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.
Letchworth Ark: Today, Thursday. 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.
Active Letchworth – Strength & Stretch: Today, Thursday. Maintain strength, flexibility and healthy joints. A variety of cardio, toning, mobility, strength and balance adapted to participants needs. At Hadleigh, Jackmans. From 10am -10:30am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Shillington, with lunch at The Musgrave Arms, including GCW. Next week’s ride is to The Lilley Arms. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Standalone Farm – Half Term Fun: Today, Thursday and tomorrow Friday. Join them for lots of fun: Einstein’s Entertainers Kid’s science shows; Meet all your farmyard favourites; arts and crafts activities; enjoy the playground and the Greenway café. At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Active Letchworth – Walking Football: Today, Thursday. The rules are exactly the same as normal football, however it’s strictly walking only. It’s a great way to improve your health, rehab and meet new people. At North Herts Leisure Centre, Baldock Road. From 1pm - 2pm. For more details and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Young Arcadians – Pirates of Penzance: Today, Thursday to Saturday 23. In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, the young Arcadians are performing this classic Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta. At St Christopher School Theatre, Barrington Road. Starts at 7.30pm each evening with a matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm. Tickets £14, with concessions on Saturday matinee £10. Special discount for students under 16 on Thursday evening at £5 per ticket. Call 07511 519387, visit r ticketsource.co.uk/letchworth-arcadians or email email@example.com.
Pancake Morning: Friday February 22. Help raise Parish Funds so they can continue to serve the local community. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Broadway. From 10.30am to 12:00pm.
North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, February 22. The subject of this month’s meeting is New Zealand – Making of a Nation, the speaker is Mr D Northover. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. At 7.15pm
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, February 22. Featuring ‘These we have loathed’ by David Wherrell. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2.50. New members and visitors welcome. For more details call Judie on 01462 632171.
Heading for Extinction and what to do about it: Saturday, February 23. Join this climate change talk by Extinction Rebellion. At Friends Meeting House, Howgills, 42 South View. From 1.45pm – 4.45pm. All welcome.
Calm Relaxed T’ai Chi Movement: Sunday, February 24. Calming the mind, improving balance - a crafted workshop for the over 50’s. Finding space and quietness to explore balance through inner stillness. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. Cost £35 includes refreshment. From 9.30am for 10am -1.30pm. For more details visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Willow Weaving Basket Masterclass: Monday, February 25 to Thursday 28. Ruth Thompson experienced and nationally known willow weaver is coming from Northumberland to Letchworth. She has created the main characters of Wind in The Willows for a willow sculpture trail in Radwell Meadows which is being installed during the week of the 25 February through to the 28 February. You can visit Radwell Meadows and watch her work through the week. A limited number of spaces are available to take part in her basket masterclass on Friday, March 1 from 10am – 2pm, booking is essential. You will learn the basics of willow basket weaving and come away with a lovely basket. At Radwell Meadows Country Park, Norton Bury Lane. For more details on the class and to book a place visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Sling Pop Up: Monday, February 25. 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 – 11.30pm. Suggested donation £2 per family. For more details visit www.facebook.com/WearMyBabyLetchworth or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday February 25. Already a player. 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.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, February 25. 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.
The work of Barry Parker in Portugal and Brazil: Monday, February 25. The President of the Letchworth Garden City Society, Mervyn Miller, will give an illustrated lecture on the work of Barry Parker in Oporto Portugal and San Paulo Brazil. In the Brunt Room, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. At 7.30pm. Admission £5 or £4 for LGCS and LALG members.
Ceroc Classes: Monday, February 25. 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. 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 email@example.com.
Herts Health Walks: Tuesday, February 26. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. A three mile + walk. Meet at Standalone Farm (First carpark), Wilbury Road. At 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
Rosehill Community Choir: Tuesday, February 26. Rosehill Community Choir, with their very own Helen King, meet every Tuesday. (Due to its popularity the Monday group is now full). At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 3pm with time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. £4 per person. No need to book, simply drop in and enjoy this friendly singing group. For more details contact Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.
Yoga for Teenagers: Tuesday, February 26. Combine traditional Yoga postures with breathing and relaxation exercises to improve concentration, help regulate sleep patterns and maintain natural flexibility. Aged 12 – 16 years. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 6pm – 7pm. For more details and to book call Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, email@example.com or www.letchworthcentre.org.
North Herts Road Runners: Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday 28. North Herts Road Runners is a lively, friendly and sociable running club with around 150 members. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. At 7.15pm. For more information visit www.nhrr.org.uk.
LALG – Everything European: Tuesday, February 26. Healthier Lifestyles, Sport and Food: Lessons from other EU countries. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road, starts at 7:30pm. Cost £4 or £3 for LALG members. For more details call Mandy on 01462 339438
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, February 26. 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.
Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, February 27. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll, one - two mile or three mile walk. Meet at St George’s Church Hall, Common View. At 10am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
Active Letchworth – Strength & Stretch: Wednesday, February 27. 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.
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, February 27. Enjoy a gentle and relaxing yoga practice followed by a guided meditation. At St Michael’s Parish Hall, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11.45am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogablis/
Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, February 27.
It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.
Chatter Tables: Thursday, February 28. Chatter Tables are back in Letchworth. If you want to meet new people, drop in and have a friendly chat over a cuppa. At Morrison’s Café, Broadway. From 10am until 12pm.
Volunteer Opportunities: Thursday, February 28. Make your time count – Find out about our range of volunteer opportunities at the Garden House Hospice Care, from 10am-12pm. For more information call 01462 679540 or email email@example.com
The Noise Next Door: Thursday, February 28. The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. At 7:30pm. Tickets £14. Ages 18+. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday February 28. ‘Member’s Marvels’ - where members share their favourite tracks – jazz of all styles from across the decades. 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. You will be most welcome.
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.