Group Activities

Darby and Joan Club

Renia Morris 01782 750694
Derek Lovell 01782 750685

We enable our members to meet old friends and make new acquaintances in a socially friendly atmosphere. We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm, where we play some bingo, have raffles and chat. We arrange: trips out for meals, shopping, days at the seaside, coach holidays and Christmas lunch. We welcome new members. Please come along. The first session is free. Membership is £2 a year plus £2 at each meeting.

Indoor Bowls

Kath Elms   01782 751132

We have an active group of indoor bowlers who play weekly in the Hall on Mondays from 1.30 to 3.30pm (October to March).

Kung Fu

Jason Morgan 07739397642

Fung Yang Sau Kung Fu still retains its Taoist origins from its ‘roots’ in Feng Shou, the ancient ‘Li family’ style, reputedly over 2000 years old. It’s a great way to learn self-defence and build confidence.  Kung Fu is one of the best ways to exercise, for everyone, young or old, male or female.

Classes are every Monday 7.00pm-8:30pm. First lesson is free.

Madeley & District U3A

Chair: Roy Gadsden 01782752533

Membership: Glenda Miller 01782 752556


Madeley and District U3A is a charity run by volunteers. We organise 34 different activities for semi-retired and retired people, but welcome anyone of any age who would like to join in. Most events occur during the daytime on weekdays, and a few are in the evenings. Annual membership costs £17.50 and you pay £2 each time you attend an activity in the Centre (£1 for outside events). Our current list of activities is: amblers (morning walks), art appreciation, fiction and non-fiction book groups, boules (in summer), card & board games, creative writing, croquet, digital world, family history, hula hooping, French reading, monthly talk, music group, natural history, painting & drawing, philosophy, photography, ramblers (all-day walks), sewing, patchwork & quilting, philosophy, Spanish refreshers, table tennis, t’ai chi chuan, tangent poetry, tennis (in summer), u3a trips, dining & lunch club, quiz night. The monthly timetable and enrolment forms can be found on our notice board and full details are in the separate u3a Handbook available from the help desk at the Madeley Centre and on our website above.


Michelle Landon 07881 582597

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well-being. Pilates teaches awareness of breathing and alignment of the spine, head, neck and shoulder blades. It incorporates strengthening of the deep abdominal muscles, which are particularly important to alleviate and prevent back pain. These weekly classes progress at a pace suitable for all levels and, as time goes on, members will begin to enjoy the benefits and relaxation of Pilates. Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm Friday 9:30pm-10:30pm.


Yvonne Bradley 01782 750178

Yoga can help you to improve your physical health, tone your muscles and internal organs, relieve inner tension, reduce weight and strengthen your bones. But it not only works on your body, it also guides you towards relaxation and shows you how to become more balanced, centred and calm. It is a whole-life philosophy that teaches that attaining control over the body is the key to controlling the mind. Mastering the art of relaxation and learning how to breathe ‘properly’ are two of the most important aspects of yoga. Once you have mastered these skills, you will experience a positive, healthy outlook on life. Each week on Monday from 7-8.30pm and Thursday from 10-11.30am.