Letchworth Festival set to go out with a bang on final weekend

Letchworth Festival is set to go out with a bang on its final weekend.

Letchworth Festival is set to go out with a bang on its final weekend. - Credit: Archant

The Letchworth Festival is certainly not going out quietly as the volunteers roll out a final batch of mouth-watering events.

A Grand Opening Parade and a swashbuckling Sports Weekend made certain that June was dominated by the festival fortnight, but be sure to grab the last slice of the incoming action.

Thirsty festivalgoers may be tempted to book their place to enjoy tomorrow evening’s Golden Mile Tour, a journey for over-18s on the Newton Haven pub crawl, which saw actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost visit ‘pubs’ in Letchworth in The World’s End.

Broadway Gardens will play host to Armed Forces Day between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, where visitors can pay a visit to a variety of stalls and exhibitions, while saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have served our country.

On Sunday, the final day will see households across Letchworth clearing out their cupboards and holding their own garage, front garden or table-top sales, between 10am and 3pm.


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Venice Shone, who organised the sale, said: “We now have more than 60 households signed up to open their garages or gardens to bargain hunters on the day.

“Some are even offering tea and homemade cakes! It is a really unique event.”

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La Concha will be holding their own grand finale with a garden party on the terrace from 6pm on Saturday night, which will be well-stocked with drinks and entertainment.

As ever Proms in the Park will draw the curtain down on the festival in Howard Park from 1pm until 7pm.

The Letchworth Garden City Band, young musicians from Highfield and St Christopher schools and many more will provide the soundtrack.

The afternoon will be rounded off with performances of gospel- style music on behalf of Churches Together, featuring Letchworth Garden City Church and the Salvation Army Band.

For booking information and meeting points for the various events visit www.letchworthfestival.org.

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