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Image: Food and Drink Festival – Love Letchworth Business Improvement District


Hilary Kemp, Chair of the Letchworth Festival said: “It was fantastic to see the town buzzing with so many happy people over the weekend.  The Food and Drink festival was amazing, not to mention delicious! As for Tom Karen Creations – it’s probably my favourite exhibition that I’ve seen at One Garden City – it’s amazing to see all of those wonderful designs that all came from right here in Letchworth.  I can’t wait for the rest of the festival!”


The Festival runs throughout June, and the whole programme is available online at, and in a printed brochure that you can pick up in shops, cafes and restaurants all over town.   Hilary Kemp continues:  “As we head into the Platinum Jubilee weekend, there’s plenty of Festival activity for everyone!   ‘Kick-flip the Common’ starts proceedings at Norton Common on Thursday 2nd June, 1-4pm. It includes a skate jam and DJ at the skate park, and lots of things for families to do. Bring a picnic!”


Following the successful opening of the new exhibition at Broadway Gallery (The Gallery Went Pop by Bruce Asbestos) the Letchworth Festival will present a whole month of terrific art events. This kicks off with the chance to meet local creatives and artists at the Artists and Makers Fair on Leys Avenue on 11th June. The fair marks the start of the Festival Art Trail which includes “meet the artist” sessions, open studios and exhibitions at Eastcheap Space, The Wynd Gallery, Digswell Arts and Letchworth Settlement.  You can download a trail map and find out all the details at the website.


Towards the end of the festival – there’s a real calendar highlight: The Free family music festival, Garden City Sounds, in Howard Park all weekend on 17-19 June. On Sunday there's also Run Round the Garden, Open Gardens and a family fun day at the Outdoor Pool.


These are just the tip of the iceberg – the calendar is truly jam packed. Visit to find out all the details!


The Letchworth Festival 2022 has been made possible by our generous sponsors, including Stevenage Leisure Limited, Satchells, Marabese Ceramics, Redwood Bank, McCarthy Stone, Croudace Homes, ReelN and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation. You can find out more about the businesses putting Letchworth first by sponsoring the festival – and find out how your business might get involved next year – at the website.


Get to know YOUR town at the Letchworth Festival 2022.



It’s been billed as the biggest and the best Letchworth Festival yet, and if the launch weekend was anything to go by, that might just be right.  The Festival kicked off on Saturday 28th May with two major events – the Love Letchworth Food and Drink Festival, and the opening of Tom Karen: Creations at the town’s micro museum.

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Seeking Volunteers!

Letchworth Festival is organised by volunteers. We need new volunteers each year to take over from those that inevitably step down from time to time.  As well as general helpers, we're looking for a few people that could co-ordinate an aspect of the festival. For example, the opening parade or a fun day.  No experience necessary! If you'd like to find out more then please get in touch!

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Could your business benefit from the festival?

We're planning the Letchworth Festival for 2022 and we need your help! If you're a local business and would like to support our community led, volunteer resourced festival, we've got a range of sponsor packages. Please get in touch via Thank you!

We're looking for a new Treasurer

The role of treasurer is currently vacant within the Letchworth Festival steering committee.

We're a friendly bunch of unpaid volunteers, and we find it most rewarding to be involved in organising this popular community event.

If you have the skills to be treasurer of our relatively small budget, and you'd like to help with organising Letchworth's Summer Festival, then please get in touch!

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