Your guide to some events over the coming week in the Garden City complied by Discover Letchworth, also available in The Comet.
Health & Wellbeing
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Kimpton, with lunch at The Boot. Next week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill with GCW. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the ride organiser on 07770 600370.
Kingfisher Club: Monday, February 17. 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, February 17. 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.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Monday, February 17. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At the Kingfisher Court, Southern Way. From 10.45am - 11.30am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Active Letchworth – Qigong (Tai Chi): Tuesday, February 18. Based on Tai Chi, Qigong focuses on breathing and movement to relax the body, relieve stress and improve your flexibility and co-ordination. These sessions can help to reduce risk of falls. At Tabor Court, Beech Hill. From 10.30am – 11.15am. Cost £1 per class, first six sessions free. To find out more and to book call 07826 671384.
Positive Movement Class: Tuesday, February 18. Positive Movement improves general health, wellbeing and fitness, along with getting people out of their homes and connecting them with the community to make new friends. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 1.15pm – 2.45pm. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Tuesday, February 18. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Sax House, Western Way. From 2pm. First four weeks free (usually £1). To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Beginner’s Yoga: Tuesday, February 18. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, February 19. 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 email@example.com or www.facebook.com/jodieyoga.
Positive Movement Class: Wednesday, February 19. Positive Movement improves general health, wellbeing and fitness, along with getting people out of their homes and connecting them with the community to make new friends. At St Thomas Church Hall. From 2pm – 3.30pm. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Active Letchworth – Positive Movement: Wednesday, February 19. Learn techniques for improving and maintaining strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination (thus helping to prevent falls) and have an opportunity to meet new people and socialise over a cup of tea. At Kingfisher Court, Southern Way. From 3pm – 4pm. £2 per class (First 6 sessions free). For more information and to book call 07826 671384.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Thursday, February 20. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Hadleigh, Jackmans Estate. From 10am - 10.30am. Cost £1 per class. For more details and to book call 01462 474838.
Kids & Families
Virtual Reality: Saturday, February 15. Explore the sights and sounds of a brand-new world: Code a Cubetto robot; Try Lego robotics; Bring colouring sheets to life with augmented reality. Drop in, no tickets or booking. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 11am to 4pm
Standalone Farm: Monday, February 17 – Saturday, February 22. Standalone Farm opens for a new season this Monday with reach for the stars in this 360-theatre experience for half term week. Hop into our inflatable planetarium and blast through time and space as you and your little astronauts learn all about the planets and stars! Sessions will last around 15 mins and cost £1 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk on the day. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate advanced booking. Normal farm entrance fees also apply, see www.standalonefarm.com/ for more details
Wild Camp: Monday, February 17 – Friday, February 21
Your little ones will love Wild Camp during the school holidays. Our playscheme is widely popular with activities such as basketball, football, gymnastics, swimming, trampolining, games & more! For more details and other events call 01462 679311 or visit www.sll.co.uk.
Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, February 17. Baby Rhyme Time is a fun session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.
LEGO Club: Monday, February 17. For ages 5 - 12 years, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 4pm – 5pm. Cost £2 per session. Spaces are limited so booking essential. For more information call 0300 123 4049 or visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/home.aspx.
Muddy Lane Tennis Club: Tuesday, February 18 - Thursday, February 20. Keep the kids active and entertained this half term, with this intensive tennis camp.
Three different clubs available for ages 5-10. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. Times and prices vary, please call reception desk on 01462 675444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to book
Yoga for Teenagers: Tuesday, February 18. Combine traditional Yoga postures with breathing and relaxation exercises to improve concentration, help regulate sleep patterns and maintain natural flexibility. Aged 12 – 16 years. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 6pm – 7pm. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Happy Little Yogi Day Camp for Kids: Tuesday February 18 to Thursday, February 20. Join us for fun yoga days during school holidays for children aged from 4-12 years. Enjoy a variety of yoga games, moving meditations and yoga poses. Using our breath, we will blow bubbles to create our safe space and take us on a relaxation journey. We work with a daily theme to create a unique yoga routine to energise the body, create a happy calm mind and peace within. When taking a break from our yoga practice, there will be time for creative arts & crafts activities. (In partnership with the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am -4.00pm (wrap around care from 8.30am-9.30pm and 4.00am -5.00pm).
Toddler Tales: Wednesday, February 19. Toddler Tales is a mixture of lively stories and rhymes. Aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Free event.
Little Smashers: Thursday, February 20. Music and French, Parent and Toddler Group. At St Francis College, Broadway. From 9.15am – 10am. Cost is £2 per child or £1 per sibling. For more information call 01462 670511.
The Amazing Bubble Man: Thursday, February 20. Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 2pm. Tickets £14. Ages 3+. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Theatre, Film, Music & Dance
French Film Night: Friday, February 14. 'Baisers Volés' Stolen Kisses (1968). The film will be subtitled in English. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £9 includes a glass of wine and are available online www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk or at the office on 01462 682828.
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, February 14. Featuring ‘Song of the North’ by Phil Ashton. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2.50. New members and visitors welcome. For more details, call Judie on 01462 632171.
Roaring 20s Evening – Fundraiser for Garden House Hospice: Saturday, February 15. Put on your fancy flapper dresses and pinstripe blazers, because it’s time to treat yourself to an evening of vintage-themed festivities at this Roaring 20’s extravaganza! At Knebworth Barns, Knebworth, SG3 6PY. From 7pm – midnight. Tickets £35 include 2‑course dinner, live band and disco! For more information and to book contact Caroline Howells on 07801546990 or email email@example.com.
Cyrano de Bergerac: Thursday, February 20. James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 6.45pm. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Young Arcadians present Madagascar: From Wednesday, February 19 until Saturday, February 22. A musical adventure based on the hit 2005 animation, this is a wonderful, vibrant production starring a company of talented 8 — 16 year olds. At St Christopher’s School Theatre, Barrington Road. 3JZ. Show times 7:30pm Wed-Fri and 2:30pm on Sat. Tickets £14 - visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/young-arcadians to book.
Town & Community Events
Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. With free refreshments, and a warm welcome. At Free Church Hall, Gernon Road. From 10am – 11.30am. Free parking and admission. Access through side door on Leys Avenue.
Farmers Market: Saturday, February 15. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm.
Councillors’ Community Surgery: Saturday, February 15. Councillors will be available to the public to obtain information and advice, make a complaint or enquire about services that the Council provides. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10.30am – 12pm.
The Letchworth 10 - Week 5 – Best Superhero: Saturday, February 15. Week 5 of 10 weeks of the most crazy and funnest competitions… ever! Up, up and away! £150 cash prize. At The Arcade. From 11am – 3pm. Free entry prior to event. Entry on the day £10. Open to all. For more information visit www.loveletchworth.com/letchworth10.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, February 17. Already a player? This group meet on Monday at 1pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. There is 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.
North Herts & Stevenage Community Transport Scheme and Reach Out Hertfordshire: Tuesday, February 18 to Thursday, February 20. North Herts CVS will be raising awareness for two of its main services next week in Discover Letchworth, One Garden City, Broadway (next to Morrisons). Information on the busy Community Transport scheme and the Reach Out Hertfordshire - Home from Hospital service will be available and staff from both projects will be available to speak with and will share more about these wonderful services, including volunteering opportunities between 11am to 2pm each day.
NH50+Group Monthly Forum: Thursday, February 20. Talk from Jane Brown, Healthwatch Hertfordshire. Healthwatch is the independent consumer voice for health and social care in Hertfordshire and represents the views of people for Health and Social care services. Don’t miss out this interesting talk, bring your questions and ask your friends and neighbours to join. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 2.00pm -4.00pm. Enjoy free refreshments and raffle after the talk. Free entry for members and £3.00 for non- members and £2.00 for LALG members, why not pay £8.00 and join our Group. Visit www.nh50plus.org or call 01462 623515 for details.
Letchworth Ark: Thursday, February 20. 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 – 11.30am. For more details call 01462 677263.