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 Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal: Today, Thursday to Wednesday, December 5. The Salvation Army needs your help to make Christmas special for children, families and others who have little or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning. All new, unwrapped toys and gifts are welcome and will be distributed in your community in time for Christmas. Please leave your gifts at: Sainsbury’s, Third Avenue, The Tourist Information Centre, Station Road, The Salvation Army Charity Shop, Leys Avenue or Morrison’s, Broadway. Give a gift and light up a life. Thank you.
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.
Letchworth Christmas Shop: Today, Thursday to Saturday, December 22. With an exclusive range of bespoke Letchworth products, including 2019 calendars, charity Christmas cards and gifts for all budgets. Pop in and see for yourself. At Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Open 10am – 4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society: Today, Thursday. Tony Sudweeks will be presenting a programme entitled “All Blues” – a variety of jazz 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 Bernard on 01763 248421 or 01462 454562, or just come along. You will be most welcome.
LALG Whist Club: Today, Thursday. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373.
The Sound of Movies II: Today, Thursday to Saturday, December 1. Come and hear some of your favourite film scores from Mamma Mia to The Greatest Showman, presented by Letchworth Arcadians. At The Icknield Centre, Icknield Way. Evening performances 7.30pm and Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £15 all performances, concessions £13 on Saturday matinee. For more details and to book call 07511 519387.
Letchworth City Chorus - Christmas Concert: Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. Join Letchworth City Chorus for their Christmas celebration concert. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm Friday and 2.30pm Saturday. Tickets £10, concessions £8, available from Tourist Information Centre, Station Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3BB and on the door.
Science and the Bible: Friday, November 30. Friday evening discussions over coffee, examining the relationship between science and the Bible. At 39 Pasture Road. Starts 8pm. For more details call 01462 626333.
Santa Canta 5K: Saturday, December 1. Get your Santa outfits out and join in this festive 5K charity run for Tracks Autism. Medals to all finishers. At Norton Common, Icknield Way. Register at 8am, run starts 9am. For pre-registration and more details visit www.firstsaturday5km.org.uk. Free entry. Donations welcome on the day. Organised by North Herts Road Runners.
Learning to Listen to your Body: Saturday, December 1. Reduce stress, in body and mind, release tension and free up joints with this gentle, exploratory movement. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am for 10am – 1pm. Cost £35. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Letchworth Arts and Crafts Market: Saturday, December 1. Upcycled, pre-loved and handmade crafts, with vintage and retro items, original paintings and prints, homeware, china and ceramics, embroidery, knitting and much more. At Leys Avenue. From 10am – 4pm. For more details visit www.loveletchworth.com.
Settlement Squares Exhibition: Saturday, December 1. Letchworth Settlement has brought together the creative talents of its art tutors and students in a fundraising drive where pieces of original art will be on view and also available for sale. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 10am – 4pm. For more details visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk.
Letchworth Model Railway Society Exhibition: Saturday, December 1. An exhibition with over 20 layouts plus trade support. At Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Road. From 10am – 4.30pm. Admission £5, children £4, under 16’s free. For more details visit www.letchworthmrs.org.uk.
Just Coffee: Saturday, December 1. 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 Fayre: Saturday, December 1. Join King’s Community Church for their Christmas Fayre. At Jackman’s Community Centre, Ivel Court, Letchworth Garden City SG6 2NL. From 10.30am – 2pm.
Wilbury Community Café – Christmas Fayre: Saturday, December 1. Free cuppas and homemade cakes, family play, make a Christmas wreath, knitting with Chris, bike surgery with Frank and much more. Special guests Letchworth Garden City Singers with festive songs. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road. From 10.45am to 12.30pm.
Letchworth City Chorus - Christmas Concert: Saturday, December 1. Join Letchworth City Chorus for their Christmas celebration concert. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts 2.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8, available from Tourist Information Centre, Station Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3BB and on the door.
The Ready Steady Go Club – 60’s Beat Club Night: Saturday, December 1. Don’t miss out on this music night with mod, ska, beat and soul, plus all those 60’s classics. In aid of Jackie’s Drop-in, the centre for adults with learning difficulties. At The Four Emblems, 2A Station Road. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 available from Jackie’s Drop-in, David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap and www.wegottickets.com.
IMPACT GOALS - Workshop to help you set your goals: Saturday, December 1. Integrating your goals with your values helps you to achieve your aspirations, giving you the motivation, method and momentum to live your dreams. (In aid of the Garden House Hospice Care). At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. Email email@example.com or call Bernie on 07900 683330.
Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, December 2. This month’s film club screening is ‘The Midwife’. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.45pm. Annual membership £33, concessions £28. Guests £5, concessionary guests £4 on the door. For more details call Peter on 01462 671679 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
The Nutcracker: Monday, December 3. Royal Opera House Cinema: A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7pm. Tickets £17 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Chorale: Monday, December 3. Join this friendly group of singers performing a variety of music. No audition required! At Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way. Starts 7.30pm. Just turn up on the night. For more details visit www.letchworth-chorale.org.uk.
Carol Concert: Wednesday, December 5. City Chorus Choir will lead this carol service in aid of Garden House Hospice Care, supported by a school choir and hosted by Mr Speaker – Tom Donovan. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £8 adults, £4 children (16 and under). For more details and to book visit www.ghhospicecare.org.uk or call the fundraising team on 01462 679540.
Festive Felt Footwear Workshop: Wednesday, December 5. Create beautiful felt slippers for an adult or child, or just as a decoration for your home. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 6.45pm – 9.45pm. Cost £35. For more details and to book visit www.koalacourses.com.
Step into the Christmas Card: Thursday, December 6. Caroline Holmes 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.
Antony and Cleopatra: Thursday, December 6. Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. 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.
The Nutcracker Trail: On now until Friday December 21. Two friendly five foot tall Nutcracker Soldiers are visiting Garden Square. They will be moving from shop to shop, so be on your guard! Hunt down the Nutcrackers in order to win a prize. Simply note down which store you see them in each week and then submit your entry form to Specsavers in Garden Square before Friday 21st December. A winner will be selected at random from the correct answers and will bag a family set of cinema tickets. There are also two runner up prizes to be won. At Garden Square Shopping Centre. For more details visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.
Eduardo Paolozzi – General Dynamic F.U.N.: On now until Sunday, January 13. An exhibition of prints by the pioneer of pop art. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more details call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.