Interest Groups

Our self-help, self learning interest groups are the life-blood of our local u3a.

Sharpen your mind

Fancy playing bridge at a variety of levels or learning a foreign language? Perhaps you want to engage in a bit of music appreciation. There is a variety of choices listed below.

Keep yourself fit

Tennis and walking tennis, line dancing, table tennis, pétanque and walking. No couch potatoes here. Although in some groups, a satisfying pub lunch awaits if you are good.

Pamper yourself

Watching old TV comedies, visits to beautiful gardens, wining and dining in local pubs and restaurants. There are numerous ways to engage socially.

Express your creativity

Sketching, painting, flower arranging, making music, photography, poetry and craft. Use your time to do all those things you wanted to but never had the time for when you were at work.

Most of our groups are now functioning, either "live" or online/Zoom. Scroll list below for status and click on the web-link, which is the underlined group title, if available, for more details.

For general information, contact Karen at groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com

Situations Vacant

The wonderful leaders of two of our popular groups - Garden Visits and Flower Arranging - have stepped down after years of hard work. We really need some people to step in and take these groups on.

You don't need to be an expert to run a group. If you are enthusiastic about an activity and want it to happen, we are here to help.

For more information, contact Karen at groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com

Sunday

Singles Sunday Lunch - Ted Swift | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 1st Sunday | 12.00-14.00 | Various pubs - currently not meeting. Awaiting further information.

Monday

Beginners Bridge - Mary Ireland | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.30-16.30 | Members’ homes.

Line Dancing - Val Crofts | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.00-16.00 | Smeeton Westerby Village Hall.

Comedy Club - Martin Crofts | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Monthly | 14.00-16.00 | Members’ homes - currently not meeting. Awaiting further information.

Tuesday

Flower Arranging - Urgently needs new group leader. Please contact Karen: groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com

Wine Tasting - John Freeland | chair.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | As arranged | 14.00-16.00 | Members’ homes.

Craft Group - Jean Chapman | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 2nd/4th Tuesday | 14.00-16.00 | Kibworth Methodist Church.

Photography - Karen Spencer | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 3rd Tuesday | 10.30-12.30 | Smeeton Westerby Village Hall.

Tennis - Malcolm & Celia Lever-Jones | kdu3atennis@gmail.com | 0116279 2714 | Weekly | 13.00-15.00 | Kibworth Tennis Club.

WalkingTennis - Malcolm & Celia Lever-Jones | kdu3atennis@gmail.com | 0116279 2714 | Weekly | 13.00-15.00 | Kibworth Tennis Club.

La tertulia (Spanish) - Michael Rodber | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes.

Pétanque - Elaine Vandelli | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 10.00-12.00 | Cricket Club, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough.

Wednesday

German Conversation - Ian Hearn | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Twice monthly | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes - currently on Zoom.

Poetry - Carol Townend | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 1st Wed | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes.

Lunch Club - Hilary Firth, Shirley Withycombe | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 2nd Wed | 12.00-14.30 | Various pubs

Beaker Folk - Michael Rodber | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com Weekly | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes.

Film Appreciation - Hazel Taylor | membership.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Last Wed | 11.00-14.00 | Phoenix Arts, Leicester - currently not meeting. Awaiting further information.

Gardens/Outings Group - Urgently needs new group leader. Please contact Karen: groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com

Practical Gardening - Karen Spencer | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Every third Wednesday | 14.00-16.00 | Members' gardens.

Thursday

Social Bridge Group - Clive Huntley | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.00-16.15 | Kibworth Grammar Lounge.

Music Appreciation - Martin Crofts | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 1st Thurs | 14.30- 16.30 | Members’ homes - currently not meeting. Awaiting further information.

Safari Supper - Stephen Poyzer | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 4th Thurs | 19.00 - 22.00 | Various pubs.

Friday

Table Tennis - Clive Huntley | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.30-16.30 | Kibworth Scout Hut.

Painting (Art) - Gail Holland | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | every other Fri | 14.00 - 16.00 | Kibworth Methodist Church -

Sketch Club - Keith Holyoake | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | 2nd/4th Fri | 10.15 - 12.00 | Members’ homes/ Various.

Walking - Chris & Sue Bradburn | chrisandsue@rectory-cottage.co.uk | Fridays | 10.00-14.00 | Various locations.