What's On in Letchworth - 31 October to 7 November

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.

Garden City Halloween Fun: Today, Thursday. This Halloween come and join Love Letchworth in the Town centre for family fun activities. In Leys Square from 10am – 5pm. Haunted House: Between: 10am – 3pm. Street Halloween Close-up Magic: 3.30pm onwards. Halloween Night – Town Walk: Children can dress in costume and safely collect sweets and other goodies from businesses in the town, accompanied by an adult. Meet in Leys Square at 3:30pm. *Children can bring their own pumpkin for the walk (please bring battery operated tealights).
Spooky Lantern Workshop: Today, Thursday. Enjoy some frightfully good fun this half term at Garden Square’s FREE Spooky Lantern Workshop! Using a variety of materials and methods, children over the age of 3 can create their own haunting Halloween light to take home and keep. Supervision and guidance will be given during the event from our trained crafting staff. At Garden Square Shopping Centre, Central Approach. From 10am – 3pm. For more information visit www.gardensquare-shopping.co.uk.

The Wind in the Willows Competition:  Today, Thursday until Saturday, November 2. The wonderful team at Discover Letchworth are looking forward to The Wind in the Willows arriving at Broadway Theatre this Christmas! To celebrate, they are offering one lucky family the opportunity to win a £50 Broadway Cinema and Theatre gift card this half term! Simply collect an activity sheet from Discover Letchworth, spot where Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger are hiding in the space and hand the completed sheet in for your chance to win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on 4 Nov. At Discover Letchworth, One Garden City, Broadway. Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to The Lilley Arms. Next week’s ride is to Bassingbourn, with lunch at The Hoops. 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.

Letchworth Jazz Appreciation Society – Jazz? Singers: Today, Thursday. Tony Sudweeks presents a programme of tracks by vocalists and invites discussion as to whether they are truly jazz singers.  And, later, Chris Waldock presents a programme with another intriguing title – ‘Hello, is that Missing Persons?’ At the Conservative Club, 1 Birds Hill. Doors open 7pm. Visitors and new members always very welcome. More details from Bob on 01462.454562, or just come along.  

LALG - Everything European: Today, Thursday. Britain’s Role in Europe – Where are we now? With speakers – East of England Lib Dems MEP Lucy Nethsingha and East of England Green MEP Catherine Rowett. Speaker from the Conservative and UKIP parties have been invited. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 7.30pm. All welcome. Cost £3 LALG members, £4 non-members. For more information call Mandy on 01462 339438 or email Praful: pasoneji@ntlworld.com.

Coffee Morning: Friday, November 1. Coffee/tea and cake - chat with friends old and new. All welcome!  Proceeds in aid of Parish Funds in the Parish Hall at St Michael's Church, Broadway, 10.30-12.00

Hitchin and Letchworth RSPB: Friday, November 1. A talk by Dr Jen Smart - Trials and Tribulations of Grassland Waders'. Find out about predation issues faced by waders, solutions to reduce predator impacts and how this is put into practice with Project Godwit. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3. 

Autumn Bazaar: Saturday, November 2. Please join us for our 'first Saturday in the month' community event. Popular stalls of homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac, cards, clothes, toys and books. Featuring a plant stall, and freebie recycling table. Plus delicious refreshments, and children’s activity table. At Free Church Hall, Gernon Road. From 10am – 11.30am. Free parking and admission.

Weaving Winter Landscapes Workshop: Saturday, November 2. A palette of crisp soft Winter tones & shades awaits you in this special seasonal woven textile workshop, for design inspiration, creative weaving techniques and an enjoyable afternoon project. At the Fenners Building. From 10am - 2pm. Costs £45. For more information www.lilianeboutique.co.uk/products.

Letchworth Arts and Crafts Market: Saturday, November 2. 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.

Just Coffee: Saturday, November 2. 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. 

Charity Jumble Sale: Saturday, November 2, Clothing, Bric a Brac, Toys, Crafts, Books, DVD’s & CD’s.  Come along & grab a bargain & raise funds for The Garden House Hospice! Tea, coffee & cakes also available for purchase. At St Paul’s Church Pixmore Way. From 10.00am to 12pm

St. Paul’s Community Café: Saturday, November 2. Come to the launch of our new Community Café. Every 1st Saturday monthly, we welcome everyone to join us for free refreshments, live music and board games. We will also have a donation point for Letchworth Foodbank and a pre-loved children’s clothes and toys stall. At St Paul’s Church Pixmore Way. From 10.30am – 12pm.

Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell: Saturday, November 2. Drift Away sessions are designed to provide a space for you to leave normal life behind and completely relax to the sound of the small therapy harp. Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2.15pm for 2.30pm – 3.15pm. Cost £14 includes refreshments by Nourish. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org. 

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, November 4. Already a player. This group meet on Monday at 1pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 9.30am. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way (Broadway end). For more details call Marion Watkins on 01462 730289.

Letchworth Short Mat Bowls Club: Monday, November 4. The club plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from September to the end of May (except for Christmas and New Year break) with opportunities to play in galas and charity events at other venues through the summer months. At The 8th Letchworth Scout Hut, Sparhawke. Sessions on Monday and Wednesday 1pm – 4pm, Friday 7pm – 10pm. For more information contact 01462 632208.

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III: Tuesday, November 5. Royal Opera House: From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DD. Starts 7pm. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Herts Health Walks: Wednesday, November 6. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Choose a stroll, 1 - 2 mile or 3 mile walk. Meet at St George’s Church Hall, Common View. At 10am. For more details and other walks visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.

North Herts Organ Society Concert: Wednesday, November 6. 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: alanet.marshall1@ntlworld.com.

Goya’s painting – “The Third of May 1808”: Thursday, November 7. The Arts Society presents a talk about Goya work - the Third of May painted for a Republican government to commemorate the Spanish revolt against the French during the Peninsular Wars – an uprising against Napoleonic rule that led to the birth of modern Spain. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. At 11am and 2pm. For more information visit http://www.theartssocietynorthherts.org.uk.

BeeZee Bodies: Thursday, November 7. BeeZee Families is coming to Letchworth for a 14-week programme and we can’t wait to welcome a load of new faces! We’re a fun and friendly, healthy lifestyles group for children aged 5-15* and their families. At Pixmore Junior School, Rushby Mead. From 5.30pm – 7.30pm. For more details call 01707 248648 or visit www.beezeebodies.com.

Hansard: Thursday, November 7. National Theatre Live: See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. 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.

The Broadway Plinth – Benjamin Cohen: The Weight of the Tongue: On now until Sunday, December 1. The Broadway Plinth is 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: On now until Sunday, December 1. Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring presents 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: On now until Sunday, December 1. Broadway Gallery is pleased to present A Slow Longing Collapse, a solo exhibition by the artist Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger. This exhibition centres around a video installation, which presents the first episode of a planned trilogy that explores the hybridisation of nature and artifice on a global scale. 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: On now 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.