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Are you no longer working full-time? Now is the perfect time to make the most of life. Barnsley u3a offers you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends, and enjoy yourself.

We are a friendly and vibrant community with over 1300 members from Barnsley and surrounding areas. With more than 100 activity and interest groups, including language, arts, music, science, technology, and wine appreciation, there's something for everyone. Experience member's meetings, monthly talks, leisure activities, fitness classes, outings, quizzes, and much more.

Our members are embracing life, continuing their creative, educational, or social interests in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Those with a lifetime of experience, expertise, or know-how in professions, occupations, or hobbies are encouraged to form activity groups and share their knowledge with fellow members.

Why not join us for the opportunity to develop your interests, make new friends, and have fun? A world of new experiences awaits you at Barnsley u3a, so what is stopping you?

                                        Learn, laugh, and live!


                   Members Monthly Meeting April 8th, 2024

๐ŸŒŸ Matthew Beynon, a dedicated Volunteer Communications Manager at Tullett, left his bike behind and came by car from Thirsk to deliver his talk to Barnsley U3A! ๐Ÿš—Matthew shared his experiences with humor and compassion, painting a vivid picture of the incredible 1300cc bikes for all the petrol heads in the audience. ๐Ÿ๏ธโœจLet’s give a big round of applause to Matthew Beynon for his outstanding dedication and contributions to our community! ๐Ÿ‘ Fun fact: Barnsley now hosts the specialist blood services at Capitol Park near M1 Junction 37, Dodworth, replacing centers in Sheffield and Leeds! ๐Ÿš‘ 



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Group of the Week 

Welcome to the Solo Group!

I’m excited to share that I’ve taken the reins of the Solo Group from Trish, who has done an incredible job for quite some time! ๐ŸŽ‰ With dedication and passion, I aim to continue the fantastic legacy Trish has built, supported by the invaluable contributions of Pauline, our expert organizer of fun-filled days out, and John, our maestro of mouth-watering meal arrangements. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Join us for delightful meals, whether it’s during the day or in the early evening, perfect for those “early bird specials.” ๐ŸŒ… Our trips are always a blast, ranging from nostalgic 40s events to scenic canal boat rides with delicious meals, not to mention exciting outings to the local theater or cinema! ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽฅ

Each month, we’ll keep things fresh with a variety of activities, including entertaining quizzes (music, general knowledge, local trivia), engaging games (beetle drive, play your cards right, triominoes, and more), and enlightening guest speakers. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

 Don't miss out on the fun! Join our WhatsApp group, where we share event times, outing details, coach pick-up locations, meal arrangements, and coordinate lifts and car shares. ๐Ÿ“ฒ Let's make lasting memories together! ๐Ÿ’ซ #SoloGroup #FunTimes #Community #JoinUs








You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy history.

This morning, we had a great time at The History Group with a double treat! ๐ŸŽ‰ John and Ingrid took us on a thrilling Viking Cruise from Ginnungagap to Ragnarok—spanning from before Creation to the End of the World! ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ”ฎ There was no need to book your ticket; you just turned up and joined the adventure!๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝBut wait, there's more! In the second half, Andrew enlightened us about the Viking legacy on place names. ๐Ÿž๏ธ Plus, we got our thinking caps on for a quiz with prizes! ๐ŸŽ Andrew even did some research on the villages in our local area— who would have thought Birdwell meant fertility? Talk about a true Viking exploration! โš”๏ธ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝDidn't miss out ๐ŸŒŸ if you’re not a U3A member, then this is just one more reason to join.   bu3a.org.uk



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Copyright & Attributions  Joe Fox,  Steve Wild,  Alan Swan  Vanda Outram  Sue Rowley



"Our Concert Party (Geri & the Atrix ) continues to go from strength to strength, promoting the benefits of becoming a member of Barnsley u3a Wherever they go. Here are just a few dates for your diary:

Monday, April 22nd, 10 amDarton Darby and Joan Club (behind the Co-op), Church Street, Darton, Barnsley, S75 5HQ

Monday, May 13th, 1 pm to 2 pm Members Monthly Meeting Pryory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, S71 2HQ

Monday, August 19th, 7 pm Monk Bretton Ladies GroupSaint Paul's, Burton Road, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, S71 2HQ



Friday 10th May ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ

Gilroyd Social Club, Saville Road, Dodworth S75 3PX

7.30pm - 10.30pm

๐ŸบBar available๐Ÿท

๐ŸฅงCost: £10.00 to include pie and pea supper๐Ÿฅง

(Vegetarian and Gluten free diets can

be accommodated)๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿƒ

Tickets will be available from Social Committee from March Monthly Members Meeting



Notice of 2024 AGM: Monday 3rd June, 1.30pm:

      Pryory Campus 

         Pontefract Rd, Lundwood,
       Barnsley S71 5PN


๐ŸŽ‰ Exciting news! The first-ever national u3a UK Festival is coming to our region next summer! ๐ŸŒŸ

Mark your calendars from July 18th to 20th because you won't want to miss out on this fantastic event. Members will be hosting a variety of activities, including talks, sporting events, musical entertainment, and workshops. It's going to be a blast!

Organizers are putting in the work to finalize the program, but you can already find some general information about the Festival here: ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/festival-2024 ๐Ÿ’™ #u3aFestival #SaveTheDate




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