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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.

May
4
Sat
2019
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

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/

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

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.

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.

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

May
8
Wed
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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
Horticultural Society Talk @ Knights Templar School, 6th form common room accessed via Weston Way
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
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.

May
18
Sat
2019
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.

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!

May
19
Sun
2019
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.