Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..




The National Creative Arts Competition for Older People - THE KING LEAR PRIZES 2021

Choose from a range of different creative art categories - Art, Poetry, Real Stories, and Solo Musical Performance.  The competition is for over 65s only

Over £2000 in prizes, and certificates if you are shortlisted, with hundreds of special commendations for high-quality work.

Only £5 to enter - closing date Friday 19 March 2021.  Gyles Brandreth (writer, broadcaster) is the judge.

Full details at




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 :

Mirthy are a UK company who provide Speakers to various organisations and are currently offering free weekly online Talks to the public, with a Q&A session at the end.  To register for any of these talks, simply go to and scroll down the page until you see the link to their free talks. It takes one click to register, there is no need for any complicated downloads. If you don't receive your confirmation email fairly quickly don't forget to check your Junk folder.

If anyone is interested, just sign up, sit back and relax!  Any feedback regarding the talks would be much appreciated, feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


If you enjoy keeping active through exercise, why not try out the following: have a wide range of videos available for all ages, including active older adults, a good description for many of our members.

To see these videos, open the website, then select ‘browse videos’ , scroll down and open ‘Active Older Adults’. You will find they have something for all abilities and a choice of exercises, be it sitting yoga or something more active.

You could also try out Joe Wicks 10 Minute Full Body Seniors Workout, which is available on  



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.


Check out the many various activities on our National Office website . Maybe 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.

Following a very successful and memorable trip last September, another U3A group will be returning in summer 2021, provided Covid-19 restrictions allow..  Watch this space for further details.  



This is the second Monday of our Easter break and, because it's before schools break for their holidays, we get the concessionary rate of only £3.10 per game (correct at time of going to print).

As usual, please arrive promptly at 11.00 so we can organise a group for each lanNo need to book, just turn up. Bring a friend if you wish. (There is plenty of parking on site and, of course, many buses pass the door).

                                                                                                       John Oram

Roger's & Hammerstein's 'The King & I' will be coming to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, from London's West End, on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Matinee performance, cost £68 each including coach. Interested? contact Mitchell on 01202 722171