What's On in Letchworth - 8 to 15 November

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 Mangrove Green, with lunch at The King William. Next week’s ride is to Rabley Heath, with lunch at Robin Hood and Little John, with Garden City Wheelers. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196. 

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. Coffee morning with free refreshments. All welcome. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am to 12pm.

Letchworth Art Society Autumn Exhibition: Friday, November 9 to Saturday, November 24. Visit this local art society’s Autumn Exhibition and see some of their wonderful work. At the Community Museum, 14 The Arcade. Open 10am – 4.45pm daily except Sundays. For more details visit www.letchworthartsociety.info.

Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, November 9. Featuring ‘Female of the Species’ by Valerie Nelms. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2.50. New members and visitors welcome. For more details call Judie on 01462 632171.

Mind Tricks, Psychology & Life Changing Advice: Friday, November 9. Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman will describe his ground-breaking research exploring why some people are lucky, how to get the best night’s sleep and how to achieve the impossible. A fun, entertaining and informative evening for all ages. At The Settlement, Nevells Road. Starts at 7.45pm. Tickets £10 from the office, online or David’s Music.

Christmas Fayre: Saturday, November 10. Pop along to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Fayre, with refreshments, cakes, toys, toiletries, fancy goods and more. At The Salvation Army, Norton Way North. From 10am – 12.30pm.

Marnie: Saturday, November 10. Met Opera Cinema: Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 5.40pm. Tickets £20 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com. 

A Day to Remember: Saturday, November 10. Together Toby Thompson and City Chorus create a Remembrance event that takes the listener beyond the formalities of the Cenotaph and into realities of the hearths, hearts and heads of all those affected by these terrible events. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 6pm. Tickets £12, concessions £10. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

LGC Twinning Association Quiz Night: Saturday, November 10. It’s time to get your team together for this annual quiz night. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Broadway. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 including ploughman’s supper (veggie option if booked in advance) from Letchworth Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road. Bring your own drinks and glasses.

8th Letchworth Scout Group Quiz Night: Saturday, November 10. Get your thinking caps on and a team of up to 8 for this quiz night. At 8th Letchworth Scout HQ, Sparhawke. Starts 7pm for 7.30pm. Admission £3 per person. For more information and to book email 8thlsg@eighthletchworthscoutgroup.co.uk.

Come Dance with us: Saturday, November 10. Enjoy an evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing. At Spirella Ballroom, Spirella Building, Bridge Road. From 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Admission £7.50, no booking required. For more details call 01462 628247, 07811 053648 or visit www.come-dance.co.uk.

Alignment and Movement: Sunday, November 11. Ease into winter with gentle movement and alignment with Judy Hammond, dancer and teacher of the Alexander Technique. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 9.30am for 10am – 1pm. Cost £35 includes refreshments by Nourish. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org.

Family Arts Studio – Porcelain Painting: Sunday, November 11. Artist Chantelle Stephenson leads a hands-on craft activity inspired by the artworks on display in the Broadway Gallery. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. From 10am to 1pm. Admission is free with no booking required. Family Arts Studio activities are open to all but primarily aimed at accompanied children aged 3+ and families. For more information call 01462 476110 or email broadway@letchworth.com.

Letchworth Remembrance Sunday: Sunday, November 11. There will be a Remembrance service in Letchworth to celebrate the Centenary of Armistice. Angel Wings Doves will be released at 11am to remember those we have lost and for future peace. At the War Memorial, Station Place. This will be followed by a service at St Michael’s Church, Broadway at 11.30am. All welcome.

Service of Remembrance Day and Lunch: Sunday, November 11. Joint Iceni Lodge 5975 to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War and to remember those who fell, followed by a carvery lunch. Plus a raffle with proceeds going to The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. At The Cloisters Masonic Centre, Barrington Road. Starts 12.30pm for 1pm. Tickets £25, children (12 and under) £10. For more details and to book call James Smith on 07583 153979 or email: jimpaterson48@hotmail.com.

Film - The Case for Christ: Sunday, November 11. Christ Church Baldock are holding a free film night based on the true story of journalist Lee Strobel. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 6pm. Popcorn, soft and hot drinks available.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, November 12. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way, (Broadway end). Central Letchworth with parking. Every Monday at 1.00pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 10am. For more details call Marion on 01462 730289.

Letchworth Garden City Society: Monday, November 12. Bob Culver will talk on Letchworth’s early motorcycle manufacturer Chater Lea (1900-1934). At The Settlement, Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Entry £5 or £4 for LGCS and LALG members.

La Bayadére: Tuesday, November 13. Royal Opera House Cinema: Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-Century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. 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 Natural History Society – Damsels and Dragons: Tuesday, November 13. Steve Cham explains the life cycle of these beautiful insects. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Admission adults £2.50, accompanied children under 16 free.

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Tuesday, November 13. Join this Transition Town discussion and share environmentally friendly ideas for presents to buy or create, including ideas from our local retailers. With a Christmas hamper to win on the night. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. From 7.30pm – 9.15pm. All welcome, admission free, but a donation of £2 is welcome to cover room hire and refreshments. For more details visit www.transitionletchworth.org.

Letchworth Natural History Society: Tuesday, November 13. Damsels and Dragons. Steve Cham explains the life cycle of these beautiful insects. 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.

Troilus and Cressida: Wednesday, November 14. Royal Shakespeare Company Cinema: Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle. 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.

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens: Wednesday, November 14. She’s Merkel to his Trump. He’s Boris to her Theresa. Two of Britain’s finest impressionists come together on one bill. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £20, concession £18. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Letchworth Music Club: Wednesday, November 14. Duo b!z’art Geoffrey Baptiste and André Roe – piano duet. 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. 

Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots: Wednesday, November 14. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. At The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock. Starts 8.30pm. Admission £9 members concession, £10 members and £12 non-members. For more details and to book call 01767 683583, email alan@madnanny.co.uk or visit www.madnanny.co.uk.

Charity Darts Challenge: Thursday, November 15. Get your squad of 4 – 6 players together and score as much as you can in 60 minutes. In aid of Garden House Hospice Care and other Rotary charities. With spot prizes and raffle. At The Broadway Hotel, Broadway. Team entry £15. Two sessions: 6.30pm for 7pm and 8pm for 8.30pm. To enter call Alan on 01462 685448 or email alanf@letchworthrotary.org.uk.

Sex, Drugs, Rick ‘n’ Noel: Thursday, November 15 to Saturday 17. Join The Settlements Players for this musical comedy by David Tristram. At The Little Theatre, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. Tickets £8 from David’s Bookshop, 14 Eastcheap or at www.settlement-players.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.