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May
6
Sun
2018
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
Music at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 7 @ 4:00 pm
May
8
Tue
2018
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.

May
12
Sat
2018
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
13
Sun
2018
Advanced Mountain Bike Training @ Meeting point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 13 @ 9:00 am

Ability Level: A fair level of fitness, those looking to improve their off-road ability and learn some routes.
Baldock MTB will provide a guided ride, tuition and tips and tricks to both improve your skills and your confidence when mountain biking. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 09:00 riders will be guided around local cycling routes, off the beaten track, being given opportunities to explore some interesting off-road routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers. The distance covered during the session will be approx. 20-25 miles. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 12 and 1pm (dependent upon experience and speed). This event is suitable for riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult and capable of the distance).

All riders are must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order.

Friends of Baldock Green Spaces conservation task at Weston Hills @ Weston Hills, Meet Woodland Way entrance, SG7 6LR
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Friends of Baldock Green Spaces conservation task: Weston Hills 10am-3:30pm meet Woodland Way entrance at 10am. Join us for an hour or more to help your local green space be a great place for wildlife and walks. Path clearance, litter picking and more! Tools and hot drinks provided. All welcome but children with a responsible adult please. More info from Phil 07817 801616

Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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NHDC archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews will be available to identify any odds and ends you have found in your garden or elsewhere. Metal detectorists welcome. The Museum is also open for normal viewing with the chance, perhaps, to see a treasure being brought in!

 

The Historic Back Lanes of Baldock @ Meet outside the Community Centre
May 13 @ 2:15 pm

Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15am for 2.30 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 Monday 7th May

Kids Pizza Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 13 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the kids down for a fun and eductional lesson in the art of Pizza Making!! Learn from our profesionally trained Pizza Chefs, and enjoy eating something that you created!

Arrive from 16:00, kids will be given pizza dough and a range of toppings will be provided.  Create your own pizza, get it cooked in our wood-fired oven and then  eat your delicious creation.

Sixty Something at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 13 @ 4:00 pm
A quality 4-piece Band capturing the Sound of the Sixties featuring four seasoned musicians who have all played in other well-known bands/tributes.

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.