Full details of all the Association's upcoming activities and events can be found in the latest issue of the Renaissance newsletter.

There are numerous clubs and groups for members to join each with their own regular meetings and events. Brief summary details about each group can be found via the pull down menus further down this page. Full details about each group's events and meetings can be found in the Renaissance newsletter which can be accessed from the link on the Association's main page.

In addition to the clubs and groups  there are monthly talks by visiting speakers, country walks (both short and longer), coach trips and outings, and holidays. Summary details of these can be found on the Events page and full details can be found in the newsletter.

The Art Group meets on the third Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) at 2:00pm at the Colney Lane Pavilion. Refreshments are provided, but please bring your own painting and drawing materials with you. Brenda Mace has kindly agreed to act as mentor to the group. For further information please see the Renaissance newsletter.

The Book Group meets at 2pm on the second Monday of the month. The meetings are informal, lasting about one and a half hours and are held at 40 Brettingham Avenue, Cringleford. The titles of books to be discussed are published in the Renaissance newsletter and are available in paperback and from the library, some as downloads.

This small, lively group meets once a month, on a Monday, at Cinema City. Whenever possible we go for a late morning/early afternoon screening to allow time afterwards for refreshments and to discuss the film before going our separate ways.

New members are most welcome.

For more information please tel: 01603 743464 or email: evelyn.mould@ntlworld.com

Games afternoons are held on the third Tuesday of the month  starting at 2.00pm at the Colney Lane  Pavilion. There are regular tables for Cribbage, Dominoes and either Rummikub, Whist or Scrabble. Additional board games and cards are available at each session with the opportunity to learn something new.
The emphasis at games afternoons is on enjoying playing games rather than skill and you are welcome to bring your own games for other members to try. Refreshments are provided. For full details please see the Renaissance newsletter.

Garden Group meetings are held throughout the year with dates published in the Renaissance newsletter. Activities include talks, open gardens and garden visits. Occasional emails are circulated about Garden Group events and gardening activities. If you would like to be included in this circulation, or for general enquiries about the Garden Group, please contact Pam Janacek.

There is a payment of £1 per person, £2 for guests, at the door for talks, including tea and biscuits. This payment goes towards the cost of speakers and refreshments.

Visits to places of historical interest in the local area and history talks are organised throughout the year with full details published in the Rennaisance newsletter. Visits are usually with a guide. Talks  are held at the Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey. There is a fee of £1 per person, £2 for guests and refreshments are included.

We are a small group who appreciate the company, friendship and fellowship of meeting with like-minded people. We have people knitting a variety of pieces from garments and baby items through to novelty items and toys; tapestry making; felting; fresh lavender bags; Christmas decoration construction and beading/jewellery making. It is interesting to see what other people are doing and to help each other with our projects. Some of our group have been knitting items for charity which are delivered via the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers to whom we are affiliated.

If anyone is interested in coming along (you don’t have to commit to every month) we meet at the Colney Pavilion, 2-4pm on the third Monday of the month. Dates of each meeting are published in the Renaissance newsletter. Anyone who would like further information, please contact me at mndholland76@gmail.com.

The Luncheon Group meets at regular intervals throughout the year at pubs in Norwich and the surrounding area to have a leisurely lunch and catch up with friends. Dates and contact details etc are published in the Renaissance newsletter.

Occasional recitals or visits to local musical events are organised throughout the year and details of any events are published in the Renaissance newsletter. In addition to planned events, information about musical activities in Norwich is circulated by email to members who have shown interest. If you would like to be included in this circulation or wish to publicise any concert or musical event of your own, please email Verity or phone 01603 613698.