Arts & Books

The group will look at the housing developments we are facing in our area in the next 20 years and the infrastructure required to ensure a decent quality of life for anyone living in the area.  We will also be investigating all aspects of modern and traditional architecture. Activities could include talks, discussions and visits such as Prince Charles’s experimental new town, Poundbury.

The Group Contact for this Group has had to resign, and the Group is therefore suspended until someone else can take over. This is because the venue at the Fenners Building requires a named contact to be present during the use of the room. If you can help please contact William Armitage on 01462 64353. 




We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Broadway Hotel, Letchworth.

For further information and details about meetings please contact Don.

This is an adult group that meets monthly. See 'Events' in column on the right for venue details.

Come along and re-discover your favourite children’s books, find new children’s authors and share your interest in children’s literature.

No charge - just come along.

New members are welcome.

See the 'Group events' box to the right, for dates of upcoming meetings.

We meet in the lounge bar of the Broadway Hotel. Meetings are on the last Monday of the month, including Bank Holidays.  

There is a 50p charge to cover the library subscription fee for collecting the books.



We take it in turns to choose a book (any genre) which we meet to discuss in

The Premier Inn, Station Road, Letchworth, SG6 3BG on the second Monday of the month at 1.30 pm.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Fairfield Community Hall, Kipling Crescent, Fairfield Park, SG5 4GY.

We are a warm and friendly group which welcomes new members.

We charge £2.00 at each meeting to cover costs.

See the 'Group events' box to the right and the table below for details of our upcoming meetings 


Books for 2019:



Book title

This is a discussion group and we generally meet at 35 Broadwater Dale from 8.00 to 9.30 pm to discuss a particular film, usually available on DVD.

For details of our next topic please see the 'Group events' box to the right  or contact Peter Griffiths.

Whether you're a novice scribbler or a published author, you're welcome to join the Letchworth Writers’ Group. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, in Mrs. Howard Memorial Hall, from 7:30 – 9:30pm

The cost is just £4 for LALG members or first-time visitors, and £5 for non members, to cover the cost of room hire..

This Group attracts good attendances, the evenings being appreciated by all who attend. To keep things special we usually have six or seven weeks between meetings. We rarely watch a whole opera or ballet from beginning to end; usually we watch ‘the best bits’, or those parts or scenes which provide a means of more fully appreciating and understanding the opera or ballet. Sometimes we focus on a particular great performer, Maria Callas for example.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Premier Inn, Station Road.

Currently we have one vacancy. There is a small charge (£5) every 6 months or so to cover costs.

We meet monthly at the Premier Inn café, Station Road, Letchworth. to read a variety of plays.

There’s a small charge to cover the cost of the venue.

We regret that our group is presently full with no expectation of vacancies in the near future,


Meets the last Thursday of the month at 2pm

We meet at the organiser's home and cannot accept any more members at present.



See the 'Group events' box on the right for our meetings.

I’m sorry to say that we cannot accept new members to this group at the moment but LALG is constantly setting up new related groups where success has filled up the existing ones. To discuss this contact  William Armitage 01462 643537;


Anyone who has an interest in poetry, or thinks they might have, is welcome.

The meetings are normally 'themed' and it would be helpful to bring one or two poems on the theme with you.




We meet on the first Thursday of the month from 7.30 – 9.00pm to discuss the chosen book and others suggested by those present on a related theme. The chosen work can be in any form - poetry, play, fiction or non-fiction.

The Group meets in Room 107B, Spirella Buliding, Icknield Way, Letchworth: there is ample car parking space.

See dates of meetings under 'Group events' on the right. 

At our meetings we discuss one book a month, in a relaxed atmosphere.

There are a couple of spaces at the moment - LALG members only.

Venue: Spirella Building, Bridge Road, Letchworth, SG6 4ET.

The building can be accessed from the Bridge Road entrance or the entrance from the car park. The car park (free) is accessed from Icknield Way & there is no charge for the meeting

For upcoming titles, see the 'Group events' panel to the right. 

We agree what books we would like to read, trying to get a balance between the various science disciplines. We meet alternate months in the Broadway Hotel café area (to the right of the bar as you enter) to discuss what we have read, and talk about general science matters. There’s no charge and all LALG members are welcome. 

You don't have to be a scientist to come along, or even to have read the book, just be interested in science.

We meet on alternate Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm.

Meetings are at the organiser’s home in Hitchin.

Reading and sharing what comes up for us.