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.
Little Smashers: Thursday, Thursday. A weekly Music and French Parent and Toddler Group. At St Francis College, Broadway. From 9.15am – 10am. Cost is £2 per child or £1 per sibling. For more information call 01462 670511.
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.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Peters Green, with lunch at The Bright Star. 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.
Letchworth ALF Poppins Support Group: Today, Thursday. The Adapt Living Foundation are hosting evenings of peer to peer support. Focusing on co-creating and co-producing healthy personal stories and behaviors. To help achieve balance in work, life, home and study. At the Third Place, Eastcheap House, Central Approach, Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 6pm – 8pm. Free admission.
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.
Ruby Wax – How to be Human: Today, Thursday. We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we’ll still have our minds. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Ages 14+. Tickets £23. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Active Letchworth – Pickleball: Friday, May 24. A sport created for all skill levels and ages. Part badminton, part tennis, part table tennis. It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. From 9:30am – 11:30pm (May – Sept). For more details ahead of your session and to book call Ruth on 07885 965726 or Dave on 07906 118976 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jam Club: Friday, May 24. A club for 5 – 10 year olds 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.
Letchworth Natural History Society – Friday Evening Strolls: Friday, May 24.
Walkern to Harmer Green. Meet by the war memorial TL254160. What better way to spend a summer evening than joining this LNHS for a circular stroll of about three miles. Starts 7.15pm. Adults £2.50, LALG members £2 (with a valid LALG card), accompanied under 16’s free. All very welcome. For more details on the programme visit facebook.com/Letchworthnhs
Weaving Ghosts – Exhibition: Friday, May 24. The launch of a new exhibition which focuses on ghost gear, basketry skills and sustainability. The work of Lois Walpole is intrinsically linked to the materials used to create it, and tells a powerful story of our attitude to the environment, exploring the artist’s personal history to express universal issues. Using ancient and almost forgotten basketry techniques, Walpole’s cheerful, colourful vessels belie a deeper truth and stand as silent testaments to the problems facing our planet. 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.
Youth Club: Friday, May 24. 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.
Chef’s Hat and Sweet Kebab Workshop: Saturday, May 25. Children can don their thinking caps and design a bespoke chef’s hat to take home and keep, using a variety of paints pens and materials. Following this, mini Mary Berrys and petite Paul Hollywoods can make a simple kebab using sweets, squeezy sauce and sprinkles. In Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 10am – 3pm. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
Letchworth Food and Drink Festival: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday 26. Returning for another year, the Letchworth Food & Drink Festival brings with it a wealth of world foods, festivities, refreshments, celebrity chefs, cookery demonstrations, live entertainment and children’s activities for friends and family to enjoy. In the town centre. From 10am – 4pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.
Fairly Fresh Fish: Sunday, May 26. Watch out for some fishy goings on at Garden Square. Our quirky fish mongers will ensure visitors have a whale of a time with their performing prawns, cackling crabs and jellied eel jiggery-pokery. It’s a superbly silly show for all ages! In Garden Square Shopping Centre. Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk
Creepy Critters: Monday, May 27 to Friday, May 31. The fantastic Ameyzoo Roadshow is back and we cannot wait! With two shows a day, the Ameyzoo Roadshow will be getting our little farmers up close and personal with his collection of little (and not so little) friends! At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. This event is included with the cost of entry and will operate on a first come first serve basis. For more information visit www.standalonefarm.com.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, May 27 and Friday 31. 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.
Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, May 28. Join this friendly yoga class for busy mums who need a bit of time to relax, restore and re-connect. At Norton Parish Hall, Common View. From 9.30am – 10.30am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email email@example.com or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Tuesday, May 28. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Sax House, Western Close. From 10.30am - 11.15am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Rosehill Community Choir: Tuesday, May 28. 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, May 28. 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.
Be a Legion Member: Tuesday, May 28. 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.
Gardening Apron Decorating Workshop: Wednesday, May 29. Mini fashionistas can design and decorate fabric garden aprons using fabric pens, themed stencils and plenty of other crafty materials. In Garden Square Shopping Centre. This event runs from 10am to 3pm and is suitable for children of 3 years and over. Trained supervisors will be on hand throughout the event. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk
Alice in Wonderland: Wednesday, May 29. Join Alice down the rabbit hole in her magical adventures through Wonderland in this brand-new staging of Lewis Carroll’s family favourite ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 2pm and 6pm. Tickets £15, concessions £13, family £54. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Sound of Music: Wednesday, May 29 to Saturday June 1. Letchworth Arcadians presents this family favourite. At St Christopher School Theatre, Barrington Road. Shows at 7.30pm each evening plus a 2.30pm performance on Saturday. Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk.
Flower Pot Decorating Workshop: Thursday, May 30. Children will be given a terracotta flower pot to design and decorate using special paints and pens. In Garden Square Shopping Centre. This event runs from 10am to 3pm and is suitable for children of 3 years and over. Trained supervisors will be on hand throughout the event.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Thursday, May 30. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Edwin Nott, 18 Birds Hill. From 10.30am - 11.15am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Partners Whist Drive: Thursday, May 30. Whist drive with tea and biscuits at half time, door to door transport is also available for Letchworth residents on the Heritage Bus. At Langleigh, Grange Estate. Starts at 12:45pm. For more information call Ossie 01462 675953.
Active Letchworth – Walking Football: Thursday May 30. The rules are 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.
Letchworth Jazz Society: Thursday, May 30. Chris Jeffs presents “More Different Names!” – a programme looking at further examples of fine jazz musicians who deserve to be better known. And Tony Sudweeks will be playing music by Duke Ellington’s sax man Johnny Hodges. At 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.