Poetry & Verse -  Play Reading  -  Shakespeare  -  for the Love of Words


Poetry and Verse

2nd Friday of the Month.  

2.00pm to 4.00pm

The group meets at MP David Basham's office, 71 Victoria Street, Victor Harbor

We all have a bit of poetry in our soul.  Share your remembrances of poetry in a small and supportive group setting, and be introduced to the new and often different visions with which poets have presented their world.  'Earth hath not anything to show more fair'


Play Reading


The Play reading group meets fortnightly (alternate Tuesdays of the month) from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.  

Term Dates for 2nd Semester 2019

July 16th & 30th

August 13th & 27th

September 10th & 24th

October 8th & 22nd

November 5th & 19th


  The group meets at the office of   

David Basham MP

71 Victoria Street, Encounter Bay

We read a wide variety of plays. 

We entertain ourselves by reading parts. 

Texts are provided and everyone is welcome, although numbers may be limited.  Please contact Group Leader Antionette via the "contact us" page of this website before enrolling. 



Reading Shakespeare's Plays

Reading Shakespeare's Plays group meets at Uniting Church Conference Room, Goolwa ~ alternate Tuesdays of the month from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Term Dates for 2nd Semester 2019

July 9th & 23rd

August 6th & 20th

September 3rd & 17th

October 1st, 15th & 29th

November 12th


This groups is for people who share an interest in Shakespeare and enjoy the opportunity to read his plays in a very informal atmosphere.  A small amount of background information is provided to help things along, and the emphasis is on enjoying the rich language of the plays.  Please contact group leader Terry via the "contact us" page of this website for further information and/or to be placed on a waiting list.  

There are no vacancies for this group at present



Introduction to Shakespeare


The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month Uniting Church, Collingwood Street, Goolwa

from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Commencing 27th February, 2019.

This semester we will move on from Shakespeare's tragedies and the history plays to look at examples of the lesser know comedies.  Although many of his comedies are light-hearted they contain tragedy and passion.  The plots can be complicated to follow but they allhave happy endings.  The course includes DVD lectures and films from the BBC collection.



For the Love of Words


The group meets every Wednesday at the Community Hub, Goolwa Terrace, Goolwa from 1.30 to 3.30pm

Commencing 7th August ending 13th November 2019.

This course will appeal to the abecedarians, logodaedali and sesquipedlians that live among us.  It will be a breezy romp through words and phrases (from English and other languages) that are unusual, obscure, romantic, preposterous, intriguing or just plain ugly.  Participants are asked to bring to each session words, phrases, conundrums or anything wordy that tickles their fancy.

Please contact Beth via the "contact us" page of this website for any further information.


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Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Middleton, Goolwa and the South Coast over 50's community.

Photography credit with thanks to :

Beth Nixon ~ Julie Barrien ~ Lea Brooks & all the other wonderful contributors from  U3A  groups.

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Postal address

P.O. Box 580, Victor Harbor.  SA  5211

Email address     u3afleurieu@gmail.com