What's On in Letchworth - 1 to 8 August

Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by the Discover Letchworth Visitor Centre, also available in The Comet. For more information visit Discover Letchworth's website here.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Gustard Wood, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Next week’s ride is to Marston Moretaine Forest Centre. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the ride organiser on 01582 618196.

Coffee Morning: Friday, August 2. Pop along for a friendly chat at this coffee morning, with freshly brewed tea or coffee and a slice of home-made cake. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. All proceeds in aid of the Parish funds. All welcome.

Summer Fair: Saturday, August 3. Join this first Saturday in the month community event. Popular stalls of homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac, cards, clothes, toys, books, plant stall and freebie recycling table. Enjoy delicious refreshments, and a children’s activity table. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Gernon Road. From 10am – 11.30am. Free parking and admission.

Letchworth Arts and Crafts Market: Saturday, August 3. Upcycled, pre-loved and handmade crafts, with vintage and retro items, original paintings and prints, homeware, china and ceramics, embroidery, knitting and much more. At Leys Avenue. From 10am – 4pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.

Just Coffee: Saturday, August 3. Pop along to this coffee morning and enjoy a free tea, coffee and biscuits whilst listening to a musician play the piano. Each month there is a different themed subject. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 10.30am – 12pm. 

Active Letchworth – Neurobalance: Saturday, August 3. An exercise class for people with a long-term health condition, run by neurological physiotherapist. Classes focus on cardio, balance, strength & coordination. At Central Methodist Church, 109 Pixmore Way. From 12.30pm – 1.30pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, August 3. 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.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, August 3. Dance along to “Tony Kearney Band” at Jackman’s Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8:30pm. Cost £6 members of NHIA and JCC, £7 non-members. For more information call Pat on 07725 913594. 

Standalone Farm – Sheep Dog Displays: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9.   Ever wondered how a farmer manages his flock using just a stick and a whistle? Come and see sheepdogs in action as they help farmer David round up his flock of sheep in this exciting show. These displays are included in normal entrance prices. For times and more details call 01462 686775 or visit www.standalonefarm.com.  

Mindfulness Silent Retreat Week with Dr Neelam Taneja; Monday, August 5 to Friday 9. Book for one, two, or all 5 sessions. This Silent Retreat will help you to explore daily activities of your thoughts, feelings, sensations and impulses to act in a supervised, safe space for improved wellbeing. Bring your own lunch or pre-order your lunch with Nourish, refreshments will be provided. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 10.30am - 4pm. Cost by donation. Advance booking required. For more details and to book contact Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Kingfisher Club: Monday, August 5. Howard Cottage Housing Association runs this club for local people who have low to moderate dementia or are socially isolated. Fun activities and games, plus light refreshments and a two course, nutritious lunch. At the Kingfisher Court, Southern Way. From 10am – 3pm, cost is £15. For more information call 01462 683307.

Herts Health Walks: Monday, August 5. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll or a two-mile walk. Meet at Three Magnets, Leys Avenue. At 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, August 5. Already a player. This group meet on Monday at 1pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also, a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 9.30am. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way (Broadway end. For more details call Marion Watkins on 01462 730289.

Letchworth Chorale: Monday, August 5. Join this friendly group of singers performing a variety of music. No audition required! At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 7.30pm. Just turn up on the night. For more details visit www.letchworth-chorale.org.uk.

Ceroc Classes: Monday, August 5. Ceroc is a fusion of many dance forms including but not limited to Salsa, Ballroom, Latin American, Tango and Jive. A great way to meet people and keep fit too. Beginners’ lessons are at the start of the class. Starts 7.45pm. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Sessions £8 plus £3 membership fee for first timers. For more details contact Alma Neville on 07710 409167 or email alma@cerocspirit.co.uk.

Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, August 5. Learn to swing dance, jitterbug and jive! Whether you are an absolute beginner with two left feet or a seasoned pro, these weekly swing dance classes have something for everyone. No partner or pre-booking required. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 8pm – 11pm. Admission £10 includes 2 classes, social/practice time and refreshments. For more details visit www.jiveswing.com.

Beginner’s Yoga: Tuesday, August 6. Learn the foundations of yoga in a clear and easy to follow class. At St Thomas Church Hall, 103 Bedford Road. From 7pm to 8pm. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk 
North Herts Road Runners: Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday 8. North Herts Road Runners is a lively, friendly and sociable running club with around 150 members that meet every Tuesday and Thursday. Meet at Spirella Building Reception, Bridge Road (Car Park entrance off Icknield Way). At 7.15pm. For more information visit www.nhrr.org.uk or secretary@nhrr.org.uk.

Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, August 7. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll, one to two mile or three mile walk. Meet at St George’s Church Hall, Common View. At 10am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, August 7. Enjoy a gentle and relaxing yoga practice followed by a guided meditation. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11.45am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or / https://www.facebook.com/jodieyoga/

Active Letchworth – Strength & Stretch: Wednesday, August 7. Maintain strength, flexibility and healthy joints. A variety of cardio, toning, mobility, strength and balance adapted to participants needs. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 12pm – 12.40pm. For more details and to book sessions call 01462 474838. 

North Herts Organ Society Concert: Wednesday, August 7. Enjoy live music played by professional electronic organists, on the first Wednesday of the month. At The Icknield Centre, Icknield Way. Doors open 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm. Entry £6 members, visitors £7. For more information or to book call Alan Marshall on 01462 671991 or email: alanet.marshall1@ntlworld.com.

The Arts Society – The Dead Sea Scrolls in context: Thursday, August 8. Neil Faulkner presents an introduction to Palestine in the time of Christ. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. From 11am - 12.15pm. Visitors £7. For more information visit www.theartsocietynortherts.org.uk. 

Holiday Classes, Workshops and Retreats: On throughout August. Have you always wanted to try Yoga, Pilates, Ballet, Keep Fit… but can't manage term time? Are you already coming to a class, but want to sample another teacher's approach? Or are you going on holiday and don't want to commit to booking for a whole course? If you have ticked any of these boxes, then this summer holiday programme could be just what you are looking for! At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. For more information on summer workshops and retreats visit www.letchworthcentre.org or call 01462 678804.

Hypnobirthing: On now until Monday, August 19. 4-week course. The Hypnobirthing course is run by Jess Slender, local birth and antenatal doula and founder of the Confident Birth Company. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For more details and to book contact Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Muddy Lane Tennis Camp: On now until Friday, August 30. Keep the kids active and entertained through the summer, with this intensive tennis camp. Red Hitters suitable for ages 5 – 7 years from 9am – 12pm, Hot Shots suitable for ages 8 – 11 years from 9am – 12pm and Multiskillz, suitable for 5 – 11 years from 1pm – 3.30pm. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. For more details call 01462 675444 or email frontdesk@lstc.org.uk. 

Summer of Fun: On now until Friday, August 30. Join Garden Square Shopping Centre for a fun packed summer of events. With Mega Monday, Workshop Wednesday and Fitness Friday all in Garden Square Shopping Centre. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk/whats-on/summer-of-fun/

Letchworth Garden City Twinning Association – Wissen Trip: Book now for this trip September 12 – Monday September 16. This local group are organising a trip to Wissen in Germany. The visit includes Wissen’s annual Bavarian Evening (Oktoberfest) on Saturday, September 14. Wissen hosts have a full programme of possible trips/events which will be available nearer the time. Trip cost £250. For more information and to book contact Jon or Diana on 01462 673956.