u3a - u3a Day Blog

 

u3a Day 2021

 

A group of older women painting pebbles at a table

Guildford u3a had a table at a local park where people could come and paint pebbles to celebrate u3a day.

Teignmouth u3a did 21 walks in the lead up to u3a day as a way to celebrate and raise awareness for u3a day. They finished with the sea swimming group in yellow caps on u3a day itself.

Three people, one a mayor, standing in front of a stall smiling

"Everyone enjoyed themselves and the weather and our very friendly Mayor made it a special get together for the first time in seventeen months. It was a pleasure to meet Northampton Mayor...

four people standing in front of a u3a banner and a flower wreath in the shape of the letters u3a

"I think we managed to make a splash here in Farnham. Members were out and about in Farnham distributing leaflets and engaging with the public. I was struck by how much our members enjoyed being...

"First of all we decided to yarn bomb the village and identified various sites to decorate – we start doing this on Sunday30 May. Next we thought it would be fun if our group leaders did a garden...

group of people in front of a table with a u3a patchwork quilt

East Renfrewshire u3a were out and about in three of their local areas to celebrate u3a Day and tell everyone about u3a. They also had a patchwork made up of knitted u3a squares created by one of...

group of people in front of a u3a stall

Enfield u3a had a publicity stand at Palace Gardens Shopping centre in Enfield.

"I came up with the idea of using my hobby of rock painting to spread the word about my local u3a Seaham & District. I am totally hooked on painting rocks and love leaving them around town to...

Leigh and District u3a members litter picked and also had a stall at the Spinning Gate shop centre in Leigh.

Upholland and District u3a yarn bombed bollards. They also had a stall outside the Co-op Co-op in Upholland and another outside the historic church of St Thomas the Martyr in Upholland. As well...

Wigan u3a had a day full of taster sessions - including their urban sketching, photography, crown green bowling and ukelele groups.

Brunswick, West Hove and Portslade u3a are out litter picking in their u3a high vis jackets.

"Fabulous scenes in Beeston Square today, with colour coordinated Beeston u3a Committee members celebrating the first ever National u3a Day and sharing news of the organisation with the...

"We had a zoom meeting with Australia u3a today. Our meeting was scheduled for an hour but we had so much to talk about it was about 1h 40 m when we said goodbye.We shared our roles; the challenges...

woman holding poster saying u3a learn laugh live

"Karrie, a very talented member, is pictured holding the banner which she made herself. Kate, one of our Cttee. members created the eye-catching poster, copies of which we intend to put in local...

u3a members at Ravenshead u3a are handing out leaflets and talking to the public at an event where their country dancing and guitar groups are also performing.

Esme Young on Zoom with a picture of her as a child

 For a special national u3a day event, Esme Young from the Great British Sewing Bee talked to u3a members about her fashion career.

Wigtownshire u3a members are taking part in a litter pick at Rigg Bay.

teddy bears dressed in u3a clothings

“Between 28 May to 4 June, we’re running a Spot the Teddy Competition. 14 shops and businesses are placing our u3a Teddies in their windows, with each Teddy representing one of our Interest Groups....

Eryll, Tunbridge Wells u3a

“Last week we were unexpectedly offered a shop window on a strategic corner in the town to decorate for u3a Day. We have had a tremendous response from members and friends who have lent items,...

Wellingborough & District u3a

“Members of Wellingborough and District u3a have handcrafted blue and yellow flowers in all kinds of ways including crochet, embroidery, polymer clay, linoprint, watercolour, needlefelting and...