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.
|Book Group 1||Monthly||Last Tuesday of month||2 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Book Group 2||Monthly||Last Tuesday of month||2 - 4||Leader's home|
|Bowls||2 x Monthly (May to September)||1st and 3rd Monday||1 - 3||The Stute Bowls Club|
|Brush Strokes for Beginners||Monthly||2nd Wednesday of the month||2 - 4||Ilkeston fire station|
|Bridge||2 x monthly||1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month||2 - 4||Rutland Cottage|
|Calligraphy||Monthly||3rd Tuesday of month||10 - 12||Leader's home|
|Calligraphy 2||Monthly||3rd Tuesday of month||2 - 4||Leader's home|
|Canasta||2 x Monthly||1st and 3rd Monday of month||2 - 4||Rutland Cottage|
|Classical Music||Monthly||Last Friday of month||2 - 4||Members' homes|
|Conversational French||Fortnightly||Thursday||2 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Crafts||Monthly||4th Wednesday of month||10 - 12||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Crafts 2||Monthly||1st Wednesday of month||10 - 12||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Dancing||Monthly||3rd Tuesday of month||2 - 3||Trefoil House|
|Discussion Group||Monthly||4th Monday of month||10.30 - 12.30||To be arranged|
|French Topic Studies||2 x monthly||2nd & 4th Monday of month||2 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Games||Monthly||3rd Wednesday of month||2 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Gardening||Monthly (Feb to Nov)||Last Friday of month||10 - 12||Various|
|German||2 x Monthly||1st Tuesday & 3rd Monday||2 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Golf||Monthly||First Monday of month||Various||Various courses|
|Handbells||2 x monthly||2nd & 4th Friday of month||2 - 3.30||TBA|
|History 1||Monthly||3rd Friday of month||10 - 12||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|History 2||Monthly||2nd Wednesday of month||10 - 12||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Maths for Fun||Monthly||2nd Friday of month||10 - 12||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|MOTO Plus||Monthly (minimum)||2nd Friday of month||10.30||Hogarths|
|Patchwork & Quilting||Monthly||2nd Tuesday||1.30 - 4||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Play Reading Group||2 x monthly||1st & 3rd Fridays||2 - 4||Member's homes|
|Poetry 2||Monthly||4th Wednesday of month||2 - 4||Members' homes|
|Scrabble||Monthly||2nd Monday||2 - 4||Rutland Cottage|
|Science For All||Monthly||1st Monday of month||10.00 - 12.00||Ilkeston Fire Station|
|Singing for Pleasure||Currently on a break|
|The Shakespeare Group||2 x monthly||1st & 3rd Thursdays||10.00 - 12.00||Member's home|
|Table Tennis||Monthly||2nd Tuesday||11.00 - 12.00||Rutland Sports Park|
|Ten Pin Bowling||Monthly||1st Friday of month||10.15||Ilkeston AMF Bowling|
Ilkeston fire station meetings take place in the Community Room