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May
15
Tue
2018
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This mini-bus tour will take you on a mystery trip around the local area, followed by refreshment.

Seats must be pre-booked as they are limited to 13, but there are other trips on May 8 and 17.

Traditional Home cooked Buffet night @ Bombay Bistro, Bell Row, SG7 6AP
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two sittings: 6.00pm to 8.00pm and 8.00pm to 10:00pm

Indian food is cooked a little differently at home where there is less of a time restriction opposed to in a restaurant where lots of different dishes need to be produced to a tight time frame.

At home food is usually cooked in a hotpot and left to simmer over an extended period to allow all the juices of the meats and vegetables to remain in the sauce and fuse together to create some great flavours.

On this special night we will be serving these dishes as a buffet so you can try a variety of dishes.

There will be a good selection of vegetarian dishes too.

Book your tickets now and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

As normal get in early to be seated in a group otherwise you could making new friends.

Brass Band Concert @ United Reform Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

The Stotfold Salvation Army Band will play a medley of tunes and hymns to delight and entertain you.

Refreshments will be served in the interval.

French Cuisine and Wine at its Finest! @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

The White Lion is pleased to present a tasting evening of fine French cuisine with matched wines. The evening will be run as a tasting evening where our local French chef will create and discuss a range of contemporary and classic meat, fish and vegetarian small plates which will be tasted, and savoured, by the guests. The food flavours and tastes will be perfectly matched and blended as guests sample a range of complementary, classic and new French wines. This is an evening not to be missed and a first for the Baldock Festival. Please state when booking if you are vegetarian.

Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 15 @ 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.

Cash prizes

May
16
Wed
2018
Christian Aid Coffee Morning and ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Everyone is most welcome to attend this coffee morning and ‘Bring and Buy’ to raise funds for Christian Aid.

The Motor Trade in Baldock @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last chance to see this display!

A well-illustrated display about garages, cars and the open road in the heyday of motoring. Visitors will also have the opportunity to look through albums of old photographs of Baldock.

See also Sunday 6th May and Wednesday 16th May

Horticultural Society Talk by Anne Swithenbank @ Knights Templar School, 6th form common room accessed via Weston Way
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Baldock Horticultural Society are pleased to be hosting a gardening talk by Anne Swithenbank who is a trained horticulturist, freelance gardening broadcaster and writer. She trained at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and was Glasshouse supervisor at RHS Wisley.

Time: Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm start

Horticultural Society members can obtain tickets at meetings.

Tildon Krautz at The Orange Tree
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club presents Tildon Krautz.

Originally from Brooklyn NYC, this old-time travelling band delivers a classy mixture of original and traditional rootsy sounds, encompassing bluegrass, oldtime folk, jazz and blues.

Tickets £10 on the door or in advance by calling The Orange Tree.

May
17
Thu
2018
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This mini-bus tour will take you on a mystery trip around the local area, followed by refreshment.

Seats must be pre-booked as they are limited to 13, but there are other trips on May 8 and 15.

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

A 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.

May
18
Fri
2018
Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy this Festival Community Lunch; three courses for just £12.00.

There will be a choice of meat, fish or a vegetarian dish. Remember to fill in the form stating your preference when you buy your ticket.

The bar will be open at 12.00noon so that you can enjoy a drink with your meal

Beer Festival @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 11:00 pm

Come and enjoy an exciting mix of real ale, cider, and an eclectic selection of gin whilst you enjoy live music and street food. End the festival with a swing.

FREE entry

Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Baldock Community Orchestra is an orchestra open to players of all ages and abilities in the North Herts area, and aims to be inclusive, welcoming, and fun for players and audience alike. The programme will include a variety of music from classical pieces to light operetta and modern favourites.

We rehearse every Thursday evening at Knights Templar School in Baldock 7.15pm – 8.45pm during term times.  We’re always on the lookout for more musicians to join us, so whether you have a piccolo, a double bass or any other instrument, we’d be very pleased to welcome you along – just turn up and say hello.

 

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This variety concert, staged by Herts Variety, will include lots of songs for you to join in with.  The concert will be in aid of charity.

I know lots of you missed us at Christmas so I hope you will join us during the Festival where all the money raised from the shows will go to the Garden House Hospice. Dorrie Randall will be available for orders on 01462 628219 or you can get tickets at Baldock Community Centre.

See also Saturday 19th May

May
19
Sat
2018
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 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.

Fifty craft and local charity stalls (with many stallholders in costume!) to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Free drinks will be available for those who dress up to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Visit the Festival Stall for a free drinks voucher. (While Vouchers last)

The Baldock Street Fair Highlights Throughout the day:

  • Tricky Micky’ will be giving five 30-minute performances which will include a Punch and Judy show, Magic Show and Ronnie Rabbit Puppet.
  • LEG II AVG – A leading Roman living history group, who have done countless TV Documentaries and provided props for film and TV, will be setting up camp in the High Street for the day.  Their latest documentary with which they were involved – Epic Warrior Women Gladiatrix – won an award at Cannes for best historical accuracy and re-enactments.  Come and meet fiercesome gladiators and soldiers!
  • Fairground rides. James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
  • School Choirs from Hartsfield JMI School and St John’s Catholic Primary School will perform during the day. There will also be traditional maypole dancing from Hartsfield School.
  • Zumba display in the arena too.
  • Pupils for the Andrews School of Dance will be performing

During the day judges will be visiting all the stalls to choose the one they think has most entered into the spirit of the day by dressing up to represent a period of Baldock’s past, and awarding a cash prize.

Events in the Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Sponsored by Baldock Community Association.)

Large Hall
Baldock Society
The Baldock Society will display old photos of Baldock in the Community Centre as part of the Street Fair. Come and find out more about the Society and what they have achieved for Baldock over the past year.

Baldock Country Market

Normally found at The Cock on a Friday morning,  Baldock’s local friendly Country Market will be in the Community Centre with locally made cakes, cookies, jams, fresh seasonal vegetables and free range eggs as well as hand-made crafts.

Tracey’s Kitchen
You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches etc at lunchtime in the large hall. The bar will also be open.

Refreshments
Tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Roman Baldock @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

New display looking at the history, trade and culture of the Roman town of Baldock based on the latest research; illustrated with finds from the numerous archaeological excavations that have taken place here. Display courtesy of NHDC Archaeology Department. Also second-hand history books for sale and an opportunity to look through albums of old Baldock photographs.

 

St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar & Refreshments @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

St Mary’s Church Hall, (Behind the Church in the Churchyard).

The St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar has been going strong for over 30 years, serving Baldock with a selection of Coffee and Cakes every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12.00pm.

As part of the Street Fair Day the Coffee Bar will have extended opening to 4pm.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting

Children must be over eight years of age and, if under 16 years, must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sensible footwear must be worn. All proceeds to Church Restoration Funds. The main area of the church will also be open for free for people to look round.

Subject to weather there may also be additional events taking place – see facebook.com/StMaryTheVirginBaldock for more info.

Total Body Workout Taster Session with Stevenage Leisure @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

An intense exercise routine designed to test and strengthen your whole body! Come and try, FOR FREE, the popular exercise class available at Knights and North Herts Leisure Centre. All you need is to wear some exercise clothes and bring some water and you can burn some calories before enjoying the delights of The Street Fair.

Entry by ticket only available at Baldock Community Centre. Max 25

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Hosted by Baldock Midnight Morris, this Day of Dance will take place on the High Street 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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Church History Tours @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 19 @ 11:00 am

There will be a number of History Tours of the Church. There will be 2 tours one at 11am and one at 3pm.

Royal Wedding Garden Party @ Baldock Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and join us for a Royal Wedding Garden Party in our beautiful garden.  We will be serving homemade cream teas, sandwiches and cakes. There will also be a traditional childrens games hall in the church, so try your luck at splat a rat, tin can alley, pin the crown on the queen and many more.  Come along and join the fun!

Total Body Workout Taster Session with Stevenage Leisure @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre
May 19 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

An intense exercise routine designed to test and strengthen your whole body! Come and try, FOR FREE, the popular exercise class available at Knights and North Herts Leisure Centre. All you need is to wear some exercise clothes and bring some water and you can burn some calories before enjoying the delights of The Street Fair.

Entry by ticket only available at Baldock Community Centre. Max 25

Solar Viewing @ The White Lion Baldock High Street
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We have all looked up at the night sky and marvelled at the stars and the moon swirling above us. Some of us may have used binoculars or a telescope to look in more detail.

But how many of us have looked at the sun?

Not very many………..Why?

Well, it’s very bright, hurts your eyes, and if you put a lens in the way will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!

Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) in conjunction with The Baldock Festival have organised a solar viewing day to change this!

Come along between12:00 and 16:00 when there will be specialist equipment and members of LDAS available to let you look at the sun safely and join the small group of people who have observed the sun!

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This variety concert, staged by Herts Variety, will include lots of songs for you to join in with.  The concert will be in aid of charity.

I know lots of you missed us at Christmas so I hope you will join us during the Festival where all the money raised from the shows will go to the Garden House Hospice. Dorrie Randall will be available for orders on 01462 628219 or you can get tickets at Baldock Community Centre.

Licensed bar

See also Friday 18th May

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Roxy Searle @ Stylus @ Stylus Lounge, High St, SG7 6BG
May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Come and join us for a chilled out evening listening to cool acoustic covers from the talented local singer Roxy Searle.

 

May
20
Sun
2018
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 20 @ 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 of prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, teas and coffees provided by Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre with cakes on sale by the Brownies/Guides. 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 £2.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival.
    • If you can pre-enter for this event, as entry will be on a first come basis with entry forms getting priority.
    • Forms will be available on the day to be completed or download one from this website.

Car Show Entry Form 2018

  • 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 can take a look around some of the splendid Baldock hidden gems.

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All proceeds will go support the running and development of Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre.

Roman Baldock, also the last chance to see The Motor Trade in Baldock @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New display looking at the history, trade and culture of the Roman town of Baldock based on the latest research; illustrated with finds from the numerous archaeological excavations that have taken place here. Display courtesy of NHDC Archaeology Department. Also second-hand history books for sale and an opportunity to look through albums of old Baldock photographs.

Also the last chance to see The Motor Trade in Baldock

Also on May 19th

 

Rotary in Baldock presents, Open Gardens @ Around Baldock, SG7 6AX
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Another chance to look around some of Baldock’s hidden gardens.

  • Organised by Baldock Rotary Club
  • The opportunity to enjoy gardens large and small
  • Take refreshments in the courtyard at Templars (between 2.00pm and 4.00pm)
  • Listen to the Bygrave Handbell Ringers

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.

All proceeds from this event will go to the charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year.
http://www.baldockrotary.co.uk

https://twitter.com/BaldockClub

The Chiltern West Gallery Quire @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 20 @ 3:00 pm

The CWGQ is a group of around twenty-five singers and instrumentalists, performing the distinctive psalms, hymns, anthems and carols that were sung in the west galleries of English country churches in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Cream teas and Pimms (and other refreshments)

The Blox at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 20 @ 4:00 pm
THE BLOX are six dedicated geezers who got together to recreate the music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Music which is comprised of elements of funk, jazz, blues, reggae, even vaudeville.
May
24
Thu
2018
Powering Victorian London @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Powering Victorian London: the use of steam-powered hydraulics in the docks, industry and other surprising places.

Baldock Museum & Local History Society talk by Anthony King of H.M. Tower of London