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Welcome to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group!

Welcome to LALG, with over 120 groups and events plus discounts in over 50 local shops and businesses. All for £14 or less per household! 

LALG groups cover everything from architecture to yoga, Shakespeare to computing and theatre trips to pub quizzes, so there should be something for everyone. And if there isn't, we can start a new group! See New Groups 

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Features

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.

Christmas Spectacular take part

LALG and the Settlement are planning a Christmas Spectacular to be enjoyed from the comfort of our own homes on Friday 18 December. 

We are asking members to contribute a short piece of prose, song or music to be recorded in advance. If you would to participate please send your details to derek.blyth@lalg.org.uk by 6th December.

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

BOOKING CLOSES TONIGHT 11pm

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

NOTICE OF 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 secretary@lalg.org.uk).

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.

COVID Risk Assessment for Groups

LALG has produced a template risk assessment form for groups to use that have been asked by a venue to complete a risk assessment as a condition of hire.

Stop Press!

Following the Governments latest guidance on the Covid-19 Spring Plan we are starting to cautiously get ready to open up some of our activities, whilst also continuing with our online events and group meetings.

Here is some information about the Covid-19 Spring Plan and how it will affect us all going forward.

Covid update 28th Aug

Don’t let your enthusiasm to meet up again increase your risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Lockdown Quiz - Results

The results of our most recent quiz, held on Saturday 25 July, are listed here.

Congratulations to the joint winners, Lockdown Losers and Two Plus One, and thanks to Derek and Geoff for an enjoyable evening's quizzing.

October Lockdown Quiz - TONIGHT

Saturday, 24 October, 6.45pm for 7pm. Your hosts tonight: Random Elements quiz team

This general knowledge quiz has its questions and answers posted on the LALG website. There is no entry fee and there are no prizes but we hope you have fun and learn something new!  No cheating by looking things up but be as inventive as you can in communicating with your team...

Annual Survey and Prize Draw

Our annual survey is now online at lalg.org.uk/survey and we are hoping for lots of replies this year.
Please do take a few minutes to fill it in and help us to make LALG even better.
If you complete the survey before 30 September 2020 we will enter you into a prize draw for a £50 voucher for a local restaurant of your choice!

Six Good Reasons ....

... to join LALG or renew your membership

A Reminder

Keep a watch on our calendar!  Where it is safe to do so some of our groups are starting up again.  Whilst others are still meeting online where social distancing makes social gathering impossible.

Your LALG needs you!

Do you have skills you could offer to support our new website - if so read on! 

STOP PRESS

We are pleased and relieved to see our groups are starting to meet in person again. Some are mentioned in the July e-newsletter but others are restarting all the time.  This is a list of those groups - it will be added to as plans progress so please keep checking here.

Open Gardens - Virtual Tours

Letchworth Open Gardens is happening virtually this year - the website launches on Sunday 28 June with some lovely photos and videos of plants and gardens.  Do go and have a look.

Activities Post-Lockdown

Activities Post-Lockdown

The Committee has issued information, agreed with LALG’s insurers, about restarting events. Details can be found here.

Letter from LALG Chair 13 June 2020

Dear LALG Members

In this message are dates for some upcoming events.   Our monthly online talks have been a great success and we are now adding some more to the calendar.  We are also trialling a Beetle Drive via Zoom!  Although the lockdown is easing we realise that not everyone will be comfortable venturing out so we thought we'd try something else to keep ourselves occupied.

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