Here’s our round-up of some events over the coming week, also available in The Comet. For more information on other events visit the What’s On page on this website.
Forty Plus Cycling Club: Today, Thursday. This week’s ride is to Bassingbourn, with lunch at The Hoops. Next week’s ride is to Mangrove Green, with lunch at The King William. Meet at 10.30am. At The Three Magnets, 18 – 20 Leys Avenue. For more details call Geoff, the rides organiser on 01582618196.
Philosophy for Non-Philosophers: Today, Thursday. The subject for discussion at this new Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group is – What is the value of life? At Broadway Hotel, Broadway. From 10.30am – 12pm. For more information email: email@example.com.
Goya’s painting – ‘The Third of May 1808’: Today, Thursday. The Arts Society presents a talk about Goya work — the Third of May painted for a Republican government to commemorate the Spanish revolt against the French during the Peninsular Wars – an uprising against Napoleonic rule that led to the birth of modern Spain. At the Spirella Ballroom, Bridge Road. At 11am and 2pm. For more information visit http://www.theartssocietynorthherts.org.uk.
BeeZee Bodies: Today, Thursday. BeeZee Families is coming to Letchworth for a 14-week programme and we can’t wait to welcome a load of new faces! We’re a fun and friendly, healthy lifestyles group for children aged 5 – 15 and their families. At Pixmore Junior School, Rushby Mead. From 5.30pm – 7.30pm. For more details call 01707248648 or visit www.beezeebodies.com.
Hansard: Today, Thursday. National Theatre Live: See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts 6.45pm. Tickets £18 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Sling Pop Up: Friday, November 8. Sling hire, expert advice and help with your own baby carrier. At The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road. Drop in from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Suggested donation £2 per family. For more details visit www.facebook.com/WearMyBabyLetchworth or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Autumn Exhibition: Friday, November 8 until Saturday, November 23. The Letchworth Arts Society present their annual autumn exhibition, all the work features local artists. At 30A Leys Avenue. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am – 4.45pm. Free admission.
Letchworth Recorded Music Society: Friday, November 8. Featuring ‘Small Pieces for Small Places’ by Dave Ralston. At The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road. Starts at 7.30pm. Guests £2.50. New members and visitors welcome. For more details call Judie on 01462632171.
Christmas Fayre: Saturday, November 9. Join Letchworth Salvation Army for their Christmas Fayre, with cakes, refreshments, Christmas and fancy goodies, White Elephant, toys, toiletries and more. At Letchworth Salvation Army Hall, Norton Way North. From 10am – 12.30pm.
Fireworks Display: Saturday, November 9. The St Nicholas Parents Association present a family fireworks evening, food & drinks will be available — cash only. No smoking, sparklers or dogs. Parking at Bickerdikes until 8pm. At St Nicholas School, Norton Road. Gates open at 5pm — display starts at 6:30pm. Adults £5, Children £2.50, Under 3’s are Free. Tickets available at St Nicholas School or Discover Letchworth, One Garden City, Broadway (next to Morrisons) or online.
Dracula: Friday, November 8 to Saturday, November 9. The Settlement Players present a vampire play in three acts, dramatised by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker. At the Little Theatre, the Settlement, Nevells Road. At 7.45pm. Tickets are £10 and are available at David’s Music or online at www.settlement-players.co.uk
Who Let the Dad’s Out: Saturday, November 9. 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 07986709199.
Madama Butterfly: Saturday, November 9. Met Opera: Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. At Broadway Cinema, Eastcheap. Starts at 5.40pm. Tickets £21 includes a complimentary drink on arrival. For more information and to book call 01462681088 or visit www.broadway-letchworth.com.
Quiz Night: Saturday, November 9. Come and join Letchworth Garden City Twinning Association at their quiz night. Price includes a Ploughman’s supper (Veggie option if booked in advance), bring your own drinks & glasses, there will be a raffle. At St Michael’s Church Hall, Broadway. At 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £10, can be purchased from Discover Letchworth, One Garden City, Broadway (next to Morrisons). For more information contact Pauline Stilges on 01462675911.
Family Arts Studio – Shadow Art: Sunday, November 10. Join artist Chantelle Stephenson for a hands-on craft activity in the Studio. 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 01462476110 or email email@example.com.
Remembrance Sunday Service: Sunday, November 10. The Royal British Legion invite you to join them at the Remembrance Sunday Service. They will assemble at the Letchworth Cross War Memorial at 10:30am, the parade will conclude at Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. Service starts at 11:30am.
We Remember – Music and Words of Reflection: Sunday, November 10. Join this Remembrance Sunday Service with Pam Rhodes. At St Francis’ College Chapel, Broadway. Starts 3pm. A retiring collection will go towards the Parish Funds of St Michael’s and St Mary’s, Letchworth. Book your free ticket at Discover Letchworth, Broadway or call 01462530360.
The Royal Naval Association: Monday, November 11. 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. Why not come along and enjoy the company of shipmates to “swing the lamp” and take part in planned social events.
Transition Town Tuesday – Edible Cities: Tuesday, November 12. Letchworth Heritage Foundation is a partner in the European Research Funded EdiCitNet Project. The project will provide Letchworth with funding, expertise and learning from other participating cities. In return Letchworth is expected to test ideas for increasing the amount of food grown in our urban environment. Join us for an interactive evening both learning about EdiCitNet and discussing how to make the most of this opportunity. 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.
Letchworth Natural History Society: Tuesday, November 12. Wildlife through the seasons. Beautiful images by award winning photographer Kevin Sawford. 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 01462893893.
Letchworth W.I. – A Stitch In Time: Tuesday, November 12. The Letchworth Garden City Women’s Institute presents an interesting and informative talk – ‘A Stitch In Time’ by Sally Ritchie. Visitors are welcome. At the Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South. Starts 7.30pm. For more information call 01462623587.
Pick-n-Mix: Wednesday, November 13. Drop in for tea and biscuits, have a chat and make new friends. Various activities and themed sessions. Refreshment kindly donated by the Co-Op. A warm welcome awaits. At Letchworth Library, Broadway. From 10.30am 12pm.
Rachael Dadd — Live in-store: Wednesday, November 13. Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd’s new album ‘Flux’ is out November 8 on CD&LP via Memphis Industries. At David’s Music, 12 Eastcheap. From 7pm. For more information visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk.
Letchworth Music Club: Wednesday, November 13. Adrian Oldland – piano. Adrian studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he completed his BMus (Hons) and Master’s (MMus) degrees studying under Alexander Ardakov. 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.
Open Door Coffee Morning: Thursday, November 14. Coffee Morning with free refreshments. At Letchworth Free Church, Norton Way South. From 10.30am until 12pm.
Charity Darts Challenge: Thursday, November 14. Get your squad together and enter the Charity Darts Challenge, score as much as you can in 60 minutes and raise money for the Garden House Hospice by getting sponsorship for your team. At Broadway Hotel, Broadway. Two sessions 6.30pm &8pm. Team entry fee is £15 (teams of 4 to 6 players). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01462685448.