What's On in Letchworth - 2 to 9 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.

Allistair Covell: Canvas to Carpet: Today, Thursday until Sunday, May 5. Last chance to catch this exhibition which 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.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Gustard Wood, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Next week’s ride is to Bassingbourn, with lunch at The Hoops. 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.

Winston Churchill the Artist: Today, Thursday. Claire Walsh will give an illustrated lecture to The Arts Society North Hertfordshire. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Lectures at 11am and 2pm. Visitors £7. For more details visit www.theartssociety.org.uk.

Letchworth ALF Poppins Support Group: Today, Thursday. 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.

LALG Whist Club: Today, Thursday. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373.

Active Letchworth – Pickleball: Friday, May 3. A sport created for all skill levels and ages. Part badminton, part tennis, part table tennis. It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. From 10:30am – 12:30pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838

Jam Club: Friday, May 3. A club for 5 – 10 years to jam, laugh, relax, play, chill and have fun together. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 6pm – 7.30pm. Term time only. Admission £1. For more details call 01462 677263.

Youth Club: Friday, May 3. A club for 9 – 15 years, with dancing, games friendship and fun. Plus a tuck shop. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 7.30pm – 9pm. Term time only. Admission £1. For more details call 01462 677263.

RSPB – The Search for the Bengal Tiger: Friday, May 3. A talk by Martin Johnson, on how he fulfilled a life-long ambition to visit ‘Jungle Book’ country and see big stripy cats and much more. At the Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7:30pm. Visitors welcome £3.

Science and the Bible: Friday, May 3. Friday evening discussions over coffee, examining the relationship between science and the Bible. At 39 Pasture Road. Starts 8pm. For more details call 01462 626333.

May Market: Saturday, May 4. Join this 'first Saturday in the month' community event. Popular stalls of homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac, cards, clothes, toys and books. Also plant stall, and freebie recycling table. With delicious refreshments, and children’s activity table. Free parking and admission. At Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 10am – 11.30am.

Just Coffee: Saturday, May 4. Pop along to this coffee morning and enjoy a free tea, coffee and biscuits whilst listening to a musician play the piano. Each month there is a different themed subject. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 10.30am – 12pm.

Wilbury Community Café: Saturday, May 4. Free cuppas and homemade cakes, family play, dance workshop, craft, knitting and Lego, pennies and pounds stall, Debbie Busby, life coach and therapist and Tesco’s best before groceries. This month’s theme is ‘Feathered Friends’ with RSPB advice. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 10.45am to 12.30pm.

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Saturday, May 4. This is an introduction session for anyone wanting to learn how to meditate, or those with experience. At Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View. From 1.45pm – 4pm. For more details call 01462 621882 or email:triratnaletchworth@yahoo.co.uk.

Pinocchio: Saturday, May 4. Immersion Theatre are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of the much-loved classic, Pinocchio! At the Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts at 2pm. Tickets are £14 or £12 concessions or £48 for a family of four. Call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com

Radio Active: Sunday, May 5. Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £21. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, May 6. Baby discovery is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play & treasured artworks. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 9.45am – 10.30am. Booking required as places are limited. For more details and to book call Chantal Craig on 07787 171546 or visit www.the creationstation.co.uk/chantalcraig.

Kingfisher Club: Monday, May 6. 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. 10am – 3pm, cost is £15. For more information call 01462 683307.

Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, May 6. 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.
Herts Health Walks: Monday, May 6. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll or a 2 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 – Moving Together: Tuesday, May 7. 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 Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 2pm – 3pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838

Traditional-Style Egyptian Belly Dance: Tuesday. May 7. A weekly class where you can wiggle and shimmy your way to fitness. Whilst aimed at those with some experience, beginners are welcome to join. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 8.15pm - 9.30pm. Drop-in £9.00, discounted fee available for block bookings. £5 first class. For more details contact Bridget Poulter, raqssharqi@ntlworld.com, 07766 086183 or visit www.egyptiandance.co.uk   

Wednesday Pic-n-Mix: Wednesday, May 8. Drop in for tea and biscuits, have a chat and make new friends. Various activities and themed sessions. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. A very warm welcome awaits.

Garden City Court Lunch Club: Wednesday, May 8. An over 60’s monthly lunch club, with a two-course hot lunch and soft drink. Come with friends or make new friends and stay for the afternoon quiz. Arrive at 12.45pm for 1pm service. At Garden City Court, Whiteway. Your first lunch is free, £5 thereafter. For more details and to book call 01462 473100 or email garden@quantumcare.co.uk. Dietary requirements must be stated when booking.

Zumba: Wednesday May 8. 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.

Letchworth Music Club - AGM: Wednesday, May 8. The Letchworth Music Club extends a warm welcome to all music lovers to hear a special end of season recital by local flautist Adelaide Starling accompanied by the Club President Simon Marlow, this will follow after the Club’s AGM. At Friends Meeting House, Howgills, 42 South View. Starts at 8pm, refreshments available from 8.15 pm and the recital will take place at 8.30 pm. Tickets at the reduced price of £5 (including refreshments) will be available on the door. For more information about the club and further performers and programmes after the summer break visit www.letchworthmusicclub.co.uk.

Letchworth Ark: Thursday, May 9. 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.

Open Door Coffee Morning: Thursday, May 9. Coffee Morning with free refreshments. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am until 12pm.

Partners Whist Drive: Thursday, May 9. Whist drive with tea and biscuits at half time, door to door transport is also available for Letchworth residents on the Heritage Foundation bus. At Langleigh, Grange Estate. Starts at 12:45pm. For more information call Ossie 01462 675953.

Seann Walsh – After this one I’m going home: Thursday, May 9. Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Ages 16+. Tickets £15. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.