u3a

Bristol

Social Group East and North East

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Leader:
When: Days and locations vary. Activities are advertised in our group's monthly email and our Whatsapp group

This group is for all members living in East & North-East Bristol (BS5, BS15, BS16, BS30, BS31, BS36 and BS37) although members from other postcodes are welcome to join.

10 people on a footbridge in woodland

We meet at various locations across the area at different times and on different days each month to take part in a variety of activities.

A monthly email provides news from local groups and lists upcoming events and everybody is encouraged to suggest events and to help with organisation.

Our WhatsApp group enables members to communicate with each other, arrange impromptu events and help build a sense of community.

Typical activities include walks, lunches, visits and films. Simple meet ups for coffee and a game of Molkky (Finnish skittles) are always popular.

We have a very positive relationship with Greenbank Bowls club. During a visit for a "Bowls Experience" as part of the club's fundraising effort for a new watering system the social group's co-convenors Lindsay and Jennie made a video about Bristol u3a.

As this area has fewer formal u3a groups than other areas of Bristol, the social group also hosts informal "pop-up" groups which communicate via Whatsapp. Over time these may mature into more formal groups, but they are currently proving very popular.

4 people playing bowls