Group Activities

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If so, there are numerous Groups meeting regularly, each led by a member of the U3A, in members' houses or local halls.    The activities we cover currently are in the Group Activities Menu shown below.  Why not join in.

We are always keen to expand our range of interests and invite members to suggest and set up new Groups.  If you have an activity suggestion, would consider leading a group, or would like to contact a Group Leader click here and then the link at the top of the Contact Us Page

(Note to leaders - if you can find a better animated GIF file than the one shown please send it to me and I will swap it.
Also have a look at the Documents for Leaders at the bottom of the menu  - Webmaster)

Group Name





Art Group

Tessa Bellamy
07854 864632

St Andcrews,
Rockingham Rd
Every Monday

This is a group of all abilities and mediums.  We have a tutor twice a month who helps us with our projects and shows us where we are going wrong!!

Currently the group is full but Tessa is running a waiting list

Camera Club 1

Jenny Goddard
01536 482972

Pat Johnson
 01536 483398

Our meetings are on the Monday in the week following the week of the main U3A meeting

A group of keen, amateur, digital photographers meet once a month to share our knowledge and enthusiasm. 
We sometimes go out on a shoot, or spend the afternoon comparing successful results with one another.  There is always a homework task set for the next month.  We also rely on the expertise of members of the group to teach us how to alter and improve our pictures using the Photoshop Elements program  or Picassa on our computers.  We meet on the Monday following the monthly U3A meeting at 3, St.  Mary's Road, Kettering.  (01536 482972) Unfortunately the group is full at the moment.

Book Club

Margaret Turnbull
01536 511139

3rd Monday 2pm

We try to read one book a month and have decided to read one classic a year. 

The book group is at full capacity now so if you would consider starting a second group or being put on a waiting list please contact the Group Coordinator by clicking here and using the Contact form indicated at the top of the page  


Mah Jong/Scrabble

Linda Law
01536 659091

Barton Seagrave Village Hall

2nd and 4th Monday

Learn how to play Mah Jong which is a game of skill, strategy and calculation.
  Open to new members


Play Reading

Rosalind Bridges
01536 741455

Venue and Date Varies
Normally 1st Monday

We read a new play each time and have a great laugh with ladies playing the gentlemen’s parts.  More men needed as we laugh too much!


Recorder Group

Mary Cooper

01536 420336
Sue Hartley
01536 357676

2nd and 4th Mondays 2:30 to 3:30 pm

member's home

The Recorder Group meets on Monday afternoons (usually the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month but sometimes we change dates to accommodate members). Meetings are usually held in central Kettering.  As well as solo items we play a variety of music written or arranged for recorders in two, three or four parts using descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. Members choose which recorders they like to play.

We would love to have some more players. It might be possible to start a beginners group – if enough people are interested. If you would like to join the group or are interested in learning to play please contact Mary Cooper.



Dai Johnson  01536 483398


3rd Tuesday in the month 2pm. 

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at 2pm to discuss and watch holiday photos and videos.  Biscuits and tea are included.

The Travel group enables travellers to share their photos and films of their holidays with others.

Camera Club

Camera Club

Julie Bates
01536 725538

Member's home
2nd Tuesday 2pm
Learn about your camera and how to take great pictures.

Ukulele Group

Alan Bailey
01933 350147

Meet at the home of one of the Group in Ise Valley.
Fortnightly 10 - 12am

We meet fortnightly and are mainly following a course from the internet and playing for fun.  We are beginners - why not join us.  

Plenty of room - bring a friend.
              'n' Coffee

Craft 'n' Coffee

Joy Knight
07535 446758

Stirrup Cup
Barton Seagrave

A group for crafters to get together over coffee.
Meet 4th Tuesday of each Month. 

New members welcome.




Pauline McCready
01536 485416

Hertford Rd. Centre, Kettering
1st & 3rd Thursday
2 - 4pm

We have two fluent Spanish teachers and are working our way through our course.  New members welcome.

Pop in
                for Coffee

Pop in for Coffee

Sylvia Dale
01536 411865

Stirrup Cup
 Barton Seagrave

Every Thursday 10am

Why not pop in and join us for a natter.


Short Walks

Wanda & Bob

01536 659236

3rd Thursday

(Time and place varies)

Go for walks no longer than 3 miles on level ground.

10 pin Bowling

Dai Johnson  01536 483398

Thunder Bowl Kettering
Thursday following the monthly meeting
Midday start


Singing for Pleasure 

Lynda Harris
01526 529410

St John's Church Hall
Fortnightly 10-12am.

We are a group who get together simply because we love to sing for pleasure!

We practice on alternate Friday mornings.  We are not a choir – just enjoy singing together but we have fun.   Our voices are lubricated with coffee and biscuits. 

We are now 20 strong and practicing for little concerts at retirement homes in the area and a group at CT King.

Day Arranged by Group


Day Trips

Theatre Visits

Jill Burgess
Sylvia Dale

As arranged

Please read the current Magazine to see what Trips are being organised.  Sign up at the monthly meeting.

Documents for Group Leaders