Interest Group contacts and activities

Come and join any of Interest Groups, details of which can be found below. Bingham u3a members can join any number of groups for free (as long as there is room!).  Visitors are always welcome.

If you have ideas for a new group or want to set up a new group, please contact the Group Co-ordinator, Ann Lewis on 01949  831530,

Up-to-date information on Group Contacts and venues can be found in the current Newsletter. 

Ambling Group 1 meets at Church House weekly at 10:30.  Contact Miriam Bingham on 01949 836390 or 

 Ambling Group 2 meets in the main car park fortnightly at 13:00.  Contact Jackie Hutton on 01949 838140 or Sue Eaton on 01949 839946 

Board Games Group meets at the Bowls Club from October to April on the second Monday at 19:00.  Contact Jeff Peters on 01949 875406 or

Book Club Group meets in Bingham Library on the fourth Tuesday at 14:00.  Contact Linda Molineaux at  

Bridge Group meets at the Bowls Club on alternate weeks from 10:00 to 12:00.  Contact Dave Cobley on 07966 370385 or  Sessions commence with a brief bit of tuition, followed by play of hands with advice from experienced players.

Coffee Social Group meets at the Buttercross Pub on second Mondays at 10:30.  Contact any Committee member or 01949 839946 

Cinema Group meets at Butler’s Coffee House on second Mondays at 14:00  (excluding Bank Holidays).  Contact Lindsay Evett on 01949 851115.  We usually suggest a film or two for the following month, but it doesn´t matter if you haven´t been able to get to any.  Come anyway and join a lively discussion on a wide range of topics about film, film adaptation or occasionally TV programmes.

Creative Writing Group meets on alternate Thursdays for one hour at the Wild Flower Cafe, Coach Gap Lane, Langar.  Contact Lynne Boardman, .

Croquet Group meets at the Butt Field Pavilion every other Thursday from May to September at 13:00.  Contacts -  Jackie Hutton, 07443 595653 and Judith Wilkin , 07769 293621.   This is a fair weather activity and takes place in the summer months on fortnightly on Thursdays at Butt Field.  We have had an enjoyable and successful summer and look forward to the new season starting in May 2023. 

Explorers Group visits places of interest.  Unlike the travel group, transport is not organised but car share can be arranged.  

We've previously visited:

And this year we had planned:

Interested?  Join the group and get circulated with up-to-date news! Contact Ann Lewis on 01949 831530 

French Group 1 meets every other Friday from 14:00 to 16:00.  Contact Lis Leslie on 01949 831602.

French Conversation  Group 2 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 14:00 to 16:00.  Contact Barbara Savage on 01949 838782 or

Gentle Exercise Group meets at Old Church House every Tuesday from 13:00 to 14:00.  Contact Linda Walden on 01949 836717 

German Conversation Group meets fortnightly on Thursday at 14:00.  Contact Valerie Morgan on 0115 9332353,  The group meets in each other's homes to enjoy a chat in German with German-themed snacks and drinks.  New members with some knowledge of German are welcome as we are not a beginners' group.

History Group meets at Church House on the fourth Wednesday at 14:00.  Contact John Perry at

Knit and Natter Group meets at Bingham Library weekly at 10:00. Contact Beryl Kemp on 01949 839728, or Judy Soar on 01949 837108 

Mobility and Movement Group meets at the Methodist Centre weekly from 10:00 to 11:00.  Contact Ann Lewis on 01949 831530 or 

Music Appreciation Group meets at 14:00 on the second Tuesday.  Contact Anthony Watts or Derrick Gierth on 01949 875968

Petanque Group meets at The Grange on alternate Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:00.  Contact Beryl Kemp on 01949 839728 or 

Recorder Group meets on 1st and 3rd Fridays from 10.30 to 11.45 am in the Council Chamber at The Old Court House.  The group can accommodate a range of abilities and welcomes beginners along with the more experienced.  Some tuition of the basics is available.  Contact Viv Dyer on 01949 838614 or . 

Sewing Group meets in Room2 of the Methodist Centre starting on 23rd November. Contact Mary Ball, 

Spanish Group meets in the Old Court House fortnightly on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 15:00.  Contact Jean Oates on 01949 850864, 07898 895274 or  The group has made some progress and so unfortunately is no longer open to complete beginners.

Spanish Conversation Group meets at Laura’s house on alternate Mondays at 14:00.  Contact Laura Rennie on 07722 499111.

STEM Group - This interest group started in January 2020 and covers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.   Seven topics have been covered so far and the material for some and some updates can be found on the STEM blog here.

The sessions take place at 11.00 am in Room 1 of  the Bingham Methodist Centre on the last Thursday of alterate months.

Walking Group 1 meets by Church House on the first Wednesday at 10:00 for a medium length, 5-6 mile walk, followed by a pub lunch.  Contact Judith Williams on 07523 645105 or Meet at  10am outside Old Church House for a car share.

Walking Group 2 meets for longer walks, around 6-10 miles, at Church House to share cars on the second Wednesday at 9:30.  Contact Esme Smith on 01949 875148 or

Walking Group 4 meets at Church House for a car share on the fourth Wednesday at 9:30.  Contact John and Glyn Greenwood on 01159 899798 or  The group size is limited by the size of lunch venue but please contact John or Glyn Greenwood to book your place.

Wine Tasting - We meet once a month and usually try about eight different wines. We are not experts but we know how to enjoy wine! As we hold our meetings in members' homes the size of the group is limited.  We would be happy to offer advice and assistance to anyone wishing to set up a second group.  Contact Lynne Barnett on 01949 875151 or 

Please note that there is a reciprocal arrangement with the Vale of Belvoir (Bottesford) u3a. Members of Bingham u3a can join two interest groups offered by the Vale of Belvoir (Bottesford) u3a and vice versa. 

Their list of groups can be found from the Documents page of this website.