What's On in Letchworth - 25 April to 1 May

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: Today, Thursday. Music and French Parent and Toddler Group. At St Francis College, Broadway. From 9:15 – 10:00. Cost is £2 per child or £1 per sibling. For more information call 01462 670511.

Chatter Tables: Today, Thursday. 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.

Willian Bowls Club Open Days: Today, Thursday. Willian Bowls Club are 100 years old! Try Centenary Bowls at one of the clubs open days, with friendly tuition for new bowlers. At Lower Green, Norton Common, Icknield Way. Thursday 6pm – 8pm and Tuesday 2pm – 4pm. For more details call 01462 642790 or visit www.willianbowlsclub.org.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Today Thursday. Colin Moore presents his choice of music on the theme of ‘Muckin Aboat on the Watta’. 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.

North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, April 26. The subject of this month’s meeting is Stamps of Czechoslovakia, with speaker Mr R Hounsell. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. At 7.15pm. For more details call 01462 635752.

Spring Sale: Saturday, April 27. A Spring sale with bric-a-brac, books, records, clothes, cakes, raffle, toys and lots more. At Macfadyen Webb House, Norton Way North. From 10am -12.30pm. For more details call 01462 685202.

Garden Design (3) – Realisation: Saturday, April 27. This course with Andy Cocks, will teach, guide, demonstrate and facilitate, so that you know how to tweak the design, brief and budget. Finalise palettes for hard and soft landscape materials, produce detailed drawings for individual design elements, understand the principles of construction and learn how to get the best out of a landscape contractor. Beginners welcome. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 10am – 4pm. Cost £38. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk or contact the office on 01462 682828.

Active Letchworth – Neurobalance: Saturday, April 27. An exercise class for people with a long term health condition, run by neurological physiotherapist. Classes focus on cardio, balance, strength & coordination. At Central Methodist Church, 109 Pixmore Way. From 12.30pm – 1.30pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.

Pest and Diseases – Spring Talk: Saturday, April 27. Join Letchworth and District Organic Gardeners (formerly GIYO), for their spring talk by Geoff Hodge, broadcaster and co-author of the RHS Allotment Handbook. Includes plant stalls, activities, cakes and drinks. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Gernon Road. From 2pm – 5pm (talk at 2.30pm). Admission £2 members, £3 non-members. For more details visit www.transitionletchworth.org.

Indoor Football Training: Saturday, April 27. 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, April 27. 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.

Gospel Concert: Saturday, April 27. Micealia Baptiste, a west end and TV performer, brings you an evening of music and dance. At No. 12 Coffee Shop, 12 Leys Avenue. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 can be purchased at No 12 coffee shop or Eventbrite. Call 07581 720032 for more information.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, April 27. With dancing to Crosskeys. At Letchworth Rugby Club, Baldock Road. At 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £10, non-members £12. For more information call Pat on 07725 913594.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, April 29 and Friday. 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), Letchworth Garden City SG6 3TP. For more details call Marion Watkins on 01462 730289.

Great Big Cloth Nappy Change: Monday, April 29. Donate or swap. Nothing to swap? No problem. Join Transition Town Letchworth to find out about cloth nappies and other reusable items to use at home. At Chestnut Tree Family Centre, Radburn Way. From 1pm – 2.30pm. for more details visit www.transitionletchworth.org.

Everything European: Monday, April 29. The subject of this month’s Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group is ‘City Living in European Countries’. With 3 speakers: Elisabeth George on Berlin, Bogusia Krawczyk on Krakow and Jess Fleetham on Bratislava. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. All welcome. Admission £ LALG members, £4 non-members. For more details call Mandy on 01462 339438 or email Praful: pasoneji@ntlworld.com.

Letchworth Chorale: Monday, April 29. 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, April 29. 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.

Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, April 29. Learn to swing dance, jitterbug and jive! Whether you are an absolute beginner with 2 left feet or a seasoned pro, these weekly swing dance classes have something for everyone. No partner or pre-booking required. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 8pm – 11pm. Admission £10 includes 2 classes, social/practice time and refreshments. For more details visit www.jiveswing.com.

Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, April 30. 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 info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/

Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Tuesday, April 30. 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, April 30. 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, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Yoga for Teenagers: Tuesday, April 30. 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.

Faust: Tuesday, April 30. Royal Opera House Cinema - Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870’s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6pm. Tickets £17 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Beginner’s Yoga: Tuesday, April 30. Learn the foundations of yoga in a clear and easy to follow class. At St Thomas Church Hall, 103 Bedford Road. From 7pm to 8pm. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk

North Herts Road Runners: Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday. 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.

Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, May 1. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Choose a stroll, 1 - 2 mile or 3 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.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, May 1. 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/

Active Letchworth – Strength & Stretch: Wednesday, May 1. 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.

Toddler Tales: Wednesday, May 1. 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.

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.