What's On in Letchworth - 17 to 24 May

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.

Poet - John Green: Today, Thursday. Join local poetry group Poetry ID as they welcome the poet, playwright and critic John Greening ahead of the Letchworth Festival. At David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £3 in advance from David’s Bookshop or email johngohorry@www.johngohorry.co.uk. 

Letchworth Morris Men: Today, Thursday. Letchworth Morris Men will dance at Garden City Brewery, The Wynd. Starts 8.15pm. For more details call Bagman, Andrew Harper on 01462 440683 or visit email bagman@letchworthmorris.org.uk.

Councillors’ Community Surgery: Saturday, May 19. Do you have any concerns, suggestions or queries about District or County Council services or issues? If so pop along and discuss then with a councillor. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10.30am – 12pm.

Historic Guided Walking Tour: Saturday, May 19. Join one of Letchworth's Town Historians on a pleasant stroll through some of the highlights of the first Garden City's history. Meet at Spirella Building. Starts 10.30am. Free parking available, accessible off Icknield Way. Includes free Fairtrade tea and coffee at The International Garden Cities Exhibition halfway through the tour. Free but booking essential at www.garden-cities-exhibition.com.

A Right Royal Quiz: Saturday, May 19. A right royal quiz but with a twist. Teams of six or you can join a table. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway. Starts 7.30pm tickets £9.00 includes a hot supper, vegetarian option available. Bring your own drinks. Includes a raffle. All welcome for more details and to book call 01462 684822 or email letchworthparish@btconnect.com.

LALG Annual Quiz: Saturday, May 19. Get your team of 6 together or join up with others for this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group annual quiz night. Includes a fish and chip supper. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 LALG members, £12 non-members available from Tourist Information Centre, 33 – 35 Station Road, until 16 May. Bring your own drinks. For more details visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB: Sunday, May 20. An all-day coach trip to the New Forest, to look for birds, butterflies, reptiles and mammals - ideal for anyone interested in nature. For more information and to book a place contact Malcolm Ingram on 01462 451320. Adults £15, juniors £7.50.

Conscious Parenting Workshop: Sunday, May 20. Positive and insightful holistic parenting workshop for parents and parents-to-be. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 11am – 2pm. Tickets £55 per person, £80 per couple includes refreshments and plant based lunch. For more details and to book visit www.tryingholistics.com or call 07970 540495.

Shakespeare Brought to Life with James Mayhew and Realm of Music: Sunday, May 20. Be transported back to the sights and sounds of Shakespeare’s world through an enchanting afternoon of art and music. Watch the stories unfold on James Mayhew’s renowned easel whilst listening to many original tunes. Ages 7+. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 3pm. Tickets £15, concessions £12, family £48. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Parents’ Forum: Tuesday, May 22. Supporting children with anxiety and building confidence and resilience in our children. An evening to explore and discuss the issues and give parents and carers a better insight into the ways they can support their children. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 7pm to 9pm. £8. Book online at www.letchworthcentre.org/classes/lunchtime-talks-and-workshps/ or call 01462 678804.

LALG - Opera and Ballet: Tuesday, May 22. Join Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for the 1969 film of Bolshoi soloists dancing The Carmen Suite and the 1959 film of the Royal Ballet dancing Pineapple Poll. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.15pm. Admission £3 members, £4 non-members. All welcome, just turn up. For more details visit call John on 01438 241043 www.lalg.org.uk.

Dementia Friends Information Session: Thursday, May 24.A friendly and informative information session where you can find out more about dementia, why it affects people as it does and small actions that can help people with dementia and their carers. At Garden City Court, Whiteway, Letchworth Garden City SG6 2PP. At 7pm. For more details call 01462 473100