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

 

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.

Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm , David’s Bookshop

To start the group we will have speakers on life as a vegetarian and the vegan alternative.

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

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)

Monday 19 February, 11.00am – 12.00noon

Guided tour of North Herts Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin.

An early opportunity to see inside the museum. The ‘Discovering Britain’ exhibition of Shell advertising posters from the 1930s will still be on.

Book at David’s Bookshop by Saturday 17 February. Limited spaces (no charge).

For information about this group, please contact Aaron at the Gallery, Leys Avenue, Letchworth, or on 01462 476110.

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

The January meeting for this Group was held too late to be reported in this newsletter.

More news in the March edition.

 

BIRD WATCHING IN A SMALL GROUP

The January meeting for this Group was held too late to be reported in this newsletter.

More news in the March edition.

 

BRITISH HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP

Thursday 18 January, 10.30am

The Broadway Gallery Leys Avenue, Letchworth (above Wetherspoons).

The group can discuss anything they like. A period in history, e.g. the Normans, the Agrarian Revolution. famous people in history, e.g. British monarchs, etc.

The group could invite outside speakers or take it in turn to do some research.

If you are unable to attend or would prefer evening meetings, please leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

 

Wednesday 17 January, 10.30am

COMPUTER USERS

The January meeting for this Group was held too late to be reported in this newsletter.

More news in the March edition.

 

DOG WALKING

Wednesday 7 February, 11.30am

Cultivo Lounge Leys Avenue, Letchworth

If you put your name down, or meant to, please come along. The object of the meeting is to get to know each other and decide how to proceed. If you can’t come, but would like to keep in touch, please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop.

 

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.

 

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

The visit to the House of Commons, which will be in March, turned out to be very popular with far more people wanting to go than tickets available. In order that everybody gets an equal chance, names will be drawn out of a hat. In January the lucky ones will be contacted about the arrangements. I have applied for more tickets for a later date.

We have had some interest in helping with future trips, but more help is always welcome.

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

 

MAH JONG 2This 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.com

Thanks to Cathy Watts, we have joined forces with the
Games Club at their fortnightly Monday meetings at the
Norton Methodist Church Hall in North Avenue.

However, Mah Jong 2 will continue to meet weekly on Monday evenings, alternating between the Norton Methodist Church Hall       and members' homes.

Mondays 5 March (Church Hall),
              12 March (at Group Contact's home),
              19 March (Church Hall),
              26 March (at member's home).

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 14 March, 7.30pm

Broadway Hotel (cafe area)

What next? Even Scientists can’t predict the future, Ed. Jim Al-Khalili. Available in paperback at David’s or the library.

Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm

Book selection and venue to be announced in the April Newsletter.

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

Acting Group Contact Jane Fae: 01462 684705 / 07780994646, jan@ozimek.co.uk 

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS

Unfortunately, there has been insufficient interest to start this group. Thanks to Tony Venezia for the suggestion.

 

 

 

SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB

Have you noticed how many places do breakfast? From village and town pubs, e.g. the Fox at Willian, golf clubs, hotels, cafés; some in unusual places and many are very good value.

The group could visit a different place each time or choose a regular venue. Fun? Please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop or email William at armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk. Six names will ensure we give it a go.

 

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

 

UTOPIA STUDY GROUP

At the meeting in January nobody turned up (very unusual). Clearly, Letchworth Garden City must be Utopia.

New Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537

 

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