Calendar

May
3
Fri
2019
Film @ BAHC @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

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).

May
7
Tue
2019
Enigma: A Brief History of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

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

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come down to the Orange Tree for their weekly general knowledge and not a too serious quiz with an extra special Guest Quiz Master – Tara.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.

Not recommended for under 18s.

May
8
Wed
2019
Starlight Stars @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 8 @ 4:45 pm

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 info@starlightstars.co.uk

May
9
Thu
2019
Evening Burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.

Baldock MTB will provide guided tours of the Greenway showing cyclists new to the route a number of exciting areas just off the beaten track to test your riding skills.

Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 19:00 riders will be guided around the Greenway being given opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers.

Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:30 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles.

This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult).

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

Depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

May
10
Fri
2019
Baldock’s Voices II @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 10 @ 2:30 pm

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!

May
11
Sat
2019
Grand Re-opening of the Arts & Heritage Centre @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Pop-In Concert @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

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.

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins.

Your hosts will take you through their subtle aromas to help you detect the botanicals used and the nuances they contribute to the final taste.

Not only that, they’ll educate you how to garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!

Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
12
Sun
2019
Advanced Mountain Bike Training @ Meeting point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 12 @ 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.

Leaving the Orange Tree 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, and to pick 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.

May
13
Mon
2019
Royston Cave… and the Knights Templar @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 7:45 pm

Join Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews as he takes a sceptical look at the consensus view that the carvings in Royston Cave were created by the Knights Templar.

Tickets include a glass of wine or fruit juice.

May
14
Tue
2019
Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fun music quiz with questions on music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s. Play your two jokers on your two favourite decades for extra points.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.

Not recommended for under 18s.

May
15
Wed
2019
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 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 tasting 10 wonderful wines.

There will be a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings, but feel free to bring your own too!

The bar will be open.

You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.

Strictly over 18s only.

Baldock Folk Club – The Devine Family @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The new Baldock Folk Club presents some fantastic Irish and Roots music from this very talented family.

May
16
Thu
2019
Evening Burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 16 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.

Baldock MTB will provide guided tours of the Greenway showing cyclists new to the route a number of exciting areas just off the beaten track to test your riding skills.

Leaving the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 19:00 riders will be guided around the Greenway being given opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers.

Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:30 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles.

This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult).

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

Depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

The annual tasting of 6 rare and unusual whiskies that are not usually available to the public. These will be incredible whiskies and the ticket price reflects this.

Bring your boots, you’ll be walking home too!

Strictly for over 18s only. Attendees are advised to eat before attending and not to drive after the event.

Sponsored by Diageo. Ticket Only Event.

May
17
Fri
2019
Hebredean Fire @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

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.

May
18
Sat
2019
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.