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May
3
Fri
2019
Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details . Contact info@baldockbeerfestival.org.

Traditional Nigerian Meal @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

Come and try this authentic cuisine for a taste of Africa! Booking is essential

Band at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 3 @ 8:00 pm
Crafties Event
May 3 @ 10:01 pm – 11:01 pm
Free 1st Aid Training
May 3 @ 10:03 pm – 11:03 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
Sewing B’s @ Sewing B's, Mansfield Rd, SG7 6EB
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bag making workshop, try out your sewing skills by making a reversible bag. Cost includes all materials. session limited to 5 people

Light Lunches @ St. Marys Church Hall, Church Street, SG7 5AE
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ploughmans style lunches (including a pudding) available at competitive rates.

Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 03 May and Sunday 05 May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Champagne Afternoon ‘Tea’ @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea on Saturday 4th May.

Tea will be served in the United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street at 2pm. We would ask you to arrive at 2pm. You will then have your table for 2 hours until 4pm. This gives you plenty of time to chat and enjoy your tea.

You will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne. Your afternoon tea will consist of sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including vegetarian, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes. We are unable to cater for specialist diets.

Tickets cost £12.50 and children (up to 12) pay £6. Tickets are not available to buy on the door so please buy in advance from the Community Centre.

May Day Murder Mystery @ St. Marys Church Hall, back of St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Baldock Town Twinning Association presents a Murder Mystery

‘May Day Murder’

This year’s play has been written by one of our own members of Baldock Town Twinning.

In recognition of the centenary of the end of the Great War, this play is a tribute to those who had to rebuild life in Hertfordshire after the war.

Set in a North Herts town in 1919…….could it be Baldock? The trauma of rebuilding their lives presents numerous problems resulting in a murder within the family of the local gentry.

As usual Dinner will be served during the interval, but please bring along your own nibbles for the evening.

The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper plus, of course, dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the Murder Mystery entertainment and a raffle.

Come and join us for an evening of nourishment and entertainment written by one of our own.

May
5
Sun
2019
Obstacle Arena Family Fun @ The Arena, Norton Rd, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Muddy Good Family Fun at Baldock’s very own Obstacle Arena!

Join us for an hour of running, jumping, climbing, crawling, swinging, balancing and getting thoroughly wet & muddy around our outdoor obstacle arena. Suitable for adults and children aged 3 and over (those aged 6 and under must be accompanied around the circuit by an adult). For more information about Fit 4 OCR at The Obstacle Arena visit our website at http://www.fit4ocr.com/

Messy Church @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Messy Church is about having fun with all the family! Join us for a delicious lunch (vegetarian option available). There will be craft, activities and games around the church including a short service. No charge – donations welcome.

Sunday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Friday 03 May and Saturday 04 May)

year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a Carvery style Sunday Lunch, dessert, cheese and biscuits. Price also includes a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice. The bar will be open.

There will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.

Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historic Walk @ Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30 start
May 5 @ 2:15 pm

TBC

Also on Monday 6th May and Sunday 12th May

Classique sing Music from the movies and 1976 @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 5 @ 2:30 pm

This event will be held by the “The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal”. It will be a ticket event only, tickets to be bought in advance and tickets are available on the door.

Come and join us for an afternoon of songs from movies and 1976.

Classique are a singing group who are all from Baldock who sing at the local care homes,  for other groups in the town, including the W.I, The Senior Club, The Royal British Legion and many more.  If you would like more information about us you can contact the Secretary  J.Middleton on 01462 640010.

Baldock Irish Festival @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

BALDOCK IRISH FESTIVAL
Sunday … Beer fest (3 to 5 pm ) and Templars ( 8 to … )

Also Bank Holiday Monday Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX. 12.30-9.00pm

This year sees the 9th holding of the Baldock Fleadh (or Irish Festival) now a fixture on many a trad musicians calendar It will start at the tale end of the BALDOCK BEER FESTIVAL in the beer tent with a drink up session between 3/5 pm on Sunday afternoon The welcome session follows  at 8.00pm at Templars in the high street  ( special rates for musicians staying that night )

Monday. The Fleadh (festival) day will start at noon with musicians
gathering at The Boot for vouchers , and continuing at The Cock, The Boot
and The White Lion  ( and maybe Templars if numbers allow ) all
afternoon. There will be Irish Dancing from 4 pm up and down the venues …
listen for the tapping feet !

Keep an eye on the festival website for more details. Any queries or
help with accommodation please contact Brian Burke on 07768 274037.

Band at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 5 @ 4:00 pm
May
6
Mon
2019
Historic Walk @ Meet outside the Community Centre
May 6 @ 10:15 am

Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 10.15am for 10.30 start (NB: This is a morning walk)

Historic Walk

Also on Sunday 5th and 12th May

Baldock Irish Festival @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 6 @ 12:00 pm

BALDOCK IRISH FESTIVAL
Sunday … Beer fest (3 to 5 pm ) and Templars ( 8 to … ) Bank Holiday Monday Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX. 12.30-9.00pm

This year sees the 9th holding of the Baldock Fleadh (or Irish Festival) now a fixture on many a trad musicians calendar It will start at the tale end of the BALDOCK BEER FESTIVAL in the beer tent with a drink up session between 3/5 pm on Sunday afternoon The welcome session follows  at 8.00pm at Templars in the high street  ( special rates for musicians staying that night )

Monday. The Fleadh (festival) day will start at noon with musicians
gathering at The Boot for vouchers , and continuing at The Cock, The Boot
and The White Lion  ( and maybe Templars if numbers allow ) all
afternoon. There will be Irish Dancing from 4 pm up and down the venues …
listen for the tapping feet !

Keep an eye on the festival website for more details. Any queries or
help with accommodation please contact Brian Burke on 07768 274037.

Bowls Club Open Day @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and try your hand at bowls. There will be people from the club on hand to give you coaching. You are asked to wear flat shoes to protect the greens. Tea and biscuits will be available in the pavilion afterwards and the bar will be open.

For more information phone Brian on 01462 672361.

Netball is FUN! @ Netball Courts, Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and try out the fastest growing sport in the country. Netball!!!  All ages and abilities welcome so come and see what it’s all about.

All you need is your trainers and a sense of fun!

Cricket Match @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A nail-biting match will be played between Baldock Cricket Club and the Orange Tree All Stars with coaching available at the nets if you want to give batting or bowling a try.

Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 6 @ 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 14 and 16.

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
May
8
Wed
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Library Event
May 8 @ 1:36 pm – 2:36 pm
Afternoon Tea to support Christian Aid @ Methodist Church Whitehorse Street SG7 6QB
May 8 @ 3:00 pm

Tea and cakes will be served during the afternoon.
Everyone welcome. Free entry.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Weston Way Nursery School, Weston Way, SG7 6HD
May 8 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

This Teddy Bears’ Picnic, organised by Weston Way Nursery School, is for children aged seven and under who must be accompanied by an adult.

Entertainment will be provided by Phil Perry and there will also be a raffle.

Bring your own picnic and teddy, too. If wet, the event may be cancelled; phone Weston Way Nursery to check: 01462 892172.

Fine Beer Tasting with The Garden City Brewery @ Coach from Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 8 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Coach from Baldock Community Centre 18:45 sharp – 20:45

Have you ever wondered how a micro brewery works? If the answer is YES join us on our new event to visit Garden City Brewery in Letchworth. You will meet the Head Brewer, be shown around the brewery and then sample 6 fine ales, complete with tasting notes. For those who wish to drink more, the bar will be open for you to buy another pint or two, and you can come back on the later coach (there is a second session)  if you like!

 

Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

May
9
Thu
2019
Baldock Board games group @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This will be a free event where people can come down and play some board games, this is aimed at adults but children will be welcome also. It will run from 7pm to 11pm

See also Thursday 16th May

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

Minibus Event
May 9 @ 9:44 pm – 10:44 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Baldock’s Voices @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 10 @ 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.

Tea Dance @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come along and enjoy this tea dance where you will be able to take part in both ballroom and sequence dancing.

No previous experience is necessary, just turn up and join in the fun.

Hartsfield School Family Fun Trail @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PB
May 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come and join the family fun trail around Hartsfield School grounds. Lots of exploring and activities.  Everyone who completes the trail receives a prize!

Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.

Refreshments will be available.

Cocktails Masterclass @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A cocktails masterclass!  Your ticket price includes 4 cocktails and some canapes, it will involve demonstrations, games and cocktails.

Festival Fun Quiz @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 7:00 pm

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
This is a light-hearted quiz for all abilities. Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. The number of teams accepted is limited to 25, so send your entries in pronto! Licensed bar, waiter/waitress service.

Stevenage Male Voice Choir @ Baldock Methodist, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 10 @ 7:30 pm

The evening is a mixture of the Stevenage Male Voice Choir’s varied and extensive repertoire which covers all genres of music, including show songs, popular standards, blues, spirituals and some religious and opera pieces. So there is something for everyone.

  1. A Cole Porter Medley (full)
  2. I Got Rhythm
  3. Fields of Gold
  4. Kumbayah
  5. Stout Hearted Men
  6. Autumn Leaves
  7. Ben Ward piano solo
  8. Heat of my Hearts
  9. The Show must go on
  10. Stormy Weather
  11. Some Enchanted Evening
  12. The Rose
  13. Ben Solo
  14. An American Trilogy
  15. Skylark
  16. Salut d’amour
  17. Over the Rainbow
  18. 60 Years of Harmony
  19. Gwahoddiad
May
11
Sat
2019
Big Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you like making tea time treats, especially scones,biscuits, small and large cakes?

You are invited to take part in the Big Baldock Tea Time.

Bring your choice of one or more of the four categories down to the Baldock Community Centre from 10am onwards to be judged by Clive Draper, the bakery manager of Days of Ashwell at 12 noon.

There are two groups Adult and Child (under 13), each with a prize for first and second places given by Days of Ashwell

When the judging is over you might want to sell what you have made slices or individual items in aid of the Sue Ryder  or take them home.

Entry forms can be obtained from and then returned to the Community Centre.

Book Fair in aid of Garden House Hospice @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Book fair in aid of Garden House Hospice. Come and pick up a bargain and donate books in the box in the community centre.

Clothall Road – Allotment Open Day @ Wallington Road Allotments, SG7 6RS
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at North Road Allotment site

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.


For more information visit http://www.balga-online.co.uk

 or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

North Road Allotments Open Day @ North Road Allotments, SG7 5BX
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at Clothall Road allotment site.

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.
For more information visit
www.balga-online.co.uk or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

Sewing B’s @ Sewing B's, Mansfield Rd, SG7 6EB
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bag making workshop, try out your sewing skills by making a reversible bag. Cost includes all materials. session limited to 5 people

KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2019 KTS Jazz Spectacular promises to be a fantastic evening of Jazz and Swing.
Under the direction of Mrs Elinor Guinane, the KTS All Stars Big Band will present a programme of old favourites as well as some fantastic new charts. The evening will also feature the junior KTS Little Big Band, directed by Mrs Heather Johnson, as well as ‘The Gabriel Taylor Trio’, whose recent performances include playing at school functions and Hitchin’s Club 85. The KTS Parent’s Association will be running a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks. Please note that tickets will not be available on the evening and must be bought in advance.

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, 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
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. 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 @ Weston Hills, Meet Woodland Way entrance, SG7 6LR
May 12 @ 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

Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Roman Pot FragmentsPot Fragments

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!

 

Historic Walk @ Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30 start
May 12 @ 2:15 pm

TBC

Also on Monday 6th May and Sunday 12th May

Band at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Kids Pizza Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 12 @ 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.

Balstock Fundraiser Quiz @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All proceeds going towards Balstock, will be a general music quiz with some inventive rounds thrown in, there will be a £50 voucher for the winners and drinks prizes on the night.

May
13
Mon
2019
Evening burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 13 @ 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 are must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order. Lights will be needed, depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

OWH Event @ The Old White Horse, 1 Station Road, Baldock
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Keith’s Talk @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 7:45 pm
May
14
Tue
2019
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 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 6 and 16.

Traditional Home cooked Buffet night @ Bombay Bistro, Bell Row, SG7 6AP
May 14 @ 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 14 @ 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.

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.

Cash prizes

May
15
Wed
2019
Christian Aid Coffee Morning and ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 15 @ 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.

Baldock Musuem @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea @ The George @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Afternoon Tea, including sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and bottomless tea.  The event from 12pm to 6pm, please contact The George directly  to book a slot, either call in or contact them on 01462 490500.

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 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.

Horticultural Society Talk @ Knights Templar School, 6th form common room accessed via Weston Way
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Folk Club
May 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
Mystery Tour @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 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 6 and 14.

Baldock Board games group @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This will be a free event where people can come down and play some board games, this is aimed at adults but children will be welcome also. It will run from 7pm to 11pm

See also Thursday 9th May

Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Baldock Community Orchestra presents, Festival Favourites! Bizet to Beatles, Sousa to Skyfall.

The BCO was formed just over three and a half years ago. The brainchild of two local professional musicians Catherine Wilmer and Rachel Thomas. Rachel is the current Musical Director.

The BCO ethos is to promote a wide repertoire of music to as many people as possible. It provides a unique opportunity for young people and anyone wishing to return to playing to play in an Orchestra again. The players come from Baldock and the surrounding area. Since its formation the Orchestra has been based in Baldock.

It rehearses Thursday nights (term time) Please see Facebook for more details.

During its short existence the Orchestra has performed in several Baldock locations, The Heritage centre, Orange Tree pub, St John’s School and tonight’s venue the URC church. It has supported several Baldock events, playing at the Beer Festival and Christmas Fair. Other concerts have been given in Hinxworth, Letchworth. Christmas time a small ensemble from the Orchestra played at two local residential homes.

 

The Mobb @ St Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

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, featuring music from the movies. 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.

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 16 @ 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.

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Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 17 @ 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

Events @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 17 @ 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

BAAHC – Singer
May 17 @ 9:58 pm – 10:58 pm
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Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details required – Although following timing discussed as follows
10:30 – 12 – Morris
1-120 – Zumba
1:20 – 2pm other dance ? May pole dancing
2pm Zumba
2:20 procession

Confirmed
Tricky Micky
Animal experience petting zoo in the Community Centre
Maypole dancing and choir from Hartsfield School 1pm by the war memorial
Medieval Combat Society will come back this year – they were the good reenactors

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 18 @ 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.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting

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.

Total Body Workout Taster Session with Stevenage Leisure @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 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 18 @ 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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Solar Viewing @ The White Lion Baldock High Street
May 18 @ 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!

Events @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock, High St, Baldock SG7 6BG, UK
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
School Disco @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stylus @ Stylus Lounge, High St, SG7 6BG
May 18 @ 8:00 pm
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Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 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 prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with teas and coffees in the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. 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 £3.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
  • If you can, please pre-register for this event, as entry will be on a first come basis with priority parking for pre-registered vehicles – download and entry form from this website
  • Forms will be available on the day to be completed

Car Show Form 2019

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

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

 

Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rotary in Baldock presents, Open Gardens @ Around Baldock, SG7 6AX
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Open gardens around Baldock organised by Baldock Rotary Club. The opportunity to enjoy gardens large and small. Refreshments at Templars between 2pm and 4pm, where you will be able to hear Bygrave Handbell Ringers.

Tickets £6 (accompanied children U’16 go free) from Community centre in advance or from Templars on the day. Ticket will include map and a minibus will operate to and from Templars to gardens on request. All proceeds from this event will go to charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year.

Band at the Hen and Chickens @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Events @ The Cock @ The Cock Baldock
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Soapbox Rally
May 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm