Calendar

May
2
Sat
2020
Baldock Irish Festival – Skimmington Ride @ The Cock
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Baldock Irish Festival will run over Saturday and Sunday this year due to the Bank Holiday change.

It starts with the magnificent local band Skimmington Ride and Friends in the beer garden at The Cock. It then moves on to Templars for The Gathering (see the later event).

KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This year’s Jazz Spectacular, in association with The Baldock Festival, will take place on Saturday 2nd May. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

It promises to be a fantastic evening featuring the All Stars Big Band, the Little Big Band, local saxophonist Tom Plater and the Barney Taylor Jazz Ensemble. This year the students have chosen a selection of their favourite pieces which will cover a wide range of styles and composers. 

Tickets cost £10.00 (£7.00 concession) and are strictly limited.   Tickets will go on sale from 30 March and will only be available from KTS reception. Tickets will not be available on the door.

The KTS Parents’ Association will run a cash bar at the event offering beer, wine and soft drinks.

May
3
Sun
2020
Operation Ivel Springs! @ Ivel Springs, Meet North Road Allotment Car Park, SG7 5DN
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Meet at North Road Allotment Car Park at 10am. Join us for an hour or more

Join Friends of Baldock Green Spaces 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 must be accompanied by an adult please.

For further information, email fobgs1@gmail.com or fobgs Facebook Page

Baldock Irish Festival – The Fleadh Cheoil @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Today the musicians recreate the atmosphere of a small Irish Town Fleadh Cheoil (Music Festival). There will be three sessions running concurrently at The Cock, Templar’s and The White Lion.

Irish Dancers will dance their way in and between the three venues from 3.30pm.

Come on down and experience the fun for free.

 

Gregynog Ensemble @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 3 @ 7:00 pm

The Gregynog Ensemble will present an evening of classical music.

May
6
Wed
2020
Baldock Folk Club – A Singing Tour of Baldock @ Start at The Cock
May 6 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Join local historian Jane Havercroft and Baldock Balladeer Brian Burke for a musical and historical walk down Baldock High Street and onwards.

Meet at The Cock at 7pm, and there will follow a Baldock ramble stopping at various local landmarks, where Jane will tell her tales and Brian will sing his ballads.

The evening will continue at The Orange Tree, for further songs, tales and refreshments.

Free entry, donations please to the Baldock Folk Club. Please be ready to leave The Cock at 7.15.

May
7
Thu
2020
Thursday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May)

This year’s 13th 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
8
Fri
2020
Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th May)

This year’s 13th 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

Alex Francis LIVE @ Old White Horse
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Come and hear Alex Francis performing live at the Old White Horse.

In 2016, Alex won the support of Time Out magazine’s Rising Stars artist programme.  He has wowed crowds with his charming, rasping vocals at festivals and events across the UK, including BST Hyde Park, Isle of Wight Festival and Standon Calling.

Joyrider @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Formed by Ian Iredale, former member of Maxwell, Hammer & Smith and joined by the fantastic vocals and exceptional keyboard skills of Jennifer Glatzhofer, the rhythm section is completed with the bass playing from Mark Stier. The band cover songs from the sixties right bang up to date, from Abba, Beatles, Eagles to the rock of AC/DC , Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and even Justin Timberlake. As with the MHS band, Joyrider have 3 vocalists: 2 male and 1 female and specialize in tight 3 part and 4 part harmony which gives the band a big full sound.

www.facebook.com/JoyriderBand/?fref=nf

May
9
Sat
2020
Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Thursday 7th and Friday 8th 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

Dad’s Disco 1984 Special @ Old White Horse
May 9 @ 8:00 pm

1984 Special.  All your favourite 80s anthems and the OWH crew. What more could you ask for!!!!

ft our resident  DJ Sticky playing all your 80s bangers all night long

Guns n roses, Aerosmith, Blondie, A-Ha, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, Duran Duran, Whitesnake and more…..

May
10
Sun
2020
VE Day Celebration Afternoon Tea @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 10 @ 3:00 pm

Come and experience a 1940’s tea whilst singing along to some traditional wartime songs, as we celebrate 75 years since the end of WWII.
A pay bar serving beer and Prosecco will be available. Bring your Union Jacks and come dressed appropriately for the period if you would like to.

ROBIN BIBI with guest CHRIS LORD @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 10 @ 4:00 pm

ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben E. King, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s.
Robin is one of the best guitarists and showman I have ever seen. Add to this a special guest appearance from the sultry songstress Chris Lord, whose velvet vocals add a touch of something wicked and you can guarantee an afternoon not to be missed!!!

www.robinbibiband.co.uk www.chrislord.org.uk

May
12
Tue
2020
Cellist Catherine Wilmers and Jill Morton on Piano @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Catherine’s CD “A Cello Century of British Women Composers” won the rare “Diapason” gold award and was issued by ASV. www.cwilmers.co.uk

Pianist Jill Morton is a highly successful chamber musician and soloist who has performed throughout Britain and Europe.

This concert celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and also include the delightful unusual sonata by Amy Horrocks.

Online Ticket Sale : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

May
13
Wed
2020
Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 13 @ 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. Tickets in Advance only

May
14
Thu
2020
Trees around Baldock @ Meet at Avenue Park car park.
May 14 @ 6:45 pm

See also Thursday 17th May 2020.

Meet at Avenue Park car park. 6.45 for 7.00pm
This is a walk and talk around Baldock which will identify some of the less common trees and also selected planting schemes in the Town. The walk will be led by Mick LaRoche: a retired local authority tree officer. Sensible footwear is recommended as not all areas are paved. The walk will last about one and a half hours and finish in the High Street or St Mary’s Churchyard.

The Mobb @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

7.30pm for 8pm
Come and enjoy an evening of Big Band music with The Mobb. An eclectic array of music for all ages to enjoy.
Do join us for wonderful evenings entertainment.
Licensed Bar

May
15
Fri
2020
Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Music for Stage and Screen – A lovely evening of Music from the acclaimed and much loved local group , the Baldock Community Orchestra. The concert will feature orchestral and solo pieces .

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.

Flanders And Swann – as interpreted by Peter Chapman and Mike O’Neill @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening With Flanders And Swann – as interpreted by Peter Chapman and Mike O’Neill

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

Online Ticket Sale : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Herts Variety invite you to join them at ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in their 16th year of performing for the Baldock Festival. All their proceeds go to local charities and audiences are invited to sing along.

See also Saturday 16th May

May
16
Sat
2020
Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid. Choose from a traditional cooked breakfast or continental pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or fruit juices.

A Prosecco pay bar is available.

Last Entry 10:30am

North Road Allotments Open Day @ North Road Allotments, SG7 5BX
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at Wallington 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

Wallington Road – Allotment Open Day @ Wallington Road Allotments, SG7 6RS
May 16 @ 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

Hedgehogs @ Nightingale Park Wildlife Garden @ Nightingale Park, entrance on Nightingale Way, SG7 6JT.
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit Baldock’s first community garden, where Hettie’s Hogs will be talking about the valuable work they do and how we can all help our much-loved, declining hedgehog population.

For more info, please email nightingalebaldock@hotmail.co.uk