Your guide to some of the events happening over this coming week in the Garden City, complied by Discover Letchworth, also available in The Comet.
Art & Exhibitions
This Muddy Eden by Christopher Orr and Hannah Brown: On now until Sunday, April 26. Taking its title from a line in a book on Victorian Utopias, This Muddy Eden brings together two ostensibly figurative artists, Hannah Brown and Christopher Orr, who both draw from and play with conventions of art history. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
A Garden Futuricity – John Vincent: On now until Sunday, April 26. Taking inspiration from H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’, Ballard’s ‘Drowned World’ and Jarman’s ‘The Last of England’, A Garden Futuricity by artist John Vincent is a fictional construction of a future world ravaged by war and climate change. Set in Letchworth Garden City, the work poses the question: what if the global issues frequently reported finally reached this quiet town? At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Other Exhibitions at Broadway Studio & Gallery : On now until Sunday 26 April.
Bit Rot – Bob Bicknell-Knight. Broadway Studio and Gallery are delighted to present Bit Rot, a solo exhibition by artist, curator and writer Bob Bicknell-Knight.
Broadway Plinth: Forrest – Rory Menage: “The word ‘forest’ inevitably denotes a romantic escape away from urbanity with its grime, fumes and noise. With these sculptures I am trying to make a clear connection between the tissue and structure of our bodies with that of trees.At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. For more information call 01462 476110 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Cathy Lomax – Star Bar: On now until Thursday, April 30. Working in collaboration with Broadway Gallery, a new and exciting exhibition space will be showcasing fantastic art work in the bar. At Broadway Cinema and Theatre, Eastcheap. Check opening times when booking. Free event, but tickets are required to monitor numbers. For more information and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Health & Wellbeing
NH Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Bassingbourn, with lunch at The Hoops. Next week’s ride is to Peters Green, with lunch at The Bright Star. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the ride’s organiser on 07770 600370.
Yin for Spring with Neelam Rajani: Saturday, March 7. Yin Yoga is all about finding stillness – which comes from this very slow and meditative practice where poses are held for long-ish periods. You will find yourself more flexible, wonderfully relaxed and more mindful. Suitable for all levels including beginners. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 5pm. Cost £35 per person includes refreshments by Nourish. For more information and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Connecting to the Wisdom of the Body: Wednesday, March 11. Join Empowered Awakening, a community-based organisation hosting inspirational events in the field of spiritual development, wellbeing and conscious living. Doe Warnes, Shiatsu practitioner, movement therapist and anatomy tutor will be focusing on the physical body as an access route to deeper connections. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets £11. For more information and to book visit www.empoweredawakening.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids & Families
Family Arts Studio – Leafy Collage: Sunday, March 8. Join the Broadway Gallery team for a hands-on craft activity in the Studio inspired by works on display in the main gallery. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am - 10.45am, 10.45am - 11.30am, 11.30am - 12.15pm, and 12.15pm - 1pm. Please check in at the gallery info desk upon arrival to receive a free timed ticket for one of the timeslots. Family Arts Studio activities are open to all but are primarily aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. For more details call 01462 476110 or email email@example.com.
Family Yoga - Tutor Uma Amrita Kaur: Sunday, March 8. Based on our popular Yoga for Children class, these family yoga sessions (suitable for families with children aged 2.5 -14 yrs) are a lovely way to connect and spend time together as a family. The sessions combine stories, song and yoga poses and finish with time to relax and enjoy a calm space together with your children. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Cost £5 per person. For more information and to book call 01462 678804 or visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Talks, Lectures & Tours
Hitchin and Letchworth RSPB – Amphibians and Reptiles: Friday, March 6. Helen Muir-Howie will help us to identify all the British reptiles and amphibians and tell us about their biology and habitat requirements. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3.
Letchworth Natural History Society – The Beauty of Butterflies: Tuesday, March 10. Local expert Wilf Powell talks on the life and times of our beautiful butterflies. At The Kincaid Hall, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Free parking. Admission adults £2.50, LALG members £2 (with a valid LALG card), accompanied under 16’s free. All very welcome. For more details on the programme call Thelma on 01462 893893.
Theatre, Film, Music & Dance
Jeeves and Wooster – In Perfect Nonsense: Friday, March 6 and Saturday 7. Take your seats with caution! Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one‐man show detailing a recent and rather spectacular series of misadventures. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £19, concessions £17.50. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Life Will Smile – INCL. Q&A: Tuesday, March 10. Life Will Smile is a compelling 40-minute documentary that tells the true story of the complete survival of the Jewish community on the Greek Island of Zakynthos during the Holocaust. The film is narrated by the 84 year old Greek-Jewish survivor Haim Konstantini. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 7pm. Tickets £4.75. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Letchworth Music Club: Wednesday, March 11. Molly performs predominantly as a recitalist with pianist Jennifer Carter in venues all around the country, but also as principal cellist with many freelance orchestras. Jennifer Carter won a scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music, where she received the Elgar Recital Prize, concurrently receiving a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 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.
Town & Community Events
Coffee Morning: Friday, March 6. Join us for coffee/tea and cake – chat with friends old and new. At the Parish Hall, St Michael’s Church, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. All welcome. Proceeds to parish Funds.
Memories of Letchworth: Friday, March 6. Join us in celebrating our wonderful town by sharing your memories and experiences of Letchworth Garden City. Categories - Heritage, Family and Local History. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. Free event, no booking required. For more information call 0300 123 4049 or ask a member of library staff.
The Letchworth 10 - Week 8 – Best Decorated Cake: Saturday, March 7. Week 8 of 10 weeks of the most crazy and funnest competitions… ever! Bake! £250 cash prize. At Broadway Hotel, Broadway. From 11am – 3pm. Free entry prior to event. Entry on the day £10. Entrants fee £10. Open to all. For more information visit www.loveletchworth.com/letchworth10.
St Michael’s Messy Church: Saturday, March 7. Our theme is "LENT". Come and decorate a glazed pot and learn about forgiveness. At Parish Hall, St. Michael's Church, Broadway. All Welcome. From 3.30pm - 5.30pm. For more details call Jackie on 01462 484914.
Transition Town Tuesday – Proposed Transport Strategy: Tuesday, March 10. Hertfordshire County Council representatives will present their proposed strategy for tackling transport issues in the North Central region. Join us as we explore the issues that have been identified and the proposed transport solutions. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.45pm – 9.15pm. Admission free, but a donation of £2 to cover costs is appreciated. For more information visit www.transitionletchworth.org.