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Architecture-Urban Walking     

Meets Fortnightly Wednesday

Art Appreciation 1     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Tuesday

Art Appreciation 2     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Thursday
Details Topics already covered in Art Appreciation 2 31 Jan 2013 Mark Rothko 14 March 2013 Park View Art Gallery, Kings Heath 11 April 2013 Guernica Picasso 09 May 2013 Ikon Gallery 13 June 2013 Hieronymus Bosch 11 Jul 2013 Barber Institute 08 Aug 2013 Hirst and Epstein 12 Sept 2013 Damien Hirst (Walsall) 10 Oct 2013 Planning future programme 14 Nov 2013 Visit to RBSA 12 Dec 2013 Visit to BMAG 09 Jan 2014 Chagall 13 Feb 2014 Photo Realism (BMAG) 13 Mar 2014 Frida Kahlo 10 April 2014 Grayson Perry tapestries: The Vanity of Small Differences BMAG 08 May 2014 Ikon Gallery 12 June 2014 Visit to Walsall Gallery to view three exhibitions: 10 Jul 2014 cancelled 14 Aug 2014 Review of Barber Institute visit. 11 Sept 2014 Islamic art. Review visit to BMAG Symmetry in Sculpture by Zarah Hussain and Photography True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East. 09 Oct 2014 Planning future programme 13 Nov 2014 Static: Still Life Reconsidered (Waterhall Gallery BMAG) 11 Dec 2014 Rebel Visions: The War Art of CRW Nevinson and ‘Degenerate’ Art : Expressionism Prints from the Barber collection 08 Jan 2015 Rembrandt, the Late Works (National Gallery) 12 Feb 2015 Review of Pop art exhibition at Wolverhampton: Pop Europe. Artist Yves Tanguy 12 Mar 2015 Magritte 09 April 2015 Response to 3 exhibitions at Ikon Gallery: Nastio Mosquito, Daily Lovemaking, AK Dolven, Please Return, Robert Groves, Golden Years 14 May 2015 Discuss Art from Elsewhere exhibition shown at Waterhall BMAG sponsored by Art Fund. 11 June 2015 Discuss Glenn Ligon Exhibition Encounters and Collisions shown at Nottingham Contemporary. 09 July 2015 Visit to BMAG. Discuss a favourite painting/sculpture while viewing the work. 13 Aug 2015 Discuss the exhibition at Compton Verney called The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now. Introduce Jackson Pollock. 10 Sept 2015 Discuss the Jackson Pollock exhibition Blind Spots which was on at Tate Liverpool. 08 Oct 2015 A talk on Art Deco by speaker Chris Morgan 12 Nov 2015 Discuss the exhibition The World Goes Pop which was on at Tate Modern. 10 Dec 2015 A talk about the book Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art (Elephant Books) by Ossian Ward. 14 Jan 2016 Visit to BMAG. Discuss a favourite painting/sculpture while viewing the work. 11 Feb 2016 Ford Madox Brown 10 Mar 2016 Elisabeth Frink 14 Apr 2016 Discuss 4 local exhibitions Ikon: Varna Rd, 108 Leyton Ave, The Colony BMAG: Enchanted Dreams: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of ER Hughes 12 May 2016 Discuss the exhibition Painting the Modern Garden, Monet – Matisse (Royal Academy) 09 June 2016 Visit to RBSA for exhibition of 3D work and sculpture 14 July 2016 Discuss the exhibition Francis Bacon, Invisible Rooms Tate Liverpool 11 Aug 2016 No meeting 08 Sept 2016 Vermeer 13 Oct 2016 David Hockney and his exhibition 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life (Royal Academy) 10 Nov 2016 Georgia O’Keeffe (Tate Modern) 8 Dec 2016 William Hogarth 12 Jan 2017 Night in the Museum, exhibition at BMAG (Ryan Gander curates the Arts Council Collection) Discuss the exhibition while at the gallery. 9 Feb 2017 The Camden Town Group 9 Mar 2017 Paul Nash 13 Apr 2017 Abstract Expressionists 11 May 2017 Barber Institute: 4 members talked about pictures of their choice 8 June 2017 Hieronymus Bosch: Watch DVD and talk about pictures 13 July 2017 Who’s afraid of Conceptual Art? (BBC programme) 10 Aug 2017 Local Galleries- discuss those visited 14 Sep 2017 Bring and Share 12 Oct 2017 Patricia Piccinini; Grayson Perry (The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever, Serpentine Gallery) 9 Nov 2017 The Scottish Colourists 14 Dec 2017 Käthe Kollwitz (Käthe Kollwitz exhibition at the Ikon Gallery) 11 Jan 2018 Volunteers discuss pictures in BMAG including the Coming Out Exhibition 8 Feb 2018 The Glasgow Boys 8 March 2018 John Piper 12 April 2018 Giorgio de Chirico 10 May 2018 Charles I King and Collector 14 June 2018 Ravilious and co 12 July 2018 The Epic of Everyday Life 1805-1815 9 Aug 2018 Visit to Leicester Art Gallery 13 Sept 2018 Paula Rego 11 Oct 2018 Picasso, Love, Fame, Tragedy, Picasso 1932 (Tate Modern) 8 Nov 2018 Lubaina Himid

Art Appreciation 3     

Meets Monthly, last Tuesday

Art Appreciation 4     

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month
Details A small group exploring mainly 20th century art, photography and sculpture with visits to galleries in the Midlands to view exhibitions. We periodically meet at homes or cafe to discuss a topic.


Meets Monthly, 4th Tuesday afternoon
Details We are a very small and informal group. We have no enormous brain boxes but are trying to learn together the things we find interesting.. people take it in turns to prepare stuff to present to the group. We really need to add to our number. Please join us, Jean

Biography Book Group     

Meets Meets alternate months, 4th Friday

Book Group 1     

Meets Monthly, Tuesday

Book Group 2     

Meets Monthly, last Thursday

Book Group 3     

Meets Monthly, dates arranged at meetings

Book Group 4     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Wednesday
Details The Peppered Moth - Margaret Drabble The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Submission - Michel Houellebecq The Vegetarian - Han Kang Merivel: A Man of his Time - Rose Tremain The Bookseller of Kabul - Åsne Seierstad Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier Germinal - Emile Zola The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra - Vaseem Khan An Officer and a Spy - Robert Harris The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry After You - Jo Jo Moyes The Buried Giant = Kazuo Ishiguru The Silk Merchant’s Daughter - Dinah Jefferies Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France - Nicholas Shakespeare Dream of the Red Chamber - Cao Xueqin Number 11 - Jonathan Coe The Good People - Hannah Kent Conclave - Robert Harris The Shipping News - Annie Proulx The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir - Jennifer Ryan

Book Group 5     

Meets Monthly, dates arranged at meetings.

Book Group 6     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Friday

Book Group 7     

Meets 1st Friday of the month 2pm
Details We now have spaces for new members

Book Group: Pop-up     

Meets Alternate months : 4th Friday
Details Using Susan Hill's book 'Howards End is on the Landing' as a starting point the group will select books from her final forty.

Bridge (Social)     

Meets 3rd and 4th Tuesdays 2pm
Details A non-competitive group for beginners or more experienced players.

Bridge 1     

Meets Weekly Monday 2pm Wednesday 10.30am

Bridge 3     

Meets Weekly Tuesday


Meets Wednesdays term time only. 2pm

Circle Dancing     

Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month @2pm
Details Cotteridge Friends Meeting House, 23a Watford Road, B30 1JB. Car parking is available on site. 11 bus stops outside. There is a refreshment break for tea and biscuits.

Coach Trips     

Meets As advertised
Details Details of trips will be advertised in the newsletter

Complementary Therapies     

Meets Monthly, 1st Monday


Meets Occasional, TBA

Crown Green Bowling     

Meets Season starts April. Fortnightly, Thursdays


Meets various times and locations as arranged
Details Please contact Peter Bourne for more details

Digital Photography     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Monday
Details The group, which has a range of expertise and a variety of cameras/digital skills, meets around 8 or 9 times a year at SBCC. We also periodically go out on a location shoot. Taking photographs is the key activity then editing and selection of 2 or 3 to show (USB, laptop & OHP) for all to participate in lively discussion. Occasionally there is a project related to the history of photography or to technical matters. The sessions are relaxed and sociable with refreshments.

Discussion of Current Affairs     

Meets Twice a month, 1st and 3rd Friday

Faiths in Birmingham     

Meets Monthly,3rd Tuesday

French Conversation 1     

Meets Fortnightly, 1st and 3rd Tuesday

French Intermediate 2     

Meets Fortnightly, Monday


Meets Monthly, 1st Thursday am.

German Advanced Conversation     

Meets Fortnightly, the 2nd and 4th Thursday

German For All     

Meets Fortnightly, Wednesday

German Next Steps     

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays

History - Family     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Monday

History - General     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Thursday

History - Local     

Meets Third Friday of the month
Details Meeting locations as arranged

Italian Conversation 1     

Meets Fortnightly, 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Italian Conversation 2     

Meets Fortnightly, 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Italian Intermediate     

Meets Fortnightly, Tuesday pm

Jazz Appreciation 1     

Meets Last Monday

Jazz Appreciation 2     

Meets Last Monday


Meets various, as advised
Details If you would like to be informed of future meals, please send your details to Carey

Painting -Drawing     

Meets Fortnightly, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Patchwork -Crafts     

Meets Monthly, last Thursday
Details Hi Ladies Just a reminder that the group will meet again next Thursday 26th July. Be good to see you if you can make it. Annette x.

Ping-Pong and Croquet     

Meets Thursday mornings
Details Outdoor table tennis and golf croquet in Clare's garden. Please contact Clare if you would like to play at a different time.

Play Reading 1     

Meets Monthly, 1st Wednesday

Play Reading 2     

Meets Monthly, 3rd Monday

Plays and Poetry     

Meets Monthly, 1st Friday afternoon.
Details Each session is divided into two, with refreshments half way through. In the first hour or so, we discuss a selection of poems or a single long poem; in the second hour we discuss a play. Poetry and plays are chosen from across the centuries: from Wyatt and Donne to Wordsworth and Stevie Smith; from Shakespeare and Chekhov to Beckett and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Poetry Appreciation     

Meets Monthly, the 2nd Friday


Meets Weekly, Mondays


Meets Twice a month, 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Details We hold meetings on current issues in science and have some presentations by specialists. Occasionally we study a book or view videos.


Meets Monthly, 2nd and 4th Fridays

Socialist Perspectives     

Meets Monthly 2nd Friday
Details Group members lead discussions on specific topics and on current affairs from a socialist perspective.


Meets Fortnightly, Tuesdays

Spanish for Beginners     

Meets Thursday, Term time only

Talk Film     

Meets Weekly, Wednesdays

Theatre Trips     

Meets TBC as theatre trips are booked
Details Trips to local theatres to watch a variety of plays, including musicals, are organised. Members of the group can decide which productions they wish to attend. Members are not expected to go on every theatre trip, but once you have confirmed you want to go you will be expected to pay for your ticket. You can however sell your ticket to another member of U3A.

Ukulele for Fun     

Meets 2nd and last Tuesday

Walking -Hill Walking     

Meets Monthly 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Walking -Nordic Style     

Meets Weekly, Mondays
Details Members need to have their own Nordic walking poles. Advice on training can be given.

Walking 3 miles     

Meets Twice a month, 2nd and 4th Monday

Walking 4-5 miles 1     

Meets Monthly, 1st Tuesday

Walking 4-5 miles 2     

Meets Monthly, 2nd Monday

Walking 5-7 miles     

Meets Twice a month, 1st and 3rd Tuesday

Walking 8-10 miles     

Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month


Meets Fortnightly to suit members

World Food-Int Cuisine     

Meets Fortnightly, Wednesdays

Would-be Writers     

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
Details A group for would-be writers in any genre, with or without experience. The aim of the group is for members to offer encouragement and, if requested, positive criticism, to work brought to meetings by members.