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If you need any information about starting a group please contact the group coordinator Alison Williams by email clicking   HERE

Group Attendance is free to members. Some groups operate at home, others in a hall, currently there are no additional costs unless otherwise stated.

We are keen for members to suggest other groups, and are looking for volunteers to lead them.

Click HERE for each DAY's activities.

Architecture

Group Leader: Diana Coleridge

Telephone: 01308 424431

Email: Click here to Email Diana

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Variable according to weather.

Time(s): Monthly fourth Monday, 2 - 4pm

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Art History

Group Leader: Joan Emerson

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Joan

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Bradpole Village Hall

Time(s): Monthly second Thurs 10.30am

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Bird Watching

Group Leader: Marilyn Stevens

Telephone: 01308 456223

Email: Click here to Email Marilyn

Meetings: Outside

Venue: Varies

Time(s): Monthly second Wednesday 9.00am at Football Ground Car Park

To see reports of recent visits Click HERE

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Book Group 1 : Varied

Group Leader: George Guy

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email George

Meetings: Face to Face, occasionally Zoom

Venue: Member’s home

Time(s): Second Tuesdays of the month 2pm

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Book Group 3 : Crime Fiction

Group Leader: Ann Langridge

Telephone: 01308 425 867

Email: Click here to Email Ann

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Market House

Time(s): Monthly second Thursday 2.30pm


Book Group 4 : Varied

Group Leader: Sylvia Henry

Telephone: 01308 426581

Email: Click here to Email Sylvia

Meetings: Meeting Room

Venue: Market House

Time(s): Monthly second Tuesday 2.00pm

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Book Group 5 : Varied

Group Leader: Angela Palmer

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Angela

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Market House

Time(s): Monthly fourth Friday 10.30am

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Book Group 6 : Varied

Group Leader: Liz Basker

Telephone: 01308 538149

Email: Click here to Email Liz

Meetings: On Line

Venue: TBC.

Time(s): Monthly first Friday 10.30am


Book Group 7 : Non-Fiction

Group Leader: Jim Basker

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Jim

Meetings: Face to Face, occasionally Zoom

Venue: Member’s home or garden

Time(s): 10.30am fourth Friday Jan, Mar, May July, Sept, Nov.

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Canasta

Leader: John & Annie Grantham

Telephone: Please use Email

Email:Click here to email John

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Large Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): Second and fourth Wednesdays 2.00pm

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Chess

Leader: John Gardner

Telephone: Please email

Email: Click here to email John

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: At members’ homes

Time(s): To be agreed by the players

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Creative Writing

Group Leader: Bob Shepherd

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Bob

Meetings: Zoom or Face to Face

Venue: Rope Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): First and third Fridays 2.30pm

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Cribbage

Group Leader: Liz Basker

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Liz Basker

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Greystones, Walditch

Time(s): Alternate Tuesdays 7pm

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Cryptic Crosswords

Group Leader: John Burgass

Telephone: 01308 455741

Email: Click here to Email Maggie

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: External venue

Time(s): Weekly Tuesday 11.00am

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Current Affairs

Group Leader: Robin Amswych

Telephone: 07850 885490

Email: Click here to Email Robin

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Rope Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): Monthly fourth Friday 2.00pm

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Enjoying Shakespeare

Group Leader: Peter Brown

Telephone: Use email.

Email: Click here to Email Peter

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Home at Victoria Grove

Time(s): Monthly second Monday 2.00 pm

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Exploring Art

Group Leader: Karen and Cliff Herbert

Telephone: 01308 422035.

Email: Click here to Email Karen

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Bradpole Village Hall

Time(s): Monthly third Thursday 10.30am

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Family History

Group Leader: Marilyn Stevens

Telephone: 01308 456223

Email: Click here to Email Marilyn

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport

Time(s): Monthly first Thursday 2.00pm

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French Conversation

Group Leader: John Burgass

Telephone: 01308 455 741

Email: Click here to Email Maggie Jamieson, (Admin).

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: The White Lion, West Street

Time(s): Fortnightly, alternate Thursdays, 11am

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French-Speaking Lunch Club (Les Gourmets)

Group Leader: Chantal East

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Chantal

Meetings: External venue

Venue: Varies

Time(s): Monthly Last Monday 12.00 noon

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French Scrabble

Group Leader: Chantal East

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Chantal

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Member's home

Time(s): Monthly first Wednesday 2.30pm

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Gardens and Gardening 1

Group Leader: Pat Grafton

Telephone: 01308 898264

Email: Click here to Email Pat

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: In members’ gardens

Time(s): Monthly second Monday 10.30am.

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Gardens and Gardening 2

Group Leader: Pat Grafton

Telephone: 01308 898264

Email: Click here to Email Pat

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: In members' gardens

Time(s): Monthly third Wednesday 2.00pm

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German Intermediate

Group Leader: Pamela Blackwood

Telephone: 01308 868583 Mobile : 07502477717

Email: Click here to Email Pamela

Meetings: Face to face

Venue: At members’ homes

Time(s): Weekly, Monday 10 – 11.30am.

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German Conversation

Group Leader: John Grantham

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email John

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Small Meeting Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): Monthly fourth Friday 10.30am

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Guitar Club

Group Leader: Mervyn Langridge

Telephone: Please Email

Email: Click here to Email Mervyn

Meetings: Monthly Face to Face

Venue: Burton Bradstock Reading Room

Time(s): Monthly third Monday 10.00am

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History

Group Leader: Mike Gittins

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Mike

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Bridport Town Hall

Time(s): Monthly, third Friday at 10.30am

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Isn't That Interesting !

Group Leader: Alan Hobby

Telephone: 07528 105977

Email: Click here to Email Alan

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Varies

Time(s): As arranged.


Italian Intermediate

Group Leader: Mary Ibbotson

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Mary

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Members' Homes

Time(s): Fortnightly Fridays 10.30am

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Knit and Natter

Group Leader: Karen Herbert

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Karen

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Ivy House, Groves Nurseries, Bridport

Time(s): Fortnightly first and third Wednesday 10.00am

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Limerick Club

Group Leader: Ann

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Ann

Meetings: Email

Email your limericks in - see above link

To see Current Contributions Click HERE

Time(s): Weekly, every Saturday - with new first line challenge for the following Saturday.

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Lunch Club Tuesday

Group Leader: Jane Stubbs

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Jane

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Different venue each month

Time(s): Monthly third Tuesday 12.00

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Music Appreciation 1

Group Leader: Paul Tebbutt

Telephone: 01308 425945.

Email: Click here to Email Paul

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Member's home

Time(s): Monthly second Monday 2.00pm

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Music Appreciation 2

Group Leader: Alan Hobby

Telephone: 07528 105977

Email: Click here to Email Alan

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Mountfield

Time(s): Monthly second Tuesday 2.30pm

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Needlework for Pleasure

Group Leader: Jane Stubbs

Telephone: 01308 898002

Email: Click here to Email Jane

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Member's home

Time(s): Second and fourth Fridays 2.00pm

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Opera

Group Leader: Alan Hobby

Telephone: 07528 105977

Email: Click here to Email Alan

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Mountfield

To check this month’s operas Click HERE

Time(s): Monthly fourth Wednesday 10.00am

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Philosophy 1

Group Leader: Stella Blacklaws

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Stella

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Probably Members' Homes but to be arranged.

Time(s): Every 3rd Wednesday 10.00am

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Philosophy 2 Self-study and Discussion

Group Leader: Robert Bibby

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Robert

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Symondsbury Manor.

Time(s): Monthly third Tuesday 10am - midday

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Play Reading 2

Group Leader: Liz Fisher

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Liz

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Members’ homes

Time(s): Monthly second Friday 2 – 5pm

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Play Reading 3

Group Leader: Ali Turnock

Telephone: 07540 490 340.

Email: Click here to Email Ali

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Members’ homes

Time(s): Monthly first Monday 2.00pm

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Poetry for Pleasure 1

Group Leader: Brenda Gibbons

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Brenda

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: White Lion

Time(s): Monthly second Tuesday 10.30am

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Poetry 2 - A Major Poet a Month

Group Leader: John Grantham

Telephone: Please use email

Email: Click here to Email John

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Art Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): Monthly third Wednesday, 10.30am

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Political Discussion 1

Group Leader: Jim Basker

Telephone: 01308 538149

Email: Click here to Email Jim

Meetings: Face to Face.

Venue: Rope Room, Bridport Youth Centre, Gundry Lane

Time(s): Monthly second Friday 10.30am

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Practical Crafting

Group Leader: Karen Herbert

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Karen

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall

Time(s): Second Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm

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Puzzles for Fun

Group Leader: Ray Stamford

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Ray

Meetings: Email

Venue: At Home

Time(s): Monthly

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Railway

Group Leader: Alastair Forbes

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Alastair

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Mountfield

Time(s): Monthly first Tuesday 2.00pm

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Rummikub

Group Leader: Jill Harrison

Telephone: 01308 538852

Email: Click here to Email Jill

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: The Ropemakers, West St Bridport

Time(s): 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 2.15pm

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Science & Technology

Group Leader: David Croman

Telephone: 01308 426379

Email: Click here to Email David

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Rope Room, Bridport Youth Centre

Time(s): 3rd Monday in Month 2pm.

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Short Walks (3-5 miles)

Group Leader: Alan Hobby

Telephone: 07528 105977

Email: Click here to Email Alan.

Meetings: Outside

Venue: Various

Time(s): First Friday of the Month at 10am

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Singers (Bridport & District U3A Singers)

Group Leader: Heather Harvey

Telephone: 01308 425219.

Email: Click here to Email Heather

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: W.I. Hall, North St, Bridport.

Time(s): Fortnightly first and third Thursdays 10.30am

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Skittles

Group Leader: Valerie Gierth

Telephone: 01308 281381.

Email: Click here to Email Valerie

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Bridport and West Dorset Club, South Street.

Time(s): Fortnightly first and third Thursday evenings 7pm

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Spanish Beginners

Group Leader: Suzy Fry

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Suzie

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Mountfield

Time(s): Monthly, First Tuesday 10.45am

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Spanish Intermediate

Group Leader: Maggie Jamieson

Telephone: 01308 422920

Email: Click here to Email Maggie Jamieson

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: The White Lion, West Allington

Time(s): Fortnightly, alternate Thursdays, 11am - 12.15pm

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Strollers 1 (4-5 miles)

Group Leader: Angela Palmer

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Angela

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Outside Various

Time(s): Monthly first Wednesday - at either 9.30am or 10am

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Walking (5-7 miles)

Group Leader: Lesley & Robin Pearson

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click here to Email Lesley & Robin

Meetings: Outside

Venue: Local Walks

Time(s): Monthly third Thursday 10.00am

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Watercolour Painting

Group Leader: Muriel Martin

Telephone: Please use Email

Email: Click here to Email Muriel

Meetings: Face to Face

Venue: Rope Room, Bridport Youth Centre, Gundry Lane

Time(s): Monthly first and third Friday 10am – midday

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Wine Appreciation

Group Leader: Bruce Perry

Telephone: 01308 458661.

Email: Click here to Email Bruce

Meetings: Member's home

Venue: Varies

Time(s): Monthly third Wednesday 7.00pm

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Zoom Chat Monday am

Group Leader: John Grantham

Telephone: Please use Email.

Email: Click to Email John

Meetings: On Line

Venue : Zoom (we can help you tune in)

Time(s): Fortnightly second and fourth Mondays 10 – 11am

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