Group Leader: Christine Dodd  

    Meets: Alternate Fridays, 10.00am-12noon 
    Usual Meeting Location: Defford Village Hall

Art Grout on location

It's not necessary to go far to find something to paint and members of the Art Group had their first ever outdoor sketching and painting session recently at the Avon Meadows wetlands. Members were spoiled for choice with plenty of different subjects clamouring for attention.

Although group members normally bring their own materials and work to the regular meetings, demonstrations or workshops have occasionally been arranged so participants can try our new techniques or materials.  The last workshop gave members a chance to experiment with acrylics as our photograph shows.

We would welcome new members - please contact Christine if you are interested.


Art  Appreciation

Group Leader: Sue Oakley
Meets: 4th Monday 10am-12noon
Usual Meeting Place: Members' home

The group discusses 20th century art


Film Appreciation (2 groups)

 Group Leader: Group 1: Shirley Braddock   

                           Group 2: Sue Lavery       

    Meets:   Group 1: second Wednesday of each month, 10.30am

                   Group 2: fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:30am

    Usual Meeting Location (both groups): No8 in Pershore

For more information about the Film Appreciation Groups>>


Photography Group


Group Leader:  Geoff Power

Meets: Third Thursday in the month, 2.00pm

Usual Meeting Location:The group meet at Wick Club  Main Street Wick  September to June, and during July and August we are out and about on location for photographic opportunities.


 For more Information about the Photographic Group and some more sample pictures click here 

For some fantastic pictures of the recent visit to Westonbirt Arboretum visit our group's website:  or visit YouTube and look for Westonbirt 2016 by Pershore U3A Photo Group



Photography for Pleasure

Group Leader: Pam Luckhurst

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of the month.      

Usual Meeting Place: Members` home

We are a small friendly group who meet once a month to improve our photographic skills. We have a monthly photo project covering a diverse range of subjects and Spring and Autumn outside shoots.
New members are always welcome whether new or experienced photographers. If you would like more details contact Pam Luckhurst on telephone 01386 861395 or email  

Christmas Lunch 2019


Since the start of Lockdown the Group have been holding weekly ‘virtual meetings’ with members submitting two photos on a designated subject and one photo as a fun challenge. These were items taken from an unusual angle.  
The first one was “a household item” by Jane Campbell which was a Spectacle Case

The second one “an item from the garden shed” by Helen Morgan which was the nozzle of a petrol can.

And the third one “an item you would take on holiday” by Pam Luckhurst  which was a bottle of sun tan lotion

After three weeks of “objects from an unusual angle” we changed track and started using different techniques.  The first one we tried was “Flat Lay” this is frequently used for adverts on social media.  The ‘picture of pearls’ was from Pam Luckhurst

Our next was a macro photo of “a personal heirloom” and Mary Harber used her Mother’s engagement ring to great advantage here.

but Nicky Bailey’s Flat Lay  “Crochet square” really topped the lot. 

Our next one is “reflections from a glass bowl by Jane Campbell”

Other recent ones
Wildlife in the garden by Janet Arnold

and Shoot with Fruit by Stuart Sandys


Tangle Drawing

Group Leader: Lesley Addison

Meets: Alternate Fridays 10am-12noon

Usual Meeting Place: Members' home