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Apr
28
Sat
2018
KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2018 KTS Jazz Spectacular promises to be a fantastic evening of Jazz and Swing. Under the direction of Mrs Elinor Guinane, the KTS All Stars Big Band will present a programme of old favourites as well as some fantastic new charts. The evening will also feature the junior KTS Little Big Band, directed by Mrs Heather Johnson, as well as ‘The Gabriel Taylor Trio’, whose recent performances include playing at school functions and Hitchin’s Club 85. The KTS Parent’s Association will be running a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks. Please note that tickets will not be available on the evening and must be bought in advance.

May
4
Fri
2018
Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May)

This year’s 11th Baldock Independent Beer Festival, will bring live music on Friday evening, all day Saturday and until close at 8.00pm on Sunday. We will have 90 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of Continental draught beers and lagers. You will also find a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian and barbecued food, plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities including some fun games and challenges to entertain the children during the day. For more information, the band and the beer lists see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event will be used to support good causes within the local area (see website for details).
Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

The Lizzy at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
‘The Lizzy’ are back playing Lizzy plus re-jamming other rock bands music all free of charge, includes mal guests…’
May
5
Sat
2018
Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 04 May and Sunday 06 May)

This year’s 11th Baldock Independent Beer Festival will bring live music on Friday evening, all day Saturday and until close at 8.00pm on Sunday. We will have 90 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of Continental draught beers and lagers. You will also find a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian and barbecued food, plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities including some fun games and challenges to entertain the children during the day. For more information, the band and the beer lists see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event will be used to support good causes within the local area (see website for details).

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

May
6
Sun
2018
Obstacle Arena Family Fun @ The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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 www.fit4ocr.com

 

 

Sunday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Friday 04 May and Saturday 05 May)

This year’s 11th Baldock Independent Beer Festival will bring live music on Friday evening, all day Saturday and until close at 8.00pm on Sunday. We will have 90 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of Continental draught beers and lagers. You will also find a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian and barbecued food, plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities including some fun games and challenges to entertain the children during the day. For more information, the band and the beer lists see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event will be used to support good causes within the local area (see website for details).

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Classique sing the 60’s @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 6 @ 2:30 pm

The event is for the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Poppy appeal. It will be a ticket event only, tickets to be bought in advance.  Last day to buy tickets is Friday 4th May.
Come and join us for an afternoon of 60’s songs.
Classique are a singing group who are all from Baldock who sing at the local care homes,  for other groups in the town, including the W.I, The Senior Club, The Royal British Legion and many more.  If you would like more information about us you can contact the Secretary  J.Middleton on 07948377089.

Baldock Irish Festival @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

BALDOCK IRISH FESTIVAL
Sunday … Beer fest (3 to 5 pm ) and Templars ( 8 to … ) Bank Holiday Monday Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX. 12.30-9.00pm

This year sees the 9th holding of the Baldock Fleadh (or Irish Festival) now a fixture on many a trad musicians calendar It will start at the tale end of the BALDOCK BEER FESTIVAL in the beer tent with a drink up session between 3/5 pm on Sunday afternoon The welcome session follows  at 8.00pm at Templars in the high street  ( special rates for musicians staying that night )

Monday. The Fleadh (festival) day will start at noon with musicians
gathering at The Boot for vouchers , and continuing at The Cock, The Boot
and The White Lion  ( and maybe Templars if numbers allow ) all
afternoon. There will be Irish Dancing from 4 pm up and down the venues …
listen for the tapping feet !

Keep an eye on the festival website for more details. Any queries or
help with accommodation please contact Brian Burke on 07768 274037.

Gregynog Ensemble @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 6 @ 3:30 pm

The programme will include the Clarinet Quintet by the renowned film composer Richard Rodney Bennett (who died in 2017) and a cheerful Classical Style Quartet by Crusell. There will also be music by Schubert. Players: Rob Hughes and Lesley Pearce violins, Heather Birt viola, Lucinda Wright cello and Alison Eales clarinet.

Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Joyrider at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Formed by Ray & Ian, former members of Maxwell, Hammer & Smith and joined by the fantastic vocals and exceptional keyboard skills of miss Lily Norman, the rhythm section is completed with the bass playing from Mark Stier. The band cover songs from the sixties right up to date. As with the MHS band, Joyrider have 3 vocalists: 2 male and 1 female and specialize in tight 3 part and 4 part harmony which gives the band a big full sound –
May
7
Mon
2018
Car Treasure Hunt @ Catholic Church Car park
May 7 @ 10:30 am

Have a leisurely drive around the local countryside and search for the answers to the clues. Return to the Catholic Church car park where bacon butties will be available and find out who will win the cash prize.

Proceeds to the Church building fund.

Baldock Irish Festival @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 7 @ 12:00 pm

BALDOCK IRISH FESTIVAL
Sunday … Beer fest (3 to 5 pm ) and Templars ( 8 to … ) Bank Holiday Monday Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX. 12.30-9.00pm

This year sees the 9th holding of the Baldock Fleadh (or Irish Festival) now a fixture on many a trad musicians calendar It will start at the tale end of the BALDOCK BEER FESTIVAL in the beer tent with a drink up session between 3/5 pm on Sunday afternoon The welcome session follows  at 8.00pm at Templars in the high street  ( special rates for musicians staying that night )

Monday. The Fleadh (festival) day will start at noon with musicians
gathering at The Boot for vouchers , and continuing at The Cock, The Boot
and The White Lion  ( and maybe Templars if numbers allow ) all
afternoon. There will be Irish Dancing from 4 pm up and down the venues …
listen for the tapping feet !

Keep an eye on the festival website for more details. Any queries or
help with accommodation please contact Brian Burke on 07768 274037.

Historical Walk to Clothall Church @ Meet at the corner of Limekiln Lane & South Road
May 7 @ 2:15 pm

Meet at the corner of Limekiln Lane & South Road at 2.15pm for a 2.30 pm start.

The walk will follow the ancient Maltman’s Way, pointing out the historical landscape and touching on farming and the wool trade. It will finish in Clothall Church with its medieval ‘bird window’ and inscriptions. The walk will be about 3½  miles and is not suitable for small children, buggies or dogs.

Music at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 7 @ 4:00 pm
May
8
Tue
2018
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This mini-bus tour will take you on a mystery trip around the local area, followed by refreshment.

Seats must be pre-booked as they are limited to 13, but there are other trips on May 15 and 17.

May
9
Wed
2018
Fine Beer Tasting with The Garden City Brewery @ Coach from Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Coach from Baldock Community Centre 18:45 sharp – 20:45

Have you ever wondered how a micro brewery works? If the answer is YES join us on our new event to visit Garden City Brewery in Letchworth. You will meet the Head Brewer, be shown around the brewery and then sample 6 fine ales, complete with tasting notes. For those who wish to drink more, the bar will be open for you to buy another pint or two, and you can come back on the later coach (there is a second session)  if you like!

 

Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

St Mary’s Church Tower. 7.30-9.00pm. Meeting by Peter’s Door at the foot of the tower to the left of the main door.

If you have ever fancied having a go at bell-ringing or wondered how it was done, this evening will give you the chance to find out. Access is fairly challenging—there are 44 worn steps in the spiral staircase, so appropriate footwear should be worn. No previous bell-ring experience is necessary.

Because the space is small, tickets are limited to 12. There is no charge but you must pick up a ticket from the Community Centre.

May
10
Thu
2018
Evening burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 10 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.
Baldock MTB will provide guided tours of the Greenway showing cyclists new to the route a number of exciting areas just off the beaten track to test your riding skills. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 19:00 riders will be guided around the Greenway being given opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:30 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles. This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult). All riders must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order. Lights will be needed, depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

May
11
Fri
2018
Tea Dance @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come along and enjoy this tea dance where you will be able to take part in both ballroom and sequence dancing.

No previous experience is necessary, just turn up and join in the fun.

Stevenage Male Voice Choir @ Baldock Methodist, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

The evening is a mixture of the Stevenage Male Voice Choir’s varied and extensive repertoire which covers all genres of music, including show songs, popular standards, blues, spirituals and some religious and opera pieces. So there is something for everyone.

  1. A Cole Porter Medley (full)
  2. I Got Rhythm
  3. Fields of Gold
  4. Kumbayah
  5. Stout Hearted Men
  6. Autumn Leaves
  7. Ben Ward piano solo
  8. Heat of my Hearts
  9. The Show must go on
  10. Stormy Weather
  11. Some Enchanted Evening
  12. The Rose
  13. Ben Solo
  14. An American Trilogy
  15. Skylark
  16. Salut d’amour
  17. Over the Rainbow
  18. 60 Years of Harmony
  19. Gwahoddiad
May
12
Sat
2018
Eurovision Night @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come along to watch The Eurovision Song Contest. Dress up to represent the countries of your choice, there will be opportunities to bet on the result and prizes will be given out!

Free event but please call The Orange Tree directly if you want to reserve a table (01462 892341)

The Mobb @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Mike O’Neill, who taught piano and jazz at Knights Templar School for more than 20 years, leads his big band, ‘The Mobb’, an ensemble of local players, in a programme of swing and jazz, featuring music from the movies.

Do come and join us and help us to raise funds for the next phase of the restoration. Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

May
13
Sun
2018
Advanced Mountain Bike Training @ Meeting point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 13 @ 9:00 am

Ability Level: A fair level of fitness, those looking to improve their off-road ability and learn some routes.
Baldock MTB will provide a guided ride, tuition and tips and tricks to both improve your skills and your confidence when mountain biking. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 09:00 riders will be guided around local cycling routes, off the beaten track, being given opportunities to explore some interesting off-road routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers. The distance covered during the session will be approx. 20-25 miles. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 12 and 1pm (dependent upon experience and speed). This event is suitable for riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult and capable of the distance).

All riders are must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order.

Sixty Something at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 13 @ 4:00 pm
A quality 4-piece Band capturing the Sound of the Sixties featuring four seasoned musicians who have all played in other well-known bands/tributes.

May
14
Mon
2018
Evening burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.
Baldock MTB will provide guided tours of the Greenway showing cyclists new to the route a number of exciting areas just off the beaten track to test your riding skills. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 19:00 riders will be guided around the Greenway being given opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:30 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles. This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult). All riders are must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order. Lights will be needed, depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

May
15
Tue
2018
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This mini-bus tour will take you on a mystery trip around the local area, followed by refreshment.

Seats must be pre-booked as they are limited to 13, but there are other trips on May 8 and 17.

Brass Band Concert @ United Reform Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

The Stotfold Salvation Army Band will play a medley of tunes and hymns to delight and entertain you.

Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fun music quiz with questions on music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s. Play your two jokers on your two favourite decades for extra points.

Cash prizes

May
16
Wed
2018
Tildon Krautz at The Orange Tree
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club presents Tildon Krautz.

Originally from Brooklyn NYC, this old-time travelling band delivers a classy mixture of original and traditional rootsy sounds, encompassing bluegrass, oldtime folk, jazz and blues.

Tickets £10 on the door or in advance by calling The Orange Tree.

May
17
Thu
2018
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This mini-bus tour will take you on a mystery trip around the local area, followed by refreshment.

Seats must be pre-booked as they are limited to 13, but there are other trips on May 8 and 15.

May
18
Fri
2018
Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Baldock Community Orchestra is an orchestra open to players of all ages and abilities in the North Herts area, and aims to be inclusive, welcoming, and fun for players and audience alike. The programme will include a variety of music from classical pieces to light operetta and modern favourites.

We rehearse every Thursday evening at Knights Templar School in Baldock 7.15pm – 8.45pm during term times.  We’re always on the lookout for more musicians to join us, so whether you have a piccolo, a double bass or any other instrument, we’d be very pleased to welcome you along – just turn up and say hello.

 

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This variety concert, staged by Herts Variety, will include lots of songs for you to join in with.  The concert will be in aid of charity.

I know lots of you missed us at Christmas so I hope you will join us during the Festival where all the money raised from the shows will go to the Garden House Hospice. Dorrie Randall will be available for orders on 01462 628219 or you can get tickets at Baldock Community Centre.

See also Saturday 19th May

May
19
Sat
2018
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting

Children must be over eight years of age and, if under 16 years, must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sensible footwear must be worn. All proceeds to Church Restoration Funds. The main area of the church will also be open for free for people to look round.

Subject to weather there may also be additional events taking place – see facebook.com/StMaryTheVirginBaldock for more info.

Church History Tours @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 11:00 am

There will be a number of History Tours of the Church. There will be 2 tours one at 11am and one at 3pm.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This variety concert, staged by Herts Variety, will include lots of songs for you to join in with.  The concert will be in aid of charity.

I know lots of you missed us at Christmas so I hope you will join us during the Festival where all the money raised from the shows will go to the Garden House Hospice. Dorrie Randall will be available for orders on 01462 628219 or you can get tickets at Baldock Community Centre.

Licensed bar

See also Friday 18th May

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Roxy Searle @ Stylus @ Stylus Lounge, High St, SG7 6BG
May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Come and join us for a chilled out evening listening to cool acoustic covers from the talented local singer Roxy Searle.

 

May
20
Sun
2018
The Chiltern West Gallery Quire @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

The CWGQ is a group of around twenty-five singers and instrumentalists, performing the distinctive psalms, hymns, anthems and carols that were sung in the west galleries of English country churches in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Cream teas and Pimms (and other refreshments)

The Blox at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 20 @ 4:00 pm
THE BLOX are six dedicated geezers who got together to recreate the music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Music which is comprised of elements of funk, jazz, blues, reggae, even vaudeville.