What's On in Letchworth 9 - 16 August

Open Door Coffee Morning: Today, Thursday. All welcome to this free coffee morning. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am to 12.00.

Stevenage FC Foundation Soccer School: Throughout August. An opportunity for boys and girls aged 5 – 14 years to learn the game’s key skills through fun games and activities, provided by the Foundation’s FA Qualified and DBS checked football coaches. At The County Ground, Baldock Road. From 9am – 4pm (with early drop off and late pick up available by prior arrangement at £2 per slot). Sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 1 day £16, 3 days £45. For more details and to book call 01438 223223, visit www.stevenagefcfoundation.com/soccerschools or email community@stevenage.com.

Letchworth Fun Fair and Beach: Today, Thursday to Saturday, August 18. Take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes! A beach with deck chairs, fun fair and splash pool is coming to Broadway Gardens. Open daily from 12pm – 8pm. All rides £1 on Thursdays and Saturday, August 12 (excluding dodgems and bungees). Entry free.

Science and the Bible: Friday, August 10. Friday evening discussions over coffee, examining the relationship between science and the Bible. At 39 Pasture Road. Starts 8pm. For more details call 01462 626333.

Dancemania: Friday, August 10 & Tuesday, August 14. Summer holiday Streetdance classes for 7 to 17 years old. Professional dance tutor Kerry from Streetdance Productions will help the dancers to develop their skills, learn new routines and have fun! At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 2pm to 3pm (7-12 years) and 3pm to 4pm (13-17 years) Call 07040 715702 or visit www.streetdanceproductions.com.

Who Let the Dad’s Out: Saturday, August 11. A group for Dad’s, Grandad’s and Father Figures to enjoy with their under 6’s. Pop along and enjoy a bacon roll, coffee and biscuits. Make some crafts and have a comfy seat! Usually ends with a story. Every second Saturday monthly. At St Paul’s Church, Pixmore Way. From 10am – 11.30am. For more details call Peter on 07986 709199. 

Kids Club at Broadway Cinema: Every Saturday & Sunday through the holidays.

The ever-popular £1 Kids Club screenings include Sherlock Gnomes, Isle of Dogs, Jumanji, The Land Before Time and Flushed Away. There is now allocated seating for Kids Club, it is recommended to book in advance! Watch out for all the latest blockbuster releases throughout the summer. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Call 01462 681300.

Come Dance with us: Saturday, August 11. 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.

Family Arts Studio – Bright and Beautiful: Sunday, August 12. Artist Kaitlin Ferguson 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.

Family Charity Event: Sunday, August 12. Dirty Vikings obstacle racing, kids 30 minutes training session, bar, BBQ, raffle and more. At CrossFit Beowulf, Unit 2, Halyard Estate, Arden Press Way. From 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Admission £10 adults (16+), £3 children, under 3’s go free. Supporting Ball and Boobs for Cancer Research UK. For more details visit www.crossfitbeowulf.com or www.dirtyvikings.co.uk.

Exhibitions Club: Sunday, August 12. Love going to Galleries? This group meet at the Studio once a month to discuss an exhibition they’ve all been to see, and pick a new one to review the next month. At Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Starts at 3pm. Tickets £3/2 concessions include a hot drink, and are available from the Gallery Information desk. For more information call 01462 476110 or email broadway@letchworth.com.

Dog & Duck Show: Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17. This entertaining sheepdog and duck herding display is a favourite with audiences of all ages. Watch how Richard and his sheepdog sidekicks herd the ducks through a variety of obstacles. With some audience participation, this really is a show that is fun for all the family! At Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road. Event is included in normal entrance prices. For more details call 01462 686775.

The Greatest Showman: Tuesday, August 14 to Thursday, August 16. Enrol on this BSPA’s Summer School 2018. A three day workshop for 6 – 8 years to sing, act and learn circus skills. At Lordship Farm School, Fouracres. From 9.45am – 5.45.pm. Cost BSPA students £75, non-BSPA students £85, siblings discounted. For more details and to book call 07973 308741 or email lynseybritton@googlemail.com.

Struggling in the Summer Holidays?: Wednesday, August 15. Family Support Workers from the Letchworth Partnership of Schools and staff from Children’s Centre and Letchworth Mind Network will be in Howard Park every Wednesday in August. Pop along and have a chat, get some support, advice and signposting. Plus fun stuff for the kids to do. At Howard Park and Gardens, Norton Way South. From 11am – 4pm.

Summer Ballet Workshop: Wednesday, August 15. The second workshop run by Vickie Lesnick is ballet and repertoire (ages 4 and above). At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 11am – 12pm. For more details contact classes@letchworthcentre.org.

Women in Letchworth Garden City: On now until Saturday, September 22. A special exhibition celebrating over a hundred years of women’s lives in the world’s first Garden City, featuring unique and historic objects and old photos from the Garden City Collection. At the Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade. Admission free. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Great and Small – Animals in Craft: On now until Sunday October 14. An exhibition for all the family selected from the Crafts Council Collection. Animals have been represented in craft for as long as humans have been making, shaping and creating decorative objects. This exhibition encourages children to explore our age-old fascination with all creatures great and small. At Broadway Studio and Gallery, 2 The Arcade. Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Admission free. For more details visit: www.broadway-letchworth.com.

LALG Whist Club: Thursday, August 16. Join this Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group for a friendly and fun weekly whist drive. New members of all levels welcome. At Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.15pm. For more details call David on 01462 636373