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Our regular monthly Film@BAHC opens during the Festival with A Star Is Born (15). Watch the film in the relaxed atmosphere of the Arts and Heritage Centre, the bar is open throughout and the showing is followed by an informal discussion for those who would like to stay and chat. Doors open at 7.00 pm (showing starts at 7.30).
Come and try this authentic cuisine for a taste of Africa! £10.00 per person to include a welcome drink of Prosecco. Booking is essential (tickets available from the Community Centre).
Light Lunches from 12pm to 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall. Ploughmans style lunches (including a pudding) for £5 per person. Tickets available at the community centre. All proceeds go to local charities.
Messy Church is about having fun with all the family! Join us for a delicious lunch of chicken pasta bake (vegetarian option available) followed by trifle. The theme is “pray, pray, pray!” and there will be craft, activities and games around the church including a short service. No charge – donations welcome.
The Baldock Festival committee is proud to host one of the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery a talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II and the highlight of the evening and opportunity to see and experience a demonstration of a real, working, Enigma machine.
Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.
Refreshments will be available at the Arts and Heritage Centre
Starlight Stars at the Arts and Heritage Centre offers quality tuition in acting, singing and dancing to children and young adults aged between 4 and 18 years. Come along at 4.45 to view a delightful sample of what we do! www.starlightstars.co.uk or email email@example.com
St Mary’s Church Tower. 7.30-9.00pm. Meeting by Peter’s Door at the foot of the tower to the left of the main door.
If you have ever fancied having a go at bell-ringing or wondered how it was done, this evening will give you the chance to find out. Access is fairly challenging—there are 44 worn steps in the spiral staircase, so appropriate footwear should be worn. No previous bell-ring experience is necessary.
Because the space is small, tickets are limited to 12. There is no charge but you must pick up a ticket from the Community Centre.
After the very successful Baldock’s Voices in last year’s Festival, time has moved on to 1956 when Albert, Maud and Ivy reminisce about life and times in Baldock during and after the first world war. With appropriate slides and music!
After extensive renovations over a period of months the Arts and Heritage Centre is re-opening. New windows have been put in in Thomas Pryor Hall and the Gallery/Coffee shop area has been remodelled with sparkling new toilets including one with access for all. There is also now access to the Museum which will become a fine Heritage space.
Free tea, coffee and cake will be served if you would like to pop in.
Also see the Pop-in Concert.
Baldock Saturday Morning Music School Breaks Out!! Come to the Town Hall to hear our young musicians play an exciting carousel of music. Wind Bands, Brass Bands and Strings! Pop in and out at your leisure. Note: Audience numbers may be limited.
Baldock Saturday Morning Music School is based at the Knights Templar School. The Centre is managed and staffed by the Hertfordshire Music Service.
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!
Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews takes a sceptical look at the consensus view that the carvings in Royston Cave were created by the Knights Templar.
(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.
Local teacher and musician, Mike O’Neill, leads his big band, a community ensemble of players from the area, in a vibrant programme of swing and jazz. Tickets £10 in advance (children free) which can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm, from the Community Centre or £12 if purchased on the door. Pay bar and complimentary canapés. All proceeds go towards the next phase of the church restoration.
Many people may remember the sell–out concert that Elsa Jean McTaggart did last year when she paid tribute to Eva Cassidy. We are enormously pleased to be welcoming her back with her Hebredean Fire set which includes tunes and songs from the Highlands and Islands played on the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and accordion. Plus a bit of mouth music. (elsa-jean-mctaggart.com) Licensed bar available.
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.