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.
Volunteer Fair and Thank You Event: Today, Thursday. TeamHerts Volunteering is collaborating with North Herts CVS to host a Volunteers Fair & Thank You Event for National Volunteers Week. There will be stalls offering information about the work they do and how to volunteer with them. This is a great opportunity if you want to know what else is going on in your community. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 10am – 12pm. For more details visit www.teamherts.org.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Pulloxhill, with lunch at The Cross Keys. Next week’s ride is to Kimpton, with lunch at The Boot. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.
The Arts Society – Gustav Klimt: Today, Thursday. Gavin Plumley presents a lecture on Gustav Klimt – Imperial muralist turned radical painter. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. At 11am and 2pm. For more information visit www.theartsocietynortherts.org.uk.
North Herts Stamp Club: Today, Thursday. This month’s meeting sees a visit from Kings Lynn Philatic Society. All philatelist welcome. At Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, Baldock. From 2pm – 4pm. For more information call 01462 635752.
Flanders and Swann: Friday, June 7. Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann shows returns! At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £16. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Growers’ Market: Saturday, June 8. Letchworth and District Organic Gardeners provides the Growers’ Market - a stall for growers to swap their home grown produce and for non-growers to buy. At The Wynd. From 9am - 1pm. For more details visit www.ttletchworth.org or e-mail email@example.com. For Gardening Group e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Settlement Fair: Saturday, June 8. Attractions include gourmet food and goods, 'temptations tombola', plants, books and refreshments. At the Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Doors open 9.30am. Admission £1 for adults. You will automatically be entered in to the prize draw. For more details visit www.letchworthsettlement.org.uk.
Drop-in Meditation: Saturday, June 8. Join in an afternoon of meditation on All welcome - beginners or those with more experience. At 1.45-4pm at the Friends Meeting House, South View. For more info from 01462 621882 or email@example.com
Same You, Fresh Start: Saturday, June 8. Using a combination of Laughter Yoga Training and Life Coaching skills, leader Gerry Strohm will teach you how to identify the areas of your life which are out of sync or which need attention, how to prioritise, how to set achievable goals, how to have fun switching on happiness and how to maintain this throughout the year! At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 10am – 1pm. Cost £25 includes refreshments. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Five Rhythms – Summer Waves Workshop: Saturday, June 8. A workshop with Ruth Hirst accredited FiveRhythms Teacher. How often do you hear music and before you know it the music has lured you into movement without you realising it? There is a dance inside each one of us that is uniquely our own. Whether you are a first timer, or a passionate dance addict, come and dance! At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Cost £20. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Greek Night: Saturday, June 8. Music and Dance from the Greek Islands with Judy Hammond, teacher of the Alexander Technique, movement and dance. Traditional Greek island music is real soul food, full of passion, yearning and exuberance. As well as being huge fun recent research has found that dancing in unison in a group is the single most powerful way to elevate mood and enhance feelings of wellbeing. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 7pm - 9.30pm. Cost £20 includes a light supper and refreshments by Nourish. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Arthur Rank Hospice in memory of our dear friend and supporter Angelica Vellopoulou Nazer. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Sinfonia Summer Concert: Saturday, June 8. Premier performance: Ilario Ferrari: Awakening (A Journey in the Gardens of Letchworth); Edward Elgar: Chanson de Matin (Op 15 no. 2) and Chanson de Nuit (Op 15 no.1); Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer-Night on the River; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major (Op. 90) ‘The Italian’. At the Letchworth Free Church. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10.00 (or £5.00 for under18s). Buy at the Tourist Information Centre or reserve online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calm relaxed T’chi Movement calming the mind: Sunday, June 9. Improving Balance with Ian Deavin, a certified instructor of the Chinese Internal Arts Association and a member of the T’ai Chi Union of Great Britain. This is a lightly crafted workshop providing space and quietness to explore balance through inner stillness. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 10am – 1pm. Cost £35 including refreshments. For more information visit www.letchworthcentre.org.
Family Arts Studio – Reuse and Recycle: Sunday, June 9. Join artist Iona McCuaig for a hands on craft activity in the Studio. In this session we will be creating original artworks made entirely from recycled materials! 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.
Gentle Yoga and Sound Meditation: Sunday, June 9. Let the light in you shine! An afternoon of gentle yoga, a blissful sound meditation, tea and healthy snack. At North Methodist Community Centre, 9 North Avenue. From 3pm – 5.30pm. For more information and to book call 07902 012598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willian Bowls Club Centenary Celebrations: Tuesday, June 11. As part of their Centenary celebrations Willian Bowls Club invites you to try a session of bowls, with friendly tuition for all new bowlers. At Lower Green, Norton Common, Icknield Way. From 2pm – 4pm. For more details call 01562 642790 or visit www.willianbowlsclub.org.
Romeo and Juliet: Tuesday, June 11. Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-Century ballet masterpiece. 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 Garden City WI: Tuesday, June 11. This group meet every second Tuesday monthly. This month’s talk will be ‘50 years as a BBC Broadcaster and News Correspondent’ by Bill Hamilton. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Gernon Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome. For more details call 01462 623587.
Transition Town Letchworth – Beauty and the Bike: Tuesday, June 11. TTL will be showing the film Beauty and the Bike, to learn why girls in cycling-friendly countries continue to cycle into adulthood, whilst in many other countries, they tend to give up during the teenage years. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.30pm – 9.15pm. All welcome. Admission free, but a £2 donation to help cover room hire and refreshments is welcome. For more details visit www.transitionletchworth.org.
Wednesday Pic-n-Mix: Wednesday, June 12. Drop in for tea and biscuits, have a chat and make new friends. Various activities and themed sessions. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. A very warm welcome awaits.
Open Door Coffee Morning: Thursday, June 13. Coffee Morning with free refreshments. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am until 12pm.
Get Outdoors, Get Active: On now until Wednesday, July 17. ‘Get Outdoors Get Active' is a weekly event that gives you the chance to care for the green spaces in your local community by working together with like-minded people. By spending just two hours a week working on a green space, you will greatly improve your physical and mental health as well as learn a range of new skills that can be used to strengthen your employability skills and your CV. This course is aimed at 19 - 25 year olds and takes place in Howard Park and Gardens. There is no session on 19 June. From 10.30am – 12.30pm. To sign up or to find out more contact Emily Clowry on 01707 260129 or Emily.Clowry@groundwork.org.uk.
Lois Walpole – Weaving Ghosts: On now until Sunday, September 8. A new exhibition which focuses on ghost gear, basketry skills and sustainability. The work of Lois Walpole is intrinsically linked to the materials used to create it and tells a powerful story of our attitude to the environment, exploring the artist’s personal history to express universal issues. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Richard Clare – You left the door wide open all night: On now until Sunday, September 8. This exhibition represents a small selection of the work Richard Clare has produced since settling in Letchworth in 2010. Previously an abstract painter while living in Barcelona, Clare’s recent work has become more figurative, developing a cast of characters and motifs that inhabit the artist’s ‘other world’, a psychologically skewed universe that, although dreamlike, they are given a realness and authenticity through expressive and intuitive mark-making. At Foyer Gallery, Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.