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 each other's gardens, wining and dining in local pubs and restaurants. There are numerous ways to engage socially.

Express your creativity

Sketching, painting, 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 

Please note that some groups have a charge to cover hall hire costs, materials etc.

Monday

Beginners Bridge - Mary Ireland | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.00-16.00 | Members’ homes.

Line Dancing - Pat Thatcher | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 14.00-16.00 | Smeeton Westerby Village Hall. The group is now full and is unable to accept any new members at the moment. Also, please note that the group is not suitable for beginners

Tuesday

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. This group is now unfortunately full, but apply to the wait list if you are interested.

WalkingTennis - Malcolm & Celia Lever-Jones | kdu3atennis@gmail.com | 0116279 2714 | Weekly | 13.00-15.00 | Kibworth Tennis Club. This group is now unfortunately full, but apply to the wait list if you are interested.

Spanish -  Michael Rodber | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | Weekly | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes. New members welcome.

PétanqueElaine Vandelli | elainevandelli@uwclub.net | 0116 240 2330 | 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 | 07967 672 176 | 1st Weds | 10.00-12.00 | Members' homes. This group is full at present but we keep a waiting list for possible new members in the future.

Lunch Club - Hilary Firth, Shirley Withycombe | hilaryfirth1943@gmail.com | 0116 279 2804 | swithycombe@hotmail.co.uk | 0116 279 3444 | 2nd Wed (excl. July & August) | 12.00-14.30 | Various pubs 

Beaker Band - Michael Rodber | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com  Weekly | 10.00-12.00 | Members’ homes. We are currently full right now.

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.

Flower Arranging - Brigette Taylor | brigettetaylor1957@gmail.com | Every First Wednesday | 14.00 - 16.00 | Member's homes

Book Club - Pat Jenkins | fairfield60@icloud.com | 0116 2404747 | Every Second Wednesday | 14.00 | Member's homes  | Group now full with waiting list

Strollers - | Ros Holmes | ros@holmeoak.co.uk |  2ndand 4th Wednesday of each month

Thursday

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

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

Landscape and Architecture - David Holmes  | groups.kibworthu3a@gmail.com | We are currently full right now.

Online Bridge - | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com| Thursday and Friday afternoon of each month

Pub Darts - publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com| Thursday 19.00. Kings Head, Smeeton Westerby

Friday

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

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

Online Bridge - | publicity.kibworthu3a@gmail.com| Thursday and Friday afternoon of each month