With the opening of the Baldock Arts & Heritage centre a whole new range of events has been able to be added covering differents Arts and Drama
The following events are on during the festival:
The films at Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre are shown monthly and the one chosen for showing during the Festival is the popular ‘Downton Abbey’ (PG).
Watch the film in the relaxed atmosphere of the Arts & Heritage Centre, where the bar is open throughout and members of the audience are welcome to stay on afterwards to discuss the film or make suggestions for further showings.
Doors and bar open at 7.00pm.
This year’s play features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one.
The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper, dessert, plus paying bar (no BYO, please).This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.
- Baldock Town Twinning Association is once more presenting a murder mystery evening. The play has again been written by one of our members and features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one. This year’s play is set in 1943 during the dark days of the 2nd world war and includes a 2020 reflection on the events that took place on the 6th May 1943. You will be given ration cards which will list the ingredients of this year’s supper; 1943 rural communities fared better than the towns, so expect good quality food which will be served during the intervals. If you wish to dress in 1940’s attire, please do so, it will add to the atmosphere.
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 with some ‘unusual’ prizes. This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.
Local best-selling author Zoë Folbigg will be speaking about her novels and the real-life inspiration behind them, as well as signing books.
Maud, Ivy and Albert carry on reminiscing about Baldock in years gone by. Based on Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook.
A special night in association with Baldock Folk Club, featuring two great local bands. Beans & Biscuits are a Western Swing outfit, that play both types of music – Country AND Western!
Sharing the billing with them will be local favourites Got Jus Wrex who have been performing lively Irish Traditional music for 25 years.
Free entry, donations welcome.
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.
Baldock High Street
Fifty colourful craft and local charity stalls will line the High Street, along with the following highlights in the performance area:-
‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances including Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.
Try Circus Skills – Throughout the day you can learn to juggle, hula hoop, walk on stilts, or ride a unicycle, with expert advice and learning tips from Try Circus Skills, for children and adults.
Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
Sandy Ukelele Group – From 1.30 to 2.30pm, playing classic tunes from the 50s 60s and 70s, along with some reasonably modern stuff.
Zumba Display – Maureen Dudley will be doing her usual display in the arena.
Morris Dancing at various places around the High Street and pubs starting from the The White Lion at 10.30.