Interest Groups

We have a varied range of lively and stimulating Interest Groups which meet at individual various locations and are run by members of that group. Each group is self financing and, depending on the activity, there may be a small charge per session to cover the cost of room hire and any other relevant expenses of that group.

Each group decides on its own programme and structure and all members are encouraged to contribute. A new group can be started at any time provided it has a leader and interested members.

To join any of the interest groups you will need to become a fully paid-up member of Ilkeston U3A so that you are covered by our Third Party insurance.

For more details about each group please click on the name of the group.

The Interest Groups we have to date are shown below. Each Group Leader can be contacted via a contact form on the relevant Group page should you require further information or if you wish to join.

GroupFrequencyDay of the monthTimeVenue
Book Group 2MonthlyVariable2 - 4Members' homes
Bowls2 x Monthly (May to September)1st and 3rd Monday1 - 3Stanton Clubhouse
Bridge2 x monthly2nd and 4th Thursday2 - 4Rutland Cottage
Brush Strokes for BeginnersMonthly2nd Wednesday2 - 4Ilkeston fire station
Canasta2 x Monthly1st and 3rd Monday2 - 4Rutland Cottage
CluedoMonthlyFirst Wednesday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
Conversational FrenchEvery 4 weeksThursday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
CraftsMonthly4th Wednesday10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
Crafts 2Monthly1st Wednesday10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
DancingMonthly3rd Tuesday2 - 3Trefoil House
Dining Out MonthlyVarious12.30Various
Discussion GroupMonthly4th Monday10.30 - 12.30Members' homes
Family History ResearchMonthly2nd Thursday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
French Topic Studies2 x monthly2nd & 4th Monday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
GamesMonthly3rd Wednesday2 - 4.30Ilkeston Fire Station
GardeningMonthly (Feb to Nov)Last Friday10 - 12Various
German2 x Monthly1st & 3rd Monday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
GolfMonthlyFirst Monday10.00 - 11.00Various courses
HandbellsMonthly4th Friday2.30 - 4.30 pmIlkeston Fire Station
History 1Monthly3rd Friday10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
History 2Monthly2nd Wednesday10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
Knit and StitchMonthly4th Tuesday2 - 4 pmIlkeston Fire Station
Maths for FunMonthly2nd Friday10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
MOTO PlusMonthly (minimum)2nd Friday10.30Hogarths
Patchwork & QuiltingMonthly3rd Tuesday1.30 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
Play Reading Group2 x monthly1st & 3rd Fridays1.30 - 4.15Ilkeston Fire Station
Poetry for PleasureMonthly2nd and 4th Wednesday2 - 3.30Zoom
Quiz GroupMonthly3rd Thursday2 - 4.30Ilkeston Fire Station
RamblersMonthly3rd Wednesday9.30Various
DNRS Science (Definitely Not Rocket Science)Monthly4th Tuesday 10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
ScrabbleMonthly2nd Monday2 - 4Rutland Cottage
Scrabble2Monthly4th Monday 2 - 4Rutland Cottage
Singing for PleasureCurrently on a break
Table TennisMonthly2nd Tuesday10.00 - 11.00Rutland Tennis Centre
Ten Pin BowlingMonthly1st Friday12.15 Ilkeston AMF Bowling

Ilkeston fire station meetings take place in the Community Room