Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by Discover Letchworth, also available in The Comet. For more information visit the Discover Letchworth website here.
SPADS Pantomime- Sleeping Beauty: Tickets are now on sale at Discover Letchworth, One Garden City, Broadway and online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/spads (booking fee applies). Entertainment for the whole family not to be missed. At St Francis’ College Theatre, Broadway. Friday, December 27 to Monday, December 30. Performances at 1pm and 5pm daily. Tickets £12 adults, £8 concessions (under 16’s and over 60’s), £5 babies and toddlers (under 3), £38 family (2 adults, 2 children 3 -16). For more details visit www.spads.org.uk.
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.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Mangrove Green, with lunch at The King William. Next week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill, 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.
Charity Darts Challenge: Today, Thursday. Get your squad together and enter the Charity Darts Challenge, score as much as you can in 60 minutes and raise money for the Garden House Hospice by getting sponsorship for your team. At the Broadway Hotel, Broadway. Two sessions 6.30pm & 8pm. Team entry fee is £15 (teams of 4 to 6 players). For more information email email@example.com or call 01462 685448.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, November 15. Drop in for companionship, talks, tea, raffle, outings and more. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 1.30pm – 3.15pm. New members always welcome. Annual membership £5. For more details call 01462 676001.
Caring Yoga with Saibhung Kaur: Friday, November 15. Kundalini Yoga, chair to mat. This is a term time weekly drop-in class aimed at re-discovering vitality, joy and inner peace. Ideal for carers and those living with long-term conditions, the Kundalini Yoga postures can be adapted to meet most needs and can be done on a chair or on a mat. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1.45pm – 3pm. Cost £5 per session. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
The Scarecrows’ Wedding: Friday, November 15 and Saturday 16. The team behind Stick Man present the best wedding ever, the best wedding yet…
Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Betty’s side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harry’s place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special day? At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts Friday 4.30pm and Saturday 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets £16, concessions £13, family ticket £52. Ages 3+. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Dracula: Friday, November 15 to Saturday, November 16. The Settlement Players present a vampire play in three acts, dramatised by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker. At the Little Theatre, the Settlement, Nevells Road. At 7.45pm. Tickets are £10 and are available at David’s Music or online at www.settlement-players.co.uk
Farmers Market: Saturday, November 16. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm.
Christmas Fair: Saturday, November 16. Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre are holding their annual Christmas Fair. With stalls, raffle, tombola, homemade snacks and refreshments plus very special guest, SANTA! At Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre, Norton Way South. From 10am - 2pm. Admission 50p, under 9’s free. For more details call 01462 682524.
Crisis at Christmas Sale: Saturday, November 16. Support this great cause, with clothes, rucksacks, handbags, jewellery, cases, branded trainers and much more. Crisis helps homeless people rebuild their lives. At King’s Community Church, Jackmans Estate. From 10am – 2pm. For more details call 01462 677250.
Councillor Surgery: Saturday, November 16. 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.
Digswell Arts Winter Open Studio: Saturday, November 16. The Artists at Digswell Arts will be opening their studios to visitors. Come and meet the artists and hear about their practice. A variety of work will be on show and available for sale - including ceramics, stained glass, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. At The Fenners Building, Openshaw Way (next to the Wynd). Open 11am - 4pm. Refreshments available. Families welcome.
Sound Bath Workshop: Saturday November 16. Sound Bath Workshop of Sound and Silence Resonant Healing. Come and bathe in wonderful waves of sound as we play our gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a fabulous way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 3.15pm. Cost £20. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Christmas Craft Fair: Saturday, November 16. Pop along and enjoy a browse at this Christmas Craft Fair. At Sax House, Western Close. From 2pm. If you would like a host a table at the fair (cost £5) call Charlie 01462 680539 or Irene 01462 620138.
Heading for Extinction and What to do about It: Saturday, November 16. Join this Climate Change talk by Extinction Rebellion North Herts. At The Centre, Ivel Court, Jackmans Estate. From 2pm – 5pm. All welcome at this free event, just turn up. Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Phelps-Roper - Memoir, Unfollow: Saturday, November 16. Activist and TED Speaker, Megan Phelps-Roper will Discuss and Sign her Memoir, Unfollow. At Central Methodist Church, Pixmore Way. From 7.30pm. Tickets £6 are deductible from the cost of the hardback book (£14.99) if purchased on the evening. Available from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. For more information visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk/events.
Workshop for Women/Posture and the Pelvic Floor with Judy Hammond: Sunday November 17. We all know how important pelvic floor health is. Enjoy a peaceful day of the classic PF exercises, learning to practise them with less effort but more effectiveness. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.45am for 10am – 4.30pm. Cost £65 including lunch and refreshments. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
T’ai Chi sessions with Ian Deavin: Monday, November 18 and Friday 22.
T’ai Chi is an ancient form of gentle stylised movement well known for its ability to strengthen leg muscles, improve balance, still the mind and enhance general health. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Friday 2pm – 3pm. Cost £6 per session. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Mindful Meditation with Neelam Taneja: Monday, November 18. These weekly drop-ins offer a very special opportunity to experience great peace and stillness with a master of meditation. There is no fixed fee, but a donation is suggested– which goes to support our charitable work to fund young people’s Mindfulness programmes. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 12.45pm – 1.30pm. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Ernest Gimson - His life and work: Monday, November 18. The Letchworth Garden Society present Allan Lupton (past chairman) to talk about Ernest Gimson, Arts and Crafts architect and furniture designer. At the Settlement, Nevells Road. At 7.30pm. Cost £5 or £4 for LALG & LGCS members.
Dan Snow - On This Day in History: Tuesday, November 19. Historian, Broadcaster and Presenter, Dan Snow will Discuss and Sign his Book, On This Day in History. At The Cloisters, Barrington Road. Tickets £9.99 include a copy of the paperback book. Available from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. At 7.30pm. For more information visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk/events.
Sling Pop Up: Wednesday, November 20. Sling hire, expert advice and help with your own baby carrier. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Drop in from 10am to 12pm. Suggested donation £2 per family. For more details visit www.facebook.com/WearMyBabyLetchworth or email email@example.com.
Timon of Athens: Wednesday, November 20. Royal Shakespeare Company. Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness. Starts at 6.45pm. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
NH50+ Group monthly Forum: Thursday, November 21. Give us your ideas for new topics for our future monthly Forum meetings. Please bring your friends and make new friends and enjoy mince pies and coffee and our Grand Christmas Raffle. At Broadway Studio & Gallery Café, 2 The Arcade. From 2pm - 4pm. Non-members £3 to join the class, £2.00 LALG members, why not pay £8.00 membership and join the Group. For more information visit www.nh50plus.org or call 01462 623515.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra Concert: Thursday, November 21. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed 50 years ago and is still going strong. Their show includes famous tunes such as Puttin on the Ritz, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Lullaby of Broadway as well as hot numbers from the twenties. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £21, concessions £19. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Broadway Plinth – Benjamin Cohen: The Weight of the Tongue: On now until Sunday, December 1. The Broadway. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will break: On now until Sunday, December 1. Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring presents One Day This Glass Will Break, an exhibition of twenty large-scale photogravures by Cornelia Parker from three experimental series. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger: A Slow Longing Collapse: On now until Sunday, December 1. Broadway Gallery is pleased to present A Slow Longing Collapse, a solo exhibition by the artist Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Liz Harrington: Where Land Runs Out: On now until Sunday, December 1
Focusing on transience and the fragility of the natural environment, Where Land Runs Out is part of a wider, ongoing project based on the Suffolk coast at Orford Ness and Shingle Street. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.