What's On in Letchworth - 26 July to 2 August

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.

LALG - Everything European: Today, Thursday. The topic for this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group is ‘The Environment’. Discussing EU Environmental Initiatives and what to retain and what not, post Brexit. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. Admission £3 LALG members, £4 non-members. All welcome. For more details visit www.lalg.org.uk.

‘Women in Letchworth Garden City’: Friday, July 27. This special exhibition opens today celebrating over a hundred years of women’s lives in the world’s first Garden City, featuring unique and historic objects and old photos from the Garden City Collection. At Letchworth Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. The exhibition will be open from 10am - 4pm today, then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 22 September. Admission free.  

Great and Small – Animals in Craft: Saturday, July 28 to Sunday October 14. An exhibition for all the family selected from the Crafts Council Collection. Animals have been represented in craft for as long as humans have been making, shaping and creating decorative objects. This exhibition encourages children to explore our age-old fascination with all creatures great and small. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Admission free. For more details visit: www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Letchworth Vintage Festival: Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29. Everything vintage! Classic & vintage cars, retro fashion shows, hair & make up sessions, live music and free dance classes. Free land train, fun fair, kids show and activities, food and drink and vintage stalls. In Letchworth town centre. From 11am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday 29. Join the King of the Waltz as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts Saturday 6.45pm and Sunday 2.45pm. Tickets £17. For more details and to book c all 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Mr Wippy and the Conettes Show: Saturday, July 28. Mr Wippy and the Conettes perform a delicious musical theatre show based in an antique ice cream van! At Garden Square Shopping Centre. At 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. For more details visit www.gardensquareshopping.co.uk. Free event.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, July 28. All are welcome to come and dance to the music of Pete Brazil. At Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts at 8.30pm. Non-members £7, North Herts Irish Association and Jackmans Community Centre members £6. For more details call: 07725913594.

Circus Skills: Monday, July 30 to Friday August 3. Ever thought about running away with the circus? Find out if you have what it takes with these circus skills sessions kickstarting the summer schedule! Learn how to juggle, walk on stilts and clown around ….. with drop in sessions throughout the day this will be a great way to tire out the kids! At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Event is included in normal entrance prices. For more details call 01462 686775.

LALG Daytime Social: Tuesday, July 31. Barrie Neale talks to the Letchworth Arts and Leisure group about The Life of JP. At the Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 11am. Cost £3. All welcome. For more information call Katie Pond on 01462 623027 or email katiepond@hotmail.co.uk.

Summer Ballet Workshops: Wednesday, August 1. Vickie Lesnick will be running 3 workshops. This first workshop is ballet and modern Jazz (ages 5 and above). At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 11am – 12.30pm. For more details contact classes@letchworthcentre.org.

Struggling in the Summer Holidays?: Wednesday, August 1. Family Support Workers from the Letchworth Partnership of Schools and staff from Children’s Centre and Letchworth Mind Network will be in Howard Park every Wednesday in August. Pop along and have a chat, get some support, advice and signposting. Plus fun stuff for the kids to do. At Howard Park and Gardens, Norton Way South. From 11am – 4pm.