What's On in Letchworth - 22 to 29 November

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 Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal: Now until Wednesday, December 5. The Salvation Army needs your help to make Christmas special for children, families and others who have little or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning. All new, unwrapped toys and gifts are welcome and will be distributed in your community in time for Christmas. Please leave your gifts at either: Sainsbury’s, Third Avenue, The Tourist Information Centre, Station Road, Morrisons or The Salvation Army Charity Shop, Leys Avenue. Give a gift and light up a life. Thank you.

Aladdin - Letchworth’s Pantomime: Now until December 24 the box office for SPADS annual pantomime will be open at the Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road. Monday to Saturday between 9.30am to 4.30pm, tickets can also be bought online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/spads. Performances are from 27th to 30th December at 1pm and 5pm. At St Francis’ College Theatre, Broadway. Tickets Adults £12/Children 3-16 yrs/Adults over 60 £8/under 3’s £5. Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £38.

Letchworth Art Society Autumn Exhibition: Today, Thursday to Saturday, November 24. Visit this local art society’s Autumn Exhibition and see some of their wonderful work. At the Community Museum, 14 The Arcade. Open 10am – 4.45pm daily except Sundays. For more details visit www.letchworthartsociety.info.

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.

Jam Club: Friday, November 23. 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.

Launch party for Luke James Williams’ Debut Album: Friday, November 23. The music of singer songwriter Luke James Williams reflects the opposing forces and wonderful chaos of the world around us. At David’s Music Shop, 12-14 Eastcheap. From 7pm. Admission free. For more information call 01462 475900.

North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, November 23. A talk on Stamps of Isle of Man by David Belton. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7pm for 7.15pm. For more details call 01462 635752.

Youth Club: Friday, November 23. 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.

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, November 23. Featuring ‘An Evening of Gershwin’ by guest presenter Peter Shimmel. 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 24. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 11am – 11.30am. Free event.

Norton Parish Centre Christmas Market: Saturday, November 24. Lots of stalls including cakes, fancy goods, tombola’s, toys, games and more. Light lunches available in the Clulow Room. At St George’s Church Hall, Common View. From 11am – 1.30pm. Admission 50p, children free. For more details call the Parish Office on 01462 678133.

My Christmas in Letchworth: Saturday, November 24. Celebrate the start of the festive season in Letchworth town centre with the Christmas Lights switch on. With a Christmas market, Santa’s Grotto, street food court, funfair, live music and fireworks display. From 12pm to 7pm. Santa Parade at 4.45pm and Lights switch on at 5.30pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com

Christmas Lights Switch On with The Angels: Saturday, November 24. As part of Letchworth’s Christmas Lights switch on The Angels – Jeff, Dave and Wayne are on a mission to spread peace, love, joy and laughter wherever they go. With their golden curls, neon halos and very silly trumpets, they’ll be delighting Letchworth. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. Free event. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.

Christmas Fair: Saturday, November 24. Join Sax House for their Christmas Fair. At Sax House, Western Close. From 2pm. If you would like a stall call Charlie on 01462 680539 or Irene on 01462 620138. Tables £5.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, November 24. A weekly indoor football training session for adults with learning difficulties. At Fearnhill Sports Centre, Icknield Way. From 3pm - 4pm. £5 per session. For more details call Kam on 07809 109313.

Saturday Social Dance: Saturday, November 24. Come along for an evening of Sequence and Ballroom dancing. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South.  From 7.30pm to 10pm. Admission £5.00. Everyone welcome. For more details call Janice on 07766 685679.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, November 24. Dancing to Cardy and Coke at Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.

St Paul’s Church Christmas Market: Sunday, November 25. Stalls, café, take a selfie with Santa, raffle and lots more at St Paul’s Christmas Market. At St Paul’s Church, 179 Pixmore Way. From 2pm – 4pm. Admission £1, children free. Disabled access and free parking.

Chiltern West Gallery Quire – Carol Workshop: Sunday, November 25. A chance to learn and sing some local carols from the 17th and 18th centuries. At Letchworth Guide Hall, 247a Icknield Way. From 2pm – 4.30pm. Cost £8, including music and refreshments. For more details and to book email jenifer.ellis47@hotmail.com or call 01462 629539 or 07505 131880.

The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, November 26. 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.

Baby Rhyme Time: Monday, November 26. 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.

LALG – Everything European: Monday, November 26.This month’s subject for this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group is: The Pros and Cons of Owning a Property in the EU. 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: pasoneji@ntlworld.com.

Letchworth Chorale: Monday, November 26. 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.

Sugarcraft – Christmas Biscuit Workshop: Tuesday, November 27. Join Katie Harris and learn to decorate biscuits like a professional using royal icing. At Central Methodist Church, 109 Pixmore Way. At 7.15pm. Visitors are very welcome whether you are a beginner, experienced or just curious. Cost £5.50 each.

Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, November 27. 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.

Coffee Morning: Wednesday, November 28. There will be coffee and cakes, along with the local Fire Brigade who will be visiting to provide help and advice on fire safety and answer any questions. At St George’s Parish Centre, Clulow Room, Common View. From 10am – 11.30am. All welcome.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, November 28. 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/

Christmas Gift Market: Wednesday, November 28. A great opportunity to do some early Christmas buying and leisurely late night shopping. Includes jewellery, children’s exclusive clothes, beauty products, men’s gifts, bags and much more. Browse while enjoying a mulled wine. At The Garden City Brewery, The Wynd. From 11am – 8pm.

Toddler Tales: Wednesday, November 28. 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.

Letchworth Ark: Thursday, November 29. 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.

Letchworth Christmas Shop: Thursday, November 29 – Saturday, December 22.With an exclusive range of bespoke Letchworth products, including 2019 calendars, charity Christmas cards and gifts for all budgets. Pop in and see for yourself. At Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Open 10am – 4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Thursday, November 29. Tony Sudweeks will be presenting a programme entitled “All Blues” – a variety of jazz 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.

The Sound of Movies II: Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1. Come and hear some of your favourite film scores from Mamma Mia to The Greatest Showman, presented by Letchworth Arcadians. At The Icknield Centre, Icknield Way. Evening performances 7.30pm and Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £15 all performances, concessions £13 on Saturday matinee. For more details and to book call 07511 519387.

Eduardo Paolozzi – General Dynamic F.U.N.: On now until Sunday, January 13. An exhibition of prints by the pioneer of pop art. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more details call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.