New Groups

New Groups


As LALG a voluntary self-help organisation any member is entitled to suggest or start a new group or a second one if the existing one is full. If you have an idea for a new group contact William  Armitage.

Assistance and support is always available to get it going. After three to four meetings the group would be expected to run their own activities.

Help can be sought for a new or an existing group for promotion or publicity: contact For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage on 01462 643537 or



Latest suggestions for new groups from members are:

     Dog Walking

     Afternoon Teas at David’s (with special menu of tea, sandwiches and cakes)

     Polish Language Conversation

     Sewing (We have a member who would like to host thisGroup)

If any of these appeal, please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop. If four or more members register an interest we will arrange a first meeting to decide how to proceed.

William Armitage



If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right. If anyone would like to take on either this or the OUT of AFRICA groups please contact William Armitage.


ARTS GROUP (formerly Arts and Design)

The group could investigate anything in the Arts World but will not specialise in one area (see Arts and Books section).

We met in September after the deadline for October’s newsletter. More news of future plans will be in the December edition.

To record your interest please contact the Group Contact, Aaron on 01462 476110 at the Gallery.



  We meet from 8.00pm at Cultivo Lounge usually on Tuesday evenings.
Group Contact: A.J. 07913 00555




HOW TO USE AN APPLE iPAD (Basic Level) Wednesday 21 June 7.30-9.00pm LALG members only
Peter Nash will be the tutor. The cost is £6 per person, to be paid in advance at the Tourist Information Centre, Station Road (01462 487868). Any LALG member who has recorded interest at David's Bookshop or via email will have advance booking until Wednesday 7 June. Other LALG members can book from Thursday 8 June.
The meeting will be held in the ground floor meeting room, off reception, of the Spirella Building, Bridge Road, Letchworth. The free car park is accessed from Icknield Way.



The group met on 13 April - the outcome of the meeting will be in the June Newsletter

Unfortunately this group has not received sufficient interest to start.



We have a waiting list for the LALG Quiz group. Do we need a second group run on similar lines, visiting quizzes around the area? As usual if you would like to join leave your details at David’s Bokshop as soon as possible so that we can get started.



The group could consist of two sections – a beginners group and a conversation group with a greater knowledge of the language.

If you would like to be a part of this group, stating your knowledge of the language, please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage



Proposed visit and tour of the House of Commons We plan to visit the House of Commons early next year.

To test demand please leave your contact details at David’s if you would like to go. Priority will be given to those on the list.
Acting Group Contact:

William Armitage 01462 643537 (until a volunteer is found)



A second group? Monday 9 October, 2.30pm David’s Bookshop Valerie Williams of Mah Jong 1 will be on hand to guide us through and start us off. All those on the waiting list will be contacted. Open to all LALG members.



Do you find what to buy and what they do confusing? Mobile phones have all sorts of uses – texting, emailing, finding information and walking maps. They come in various sizes and different price structures. Would you find it useful to share knowledge and common issues with some help from fellow LALG members? We have enough people to hold a meeting in May (details in the next newsletter) but more people are welcome: if you are interested, please leave your details at David's Bookshop.

We now are searching for a tutor - suggestions to William Armitage.



If you would like to take part in this group please contact William Armitage - details in the panel to the right. If anyone would like to take on this or ARMCHAIR TRAVEL groups please contact William Armitage.



Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group willcontinue to meet on a monthly basis. If you are interested in practising or learning more about patchwork come along to the meeting or call the Group Contact, Jane Thorne on 01462 635745.




The group met in September after the deadline for the October newsletter. More news in November, including the next book choice, or contact William for advance information.

Acting Group Contact William Armitage: 01462 643537



A reading group which aims to explore the ways in which our reading pleasures evolve from resonances of plot, location and character, etc and the fun and insight we get from making comparisons.

The idea is to read two books which relate to each other in some way, for example Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - the tale of the young Mrs Rochester. Non-fiction books could also play a part in our choices.  Ideally we would meet every six to eight weeks to share thoughts on the two selected books. Time and venue to be confirmed.

If you are interested in this enterprise please contact: Jenny Ellis 01462 629539,



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