This week: Sinfonia New Year Concert, Family Arts Studio, Gordon House - Curator's Tour, Rigoletto, Action for Happines Course and more....

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.

Letchworth Ark: Today, Thursday. A Community Drop-in Centre for homeless and vulnerable people. Offering practical and emotional support, including hot drinks, food, clothing and toiletries. At The Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 9.30am – 12pm. For more details call 01462 677263.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Maulden, with lunch at The Dog and Badger. Next week’s ride is to Shuttleworth Aerodrome, with lunch with 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.

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.

Bring Your Baby Exhibition Tour: Friday, January 12. 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 – 11.15am. For more details visit

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, January 12. AGM and members’ choice. 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.

Letchworth Sinfonia New Year Concert: Saturday, January 13. Featuring Mozart – Titus Overture, Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations, Soloist Veronica Henderson, Haydn – Symphony No. 99 and Strauss – Serenade in E-Flat. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 available from the Local and Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road or email

Keep Fit and Zumba Classes: Saturday, January 13. Starting this week. Keep fit classes from 8.30am-9.30am and Zumba Classes from 9.30am-10.30am. At the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, January 13. 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.

NHIA Dance: Saturday, January 13. Dancing to music by Silhouette 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 – Abstract Canvas Painting: Sunday, January 14. Brighten up the New Year by creating a colourful abstract painting inspired by the works on display in the Gallery. Family Arts Studio activities are open to all but are primarily aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am -1pm. Admission free with no booking required. For more details call 01462 476110 or email

Gordon House: Paint to Print – Curator’s Tour: Sunday, January 14. Tour of the exhibition by Broadway Gallery curator Laura Dennis. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 2pm. Tickets £5, concessions £3. Ticket price includes tea or coffee from the Gallery Café. For more details and to book call 01462 476110 or visit

Exhibition Club: Sunday, January 14. Love going to Galleries? Join Broadway Gallery exhibitions club! They meet on a Sunday afternoon each month to discuss an exhibition they all have seen, plus previews of Broadway Gallery exhibitions and talks by invited speakers. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. At 3pm. Tickets £3, concessions £2 includes a hot drink. For more details email

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, January 15. 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.

Rigoletto: Tuesday, January 16. Royal Opera House Cinema: The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s acclaimed production. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7pm. Tickets £16 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit

Community Thermal Imaging Service: Tuesday, January 16. Want to use a thermal imager to explore heat loss in your home? Then pop along to a training session run by Transition Town Letchworth and then borrow the imager to survey your home. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7pm to 8pm. To book and be advised of future sessions email

Computer Users – LALG Group: Wednesday, January 17. This is a new group, so if you are a computer user and think it might be of interest to you, then pop along. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 10.30am. For more details visit

Bird Watching in a Small Group: Thursday, January 18. This is a new Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group. If you are interested in bird watching then this group could be for you. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 10.30am. For more details visit

Antiques and Collectables: Thursday, January 18. This newly-formed Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group aims to provide a forum for anyone interested in antiques, museum collections and some collectable areas. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 11.30am. For more details visit

Exploring What Matters – Action for Happiness Course: Book your place now for this 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy. The course will run on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm from the Jan 18 to March 15, with a break for half term. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford. For more details and to book visit or email

Gordon House – Paint to Print: On now until Sunday, January 28. Gordon House (1932-2004) was an influential artist and graphic designer who was brought up in Letchworth Garden City.At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more details visit