This week: Town Twinning Quiz Night, Art on Postcard Workshop, Letchworth Film Club, Garden City Society Talk, White Feather Boxer and more.....

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Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by the Local & Tourist Information Centre, also available in The Comet. For more information visit the Local & Tourist Information Centre’s website here.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Wardhedges, with lunch at The Jolly Cooper. Next week’s ride is to Ley Green, with lunch at The Plough (includes Garden City Wheelers). Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. Come and visit this beautiful building. Free refreshments and a warm welcome. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am to 12.00.

LALG Whist Club: Today, Thursday. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373.

A Photographer’s Perspective: My life through a lens: Today, Thursday.Fine Art photographer Vivecah Koh FRPS will be highlighting the photographic techniques of iPhone, DSLR and film photography and developing work the way she sees it for Letchworth Camera Club. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. All welcome, members free, visitors £3. For more details visit

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, October 13. Featuring ‘Maestro Toscanini’ by Mervyn Miller. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2. New members and visitors welcome. For more details call Judie on 01462 632171.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, October 14. A weekly indoor football training session for adults with learning difficulties. At Fearnhill Sports Centre, Icknield Way. From 3pm - 4pm. £5 per session. For more details call Kam on 07809 109313.

Die Zauberflote: Saturday, October 14. MET Opera Cinema: Thomas Ades (composer) conducts the MET premiere of this 2016 opera, sung in English. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 5.40pm. Tickets £19 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Quiz Night: Saturday, September 14. Letchworth Garden City Town Twinning Association’s annual Quiz Night. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Broadway. Starts at 7.30pm. £9 including Ploughman’s Supper – veggie option if booked in advance. Bring own drinks and glasses. Tickets from Local & Tourist Information Centre, 33-35, Station Road. For more details call Pauline on 01462 675911.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, October 14. Come along for an evening of Sequence and Ballroom dancing. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South.  From 7.30pm to 10pm. Admission £5.00. Everyone welcome. For more details call Janice on 07766 685679.

Art on a Postcard Workshop: Sunday, October 15. To coincide with The Garden City Postcard Project, artist Vanessa Stone will lead a half-day crafts workshop focusing on the Art of Postcards. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 2pm – 5pm. Tickets £28, available from

Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, October 15. This month’s second film club screening is ‘Taxi Driver’. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.45pm. Annual membership £33, concessions £28. Guests £5, concessionary guests £4 on the door. For more details call Peter on 01462 671679 or visit

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, October 16. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way, (Broadway end). Central Letchworth with parking. Every Monday at 1.00pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 10.00am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.

Letchworth Garden City Society: Monday 16 October. Graham Fisher, Chief Executive of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, will give a talk ‘The Model Garden City - Reflections on Letchworth Garden City and ideas for the future’. The Brunt Room, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road at 7.30pm.Admission £5 or £4 for LGCS and LALG members. For more details visit

Cycle Maintenance Course: Monday, October 16. Transition Town Letchworth have organised this 5 week course for up to 8 participants. Covering fault finding, adjustments, basic maintenance, repairs and get you home needs. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 7.30pm – 9pm. Cost £15 - £20 depending on numbers. Participants must bring their bicycles with them. To book a place email

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, October 18.It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.

Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots: Wednesday, October 18. The session will be driven by local musician Brian Burke, Alan and Sue. At The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock. Starts at 8.30pm. For more details call 01767 683583, email or visit

North Herts Mental Health Carer Support Group: Thursday, October 19. This monthly meeting is for those who care for someone with a mental illness. It is a peer led group with an opportunity to meet others in similar situations for friendship, support and information sharing. No need to book, just come along. At Heritage Advisory Centre, 43 Station Road. At 11am. For more information please call Carers in Hertfordshire on 01992 586969.

White Feather Boxer: Thursday, October 19. April 1967: World Boxing champion, Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam. Meanwhile in a boxing gym in Bethnal Green, an elderly trainer listens to the news, recalling his own torments of WW1 when Conscription sent pacifists to prison or the firing squad. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £14, concessions £12. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

The Garden City Postcard Project: On now until Sunday, November 5 in the main gallery. Letter to Letchworth work by local artist Vanessa Stone is on display in the Foyer Gallery. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm. For more details visit or call 01462 476110