BRIDGWATER and District U3A
News for Members


What’s on at Bridgwater Library

What’s on at Bridgwater Library Did you know that as well as lending books Bridgwater Library run a range of classes and events. Currently their programme includes sessions entitled “Knit & Natter”  and “Computer Classes”, plus lots more. For the full programme take a look at the Library Facebook page at:

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms Bridgwater U3A has been offered the free use of meeting rooms by Somerset Care. Anyone looking for a room to start a new group should contact me in the first instance. Dawn,    Group Co-ordinator.  01278 444426 

Bridgwater Arts Centre Gallery

Bridgwater Arts Centre Gallery Did you know that Bridgwater Arts Centre has a Gallery and that entry to exhibitions is free? To see the programme and what is currently on display please go to the Bridgwater Arts Centre Gallery web page at :-

Free Entry to English Heritage Sites for Learning Groups

Free Entry to English Heritage Sites for Learning Groups Did   you   know   that   English   Heritage   includes   the   U3A   on   their   list   of   learning   groups   that   are   eligible   for   free   self   led visits to their sites. To   be   eligible   for   a   free   visit   a   learning   group   needs   to   book   at   least   7   days   in   advance   and   the   visit   needs   to   include planned and structured learning activities. For full details please have a look at the English Heritage Educational Visit Terms and Conditions .pdf file  at

Gift Aid

Gift Aid Bridgwater U3A is able to claim Gift Aid on the fees that our members pay. If   you   have   signed   a   Gift   Aid   form   for   your   U3A   membership   fee   and   your   financial   circumstance   change   such   that   you no   longer   pay   income   tax   then   please   let   Dave   know   on   01278   439385   so   that   your   name   can   be   removed   from   the list.

Latest News from the Drama/Theatre Group

Latest News from the Drama/Theatre Group The Drama group has attracted 6 ladies, but no men! So,   after   some   surgery,   Derek   will   start   again   with   the   formation   of   a   theatre   group…   probably   in   November.   So   at   the first ‘get together’ we’ll decide on the most popular format. The   main   items   for   consideration   are   to   organise   a   production,   play   readings,   theatre   visits,   with   and   without   a   supper, and   with   or   without   transport.   To   get   this   new   group   under-way   I   urgently   need   names   and   E-mail   addresses   for anyone who is interested in participating in any of the formats of a Drama ‘Club’. The   inauguration   meeting   will   be   in   November   starting   am   on   Wednesday   7th   and   then   every   first   Wednesday.   The location   will   depend   on   the   number   of   you   interested   in   any   of   the   formats,   but   will   certainly   be   in   Bridgwater,   and   to start with commencing at 2pm. Now then, I need the following information from you: Full   Name;         E-Mail   address;      Phone   number;      Whether   you   have   your   own   transport;      Are   sessions   on   first Wednesdays OK This    information    to    be    sent    to    Drama    Group    Leader    –    Derek,    preferably    by    E-Mail    to:-    or alternatively by phone to 07511 109048

U3A Jurassic Coast Study Day

U3A Jurassic Coast Study Day  ~  October 24th 2018 The Avalon Network have organised a “U3A Jurassic Coast Study Day” that is open to all South West U3A members. The   event   is   on   Wednesday   October   24th   from   10-30am   to   3-30pm   at   the   George   Reynolds   Centre,   South   Street, Crewkerne, Somerset. The cost is £15 to include coffee, lunch and tea. For a link to more details and a booking form please go to the South West U3A web site: If needed, the poster and booking form may be downloaded in .pdf format here .