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

Woodcroft London 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!!

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.


Margaret Hall
 01536 512215

Kettering Bridge Club
Every Monday 2.00-4.00pm

We meet weekly on Mondays all year except for Bank Holidays  at the Kettering Bridge Club.   Please join us. 
We are hoping to restart on Monday 21st June 2021 (Boris permitting).  Please contact me if you need any more information.

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.


Knit & Natter

Sylvia Dale
01536 411865

Dorothy Stock’s home

Alternate Mondays

We knit and crochet while putting the world to rights!  When we have time we knit or crochet for charity and at the moment that is Age UK.


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 is open to anyone who plays or who would like to learn to play the recorder. At the first meeting we will discuss how best to organize the group. Please bring your recorder(s) and a music stand – if you have one.

After the first meeting there will be a fee (depending on numbers) to cover any music costs.



Geraldine Hardwick
01536 481203

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. 
Fortnightly 10 - 12am

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


Music Appreciation

Rosalind Bridges
 01536 741455

Rosalind's Home
 2.00- 4.00pm.

We are an informal group of music lovers who meet each month to listen to, discuss and enjoy, a very wide range of music


Chris Ditri  01536 723145
Sandra Teckenburg  01832 733419

1st Wednesday 2-4pm
(Time and place varies)

We meet to utilise all our combined skills and learn more about the horticultural aspects.  We visit local garden interests and in the warmer months plant practical items and share products.



Geraldine Hardwick
01536 481203

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

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 628940

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. 

Making Music
(Beginners welcome)

Alan Bailey
01933 350147

John Cooper's home
Fridays 2.30pm-4.30pm

We enjoy making music - mainly guitars/ukes - some old songs, some Country and Western, some folk, some (not much) modern.  We meet every Friday pm.   Playing in a group is different from playing for just yourself but we have a lot of fun trying out 'our' variations on tunes, chords and rhythms and annoying the neighbours.  Beginners are welcome.

Day Arranged by Group


Day Trips

Theatre Visits

Norma Reilly

As arranged

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

Documents for Group Leaders