New Ideas

New Ideas

Ideas for new groups are popping up all the time. You will see them in the newsletter, on social media and listed below.

Some groups will disappear because they have become a group and you can look for them in the list of groups.

Others will disappear because they came to nothing.

If you want more details about any New Ideas, or you want to suggest one yourself, please contact or call the Group Support Team.


Group Events

Thursday 27 June 2024, 7:30pm
Thursday 4 July 2024, 8:00am
Thursday 4 July 2024, 10:30am
Thursday 4 July 2024, 7:30pm
Thursday 18 July 2024, 8:00am

Group Articles

If you need help with launching a new LALG group or reviving an existing group, we are here to help. We can help with finding venues, getting publicity and even temporarily running the group. The team also supports groups that are struggling or in need of support.

There are so many different types of music, from Hindustani classical music to modern jazz, to rock, opera and popular music. Also, there is a vast range of instruments used in these musical genres. There is now sufficient interest in this, for the first meeting to be arranged, see Group Events Window.

Please let William know if you are unable to attend this first meeting but are interested in this group.

Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

Circle Dancing is coming to LALG! This is a style of social dance done in a circle or a curved line to music from all over the world, traditional and contemporary, without the need of a partner. Beginners very welcome!  Come to our taster session on 11 June.
Contact: Dee   07506 503015;

A chance to have your lunch cooked for you and enjoy it in good company. What could be nicer? We will choose venues that offer a wide range of options including vegetarian and vegan dishes. Please get in touch if interested:

Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm

Garden City Brewery, The Wynd, Letchworth

Fantasy often includes a magical world, including folklore, like The Hobbit. Horror can be Gothic tales such as Frankenstein. At this first meeting we will decide meeting times and books. To register your interest, please get in touch:

Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

We have a potential instructor; now we just need a merry band of members who are looking to get fit! Please get in touch if you’d like to join in. 

Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803;

Wednesday 12 June, 10.30am
David’s Bookshop café, Eastcheap SG6 3DE
This meeting is to find out how much support we might have for an annual LALG walking holiday for all abilities in 2025. This used to be a popular LALG activity and perhaps it could be again. If you are interested but unable to attend this meeting, please get in touch:
Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

Thursday 4 July, 10.30am in David’s Café, Eastcheap SG6 3DE 

We have 11 members interested in visiting the National Theatre and also the Globe Theatre almost next door. We will be travelling by train for afternoon performances. All those interested in theatre welcome. We will need help to get this group started.
Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537;

A regular early morning swim at Letchworth Lido. Thursdays 6 & 13 June, 4 & 18 July, 1 & 15 August, 5 September. Meet 8am outside the main entrance. Coffee/light refreshments afterwards at the Lido café or in town (to be decided). £7.20 (adults), £3.60 (senior 66+). Car park - up to 2 hours free, but a ticket must be displayed. Contact Steve by the previous evening with your LALG membership number.

Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803;

Both our badminton groups are full so maybe we should start another? Could be daytime or evening, depending on what members want. Please get in touch:

Contact: Steve Green 07710 542803;