Uttoxeter U3A Ukulele Band Concert

Gateway club enjoyed an evening being entertained by the Uttoxeter U3A Ukulele band.

They sang and played their musical instruments, so many thanks to Vince and all the members of the Ukulele band.

Welcome to Uttoxeter and District U3A. We have been established since 2003 and are an autonomous organization affiliated to a national body providing daytime courses, meetings and activities for retired and semi-retired people.

Founded over 35 years ago, the UK U3A movement aims to encourage groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.

From the start, the guiding principles were to promote lifelong learning through self-help interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities as chosen by their members.

The ‘third age’ is defined by a time in your life (not necessarily chronological) where you have the opportunity to undertake learning for its own sake. There is no minimum age, but a focus on people who are no longer in full-time employment or raising a family.

Our founders envisaged a collaborative approach with peers learning from each other. The U3A movement was to be self-funded, with members not working towards qualifications but learning purely for pleasure. There would be no distinction between the learners and the teachers – everyone could take a turn at being both if they wished.

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