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Welcome to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group!

Welcome to LALG, with over 120 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.

Make Music for Ukraine

This event raised £612.07 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal.  Elaine says a really big thank you to everyone who took part and thinks we can call it a success!

St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern

London Places Group has resumed its visits. On Tuesday 12 July there will be a Blue Badge Guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral and then a visit to Tate Modern. For details and Booking Information.

Ukulele Playing 18 and 21 June

Saturday 18 June, 1 – 2 pm LALG Ukulele Group will lead a Ukulele Jam session in Howard Park, by the Splash pool. They will also feature in the Make Music for Ukraine event in Leys Square, Letchworth on Tuesday 21 June, 11 am – 1 pm. 

Sunday 19 June – Letchworth Open Gardens

19 gardens will be open from 11am until 5pm, covering every aspect of gardening and size of garden. Some are formal, others cottage style, some are set around 1905 cottages and one predates the Garden City by 400 years!

London Accordion Orchestra

Saturday, 2nd July 2022 - 3pm. Join us at the Broadway Cinema & Theatre for a sensational afternoon of music. The London Accordion Orchestra will showcase an eclectic mix of music including original pieces written especially for the orchestra.

Writing Competition

To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, LALG is holding a writing competition which anyone from the Letchworth area can enter.  There are two categories: Adults and Under 18s.  Both have cash prizes and are free to enter.

LALG celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 on the untimely death of her much-loved father, King George VI.

The Letchworth Festival

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 26 June
Four weeks of music, film, art, food & drink, performing arts and heritage for the whole community. 
Visit festival website for details of the programme.

London Villages - Clerkenwell

Five walks around Clerkenwell were not enough to meet the demand - so there will be a sixth on Friday 27 May. Click here for details and to book. 

Bus Buddies

We have had to cancel the meeting of 10 May as the bus services have not improved as we had hoped.

Welcome to Baldock Coffee drinkers

LALG has started a new Meet for Coffee Group for members who live in Baldock. Read more.

Eid Mubarak

2nd - 3rd May 2022
Eid-al-Fitr ("feast of breaking the fast") the Islamic Festival that marks the end of Ramadan

Concert at Benslow Music School

Sunday 10 April, 14:00pm.  A concert given by Alumni of the Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme.
The BMI Loan Scheme is hosting a series of quarterly, 90th anniversary events highlighting the impact it has had on the musical careers of thousands of young musicians and celebrating their successes. Visit their website for more information.

Celebrating International Women's Day

North Herts Undaunted: women’s fight for the vote in North Herts
At Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre
Wednesday 20th April from 6:30pm (note change of date)
£5 per person
Ros Allwood, Cultural Services Manager for North Herts Council running the new North Herts Museum will be providing an insight into Elizabeth Impey and the women's fight for the vote in North Herts..

Divine hit for LALG member

Derek Blyth, accordion player with the London Accordion Orchestra and member of LALG's Nordic Walking group has entered the UK album charts (11/02/22). The LAO provided the backing on some of the tracks on the latest Divine Comedy triple album and it has entered the UK charts at number 5 just behind Adele!

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. The 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 (SocialTeam@lalg.org.uk) 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.

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