Ash U3A

Currently five Ash U3A groups meet at the hall

For general information about the U3A in Ash and details about joining please see their website
ashu3a.org.uk

Art and Painting for All
The Art and Painting for All group meets twice monthly on a Monday afternoon from 13.45-15.45.
A small group of approximately 7-8 people who get together and do our own thing using pastels, watercolour, oils, acrylics, collage, graphite and/or colour pencils, whatever takes your fancy!
There is no formal teaching but we all stretch our legs and offer constructive comments as and when asked for. It is therefore not for complete beginners, who will require tuition, but those wanting some help. We are always happy to oblige and would love some more members.
So if in the past, you have enjoyed painting or drawing in any medium and want to take it up again or if you are currently painting or drawing and need a bit of help to learn more and improve, then please consider joining this very friendly group that share their love of art
More details from Iona Leith-MacGregor
msiona.leith-macgregor@virgin.net

Table Tennis
There are now two table tennis groups meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm. Please contact the organisers to check dates or refer to the main Ash U3A website

The venue is excellent providing a good table and net leaving only the cost of the hall hire. The number of members is restricted by the size of the current venue but if you think you might like to play please phone/email the contact below before coming for the first time. It must be emphasised that this is a relaxed group who do this for fun.
We play the current scoring rules, i.e. game finishes at 11 points with service changing every 2 points. All you need to bring is a table tennis bat which you can get from Sports Direct or similar outlet for as little as £3.

Contact Peter Churchley
01252 343227
smart54toy@yahoo.co.uk

or Alan Hayes
07770 598946
alan.hayes1949@gmail.com

Quiz Team
The Ash U3A Quiz Team take part in all of the charity quizzes held here at the Victoria Hall as well as others locally.

Contact
secretary@ashvictoriahall.org.uk

Social History
The social history group members are interested in how the ordinary people of Britain lived. We do not study kings and emperors but the common people and their everyday lives.
Our meetings take various forms; members give short or long presentations, we watch DVDs with or without discussions afterwards, we have joint meetings with as many people as possible joining in and we have outings to places of historical interest.
Many of us share an interest in family history and local history so have knowledge of these to illustrate our talks. We would love to welcome new members who share our enthusiasm, or maybe those who are new to the subject.
For more information please get in touch with Anne Hill on 01252 687423

2019 meetings all starting at 1.30pm.

9th May
13th June
11th July
12th September
10th October
14th November
12th December

Previous meetings have included

The History of Ladybird Books
Outing to The Museum of English Rural Life Reading
DVD – “The Way it Was; Memories of the 1930s and 40s”
The History of Hot Drinks
They’re Going to Call Her What?. A history of Christian Names

Bridge

The Bridge Group is a friendly group who play Duplicate Bridge using the ACOL system and players need to have some knowledge of the game. Some of the more experienced players have represented the Ash U3A at the Basingstoke – Old Basing U3A Bridge Tournament which takes place annually.
We meet most Thursday evenings in the front small hall

Contact Kitty Dunn    01252 679517     kitty.dunn@ntlworld.com
or Brian Everitt   01252 342101  bceveritt1@gmail.com