Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, compiled by Discover Letchworth, also available in The Comet. For more information visit the Discover Letchworth website here.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Maulden, with lunch at The Dog and Badger. Next week’s ride is to Gustard Wood, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Letchworth Corner Bridge Club: Today, Thursday. Play Bridge in the pleasant surroundings of The Cloisters, Barrington Road. At 1pm every Thursday. There’s plenty of parking and players with some experience of duplicate Bridge are warmly welcomed. Members £2.50 and visitors £3 including refreshments. For more details please call John Biggs on 01462 453437
Life Drawing at Broadway Gallery: Today, Thursday. A regular series of life drawing sessions guided by artist Matt Burden. Life drawing - drawings made from the living naked human form - can be an important way for anyone with an artistic impulse to exercise and develop their skills. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it can contribute to a mindful and relaxed state, reduce anxiety, encourage new perspectives, and improve problem-solving, memory and cognition. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Cost £15. For more information and to book call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
One Man, Two Guvnors: Today, Thursday. National Theatre Live: Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Jazz Society: Today, Thursday. Mark Prendergast presents an intriguing programme – ‘A Diverse Selection of Piano Perfection in Jazz!’. Later, Linda Plant will present the second half of her programme ‘My ABC Choice’ of jazz. 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.
Letchworth World Beer and Food Festival: Friday, September 27, 28 & 29. The 4th Letchworth Beer & World Food Festival returns to the town centre bringing with it fun festivities and a wide range of delights for all the family, including local and exotic beers courtesy of Crafty’s, A whole range of world foods from Thai to Ghanaian, live music, beer pong, apple pressing & kids’ activities and lots more! Don’t miss out! Come and visit The World’s First Garden City! Letchworth Town Centre. From 12pm - 8pm. For more information visit www.loveletchworth.com.
North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, September 27. This month’s subject is Gibraltar by Mr W Gibb. All philatelists welcome. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7pm for 7.15pm. For more information call 01462 635752.
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, September 27. Featuring ‘Bravissimo Berloiz’ by Mervyn Miller. 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.
Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club Open Day: Saturday, September 28. Would you like to try tennis for free? Join our family-friendly Great British Tennis Weekend Open Day. There are free mini and junior coaching sessions, and fastest serve sessions. Come on down and take a look. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. From 10am – 4pm. You can register by calling the club on 01462 675444 email email@example.com.
Saturday Stories: Saturday, September 28. The stories chosen are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 11am – 11.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries. Free event.
The Wacky Waiters: Saturday, September 28 and Sunday 29. As part of Letchworth’s Beer and World Food Festival, you can enjoy a free feast of fun at Garden Square with the culinary delights of The Wacky Waiters! The mouth-watering mayhem combines silent comedy and graceful slapstick to great effect. Fun for all the family, this dynamic duo is not to be missed. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. For more information visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
Five Rhythms with Ruth Hirst: Saturday, September 28. We are all born movers. How often do you hear some music, and before you know it, the music has lured you in movement, without you realising it? A finger tapping, your hips swaying. There is a dance inside each one of us that is uniquely our own, waiting to be expressed. So whether you are a first timer, or a passionate dance addict, come let’s dance! You can’t get this practice wrong – it’s your way of moving in the moment. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Cost £30. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Mindful Meditation with Neelam Taneja: Monday, September 30. These weekly drop-ins offer a very special opportunity to experience great peace and stillness with a master of meditation. There is no fixed fee, but a donation is suggested– which goes to support our charitable work to fund young people’s Mindfulness programmes. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 12.45pm – 1.30pm. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, September 30. 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.
Letchworth Short Mat Bowls Club: Monday, September 30, Wednesday, October 1 and Friday. The club plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from September to the end of May (except for Christmas and New Year break) with opportunities to play in galas and charity events at other venues through the summer months. At The 8th Letchworth Scout Hut, Sparhawke. Sessions on Monday and Wednesday 1pm – 4pm, Friday 7pm – 10pm. For more information contact 01462 632208.
LALG Opera and Ballet Group: Tuesday, October 1. Marguerite and Armand, created by Frederick Ashton, condensing the event of the opera La Traviata into a 35-minute ballet. Followed by part of the opera Madame Butterfly, concentrating solely on poor Butterfly’s belief that Pinkerton will return to her and the tragedy that unfolds. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.15pm. Admission LALG members £2.50, non-members £3.50. For more information call 01438 241043. All welcome, just come along.
Truth to Power – 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.: Tuesday, October 1. Labour MP, Jess Phillips will Discuss and Sign her Book, Truth to Power, 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S. In Conversation with Mario May. At Central Methodist Church, Pixmore Way. From 7.30pm. Tickets £9.99 include a copy of the hardback book. Available from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. For more information visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk/events.
North Herts Organ Society Concert: Wednesday, October 2. Enjoy live music played by professional electronic organists, on the first Wednesday of the month. At The Icknield Centre, Icknield Way. Doors open 7pm, concert starts 7.30pm. Entry £6 members, visitors £7. For more information or to book call Alan Marshall on 01462 671991 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Society North Hertfordshire: Thursday, October 3. That woman or the Duchess of Style – Time to reassess Wallis Simpson. The lecture is based on at least three years of research for Anne Sebba’s book into why this Baltimore woman, born in 1896 into relative obscurity, was so demonised by the British establishment and wider commonwealth. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Talk at 11am – 12.15pm and 2pm – 3.15pm. Visitors welcome £7. For more details visit www.theartssocietynorthherts.org.uk.
Fleabag: Thursday, October 3. National Theatre Live: See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7.15pm. Tickets £13 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Photo Letchworth: On now until Sunday, December 1. Photo Letchworth, is a new photography competition and exhibition at Broadway Gallery, showcasing the photographic talents from residents of Letchworth and the surrounding area. Our panel of judges have now announced their shortlist. The finalists’ work will be installed in the main gallery as a supporting exhibition to Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break. The winner of the £500 prize will be chosen by the gallery’s visitors in a public ballot. Vvisit the gallery to cast your vote. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Broadway Plinth – Benjamin Cohen: The Weight of the Tongue: On now until Sunday, December 1. The Broadway Plinth is a new element to the gallery, a permanent fixture that will highlight single and small groupings of work by contemporary sculptors. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will break: On now until Sunday, December 1. Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring presents One Day This Glass Will Break, an exhibition of twenty large-scale photogravures by Cornelia Parker from three experimental series. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger: A Slow Longing Collapse: On now until Sunday, December 1. Broadway Gallery is pleased to present A Slow Longing Collapse, a solo exhibition by the artist Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger. This exhibition centres around a video installation, which presents the first episode of a planned trilogy that explores the hybridisation of nature and artifice on a global scale. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Liz Harrington: Where Land Runs Out: On now until Sunday, December 1Focusing on transience and the fragility of the natural environment, Where Land Runs Out is part of a wider, ongoing project based on the Suffolk coast at Orford Ness and Shingle Street. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.