Upcoming Events

MONTHLY SOCIAL COFFEE (not on in April as it’s ANZAC Day)

On the last Tuesday of the month at 10 am at Caffeine Ali, Ipswich City Plaza just down from the U3A Mall Campus, we meet to have coffee and social time. This is open to anyone in U3A, and their friends and partners, so come along and meet some new people.

Special Offer by Caffeine Ali offering 20% discount on all hot-beverages on presentation of your U3A membership card (excludes Loyalty cards)



Thursday 4 May – 4 pm – 7 pm at the Ipswich Library, South Street.

Come and meet the storytellers behind Eloquence and help them celebrate their book, the product of Philip Bradbury’s summer school. There’ll be music, food, fun and drinks (non-alcoholic), with accolades by local dignitaries and a Royal guest. You’ll be able to purchase advance copies of this unique collection of stories and poems – personally signed by the authors (no Card Machine so cash or cheque only). There will be drinks and nibbles available. Bookings are essential so please ring Philip on 0449 153 412 or book through the Ipswich Library – http://www.library.ipswich.qld.gov.au/events/

Read about the book and launch in Wayne McDonnell’s article in the QT: https://www.qt.com.au/news/writing-talent-book-launch/3164418/



The Ipswich Little Theatre is the venue for our second theatre fundraising event for 2017.

Wednesday, 26 July, 8 pm: The Sum of Us – by David Stevens

An abundance of comedy, as well as a certain depth of sadness, in an exploration of unconditional family love.

Tickets: $25 pp including supper

Book at the Mall Office: 3282 7484 or email: contact@u3aipswich.org.au.



Our Open Day and Grand Opening on 24 January was a great success with over 190 people attending. Mayor, Paul Pisasale, presented us with a beautiful Chinese brush painting that was gifted to the Ipswich City Council by Shandong U3A in November 2016. The Mayor also presented Shirley Ferrier, founding member of U3A and tutor of 23 years, with a certificate of acknowledgement for her wonderful contribution to our U3A.

Also attending were Julie Porteous and Greg Doolan, President and Vice President of the U3A Network Queensland (left side of photo). It was a pleasure to meet them and we look forward to being part of the greater U3A network.


The brush painting was hung by our fabulous Campus Manager, Geoff Mayhew, and is proudly gracing the wall of the reception office so please do come down and have a look. We are at Shop 226, Ipswich City Mall and can be found at the back of the arcade where St George Bank is on the corner.


And while we were all together in one place, a very rare occasion, most of the tutors and some of the volunteers managed to coordinate themselves enough to get their photo taken! So here are some of the wonderful people who make U3A Ipswich & West Moreton possible.