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.
Autumn Fair: Today, Thursday. Join the Inner Wheel Club of Letchworth Garden City for their autumn fair. With raffle, refreshments, Christmas decorations, Usborne Books, handmade products and gifts. Plus Jackie’s Drop In and Hospice. In aid of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Broadway. From 10am – 12pm. Admission £2.50.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill, with Garden City Wheelers. 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.
NH50+ Group monthly Open Meeting: Today, Thursday. Give us your ideas for new topics for our future monthly Forum meetings. Please bring your friends and make new friends and enjoy mince pies and coffee and our Grand Christmas Raffle. At Broadway Studio and Gallery Cafe, 2 The Arcade. From 2pm - 4pm. Admission free. Join NH50+ and support our Forum. Membership fee is only £8.00 per year. For more information visit www.nh50plus.org or call 01462 623515.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra Concert: Today, Thursday. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed 50 years ago and is still going strong. Laced with a liberal dose of British humour in its presentation. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £21, concessions £19. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Christmas Art and Craft Fair: Friday, November 22. Come along and buy some unique gifts, a great selection of high-quality crafts and goods. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 6pm – 9pm. Admission £2.50 in advance or £3 on the door, includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. For more information visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk.
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, November 22. Featuring ‘The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’ by Richard Lake. 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.
Saturday Stories: Saturday, November 23. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 11am – 11.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries. Free event.
St George’s Church Christmas Market: Saturday, November 23. Lots of stalls including, new and good conditioned toys, fancy goods, cakes, books, DVD’s and raffle and tombola. Join us for light lunches including homemade soup. At St George’s Church, Common View. From 11am - 1.30pm. Admission 50p.
Christmas Lights Switch On: Saturday, November 23. Celebrate the start of the festive season in Letchworth town centre with the Christmas Lights switch on. From 12pm to 8pm.With live music, funfair, street food , reindeer parade and fireworks display. Lights with switch on at 6pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.
Christmas Lights Switch On with Ghost Caribou: Saturday, November 23. Ghost Caribou are hauntingly beautiful illuminated creatures – part caribou, part spirit. This street act uses music, song and shadow puppetry to create awe-inspiring displays of magic and wonder. Along with their wild herdsperson, they tell stories of lost homes, impossible migrations and seeds of hope, before continuing their journey into their beautiful dreamworld. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. At 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. For more information visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
Henry Blofeld Book Signing: Saturday, November 23. Cricket broadcasting legend Henry Blofeld signs his book, ‘My A-Z of Cricket’. You can meet Henry Blofeld by purchasing a copy of ‘My A-Z of Cricket’. However please book in advance to guarantee your place in the signing queue. The book is £20 but a limited number at £15 will be available for the first customers to book. At David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. From 1pm - 2pm. For more information visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk/events or call 01462 684631.
Introduction to EFT with Tanya Lovett Advanced EFT Practitioner: Saturday November 23. Have you heard of EFT or tapping? Are you intrigued by it and want to know more? This workshop will teach you about the history of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Come and find out for yourself how EFT could bring you greater emotional freedom! At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 5pm. Cost £25. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Family Yoga with Uma Amrita Kaur: Saturday, November 23. A Journey through the Seasons – Family Yoga is a lovely space to connect and have fun with your children. We will use our imaginations, exercise, relax and most definitely smile! 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.
Akhnaten: Saturday, November 23. Met Opera: Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 5.40pm. Tickets £21 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, November 23. Dancing to Pete Brazil at his last appearance in Letchworth. At Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA and JCC £6, non-members £7. For more information call Pat 07725 913594.
St Paul’s Christmas Market: Sunday, November 24. Join us for our Christmas Market, with great stalls with lots of gift ideas, 50p cafe and Santa’s Grotto – take a selfie with Santa. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 2pm – 4pm. Wheelchair and buggy accessible. Admission £1 adults, kids free. Free parking.
LALG Textile Group – Making cotton tote bags: Tuesday, November 26. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. New members very welcome.
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, November 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.
City Chorus – Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert: Wednesday, November 27. Join City Chorus for an evening of Christmas favourites old and new. Wine and mince pies will available to purchase. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets are £10 available from David’s Music 14 Eastcheapor call 07836 688519 or email email@example.com.
Present Laughter: Thursday, November 28. National Theatre Live: Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, November 28. A warm welcome to Bill Hopping who will be presenting a programme of music under the intriguing title ‘Little Black Sticks’. Puzzled? It’s instrumental in nature – an enticement to come along and hear some terrific music. Plus a full supporting programme, as always at 7.30pm. In the Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. More details from Bob Wright on 01462.454562, or just come along.
Photo Letchworth: On until Sunday, December 1, Last chance to catch the photography competition and exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, showcasing the photographic talents from residents of Letchworth and the surrounding area. The finalists work is installed in the main gallery as a supporting exhibition to Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break. The winner of the £500 prize will be chosen by the gallery’s visitors in a public ballot, visit the gallery to cast your vote. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Broadway Plinth – Benjamin Cohen: The Weight of the Tongue: On until Sunday, December 1. 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 Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will break: On until Sunday, December 1. 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. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger: A Slow Longing Collapse: On until Sunday, December 1. 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 Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Liz Harrington: Where Land Runs Out: On until Sunday, December 1. 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. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.