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May
6
Sun
2018
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.

May
7
Mon
2018
The Historic Back Lanes of Baldock @ Meet outside the Community Centre
May 7 @ 10:15 am

Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 10.15am for 10.30 start (NB: This is a morning walk)

Jane Havercroft will take you on a 2 hour, 1.5 mile stroll around the back lanes and footpaths in the town centre to discover their history. All on tarmac so accessible to most mobility scooters; possibly too much traffic for small children and dogs. This popular walk was sold out last year so it has been decided to repeat it to give those who missed it a chance to take part this year.

Also on Sunday 6th and 13th May

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.

A year in the life of Arthur James Purfield (Battle of Loos talk) @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 8 @ 6:30 pm

 

September 1915 saw the start of one of the greatest battles of the First World War – the Battle of Loos.

Jim Purfield enlisted in Hitchin in September 1914 and returned to his native Kent to join his local battalion. He kept a daily diary for the next year, and from this, his Battalion records and official war records, we tell the story of his year which included the decimation of his battalion at Loos

In this illustrated talk we follow the personal record of this young man, who, along with thousands of others, was drawn into the hell of that war.

Venue open at 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm

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
Baldock’s Voices @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 2:30 pm

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.

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.

Festival Fun Quiz @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
This is a light-hearted quiz for all abilities. Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. The number of teams accepted is limited to 25, so send your entries in pronto! Licensed bar, waiter/waitress service.

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.

Book Fair in aid of Garden House Hospice @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Annual Book Fair will take place again in the Community Centre in aid of Garden House Hospice

Come and pick up a bargain at the Festival’s Big Book Sale.

If you would like to donate books, in good condition only, please leave them in the box in the Community Centre coffee bar or, if you live on Clothall Common, phone Marilyn on 641663 and she will collect them from you.

Bingo Night @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 12 @ 7:00 pm

Buy your bingo cards on the night and come and have a fun evening.

Bar will be open, proceeds to the Community Mini Bus

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
14
Mon
2018
Baldock’s missing centuries: from 550 to 1146AD @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 7:45 pm

North Hertfordshire’s archaeologist, Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, will be looking at what happened to the site of the old town following its abandonment by the Romans, trying to work out where everyone went and why it’s not apparently recorded in Domesday Book. He will look at archaeological evidence, place names and what few documents survive from the period.

 

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.

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
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

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
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.

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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May
24
Thu
2018
Powering Victorian London @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Powering Victorian London: the use of steam-powered hydraulics in the docks, industry and other surprising places.

Baldock Museum & Local History Society talk by Anthony King of H.M. Tower of London