Groups

Contact the Group Leader if you would like to join any of these groups.

Group Coordinator: Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk

If you drop out of a Group, please let the Group Leader know as there may be a waiting list for the Group. Please click on this link for full details of this issue.

Please be aware that all Members participate in activities entirely at their own risk.

Ambling Group

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Wednesday in the month
Venue: Various.

American History

Leader: Celia Billau. Email: communications@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Tuesday. 14.30hrs to 16.00hrs.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Architecture Group

Leader: Under New Management: Contact Mike Norman groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 1st Tuesday. 10.00hrs to 12.00hrs (New Time)
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

Art Gallery Visits 

Leaders: Barbara and Nadya Email: barbara.e.johnson@btinternet.com nadya.lancaster@btopenworld.com Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Thursday. 2.00pm.Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, or visits.

Art History and Appreciation

Formerly Art History.

Leaders: Anne Pinnock anne.pinnock@yahoo.co.uk, Frances Nugent frances.nugent@btinternet.com, Janet Hunt janet.hunt2@hotmail.com.
Meetings Held: Monthly. 4th Tuesday. 10.30am and 1.30pm.
Venue: Guild Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

Open for new Members.

Badminton

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Weekly on Wednesdays. 10.30am.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Beeston Real Ale Group [BRAG] Group

Leader: Peter Lee. Email: peter.lee@ntlworld.com
Meetings Held: Monthly. 4th Wednesday.
Venue: Various

Birdwatching

Leader & Telephone Number: Peter. 0781 386 7135. Email: psadler197@gmail.com
Meetings Held: Monthly during the second week (the day is variable)
Venue: Various

Book Group 1

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Tuesday. 10.30am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

New Members welcome.

‘Between The Covers Book Group’

Leader: Elaine. groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Monday. 1.30pm
Venue:The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

This Group is at full capacity at present.

Bowls

Leader: Peter. 0115 928 8131. Email: peternoon70@gmail.com
Meetings Held: Variable
Venue: Nottingham Indoor Bowls Club

Bridge

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Weekly. Monday. 2.00pm- 4.00pm.
Venue: Guild Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

Buddies

Leader:  Zena. Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk 
Meetings Held: Monthly Last Friday. 10.30am.
Venue: Now The Corn Mill, Chilwell.

Calligraphy 

Leader: Jenny. Email: eecas67@gmail.com
Meetings Held: Fortnightly. Tuesday 2.00pm-4.00pm
Venue: Beeston Conservative Club, Station Road.

Canasta

Leader: Paul. Email: paul.pinnock@yahoo.co.uk
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9.30am.
Venue: Guild Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

Chess

Leader: Neil. Email: neil_sheffield@yahoo.co.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Tuesday. 10.30am
Venue: The White Lion, Station Road.

Cinema/Film

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly, last Tuesday. 10.30am.
Venue: Now The Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston.

Cinema Visits Group

Leaders: Alice and Mike. Email alicekirwan@gmail.com or mikkyquinn@gmail.com
Visits organised monthly to a Silver Screening.
Venue: The Broadway Cinema.

Craft

Leader & Telephone Number: Carole. 9253268 Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly 4th Thursday. 1.30pm-4.00pm.
Venue: Guild Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Exploring Spirituality

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly 3rd Tuesday. 10.00am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road,Wesley Room.

Family History/Genealogy

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Wednesday. 10.00am,
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Fifth Chapter Book Group

Leader: Ginny. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 2nd Wednesday. 10.00am.
Venue: The White Lion, Station Road, Beeston.

Garden/Visits 

Leader & Telephone Number: Sandra. 928 5031. Email: sandy.banks@talktalk.net
Meetings Held: 2nd Wednesday. 10.00am.
Venue: Guild Room Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road,and visits.

Beginners German Group and the German Conversation Group 

The Beginners German Group is for members who are interested in learning German and have little or no knowledge of German. The Tutor is Sue Blackley.

The German Conversation Group is for members who are more advanced and will further enhance conversational abilities. The Tutor is Gerda Kuklik

The above groups will be run at the same time.

Group Facilitator: Rosie McCoy. Email: rosiemccoy55@yahoo.co.uk
Meetings Held: 1st and 3rd Tuesday. 10.00-11.00am
Venue: Now Epworth Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

History

The new contact person is Ron Jones ( ronhjones@outlook.com) Other members of the organising team are Georgina Lyons (Treasurer) Judith Foxton and Margaret Jones
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Friday. 10.00am.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

International Dance

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. 10.00am.
Venue: Church hall behind the R.C. Church on Foster Ave. (Assumption Church Hall).

Italian

Leader & Telephone Number: Brendan. 925 2558 Email: brendanmurphy1000@gmail.com
Meetings Held: 1st and 3rd Fridays 9.30am till 11.30am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Jazz Appreciation

Leader: Sue. Email: sue.pringle@sky.com
Meetings Held: 2nd Wednesday. 1.30pm.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Knit, Crochet and Natter

The name of the Needles and Wool Group
(Knitting and Crocheting) is now Knit Crochet and Natter

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk 
Meetings Held: 1st Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday 2-4 p.m. Members can attend on either day or both.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Languages (French/Spanish)

Leaders: Ivan Email: hemingtondl@aol.com Irene. 9815658. Email: irenebrown28@gmail.com
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Mondays:
9.30am – 11.00am French Conversation (not for total beginners)
11.00am – 12.30pm Spanish ( limited Spanish speakers welcome)
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Latin

Leader: Lindsay Litton. Telephone: 9259413. Email: lindsaylitton5@gmail.com.
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Wednesday. 9.45am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, main church.

Latin 2

Leader & Telephone Number: Brendan. 925 2558 Email: brendanmurphy1000@gmail.com
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Fridays .
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Long Walks

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Venue: Various.
Meetings Held: We walk 8 – 12 miles once a month, in the middle of the month.

Lunch Club

Leaders: Glenis Fisher 0115 875 2336. Email: glenis.fisher@yahoo.com or Shirley Cooper. Email: shirley.cooper@ntlworld.com Dines Monthly during the last week of the month on varying days.
Venue: Various.

Two Lunch

Leaders: Peter Lyons 0115 916 5802 Email: peterlyons7@ntlworld.com or Pamela Bayley 0115 939 6828 Email: pamela.bayley247@gmail.com Dines Monthly during the third week of the month on varying days.

Mah-Jong

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk 
Meetings Held: 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 2.00pm.
Venue: Wesley Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

Medium Walks

Leader & Telelphone Number:  Alan 916 4574. Mobile: 0750 457 9484. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk 
Venue: Various. Walks about 7 miles.

Second Medium Walks Group

Leader:  Naomi Milner. Email: andrewmilner01@gmail.com
Venue: Various.

Third Medium Walks Group

Leader: Shirley Pyke. Email: spyke9399@gmail.com.
Meetings Held: 1st week of the month.
Venues: Various.

Murder Book Club

Leader: Helen. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 1st Wednesday. 1.30pm.
Venue: Now The Crown, Snug, Beeston.

This Group is at full capacity at present.

Music Appreciation

Leader Karin. Email kewilli@ntworld.com
Meetings Held: 3rd Thursday. 10am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Patchwork and Quilting

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Monday. 10.00am – 12.00noon
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

Philosophy and Religion

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 1st Monday. 10.30am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Photography

This Group is led by a Team: Joan, Regine and Adrian

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk

Meetings Held: 4th Wednesday at 10.00 am each month.
Venue: Various – Contact Joan for details.

Play Reading Group

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Friday. 2.00pm.
Venue Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Poetry Appreciation

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly 3rd Tuesday. 1.30pm
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Practical Art Group

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly 1st and 3rd Thursday.
Venue: Conservative Club, Station Road, Beeston.

Practical Gardening

Leader: Jan. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly 1st Tuesday. 10.00am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Psychology and Sociology Group

Leader: Under New Management: Please contact Anne Pinnock and Kathy Shipway for details. groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 4th Monday. 10.30am
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

Quiz

Leader: Contact groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 3rd Fridays. 10.30am.
Venue: Now The Blue Bell Inn, Attenborough.

Readers Rendezvous

Leader: Alison. Email: alison@solidus.co.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Thursday. 2.00pm.
Venue: Beeston Library.

This Group is at full capacity at present

Recorders

Leader: Kathryn. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Wednesday. 14.00-16.00.
Venue: Now Epworth Room, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.

Rummikub

Leader and Telephone Number: Pauline. 925 7836. Email: pautill3@gmail.com
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Monday, 13.45 and 4th Tuesday at 2.00pm.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Science 

Leader: Brian Tuck. Telephone: 0115 928 7302. Email: briantuck@btinternet.com Bill Pavlidis. Email v.pavlidis@virginmedia.com
Meetings Held: 1st Wednesday Monthly 10.00 am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Scottish Country Dancing.

Leaders and Telephone Number: Sue and Andrew Morrison. 9164691. Email: sue.morrison2@ntlworld.com
Thursdays of weeks 2, 3 and 5 (if there are 5 Thursdays in the month!).
We dance in the Beeston Methodist Church Hall (Chilwell Road) from 10:00 to 11:45.

This Group is at full capacity at present.

Shakespeare

From June 2019, The Let’s Right Shakespeare Group will be known as the Shakespeare Group and will be led by Elizabeth Le Marchant Brock. Email: eliz3le2ma1b@btinternet.com

Leader and Telephone Number: Elizabeth Le Marchant Brock Email: eliz3le2ma1b@btinternet.com
Meetings Held: 4th Monday of each Month.
Venue: Epworth Room Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road,Starting 1.30pm.

Scrabble

Leader & Email: Mark. mark.twitchell@virginmedia.com
Meetings Held: Fortnightly. 1st and 3rd Tuesday. 2.00pm
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Short Walks

Leader: Stephen Horner. Email: shorner98@sky.com Venue: Various.

Singing for Fun

Contact Elizabeth. Email: eliz3le2ma1b@btinternet.com
Meetings Held: Monthly. 4th Thursday. 10.00am.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Strollers

Group Leaders: Tony and Janet Truman- Ttruman2003@yahoo.co.uk Please contact them for details.

Table Tennis

Leader: Sheila Vellacott. Contact: sheilavellacott@hotmail.com
Meetings Held: Weekly in term time. Monday 10.00am-11.00am.
Venue:The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Table Tennis Two

Leader: Kathryn. Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held:Weekly in term time. Monday 11.10am-12.10pm.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Table Tennis Three

Leaders: Kathryn and Ian. Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Weekly in term time. Thursday 10.00am-11.00am.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Table Tennis Group Four

Leader: Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Weekly in term time. Friday 10.30am-11.30am.
Venue: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH.

Theatre Outings

Leader: Eve. 928 1983. Email: evegurd@yahoo.com
Meetings Held: Monthly 1st Tuesday. 2.00PM.
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Guild Room.

Ukulele Strummers

Leaders: Bob Hill and Steve Mason. Email addresses: bobhill29@hotmail.com and steve.mason2018@btinternet.com
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Ukulele Group Intermediate

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.30
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Understanding the Landscape

Leader: Richard. Email: dinsdale1@ntlworld.com
Meetings Held: Monthly. 4th Tuesday 10.00am
Venue: Beeston Library.

What the Papers Say

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. 3rd Friday. 2.00pm
Venue: Beeston Library.

Whist

Leader’s email: b.rawlinson1@ntlworld.com
Meetings Held: Monthly. 2nd Friday. 10.00am to 12 noon
Venue: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Wesley Room.

Wine Appreciation

Leader & Telephone Number: John. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: From March 2019 Monthly. 1st Thursday. 2.00pm. This Group is at full capacity at present.
Venue: Now The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

Wine Appreciation Two

Leader: Adrian. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. Monthly 2nd Tuesday. 2.0opm. The Group is at full capacity at present.
Venue: Now The Victory Club, Station Rd, Beeston.

Wine Appreciation Three

Contact: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Monthly. Monthly 3rd Thursday. 2.00pm
Venue: Now The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston NG9 2NH .

Writing for Pleasure (Formerly Short Story Writing)

Leader: Helen. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: 1st Wednesday. 10.00am.
Venue: Community Room, Tesco Swiney Way, Toton.

This Group is at full capacity at present.

Yoga

Leaders: Kathryn Coupland and Janet Calvert. Email: groups@beestonu3a.org.uk
Meetings Held: Weekly.  Friday. 9.30am. This Group is at full capacity at present.
Venue:Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Hall.

This Group is at full capacity at present. The waiting list is closed.