With the opening of the Baldock Arts & Heritage centre a whole new range of events has been able to be added covering differents Arts and Drama
The following events are on during the festival:
Baldock Town Twinning Association presents a Murder Mystery
‘May Day Murder’
This year’s play has been written by one of our own members of Baldock Town Twinning.
In recognition of the centenary of the end of the Great War, this play is a tribute to those who had to rebuild life in Hertfordshire after the war.
Set in a North Herts town in 1919…….could it be Baldock? The trauma of rebuilding their lives presents numerous problems resulting in a murder within the family of the local gentry.
As usual Dinner will be served during the interval, but please bring along your own nibbles for the evening.
The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper plus, of course, dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the Murder Mystery entertainment and a raffle.
Come and join us for an evening of nourishment and entertainment written by one of our own.
An afternoon organised around the two books, Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook, which were compiled from interviews with people in Baldock in the 1990s. A wealth of detail on Baldock going back almost a century, with readings and photographs.
Local teacher and musician, Mike O’Neill, leads his big band, a community ensemble of players from the area, in a vibrant programme of swing and jazz, featuring music from the movies. Tickets £10 in advance (children free) which can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm, from the Community Centre or £12 if purchased on the door. Pay bar and complimentary canapés. All proceeds go towards the next phase of the church restoration.
Details required – Although following timing discussed as follows
10:30 – 12 – Morris
1-120 – Zumba
1:20 – 2pm other dance ? May pole dancing
Animal experience petting zoo in the Community Centre
Maypole dancing and choir from Hartsfield School 1pm by the war memorial
Medieval Combat Society will come back this year – they were the good reenactors
The Baldock Street fair is one of the must attend days in the Calendar, with stalls and free shows down the high street and around town.
Fifty craft and local charity stalls (with many stallholders in costume!) to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Free drinks will be available for those who dress up to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Visit the Festival Stall for a free drinks voucher. (While Vouchers last)
The Baldock Street Fair Highlights Throughout the day:
- ‘Tricky Micky’ will be giving five 30-minute performances which will include a Punch and Judy show, Magic Show and Ronnie Rabbit Puppet.
- LEG II AVG – A leading Roman living history group, who have done countless TV Documentaries and provided props for film and TV, will be setting up camp in the High Street for the day. Their latest documentary with which they were involved – Epic Warrior Women Gladiatrix – won an award at Cannes for best historical accuracy and re-enactments. Come and meet fiercesome gladiators and soldiers!
- Fairground rides. James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
- School Choirs from Hartsfield JMI School and St John’s Catholic Primary School will perform during the day. There will also be traditional maypole dancing from Hartsfield School.
- Zumba display in the arena too.
- Pupils for the Andrews School of Dance will be performing
During the day judges will be visiting all the stalls to choose the one they think has most entered into the spirit of the day by dressing up to represent a period of Baldock’s past, and awarding a cash prize.
Hosted by Baldock Midnight Morris, this Day of Dance will take place on the High Street and at other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair.