Bournemouth U3A Social Events

What else are we up to..

Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" with Nancy Carroll. Matinee Wednesday 17th July at 2.45. Approx cost £45.00 including coach.

If interested please book soon with Mitchell on 01202 722171.

Please note - this will be a minibus party so numbers will be very limited


Matinee performance of Matthew Bourne's special take on Romeo and Juliet as a ballet, at The Mayflower theatre, Southampton, on Thursday 26 September 2019. Cost £36.00 including coach. 

Please note - this will be a minibus party so numbers will be very limited

Contact Mitchell Robertson to book on 01202 722171.  Please book soon


We've had a good response for the Introduction to Croquet at the East Dorset croquet lawns, Salterns Road, Ashley cross, Poole.

The course comprises 5 Thursday mornings - May 2,9,16, 23, and 30. Each day will start at 9.30 with a refreshment break at 11.00 in the Clubhouse, and play continuing until 1.00pm. You need no knowledge; mallet, balls and expert patient tuition will be provided. All you need are flat soled shoes and a willingness to "have a go". 

Free on site parking.

All at just £15 for the full course, this really is a bargain.

Although the course has already started, if you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact the U3A office ASAP on 01202 420700 and leave your name and telephone number and we will get back to you.

John Oram

Get all the latest news and updates on everything between publication of Newsletters. Enjoy a talk by an invited speaker. An ideal opportunity to float a new idea or maybe discuss how to improve existing ideas. But mainly this is a social occasion to meet friends and hopefully make new ones. Refreshments will be available, of course! Members and non members £1.00.

The next talks will be held on:

Thursday 19th September "The Balkans - the Tinderbox of Europe" a presentation by Bill Simpson

Meetings held at St Augustin's Church Hall, St Augustin's Road, Cemetery Junction, at 1.45pm.  Hope to see you there!

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.

Next walks:  25 June 2019 - John;  16 July 2019 - Alastair and 17th September 2019

This group is currently full with a waiting list.

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

Tuesday 18th June at Vesuvio, Seafront, Alum Chine

Further dates in July, August and September to be advised

Please let us know if you are coming by phoning the Office (01202 420700) and leaving your name and phone number.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Experience a variety of cuisines and meet old and new friends. Arrive for lunch anytime between 12.00 and 1.00.

To book your place please email Pamela Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Joyce Bicknell on 01202 729203 as soon as possible as space may be limited. Please let us know if you need to cancel.

Wednesday 22nd May - Bates, 350 Charminster Road, Bournemouth. This British restaurant has a homely feel and serves freshly cooked main dishes and fabulous desserts. The two course lunch special is priced at £14.50

Thursday 20th June - Beirut Lounge, 232 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth (very near to the Landsdowne). In a delightful setting this family run restaurant offers a range of traditional Lebanese starters, main dishes (many vegetarian) and delicious pastries. The cost of a two course lunch would be around £15.00.


The play by D. Hare "Plenty" with Rachel Sterling. Matinee 19th June. Approx cost £50

If interested please book soon with Mitchell on 01202 722171

The holiday is based in the spa town of Montecatini Termeand is ideal for exploring nearby cities such as Florence and Lucca. As previous years, we are staying in the family run 4 star Torretta hotel.  We can be sure of excellent service and delicious meals.

During the 1st week, excursions are planned to Siena and Volterra. A garden visit to Villa Torregiani, followed by a typical Tuscan lunch in the medieval hilltop town of San Gennaro.

The highlight of the second week will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci. We plan to trace the footsteps of this Renaissance genius by visiting Vinci, his birth place and the Leonardini Museum, dedicated to his life and work. Also included, will be an opportunity to taste local wines and typical Tuscan food.

For garden lovers, we shall be returning to Villa Reale di Marlia. A truly beautiful garden, steeped in history. Some of the group are planning a painting session in the grounds. A visit to the wine growing area of Montecarlo and its hilltop village is a must. Another chance to enjoy a wine tasting lunch and a visit to the medieval castle.  As previous years, we have included many opportunities to explore, relax, socialise and have FUN!

The 2019 is now fully booked but another is planned for 2020. If you are interested, then contact Margaret Ronchetti c/o the office on 01202 420700


We're hoping that the weather will be so warm that lots of members will join us on the beach at Southbourne for another very enjoyable evening, chatting, eating and drinking; what's not to like!

If you would like to join us come to beach hut 1414 (lamp post 311) just west of "The Bistro on The Beach" below Warren Edge car park off Southbourne Coast Road.  We will supply the  BBQ grill - if you will bring everything else you need - food, cutlery (if needed) drink and something to drink from.  The car park is conveniently near, as you will probably want to bring a chair.  We will be there from 17.00 and will start the BBQ as soon as permitted at 18.00.

On the day, if it's a bit on the cool side it won't put us off, but if it's really unpleasant then we won't be martyrs! Hope you can join us.

John Moore and John Oram