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Harleston U3A Groups


Meets 4th Wednesday monthly 2pm
Details The Art Group welcomes members of all abilities, from those who have had an interest in art for many years to those who think they would like to “have a go”. More experienced members are available to help beginners if needed, and members can choose the art medium they prefer. The programme is mainly focused on doing rather than studying art, but any art related activity is possible if the group wishes. There are opportunities for all to suggest subjects and activities for the Group, and all members can be involved in decisions. The Group meets in the London Road Church hall in Harleston on the 4th Wednesday each month at 2 pm, and anyone wishing to know more, please contact Christine Turner on 01986 893229


Meets Wed 10am
Details We play for 2 hours on Wednesday mornings at Wortwell Community Centre from 10am till noon.

Board Games     

Meets 2nd Thursday of every month
Details Do you enjoy playing Board Games? Why not come along to our friendly group and play some more.

Book Group 1     

Meets 1st Tuesday of the month
Details The Book Group meet monthly, usually on the first Tuesday in the month at 2pm in a member's home. We read a book a month and meet over coffee to have a light-hearted discussion on it's merits - or not, as the case may be.

Book Group 2     

Meets Last Friday of the month 2.30 pm
Details This Group meets on the last Friday of the month at 2.30pm in the Swan Hotel in Harleston

Church Crawl     

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month
Details We are so lucky to have so many wonderful , varied churches in the Norfolk & Suffolk area. The Church Crawl group meet to enjoy and learn about them during the Spring and Summer Seasons. We normally visit 3 churches each month.

Classics Of British Literature     

Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month
Details The group is using a course which covers the subject from the Dark Ages to the present day. We watch a DVD and then individually read works from the period we are on, with members bringing information to share.

Creative Writing     

Meets Last Tuesday of each month
Details The Creative Writing Group meet in the Swan Hotel at 3.00 pm (finishing at 4.30 pm), on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information about this group please contact Rachael Charmley on 07740 648566.

Gentle Exercise To Music     

Meets Wednesday 10.00 am
Details The Gentle Exercise group is full and cannot take any new members at the present time.


Meets Varies
Details The group is aimed at people of a similar level to the present members, i.e. people who play irregularly or haven't played golf for some time. If interested please contact Phil Poulton on 01986 788149

Longer Walking     

Meets Last Thursday of the month
Details The 'Longer walking group' was formed in 2013 for those wanting to improve their walking and general fitness and also for the sheer enjoyment of walking. The group has gradually increased in number making it easier to organise walks.

Lunch Group Thursday     

Meets Last Thursday of the month
Details The lunch group meets for a meal on the last Thursday of each month. We go to pubs or restaurants within easy driving reach of Harleston. Enjoy good food and good company. New members always welcome

Mah Jong     

Meets Mon 1.30 pm
Details We have a small group of Mahjong players and would welcome more members to join us. The group is aimed at complete beginners and those who 'haven't played for years'. If you are new to the game, it is easy and fun to learn. Full tuition will be given!


Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month
Details The idea of the group is for people with an interest in Photography but not a great level of expertise to get together on a monthly basis to discuss various aspects of Photography and thereby enhance their enjoyment of the subject and improve their skills.

Play Reading     

Meets Last Tuesday of every month 2.00 p.m.
Details We meet on the last Tuesday in the month at Harleston's Methodist And United Reformed Church - 2pm to 4pm. No experience is necessary (only enthusiasm and a willingness to read out aloud) . Plays are suggested by one of the group with copies handed out at the beginning of the meeting.

Real Ale Appreciation     

Meets Varies
Details The aim of this group is to give members an opportunity of learning more about our local real ales. We visit breweries where there are tastings and an opportunity to make purchases. We have visited some pub cellars, sampled their beer and enjoyed a social meal together.


Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Details This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10.00am at the Swan Hotel in Harleston

Swimming 1     

Meets Mondays 1.00 pm
Details A swimmers group meets every Monday at the private pool, Oaklands Leisure Pool, Oaklands Farm, Flixton Road, Bungay NR35 1PD. The pool is booked for the sole use of this group, maximum in the group, 8 swimmers.

Swimming 2     

Meets Fridays 11.30 am
Details Meet 11.30am to Noon every Friday at the private pool, Oaklands Leisure Pool, Flixton Road, Bungay NR35 1PD.

Swimming 3     

Meets Tuesdays 9.00 a.m.
Details Meet every Tuesday from 9.00 to 9.30am at the private pool, Oaklands Leisure, Flixton Road, Bungay, NR35 1PD. Contact group leader Kim Poulton 01986 788149

Swimming 4     

Meets Every Friday 2.30 pm
Details Meet every Friday from 2.30 to 3.00pm at the private pool, Oaklands Leisure, Flixton Road, Bungay, NR35 1PD. Contact group leader Kim Poulton 01986 788149.


Meets Tuesdays a.m.
Details We meet on Tuesday mornings at the Methodist Church Hall, Harleston. At last count there were 18 in the group. Bill has extra instruments for people to try out.

Waveney Valley Study Group     

Meets 3rd Monday of every month
Details The Waveney Valley Study Group was set up in February 2009 to increase U3A members' knowledge of the landscape, pastimes, rural interests and future of the Waveney Valley.