What's On in Letchworth - 21 to 28 March

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.

Kingfisher Club: Today, Thursday. Howard Cottage Housing Association runs this weekly 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 to St Paul’s Walden, with lunch at The Strathmore Arms, including GCW. Next week’s ride is to Pulloxhill, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Lent Lunches: Friday, March 22. Each Friday throughout Lent. Pop along and enjoy soup and bread, coffee, tea and friendly chat. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway (next to St Michael’s Church). From 12pm – 2pm. All proceeds in aid of the Parish of Letchworth Funds.

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, March 22. Featuring ‘From Russia with Love’ by Liz Marten and Dave Ralston. 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.

An Evening with SPADS: Friday, March 22 and Saturday 23. Enjoy an evening of entertainment with ‘One Sweet Kiss’ a short play by Emma Northcott and ‘Showcase’ a mix of song, dance and comedy. At St Paul’s Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 7.45pm. Tickets £9 available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/spads or call 0845 652 2478. For more details visit www.spads-drama.org.uk.

Teacher Recruitment Fair: Saturday, March 23. Come and meet Hertfordshire schools face to face to secure your first NQT post, schools which have vacancies for September 2019. At Fearnhill School, Icknield Way. From 9.30am to 1pm. Visit www.teachinherts.com or call 01438 845785 to book your place.

Creative Voice and Song: Saturday, March 23. A class with Mel Collavo, Yoga teacher with a Diploma in Transformational Voice Therapy for Groups, and Cheryl Smale, a lead vocalist who runs Heartsounds Women’s Singing Circle. This workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to develop their confidence, discover their unique sounds and unlock their vocal potential. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1pm for 1.30pm start – 5pm. Cost £35. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Crawl: Saturday, March 23. The Thinking Drinkers are back on tour with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £17. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, March 25. 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.

Post-Natal Yoga and Baby Massage: Monday, March 25. Learn to massage your baby and provide a loving, fun and positive interaction. One hour of post-natal Yoga will follow to exercise and strengthen your core muscles and ease tightness in your shoulders and upper back. The class includes relaxation, refreshments & chat.Wear an old t-shirt, bring a towel and an organic base oil such as grapeseed, olive, or sunflower (avoid nut oils). At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 10.45am -12.30pm. Course costs £51. For more details visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes/post-natal-yoga-baby-massage/

Letchworth Chorale: Monday, March 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.

Ceroc Classes: Monday, March 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 alma@cerocspirit.co.uk.

Network Forum – Youth Volunteering: Tuesday, March 26. This forum is ideal for volunteer managers, recruiters or supervisors to come and learn about best practice in volunteer management, to network and share experiences of managing volunteers. At Hitchin Youth Trust, 111 Walsworth Road, Hitchin. 9.30am – 11.30am. For more information and to book your place please email karenmalone@teamherts.org

Herts Health Walks: Tuesday, March 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.

Yoga for Teenagers: Tuesday, March 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, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

LALG – Lucia di Lammermoor: Tuesday, March 26. A filmed performance of Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor with the great Joan Sutherland singing the part of Lucia. At The Settlement, Nevells Road. At 7.15pm. Tickets are £2.50 for LALG members, £3.50 for non-members. For more information call 01438 241043

Letchworth and Baldock Sugarcraft Club: Tuesday, March 26. A workshop to share your ideas of decorating with buttercream. Please bring along your own resources and ideas. At the Central Methodist Church, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. Visitors are very welcome whether you are a beginner, experienced or just curious. Cost £5.50 each.

North Herts Road Runners: Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday 28. North Herts Road Runners is a lively, friendly and sociable running club with around 150 members that meet every Tuesday and Thursday. Meet at Spirella Building Reception, Bridge Road (Car Park entrance off Icknield Way). At 7.15pm. For more information visit www.nhrr.org.uk or secretary@nhrr.org.uk.

Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, March 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.

Mark Thomas - Check Up – Our NHS @ 70: Tuesday, March 26. Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70, UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100, what will they both look like? At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. At 8pm. Tickets £17, concessions £13. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Traditional-Style Egyptian Belly Dance: Tuesday, March 26. 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   

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, March 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 info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/

Cancel out Cancer: Wednesday, March 27. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, why screening is so important and how we can all help ourselves to prevent cancer. Find out more about Cancel out Cancer, a free informative session. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 12pm - 1.30pm. Run by NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG, with presenter Justin Jewitt. To book your free place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/nhs-east-and-north-hertfordshire-clinical-commissioning-group-19644598294.

Chatter Tables: Thursday, March 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 to 12pm.

Michelangelo’s Rothschild Bronzes – A Sensational Attribution Unpacked: Thursday, March 28. A talk by Dr Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper of the Applied Arts Department at The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 1.30pm. Tickets £10 available from the Settlement Office and online. For more details call 01462 682828 or visit www.letchwortsettlement.org.uk.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, March 28. ‘Sax A Go Go’ – in which members share their favourite tracks by saxophonists 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 Bob on 01462 454562, or just come along.

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 Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.