"Fun for all" sounds good, but "share in the fun" sounds better.
It's sometimes possible to enjoy something like the Fireworks display, as one in a crowd - you may not know the people next to you, but you can often share your joy with them. But it's even better when you're all members of the same group.
It's the same with lots of things like seeing a play, visiting a garden, having some sort of game - you can share your enjoyment (or even your dismay) more if you have a companion or two. If you're ever on your own for some activity (e.g. your spouse can't stand tennis), or are by yourself for a while, it's not always easy to find someone to go with, then this group is for you.
We have a fairly easy and flexible way to get together with others for particular activities, without being focussed exclusively on on one specific sort of activity. It's a bit like the U3A Active Adventurers Group, only less scary perhaps!
We have a constantly-changing "bucket list" of possible activities. These can be added to by email or at a monthly lunch. Then if you'd like to go in for one with some of the others, just express an interest by email or get in touch with whoever was first to do so, and go from there. It could be just comparing notes in the interval of a play, or sharing transport and entrance to some interesting place, or even going on holiday. Not everyone can get to one of our lunches (or want to), hence communication by email.
If you'd like to join us please contact our convenor (phone number in the members' newsletter) or email us at the address below. Please state in your email whether or not you are a Bath U3A member.
|Places to visit|
|Caen Locks, Devizes|
|Drogo Castle (National Trust, near Exeter)|
|Clevedon Pier / Tyntesfield (National Trust)|
|Bruton: Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Garden, Chapel restaurant|
|Stourhead (National Trust)|
|Lacock (National Trust)|
|Slimbridge Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust, Gloucester|
|Museum of Rural Life, Reading|
|Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth|
|SS Great Britain, Bristol|
|Glastonbury Rural Life Museum (recently re-opened)|
|Holburne Museum (various exhibitions & concerts proposed by members)|
|Concerts, Lectures and Literary Events|
|Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (talks on anything and everything, several specific talks proposed)|
|Bath University (numerous public lectures, several talks proposed)|
|Jane Austen Festival|
|Childrens’ Book Festival|
|Concerts and recitals at Bath Abbey, Wiltshire Music Centre, the Forum, St. Michael's Without, etc.|
|Theatre Royal (there's nearly always someone thinking of going to one of their productions)|
|The Mission Theatre|
|The Little Theatre ("Silver Screen" for reduced-rate cinema viewings)|
|Boating (from Bath Boating Station)|
|Canoeing (on canal near Dundas Aqueduct)|