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.
The Gregynog Ensemble (Rob Hughes, Lesley Pearce, Robert Puzey, Austen Scully and Alison Eales) will present a programme of relaxing music featuring clarinet, solo cello and string quartet. Guest Player, Austen, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, will perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 6 which will be a great treat.
This will be followed by Clarinet Quintets by hymn writer Sir Arthur Somervell and English composer Sir Arthur Bliss. Both pieces include some beautiful melodies. Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.
Refreshments will be available.
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.
Baldock Community Orchestra presents, Festival Favourites! Bizet to Beatles, Sousa to Skyfall.
The BCO was formed just over three and a half years ago.
The brainchild of two local professional musicians Catherine Wilmer and Rachel Thomas. Rachel is the current Musical Director.
The BCO ethos is to promote a wide repertoire of music to as many people as possible. It provides a unique opportunity for young people and anyone wishing to return to playing to play in an Orchestra again. The players come from Baldock and the surrounding area.
Since its formation the Orchestra has been based in Baldock.It rehearses Thursday nights (term time) Please see Facebook for more details.
During its short existence the Orchestra has performed in several Baldock locations, The Heritage centre, Orange Tree pub, St John’s School and tonight’s venue the URC church.
It has supported several Baldock events, playing at the Beer Festival and Christmas Fair. Other concerts have been given in Hinxworth, Letchworth. Christmas time a small ensemble from the Orchestra played at two local residential homes.
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
The ever growing Baldock Classic Car Show will once again be part of Baldock Festival and is open to any vehicle over the age of 20 years old and ‘interesting’ newer vehicles are also welcome. As usual we will have prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with teas and coffees in the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. All the proceeds from this event will be going to charity so please if you are just spectating please donate some money to the charity boxes as all the team are working for free.
- Classic Bikes and Commercials welcome
- Parking Starts from 10:00 and the runs from 11:00-16:00
- Brown and Gammons will opening their doors for you to take a look around
- Entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £3.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
- If you can, please pre-register for this event, as entry will be on a first come basis with priority parking for pre-registered vehicles – download and entry form from this website
- Forms will be available on the day to be completed
- Prizes have been donated by Baldock Independent Beer Festival and Apple Cottage Cider.
- Don’t forget that the open gardens event is on the same day, so you can take a look around some of the splendid hidden gems of Baldock
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Refreshments also available from Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall. 10am-4.00pm
All proceeds will go support the running and development of Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre.
Another opportunity to look around and enjoy some of Baldock’s hidden gardens, large and small.
Details of the gardens open and a map will be provided when you buy your ticket. A mini-bus will operate to and from Templars to gardens on a requested basis.
Refreshments will be served in the courtyard at Templars between 2.00pm and 4.00pm when you can also listen to the Bygrave Handbell Ringers.
All proceeds from this event will go to the charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year. This event is organised by Baldock Rotary Club.