The newly-formed Antiques and Collectables Group aims to provide a forum for anyone interested in antiques, museum collections and some collectable areas.

The plan is to offer a mix of talks on antiques and collectables to be held in Letchworth, alternating with visits to places of interest, such as museums, galleries, private collections, and so on. There will also be an opportunity for more ‘social’ events around the theme of antiques and collectables.

The Art Group has a new venue and will be running from January! If you enjoy exploring art and sharing ideas then please come along.

Each month there will be an activity to experiment with.

Members will need to bring their own equipment; a list of materials will be suggested in advance. People are also welcome to bring in their own projects.




We share an interest in the visual arts and design including: painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, textiles, industrial design and much more.

We pursue that interest by meetings to show our own items, having speakers from inside and outside the group and by visits to exhibitions, collections or institutions etc.


New group coordinator required.

This is an adult group that meets monthly at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth.

Come along and re-discover your favourite children’s books, find new children’s authors and share your interest in children’s literature.

No charge - just come along.

New members are welcome.

See the 'Group events' box to the right, for dates of upcoming meetings.


We meet in the lounge bar of the Broadway Hotel. Meetings are on the last Monday of the month, new members welcome.

There is a 50p charge to cover the library subscription fee for collecting the books.


We take it in turn to choose a book (any genre) which we meet to discuss in

The Care Community Hub, 19 - 29 Station Road, Letchworth, SG6 3BB on the second Monday of the month at 1.00 pm.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Fairfield Community Hall, Kipling Crescent, Fairfield Park, SG5 4GY.

We are a warm and friendly group which welcomes new members.

We charge £2.00 at each meeting to cover costs.

See the 'Group events' box to the right and the table below for details of our upcoming meetings 


Books for this year (2017-2018):



Book title

This is a discussion group and we generally meet at 35 Broadwater Dale from 8.00 to 9.30 pm to discuss a particular film, usually available on DVD.

For details of our next topic please see the 'Group events' box to the right  or contact Peter Griffiths.

We are a small group jazz combo playing jazz & latin music mainly from 40s/50s and 60s and have been active for several years.

We always welcome new musicians interested in jazz music, in particular at the moment brass (trumpet, trombone, etc.), flute players and vocalists. We work together to help each other and improve our skills.

We meet every other Wednesday evening, 8.00pm at the Howard Social Centre, Letchworth Garden City, for rehearsals. Occasional gigs and concerts are performed.

This Group, established early in 2016, attracts good attendances, the evenings being appreciated by all who attend. To keep things special we usually have six or seven weeks between meetings. We rarely watch a whole opera or ballet from beginning to end; usually we watch ‘the best bits’, or those parts or scenes which provide a means of more fully appreciating and understanding the opera or ballet. Sometimes we focus on a particular great performer, Maria Callas for example.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1.30pm.

We take part in informal readings of plays, purely for pleasure!

Our Plays are chosen from the collection held by Hertfordshire Performing Arts Library.

Currently this group is full but we are willing to help set up a second group if there is sufficient interest; please contact Ann Gibson to go on a waiting list.

We meet monthly at the Care Community Hub in Station Road, Letchworth to read a variety of plays.

There’s a small charge to cover the cost of the venue.

We regret that our group is presently full with no expectation of vacancies in the near future,

but new groups are being formed as existing ones fill up, so please contact William Armitage 07890 709462 about the possibility of setting up a new Play Reading group.

Anyone who has an interest in poetry, or thinks they might have, is welcome.

The meetings are normally 'themed' and it would be helpful to bring one or two poems on the theme with you.

We would welcome a new member.



See the 'Group events' box on the right for our meetings.

I’m sorry to say that we cannot accept new members to this group at the moment but LALG is constantly setting up new related groups where success has filled up the existing ones. To discuss this contact  William Armitage 01462 643537;



We meet on the first Thursday of the month from 7.30 – 9.00pm to discuss the chosen book and others suggested by those present on a related theme. The chosen work can be in any form - poetry, play, fiction or non-fiction.

The Group will meet in future in Room 107B, Spirella Buliding, Icknield Way, Letchworth where there is ample parking.

See our current programme under 'Group events' on the right.

The Readers' Group has grown so much that reluctantly we are unable to accept any new members at present but please email me if you would like to put your name on our waiting list.  Why not follow the example of some other groups and start Readers' Group 2?  Please send your name to Megan to be added to the waiting list.

At our meetings we discuss one book a month, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Membership of LALG compulsory.


We meet throughout the year on alternate Thursday evenings at the Howard Garden Day Centre to sing an eclectic selection of popular songs (around the piano).

New members are very welcome. Please phone for full details.

Singen macht Spass!!!

Contact Irmtraut for details.

Whether you're a novice scribbler or a published author, you're welcome to join the Letchworth Writers’ Group. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, in Mrs. Howard Hall, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The cost is just £3 for LALG members or first-time visitors, and £5 if you're not a member.
Membership supports over 90 groups in the area and adds to the richness of the community.
You also receive valuable discounts from many local businesses.