Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are Happy Days ahead for disadvantaged children in Herts and Beds thanks to a new charity partnership which has been forged with Hitchin’s annual Rhythms of the World festival.

Ceilidh music

You’ll be tapping your feet when the Hosepipe Band provides the music at the latest Unicorn Ceilidh gathering at Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre on Friday.


The top-class Victorian organ at Letchworth’s St Michael’s Church will be put through its paces on Saturday night when up and coming player Alexander Binns takes control of the keyboard.

Sounds of Simon at Letchworth Arts Centre

The real-life Simon & Garfunkel famously didn’t get on that well – pint-sized Paul was the talent of the twosome, and fuzzy-haired warbler Art fumed that he was treated like glorified session singer.

Joe Bolger

Singers from the Arlesey-based Vivace Choir will combine with soloists from London for a spring concert in Letchworth.



Cast and crew are cracking on with their preparations for the in-house Easter show at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre.


Yesterday, 21:31

There’s a real cyclone of comedy heading our way over the next week, with a stampede of stand-ups stepping up into the spotlight.

Paul B Edwards will be the compere for the three Comedian of the Year shows

Budding comedians can write, perfect and perform their own stand-up routine for family and friends in children’s comedy workshops at Letchworth Arts Centre over the Easter break.

Glyn Doggett, Katie Pritchard, Alexia Stifado, Paul Smart, Elliot Chapman, Jo Wiffen, Dr Viv Lucas, David Ephgrave (lying down) and Stephen Halliday at charity comedy night for St Francis Hospice hosted by Da Vinci Creative students in Letchworth. Picture by Jacob Milligan

Students who organised a comedy night as part of their course were all smiles when they realised that their gig had exceeded all expectations and raised more than £1,700 for the Garden House Hospice.


If you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner, you can pick up tips about painting seascapes in oils in Royston on Friday night.


Why bin it if you can wear it? That’s the question asked by pupils from Letchworth’s St Christopher Schoo with a recycled fashion exhibition at the town’s art centre.

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