PROGRAMME FOR 2023-24
This page gives an outline of the activities available to members of the Woking Area u3a.
Full details of Group Leaders and dates for activities are available to members by clicking here.
You will need your password (which is on your renewal/joining documents).
The activities are grouped into similar interests. Please click on the are you wish to examine.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
ART – CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP When: Wednesday am (2nd&4th in month) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: email@example.com A friendly, relaxed group with led sessions giving guidance and opportunities to explore different mediums, themes and styles. All abilities welcome.
ART – MAINLY LANDSCAPES When: Monday pm (bi-monthly) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Landscape painting in various media, from ink and wash to watercolour. All skill levels experiment with land, sea, sky, trees, buildings, water, close-up and distant. Guidance given in a friendly atmosphere in which to learn, advance and enjoy.
ART – PAINTING 2 When: Tuesday pm (fortnightly) Where: Pyrford Contact: email@example.com Open to all levels of ability to more advanced. Watercolour is the norm but the use of other media is encouraged. This is a self help group. No formal tuition is offered.
ART – PAINTING FOR PLEASURE When: Monday am (fortnightly) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Small, friendly group of painters, mainly using watercolour. Subjects are suggested but members are free to paint what they like.
ART APPRECIATION When: Tuesday pm (3rd in month) Where: Pyrford Contact: email@example.com This is a group for those who appreciate art in all its forms. It is run by coordinators and usually members supply the content – a PowerPoint presentation of up to one hour. Presentations can be on any art topic such as an artist, a painting, a sculpture or a theme and presented by an individual or several members jointly. We have our own dedicated website giving a vast resource of arts related material. New members welcome.
BEADING GROUPS A & B When: Monday am/pm (fortnightly) Where: Private Venue Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org All aspects of beading, from restringing old pearls and necklaces to new creations from the many beads available. Those wishing for excitement can experiment with bead embroidery, wrapping, Kumihimo braids, weaving, wire-work etc. Information on sources of materials will be available.
CALLIGRAPHY When: Wednesday am (fortnightly) Where: Woodham Contact: email@example.com This friendly group will encourage and help members to master different scripts, starting with the basic Foundational Hand. This should enable them to use their creative skills to enhance diverse projects, such as special event invitations and announcements, menu and place cards, certificates, family trees, labels, cards, etc
CHAINMAILLE When: Tuesday am (4th in month) Where: Private Venue Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This friendly, encouraging group meets monthly to make jewellery using the art of chainmaille. Projects are suggested, but members are encouraged to bring their own. Instruction given as required.
CRAFT When: Thursday am (3rd in month) Where: Sheerwater Contact: email@example.com A friendly, informal group, suitable for all abilities. The main emphasis is to learn and share techniques, to bring ideas to the group, to make cards, and try out new crafts and make gifts. During each session a project will be available for all to join in.
DRESSMAKING When: Thursday am (1st in month) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org The aim of this group is for those interested in brushing up existing skills, learning new techniques, including modern fabrics and techniques where appropriate and making the most of their equipment. We aim to share knowledge and tips and to have fun. Group members bring in whatever project they are working on and/or need help with.
FLOWER ARRANGING When: Friday pm (1st in month) Where: Sheerwater Contact: email@example.com This group will pool together their own ideas and learn the basics of flower arranging. The group will be informal and learn various styles of arrangements. New members will be warmly welcomed.
KNIT AND NATTER When: Thursday am (4th in month) Where: Sheerwater Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org A sociable self help group, where you can bring along your knitting, crochet or any other craft that you enjoy. Share your knowledge, learn a new skill, make items for charities, or just dig out those bags of knitting, crochet or craft you have been meaning to finish. Plus, have a cup of tea and a natter with friends both old and new.
LACE CIRCLE When: Monday pm (fortnightly) Where: Private Venue Contact: email@example.com This is a self-support group mainly for those with some knowledge and experience of Bobbin Lace. We can provide support rather than tutoring. Complete beginners are welcome, but should contact to discuss equipment.
NEEDLEWORK When: Tuesday am (2nd in month) Where: Horsell Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org In this small friendly group, members are free to work on their own projects in a variety of embroidery or tapestry stitches. Help is available if needed for techniques and problems.
PATCHWORK & QUILTING When: Friday am (1st in month) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: email@example.com A friendly and informal group for those who love to do patchwork and quilting. Some of us are beginners and some of us are more experienced; some sew by machine, some sew by hand – all are welcome. If you are a beginner there will be an opportunity to learn the basics and sew simple blocks to make a quilt. We enjoy sharing our knowledge, techniques, and ideas.
SHED When: Monday pm (last in month) Where: Horsell Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For all model makers/model collectors, bring along your latest projects, plans, ideas for discussion, sharing techniques, ideas, inspiration, or just a chat, aircraft, trains, cars, boats, dioramas, dolls-houses, etc, anything from the miniature world.
SILVERWORK GROUPS A & B When: Thursday am/pm (weekly) Where: Private Venue Contact: email@example.com Two workshop groups for jewellery and silverwork, including non-precious metals. Open every week during term time with a workshop charge of £7.00 a week to cover basic materials. Beginners welcome: 5 week introductory course. All tools are available, and help in ordering metals and stones. No restorations or repairs please!
CLIMATE CHANGE When: Thursday pm (3rd in month) Where: St Johns Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Have you ever wondered what you could do to reduce your carbon footprint? Does the daily drip of information about international conferences and policies on climate change confuse you? Then help is at hand. The members of the Climate Change group have been looking at these issues with an emphasis on what we can do individually. We have looked at aviation fuel, heavy industry, plastic recycling, how the electricity generation industry might cope with generating enough energy for electric car charging and at the impact of what we eat on emissions. We have also learnt how to cut emissions at home with an in-depth look at air source heat pumps. Do join us if this is of interest to you.
CURRENT AFFAIRS When: Thursday pm (3rd in month) Where: Goldsworth Park Contact: email@example.com Current Affairs is a friendly and informal group. Group members are encouraged to discuss and analyse current local , national and international news reports . We hope topics discussed will challenge our thinking and encourage debate.
NEWS & VIEWS FULL When: Tuesday pm (3rd in month) Where: Horsell Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Members discuss and analyse current news reports with the objective of separating opinion, misleading reportage, and “fake news” from evidence-based fact. An informal and friendly group where respect for all shades of opinion is encouraged.
EXERCISE & SPORTS