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(See also the Groups Timetable and a list of Group Leaders pdf files)

AMATEUR ASTRONOMY

This group is led by clear nights and stellar events, however there will be some meetings in the daytime when pre-information and instruction on the use of equipment will be given.

ART APPRECIATION

If you are at all interested in Art you will enjoy the study of work by various artists both in house and visiting exhibitions. The  artists studied range from Italian Masters to Impressionists and Modern Art and will spark an interest in people of all tastes. Discussions are informative, stimulating and slightly irreverent at times, but all enjoy them. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday in the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon.

BOOK CLUB

This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month from 10:30 - 12:00 noon. The group is quite large and is currently full if you want to join a daytime group there is now the New Book Group (below).

A BOOK AND A GLASS OF WINE

A bottle of wine is opened before the proceedings start and a very lively discussion of the current book ensues. If you enjoy convivial company and sometimes heated discussion about interesting books you will be very welcome at this group. It meets on the last Thursday in the month from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

BRIDGE - IMPROVERS

This group meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday in each month at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon. This group started as beginners 18 months ago and are making good progress. If you want to join the group you should have some previous knowledge of Bridge.

COMPUTER GROUP

This group meets on the 1st Thursday each month to discuss computer-related topics.

CRAFT GROUP

This group meets the 2nd Monday in each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. If you like to do craft work, have a natter, a good laugh, a cup of tea with lovely home made cakes, whilst employing known skills or learning new ones, this is the one for you.

CREATIVE WRITING

This is a relatively new group which is held on the 4th Tuesday in the month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. If you are interested in developing creative writing you will find this group very interesting and very helpful as well as friendly. Group members work on ideas from one another and enjoy a good laugh at the same time.

DEBATING GROUP

The group meets on the 3rd Monday morning of the month to discuss anything and everything - a lively group for those who enjoy an interesting debate.

FILM/DVD

This group meets on the 2nd Thursday in each month from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm. A wide range of films current releases or old favourites are viewed. If you are interested in watching and discussing films, then this is the group for you.

GARDENING GROUP

This group usually meets on a Wednesday afternoon but not always, because members visit gardens and exhibitions, and attend talks at garden centres, as well as having 'in house' talks about gardening. If you are sociable and enjoy spending time with people who have an interest in gardening, then this is the group for you.

GERMAN CONVERSATION

This group meets on the 2nd and last Monday in each month 10:30 am - 12:00 noon. The group is mainly about conversation, but as some vocabulary and grammar exercises are included some knowledge of German is essential.

LOCAL HISTORY

This group is held at TWPG on the 3rd Monday in each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. It looks at various topics in the local area as decided by the group. Members are expected to be pro-active in presenting subjects which they have researched and are of interest to them and the rest of the group.

LUNCH CIRCLE

This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:45 for 1:00 pm. The venue is usually a local pub : come along and enjoy a cheap lunch and good company. At the moment the group is doing a luncheon pub crawl trying out various hostelries as suggested by members. The venue is displayed on the home page of this website and announced at our meetings.

MEDITATION

This is a fairly new group which meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. The group is learning various techniques in order to enter meditation mode. If you are finding life stressful and want to chill out perhaps you would find that this is the group for you.

MUSIC APPRECIATION

This group enjoys a wide variety of music introduced by individual members who each take turns to present their choice to the group. Sometimes using DVDs, films, quizzes and visits. It is a large group so each member will only present once in a while. The group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

NEW BOOK GROUP

This new group meets on the 1st Tuesday in the month from 10:00 am - 12:00. There are currently places available. If you enjoy reading and want to share that enjoyment with like-minded people then please join this group.

PHILOSOPHY

This is a lively discussion group which looks at philosophical issues relevant to our everyday life. It meets monthly at a date and time to suit the group, each meeting choosing the date of the next.

PLAYREADING

This group meets on the 1st and last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. If you enjoy playing different roles from young girls to old crones, from boys to old men, having a good laugh and learning something about dramatic production into the bargain, then this group is just for you.

POETRY GROUP

This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm It studies the works of different poets either from the point of view of different works by the same author or poems from different authors on the same theme. Come and immerse yourself in beautiful thoughts and words.

PSYCHOLOGY

This group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. It looks at Psychology from the point of practical application and how it affects our lives and relationships in everyday living.

SCRABBLE GROUP

This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday in each month at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. The games are played in a friendly atmosphere which creates laughter, companionship, and conversation over a cup of tea.

WALKING GROUP

This group meets on a Friday (usually the 3rd in the month date decided by the leader). A description of the walk is published and you can decide if the walk is for you. Some are flat, some are undulating, some are short and others are long, but all usually include a pub lunch.

WINE APPRECIATION

By arrangement.
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