Items about the Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group organisation.

Group Support team

This team is here to help any LALG group which is struggling or needs assistance with any aspect. The team also helps get New Groups underway. They can be contacted by emailing or by phoning them:

Brian Noble           07773 671487
Steve Green          07710 542803
Val Quieros           07787 512580
William Armitage   01462 643537

Barn Dance

Saturday 19 January, 7.00pm Barn Dance

This time the venue is The Cloisters in Barrington Road, an interesting old Listed building with lots of charm and atmosphere.

There will be a Real Ale bar and a light snack during the interval. We have an excellent group and caller in ‘Carousel’ and Barry Goodman. Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Welcome to Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group!

Welcome to LALG, with over 120 groups and events plus discounts in over 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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Zoom talk: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald

Wed, 10/02/2021 - 7:30pm

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. From very ordinary beginnings, she rose to become one of the most famous performers of her time. Her style is unmistakeable, her diction and
vocal control unmatched, and her personality won her millions of fans worldwide.

We will learn about her life and, of course, listen to some of her recorded legacy.

Zoom talk – The Arts in Hard Times

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 7:30pm

What kinds of role can the performing arts play in times of national crisis?
The current struggles to keep the performing arts afloat, with theatres & concert halls closed, with huge unemployment and reliance on government bail-outs, beg many questions about the resilience and purpose of the arts in our lives.

This talk seeks to consider these questions through the lens of the Depression Years of 1930s America, with a focus on the extraordinary story of the Federal Theatre Project.

Tony Jackson is Emeritus Professor of Educational Theatre at the University of Manchester. His teaching and research interests have been primarily in educational theatre and modern British and American drama.

Zoom talk: Letchworth – England’s first new industrial town?

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 7:30pm

This talk will outline the history of the first garden city, from 1910 to
1920. From the process by which the town was established to focusing on some of the important early enablers, first industries and enterprises and the impact of the World War 1.

Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade, Accordionist

Fri, 19/02/2021 - 7:30pm

LALG and the Settlement are delighted to announce the fourth in a series of
musical events.

An online performance by accordionist Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade.

Book Here fee £5

About the musician
Born in 1994 in Barañáin (Navarra), Iñigo gained his Bachelor Degree in
Music from the Conservatory of Music in Navarra with Nekane Iturrioz and his
Master of Arts and Advanced Diploma degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in
London under Professor Owen Murray.

The program in this concert will include both original music for accordion
and transcriptions, ranging from the Baroque period to contemporary works

Zoom Talk: Ye have the poor always with you

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 2:30pm

In this talk, arranged by the new Social History Group, Kate Thompson gives a fascinating illustrated account of history's evolving Poor Laws, forerunners of the modern welfare state. This fascinating system dates from the Black Death in the 14th century, with parts remaining on the books until 1967.

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matthew chapter 26, verse 11

Booking Information

Elizabeth Bass

LALG and the Settlement are delighted to announce the third in a series of musical events - an online performance by harpist Elizabeth Bass.

To find out more about the programme for the evening and the musician and how to book – follow link
Booking now open

Online get together – Five Ways to Wellbeing

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 3:00pm

Come and join Elaine Fox and Christina Butterworth for a cup of tea or coffee via Zoom to find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing and the different things we can do to make us feel more positive and get the most out of life – even now.

Five ways to wellbeing

•       Connect with the people around you

•       Be physically active

•       Take notice

•       Keeping learning

•       Give to others

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