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.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Therfield, with lunch at The Fox and Duck. Next week’s ride is to Maulden, with lunch at The Dog and Badger. Meet at 10.30am at The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
Sir Christopher Wren and the English Baroque: Today, Thursday. 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: Today, Thursday. 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: Today, Thursday.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: Today, Thursday and Friday. “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.
RSPB - Moths home and away: Friday, April 5. A talk by Andy and Melissa Banthorpe, moth recorders for Bedfordshire about some of the moths in their area and how to find them. At the Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7:30pm. Visitors welcome £3.
Spring Fair: Saturday, April 6. Pre-Easter event with a prize tombola and an Easter egg stall. Also a plant stall, to support the work of a local charity 'Make Life Beautiful'. Homemade cakes and marmalade, bric-a-brac, cards, clothes, toys and books. Freebie recycling table. Plus delicious refreshments, and children’s activity table. At Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. From 10am – 11.30am. Free parking and admission.
Family Felt Making: Saturday, April 6. Enjoy learning the wet felt making process with Lucy Sugden. Session is aimed at adults and accompanied children aged 8yrs and over. Perfect parent and children, or grandparent and grandchildren time together while learning something new. Produce two Easter/Spring inspired pieces of felt. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 10am – 12pm. Cost £27 per child (maximum 2 per adult) includes all materials. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk or contact the office on 01462 682828.
The artist Pierre Bonnard 1867-1947 with Fiona Lucraft: Saturday, April 6. Explore the life and work of Pierre Bonnard, a founder member of the Nabis group of artists and a contemporary of Matisse. At the Settlement, Nevells Road. From 10.30am – 3.30pm (please bring a packed lunch). Cost £28. For more information and booking visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk or call 01462 682828.
Wilbury Community Café: Saturday, April 6. Free cuppas and homemade cakes, family play, dance workshop, Easter card crafts, book stall, pennies and pounds stall, pre-loved uniform and Tesco’s best before groceries. Bring seedlings to swap and learn to sow or transplant young plants. At Wilbury Hall, Bedford Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4DU. From 10.45am to 12.30pm.
Resonant Healing for Mind and Body: Saturday, April 6. Sound Workers and Gong Practitioners. Come and bathe in wonderful waves of sound as we play our high quality gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a fabulous way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’. With Pam Mullett and Jurek Dabrowski. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 1.30pm for 2pm – 3.30pm. Cost £20 includes refreshments. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.
Craft Fair and Table Top Sale: Saturday, April 6. Sax House will be holding a craft fair. At Sax House, Weston Close. From 2pm – 4pm. If you would like a table please call Irene on 01462 620138 or Charlie on 01462 680539. Cost per table £5.
St Michael’s Messy Church: Saturday, April 6. The theme is ‘Messy Pilgrimage’. Pop along and help make an ‘Hosanna’ banner for Palm Sunday, build a gateway into Jerusalem and learn of events leading up to Easter. At St Michael’s Church, Broadway. From 3.30pm – 5.30pm. For more details call Jackie on 01462 484914.
Do You Think That’s Wise?: Saturday, April 6. An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, John Le Mesurier (aka Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army) by leading impressionist Julian Dutton. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 7.30pm, tickets £14. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Chorale Spring Concert: Saturday, April 6. An evening of song, with pianist Alison Borner and soloists Rebecca Hardwick and Ron Hollings. Includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Michael Tippett and Gerald Finzi. At Howgills Meeting House, 42 South View. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8, students £5 available from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap.
Plastic Free Letchworth Litter Pick: Sunday, April 7. At Jackmans’ Estate Play Area (meeting point) and Surrounding Paths from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. Join us for a community litter pick. Come with appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather and your own gloves if you can. We will have a supply of litter grabbers and spare gloves. This event is part of the #GBSpringClean2019 and SAS Big Spring Beach Clean (Summit to Sea).
A Workshop for Women: Sunday, April 7. A relaxing and informative day with Judy Hammond where you will learn how to maintain and improve the health and tone of the pelvic floor – which is vital for physical and emotional wellbeing. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am for 10am – 4.30pm. Cost £65 includes lunch and refreshments by Nourish. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.
Creative Voice and Song: Sunday, April 7. This is a fun and creative workshop with Mel Collavo and Cheryl Smale, suitable for anyone wanting to discover their unique sounds, unlock their vocal potential, and develop their confidence. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am for 10am – 4pm. Cost £65 includes lunch and refreshments by Nourish. For more details and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org/classes.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater: Sunday, April 7. Join Jubiate Chamber Choir for an afternoon of song. At St Hugh of Lincoln, Pixmore Way. From 3pm. Tickets £5 from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3DE.
Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, April 7. This month’s film club screening is ‘Daughters of the Dust’. 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.
Easter Holidays at Standalone Farm: Monday, April 8 to Monday April 22.Meet Boris the Bunny, enjoy an Easter egg hunt, hay maze and other egg-citing events! At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Open every day 10am – 5pm. For more details visit www.standalonefarm.com
Rembrandt: Tuesday, April 9. This Exhibition on Screen mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. Given privileged access to both London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the film documents the landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. At the Broadway Cinema. Starts at 6.45pm. Tickets £12. For more information call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Transition Tuesday – Environmental Hustings: Tuesday, April 9. Join Transition Town Letchworth as they explore the political parties’ environmental policies and consider how effective their implementation would be in mitigating Climate Change and delivering sustainability. Local representatives of the political parties have been invited to attend to help debate what changes should be put into effect in North Hertfordshire. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. All welcome, admission free, but a £2 donation to help cover room hire and refreshments is welcome. For more details visit www.transitionletchworth.org.
Letchworth Natural History Society: Tuesday, April 9. Ian Flack will report on the current surveying for the new Herts Mammal, Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. At The Kincaid Hall, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Free parking. All welcome. Admission adults £2.50, LALG members £2. (With a valid LALG card). For more details on the programme call Thelma on 01462 893893 or visit www.letchworthnaturalhistory.org.uk
Garden Birds and Why We Feed Them: Tuesday April 9. The Letchworth Garden City WI is presenting a talk by Martin Johnson on Garden Birds. At Letchworth Free Church, Gernon Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome, for more information please contact the secretary on 01462 623587
Wednesday Pic-n-Mix: Wednesday, April 10. Drop in for tea and biscuits, have a chat and make new friends. Various activities and themed sessions. At Letchworth Library. From 10.30am – 12pm. A very warm welcome awaits.
Sketching in the English Countryside: Wednesday, April 10. This Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group will be deciding how to proceed, how often to meet and countryside locations to sketch and get to know each other. At Broadway Hotel, Broadway. Starts 11am. All welcome. For more details and to register an interest if you can’t make the meet call William on 01462 643537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letchworth Music Club: Wednesday, April 10. Enjoy music by Luba Tunnicliffe – viola and Gamal Khamis - piano. At Howgills, 42 South View. Starts at 7.45pm. Guest Tickets at the door £15, £7.50 children/students. For more details call visit www.letchworthmusicclub.co.uk.
Open Door Coffee Morning: Thursday, April 11. With free refreshments, and a warm welcome. Visit this beautiful church. The second church building on the site of The First Church in Letchworth Garden City. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am -12pm.