Interest Groups Online Groups

Read, Write, Discuss

gold nib of fountain pen writings on white paper

Variety in the arts

How the group runs.
Each 60-minute session has a theme and members contributes in a variety of ways. The group meets via Zoom and members also have access to Padlets, which allows members to browse through the themes and the session format and leave comments.

To contribute to the sessions members can: write a piece; collect a few bullet points; pose questions or just listen and take part in the discussions. Members need to prepare for the session.

In order to help members create their responses to the theme, Helen, the group leader, sends guidance by email. This may involve reading around the topic or conducting some simple pieces of research.

Variety is the watchword, books – fact or fiction; poems, song lyrics, old and new; quotations; plays, TV and Films – Viewing the theme from all angles is encouraged.


Read written pieces on the theme of 'Modern Life' by the Read Write and Discuss group

Read group member Roger's Long Read about 'Cider with Rosie' 


Second Tuesday of the month at 10 am

Group Size & Availability

Spaces Available

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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