Groups

Our many registered interest groups are run by volunteer Leaders. They are listed within 12 categories. Browse the titles and select any group name for a detailed description plus group leader contact details. Many currently have spaces, or will operate a waiting list. Group Leaders should reply within the week.

If you would consider starting a group for an interest you have read these notes.

PROPOSED NEW GROUP – Drone Swarm, added 24/1/23, see Pastimes section

ART

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
fullArt for Leisure Monpm1st Monday
spacesUrban Sketch GroupThurpm2nd Thursday

CONTEMPORARY STUDIES

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesFilms PlusTuespmEvenings
wait listMindfulness Based Living Tuespmmonthly
spacesMindfulness Practice GroupThurpm4th Thursday
spacesPress CuttingsMonthly

DANCING, EXERCISE, SPORT

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesCroquetsee details
spacesFit & Flexible (2 groups)MonamMondays
spacesIndoor Bowls MondayMonpmMondays
fullIndoor Bowls ThursdayThurpmThursdays
spacesJiveMonpmMondays
spacesPetanqueMonpmMon & Wed
spacesRacketball ThursdayThuramThursdays
spacesRacketball TuesdayTuesamTuesdays
spacesTable Tennis ThursdayThurpmThursdays
spacesTable Tennis TuesdayTuespmTuesdays
spacesWater FitnessMonpmMondays

GAMES OF SKILL

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesCryptic CrosswordsWedam1st/3rd Weds
spacesBridge, Practice PlayFripmFridays
spacesBridge Course, BeginnersTuesamTuesdays
spacesDuplicate Bridge GroupTuespmTuesdays
wait listMah Jong OneThurpm1st/3rd Thurs
wait listMah Jong TwoThurpmThursdays
spacesPlay CardsTuespmTuesdays
spacesPlay ChessTuespm2nd/4th Tues
wait listRummikub OneWedpm2nd Wednesday
wait listRummikub TwoMonpm4th Monday
spacesScrabble (Social Play)Thurpm2nd/4th Thur
wait listThursday BridgeThurpmThursdays

HISTORY

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesEarly Days of CinemaMonpm1st Mondays
spacesDipping into Historymonthly: tba
wait listGenealogy Together (2 groups)Thurpm1st & 3rd Thursday
wait listHistorical WalksTuespmTuesday, monthly
wait listHistory Discussion GroupTuesam2nd Tuesday
wait listMilitary HistoryThuram2nd Thursday
wait listSocial History WalksTuespmsee details
fullWalks Through Time, 2 groupsTuespm2nd Tues usually

LANGUAGES

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesCercle françaisThuram1st/3rd Thurs
wait listDiscover French CultureMonpmalternate Mon
fullFrench Conversation 1MonamMondays
fullFrench Conversation 2Monam1st/3rd Mon
spacesGerman Conversation 1Thuram2nd/4th Thur
spacesGerman Conversation 2Friam1st/3rd/5th Fri
spacesImproving Oral GermanWedam2nd/4th Weds
wait listLanguage and LinguisticsThurpm2nd Thursday
wait listParliamo Italiano 2Wedam1st/3rd Wed
spacesSign Language, BeginnersWedamsee details
spacesSign Language, ContinuersWedpmsee details
wait listSpanish ContinuersFriamFri (not 1st)
spacesSpanish ConversationWedmidday3rd Wednesday

MUSIC

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesClassical GuitarTuespm1st Friday
spacesOperetta and Musical ComedyMonpmMon fortnightly
wait listFolk MusicMonpm1st/3rd Monday
wait listListening to JazzWedpm1st Wednesday
spacesMusic GroupMonpmMon fortnightly
spacesMusic MiscellanyWedam1st/3rd Weds
wait listRock Music AppreciationRegular
spacesSinging TogetherFripm2nd Fridays
wait listu3a ChoirWedpmevery Wed
wait listUkuleleThurpm2nd/4th Thurs

OUTDOOR PURSUITS

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
fullBird Watching 1Thuram3rd Thurs
wait listBird Watching Group 2Thuram3rd Thurs
fullBird Watching Group 3Friamevery 4 weeks
spacesCyclingWedam1st Wed
spaceseBike cyclingThuram3rd Thurs
fullGeology of YorkshireWedam3rd Weds
spacesNature and Culture WalksWedam1st Wed
wait listOverthehill Walking GroupThuram2nd Thurs
spacesRamblingTuesamTues fortnightly
wait listStrollers WalkingThuram1st Thurs
wait listThursday Monthly RamblesThuramlast Thurs
spacesTravel Abroadas needed
spacesWalking on the WoldsFriamFri fortnightly
spacesWalking, Enjoying the CountrysideFriam3rd Friday
wait listWalks Around YorkMonam3rd Monday

PASTIMES, FOOD & DRINK

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesDigital PhotographyThuram4th Thursday
spacesDrone SwarmMonpm4th Monday
spacesFiddlesticksWedam2nd Wednesday
spacesFlower ArrangingWedpmlast Wednesday
spacesGardening for AllTuesamTues fortnightly
spacesGardening for LearnersThuramMonthly , mostly on Thurs
wait listGardening Group 2Tuesam3rd Tuesday
spacesKnit and NatterFriam2nd Friday
spacesWine Appreciation GroupFripmMonthly

RELIGION, CULTURES & PHILOSOPHY

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesExploring the BibleMonamweekly
wait listPhilosophyThurpmThursdays
spacesSpiritualityMonam4th Mondays

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
spacesAccessible Apple TechFriam2nd/4th Fri
spacesAndroid Phones and TabletsMonam3rd Monday
spacesApple Mac GroupWedam2nd Wednesday
spacesFacebook groupOnline 24/7
spacesiPad Users BeginnersTuesam1st Tuesday
spacesiPad Users ImproversTuesam3rd Tuesday
spacesWorld of Science and EngineeringMonpm2nd/4th Mon
spacesSmartphone PhotoArt GroupMonthly

WRITING, LITERATURE & ANTHOLOGY

StatusGroup NameDayTimeHow often
space21st Century FictionMonpm3rd Mondays
wait listChildren’s LiteratureMonpm1st Mondays
spacesContemporary LiteratureWedpm3rd Wednesday
spacesCreative WritingMonam2nd Mondays
wait listCrime Fiction, 1st ThurThuram1st Thursday
wait listCrime Fiction, 2nd ThurThuram2nd Thursday
wait listCrime Fiction, 4th ThurThuram4th Thursday
spacesCrime Fiction by ZoomWedpm4th Wednesday
wait listExpanding HorizonsMonpm1st Monday
spacesExploring IdeasTueseveTues monthly
spacesExploring PoetryTuespm2nd/4th Tuesday
spacesFolk and Fairy TalesMonpm4th Mon usually
fullPlay Reading 1Thuram1st/3rd Thursday
spacesPlay Reading 2Thurpm1st/3rd Thursday
wait listPoetry Group 2Fripm1st/3rd Friday
wait listRevisiting the ClassicsFripm4th Friday
spacesThe ScribblersTuesamMonthly
spacesWrite OnMon1 or 2 times a month
wait listWriting for us, TogetherTuesam3rd Tuesday