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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

Champagne Afternoon ‘Tea’ @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea where you will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne.

Your afternoon tea stand will consist of sandwiches with a variety of fillings, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of pastries and cakes.

Tickets are not available to buy on the door so please buy in advance from the Community Centre.

Dig for Vengeance! @ St. Marys Church Hall, back of St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

Another Murder Mystery evening, organised by Baldock Town Twinning Association. Prepare to be entertained, mystified and nourished…yet again. Dinner will be served during the interval, but please bring along your own nibbles for the evening.

This 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. There will also be a raffle.

The maximum number of seats is 90, so do not leave it too late before you get your tickets.

May
6
Sun
2018
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

Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre
May 6 @ 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.

There will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.

Russian Customs and Traditions @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

An illustrated talk by Nastya Kovaliova with tastings, and craft activities suitable for all the family.

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.

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
Music at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 7 @ 4:00 pm
May
8
Tue
2018
The Old Shops of Baldock Quiz at the Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Take a tour of the old shops of Baldock, in a light-hearted quiz with loose connections to these delightful old buildings.

A fun evening with a historical and educational side!

Cash prizes.

May
9
Wed
2018
Afternoon Tea to support Christian Aid @ Methodist Church Whitehorse Street SG7 6QB
May 9 @ 3:00 pm

Tea and cakes will be served during the afternoon.
Everyone welcome. Free entry.

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!

 

May
10
Thu
2018
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 10 @ 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 wonderful wines. Ten wines will be available for tasting, with a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings. The bar will be open before the event. Feel free to bring your own cheese, biscuits and grapes too!

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

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.

May
12
Sat
2018
Big Baldock Bake Off sponsored by Days of Ashwell @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you like making tea time treats, especially scones,biscuits, small and large cakes?

You are invited to take part in the Big Baldock Tea Time.

Bring your choice of one or more of the four categories down to the Baldock Community Centre from 10am onwards to be judged by Clive Draper, the bakery manager of Days of Ashwell at 12 noon.

There are two groups Adult and Child (under 13), each with a prize for first and second places given by Days of Ashwell

When the judging is over you might want to sell what you have made slices or individual items in aid of the Sue Ryder  or take them home.

Entry forms can be obtained from and then returned to the Community Centre.

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)

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, and those who would like to discover the pleasure. This year the tasting will be run by enthusiasts from the Festival Committee. You will be invited to sample up to six unusual, fine gins starting by sampling their aromas to detect the botanicals used and moving through the subtleties they contribute to the final taste and what you should garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment. A firm favourite from last year’s Festival come and join this gin extravaganza. There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!

May
13
Sun
2018
Kids Pizza Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 13 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the kids down for a fun and eductional lesson in the art of Pizza Making!! Learn from our profesionally trained Pizza Chefs, and enjoy eating something that you created!

Arrive from 16:00, kids will be given pizza dough and a range of toppings will be provided.  Create your own pizza, get it cooked in our wood-fired oven and then  eat your delicious creation.

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
Beers of the World and Italian Nibbles @ The Old White Horse, 1 Station Road, Baldock
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Come and sample 5 exciting lagers from around the world accompanied by classical Italian nibbles.  We will introduce each drink and share it’s history with you.

Grab a seat from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start

When you have found your favourite beer you are welcome to stay and buy a few more at the bar.

May
15
Tue
2018
Traditional Home cooked Buffet night @ Bombay Bistro, Bell Row, SG7 6AP
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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 we will be serving these dishes as a buffet so you can try a variety of dishes.

There will be a good selection of vegetarian dishes too.

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.

French Cuisine and Wine at its Finest! @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

The White Lion is pleased to present a tasting evening of fine French cuisine with matched wines. The evening will be run as a tasting evening where our local French chef will create and discuss a range of contemporary and classic meat, fish and vegetarian small plates which will be tasted, and savoured, by the guests. The food flavours and tastes will be perfectly matched and blended as guests sample a range of complementary, classic and new French wines. This is an evening not to be missed and a first for the Baldock Festival. Please state when booking if you are vegetarian.

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
17
Thu
2018
Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

A 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.

May
18
Fri
2018
Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 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

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.

Events in the Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Sponsored by Baldock Community Association.)

Large Hall
Baldock Society
The Baldock Society will display old photos of Baldock in the Community Centre as part of the Street Fair. Come and find out more about the Society and what they have achieved for Baldock over the past year.

Baldock Country Market

Normally found at The Cock on a Friday morning,  Baldock’s local friendly Country Market will be in the Community Centre with locally made cakes, cookies, jams, fresh seasonal vegetables and free range eggs as well as hand-made crafts.

Tracey’s Kitchen
You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches etc at lunchtime in the large hall. The bar will also be open.

Refreshments
Tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar & Refreshments @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

St Mary’s Church Hall, (Behind the Church in the Churchyard).

The St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar has been going strong for over 30 years, serving Baldock with a selection of Coffee and Cakes every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12.00pm.

As part of the Street Fair Day the Coffee Bar will have extended opening to 4pm.

Royal Wedding Garden Party @ Baldock Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and join us for a Royal Wedding Garden Party in our beautiful garden.  We will be serving homemade cream teas, sandwiches and cakes. There will also be a traditional childrens games hall in the church, so try your luck at splat a rat, tin can alley, pin the crown on the queen and many more.  Come along and join the fun!

May
20
Sun
2018
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.