Elaine Everest, best-selling author of the Woolworths series, talks about the teashop girls. A warm and moving tale of friendship and love in wartime set in a Lyon’s teashop.
Your ticket includes tea and cake.
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).
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
Two tours will take you up the Tower at 7.30pm and 8:15pm.
Both are followed by refreshments and entertainment at Baldock Library from 8.30pm and after a talk on “The medical and Christian history” of Baldock, given by Sarah Hoskins a Christian Doctor who lives in Baldock.
This event is being organized by Christchurch Baldock. There will also be a display of medieval artifacts and live “old English” music.
Please wear sensible shoes
Contact: Helen Romain 07507 771384 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
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.
(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.
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.