Calendar

Apr
26
Tue
Faith and Climate: A talk by Christian Aid on the effects of climate change @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm

Phil Evens, local representative for Christian Aid will be speaking about the work of this humanitarian charity and how his Christian faith has influenced the decisions that he makes in this area.

There will be locally-sourced refreshments and stalls celebrating products that do their best to reduce the impact of climate change.

Apr
29
Fri
Baldock Country Market @ The Victoria, Sun Street, SG7 6QA
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Baldock Country Market where we make it ourselves, grow it ourselves or bake it ourselves will be back at the Victoria Public House in Sun Street on Fridays. We look forward to seeing you all at 9.00am. Don’t forget we also have free-range eggs and apple juice and lots of fresh vegetables as well as many crafted items. The coffee bar will be open serving teas and coffees including lattes and cappuccinos.

Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer Festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12 noon until close at 10pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

There will be a separate prosecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian 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, for more information, including band and beer lists, see the website baldockbeerfestival.org or Baldock Beer Festival Facebook page for more details. Contact info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Hen and Chickens Live Music: Open Mic Night – CANCELLED @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

Come and join us at The Hen and Chickens for the last Friday of the month Open Mic Night

on Friday 29th April and Friday 27th May.

For more details keep an eye on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/TalithaTallett

 

 

Apr
30
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
Apr 30 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make three of their fantastic cocktails with the top mixologist Richard!

During your session you will be provided with everything you need to recreate some of Chez Burton’s infamous cocktails, you will also be entertained with some fun and games along the way, and small plates and nibbles. All of this is included in the ticket price!

Sessions must be pre-booked with Chez Burton. Make sure to book yours early as spaces are very limited!

There will also be an opportunity to pre-order cocktail kits to take home with you!

 

Fire Station – CANCELLED @ Baldock Fire station, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
Apr 30 all-day

Fire Station open day – At the time on going to press we cannot confirm whether this great community event will go ahead because of the emergency services restrictions due to Covid guidelines. However, please check out the Baldock Festival website and our  Baldock Festical Facebook page for updates.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 29th April and Sunday 1st May)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer Festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 4pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 10pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

There will be a separate prosecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian 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.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes, for more information, including band and beer lists, see the website baldockbeerfestival.org or Baldock Beer Festival Facebook page for more details.

Band Night at the White Lion @ The White Lion, High Street, SG7 6BJ
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We’re the pride of Baldock and we like a party, so we always have plenty of events and live music planned for you to enjoy.

The band on will be Bad Rabbit, a four-piece Rock group, who will be playing your favourite tunes from Foo Fighters, Muse, The Police, Arctic Monkeys and many more.

May
1
Sun
Clothall Common – 2000 years of history @ Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, SG7 6RS
May 1 @ 10:45 am

(See also Monday 2nd May and Sunday 8th May)

Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, 10.45am for 11.00am start
Local historian Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll around Clothall Common to discover 2000 years of its history – from the Romans and the leper hospital to Homes for Heroes and to the present day. This gentle walk, with frequent stops, will last about 1.5 hours.

Tickets must be purchased before the event and are limited to 20 for each walk.

Messy Church @ St. Mary's Church Hall, St. Marys Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 1 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Family-friendly event aimed at primary school-age children. Come and join us for lunch, crafts and activities and a short service on the theme of Meeting Jesus.

Lunch will be tuna pasta bake (with vegetarian option) followed by dessert.

If you can please e-mail messychurchbaldock@gmail.com so we can get an idea of numbers for catering purposes.

 

Sunday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

(see also Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer Festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 4pm, all day Saturday and 12 noon until close at 10pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

There will be a separate prosecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegetarian 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, for more information, including band and beer lists, see the website baldockbeerfestival.org or Baldock Beer Festival Facebook page for more details. Contact info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Dannys Disco @ The Vic @ The Victoria, Sun Street, SG7 6QA
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Come and boogie the night away with the ever-popular Danny’s Disco playing all your favourite hits and tracks from across the ages!

Hen and Chickens Live Music: So 80s @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 1 @ 8:00 pm

 

The Hen and Chickens will be hosting all the best of the 80s

performed by the amazing duo of Duncan Maletka and Marcus Rex.

May
2
Mon
Netball is FUN! @ Netball Courts, Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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 are your trainers and a sense of fun!

Clothall Common – 2000 years of history – sold out (see May 1st and 8th) @ Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, SG7 6RS
May 2 @ 10:15 am

(See also Sunday 1st May May and Sunday 8th May)

Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, 10.15am for 10.30am start
Local historian Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll around Clothall Common to discover 2000 years of its history – from the Romans and the leper hospital to Homes for Heroes and to the present day. This gentle walk, with frequent stops, will last about 1.5 hours.

Tickets must be purchased before the event and are limited to 20 for each walk.

Baldock Irish Festival @ The Cock Baldock, High St, SG7 6BG, UK
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

County Baldock’s 13th Irish Festival  – The Fleadh is back for 2022. The aim is to recreate a small Irish town fleadh (festival) with a great day of Irish Music and dancing across three venues.

Musicians will gather for vouchers in The Cock pub from 12, and across the other two venues of the White Lion and Café Luna on the High Street.  Music will switch between the three venues and then the Irish dancing from the Maria Grant school of dancing will start from 3pm across all three venues, through into the evening.

Any queries, requests to play or help please contact Brian Burke on 07768274037. Come and enjoy the music and Craic … Cheoil Agus Craic.

Cricket Match @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Just turn up from 12:30pm and play from 1pm!

For more details please phone Sean Smith on 07530532172

Bowls Club Open Day @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 2 @ 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 the Club on 01462 892059.

May
3
Tue
Ghost Walk @ Meet outside The Cock, High St, SG7 6BG
May 3 all-day

This guided walk will take you around the ghostly sites of Baldock, starting from The Cock and ending at The Orange Tree.

There will be three timed walks at the following times, advance tickets only:

  • 7.45pm – SOLD OUT
  • 8.00pm
  • 8.15pm
2-4-1 Burgers at the White Lion @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bursting with character, the White Lion sits proudly in the middle of the High Street in Baldock and has been here since at least 1839 when the first publican, John Little was recorded. We have a huge, fully enclosed beer garden and plenty of room inside at the bar too. We serve a selection of real ales, ciders and lagers and a comprehensive selection of wines and spirits.

On Tuesday nights all burgers will be two for the price of one.

Tuesday Night Bingo @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

Bingo is back at The Hen and Chickens every Tuesday evening. Come early to ensure getting a table. Cash prizes up to £100!!

£10 for the first full round of 4 tickets + £2.50 each if you wish to have more.

For more details keep an eye on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/TalithaTallett

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The usual Tuesday pub quiz at The Orange Tree with a festival theme. All profits from the Quiz to support the Baldock Festival. Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table.

May
4
Wed
Baldock Museum – Baldock in 1881 @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Saturday 7 May and Wednesday 11 May, 11am -3pm)

Baldock in 1881, a display based on newspaper articles, the trade directory and the census showing the life of the late-Victorian town in all its aspects: the breweries and maltings, pubs and shops, churches and schools, entertainments and events and much more.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

Traditional Fish and Chips Supper @ The Maltings Fish and Chips, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and join us at a new event and sit down for a two-course meal in the newly refurbished Maltings restaurant on the High Street.

You can eat your traditional cod and chips (veggie alternative available on request) with a soft drink and pudding, whilst you listen to a few sea shanties and a very fishy playlist.

 

Enigma: A Brief History of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II @ The Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Baldock Festival committee is delighted and proud to host, once again, the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will deliver an honest and entertaining talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II. A new talk for this year with the highlight of the evening remaining the opportunity to see, experience and touch a real, working, Enigma machine – as used by Benedict Cumberbatch from ‘The Imitation Game’. A truly memorable evening for all who attend.
Refreshments will be available.

More Info
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.

Quiz night at the White Lion @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock, SG7 6BJ
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

On the first Wednesday of each month we have quiz night, come with a team and pit your wits against the brains of Baldock –  with a bar tab to the winners!

The Old White Horse Quiz Night @ Old White Horse, Station Road, SG7 5BS
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Come and join us for our quiz night every Wednesday at 7.00pm. 1st prize £50 voucher

Festival Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

We are honoured to welcome Dr Nick Morgan for an evening tasting fine and rare whiskies.

Nick will also talk about his new book, ‘Everything You Need to Know About Whisky: (But are too afraid to ask)’ and you’ll be able to buy copies of the book for Nick to sign on the night.
Strictly for over 18s only. Attendees are advised to eat before attending and not to drive after the event.
Sponsored by The Whisky Exchange. Ticket Only Event.

Open Evening in the Tower – ALL Tickets Gone @ St. Mary's Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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. Tickets in advance only

May
5
Thu
Cheese and Wine Night @ The White Lion, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buy any bottle of wine and get a free cheeseboard

A Life in Cooking at The Arbury @ The Arbury, Whitehorse Street , SG7 6QN
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An interactive supper club and cookery demonstration featuring a selection of dishes from Martin Nisbet chef/owner of The Arbury career.
Hosted by Martin himself the evening will be full of tips and tricks to help with your own cooking and a few anecdotes thrown in for fun.
Served on our communal table the menu will include canapés, homemade bread along with why he started making it, the legendary Arbury twice-baked cheese soufflé, a sea bass dish, the first fish he ever filleted, beef fillet and Oxtail……….why??? Well, Martin is unsure as the memory is not a great one, once the story is told you will understand why. Finely to finish a dessert soufflé because they are delicious, misunderstood, scary and he spent nearly four years making them everyday!
As well as Martin demonstrating the dishes and telling the stories that go along with them, you will have a fantastic evening with great conversation, meeting new friends and of course, you will be given a copy of all the recipes so you recreate them at home for yourselves, family and friends.
Oh, I nearly forgot, we will even throw in matching wines to drink with your dinner.
Please note on this occasion we will not be able to cater for any alternative menu choices, allergies or intolerances.

Menu

A life in cooking menu @ The Arbury Canapés on arrival
Martin’s 30th-time lucky bread “That Bloody souffle”
The Arbury twice-baked cheese soufflé, walnut and parmesan salad
“Coming to London”
Pan-fried wild sea bass, red pepper ragout, parsley and garlic veloute
“It all came good in the end, Just”
Roasted fillet of beef, slow-cooked oxtail, potato puree, English asparagus
“They told me I was mad”
Grand Marnier soufflé, orange yoghurt ice cream
And matching wine included
May
6
Fri
Baldock Country Market @ The Victoria, Sun Street, SG7 6QA
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Baldock Country Market where we make it ourselves, grow it ourselves or bake it ourselves will be back at the Victoria Public House in Sun Street on Fridays. We look forward to seeing you all at 9.00am. Don’t forget we also have free-range eggs and apple juice and lots of fresh vegetables as well as many crafted items. The coffee bar will be serving teas and coffees including lattes and cappuccinos.

Platinum Jubilee Fun Trail @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Road, SG7 6PB
May 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
The Hartsfield Platinum Jubilee Fun Trial – A fun outdoor event exploring the seventy years of the queen’s reign. An event for all ages with prizes for the children. Refreshments will be on sale.
Drumming for Beginners @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

An introduction to drumming for primary age children, where participants will be taught how to perform a tune from a choice of two. They will be taught by Ed Stacey as a part of his gold DofE. Ed is in lower sixth of the Knights Templar School in Baldock. During the session students will have a short demonstration of the tune they have chosen, they will then be taught it with the final few minutes to be used to perform the tune. Parents or carers must be present at all times.

Each lesson is 20 minutes long and can be booked at Baldock Community Centre. All proceeds will go to support the KTS DofE programme.

Children aged 12 or under, no prior drumming experience required.

Bingo! @ St Marys Junior School, St Mary’s Way, SG7 6HY
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Doors open at 6.30pm, first call at 7.30pm.
We will be running a raffle and a licensed bar with lots of tasty treats and snacks to keep you going all evening.  Eyes down everyone…
Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

Refreshments will be available.

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

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Baldock Community Centre welcomes the ever-popular Festival Fun Quiz with a brand new Quizmistress, for the usual light-hearted quiz for all abilities.
Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. Limited to 25 teams only, so get your entries in as soon as possible.
Licensed bar with table service.

Flanders And Swann @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

Come and enjoy all your old favourites including ‘The Gnu’, ‘Transport of Delight’, ‘The Slow Train’ and of course ‘The Hippopotamus’. Join us for an evening of unashamed nostalgia and fun with plenty of chances to join in. Rosy glow guaranteed!

Pay bar and complimentary canapés included

May
7
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 7 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make 3 of their fantastic cocktails with the top mixologist Richard!

During your session you will be provided with everything you need to recreate some of Chez Burton’s infamous cocktails, you will also be entertained with some fun and games along the way, and small plates and nibbles. All of this is included in the ticket price!

Sessions must be pre-booked with Chez Burton. Make sure to book yours early as spaces are very limited!

There will also be an opportunity to pre-order cocktail kits to take home with you!

 

Book Fair in Aid of Garden House Hospice @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every year, thousands of pre-loved books are donated to this wonderful event.

Our annual Book Fair regularly raises about £800 for Garden House Hospice, so come and pick up some bargains and if you like, donate your own spare books at the Baldock Community Centre.

Great Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 7 @ 10:00 am
The Great Baldock Bake Off! 
Do you make tea-time temptations?

You are invited to take part in the Festival’s cake-making competition!

Sponsored by Days of Ashwell and judged by their own Paul Hollywood, Bakery Manager of Days Clive Draper.

There are two ages of entrants: adult and child up to the age of 13 and each age group have three categories for judging:

  • Decorated Cakes – inspired by the Festival’s theme ‘eco’
  • Undecorated Cakes
  • Biscuits

Decorated cakes and biscuits should be inspired by the Festival’s theme ‘Eco’

You can either take your entry home after judging or leave them to be sold in aid of the Garden House Hospice.

Registration forms can be obtained from Baldock Community Centre up to 6 May or downloaded here: Baldock Bake Off Form 2022

Bring your cakes down to Baldock Community Centre at 10am, judging will take place at 12 noon.

Happy baking – look forward to seeing you on the day!

Baldock Museum – Baldock in 1881 @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Saturday 7 May and Wednesday 11 May, 11am -3pm)

Baldock in 1881, a display based on newspaper articles, the trade directory and the census showing the life of the late-Victorian town in all its aspects: the breweries and maltings, pubs and shops, churches and schools, entertainments and events and much more.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Local Archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews will be on hand to identify any interesting objects, from any period, you might have found in your attic, garden or the countryside, and to answer questions about our ancient town. Metal detectorists welcome.

Ecofest 2022 @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX.
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Baldock Beats Waste for this free event, on the High Street, which encourages us all to think about climate change, going green, and how we can all live more sustainably by providing an opportunity to meet and chat with various groups and organisations.

There will also be an assortment of shop stalls selling fantastic sustainable and green products plus food and drink.

 

‘Hints and Tips for Improving Your Mobile Phone Photographs’ @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 2:30 pm

Peter Freeman will demonstrate easy ways that you can improve the photographs you take from your mobile phone.
Tea/coffee/biscuits included in ticket price.

‘Fake’: A Murder Mystery presented by The Town Twinning Association @ St. Mary's Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

This year’s play, organised by The Town Twinning Association and again written by one of their members, is set on Eurostar in 2022 as it pulls into the Gare du Nord in Paris. The characters and scenarios are fictitious but will delve into the murky world of global internet dating. The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper and dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the murder mystery entertainment and a raffle.

This event sells out quickly and numbers are limited this year to 80 tickets so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.

Festival Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins for tasting this year!

Your hosts, Tara and Alistair, will guide you through the subtle aromas of the botanicals and the nuances they contribute to the overall taste and flavour.

Not only that, you’ll be shown the perfect serve for each drink to give maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so get them early before they go!

Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
8
Sun
Conservation Task at Ivel Springs with Friends of Baldock Green Spaces @ Ivel Springs, meet at North Road Allotment car park
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join Friends of Baldock Green Spaces at Ivel Springs to help your local green space be a great place for wildlife and walks. You will be assisting with path clearance, litter picking and tree management!

Please wear suitable clothes and strong boots and bring food if staying all day. Tools, training, protective equipment and hot drinks will be provided. Children under 16 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

For more information please contact the Friends Team on email fobgs1@gmail.com or facebook.com/fobgs

Clothall Common – 2000 years of history @ Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, SG7 6RS
May 8 @ 2:15 pm

(See also Sunday 1st May May and Monday 2nd May)

Meet on Wallington Road by the Clothall Common sign, 2.15pm for 2.30pm start
Local historian Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll around Clothall Common to discover 2000 years of its history – from the Romans and the leper hospital to Homes for Heroes and to the present day. This gentle walk, with frequent stops, will last about 1.5 hours.

Tickets must be purchased before the event and are limited to 20 for each walk.

Gregynog Ensemble @ Baldock Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 8 @ 3:30 pm

The Gregynog Ensemble returns to play the wonderful Clarinet Quintet by Brahms, along with a new work by Frederick Naftel called Soliloquy, Nocture and Scherzo. The Quintet comprises Rob Hughes and Lesley Pearce on violins, Heather Birt on viola , Lucinda Wright on cello and Baldock clarinettist, Alison Eales.

Refreshments will be available at the interval.

Hen and Chickens Live Music: Eminence Front @ The Hen and Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 8 @ 4:00 pm

As part of its regular Sunday Live Music sessions, The Hen and Chickens will be hosting Eminence Front. They got together towards the end of summer 2021, when the 5 Experienced members came together to form a new band.

Their music will cover a fine selection of classic rock covers, mainly 70s with a couple of 50s, 60s and a few surprise songs thrown in. Loud and lively!

Kids Pizza Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Road, Baldock SG7 5BS
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring the kids down for a fun and educational lesson in the art of pizza making!! Learn from our professionally trained pizza chefs and enjoy eating something that you created!.

Arrive from 4.30pm, kids will be given pizza dough and a range of toppings. Create your own pizza, get it cooked in our wood-fired oven and then eat your delicious creation.  Also included is ice-cream and unlimited squash

Hymns and Desserts, hosted by Pam Rhodes of BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ @ St. Mary's Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Pam Rhodes will lead us in a selection of her favourite hymns from 6pm at St Mary’s Church.

The choir and audience, if they wish to sing along, will be accompanied by the organ before a variety of desserts are served.

The ticket price includes a choice of puddings.

May
9
Mon
Celtic North Herts @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

A talk by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews on a little-known aspect of local history.

Euchre Cards @ Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

The Euchre (yu’ker) comes to Baldock. Three keen Euchre players are hoping to enthuse others in Baldock about this great card game often played in the seaside towns of Devon and Cornwall. Two sets of pairs compete to win tricks – similar to Bridge/ Whist however there is a twist!!

Don’t worry all will be explained. You don’t need to be a couple, tables of four will be created on the night.

The numbers are limited to enable an ‘expert’ to supervise each table. No need to bring anything, except a willingness to join in.  Start time 7.30pm for 8pm.

Minimum time will be an hour, however you can play till closing time. Ticket price will also include a drink.

May
10
Tue
2-4-1 Burgers at the White Lion @ The White Lion, High Street, Baldock, SG7 6BJ
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bursting with character, the White Lion sits proudly in the middle of the High Street in Baldock and has been here since at least 1839 when the first publican, John Little was recorded. We have a huge, fully enclosed beer garden and plenty of room inside at the bar too. We serve a selection of real ales, ciders and lagers and a comprehensive selection of wines and spirits.

On Tuesday nights all burgers will be two for the price of one.

Brass Band Concert @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 10 @ 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.

Tuesday Night Bingo @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 10 @ 7:30 pm

Bingo is back at The Hen & Chickens every Tuesday evening. Come early to ensure getting a table. Cash prizes up to £100!!

£10 for the first full round of 4 tickets then we have flyers for those who want more at £2.50 each.

For more details keep an eye on our Facebook Page – facebook.com/TalithaTallett

 

 

World’s Biggest Pub Quiz for Shelter @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come to The Orange Tee and join with thousands of pubs quizzing this week to raise funds for Shelter.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table.