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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. 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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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.

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 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


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.

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 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!


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