What's On in Letchworth - 28 June to 5 July

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 Festival 2018: Today, Thursday. Letchworth Festival comes to an end on Sunday. Some of the remaining events are mentioned below, for all events please visit www.letchworthfestival.org or pick up a programme from the Local & Tourist Information Centre and other venues across the town centre.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Today, Thursday. Louden Masterton presents a programme of music, plus a varied selection of other Jazz to suit all tastes. Includes monthly raffle. At Letchworth Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Starts at 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. For more details call Bernard on 01763 248421 or 01462 454562.

Poetry ID: Today, Thursday. As part of the Letchworth Festival, local group Poetry ID in conjunction with David’s Bookshop present an Anthology Launch Poetry Reading. There are some open mic slots too. At David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £3 in advance from David’s Bookshop.

Armed Forces Day: Saturday, June 30. Don’t miss this great annual event organised by the Royal British Legion Letchworth. Includes Military Bands, WWII Vintage Military Vehicles, food stalls, parades, military boot camp and much more. At Broadway Gardens. From 10am – 4pm. All proceed to local Armed Forces charities.

Book Swap: Saturday, June 30. As part of Letchworth Festival, Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group invite you to bring along any books you want to swap. At David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap. From 10am – 4pm. If you have any surplus books you would like to donate, please contact elainefoxmm@gmail.com or call 01462 735642. For more details visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Pop Up Chilli Festival: Saturday, June 30. Lots of chilli to eat, drink, taste and buy. At Leys Square, Leys Avenue. From 10am to 5.30pm. Free entry.

Book Swap: Saturday, June 30. Organised by Letchworth Arts & Leisure Group. The Arcade, between 10am – 4pm.

Letchworth Camera Club – Pop up Studio: Leys Square between 10am-4pm

Letchworth Chorale – Summer Concert: Saturday, June 30. Free concert and picnic with a range of light music to kick off the summer! At Letchworth Central Methodist Church, Norton Way South, at 6.30pm.  

Park Live – Letchworth Festival Steering Committee: Sunday, July 1. Letchworth’s annual music festival takes over the whole of Howard Park, with music, entertainment, food, stalls, activities and fun for all the family. Plus a Backswording Tournament between 10am and 5pm. At Howard Park, Norton Way South. From 12pm – 8pm. For more details visit www.letchworthfestival.org.

Summer Afternoon Concert: Sunday, July 1. Join Letchworth Salvation Army for an afternoon of music, with special guests - Dedicated Divas and Nick Brill on cornet. Supported by Letchworth Salvation Army Band and choir. Refreshments including strawberries and cream. At Letchworth Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 3pm. Admission free.

Park Live After Party: Sunday, July 1. Carry on the Festival atmosphere until the sun goes down on its final day. At Garden City Brewery, The Wynd. From 7pm – 10pm.

YogiMe (7-11yrs): Tuesday, July 3. Second of three pop-up sessions. These playful sessions encourage self-esteem, build confidence and social skills through partner and group work. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 4pm – 5pm. Advanced booking only, £6 per session. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org.

Ministry of Science Live!: Tuesday, July 3. WARNING! WARNING! 100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 1pm and 6pm. Tickets £15, concessions £13. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Meet Critique: Wednesday, July 4. Organised by the Broadway Gallery, Meet Critique is a regular event for artists to discuss their work and invite feedback from their peers. Through this the Gallery aims to build a network of artists that can offer professional advice and support to one another, similar to that experienced in an academic or studio context. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts 7pm. For more details visit www.broadway- letchworth.com.

Lawrence of Arabia – Excavating a Legend: Thursday, July 5. Dr Neil Faulkner 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.

Big Ben – The inside story: Thursday, July 5. Tim Redmond will give an illustrated lecture to The Arts Society North Hertfordshire. At Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. A special evening lecture at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Visitors £1 at the door to include a drink. For more details and to book in advance visit   www.theartssocietynorthherts.org.uk

Barry Parker - Architecture for All: On now until Sunday, July 15. The architect Barry Parker and his business partner Raymond Unwin created the template for Letchworth and the worldwide Garden Cities model. This first major exhibition on Barry Parkerconsiders his ideology of equality and democracy and his harmonious approach to design, confirming Parker’s status as one of the most important British architects of the twentieth century. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Admission free. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. For more details visit: www.broadway-letchworth.com.