This week: Wilbury Cafe, West Indian Front Room - Exhibition, Why the Whales Came, Vintage Market, Apple Pressing, Dog Show, Curator Tours 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.

Archaeological Adventures in Albania: Today, Thursday. Louise Schofield will give an illustrated lecture to North Hertfordshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society on Archaeological Adventures in Albania. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Lectures at 11am and 2pm. Visitors £7. For more details visit

West Indian Front Room Exhibition: Today, Thursday to Saturday October 7. Letchworth Caribbean Harmony Group presents this exhibition at the Community Museum, The Arcade. From 10am to 5pm. Free entry. Other activities included.For more details visit

Bring your Baby Gallery Tour: Friday, October 6. A special tour at the Broadway Gallery designed for parents and carers. Join Curator Laura Dennis to discover more about our exhibitions and meet other people interested in doing the same. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10.30am – 11.30am. For more details visit

‘Flying Insects, Bees and Beekeeping’: Friday, October 6. A talk for the LALG Occasional Evening Talks Group for those interested in knowing more about bees and beekeeping. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts at 7.30pm. For more details call 01462 685645.

Hitchin and Letchworth RSPB: Friday, October 6. Tom Mason will be giving a talk on Life in the Wild. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3.

Letchworth Vintage Market: Saturday, October 7. With retro, pre-loved, upcycled and handmade crafts. At Leys Avenue. From 10am – 4pm. For more details visit

Icknield Quilters Silver Jubilee: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. Exhibition of members work, trade stall, sale of quilts and fabric craft. Refreshments available. Quilt raffle. At St Mary’s Junior School, St. Mary’s Way, Baldock. From 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Admission £3.50.

Apple Pressing: Saturday, October 7. Free, but donations to costs are welcome. Please bring your own apples and containers for the juice. In Garden Square. From 9am to 12 pm.

Wilbury Community Café: Saturday,October 7. Free cuppas and cakes, family play sessions, yoga, Maths Matters, Youth Council activities and a chance to get creative with The Big Draw. Everyone welcome. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 10.45am to 12.30pm. Free.

Harvest Market: Saturday, October 7. A variety of stall including homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac and more. Refreshments available. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 10am to 11.30am.Free admission and parking.

Open Session: Saturday, October 7. Your chance to speak to Heritage Foundation staff and Governors. At The Heritage Advisory Centre, 43 Station Road. From 10am to 12pm. For more details call 01462 476694 or visit

Archive Tour: Saturday, October 7. A chance to discover some of the fascinating stories behind Letchworth’s historical artefacts with a guided tour by Curator Vicky Axell. Garden City Collection, Wilbury Hills Road. From 11am to 12.30pm. For more details and to book call 01462 476075 or visit

St. Michael’s Messy Church: Saturday, October 7. Build a church together with Faithcraft blocks. At St. Michael’s Church Parish Hall, Broadway. From 3.30pm to 5.30pm. For more details call Jackie on 01462 484914 or Fr. Paul on 01462 684822.

Norma: Saturday, October 7. The MET season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma. 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

NHIA Dance: Saturday, October 7. Dancing to music by Mustang with North Herts Irish Association. At Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts at 8pm. Members of NHIA and Jackmans Community Centre £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.

Family Arts Studio: Sunday, October 8. Family Arts Studio is a free drop-in activity led by professional artists. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am - 1pm. No booking is required and activities are open to all, but aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. For more details email

Dog Show: Sunday, October 8. Join this fun dog show with 10 categories ranging from Jolly Junior, Best Rescue/Rehome to the dog the judge would like to take home. Plus a photo booth, refreshments and stalls. Entries from 12.30pm, judging at 1pm. At Garden City Brewery, The Wynd. Entry £2 per class. For more details contact Vanessa on 07730 876169 or email

Garden City Postcard Project – Curator Tour: Sunday, October 8. Tour of the exhibition by Laura Dennis, Curator of the Broadway Gallery. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 2pm. Tickets £5, concessions £3 includes a tea or coffee from the Gallery Cafe Bar. Tickets from venue for details please call 01462 476110 or email

Exhibition Club: Sunday, October 8. Love going to Galleries? Join this exhibitions club! At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 3pm. Tickets £3, concessions £2 include a hot drink, from the Gallery Information desk. For further details call 01462 476110 or email

Why the Whales Came: Sunday, October 8. Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life another enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 3pm. Tickets £12, family £44. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Letchworth Natural History Society: Tuesday, October 10. A Photographer’s Year in East Anglia. Kevin Sawford who has won national photography awards, will show us the area. At The Kincaid Hall, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Admission adults £2.50, LALG members £2. (With a valid LALG card). For more details on the programme call Thelma on 01462 893893 or visit

Coriolanus: Wednesday, October 11. Royal Shakespeare Company Cinema. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm.Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Letchworth Music Club: Wednesday, October 11. The Gilliard Trio, Andrew Morris – flute, Martin White – oboe and cor anglais and Alec Forshaw – piano and bassoon, will perform their wide repertoire. At Howgills, 42 South View. Starts at 7.45pm. Guest Tickets at the door £12, £6 children/students. For more details call visit

Open Door Coffee Morning: Thursday October 12. 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.

The Garden City Postcard Project: On now until Sunday, November 5. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Plus new work by local artist Vanessa Stone on display in the foyer gallery. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm. For more details visit