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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.

Free Zoom Talk - History of Dance

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 2:30pm

This talk by Frances Sly charts the history of social dance from the 17th century to the mid-20th century.

We will learn about the role of country and folk dancing in informal life, as well as in grander settings including the Royal Court. We will also have glimpses of a Jane Austen ball, and the origins of more recent ballroom dancing.

The talk has been arranged by the new Social History group, but with the benefit of Zoom it has been opened to all LALG members.

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Post-Christmas Walk

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 10:00am

Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a 6.8-mile circular walk from Pirton to Holwell and Ickleford. The starting point is Pirton Great Green (the green outside the Motte and Bailey pub) at 10am. We will stop for a short coffee break halfway round so you may like to bring a flask. We hope those who wish to do so will be able to enjoy a drink in the pub at the end of the walk.

Not knowing what the current government restrictions will be, could those intending to join the walk please email Sheila George, sheila_g120@hotmail.co.uk by Wednesday 23 December.

Violinist Eleanor Corr

Booking is now open for our online concert on 20 November, to be given by the award-winning violinist Eleanor Corr.  This is a combined event with the Settlement. 

The Next US President? Implications for Race, Trade & Climate?

Free Zoom debate for LALG members led by university lecturer Michael Williams.

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Circular walk via Fairfield, Arlesey and Ickleford

A circular walk from Letchworth via Fairfield, Arlesey and Ickleford.

Starting at Letchworth Station at 10am and returning about 3pm.

Bring your own food and drink.

We will observe social distancing rules so please book by emailing: armitagewilliam@hotmail.co.uk

FREE Talk: The Great Diary Project

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 1:00pm

Dr Polly North talks about The Great Diary Project, a growing collection of more than 9,000 unpublished diaries, revealing the extraordinary and the everyday in individual lives. FREE for LALG members.

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This is one of our free weekly online events; the programme is varied so there is something for everyone.

Talk: Great Exhibition

We had an excellent talk by Richard Watkins about The Great Exhibition of 1851.

He gave us a fascinating tour of the site, an insight into its creation and some human stories which kept us all enthralled for over an hour.

Afterwards he sent us some extra information and useful links as well as details of other tours he runs ...

Test zoom meeting

Test Zoom meeting to try out the new booking system on the site. Not a real zoom meeting!

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FREE Talk: The Settlement - 100 years

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 2:30pm

Kate Thompson talks to LALG members about Letchworth Adult Education Settlement which first opened on 8 May 1920, describing how this local treasure has grown and changed over the past 100 years.

Book your free place online now!

This is one of our weekly Centrally Organised Virtual Events (COVE).

 

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