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 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 Abington Pigotts, with lunch at The Pig and Abbot. 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.
Moving Through Life – Creative Dance Group: Today, Thursday and Tuesday, October 30. Get moving, be creative and express yourself. Weekly classes for those who want to dance and move, without the pressure to perfect a style or technique. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Thursday from 12.30pm - 1.30pm term time only. With a traditional style Egyptian belly dance class held on a Tuesday from 8.15pm - 9.30pm. £6 per class, first class £3. For more details and to book call Bridget on 07766 086183 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Reanimated: Today, Thursday to Sunday, October 28. Variety Express present a family variety show – the sights and sounds of all your favourite animated films. At St. Francis’ College Theatre, Broadway. Shows at 7.30pm 25th - 27th and 2pm 27th & 28th. Supporting local charities Lifegeta and Phase. To book and for more details visit www.varietyexpress.org.uk/
Eduardo Paolozzi – General Dynamic F.U.N.: Friday, October 26 to 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.
T’ai Chi: Friday, October 26 and Monday 29. 13 weekly community drop-in classes. A gentle way of reducing stress and blood pressure and improving balance and muscle strength. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Monday from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Friday from 2pm – 3pm. £6 per session. No need to book. No classes week of October 22.
Jam Club: Friday, October 26. 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.
North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, October 26. A talk on Stamps of Falkland Islands by Dudley Swann. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts at 7.15pm. For more details call 01462 635752.
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, October 26. Featuring ‘The Super Trio – Super Brio, Jacqueline, Daniel and Pinchas’ by Brian Foreman. 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.
Opera – A not too serious view: Friday, October 26. Presented by Christine Vincent to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £2 LALG members, £3 non-members. For more details and to book call Katka on 01462 685645 or visit www.lalg.org.uk
Youth Club: Friday, October 26. 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 Garden City Lace Day: Saturday, October 27. The subject for speaker Shelia Edgar is ‘Buckingham Palace’. Suppliers will include – Clare’s Lace, The Bead Barn and Pat Caslo. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 10am to 4pm. Admission adults £5, Young Lacemakers £1.50, Shoppers £1 includes tea and coffee. For more details and to book call Gill Richardson on 07986 742467.
La Fanciulla del West: Saturday, October 27. Met Opera Cinema: Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 5.40pm. Tickets £20 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Omid Djalili: Saturday, October 27. Omid is intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 8pm. Ages 16+. Tickets £24. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, October 27. Dancing to Mustang at Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court, Jackmans Estate. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.
The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, October 29. 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, October 29. Baby Rhyme Times are fun sessions of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3PF. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, October 29. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way, (Broadway end). Central Letchworth with parking. Every Monday at 1.00pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 10.00am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, October 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, October 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 email@example.com.
Vintage Swing Dance Classes: Monday, October 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, October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class: Wednesday, October 31. 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 email@example.com or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/
Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, October 31. It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.
Toddler Tales: Wednesday, October 31. 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.
Yin Yoga: Wednesday, October 31. A weekly class which is slow, calming and meditative, an excellent antidote to a busy lifestyle. At Howgills Friends Meeting House, 42 South View. From 7pm – 8.30pm. Booking essential. For more details and to book call Rachel Williamson on 01462 643424 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Into the Woods – Half-Term YogiMe Workshop: Thursday, November 1. YogiMe is fun and inspirational and encourages a child’s natural thirst for knowledge. The special theme for this workshop is "Into the Woods". At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am – 12pm. Cost £15. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.
World War 1 – Poetry, Music and Art: Thursday, November 1. Denis Moriarty will give an illustrated lecture to The Arts Society North Hertfordshire. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Lectures at 11am and 2pm. Visitors £7. For more details visit www.theartssociety.org.uk.
The Painter’s Progress: On now until Monday, November 5. An exhibition by a local group of artists to illustrate the need for persistence in learning to paint. Live demonstrations plus a free two hour watercolour workshop with Peter Massey each Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30pm. At the Community Museum, 14 The Arcade. Open daily except Sundays from 10.30am – 4pm.