Letchworth Festival has something for everyone!
The Festival is an opportunity for Letchworth's many clubs and organisations to demonstrate their talents.
Letchworth Festival 2015 Programme
The printed programme for this year's Festival is being delivered to all addresses in Letchworth Garden City by Royal Mail. You can also pick one up at the Tourist Information Centre, David's Bookshop, Broadway Cinema or find us at Festival Events in the town centre at weekends.
This year there are so many events, we made the programme into a 32 page booklet.
Letchworth Festival had a stall at Love Letchworth's Food & Garden Festival on 16/17th May.
Video by Steve Williamson at www.scribble.zone
Open Art Competition 2015
As part of the Letchworth Festival, we are organising an Art Competition, open to everyone (from amateurs to experienced artists) to show off their work, with the opportunity to meet other artists.
The winning artwork/s will feature on souvenir items in the Letchworth Garden City range, on sale at the Letchworth Garden City Tourist Information Centre and Standalone Farm.
All submitted artwork must be produced on the day, so festival goers can see art in progress and to celebrate our talented local artists.
Please contact email@example.com if you wish to enter the art competition.
Vote for Letchworth's Favourite Poem
As part of the Letchworth Festival, we are trying to find Letchworth's Favourite Poem. Help us by emailing the name of the poet and title and/or first line of your favourite poem to PoetryAlive2015@yahoo.com before 27th May.
The top ten most popular poems submitted will then be listed on the Festival website and you will be able to vote for your top favourite from those listed.
Make this a real reflection of Letchworth by encouraging as many people as you can to join in with their suggestions and votes!
Children's Art Competition 2015
The Letchworth Festival Children's Art Competition is an event that is open to children aged 4 to 18 years in Letchworth Garden City. Letchworth children's groups and schools and any children living in Letchworth, have been invited to take part.
We would like each child that enters the competition to use the theme 'My Letchworth' to create a picture on an A4 sized piece of paper or card. We would also like each child to provide a short description of what inspired them to create their Letchworth picture.
All entries need to be submitted by 15th May 2015.
A selection of the pictures will be publicly displayed during the Festival fortnight (13th-28th June 2015) and will also be displayed on the Festival website. We will be running a public vote via the website, as part of the judging. There will be prizes awarded in four age categories and the prize presentation will be taking place on the final Saturday of the Festival (27th June at 12 noon) at 14 Leys Avenue.
More details will follow, so keep your eyes on the Festival website for updates...
Volunteers Needed for Parade Road Closure
Letchworth Festival are seeking volunteers aged 18 and over, to assist as Gate-keepers for a short road closure necessary at the festival parade on Saturday 13th June from approx 9.30am until 11.30am.
See the parade and be part of something special and have fun while helping your local town.
Grand Opening Day - Saturday 13 June 2015
This year's Festival is lining up to be bigger and better than ever. The opening day will be packed to the rafters with music, entertainment, stalls, food, art, craft, dancing, classic cars and fairground rides. There's so much going on, we've taken over the entire Broadway Gardens and Broadway Walk.
Grand Festival Parade
We're even going to close some roads in the morning for the Grand Festival Parade, involving marching bands, performers, and hundreds of participants.
Do you want to be part of the Grand Festival Parade? Perhaps you're a marching band, or baton-twirling majorettes, or performers, or singers. Whatever you do, if you're local and you can do it whilst walking in the parade then get in touch with us now.
Please take notice: There will be a brief road closure in place between the hours of 9.30am until 11.30am, Saturday 13 June 2015, for all roads and vehicle access points leading onto Broadway Gardens, Eastcheap, Station Place and lower end of Broadway (also known as Broadway Walk) to allow the Festival Parade to gather and pass safely. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
This year the Film Festival presents thirteen excellent films on the theme of literary adaptations to screen.
The Film Festival aims to bring you a variety of highly acclaimed films that you might not otherwise get the opportunity to see on the big-screen at a main-stream cinema. Many of the films are recent releases, and there are a couple of timeless classics as well.
From the evening of Monday 15 June through to Sunday 28 June, Broadway Cinema is screening the thirteen movies, with reduced price tickets at £4.25 (and the kids' movies only £1).
Letchworth Festival is organised entirely by volunteers. Each year, naturally, some of our volunteers are unable to continue, and so we rely on new volunteers coming along.
Would you like to get involved in something that benefits your local community? Could you devote a little spare time to come to the odd steering group meeting, and help the team organise Letchworth Festival 2015?
No experience necessary. Contact us now.
Some Photos from the 2014 Festival...
Upload your photos of Letchworth Festival events and we'll feature as many as we can here on the website.
Free Town Centre Parking at Weekends
Every weekend there is free parking in the Spirella carpark.
Entrance off Icknield Way, opposite Bedford Road.
Did you know? This free parking is every weekend, all year round, not just the Festival fortnight.