Arts & Books

If you enjoy exploring art and sharing ideas then please come along.

Each month there will be an activity to experiment with.

Members will need to bring their own equipment; a list of materials will be suggested in advance. People are also welcome to bring in their own projects.

Fenners Building, 7 Openshaw Way, Letchworth, SG6 3EN.



We share an interest in the visual arts and design including: painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, textiles, industrial design and much more.

We pursue that interest by meetings to show our own items, having speakers from inside and outside the group and by visits to exhibitions, collections or institutions etc.

A dozen members enjoyed touring the Arts area around Kings Cross in April.

If you would like to help to establish the Arts and Design group please contact William.






This is an adult group that meets monthly at David's Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth.

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.

New members are welcome.

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 Care Community Hub, 19 - 29 Station Road, Letchworth, SG6 3BB 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 2018/2019:



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 £3 for LALG members or first-time visitors, and £5 for non members.

This Group, established early in 2016, 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 the month at 1.30pm. throughout the year at the
Care Community Hub, Station Road, Letchworth.

We take part in informal readings of plays, purely for pleasure!

Our plays are chosen from the collection held by Hertfordshire Performing Arts Library.

This month - Sept 2018 - we are reading Who Calls by D. Campton.

We meet monthly at the Care Community Hub in 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,

However, new groups are being formed as existing ones fill up, so please contact William Armitage 07890 709462 about the possibility of setting up a new Play Reading group.

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.



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;



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. Books and themes will be:

Thursday 1 November Goodbye To All That, Robert Graves, 1929. Penguin 1960. Theme: War And Its Legacies

The Readers' Group has grown so much that reluctantly we are unable to accept any new members at present but please email me if you would like to put your name on our waiting list.  Why not follow the example of some other groups and start Readers' Group 2?  Please send your name to Megan to be added to the waiting list.

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

Membership of LALG compulsory.

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.

(Round the piano)
If you enjoy singing in a relaxed atmosphere just for pleasure, then please come along and join our group.

With over 500 songs to choose from our sessions are very varied and informal.

We meet at the Howard Garden Day Centre Letchworth every two weeks.

New members are very welcome. Please phone for full details.

Singen macht Spass!!!

Contact Irmtraut for details.