Calendar

May
3
Fri
2019
Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details . Contact info@baldockbeerfestival.org.

Traditional Nigerian Meal @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

Come and try this authentic cuisine for a taste of Africa!

Your ticket includes a welcome drink of Prosecco. Booking is essential.

The Machines at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 3 @ 8:00 pm

“Machiens” were formed by Don John Maxwell, Dace Makintosh & Fletch Fletcher.

    • Don John Maxwell – Bass and Vocals – founder member of “Maxwell Hammer & Smith” and 70’s prog rock band “Canned Rock”
    • Dave Mackintosh – Drums and Vocals – ex Dragon Force
    • “Fletch” Fletcher – Guitar/Vocals – both session man and producer. He has also worked in local Hertfordshire bands during his earlier years.

We cover tracks from Queen, Stereophonics, U2, Disturbed, Manic Street Preachers, Rush, Metallica, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, The Who to name a few.

May
4
Sat
2019
Light Lunches @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Light Lunches from 12pm to 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall.
Ploughmans style lunches (including a pudding) for £5 per person.
All proceeds go to local charities.

Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 03 May and Sunday 05 May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Champagne Afternoon Tea @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea. Please ensure you arrive by 2pm, you will then have your table until 4pm. This gives you plenty of time to chat and enjoy your tea.

You will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne, followed by sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including vegetarian, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes.
We are unable to cater for specialist diets.

May Day Murder Mystery @ St. Marys Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

This year’s play has been written by one of our own members of Baldock Town Twinning who are organising this event.

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.

May
5
Sun
2019
Sunday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Friday 03 May and Saturday 04 May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday.

 

For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a Carvery style Sunday Lunch, dessert, cheese and biscuits. Price also includes a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice.

The bar will be open and there will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.

Classique Sing Music from the Movies and 1976 @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 5 @ 2:30 pm

An afternoon of songs from movies and 1976.

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 01462 640010.

So 80’s at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Playing all the very best of the 80’s.

With an amazing vocal range, these guys are great! They perform with a great sense of humor and happily encourage you to get up and dance or even join in with backing vocals

May
6
Mon
2019
Joy Rider 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, who has been gigging professionally for a number of years, as an accomplished, solo artist, the rhythm section is completed with the bass playing from Mark Stier.

The band cover songs from the sixties right bang up to date, from Abba, Beatles, Eagles to the rock of AC/DC, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and even Justin Timberlake. 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
Tue
2019
St Mary’s Schools PTA Bake & Book Sale @ Baldock Community Centre
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

St Mary’s School PTA – Bake & Book Sale @ The Community Centre

Treat yourself to some yummy cakes & bargain books to raise money for our lovely schools.

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come down to the Orange Tree for their weekly general knowledge and not a too serious quiz with an extra special Guest Quiz Master – Tara.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.

Not recommended for under 18s.

May
9
Thu
2019
Meet the Brewer: An evening with Ian Jackson, Charles Well’s Master Brewer @ The Old White Horse, 1 Station Road, Baldock
May 9 @ 8:00 pm

Ian Jackson, Charles Well’s Master Brewer will talk you through the history of the ale world, tastings beers from both Charles Wells and local independent Brewers that we have worked with over the many years of crafting our distinctive tasty Ales.

The evening will be comprised of tasting a selection of Ales and accompanying nibbles devised by our Head Chef, Dan Jones.

Please arrive by 19:45pm

May
10
Fri
2019
Cocktails Masterclass @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Mixologists at The George will treat you to four mouth-watering cocktails, accompanied by canapes, games and demonstrations.

Strictly over-18s only.

You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
11
Sat
2019
Big Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 11 @ 10:00 am

Baldock Bake-off entry form 2019
Bring your cakes down to Baldock Community Centre at 10am, judging will take place at 12 noon.

Do you make tea-time temptations?

You are invited to take part in the Festival’s cake-making competition!

Sponsored by Days of Ashwell and judged by their own Paul Hollywood, Bakery Manager of Days Clive Draper.

There are two ages of entrants: adult and child up to the age of 13. Each age group has three categories for judging:

    • Cakes that are large or small, decorated or plain
    • Scones
    • Biscuits

You can either take your entry home after judging or leave them to be sold in aid of the Mini-Bus Appeal.

Registration forms can be obtained from Baldock Community Centre up to midday on May 10th.

Happy baking – look forward to seeing you on the day!

Coffee Morning @ Methodist Church Whitehorse Street SG7 6QB
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for our monthly coffee morning where we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes. If you do not fancy any refreshments, just pop in to browse our bric-a-brac table. All welcome.

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins.

Your hosts will take you through their subtle aromas to help you detect the botanicals used and the nuances they contribute to the final taste.

Not only that, they’ll educate you how to garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!

Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
12
Sun
2019
Beans and Biscuits at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 12 @ 4:00 pm

A fun Western Swing outfit from rural Hertfordshire, these guys play ‘both kinds of music’* in their own inimitable style.

Fronted by Martin (Fatman) Spencer (Teenbeats); The Runs; The Brains Brothers; Sheriffs of Hong Kong; The Big Ears Band).

You cannot fail to be entertained and amused by their personal take on the great British and American songbooks.

* ‘Both kinds of music’ = Country AND Western for those that don’t know.

Dine with Dan: A culinary Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 12 @ 6:30 pm

Please arrive for 6:15pm for 6:30pm

Hosted by Head Chef Dan Jones, this two course supper will be accompanied by a talk on all the dishes and what it takes to create them. You will be given the menu, ingredients list and cookery guideline so they can give it a go at home.

Vegetarian option available.

May
13
Mon
2019
Fine Beer Tasting with The Garden City Brewery @ Coach from Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Coach from Baldock Community Centre at 18:45 sharp

Have you ever wondered how a Microbrewery works? If the answer is `Yes`, then join us on a visit to the 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.

Tours around the brewery will be in small groups, with the bar area available for relaxing.

The coach will return by 9:30pm or you can make your own way home on the train!

This trip is strictly for over-18s only, with a maximum of 40 places.

May
14
Tue
2019
Traditional Home Cooked Buffet night @ The Lancer, 14C High St, Baldock SG7 6AS
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two sittings: 6.00pm to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 10:00pm

Traditional, Indian food is cooked a little differently at home where there is less of a time restriction opposed to in a restaurant where lots of different dishes need to be produced to a tight time frame.

At home food is usually cooked in a hotpot and left to simmer over an extended period to allow all the juices of the meats and vegetables to remain in the sauce and fuse together to create some great flavours.

On this special night, The Lancer will be serving a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes cooked in this fashion for the two buffet-style sittings.

Book your tickets now and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

As normal get in early to be seated in a group otherwise you could making new friends.

Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 14 @ 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.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.

Not recommended for under 18s.

Traditional Home Cooked Buffet night @ The Lancer, 14C High St, Baldock SG7 6AS
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two sittings: 6.00pm to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 10:00pm

Traditional, Indian food is cooked a little differently at home where there is less of a time restriction opposed to in a restaurant where lots of different dishes need to be produced to a tight time frame.

At home food is usually cooked in a hotpot and left to simmer over an extended period to allow all the juices of the meats and vegetables to remain in the sauce and fuse together to create some great flavours.

On this special night, The Lancer will be serving a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes cooked in this fashion for the two buffet-style sittings.

Book your tickets now and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

As normal get in early to be seated in a group otherwise you could making new friends.

May
15
Wed
2019
Afternoon Tea @ The George @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Afternoon Tea, including sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and bottomless tea. 

Buy your tickets from the Baldock Community Centre and then book your table by calling 01462 490500.

Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

(Ticket only event)

Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start

Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and your host Rob Scahill for an evening of tasting 10 wonderful wines.

There will be a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings, but feel free to bring your own too!

The bar will be open.

You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.

Strictly over 18s only.

May
16
Thu
2019
Christian Aid Coffee Morning and ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to a coffee morning for Christian Aid week. If the weather is kind, this will be in the beautiful Church garden where you can sit and watch the world go by, drinking tea or coffee and eating home-made cake. Please come and join us. All welcome.

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

The annual tasting of 6 rare and unusual whiskies that are not usually available to the public. These will be incredible whiskies and the ticket price reflects this.

Bring your boots, you’ll be walking home too!

Strictly for over 18s only. Attendees are advised to eat before attending and not to drive after the event.

Sponsored by Diageo. Ticket Only Event.

May
17
Fri
2019
Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 17 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy this Festival Community Lunch; three courses for just £12.00.

There will be a choice of meat, fish or a vegetarian dish. Remember to fill in the form stating your preference when you buy your ticket.

The bar will be open at 12.00noon so that you can enjoy a drink with your meal

Beer, Cider and Gin Festival @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Beer, Cider and Gin Festival.

With 16 real ales from national, local and independent brewers, 5 real ciders and eclectic gins.

Enjoy some live music Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday and Sunday we will be hosting a traditional African Braai serving BBQ’d meats such as Boerewors and Sosaties which will be supplied by local butchers.  

Bingo Night @ St Marys Junior School,St Mary's Way, Baldock, SG7 6HY
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

St Mary’s Schools PTA’s popular Bingo Night is back.  Bar opens at 6pm and first call is at 7pm.  There are cash prizes, a raffle and bar.  Ticket prize includes bingo books. Over 18s only.

Hebredean Fire @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

Many people may remember the sell–out concert that Elsa Jean McTaggart did last year when she paid tribute to Eva Cassidy. We are enormously pleased to be welcoming her back with her Hebredean Fire set which includes tunes and songs from the Highlands and Islands played on the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and accordion. Plus a bit of mouth music. (elsa-jean-mctaggart.com) Licensed bar available.

May
18
Sat
2019
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Baldock High Street

Fifty colourful craft and local charity stalls will line the High Street, along with the following highlights in the performance area:-

‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with 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.

Fairground rides as James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.

School Choirs will perform during the day.

Maypole Dancing from Hartsfield School.

Zumba Display in the arena.

Morris Dancing at various places around the High Street and pubs.

The Baldock War Memorial Arena Timetable
10.30am to 12noon – Morris Dance
1.00pm to 1.20pm – Zumba
1.20pm to 2.00pm – Primary schools performing including Hartsfield School choir and Maypole dancing
2.00pm to 2.20pm – Zumba
2:20pm to 3.00pm – Morris day of dance procession

Events in Baldock Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Small Hall – 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.

Large Hall – Refreshments, 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 from Tracey’s Kitchen. The bar will also be open.

Large Hall – Baldock Country Markets a huge range of home-made savouries, pastries, jams and preserves, along with gifts and other wonderfully crafted items for you to buy.

Beer, Cider and Gin Festival @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock, High St, Baldock SG7 6BG, UK
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Beer, Cider and Gin Festival. We will have total of 16 real ales from national, local and independent brewers, 5 real ciders and eclectic gins. Enjoy some live music Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday and Sunday we will be hosting a traditional African Braai serving BBQ’d meats such as Boerewors and Sosaties which will be supplied by local butchers.

School Disco @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Time to dig out that old School Tie an head down to The Orange Tree for a night of classic songs to take you back to your school years.

May
19
Sun
2019
Just Dig This at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Just Dig This is a five piece Rhythm and Blues band consisting of two guitars, bass, drums, and harmonica.

The band was formed in March 2016 with some of us being known to each other in previous working lives. Stuart, our lead vocalist/guitar, fronted a Be-Bop/Rockabilly band in the 80/90’s.

Andy, our drummer, has also played in many bands over the years.
Francis , harp, plays regularly at blues jams and open mic nights.
Jim, guitar/vocals, had never played in a band before so was quite new to the scene.
Our new for 2019 bass player, Dave Crowder, is no stranger to our set list of 60’s and 70’s covers – he used to play them as a youngster in a band whilst the original artists were still playing them!
Our original bass player Kev Crase remains available to step in as a dep, but has his own music projects under way.

Beer, Cider and Gin Festival @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Beer, Cider and Gin Festival. We will have total of 16 real ales from national, local and independent brewers, 5 real ciders and eclectic gins. Enjoy some live music Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday and Sunday we will be hosting a traditional African Braai serving BBQ’d meats such as Boerewors and Sosaties which will be supplied by local butchers.