Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

Thank you to Alan and Audrey Kneller for organising the Quiz at Immanuel Church, Belle View Road, Southbourne.  I think it's fair to say that all those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  

Watch this space for a much requested return of an old favourite in the Spring.




Just over 120 members attended the Christmas Lunch at The Cumberland Hotel and had the perfect excuse to dress up, have a drink and meet friends. I'm sure everyone enjoyed the excellent meal with first class service in very festive surroundings. With Covid very much in mind, sensible precautions were taken, including no raffle this year to avoid unnecessary mixing, as well as wearing masks when not seated.  Members were also asked to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending as an extra precaution.  However, I'm sure this didn't dampen people’s spirits and a good time was had by all!

Many thanks to John Oram for the hours of work he put in to organising this very successful event.



The u3a Lunch Club is open to all members and meets several times in the year. Each time that we visit a restaurant, we have the opportunity to sample a particular cuisine at a reasonable price, as well as to meet old and new friends. 

The restaurants we visit are easily accessible by bus.  Parking nearby may be limited.

You are invited to attend our next lunch on

THURSDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2022  12.30 onwards at CAFE ROUGE, Westbourne

(It’s on the M1 and M2 bus route or Yellow Bus no. 1)

To confirm your place please email Bob Hucklesby (DIRECTLY)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Bob - 01202 551 401

(Please do not phone the u3a office or send reply to Mailchimp)

CAFE ROUGE has asked us to pre-order our meals - please take a look at their website and select Bournemouth restaurant to see options & prices
and email your choices to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10th February

If you have booked a place and cannot make it, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you


Next lunch date…….

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH - KALA THAI, Old Christchurch Rd, Horseshoe Common, Bournemouth
(Details will be sent out nearer the time)



Bob Hucklesby





Join us for a coach trip to the Sussex town of Arundel, with its Castle, Cathedral, museums, galleries and of course the shops and restaurants, or a stroll along the river.  Our day is timed to coincide with the spectacular “Tulip Festival” in the Castle Gardens where you can also enjoy exotic trees, shrubs and flowers.  

we expect to arrive at Arundel at about 11.00 and will leave for home at 4.00, giving you 5 hours to explore and enjoy this beautiful town! 

Coach fare £10 per person


David Hardman and Margaret Ronchetti

Watch this space for details of our Coffee Mornings

"The Theatre! The Theatre!  Oh how we all miss The Theatre!"

 As a flavour of what you can expect in '2022 - what about.....?

At the Mayflower, Southampton, one of our favourite venues:-

"The Book of Mormon" (a musical) in February 22

"Les Mis" in March 22

"Singing in the Rain" in June 22

"The Jersey Boys" in July 22

NB - No dates booked yet until theatres announce seating plans. But if you are interested in any of these, let me know your preferences on 01202 722171.


                                                               Mitchell Robertson



Check out the many various activities and numerous interesting free Online Zoom events on our UK Office website . Or why not try a Quiz, get moving with Mr Motivator or even give the Maths Challenge a go!  

There are also links to Government and NHS websites offering advice during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Royal Albert Hall brings exclusive sessions from artists’ homes to yours whilst the Hall is shut.  Just search Royal Albert Hall - Watch On Demand

and enjoy the many performances available, including favourites Alfie Boe and Cliff Richard. These shows are all available for free. 

For those of you who enjoy classical music, the London Symphony Orchestra will be streaming concerts twice a week during the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Visit their website select 'What's on' then select 'Always Playing: Our Online Season'  to see what's available.


If you would like to challenge a friend, or friends, to a game of Bridge online, you can do this by downloading  Full instructions can be found in the following attachment :