New Groups

New Groups

A NEW GROUP

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.

The New Group Team:
William Armitage: 01462 643537, armitagewiliam@hotmail.co.uk ​and Jane Webb: 01462 339338.

Contact publicity@lalg.org.uk​ to seek help for a new or an existing group on promotion or publicity. For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage

 

NEW GROUP SUGGESTIONS

We have interest in Dog Walking and British History Discussion Group.

Leave your contact details at David’s bookshop as soon as possible if you have not already done so. A few more names will ensure we can start after Christmas.​

William Armitage

 

ALL THINGS VEGETARIANIn November we held an exploratory meeting to test demand. To find out what happened, see January newsletter. If you are interested in this group, leave your contact details at David’s bookshop please.

At our first meeting in November a lively discussion was had on diet, health and cooking.

The next meeting will be in February when invited speakers will discuss the merits and beliefs of a vegetarian or vegan diet. Detailed information will be in the February newsletter.

Continue leaving your names at David’s Bookshop if you would like to keep in touch.

Members might like to know that a vegan café will be opening in the Wynd in February.

 

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL

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 AND DESIGN (Note new structure)

Thursday 25 January, 10.30am at the Broadway Gallery, Leys Avenue above Whetherspoons.

The group could investigate anything in the Arts world including music and drama but will not specialise in one area (see Arts and books section).

If you are unable to attend but would like to keep in contact, Aaron at the Gallery would like to hear from you. 01462 476110.

 

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLESThursday 18 January, 11.30am

 

Thursday 18 January, 10130am

 

 

BIRD WATCHING IN A SMALL GROUP

 

Thursday 18 January, 10.30am

 

 

Wednesday 17 January, 10.30am

COMPUTER USERS

 

​Wednesday 19 January, 10.30am

 

We would like to revive the above three groups which appear to be dormant. Please make an effort to attend the meetings so that we can then progress.

The meetings will be held at the Broadway Gallery, Leys Avenue, Letchworth.

 

COUNTRY WINES AND BEER MAKING

At our recent coffee morning Linda Syred proposed we started a Country Wines and Beer Making group (which may end up being in separate sections).

Making your own drinks is rewarding and fun, great to drink and can save you money.

To gauge demand, contact Linda Syred on 07880 674403 stating whether your interest is country wines or beer making and if you have any equipment hidden away in your attic. Recipes would also be appreciated

 

HOW TO USE AN  APPLE IPAD

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.

 

JANUARY IS FITNESS MONTH

For news about proposed Pickleball, Aerobics, Pilates, Nordic Walking, and Walking Netball, see the January newsletter.

 

KNITTING 2

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.

 

LALG QUIZ TEAM 2?

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 by Wednesday 8 November at David’s Bookshop as soon as possible so that we can get started.

 

LEARNING AND SPEAKING CZECH

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 armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

 

LONDON PLACES

Proposed visit to the House of Commons.

Thank you to the very large number of members who put their names down by the closing date.

Booking will take place in January. For details of procedure, see next month’s newsletter and website.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage (until a volunteer is found)

 

MAH JONG 2

This new group met for the first time in November. Details of how we want to run the group are still being discussed, but we hope to meet fortnightly on a Monday evening at members' homes. Please contact the Group Leader if you would like to join us and for more details about future meetings. Group Contact: Linda Neale 01462 685926; bpld.neale@btinternet.comAt the time of writing, we have two meetings planned for Monday 8 January and Monday 15 January, taking place at the home of the Group Contact. Depending on the availability of members, there may be later meetings in January as well. Please contact Linda for more information.

Group Contact: Linda Neale 01462 685926; pld.neale@btinternet.com

 

MOBILE PHONES

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.

 

OUT OF AFRICA

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.

 

PATCHWORK GROUP

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.

 

 

SCIENCE BOOK GROUP

Wednesday 10 January, 7.30pm at David’s Bookshop

The Brain, David Eagleman.

Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm
Venue to be announced in the February newsletter.

What next? Even Scientists Can’t Predict the Future, Ed. Jim Al-Khalili
Available in paperback at David’s or the library.

Every other month the group discusses a science book chosen by members.
All LALG members are welcome to attend.

Acting Group Contact William Armitage: 01462 643537

 

SEWING GROUP

At the newsletter deadline it was too late to report the outcome of the
December meeting.

If you would like to join the Sewing Group please contact Joan Goodall
on 01462 682469.Thursday 7 December 2.00 – 4.00pm

The group will normally meet alternate Thursdays at Joan’s house

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS

At the deadline for the January newsletter the closing date to record interest had not been reached.

See the February newsletter for the outcome.

Contact Tony Venezia, at a.venezia@outlook.com 

 

TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS & WEAVERSTEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS & WEAVERS This new group is based at The Fenners building, 7 Openshaw Way, just off the Wynd, Letchworth, behind the new Premier Inn. I'm a Textile designer and fellow of Digswell Arts and would like to start a new monthly meet up for Textile enthusiasts in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & surrounding areas. You are welcome to bring your own projects to work on or join in with a textile-related themed activity/taster workshop such as weaving, knitting, embroidery. All equipment & materials provided for you. Coffee/cake is included in the £4 entry fee. You will also need to be a member of LALG after the first meeting. Free parking is available on site. Tuesday 5 December, 7.00–9.00pm An introductory session where you can take part in festive-themed textile crafts whilst enjoying mulled wine and nibbles - Please join us so we can find out what interest there is and hopefully plan a regular monthly group. Group Contact: Amy Wilson, 07917 542405; amy@lilianeboutique.co.uk

This new group is based at The Fenners building, 7 Openshaw Way, just off the Wynd, Letchworth, behind the new Premier Inn.

I'm a Textile designer and fellow of Digswell Arts and would like to start a new monthly meet up for Textile enthusiasts in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & surrounding areas.

You are welcome to bring your own projects to work on or join in with a textile-related themed activity/taster workshop such as weaving, knitting, embroidery. All equipment & materials provided for you. Coffee/cake is included in the £4 entry fee. You will also need to be a member of LALG after the first meeting.

Free parking is available on site.

Tuesday 5 December, 7.00–9.00pm

An introductory session where you can take part in festive-themed textile crafts whilst enjoying mulled wine and nibbles - Please join us so we can find out what interest there is and hopefully plan a regular monthly group.
Group Contact: Amy Wilson, 07917 542405; amy@lilianeboutique.co.uk

 

TWO'S COMPANY

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, jenifer.ellis47@hotmail.com

 

 

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