Calendar

May
1
Fri
2020
Baldock in 1919 – Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until 22 May @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00pm

Admission: FREE

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
Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Weston Way Nursery School, Weston Way, SG7 6HD
May 6 @ 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.

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
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 7 – May 23 all-day

New for this year, the Festival Scarecrow Completion will see an amazing prize for both the best adult and best child entry.

Your Scarecrow needs to be in view from the road on the front of your property, or through a window.

To enter, you must collect a form from Baldock Community Centre and return it with a photograph of said Scarecrow(s) by Monday the 16th of May (or before). Judging will take place during the following week, the Festival Committee picking the top five in each category. The winner will be chosen by public vote on Street Fair day, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

 

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
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00pm

Admission: FREE

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
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00pm

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
Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 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 and there will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a display looking at the town in the aftermath of the Great War, the Peace Parade, the returning servicemen etc. Museum open: Fridays and Saturdays 11.00am-3.00pm; Sundays 2-4.00pm

Street Names Past and Present @ Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 2:15 pm

Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30pm start
Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll round the streets of Baldock to discover the origins of Baldock’s street names including those names no longer in use. All on tarmac so accessible to most mobility scooters; possibly too much traffic for small children and dogs. The walk will last about an hour and a half. This is a repeat of Jane’s walk from last year, but as some people were not able to get tickets then she has decided to repeat it this year.

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
11
Mon
2020
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 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Baldock Festival committee is delighted and proud to host, once again, the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery 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 at the Arts and Heritage Centre

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.

May
12
Tue
2020
Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 12 @ 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.

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.