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No. 132 November 2014
Chairman:Betty O'Rawe 90586439  Secretary Arlene Spiers 90812741;            

Treasurer: Gavin Stewart 90660499;   Membership Sec: Mavis Turner 90798416


Art Exhibition by the U3A Art Club Mon.3rd – Sat. 22nd Nov. Cregagh Public Library Gallery


BRIDGE CONGRESS NI Inter U3A Duplicate Bridge Congress - Thurs. 6th Nov., Marine Hotel, Ballycastle. £21 for the day. For more info please contact convenors.


Please note that tea / coffee will be served at the monthly meetings 10.15 – 10.45 a.m. to allow official proceedings to begin promptly at 11.00 a.m

The Catering Team has decided to introduce a 10p charge for the use of a disposable cup so best bring your own mug – you have been warned!


All Weather Walkers Group

Thurs. a.m. - Short, flat walks with Amblers (Veronica Browne) or longer walks with Ramblers & ad hoc Smart Walks  (Brenda McHugh). 1st Thurs. of month Scramblers (Brian Bridge) 
Click here for details of current Smart Walk

All walking groups: Xmas lunch, Thurs.11th Dec., Belvoir Golf Club. contact Brenda.

Archaeology Group .

Mon.24th Nov.2 pm ‘Bronze Age Gold Jewellery – the tale of a twisted torc’. Greer Ramsey, Curator of Archaeology, NMNI. Tullycarnet Library, £3.  Please contact convenors.

Art Appreciation

Mon.17th Nov. 11am. Ulster Watercolour Society’s Annual Exhibition, Waterfront Hall.

  Please contact Ann .

 Art Club.

The Club meets on Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at Belvoir Players.  For now the Group has full capacity.

Badminton Group

Mondays 9.30 – 11.00am Avoneil Leisure Centre. Racquets & shuttlecocks provided by the Centre.

Book Group 1

Philomena” by Martin Sixsmith. Meet Mon. 10th Nov. at 7.30pm in Anne McGovern’s home.

Book Group 2

Walk the Blue Fields” by Claire Keegan. Meet Tues.25th Nov. 10.30 a.m. at Nuala Zahran’s home.


Book Group 3


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis. Tues.25th Nov. 2pm Finaghy Library.  Our group is now well established and we would be delighted to have some new members.


Meets weekly on Fridays at 10.00 a.m. in a member’s house. For those with basic knowledge to develop their play and gain confidence.  For now the Group has capacity membership.

Duplicate Bridge

Meets each Friday 10am-12.30pm at St.Anne’s Hall, Dunmurry [at Blacks Road traffic lights].   All U3A bridge players welcome. A small fee is charged to cover hall hire..

Brunch Group
Alternate Saturdays at 12 noon

8th Nov. Cutter’s Wharf, Lockview Rd., Stranmillis

22nd Nov. Bastille, Lisburn Road


Chatter Box

Fri. 1.30 pm in Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall. Discussion of topical issues. 

.Concert/Theatre Group.

 The Abbey Theatre’s “Sive” by JB Keane at Lyric Theatre 4-9 Nov. Highly recommended but no group booking planned.

Sun.2nd Nov.7.45pm ‘Pride & Prejudice’, Theatre at the Mill. £13.

Sun.9th Nov.2.30pm ‘A Conversation with Jodi Picoult’, Theatre at the Mill. £4.

Sat.22nd Nov.8pm Ulster Orchestra – Classical Favourites. Ulster Hall. £20 (to be confirmed)

Tues.9th Dec.7.45pm ‘Mistletoe & Crime’ by Marie Jones. Lyric Super Saver £5 – 20 tickets. Lucky Dip.

Sun.14th Dec.2pm ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Lyric Theatre Super Saver £5 – 20 tickets. Lucky Dip.

Wed.17th Dec. 1.05pm Lunch-time Concert, Ulster Hall. £6. Lunch in Harlem.

 contact Maureen for all above

Sat.31st Jan.2pm Abbey Theatre. ’She Stoops to Conquer’ by Oliver Goldsmith. £13.50 – 60 places.

Please contact Richard

Craft Group

Meet each 1030 in Ormeau Library   On 19th Nov. Paint your own silk scarf. Contact convenor. Also, Craft Group Sale of Work at November meetingFor all those interested in needlework, knitting and nattering! All new members will be welcome.  For more info contact Jill Quinn.

Creative Writing

Meets Ormeau Road Library 2-4 p.m. Monday.  Class now full.

Cycling Group

Next meeting: Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday mornings.   Contact convenor for details

Film Group

Usually meets for cinema visits alternate Mondays. Check the Film page for notices. If you are interested please contact Daphne; alternatively if you give her your Email address at she will advise you.

Gardening Group

 Wed.10th Dec.3pm Christmas arrangements & afternoon tea. Belvoir Players Theatre. £5.

Contact Convenors

Irish Group
Thurs. 1-3pm, Ormeau Library.

Jazz Group

1st & 3rd Thurs of month.8.30-11.00pm The Parador, Ormeau Road – Bourbon Swing Band with guest                    

Last Fri. each month 8.30 – 11 pm East Belfast Jazz Club, Downshire Hall, Cregagh Road.

."Let's Go" Club.

Mon.24th Nov. 10.30 a.m. Meet front hall, QUB for tour of University & Naughton Gallery. No charge.    Please contact Clare  

Literature Group

Wed.10.30-12.30 at Finaghy Library.  A few places available. Please contact convenor. Programme is on the website.

Military History Group

1100-1230 2nd/4th Friday each month at Belvoir Players . Newcomers welcome

Pilates Group

Mon , Wed, & Thurs 2.00-3.00 p.m. at Belvoir Players

 Places are available. Please contact relevant. convenor.

Plato’s Parlour 

A Ramble through Philosophy
1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs. of the month, 10.30-12.30, Finaghy Library.

Play Reading Group

Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30 pm at Convenor Meriel Grant’s home. New members & new ideas always welcome.

Rambling with a Sketch Book

Group meeets 2nd Sun. and last Tues. each month. Quick 10-minute sketches during the course of a walk. Check with convenor for details.

Singing Group

Singing Group will meet will meet on Wed. 12th & 26th Nov. & 3rd Dec. at 7.45pm in Belvoir Players.

T'ai Chi
Wednesdays. 11.00am in Divis Community Centre, Ardmoulin Place. Cost: £1.
Fri. at 11.15a.m. Grove Well Being Centre. Concession rate £2:10.  Newcomers please contact convenor

The Last Word

Our discussion group meets Fridays 1.30p.m.-3.00p.m. at Belvoir Players. The subject matter is wide-ranging. New members welcomei

Woodburning Pokerwork

Meets alternate Mondays, 10.00 am at Belvoir.i

Convenor Shirley Pierce 



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11.00a.m. Thursday 27th November

VENUE : Belvoir Players Theatre, Belvoir Estate

Speaker: Liam & Joan McCaughey:Tibetan Marches

This Newsletter is circulated to all paid-up members.

  Editor: Carol Rusk 028 9086 2129