New Groups

New Groups

A NEW GROUP

As LALG a voluntary self-help organisation any member is entitled to suggest or start a new group or a second one if the existing one is full. If you have an idea for a new group contact William  Armitage.

Assistance and support is always available to get it going. After three to four meetings the group would be expected to run their own activities.

The New Group Team:
William Armitage: 01462 643537, armitagewiliam@hotmail.co.uk ​and Jane Webb: 01462 339338.

Contact publicity@lalg.org.uk​ to seek help for a new or an existing group on promotion or publicity. For anything else, including finding a venue, please contact William Armitage

 

NEW GROUP SUGGESTIONS

AFRICA FORUM

The future, today and yesterday.

ALL THINGS VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN or THE HEALTHY EATING GROUP?In November we held an exploratory meeting to test demand. To find out what happened, see January newsletter. If you are interested in this group, leave your contact details at David’s bookshop please.

More news next month as the September meeting was too late to
report for this edition.There has been plenty of interest so now is the time to decide the future format of the group, which could include whole foods, sensible eating, vegetarian, vegan and diets.

ARTS and DESIGN

If you would like to help to establish the Arts and Design group please contact William Armitage 01462 643537, armitagewiliam@hotmail.co.uk

BADMINTON 2 (Not Beginners)

The group started a coaching course at the start of September, and have signed up for 6 weeks finishing on 15 October. It is anticipated that there will be sufficient interest to continue playing badminton on a regular basis.

The group will no longer be beginners! If there are any others who would like to join our group in late October, then please get in touch.

Group Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803; tosh1966@hotmail.com

BIRD WATCHING IN A SMALL GROUP

The next visit will be on Monday 24 September to the Nene Wetlands at Rushden Lakes. Meet at Sollershott Green (on Hitchin side of the traffic lights on the A505 by Sollershott East) at 10.00am. We shall be sharing cars and petrol costs.

Return approximately 5.00pm. Please book your place at David’s Bookshop by Friday 14 September.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

BRITISH HISTORY DISCUSSION GROUP

Wednesday 24 October, 11.30am

The Broadway Gallery Café, The Arcade, Leys Avenue.

The purpose of the meeting is to plan further talks and discussions. Past meetings have been well-attended but to have a long-term future we need members to help. Do come along.

ENJOYING CURRIES

We are looking for someone to start this group. Offers to William please.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON WALKS

Meeting outside David’s Coffee Shop at 2.00pm.

GETTING THE MOST FROM GPS

GPS devices are used by walkers, cyclists and runners. They are used for finding your way in addition to the traditional method of map and compass. We could arrange an evening to discuss ways of maximising the benefits of GPS. To gauge interest, please leave your contact details (including phone number) at David’s Bookshop. Six or more people will mean we can go ahead.

HORSE RACING WORLD (ALL ASPECTS)

(Member’s suggestion from Viv Birch, vbirch2@gmail.com)
If you love thoroughbred race horses and have an interest in National Hunt and Flat racing come and meet like-minded people to discuss all aspects of the horse racing industry. Proposed activities include discussions, afternoon or evening trips to the National Stud and Newmarket museums, and trips to the races themselves.
If interested please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop or email Viv (see above) or William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk.

ITALIAN CONVERSATION 3

We have two Italian conversation groups which are full. Do we need a third one? If interested please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk. Please state preference for daytime or evening, along with suitable and unsuitable times.

LANGUAGES

We have an excellent range of language groups. Is there a demand for more – Polish, Arabic, Mandarin, Modern Greek or others?

Please record your interest at David’s Bookshop or email William Armitage, armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

LONDON WALKS

It has been proposed that LALG set up a London Walks Group that sits somewhere between the London Villages Group and the occasional London walks of the Long Distance Walkers. Thus we would undertake walks of 7-8 miles, hopefully taking in locations of cultural and historical interest, and with stops for appropriate nourishment, all within the Greater London area. The walks would probably be on a Saturday in order to benefit from cheaper Travelcard fares and no restriction on rail travel times.
At the moment, this is very much at the planning stage, and no dates or walks have been chosen. Those interested should contact Peter Briercliffe on 01462 637349 or email pbriercliffe@hotmail.com

MEET FOR COFFEE 3

As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

MEN IN SHEDS

Wednesday 24 October, 10.00am.

The Broadway Gallery Café (off The Arcade, Leys Avenue).
We have had 1 or 2 more names so this is the last chance to get this group going.

PATCHWORK GROUP

Following a lively and successful initial meeting, this group will continue to meet on a monthly basis. If you are interested in practising or learning more about patchwork come along to the meeting or call the Group Contact, Jane Thorne on 01462 635745.

 

 

PLAYING THE RECORDER FOR FUN

Wednesday 12 September, 10.30am The Broadway Gallery, The Arcade, Letchworth. This is our first meeting, open to all whether you have recorded interest or not got round to it. Beginners or more experienced players welcome. We will decide when (day or evening) and where to meet. If you are interested but cannot make the meeting please let William know

PLAY READING GROUP 3

New play-reading group. Just-for-fun reading of plays old and new, dramatic and comic.
Please contact Pat Baskerville 01462 623959 for venue and more information.

POLE DANCE

As at beginning June 2018 there was not enough interest to start this group.

SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB

Members had an enjoyable time at The Fox in June so for the present we shall be meeting there on the third Saturday of the month at 9.00am.

You can order a full English breakfast or whatever you would like from the menu. Reserve your place at David’s Bookshop to give an idea of numbers.

See Group Events on the right for future dates.

THEATRE GROUP

Wednesday 19 September, 10.30am Broadway Gallery, The Arcade, Letchworth We will discuss productions and explore small experimental groups as well as the more established ones. Also we will visit in a small group locally and further afield, including London and Cambridge live theatre. If you are unable to attend or would prefer an evening meeting please leave your contact details at David’s Bookshop.

UKULELE - ADVANCED If you already play and would like a more advanced group please leave your details at David’s Bookshop or contact William.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537; armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

or leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

VILLAGE AND TOWN WALKS WITH A GUIDE

Saturday 8 September, 10.00am Weston Village

Meet at the church car park which is situated on the edge of the village on the road to Hall’s Green and Walkern (SG4 7DG). Our guide will be Richard Clements who has written books about Weston. Book at David’s Bookshop (01462 684631) by Wednesday 5 September. There is a small charge of £3.

This is a popular group so we would like to do more walks. To establish the group helpers are needed so please contact William if you can help. 

 

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