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.
Chatter Tables: Today, Thursday. Chatter Tables are back in Letchworth. If you want to meet new people, drop in and have a friendly chat over a cuppa. At Morrison’s Café, Broadway. From 10am to 12pm.
Kingfisher Club: Today, Thursday. Howard Cottage Housing Association runs this club for local people who have low to moderate dementia or are socially isolated. Fun activities and games, plus light refreshments and a two course, nutritious lunch. At Macfadyon Webb House, Norton Way North. 10am – 3pm, cost is £15. For more information call 01462 683307.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Pulloxhill, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Next week’s ride is to Therfield, with lunch at The Fox and Duck. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Michelangelo’s Rothschild Bronzes – A Sensational Attribution Unpacked: Today, Thursday. A talk by Dr Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper of the Applied Arts Department at The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 1.30pm. Tickets £10 available from the Settlement Office and online. For more details call 01462 682828 or visit www.letchwortsettlement.org.uk.
Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Today, Thursday. ‘Sax A Go Go’ – in which members share their favourite tracks by saxophonists from across the decades. At Letchworth Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. For more details call Bob on 01462 454562, or just come along.
North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, March 29. The subject of this month’s meeting is Early Airmails of South Africa, with speakers Mr and Mrs Lester. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. At 7.15pm.
Lent Lunches: Friday, March 29. Each Friday throughout Lent. Pop along and enjoy soup and bread, coffee, tea and friendly chat. At Letchworth Parish Hall, Broadway (Next to St Michael’s Church). From 12pm – 2pm. All proceeds in aid of the Parish of Letchworth Funds.
Letchworth and Baldock District Gang Show: Friday, March 29 - Saturday 30. Performances by Scouts and Guides. At St Francis Theatre, Broadway. Show times Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm (doors open thirty minutes before). Tickets from ticketsource.co.uk/gangshow. Costs £7 (Two free if you purchase ten)
Fairfield Bowls Club: Saturday, March 30
With the lawn bowls season starting in April, Fairfield Bowls Club are holding a signing on session. New or experienced bowlers welcome. At Fairfield Bowls Club, Kingsley Avenue, Fairfield Park, Stotfold. From 1pm. Full membership £10 for new members. Equipment and coaching is available free of charge.
Mindfulness – Cultivating Forgiveness: Saturday, March 30. Forgiveness can be difficult – especially when we have been hurt, when we feel anger or resentment or when we are left with guilt or shame. This mindfulness-based workshop with Neelam Taneja will approach the subject from a contemplative and scientific perspective, and will be of interest to all who seek to become more forgiving and compassionate. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1.30pm for 2pm – 5pm. Cost £45 includes refreshments. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.
Raise your Self Esteem using EFT: Saturday, March 30. Are you your own worst critic? Do you continually compare yourself with others? Spend the afternoon with Tanya Lovett freeing yourself from the blocks that hold you back and limit you. Allowing yourself to bring your gifts to the world enriches everyone! You will use EFT and meditation to raise that self-esteem and enrich your life. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2pm for 2.30pm – 5pm. Cost £20 includes refreshments. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.
Die Walkure: Saturday, March 30. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, with an amazing cast - soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, with Philippe Jordan conducting. At the Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 4:45pm. Tickets are £20 and include a complimentary glass of wine. For more details call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Charity Quiz Night: Saturday, March 30. The Rotary club are hosting a quiz night (maximum of 8 per team) to raise funds for the Garden House Hospice and Mary’s Meals. At George’s Church Hall, Norton Way North. Arrive 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Tickets are £14, which includes supper. Bring your own drinks and glasses. For more information call 01462 679434.
Mother’s Day Craft Workshop: Saturday, March 30. Children can make Mother’s Day this March special by creating a handprint poem and flower photo holder. At Garden Square Shopping Centre, Central Approach. From 10am – 3pm. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
The Creation Station - Baby Discover: Monday, April 1. 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 April 1. Baby Rhyme Times are fun sessions of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 11am. Free event.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Tuesday, April 2. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Sax House, Western Close. From 10.30am - 11.15am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Herts Health Walks: Tuesday, April 2. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. A 3 mile + walk. Meet at Three Horseshoes, Norton. At 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
La Forza Del Destino: Tuesday, April 2. Royal Opera House Cinema - Chrisof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, conducted by Antonio Pappano. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6pm. Tickets £17 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, April 3. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll, 1 - 2 mile or 3 mile walk. Meet at St George’s Church Hall, Common View. At 10am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.
Toddler Tales: Wednesday, April 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, April 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 01462 683604.
From Scythes to Suburbia: Wednesday, April 3. The North Hertfordshire Association National Trust present a talk by Dr Rudi Newman on the Impact of the Railways on the Chilterns. At Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin. At 7.30pm. For more details contact Mrs Colette House on 01462 815585. £2 admission, NT membership not required.
Little Smashers: Thursday, April 4. A weekly music and French Parent and Toddler Group. At St Francis College, Broadway. From 9:15 – 10:00. Cost is £2 per child or £1 per sibling. For more information call 01462 670511.
Sir Christopher Wren and the English Baroque: Thursday, April 4. Jo Walton 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.
Vikings in your vocabulary- how Old Norse words moved in with Richard Dance: Thursday, April 4. The Vikings raided, settled and ruled in Britain for hundreds of years. One of their most enduring impacts was on the English language, this talk looks at some of their more familiar words, such as call, die, egg, husband, law, etc. and traces their journey from the Viking Age to the present time. At the Settlement, Nevells Road. From 2pm – 3pm. Cost £5. For more information and booking visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk or call 01462 682828.
Masterclass – Drawing urban architecture using perspective: Thursday, April 4. This masterclass will help you learn to draw urban architecture using perspective techniques, in graphite and ink and also include essential concepts such as the horizon line and vanishing point. At The Third Place, Central Approach, Garden Square Shopping Centre. From 6pm – 9pm. Cost £35. For more details visit www.koalacourses.com/Upcoming_Workshops.html. Beginners and improvers are most welcome.
Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four: Thursday, April 4 and tomorrow. “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £17, concessions £15. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Allistair Covell: Canvas to Carpet: On now until Sunday, May 5. This exhibition presents a series of Allistair Covell’s abstract hand-knitted carpets or “woven paintings” and surveys the artist’s creative practice over the last five years. At the Broadway Studio & Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.