This week: Waiting for God, Letchworth Garden City Green Spaces, Bowling Club Open Days, Quiz Nights, Jazz 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.


Indie Easter Egg Hunt: Today, Thursday to Saturday, April 22. Join in this fun and free Easter Egg Hunt in Letchworth Town Centre. Collect fourteen or more stamps and be entered into the prize draw to win a fantastic Easter Hamper. Pick up an entry form at participating shops or from the Tourist Information Centre, Station Road. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.

Waiting for God: Today, Thursday to Saturday, April 22. Jeffery Holland and Nichola McAuliffe star in this new stage production of the classic BBC comedy series Waiting for God, which premières in Letchworth prior to a national tour. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Thursday and Saturday 3pm and 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm. Tickets £28, Concessions £25. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Moving Through Life – Creative Dance Group: Today, Thursday and Tuesday, April 21. Get moving, be creative and express yourself. Weekly classes for those who want to dance and move, without the pressure to perfect a style or technique. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Thursday from 12.30pm - 1.30pm term time only. With a traditional style Egyptian Belly dance class held on a Tuesday from 8.15pm - 9.30pm. £6 per class, first class £3. For more details and to book call Bridget on 07766 086183 or email bridgetdmp@gmail.com or raqssharqi@ntlworld.com

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Southill, with lunch at The White Horse. Next week’s ride is to Wheathampstead, with lunch at The Elephant and Castle (including 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.

North Herts 50 Plus: Today, Thursday. Join this informal group for a social event to include breathing exercises. At BAHC, Town Hall, 4 High Street, Baldock. From 2pm. Free to NH50 Plus members (£5 to join), £3 non-members, £2 LALG members. For more details call 01462 689400 or visit www.nh50plus.org.uk.

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.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: Today, Thursday. NT Live: Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 6.45pm. Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Beginners Yoga Course: Today, Thursday. A new six week yoga course for anyone new to yoga or those wanting to go over the basics. At Wilbury Hall, St Thomas’ Church, Bedford Road. From 8.15pm to 9.30pm. Please reserve a place by contacting Jodie on 0790 201298 or email: info@yoga-bliss.co.uk

Letchworth Garden City Green Spaces: Saturday, April 22 to Saturday, May 6. An exhibition on the wealth of green spaces in and around the garden city and how you can get involved with them. From walking and cycling to conservation volunteering and community gardening. For all ages and abilities. At the Community Museum, The Arcade. Open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Norton Bowling Club Open Day: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23Bowls is enjoyable, social and rewarding, so why not join Norton Bowling Club at their open weekend and have a go at bowling. Everyone welcome. At Norton Bowling Club, Rear of The Three Horseshoes, Norton Road. From 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm. For more details visit.www.nortonbowls.co.uk.

Letchworth Garden City Bowls Club Open Day: Saturday, April 22. Come and try Bowls free of charge - join Letchworth Garden City Bowls Club at their open day and have a go. Everyone welcome. At Letchworth Garden City Bowls Club, Norton Common. From 10am. For more details visit.www.letchworthbowlsclub.co.uk.

Wilbury Community Café: Saturday, April 22. Free cuppas and homemade cakes. St George’s day fun with crosswords and quizzes, free Easter trail, free crafts with magic beans and sand bottles. Plus jumble stalls with a variety of preloved items.At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 10.45am to 12.30pm. All welcome.

Wilbury Youth Council: Saturday. April 22. Free activities - make a mosaic egg, take a turn on our mini post Easter Hunt and win a prize, Pokemon Skittles win Trading Cards, paint a shell and make a seaside mini coloured sand in a bottle to take home. Fun Tombola for all ages. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 10.45am to 12.30pm.  

Grow it Yourself Organic: Saturday, April 22. GIYO North Herts Group are holding their annual talk event. Karen Kenny will speak on Companion Planting at 2.30pm. Also plant stalls and activities, cakes and drinks. At Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry free to members, £1 non-members

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, April 22. 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.

Eugene Onegin: Saturday, April 22. Live from the MET Opera: Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera adapted from Pushkin’s novel. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 5.40pm. Tickets £19 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Letchworth Parish Quiz: Saturday, April 22. St Michael with St Mary invite you to join them for a quiz night. Teams of six or you can be added to one. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 includes a hot supper – vegetarian option available. Bring your own drinks. All welcome. To book call 01462 684822 or email letchworthparish@btconnect.com

LALG Quiz Night: Saturday, April 22. Grab a team of up to 6 people, its Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group quiz night! Don’t worry if you haven’t got a team, one can be made up on the night. Includes a ploughman’s supper, but bring your own drink and glasses. At 7.30pm. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Tickets £7 members, £9 non-members available from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. For more details visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, April 22. 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.

Howard Garden Bowls Club – Open Day: Sunday, April 23. Bowling is a good way to keep fit, make friends and have fun. Pop along to the open day and give it a go. At Howard Garden Bowls Club, Norton Way South. From 10am – 4pm. Please wear flat shoes.

Willian Bowls Club - Open Day: Sunday, April 23. We are a small, friendly Club and offer free tuition and first year’s membership for all new bowlers. Come and give it a try, for all ages and abilities.  At Lower Green on Norton Common, just off Icknield Way near the Outdoor Pool. From 11.00am to 3.00pm. Refreshments and bowls will be available, please wear flat shoes. For more details call Sam on 01462 632350 or 07941573107

Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, April 23. This month’s 2nd film club screening is ‘The Good Lie’ directed by Phillipe Falardeau. 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 01462 671679.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, April 24. 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.

QI Gong and Meditation: Monday, April 24 and Tuesday 25. Join these relaxing and enriching classes held every week. Monday classes QI Gong at 10am. Tuesday classes QI Gong at 7.30pm and Meditation at 8.30pm. At Evergreen Wellness Centre. 607 Works Road. Classes can be joined anytime. For more details or a free taster email iwarder@gmail.com, call 07890 032475 or visit www.ianwarder.com.

Julius Caesar: Wednesday, April 26. RSC Live: Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 6.45pm. Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots: Wednesday, April 26. Pyrates! The club’s 18th birthday, where they welcome back this fantastically popular band. At The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock. Starts at 8.30pm. Entry £10. For more details call 01767 683583 email alan@madnanny.co.uk or visit www.madnanny.co.uk.

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Thursday, April 27. It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, April 27. Andy Stevens presents “Sweethearts on Parade” – ladies serenaded in jazz.  And, later, Colin Moore recounts a story in jazz – “Charity begins at ’ome”.  At Letchworth Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill.  Doors open 7pm.  Visitors and new members always very welcome.  More details from Bernie on 01763 248421 or 01462 622466, or just come along.  You will be most welcome. 

The Walk to the Paradise Garden – Paintings by Dan Hays: On now until Sunday, June 11. Using a variety of painting techniques, The Walk to the Paradise Garden will include a new series of works from artist Dan Hays that engage with Letchworth’s past and present.At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.