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
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
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
or Alan Hayes
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 Jane Morgan
The social history group has about 40 members, all of whom 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.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the rear small hall from 2-4pm. Below is the programme for the academic year from September 2017. Please contact Jane Morgan on 01252 311498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.
September 14th: “The History of Ladybird Books” – Jane
October 12th: Outing to The Museum of English Rural Life Reading
November 9th: “The Other Ash Scouts” Ron and Dorothy
December 14th: Christmas Social Meeting
January 11th: DVD – “The Way it Was; Memories of the 1930s and 40s”
February 8th: “On the Day of my Birth” Short talks by group members
March 8th: The History of Hot Drinks – Jenni and Jane
April 12th: “Icons of Britain” Short talks by group members
May 10th: Outing. Destination to be confirmed
June 14th: “They’re Going to Call Her What?. A history of Christian Names – Jane:
July 12th: DVD “The Way it Was; Memories of the 1950s and 60s”
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 Jean Vickers 07734 68291 email@example.com
or Brian Everitt 01252 342101 firstname.lastname@example.org