Arts & Culture Programme

This year is starting off in style as we open the doors to the Broadway Studio and Gallery after months of refurbishment work. Plus, we’ve got an excellent exhibition to mark this important occasion, with the work of internationally acclaimed Richard Smith being exhibited as our inaugural exhibition, which opens on 24 February. Richard Smith was a predecessor to well-known Pop artists Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney and his work demonstrates a preoccupation with colour, texture and perspective that is indicative of the early Pop movement.

Also this February, we begin work to bring a theatre to the Broadway Cinema, which is due to open in autumn 2016.

The start of spring also sees the re-opening of Standalone Farm for the season, with even more activities and events taking place over the course of the year. Alice in Wonderland themed events including theatre workshops and storytelling, kick things off at Easter.

The Community Museum will see a number of exhibitions visiting over the first half of the year, with exciting displays from Fearnhill and Highfield schools and the New Horizons Textiles Group to be followed by an Arts and Crafts exhibition curated by our team to celebrate the rich history of Letchworth and its role in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Other highlights include our Archive Tours and Illustrated Talk sessions for those who want to learn a little more about Letchworth’s influence in a variety of areas, as well as a selection of live broadcasts from Broadway Cinema, including one of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle.