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Interest Groups

Interest Groups

Please bear in mind that the following interest groups are automatically created by date. The government lockdown is not allowing meetings of any kind consequently most of these events will not be taking place. However, it is hoped that after the relaxing of lockdown legislation most interest groups will be able to recommence their meetings.

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The Apex Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom

The chess group is for people of all abilities; from absolute beginners to Russian 12 year olds! We’re a friendly bunch who don’t take chess too seriously. Instruction/guidance provided if required. Boards and pieces provided. No fees. Why not come … Continue reading


Monday Walking

The exercise of a walk on Monday mornings in friendly company is a great way to start your week! The walks vary in length, approx 4 to 6 miles and start at 10 am, typically finishing around 12.15 Members of … Continue reading


Writing Your Memoirs

Horringer Community Centre The Street, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

This self-help group aims to give support to its members by sharing memories thus prompting recollections of our own past. Each month everyone reads something they have written and the Group discusses each piece and makes (helpful) comments. Some hope … Continue reading


Cinema Group

Abbeygate Cinema Hatter Street

We choose one or two films to see independently and then we discuss them at the following meeting. Normally one person gives a short presentation on each film. We now have space for 3 members. Please contact Maggie for more … Continue reading


u3a Choir

Thomas Clarkson Centre Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

The u3a Choir is a friendly, informal group with over 30 members, we sing a wide variety of music, usually in four parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). No Audition is necessary, and you don’t need to read music, as we … Continue reading


Travel Group

Thomas Clarkson Centre Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

At our monthly meetings, members, and sometimes outside speakers, share their travel experiences with the rest of the Group by means of illustrated talks. Each year we arrange a group visit, travelling together by coach, to a UK city where … Continue reading



Risbygate Sports Club Westley Road, Bury St Edmunds

Members do not need any experience and are not required to buy their own boules sets as the club (see note below) have a supply of these, although some members do bring their own sets with them.  We do have … Continue reading


Painting and Drawing

Thomas Clarkson Centre Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

The Painting and Drawing Group is for both beginners and more experienced artists who want a weekly opportunity, bringing their own materials, to work alongside others in a self help group.  There is no tuition other than informal advice we … Continue reading


Italian Conversation

We are a small group of enthusiasts who enjoy studying and speaking Italian and learning about Italian culture, and we meet in each other’s houses most Tuesday afternoons in term time, from 2 - 3.30 pm. Our language skills are … Continue reading


English Medieval Literature

Oakes Barn St Andrew's St South, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom

The English Medieval Literature group (previously Chaucer Group) will be continuing from September onwards in a slightly revised format. We’ve had such an enjoyable time reading the Canterbury Tales that we’ve decided to spread our wings a little next term, … Continue reading


Music Matters

Thomas Clarkson Centre, Spaul Room Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3JT

Our group takes a light hearted look at music appreciation. We have started to look at basic musical structures with the intent of seeing how music has developed and diverged over the centuries. Individuals take a lead, if they wish, … Continue reading


Irish Writers

This is a new group, where we will be looking at the work of 3 Irish writers of the modern period (19th century through to mid 20th century). We’ll devote a term to each: Sept. – Dec.: W.B.Yeats Selected Poems … Continue reading

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