year 2 Burnley Central Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Board and Card Games Varies Varies
Board and Card Games 2 Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD Fortnightly on Fridays
Books Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 3rd Monday AM
Contract Bridge Varies 2nd and 3rd Thursday PM
Craft Workshop Higham Village Hall 1st and 3rd Thursday AM
Exploring Poetry Together Coal Clough Library, Burnley, BB11 4NW 2nd Thursday AM
Folk Dancing Higham Village Hall 1st Thursday & 3rd Tuesday PM
French Conversation Padiham Road Methodist Church B12 8AD 1st & 3rd Tuesday PM
Hand Bell Ringing St Leonards Church, Church Street, Padiham BB12 8HG 1st & 3rd Wednesday PM
History Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 1st Thursday AM
Indoor Bowls Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD Varies
Italian Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD 2nd & 4th Wednesday PM
Latin 9 Osborne Grove, 367 Colne Road, Burnley BB10 2LB 2nd & 4th Monday PM
Local History Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB128JH 2nd & 4th Tuesday AM
Luncheon Club Varies Varies
Music Appreciation Community Centre, Middlesex Avenue, Burnley 3rd Thursday AM
Outings Varies Varies
Painting and Drawing Community Centre, Middlesex Avenue, Burnley 1st & 3rd Monday AM
Painting For Pleasure Padiham Road Methodist Church 1st & 3rd Monday AM
Philosophy Padiham Road Methodist Church 3rd Tuesday AM
Photography Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 2nd Friday PM.
Quiz Padiham Road Methodist Church Brassey Street Burnley BB12 8AD 3rd Monday PM
Science Burnley Central Library 1st Tuesday PM
Scrabble Burnley Central Library. Wednesday alternative weeks PM
Singing For Pleasure Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH 4th Wednesday 11-00 AM
Spanish – Intermediate Varies 2nd & 4th Friday AM
Spanish 1 Burnley Central Library !st & 3rd Tuesday AM
Ukulele Padiham Road Methodist Church, Padiham Road, Burnley BB12 8AD 1st & 3rd Friday AM
Walking Varies 1st and 3rd Friday AM

Notices

History – 5 Sept and Architecture 18 Sept

History Group are having a talk by Tony Mackie on Chinese History at the Unity Church Padiham 10-30 am to 12-00 noon on Thursday 5 September.

Architecture Group are having a visit to Darwen Heritage Centre arranged for 2.15 pm on Wednesday 18th September with first a tour of the centre then a tour of some of the lovely buildings in the town ending with refreshments at the centre. Meet at the Unitarian Church with a view to moving off at 1.30pm in our own cars (some car drivers offering lifts). It is essential to book a place with Rod Wilshaw or with David Smith.


apPEAL!

This is an urgent apPEAL for new members for the Handbell Ringing Group? Our numbers have suddenly plummeted due to illness or other difficult circumstances and we desperately need new members. If anyone has been harbouring an inclination to try handbell ringing, now is definitely the time to come out and give it a go. No previous experience necessary, ability to read music not necessary but an ability to count to 4 is required! Come and find out why or ring Valerie Widdas for a chat about what we do. We need you!

Handbell Ringing is on Wednesdays, 4th and 18th September at St. Leonard’s Church, Padiham from 2.00pm – 3.30pm.

 


Book Group Meeting – change of date

The  next meeting is on September 16th at 10-00 to discuss Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.  Contact David Venn.


August Open Meeting

The August Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 22 August 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on “The journeys of Anne Clifford” by Sheila Gordon.

A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


Submissions for Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the September 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 18 September.

October earlier date – Friday 4 October
November – Wednesday 20 November
December – tbc
January – Wednesday – 15 January

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Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).