Hobbies & Interests
Camelot Area u3a
The University of the Third Age (u3a) is a national organisation run by local groups. Camelot Area a3a membership is open to anyone in Castle Cary and the surrounding district who is no longer in full time employment. We meet at the Caryford Hall once a month for a talk given by a range of speakers on subjects such as travel, history, nature music etc.
We offer a variety of individual interest groups on a wide range of subjects such as Arts & Crafts, Reading and Poetry, Language skills, Photography & Rambling where members can share ideas, learn, create and improve their individual talents. These groups are run by the members and meet in a suitable venue such as Caryford Hall, The Shambles, Hadspen Village Hall or even in some of the members own homes either once a week, or once or twice a month.
We have over 250 members, many of which join one or more interest group and some just look forward to attending the monthly talk. If you would like more information about the u3a and our interest groups and maybe a membership registration form, please contact Brian Hunter our membership secretary or visit the Camelot Area u3a website
Tai Chi is an easy exercise and the best exercise you can do to improve your health and wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.
Jo Webb is a qualified Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor. Classes in the Methodist Church Hall Friday 10-11
No need to book but if you have any queries contact Jo on 01749 342035
A suggested donation of £ 3 is requested to cover costs
Tai Chi for Health
The Balsam Centre offers services that are simple to access, enjoyable, and with benefits we hope will last you a lifetime!
We run various activities from health walks – long and short, buggy walks, a Men’s Shed, a Women’s Shed, games club, twins group, breastfeeding support group, baby and toddler groups, a café once a week, IT drop-ins and courses, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hubbub cafe, Dementia group, youth cafe – groups for anyone from 0 to 99!
We also have other organisations that use space in the building – so the CAT bus is here along with the Health Visitors, and Citizens Advice Bureau come in every Monday.
If you are using a SATNAV to get here, use the BA9 9PA postcode, turn off the High Street for the Memorial Hall. Follow the road around to the right and The Balsam Centre is on the left.
A community charity and hub for various activities and services.
Experienced Spanish native speaker teaching courses for groups, 1-to-1 lessons, schools’ tuition and communities.
Contact Feliciano Lopez-Chaves for more information including details of courses in The Shambles.
Spanish lessons for groups, 1-to-1, schools and communities.