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.
Kingfisher Club: Today, Thursday. 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 Macfadyon Webb House, Norton Way North. 10am – 3pm. Cost is £15. For more information call 01462 683307.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is Jordan’s Mill, with GCW. Next week’s ride is to Maulden, with lunch at The Dog and Badger. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Today, Thursday. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Edwin Nott, 18 Birds Hill. From 10.30am - 11.15am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
NH50+ Group monthly Forum: Today, Thursday. This month’s topic is Classic Mobility – Aids to assist with daily living by Lauren Bromfield. At B A H C, The Old Town Hall, High Street. From 2pm – 4pm with question time and refreshments. Bring your friends and make new friends. Join and support our Group. £8.00 membership. Visit www.nh50plus.org or Call 01462 623515 for details.
Walking Netball: Today, Thursday. Slower paced social drop-in. This is the last weekly session, for beginners or experienced players. At St. Christopher School, Barrington Road. From 7pm – 8pm. Cost £4. Contact Lucy on 07834 500189 or Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring Yoga with Saibhung Kaur: Friday, September 20. Kundalini Yoga chair to mat. This is a drop-in class aimed at re-discovering vitality, joy and inner peace. Ideal for carers and those living with long-term conditions. 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 12.45pm – 3pm. Cost £5 per session. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, September 20. 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.
Farmers Market: Saturday, September 21. The monthly Farmers Market selling locally produced meats, vegetables and other foodstuffs. In Leys Square. From 9am to 1pm.
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break: Saturday, September 21 to Sunday 1 December. 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: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will Break (2015) and Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015). These three series, which are brought together for the first time in this exhibition, explore the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories. At the main gallery, Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Liz Harrington: Where Land Runs Out: Saturday, September 21 to Sunday 1 December. An exhibition in the foyer of the Gallery 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. This desolate landscape and vast expanse of shingle has at times an almost haunting feel, enhanced by the rumours of mysterious happenings there during WWII. Along with much of the Suffolk coast, Shingle Street beach is subject to erosion and sea level rises and is vulnerable to disappearing. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
The Broadway Plinth - Benjamin Cohen: The Weight of a Tongue: Saturday, September 21 to Sunday 1 December. The Broadway Plinth is a new element to the gallery, a permanent fixture that will highlight single and small groupings of work by contemporary sculptors. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger: A Slow Longing Collapse: Saturday, September 21 to Sunday 1 December. Broadway Gallery is pleased to present A Slow Longing Collapse, a solo exhibition by the artist Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger. This exhibition centres around a video installation, which presents the first episode of a planned trilogy that explores the hybridisation of nature and artifice on a global scale. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Councillor Surgery: Saturday, September 21. 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.
Seasonal Yoga - Water: Saturday, September 21. Be part of this 100-hour foundation course. It will teach you exactly what you need to know to build a solid home practice and integrate yoga into your life. Sessions are - 28/9 (Water), 26/10, 2/11 (Wood), 23/11, 7/12 (Fire), 4/1/20, 25/1 (Earth), 8/2, 15/2 (Metal). At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 1pm – 6pm. For more information and to book contact Rachel on 01462 643424 or 07749 291395 or email email@example.com.
An introduction to the Chinese Five Elements: Saturday, September 21. This fascinating topic will give you an insight into some of the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine. Find out how this can help you bring more balance into your daily life. At the Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Between 2pm – 5pm. Cost £35. For more information and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07981 115418.
Family Yoga with Lydia Challis: Saturday, September 21. Based on our popular YogiMe class, these family yoga sessions (suitable for all over the age of 2 ½ years) are a lovely way to connect and spend time together as a family. The sessions combine stories, song and yoga poses and finish with time to relax and enjoy a calm space together with your children. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Cost £5 per person. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Autumn Evening of Song: Saturday, September 21. Join The Garden City Singers for an evening of 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission £5 includes light refreshments. In support of Marie Curie. Tickets available from the singers or contact www.gardencitysingers.co.uk.
Clare Teal and her Trio: Saturday, September 21. As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the country for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £24, concessions £22. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Relaxation through Self Awareness with Marcia da Silva Pinto: Sunday, September 22. Based on the legacy of French physiotherapist Therese Bertherat, releasing constraints and re-awakening dormant muscles we will explore main pressure points to harmonize health. Everyone welcome, especially people with back or other injuries, and those who are suffering from anxiety, depression or sleep deprivation. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 10am – 12.30pm. Cost £20 per person. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Music from the Operas, with tea and cake: Sunday, September 22. Hear The Montagnana Trio on flute, cello and piano play excerpts from a variety of operas. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Tickets £10 available from the box office or www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk/events.
Kingfisher Club: Monday, September 23. 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.
Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, September 23. Baby Rhyme Times are fun sessions of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.
T’ai Chi sessions with Ian Deavin: Monday, September 23 and Friday. Join this weekly class every Monday and Friday. 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, September 23. 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.
Letchworth Short Mat Bowls Club: Monday, September 23. The club plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from September to the end of May (except for Christmas and New Year break) with opportunities to play in galas and charity events at other venues through the summer months. At The 8th Letchworth Scout Hut, Sparhawke. Sessions on Monday and Wednesday 1pm – 4pm, Friday 7pm – 10pm. For more information contact 01462 632208.
LALG Textile Group – Tapestry weaving techniques on a pin loom: Tuesday, September 24. Our friendly Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group meet up every month to create, make and experiment with a range of textile techniques and materials. At Digswell Arts, The Fenners Building, Openshaw Way. From 6pm – 8pm. Workshops £4 per person, includes refreshments and all materials. If you would like to join the group call 07917 542405 or email: email@example.com. New members are very welcome.
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, September 24. Support the Armed Forces Community. Letchworth Branch meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday monthly at Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.30pm. Just turn up or call on 07388 876229.
Neighbourhood Surgery: Wednesday, September 25. These meetings enable you to meet your local police officers to find out about crime prevention information and to discuss any issues you may want to share with police. At King’s Community Church, Whiteway. From 10.30am – 12pm.
Life Drawing at Broadway Gallery: Thursday, September 26. A regular series of life drawing sessions guided by artist Matt Burden. Life drawing - drawings made from the living naked human form - can be an important way for anyone with an artistic impulse to exercise and develop their skills. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it can contribute to a mindful and relaxed state, reduce anxiety, encourage new perspectives, and improve problem-solving, memory and cognition. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Cost £15. For more information and to book call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Jazz Society: Thursday, September 26. Mark Prendergast presents an intriguing programme – ‘A Diverse Selection of Piano Perfection in Jazz!’. Later, Linda Plant will present the second half of her programme ‘My ABC Choice’ of jazz. At the Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. More details from Bob Wright on 01462 454562, or just come along.