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Welcome to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group!

Welcome to LALG, with over 100 groups and events plus discounts in around 50 local shops and businesses.

LALG groups cover everything from art to walking, Shakespeare to computing and languages to quizzes, so there should be something for everyone. And if there isn't, we can start a new group! Find a group now.

New ideas for groups in 2022

We are ready to set up more new LALG groups over the coming months - but we need members to tell us what ideas might work.

Please tick up to 10 ideas in our list or add your own suggestions. Survey closes on 31 March 2022

New Groups events for 2022

Make a New Year's resolution to attend a new group event

6th Jan  Baking bread

6th Jan  Countryside, Nature, Farming and Wildlife 

21st Jan Cribbage

Additional walks

Our Walking Groups have planned some additional walks after the festive season to tempt us outside. Use the links to see what is on offer.
Sun. 02/01/2022 - Long Distance Walkers - local circular - 15 miles
Sun. 30/01/2922 - Long Distance Walkers - Marston Vale, Beds. - 12 miles

Whist Drive

We still meet on Thursday evenings but have a new start time: 6.45pm for 7.00pm. Read more...

Scrabble Group

We have a NEW VENUE:  The Sports & Tennis Club in Muddy Lane, Letchworth. The first meeting there will be on November 17th at 2.30pm. See the Group's page for details.

Membership Renewals

Many LALG members will receive a reminder in November that their membership is coming up for renewal. If you are among them, we do hope you will want to carry on enjoying what LALG has to offer. Renewal is much easier now that you can pay online or over the phone.

Get Involved with LALG's Social Team

The LALG Social Team organises social events during the year plus the Members’ Monday Meetings.  The Team needs another couple of people and some new ideas so please get in touch if you’d like to join us – being the Social Team we are very friendly! And you don’t have to go to every event we organise so don’t worry about having to do something you’re not interested in or don’t have time for.

Please email Ann ( if you are interested in helping out.

Royston Arts Festival

The film “I Am Belmaya” (with English subtitles) is screening at Royston Picture Palace as part of the Royston Arts Festival on Sunday 19th September at 7:30pm. An inspirational and moving documentary about rebellion, courage and hope. The film's director, Sue Carpenter, will be joining for a post film Q&A.

Centrally Organised Virtual Events (COVE)

We have organised one online talk on Zoom per month, usually on the third Tuesday, at 7.30pm. Talks are free to LALG members and are in addition to the Members’ Open Morning Meeting talks.  See what is on offer for the rest of the year.

Time for take-off with LALG

Many LALG groups are taking on a new lease of life after the months of lockdown, but a few groups and activities need a boost to recover from their ‘break in service’.

Having fun with LALG this summer (and keeping cool)

See how some LALG groups took advantage of the easing of Covid 19 restrictions and the return of good weather.

Stop Press - a couple of postponements

Unfortunately, it has been necessary to postpone a couple of events on 24th June.

1. Architecture and Housing Study Group Tour of Herts Buildings

2. Train Buddies Planning meeting

Letchworth Food and Drink Festival 25-27 June

LALG has a stall at the Food and Drink Festival on all three days, Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June.
Do drop by; we would love to see you and talk about all the groups and events we have lined up for the summer and beyond.

Groups coming out of hibernation May/June 2021

Following the easing of Lockdown regulations a number of groups are springing back into life


As part of our commitment to inform, entertain and educate our members about the wide range of arts and leisure activities taking place at LALG or more widely, we will promote occasional features. These will include information about our groups, activities taking place locally and online and articles that we hope will amuse you or provide an enjoyable break from the norm. Visit Features Section for details.

Architecture and Housing Study Group

New updated deadline for voting: Friday 8th January
Vote for your favourite building:
1. In Letchworth
2. Within 10 miles of Letchworth
3. Anywhere in the world.

Online Concert - Booking Open

Booking is now open for our online concert on 20 November, to be given by the award-winning violinist Eleanor Corr.  This is a combined event with the Settlement. 

December Lockdown Quiz

We hope you enjoyed the quiz on Sunday evening. The results are now available.

Blitz an Open Space

During November Brian and one other volunteer have been litter picking on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

If the Coronavirus guidelines permit the full team will recommence activities on 5th Decemeber see Events panel.

We have had a lot of good feedback from members of the public. Therefore our efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Concert Series


LALG and the Settlement have joined forces to launch what we hope will be the first in a series of musical events. The first is on Friday, 23 October at 7:30pm with flautist Emma Halnan, who lives in Letchworth and won the woodwind section of Young Musician of the Year 2010.


FREE Author Talk via Zoom

Jodi Taylor, author of the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series, is the next speaker in our programme of free online events. The thriller-writer will talk about her disaster-prone historians, who investigate major historical events in contemporary time, on Wednesday, 4 November at 2:30pm.

Details of our series of free weekly online events are now available; the programme is varied so there is something for everyone. 

COVID-19 Information

The LALG committee has provided information about COVID-19 to help members and meeting organisers.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 7.30pm - Via Zoom

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM will be online.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please register by contacting the Secretary by 13 October 2020 (email to

See AGM 2020

Covid update 14th Sep

Changes on restrictions were announced by the UK Government on 9th September and came into force on Monday 14th September.


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