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Asia and Beyond

Our next meeting in February will be: From Asia to England

Did you and your family move to England from Asia? Then we would like you to share your story – the life you left behind and arriving in a very different world. Or just come along and listen.

This group will first look at the experiences shared by people moving to the UK from Asia; future meetings will look beyond Asia.

Interested? Please get in touch.

Additional walks

Our Walking Groups have planned some additional walks after the festive season to tempt us outside. Use the links to see what is on offer.
Sun. 02/01/2022 - Long Distance Walkers - local circular - 15 miles
Sun. 30/01/2922 - Long Distance Walkers - Marston Vale, Beds. - 12 miles

Singing Carols by Candlelight

We had a lovely time yesterday at the candlelit St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote. We sang carols, with harmonium accompaniment, while nibbling mince pies and quaffing mulled wine.

The church was beautifully decorated by LALG's very own Flower Arranging Group. The photos show one of the window sills and the show-stopping arrangement on the font.

Self-Expression Through Drama Workshop

A free taster session for LALG members only.

Increase your physical and emotional well-being through playful and fun drama games and activities. Ability to laugh it off if things go wrong and have fun in the process. Unfortunately we are unable to accept children at this workshop.

Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth. 

To book contact Emma Love on 07767 416010 or

Sing Carols by Candlelight

Come along and sing carols by candlelight in the ancient church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote (near Ashwell).  They will be interspersed with a few wintery and Christmassy readings plus of course mince pies and mulled wine/fruit juice. Please note this is a social event, not a church service. Read more...

Holy Saviour, Hitchin

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church.
All ticket money will be given to the church.

Booking for members from 1 October

Booking for non-members from 1 November

The address is Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1QG. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station. Here's a map
This non-religious group visits places of worship to learn about their architecture, monuments and history, and about the people who have been associated with them.

Tour of the Cloisters

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea (Tea at 2.30pm)


The manager is conducting guided tours for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea. The cost will be £10 for the guided tour only, or £24 for the tour followed by Afternoon Tea.

If you would like to take part please contact Val by Monday 6 September.

Royston Arts Festival

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September

A major part of the festival will be an exhibition by Royston Arts Society in Royston Town Hall on the weekend of 25 to 26 September.
For more information call 07907 880355 (September only) or visit

Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage

The first Coptic Cathedral in the UK is built in a characteristic cross shape with distinctive Coptic elements. Decorated in a traditional style, it includes wood carved by Egyptian craftsmen. We will have a talk about the Coptic faith and culture, and a tour of the building.

Fairfield Park Tour

This fascinating tour will last no more than two hours.
We will meet outside the Tesco store on the Green at Fairfield.
As we have had considerable interest, those who have already put their name down on the waiting list will have priority.
The tour is reserved for current LALG members only.
Bookings from Monday 2 August at the book counter at David’s Bookshop or call 01462 684631.
Tour Guide: Geoff Smith.


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