What's On in Letchworth - 9 May to 16 May

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.

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

Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Bassingbourn, with lunch at The Hoops. Next week’s ride is to Jordan’s Mill, with GCW. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18-20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582 618196.

Willian Bowls Club Open Days: Today, Thursday and Tuesday. Willian Bowls Club are 100 years old! Try Centenary Bowls at one of the clubs open days, with friendly tuition for new bowlers. At Lower Green, Norton Common, Icknield Way. Thursday 6pm – 8pm and Tuesday 2pm – 4pm. For more details call 01462 642790 or visit www.willianbowlsclub.org.

Sean Walsh – After this one I’m going home: Today, Thursday. Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK. At Broadway Theatre, Eastcheap. Starts 7.30pm. Ages 16+. Tickets £15. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Active Letchworth – Pickleball: Friday, May 10. A sport created for all skill levels and ages. Part badminton, part tennis, part table tennis. It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. At Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club, Muddy Lane. From 9:30am – 11:30pm (May – Sept). For more details ahead of your session and to book call Ruth on 07885 965726 or Dave on 07906 118976 or email: northhertspickleballclub@gmail.com.

Letchworth Art Society Spring Exhibition: Friday, May 10 to Saturday 18. See some of the work on display of members of this local art group. At Community Museum, The Arcade. From 10am – 4.45pm Monday – Saturday. Free admission.

Dialagues Des Carmelites: Saturday, May 11. Met Opera Cinema: Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 4.45pm. Tickets £20 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more details and to book call 01462 681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.

Saturday Night Dance Dates: Saturday, May 11. Ballroom – Latin – Sequence, music by Janice. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Entry is £7.50 per person. For further information contact Jan on 07811 053648 or visit www.come-dance.co.uk.

North Herts Irish Association Dance: Saturday, May 11. Dancing to Pat Jordan at Jackmans Community Centre, Ivel Court, Jackmans Estate. Starts 8.30pm. Members of NHIA & JCC £6, non-members £7. For more details call Pat 07725 913594.

Family Arts Studio – Fabric Fun: Sunday, May 12. Join artist Katherine Roberts for a hands on craft activity in the Studio. In this session we will be designing and decorating our own tote bags using fabric and pastels. 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 broadway@letchworth.com.

Letchworth Film Club: Sunday, May 12. This month’s film club screening is ‘Frantz’. 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.

Anxiety in Adolescence: Monday, May 13. Join this forum with Rachel Lambie and Vivien Ofstedahl of North Herts Emotional Support in Schools Service (NESSie). It is designed to give parents & carers an opportunity to explore the causes of anxiety in young people and will include strategies for managing stress relating to exams, relationships and social media. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. From 10am – 12pm. Cost £8 includes refreshments. For more details and to book visit www.letchworthcentre.org or call 01462 678804.

Herts Health Walks: Monday, May 13. Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces, with these free walks led by qualified volunteer leaders. Chose a stroll or a two mile walk. Meet at Three Magnets, Leys Avenue. At 10.30am. For more details visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01992 588433. No booking required, just turn up.

Letchworth Heritage Bridge Club: Monday, May 13 and Friday. Already a player? This group meet on Monday at 1pm. All players welcome, members £2.50, visitors £3.50. Also a relaxed learning group for beginners and improvers on Fridays at 9.30am. At Fortescue Hall, Pixmore Way (Broadway end. For more details call Marion Watkins on 01462 730289.

A Tale of Two Garden Cities: Monday, May 13. The Letchworth Garden Society present Tony Skottowe of Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust to give a talk on ’A tale of two cities: different paths taken by Letchworth and Welwyn yet staying true to garden city values’. At The Brunt Room, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. From 7.30pm. Admission £5, LALG and LGCS members £4. For more details visit www.lgcs.org.uk.

The Royal Naval Association: Monday, May 13. This group provides comradeship, support and welfare assistance to serving and ex-serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy and their families. At Letchworth Rugby Club, Legends Lane, Baldock Road. Every 2nd Monday. Starts 7.30pm. Anyone with an interest in the aims of the association are welcome, to which associate membership is available. Come along and enjoy the company of shipmates to “swing the lamp” and take part in planned social events.

Yoga for Busy Mums: Tuesday, May 14. Join this friendly yoga class for busy mums who need a bit of time to relax, restore and re-connect. At Norton Parish Hall, Common View. From 9.30am – 10.30am. For more details and to book call Jodie on 07902 012598 or email info@yoga-bliss.co.uk or www.facebook.com/northhertsyogabliss/

Rosehill Community Choir: Tuesday, May 14. Rosehill Community Choir, with their very own Helen King, meet every Tuesday. (Due to its popularity the Monday group is now full). At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 2pm – 3pm with time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. £4 per person. No need to book, simply drop in and enjoy this friendly singing group. For more details contact Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Active Letchworth – Moving Together: Tuesday, May 14. Gentle dance-exercise for older adults and people with Parkinson’s, incorporating country dance, ballet, and improvisation. No previous dance experience necessary and partners are welcome. At Brotherhood Hall, Gernon Road. From 2pm - 3pm. To find out more and to book sessions call 01462 474838

Yoga for Teenagers: Tuesday, May 14. Combine traditional yoga postures with breathing and relaxation exercises to improve concentration, help regulate sleep patterns and maintain natural flexibility. Aged 12 – 16 years. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 6pm – 7pm. For more details and to book call Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

LALG Opera and Ballet Group: Tuesday, May 14. A member of Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group will give a talk about her career working in the Costume Department and working as a dresser at the Royal Opera House. There will then be an opportunity to watch 4 short ballets, by the great choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts 7.15pm. Admission £2.50 LALG members, £3.50 non-members. For more details call 01438 241043 or visit www.lalg.org.uk.

Citizens Advice North Herts - Energy Clinic: Wednesday, May 15. It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how by bringing your bill to this weekly drop in clinic and be switched to a better deal. At Citizens Advice, 49 Station Road. From 1pm - 3pm.

Toddler Tales: Wednesday, May 15. Toddler Tales is a mixture of lively stories and rhymes. Aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Free event.

Zumba: Wednesday, May 15. A fitness workout that combines Latin, Jazz, African and other international music with dance moves. A mixture of Zumba and toning. At Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road. From 5.30pm – 6.30pm. For more details and to book call Jaqui Derrick 01462 678804, jaqui@letchworthcentre.org or www.letchworthcentre.org.

Dating old photographs: Wednesday, May 15. The Letchworth and District Family History Group present speaker Tom Doig to talk about dating old photographs. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. At 8pm. Entry fee is £4 for non-members and £2 for members.

NH50+ Monthly Forum: Thursday, May 16. Support NH50+Group and join in this open forum with refreshments. At Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South. From 2pm – 4pm. Free entry for members, £2.00 for LALG members and £3.00 for non-members. For more information call Sweenie on 01462 623515 or email nh50plus@btinternet.com or visit www.nh50plus.org.

Learn to Meditate: Thursday, May 16. The start of a new six-week course giving an introduction to Buddhist meditation. At 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Letchworth. Cost £30. More details from triratnaletchworth@yahoo.co.uk or 01462 621882.

Flight Pattern Triple Bill: Thursday, May 16. Includes Within The Golden Hour, a new Cherkaoui World premiere and Flight Pattern. 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.

The Outstations of Bletchley Park: Thursday, May 16. The Norton Community Archaeology Group present speaker Ronald Koorm. At Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South. At 7.30pm. No charge and non-members are welcome.