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.
Photo Letchworth: Today, Thursday until Sunday, December 1. Just a few days of left to catch exhibition at the Broadway Gallery, showcasing the photographic talents from residents of Letchworth and the surrounding area. The winner of the £500 prize will be chosen by the gallery’s visitors in a public ballot, visit 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: Today, Thursday until Sunday, December 1. The last few days of The Broadway Plinth 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: Today, Thursday until Sunday, December 1. The last few days of Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring - 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: Today, Thursday until Sunday, December 1. A Slow Longing Collapse, a solo exhibition by the artist Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger. 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: Today, Thursday until Sunday, December 1. Focusing 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.
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 Harpenden, with lunch at The Engineer. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Active Letchworth – Gentle Exercise: Today, Thursday. Gentle seated exercise to music. Accessible for all abilities. At Edwin Nott, 18 Birds Hill. From 10.30am - 11.15am. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838.
Present Laughter: Today, Thursday. National Theatre Live: Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. 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.
Jazz Appreciation Society: Today, Thursday. Bill Hopping will be presenting a programme of music under the intriguing title “Little Black Sticks”. Puzzled? It’s instrumental in nature – an enticement to come along and hear some terrific music. Plus a full supporting programme, as always. 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.
North Herts Stamp Club: Friday, November 29. This month’s subject is ‘Stamps of Greece’ by Dr P.M.G. Bavin. All philatelists welcome. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7pm for 7.15pm. For more information call 01462 635752.
Gordon Buchanan - Animal Families and Me: Friday, November 29. Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet - from South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska - and will have some interesting answers! This is a show for any wildlife enthusiast who wants to enjoy the spell-binding stories of the natural world from a man who has experienced danger face to face. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £22. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
City Chorus - 12 Days of Christmas: Friday, November 29 and Saturday 30. Join City Chorus for their ‘12 Days of Christmas’ concert sung in beautiful harmony. In aid of Garden House Hospice Care. At Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8 available from www.citychorus.net and David’s Books Shop, Eastcheap.
Letchworth Model Railway Society Exhibition: Saturday, November 30. An exhibition with over 20 layouts plus trade support. At Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Road, Arlesey. From 10am – 4.30pm. Admission £5, children £4, under 16’s free. For more details visit www.letchworthmrs.org.uk.
National Tree Planting Day: Saturday, November 30. The Friends of Norton Common are planning to plant 350 Trees & Hedging and they need your help. Everyone is welcome - SPADE’s and Wellies are the order of the day. Meeting at the Bowling Green car park in Norton Common. At 10am. For more information contact Ron on 07982 368446
Just Coffee:Saturday, November 30. Pop along to this coffee morning and enjoy a free tea, coffee and biscuits whilst listening to a musician play the piano. Each month there is a different themed subject. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 10.30am – 12pm.
Christmas Fair: Saturday, November 30. Join us for great food, mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas shopping, a massage and lots more. All under one roof. Free entry. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1.30pm – 5.30pm.
Christmas Tree Sale: Sunday, December 1 to Monday 23. Pick up a Christmas tree and get your festive preparations underway. In The Wynd. Open between 10am – 5.30pm, and staying open until 8pm on Friday December 6, 13 and 20. For more details, visit www.loveletchworth.com.
LALG Textile Group – Stitched paper stars: Tuesday, December 3. Our friendly Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group meet up every month to create, make and experiment with a range of textile techniques and materials. At Digswell Arts, The Fenners Building, Openshaw Way. From 6pm – 8pm. Workshops £4 per person, includes refreshments and all materials. If you would like to join the group call 07917 542405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members very welcome.
LALG – An evening at the ballet: Tuesday, December 3. The Opera and Ballet group are watching Frederick Ashton’s hauntingly beautiful Monotones 1 and 2, Jerome Robbins’ lively ENsol, which as a fascinating pas de deux and Ashton’s Les Patineurs (the skaters), the scene being a Victorian ice-rink. At The Settlement, Nevells Road. Starts at 7.15pm. LALG members £2.50, non-members £3.50. For more information call 01438 241043 or visit www.lalg.org.uk.
Transport and Industrial Heritage Group: Tuesday, December 3. This Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group meets on the first Tuesday monthly to listen to a speaker. The subjects of the talks, with the theme of Transport and Industrial Heritage, range from Concorde to Wind and Watermills. At Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court. Starts 8pm. Admission on the night £5. No need to book, just turn up. For more details on this week’s talk visit www.lalg.ork.uk/transport. Group contact: Richard Hamilton on 01462 434828.
North Herts Organ Society Concert: Wednesday, December 4. 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: email@example.com.
The Twelve Days of Christmas: Thursday, December 5. The Arts Society presents a talk by Peter Medhurst. Celebrating Christmas goes back several Millennia – none of them Christian. One was a Roman Feast of Kalends on 1st January, another was the Nordic Festival of Yuletide, based on the winter solstice – both embracing drunkenness and gluttony. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. Lectures 11am and 2pm. For more information visit http://www.theartssocietynorthherts.org.uk.
Sounds of Christmas: Thursday, December 5 and Friday 6. Letchworth Arcadians present Sounds of Christmas. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 includes a glass of mulled wine. For more information and to book call 07511 519387 or visit www.letchworth-arcadians.co.uk.