Settlement Fair attracts Happy Crowd

Dismal downpours didn’t dampen the spirits of visitors to Letchworth Settlement’s annual Fair. The indoor event saw plants and cakes being snapped up from stall keepers whilst talented tutors demonstrated their skills.

With more than 40 years in the catering business Celia Hasan , who is pictured below making sugared roses, leads weekly cake decorating courses at The Settlement, which is based in Nevells Road.

Celia Hasan

The Fair also marked the launch of the newly published ‘Recreation and Education’ course programme, which runs from September 2014 to July 2015. From water colour classes to language lessons and keep fit, The Settlement course programme caters for a diverse range of hobbies and interests.

Settlement Manager Amanda West said: “We have had some really positive reaction to our new and revamped programme. The diversity of courses on offer in the autumn is exciting and we hope there is something for everyone within its pages.”

Details of courses can be found on The Settlements new website

Just as the stalls were packing up on Saturday details of the next Settlement Event were starting to be finalised. The Settlement is running an Open Day on Friday 20th June to attract new students and give visitors a unique opportunity to see what courses and activities take place at The Settlement. The event is being staged from 10am until 12.30pm and is open to everyone.

Tutors, members of the management team and Group Leaders (together with students) will be available to talk about the work of The Settlement in a relaxed and informal environment. The Open Day will also provide the first opportunity to enrol for autumn courses, many of which fill up very quickly.

Carola Garvie, Chair of the Management Committee explained: “For many people The Settlement is already a special place where they have come to learn or participant in a club activity or social event.  We want to build on this success and increase the number of new visitors over the next 12 months. We have so much to offer and it would be great to see some new faces in the autumn as well as welcoming back old friends.”