The Festival is an opportunity for Letchworth's many clubs and organisations to demonstrate their talents.
Letchworth Festival 2018
Following a public meeting held at Mrs Howard Hall on 5 December 2017, we are pleased to announce that Letchworth Festival 2018 is now scheduled to go ahead between the dates of 16 June - 1 July 2018.
Letchworth Festival 2018 had been in jeopardy due to key committee volunteers having to take a step back due to other commitments.
Letchworth Festival is organised by local volunteers. Its continued success relies on new volunteers continuing to come forward as existing volunteers naturally stand down.
At the meeting on 5 Dec, Hilary Kemp volunteered to take the role of Festival Chair, and sufficient existing committee volunteers and new volunteers had stepped up in order to put on at least a 'Lite' version of Letchworth Festival 2018, and potentially, if further volunteers come forward, a full 2018 Festival.
The Letchworth Festival Children's Art Competition is an event for children aged 4 to 11 years in Letchworth Garden City. Letchworth children's groups and schools and any children living in Letchworth are invited to take part.
This year's theme was “My favourite way of keeping fit and healthy”. Submissions were accepted up until 31 May.
A panel of judges reviewed all entries, and there was a public vote here on the Festival website.
Voting closed at midnight on Saturday 24 June, and prize winners were announced at Proms in the Park on Sunday 25 June.
A big thank you to everyone who voted. Over 1800 votes were cast through the Festival web-site, on the 363 entries.
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 who could coordinate an aspect of the festival, for example the opening parade, or a fun-day, or a day of dance. No experience necessary, and do as much or as little as you want.
If you would like to help out this year then please get in touch or come along to the next meeting.