What's On in Letchworth - 27 September to 4 October

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 The Lilley Arms. 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.

King Lear: Today, Thursday. National Theatre Live Cinema: Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Directed by Jonathan Munby. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £17 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Today, Thursday. Chris Jeffs will be presenting a programme entitled “Some Different Names” – breaking fresh ground. Later, David Wakelin will be providing a follow-up to his August programme on the theme of “Trains and Boats and Planes”.  At Letchworth Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. For more details call Bernard on 01763 248421 or 01462 454562, or just come along. You will be most welcome.

The Spy and the Traitor: Today, Thursday. Oleg Gordievsky was the greatest secret agent of the Cold War, who gave invaluable insights into Russia’s fears about British tactics. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever. At David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DE. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, refundable if you buy the book (£25) at the event, or £22 in advance including the book. For more details call 01462 684631

North Herts Community Coffee Bar: Friday, September 28. This is the last day to drop in for a coffee and a chat as this weekly coffee bar comes to an end. Hot refreshments range from tea, coffee and hot chocolate starting from just 60p a cup. Hot buttered toast is just 50p and a selection of soup, snacks and soft drinks are also available. At The Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 9.30am – 11.30am. For more details call 01462 689400 or visit www.nhcvs.org.uk.

Laughter Yoga: Friday, September 28. Playful and contagious, shown to result in positive changes to mood and perception of pain as well as improved cardiovascular health. At The Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am – 10.30am. Sessions £7.50. No need to book. For more details visit www.letchworthcentre.org.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Friday, September 28. Garden City Brewery invites you to join them for coffee and cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. At Garden City Brewery, 22 The Wynd. From 10am – 12pm. Everyone welcome. Bring Cake! Come and eat cake!

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Friday, September 28. Carol Dutson will be holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, from 10am – 2pm. There will be plenty of cake, a raffle and a bric a brac stall. At 8 Allison, Jackmans Estate.

Jam Club: Friday, September 28. 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, September 28. A talk on Fiscal and Revenue Stamps of the Commonwealth, by Bill Gibbs. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. Starts at 7.15pm. For more details call 01462 635752.

Youth Club: Friday, September 28. A club for 9 – 15 years, with dancing, games friendship and fun. Plus a tuck shop. At Letchworth Salvation Army. From 7.30pm – 9pm. Term time only. Admission £1. For more details call 01462 677263.

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, September 28. Featuring ‘Coronation’ 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.

Greenway Day: Saturday, September 29. Enjoy Letchworth's Greenway by taking part in one of the many free activities at The Grange Recreation Ground and Standalone Farm. Or if you fancy something less energetic you can also pick up a map to guide you round a short route of Letchworth's Greenway. Adventure trail, timetable of free activities and a detailed map available at each location. From 10am – 2pm. For more details visit www.letchworth.com/Greenway-Day-2018.

Kitsch Kafè Show: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday September 30. Our resident food experts recreate the lost arts of “piping mashed potato for pleasure and profit”, “Fun with spam” and many more. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. Shows at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. For more details visit www.gardensquareshopping.co.uk.

Apple Pressing: Saturday, September 29. As part of the Letchworth Beer and World Food Festival, Transition Town Letchworth’s annual apple pressing service is free but donations to costs are welcome. Please bring your own apples and containers for the juice. In The Wynd. From 12 to 6pm.

Beer and World Food Festival: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday 30. With a wide variety of stalls, world foods, wine tasting, live music, kids activities and more. In Letchworth Garden City Town Centre. From 12pm – 6pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.

Gandini Juggling – Sigma: Saturday, September 29. Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-from production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Ages 8+. Tickets £16, concessions £14. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

An afternoon of Flanders & Swann, tea & cake: Sunday, September 30. Take a stroll down memory lane recalling favourites like ‘Transport of Delight’ and ‘The Gnu’. Tea, cake and good humour all included! At The Settlement, Nevells Road. From 3pm to 5pm. Tickets £8 from the Settlement office or www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, October 1. 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.

Toddler Tales: Wednesday, October 3. 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.

North Herts Organ Society: Wednesday, October 3. Enjoy all kinds of 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 Jean on 01462 683604.

Macbeth: Wednesday, October 3. Love. War. Witchcraft. Murder. Madness. A couple’s ambition consumes the kingdom of Scotland. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £16, concessions £14. School rate available. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Fred’s House: Wednesday, October 3. Baldock & Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club. The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock. Starts at 8.30pm. Member Concessions £9, Members and Non-member concessions £10, non-members £12. Accompanied children free (2 per adult). Pay on door only. For more details call 01767 683583 or email alan@madnanny.co.uk.

Claude Lorrain: Thursday, October 4. Hilary Williams 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.

NH 50 Plus – Bus User Group Meeting: Thursday, October 4. NH50 Plus runs a full calendar of events both social and informative. Events and Forums can cover on a variety of issues and topics. At Care Community Hub, 25 Station Road. From 2.15pm – 4pm. For more details visit www.nh50plus.org.uk.

Garden City Brewery Art Pub Quiz: Thursday, October 4. Get your teams together for a fun night, with games, live music round and local trivia. At Garden City Brewery, 22 The Wynd. From 7.30pm – 10pm. Booking essential to avoid disappointment. Drop in or call 07932 739558 to book.

Great and Small – Animals in Craft: On now until 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.