Interest Groups

We have a varied range of lively and stimulating Interest Groups which meet at individual 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. Click on the Group Leader’s name on the relevant Group page to contact the Group Leader for further information or if you wish to join.

GroupFrequencyDayTimeVenue
Book Group 1MonthlyLast Tuesday of month2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
Book Group 2MonthlyLast Tuesday of month2 - 4Leader's home
Bowls2 x Monthly (May to September)1st and 3rd Monday1 - 3The Stute Bowls Club
Brush Strokes for BeginnersMonthly2nd Wednesday of the month2 - 4Ilkeston fire station
BridgeWeeklyThursday2 - 4The Mallard
CalligraphyMonthly3rd Tuesday of month10 - 12Leader's home
Calligraphy 2Monthly3rd Tuesday of month2 - 4Leader's home
CanastaMonthly3rd Monday of month2 - 4Rutland Cottage
Classical MusicMonthlyLast Friday of month2 - 4Members' homes
Classic BooksMonthly3rd Thursday of month2 - 4Members' homes
Conversational FrenchFortnightlyThursday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
CraftsMonthly4th Wednesday of month10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
Crafts 2Monthly1st Wednesday of month10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
Creative WritingMonthly3rd Monday of month2.00 - 4.00The Mallard, Heanor Road
DancingMonthly3rd Tuesday of month2 - 3Trefoil House
Dining Out MonthlyVarious12.30Various
French Topic Studies2 x monthly2nd & 4th Monday of month2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
GamesMonthly3rd Wednesday of month2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
GardeningMonthly (Mar to Nov)Last Friday of month10 - 12Members' homes
German2 x Monthly1st Tuesday & 3rd Monday2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
GolfMonthlyFirst Monday of monthVariousVarious courses
Handbells2 x monthly2nd & 4th Friday of month2 - 3.30Trefoil House
History 1Monthly3rd Friday of month10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
History 2Monthly2nd Wednesday of month10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
Maths for FunMonthly2nd Friday of month10 - 12Ilkeston Fire Station
MOTO PlusMonthly (minimum)2nd Friday of month10.30Hogarths
Patchwork & QuiltingMonthly2nd Tuesday1.30 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
PhilosophyMonthly3rd Tuesday of month10 - 12Members' homes
PhotographyMonthly3rd Tuesday of month2 - 4Ilkeston Fire Station
Play Reading Group2 x monthly1st & 3rd Fridays2 - 4Member's homes
Poetry 2Monthly4th Wednesday of month2 - 4Members' homes
Quiz GroupMonthlyLast Tuesday of month4.30 to 6.30Adam Street Church of Christ
RamblersMonthly3rd Wednesday9.30Various
ScrabbleMonthly2nd Monday2 - 4Rutland Cottage
Science For AllMonthly1st Monday of month10.00 - 12.00Ilkeston Fire Station
Singing for PleasureCurrently on a break
The Shakespeare Group2 x monthly1st & 3rd Thursdays10.00 - 12.00The Smoothie Bar
Table TennisMonthly2nd Tuesday10.00 - 11.00Rutland Sports Park
Ten Pin BowlingMonthly1st Friday of month10.15 Ilkeston AMF Bowling

Ilkeston fire station meetings take place in the Community Room