Calendar

May
3
Fri
2019
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
5
Sun
2019
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
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.

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

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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May
19
Sun
2019
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Car Show Form 2019

  • 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.

Open Gardens @ Around Baldock, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

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.