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.
Women in Letchworth Garden City: Thursday,September 20, Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Last chance to see this special exhibition celebrating over a hundred years of women’s lives in the world’s first Garden City, featuring unique and historic objects and old photos from the Garden City Collection. At the Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Admission free. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
LALG Dog Walking: Thursday, September 20. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a 2-3 mile dog walk, starting at 10am from Pirton village green. Free and no need to book. For more detail call Mike on 01462 635720 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NH 50 Plus – Mental Health: Thursday, September 20. NH50 Plus runs a full calendar of events both social and informative. Events and Forums can cover on a variety of issues and topics. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 2pm – 4pm. For more details visit www.nh50plus.org.uk.
Women in LGC Event - Suffragette: Thursday, September 20. To celebrate the centenary of women getting the vote in 1918, and running alongside the ‘Women in Letchworth’ exhibition at the Community Museum, the Garden City Collection present this excellent film from 2015, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter and Meryl Streep. The film will be preceded by a special introductory illustrated talk by Curator, Vicky Axell, exploring the history of Letchworth’s own suffragettes. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £5. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
‘Bordering on Insanity’: Thursday, September 20. Timothy Walker talks on creating herbaceous borders with all-year-round interest for the Letchworth District Gardeners Association. At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts at 7.45pm. LDGA & LALG members £3, everyone else £4, includes refreshments. For more details visit www.ldga.org.uk.
Kingfisher Club Open Day – World Alzheimer’s Day: Friday, September 21. Open to everyone, with an exercise class, reminiscing session and an Elvis tribute act. Plus afternoon tea and more. At Macfadyen Webb House, Norton Way North. From 11am – 4.30pm.
St Michael’s 60 Plus Club: Friday, September 21. 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.
The March – Vote for Women: Friday, September 21. Deeds or words? Hertfordshire women’s long road to the vote. A new play by Kate Miller and directed by Richard Syms. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. For more details and to book call 01992 531500 or visit www.hertfordtheatre.com.
Ceroc Classes: Friday, September 21. Ceroc is a fusion of many dance forms including but not limited to Salsa, Ballroom, Latin American, Tango and Jive. A great way to meet people and keep fit too. This class is freestyle. Starts at 7.45pm. Sessions £10 plus a £3 membership fee for first timers. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. For more details contact Alma Neville on 07710 409167 or email email@example.com.
Free Tea and Doughnuts!: Saturday, September 22. Join Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group and find out about a wide range of local activities coming up. At Grange Community Centre, Middlefields. From 1.30pm – 3.30pm. All welcome, just come along. For more details visit www.lalg.org.uk.
Colin Cloud – Live: Saturday, September 22. The Sherlock Holmes of entertainment, with a flair for comedy. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £20, concessions £18. For more details and to book visit www.broadway-letchworth.com or call 01462 681088.
North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, September 22. Dancing to 3D Trio at Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.
Community Litter Pick and Apple Picking: Sunday, September 23. Join Transition Town Letchworth for a community litter pick, followed by apple picking from the nearby community orchard, which can be made into fresh apple juice at the Beer and World Food Festival on September 29. Come with appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather and your own gloves if you can. There will be a supply of litter grabbers and spare gloves. Meet at the Greenway Car Park, Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. From 10am to 12pm.
Conscious Parenting Workshop: Sunday, September 23. 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.
Alchemical Assets - Bitcoin – Changing the World?: Sunday, September 23. Two great speakers Rodney James and Devin Milsom from both sides of the Atlantic are joining together to present a free talk about the nature of crypto currency and how it can be used as both a force for good and a powerful investment opportunity and how to avoid the pitfalls. With the chance for Q&A after the talk. At The Third Place, Eastcheap House, Central Approach. From 7pm – 9pm. For more details and to register visit www.meetup.com/ Letchworth-bitcoin/
Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, September 24. 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: Monday, September 24. 13 weekly community drop-in classes. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Monday from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Friday from 2pm – 3pm. £6 per session. No need to book. No classes week of October 22.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, September 24. Join this friendly group of singers performing a variety of music. No audition required! At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 7.30pm. Just turn up on the night. For more details visit www.letchworth-chorale.org.uk.
Ceroc Classes: Monday, September 24. Beginners’ lessons are at the start of the class. Starts 7.45pm. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Sessions £8 plus £3 membership fee for first timers. For more details contact Alma Neville on 07710 409167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, September 24. Learn to swing dance, jitterbug and jive! No partner or pre-booking required. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 8pm – 11pm. Admission £10 includes 2 classes, social/practice time and refreshments. For more details visit www.jiveswing.com.
North Herts Community Coffee Bar: Tuesday, September 25 and Friday 28. This is the last week for this drop in coffee bar which closes on Friday. At The Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 9.30am – 11.30am. For more details call 01462 689400 or visit www.nhcvs.org.uk.
Stick Man: Tuesday, September 25. What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 11am and 4.30pm. Ages 3+. Tickets £14, family £48. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, September 25. 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.
Toddler Tales: Wednesday, September 26. Toddler Tales is a mixture of lively stories and rhymes. Aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Free event.
Yin Yoga: Wednesday, September 26. 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: email@example.com.
LALG – Everything European: Wednesday, September 26. This month’s subject for this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group is: Gardens, Farming and Wildlife in Europe. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. Admission £3 LALG, £4 non-members. For more details call Mandy on 01462 339438 or email Praful: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, September 27. Chris Jeffs will be presenting a programme entitled ‘Some Different Names’– breaking fresh ground. Later, David Wakelin with his August programme on the theme of ‘Trains and Boats and Planes’. At Letchworth Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. For more details call Bernard on 01763 248421 or 01462 454562, or just come along.
The Spy and the Traitor: Thursday, September 27. Oleg Gordievsky was the greatest secret agent of the Cold War, who gave invaluable insights into Russia’s fears about British tactics. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever. At David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, refundable if you buy the book (£25) at the event, or £22 in advance including the book. For more details call 01462 684631