Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

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

Christchurch U3A has kindly extended an invitation to all our members who would be interested in attending the following event:


POLAR OPPOSITES?   Van Gogh, Seurat and Post-Impressionism

To be held at The Village Hotel, Bournemouth (opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  Free parking)

Andrew Forrest returns for an Art Study Day exploring Post-Impressionism.

The day will be illustrated with slides and programme notes will be provided.

Fee: £34 including tea, coffee and a sit-down buffet lunch.


For a booking form and further details please contact: Liz Hatch: Tel 01425 674077 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

Matthew Bourne's 'Red Shoes' is coming back to the Mayflower Theatre, Chichester, on Thursday 26th March 2020.  The cost will be £45 each including coach.

Interested? Then please contact Mitchell on 01202 722171 

Julie and Anita invite you to join them for coffee and a chat from 10.30 - 12.00 - open to all members, potential new members also welcome.

Tuesday 10th March, Cliff House Hotel, 13 Belle View Road, Southbourne, BH6 3DA

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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.

Friday 13th March, we will visit Narenj, a Persian restaurant (82 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 8US). It offers for starters dips with freshly made flat bread, for main courses kebabs and stews, and for dessert a selection of pastries. (

To book, please email Pamela Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Be sure to leave your name and phone number so that I can contact you in case of cancellation. Spaces are limited at these restaurants so do contact me early to reserve your place and be good enough to let me know if you need to cancel

You may arrive for lunch any time between 12 noon and 1pm.



Following our extremely successful spring break earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the Livermead Hotel, Torquay, again next year.  Why don't you join us?

The cost will be £290 pp Half Board including coach and trips to Sidmouth and  Totnes.  

Double room with single occupancy available at £80 extra per room.  Superior Sea Front rooms £80 extra per room.  Sea/Garden view rooms £40 extra per room.

Some single rooms available.  Entertainment most evenings

Many who came with us this year are keen to join us again next year, so please get your booking in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Bookings, only from Bournemouth U3A members and guests, will be taken on a first come first served basis. A deposit of £35 pp will be needed with your booking form, balance to be paid by 15th February 2020.

To book your place, please send your booking form (found in your Newsletter) and cheque for deposit to:

Audrey & Alan Kneller,  Bournemouth U3A,  c/o St James Institute,  33a Stourfield Road,  Bournemouth BH5 2AR.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Medium paced.   Not suitable for those who prefer a slow walk.

Monthly sociable walks exploring our beautiful are are  normally on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Date of Future Walks:

Wednesday 1st or 8th April (to be decided)

Wednesday 6th May

Wednesday 3rd June

 We meet at walk starting point usually at 10.15am and normally finish with lunch/snack in a country pub or similar.  

Info on forthcoming walks is emailed to group members monthly.  Walks range from approx 4.75 - 6.75 miles.

Group is presently full with a waiting list, subject to review as year progresses. Email David Cox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

for group details.



Come and join us for a sociable walk exploring our beautiful surrounding area.  Walks are medium paced covering approx. 4.5 to 6 miles, starting around 10.15am on a Tuesday and will be within reasonable driving distance of Bournemouth. Generally finishing at a café or pub where you can join us for a chat over lunch if you wish.

Future walks: 

25 February - Led by John Langmead

17 March - Led by Alistair Moir

21 April - Led by Alistair Moir

This group is currently full and new applicants may be waitlisted.  Please contact the office for my phone number as the year progresses.

A social ride of about 15 miles total with a coffee stop.  This is a social event with the desire for members to take some gentle exercise.  Weekly on Thursdays.  Meet at 10.00 at Kings Park at the top of Gloucester Road.  As the rides are weather sensitive pease check with me before leaving home.  Phone/text 07905 864455 (do not leave voice mail) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..