The team at Letchworth Settlement are trying to tempt new faces across the threshold by hosting different talks and presentations.

On Monday next week artist Phil Madley is hosting a talk and demonstration on encaustic wax art, a technique that dates back to the ancient Egyptians.

Herts-based Phil is an expert in this type of art and will be producing several different paintings using a hot iron and coloured waxes.

The session runs from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and costs just £9.

If you’re captivated by the demo, Phil will be back at the Nevells Road community base for a workshop on Friday, March 18, from 10am until 4pm (£38 including all materials).

Phil will start with a demonstration and then help pupils create unique pieces of art using an iron, scriber and heated stylus with coloured waxes.

Find out about other events at the Settlement by calling 01462 682828 or visiting