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Elaine Everest, best-selling author of the Woolworths series, talks about the teashop girls. A warm and moving tale of friendship and love in wartime set in a Lyon’s teashop.
Our regular monthly Film@BAHC opens during the Festival with A Star Is Born (15). Watch the film in the relaxed atmosphere of the Arts and Heritage Centre, the bar is open throughout and the showing is followed by an informal discussion for those who would like to stay and chat. Doors open at 7.00 pm (showing starts at 7.30).
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.
Muddy Good Family Fun at Baldock’s very own Obstacle Arena!
Join us for an hour of running, jumping, climbing, crawling, swinging, balancing and getting thoroughly wet & muddy around our outdoor obstacle arena. Suitable for adults and children aged 3 and over (those aged 6 and under must be accompanied around the circuit by an adult). For more information about Fit 4 OCR at The Obstacle Arena visit our website at http://www.fit4ocr.com/
Messy Church is about having fun with all the family! Join us for a delicious lunch of chicken pasta bake (vegetarian option available) followed by trifle. The theme is “pray, pray, pray!” and there will be craft, activities and games around the church including a short service. No charge – donations welcome.
This Teddy Bears’ Picnic, organised by Weston Way Nursery School, is for children aged seven and under who must be accompanied by an adult.
Entertainment will be provided by Phil Perry and there will also be a raffle.
Bring your own picnic and teddy, too. If wet, the event may be cancelled; phone Weston Way Nursery to check: 01462 892172.
After the very successful Baldock’s Voices in last year’s Festival, time has moved on to 1956 when Albert, Maud and Ivy reminisce about life and times in Baldock during and after the first world war. With appropriate slides and music!
Come and join the family fun trail around Hartsfield School grounds. Lots of exploring and activities. Last entry 4pm. Everyone who completes the trail receives a prize!
The annual Book fair in aid of Garden House Hospice. Come and pick up a bargain and donate books in the box in the community centre.
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. 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.
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
The Baldock Street Fair Highlights:
- ‘Tricky Micky’ will be giving five 30-minute performances which will include a Punch and Judy show, Magic Show and Ronnie Rabbit Puppet.
- The Medieval Combat Society – will be setting up camp in the High Street to entertain and to teach about the history of 14th century England in the time of King Edward III. There will be combat and dance displays during the day but do visit their encampment find out more information about their weapons, armour and lifestyle.
- The Animal Experience Zoo – Visit the community centre to see The Animal Experience (a small licensed zoo) with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. Expect to see and meet their marvellous meekats, snakes including a python and milkshake, lizards including a bearded dragon, blue tongue skink and mini beasts. The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals.
- Fairground rides. James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
- School Choirs will perform during the day. There will also be traditional maypole dancing from Hartsfield School.
- Zumba display in the arena.
- Morris dancers
War Memorial arena
10:30 – 12pm – Morris Dance
1:00-1.20 – Zumba
1:20 – 2pm Primary schools performing including Hartsfield School chior and maypole dancing
2:20 Morris day of dance procession
The Animal Experience (a small licensed zoo) will be attending with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. Expect to see and meet their marvellous meekats, snakes including a python and milkshake, lizards including a bearded dragon, blue tongue skink and mini beasts. The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals.
Tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches at lunchtime in the large hall. The bar will also be open.
Baldock Country Markets
The ever growing Baldock Classic Car Show will once again be part of Baldock Festival and is open to any vehicle over the age of 20 years old and ‘interesting’ newer vehicles are also welcome. As usual we will have prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with teas and coffees in the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. All the proceeds from this event will be going to charity so please if you are just spectating please donate some money to the charity boxes as all the team are working for free.
- Classic Bikes and Commercials welcome
- Parking Starts from 10:00 and the runs from 11:00-16:00
- Brown and Gammons will opening their doors for you to take a look around
- Entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £3.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
- If you can, please pre-register for this event, as entry will be on a first come basis with priority parking for pre-registered vehicles – download and entry form from this website
- Forms will be available on the day to be completed
- Prizes have been donated by Baldock Independent Beer Festival and Apple Cottage Cider.
- Don’t forget that the open gardens event is on the same day, so you can take a look around some of the splendid hidden gems of Baldock
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Refreshments also available from Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall. 10am-4.00pm
All proceeds will go support the running and development of Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre.