Calendar

May
3
Fri
2019
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.

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.

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
11
Sat
2019
KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of toe-tapping Jazz standards featuring our Little Big Band; The KTS All-Stars with singers; and the highly talented Gabriel Taylor Trio. This year we are paying tribute to the music of the 40’s including a selection of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and others so bring your dancing shoes!

There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening for refreshments. Please note that tickets will not be available on the door.

Doors will open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

May
18
Sat
2019
Baldock in 1919: the town in the aftermath of the Great War @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a new display which looks at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. It is also an opportunity to look through albums of old photographs and to buy second-hand history books.

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.

Jumble Sale Trail – CANCELLED @ Around Baldock
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The second Baldock Jumble Sale Trail will take place during this year’s festival, with stalls popping up outside people’s homes all over town.   Pop along, pick up a bargain, explore the town and meet your neighbours.   Maps will be available from the Community Centre and the festival website.

Need a clear out? Join in the fun and have a stall baldockjumble@gmail.com or find the ‘Baldock Jumble Sale Trail’ page on facebook for more information and to sign up.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting. Sensible footwear essential.

A chance to see Baldock from a different viewpoint! Refreshments available at the back of church.

Children must be over eight years of age and if under 16 years, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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This Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and at other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair.

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Solar Viewing @ The White Lion Baldock High Street
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We have all looked up at the night sky and marvelled at the stars and the moon swirling above us. Some of us may have used binoculars or a telescope to look in more detail.

But how many of us have looked at the sun?

Not very many………..Why?

Well, it’s very bright, hurts your eyes, and if you put a lens in the way will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!

Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) in conjunction with The Baldock Festival have organised a solar viewing day to change this!

Come along between12:00 and 16:00 when there will be specialist equipment and members of LDAS available to let you look at the sun safely and join the small group of people who have observed the sun!

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.

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

Herts Variety invite you to join them at ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in their 15th year of performing for the Baldock Festival. All their proceeds go to local charities and audiences are invited to sing along.

See also Friday 17th May