What's On in Letchworth - 14 to 21 March

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.

Recycled Fashion Show 2019: Today, Thursday to Sunday, March 17. St Christopher School presents its 25th recycled fashion show – New Frontiers: Visions of the Future. At the Community Museum, The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm. Free admission.

Chatter Tables: Today, Thursday. Chatter Tables are back in Letchworth. If you want to meet new people, drop in to have a friendly chat over a cuppa. At Morrisons’ Café, Broadway. From 10am until 12pm.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Peters Green, with lunch at The Bright Star. Next week’s ride is to St Paul’s Walden, with lunch at The Strathmore Arms, including GCW. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Letchworth ALF Poppins Support Group: The Adapt Living Foundation are hosting evenings of peer to peer support. Focusing on co-creating and co-producing healthy personal stories and behaviors. To help achieve balance in work, life, home and study. At the Third Place, Eastcheap House, Central Approach, Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 6pm – 8pm. Free event.

Lent Lunches: Friday, March 15. Each Friday throughout Lent. Pop along and enjoy soup and bread, coffee, tea and friendly chat. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway (Next to St Michael’s Church). From 12pm – 2pm. All proceeds in aid of the Parish of Letchworth Funds.

St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, March 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.

What use are Mathematicians?: Friday, March 15. An entertaining talk to this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. Admission £2 LALG members, £3 non-members. No need to book. For more detail visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Farmers Market: Saturday, March 16. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm

Voice Dialogue – A Path to Greater Self-Awareness: Saturday, March 16. We all of us have different ‘selves’ within us of which we are sometimes only vaguely aware – eg the pusher, the pleaser, the rebel. Giving voices to them, allowing them to be heard and to express their different needs can be a remarkably powerful tool in achieving greater self-awareness and self-understanding. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1.30pm for 2pm start – 5.30pm. Cost £30 includes refreshments. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.

Irish Gin Tasting Evening: Saturday, March 16. In collaboration with The Hertford Gin Club, an evening to taste and find out about gins you may not have tried before. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £27.50 (includes 4 gins plus cheeseboard) available from the Settlement Office and online. For more details call 01462 682828 or visit www.letchwortsettlement.org.uk.

St Patrick’s Dance: Saturday, March 16. The North Herts Irish Association presents their St Patrick’s Dance with The Martin Ruddy Band. At the Jackmans Community Centre. At 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £10, non-members £12. For more information call Pat on 07725 913594.

Twirlywoos Live!: Sunday March 17. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery.  With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. At 1.30pm and 4pm. Tickets £14, concessions £12, Family £50. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Who Runs Cryptocurrencies?: Sunday March 17. The Letchworth Bitcoin Meetup group are holding a free event to discuss the functional/practical aspects, and the wider business/ societal implications of Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology. At The Third Place, Eastcheap House. At 7pm. For more information visit https://www.meetup.com/Letchworth-Bitcoin/

Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, March 17. This month’s second film club screening is ‘Le Doulos’. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.45pm. Annual membership £33, concessions £28. Guests £5, concessionary guests £4 on the door. For more details call Peter on 01462 671679 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Kingfisher Club: Monday, March 18. 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 details call 01462 683307.

Herts Health Walks: Monday, March 18. 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, March 18. 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.

Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, March 18. 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 two classes, social/practice time and refreshments. For more details visit www.jiveswing.com.

Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, March 19. Join this friendly yoga class for busy mums who need a bit of time to relax, restore and re-connect. At Norton Parish Hall, Common View. From 9.30am – 10.30am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/

Letchworth History Research Group: Tuesday, March 19. New members are welcome to join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group. At International Garden Cities Exhibition, 296 Norton Way South. Starts 7pm. For more details call Phillipa on 01462 686828 or phillipaclare@me.com.

Sling Pop Up: Wednesday, March 20. Sling hire, expert advice and help with your own baby carrier. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Drop in from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Suggested donation £2 per family. For more details visit www.facebook.com/WearMyBabyLetchworth or email tammy@wearmybaby.co.uk.

Active Letchworth – Strength & Stretch: Wednesday, March 20. 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 12.10pm – 12.50pm. For more details and to book sessions call 01462 474838.

Zumba: Wednesday, March 20. A fitness workout that combines Latin, Jazz, African and other international music with dance moves. A mixture of Zumba and toning. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 5.30pm – 6.30pm. For more details and to book call Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Yin Yoga: Wednesday, March 20. A weekly class which is slow, calming and meditative, an excellent antidote to a busy lifestyle. At Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View. From 7pm – 8.30pm. Booking essential. For more details and to book call Rachel Williamson on 01462 643424 or email: yogateacher@ahimsayoga.co.uk.

Book Signing - When the Dogs Don’t Bark: Wednesday, March 20. David’s Bookshop welcomes Angela Gallop who will be talking about her new book “When the dogs don’t bark – A forensic scientist’s search for the truth”, where she describes her involvement in the Yorkshire Ripper investigation. At St Francis College, Broadway. At 7.30pm. Tickets are £6, which is deductible from the cost of the hardback (£20). For more information call 01462 684631.

Heraldry and Family History: Wednesday, March 20. The Letchworth and District Family History Group are pleased to present Chloe Cockerill who will be talking about Heraldry and Family History. At the Upper Hall of the Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. At 8pm. Entry fee £4 non-members and £2 for members.

Active Letchworth – Moving Together: Thursday, March 21. Gentle dance-exercise for older adults and people with Parkinson’s, incorporating country dance, ballet, and improvisation. No previous dance experience necessary and partners are welcome. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 2pm – 3.30pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838

Allistair Covell: Canvas to Carpet: On now until Sunday, May 5. This exhibition presents a series of Allistair Covell’s abstract hand-knitted carpets or “woven paintings” and surveys the artist’s creative practice over the last five years. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.