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Ballet and opera streamings

Opera and ballet streamings    The Royal Opera House ( have announced the following Royal Ballet and Royal Opera streamings.

Romeo and Juliet, 10 July at 7pm. Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan. Stars Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet and Matthew Ball as Romeo.

Playing on Zoom

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 23 2020.
Wed, 22/07/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The above times are correct, but ignore the date (it is the date when the series of meetings was created), the correct date for this meeting is shown in the Group Events window on the Group page.

This event will take place using Zoom.
The Link to Lalg Zoom and the password will be provided by the Group Contact.

Meeting (Zoom?)

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Sep 24 2020.
Thu, 23/07/2020 - 12:00pm

Both Ukulele Groups will continue to meet every weekly to play, sing and socialise. 

The use of Zoom was becoming less popular and it is hoped that in future small numbers of players will be able to meet in members' gardens and play together.

Details of the venues and times will be provided by the Group Contact.

Royal Ballet School - POSTPONED

The Ballet Association has formally announced that the visit to the Royal Ballet Upper School on 28 April has been postponed to a later date, to be arranged. John has contacted everyone who booked a place.

For those with a somewhat serious interest in ballet, we shall again spend a day visiting the Royal Ballet Upper School in Covent Garden.   
We are hoping there will be additional spaces for other LALG members.  So, even if you do not usually attend meetings of the Opera and Ballet Group, please do get in touch and we will send you details as they become available

Our First Meeting

11 April 2018, 10.30am
Broadway Gallery café (above Wetherspoons), Leys Avenue, Letchworth.

Ukulele groups’ 1st Birthday Party

Ukulele groups' 1st Birthday Party

Ukulele groups’ 1st Birthday Party

It's been a whole year since we all met up to try our hands at the ukulele. Who would have thought that it would be so successful. Most members have been there from the start, but new members are always welcome.

Playing the Recorder for Fun

The group is now meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 10am until 11:30am, but instead of getting together at the Central Methodist Church we meet using Zoom.
See our Group Events.
The group contact will provide the Zoom link and password for each meeting.
We are a friendly and sociable group. We enjoy making music together and often have coffee afterwards.
Some experience of recorder playing and/or reading music would be useful.
Please feel free to phone for a chat.



This group could meet on Wednesday mornings. It is suitable for complete beginners and people who haven’t played at all since school.
Group Contact: Rayna West 07415169511;

Ukulele Group

The ukulele group has been meeting via Zoom. However, each playing alone was found not as satifying as performing together. It is planned that in future small groups  (of permitted size) will meet in members gardens and play together, weather permitting.

Thursdays 12pm - 1.30pm

St Thomas Church Hall, 103 Bedford Road, Letchworth SG6 4DW.
We meet each week to play, sing and socialise.
Group Contacts: See Contact Details window below.

Beginners Ukulele Group

Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm.
The beginners group is going well with 15 members. New members always welcome. You don't need any musical knowledge.
Group Contact: David Flower 01462 683939;;

Opera and Ballet

This Group is not meeting at present as our evenings watching scenes from operas or ballets, sometimes complete works, are rather like being at a theatre. This is a ‘bally’ nuisance, but meetings will resume, as Madame Butterfly would say, ‘One fine day’.

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. Our programmes are always reasonably ‘light’, certainly not ‘heavy’, with the emphasis on enjoying the evening, so if you enjoy opera or ballet, if only a bit, do come along.

For further information contact 01438 241043 or email

See details of upcoming meetings in the box on the right 'Group events'.

Piano Tuning

I am pleased to report the piano has recently had its yearly tuning thanks to our member Richard Gatward.


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