Activity Groups

Updated 08 August 2020

Almost all of our groups are active during the COVID-19 lockdown. All groups are strictly complying with COVID-19 rules. Some groups are using Zoom to meet online.

Art Appreciation are alert to opportunities for visiting exhibitions and artworks. We’ll visit the “Young Rembrandt” exhibition at the Ashmolean in (Oxford). On Friday September 25th.

Book Club – we are able to borrow multiple copies of a single book from Slough Library, and we meet in a member’s garden if the weather is good.

Bridge for Fun – some members are playing online, others are able to meet in gardens while the weather is good.

Current Affairs – get together once a month to discuss a topic in the news; our July meeting discussed unconscious discrimination

Creative Writing – experimenting with different styles and themes. A recent task involved murder!

Our Drawing Groups have been meeting outdoors in the good weather.

French and German groups are meeting in gardens.

Local History – the members are researching stories about Slough, ready to share when we are about to meet again.

Lunch Club – during August, we’re taking advantage of the Government’s “Eat out to help out” scheme and taking afternoon tea at Stoke Place.

Gardening Group are exchanging tips and pictures using WhatsApp.

Pilates Group have been participating enthusiastically in live Pilates sessions on Facebook, organised and hosted by Active Slough.

Play Reading – An opportunity to step out of yourself and become immersed in a dramatic role. We meet on Zoom to read through short (often comical) play scripts – then we can discuss the language, storyline, and dramatic devices used in the play.

Outings Committee has arranged for a U3A group to visit a National Garden Scheme garden near Maidenhead

Poetry in Action explores the whole world of poetry – performing, composing, and just enjoying the medium. During July we’re looking at Childhood.

Practical Philosophy – aims to discuss moral and ethical issues which are relevant to our lives. Our last meeting focused on freedom. Next meeting on 14th August, with a topic to be decided on the day.

Ukulele are meeting every fortnight, learning popular songs and practicing strumming patterns. Beginners welcome!

Walking Group are now able to walk together, every Wednesday afternoon. Click here for details of the program

Closed due to COVID-19

Create & Craft Open to non-members. Sewing, knitting, crochet, card making – there’s something for everyone in these informal sessions which are hosted by St Andrew’s Church
General Meeting Open to non-members. We have a talk about a topic of general interest for about 45 minutes followed by refreshments and a chance to socialise.
Scrabble Groups

1 & 2

If you like words, have a sense of fun, want to enjoy a good game and good company, and keep your brains active – come along and join us!
Wine Appreciation Providing opportunities for learning about grapes, wines, regions, countries and methods of production, gaining confidence in buying and ordering wines, knowing what to drink with what and when