Calendar

May
8
Fri
2020
Film @ BAHC @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

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.

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
10
Sun
2020
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
15
Fri
2020
History in the Afternoon: Baldock’s Voices III @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 2:30 pm

Maud, Ivy and Albert carry on reminiscing about Baldock in years gone by. Based on Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook.

Festival Fun Quiz @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Baldock Arts & Heritage 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.

May
16
Sat
2020
Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Your hosts 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
17
Sun
2020
PICK n MIX @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 17 @ 4:00 pm

Pick n Mix are a 5 piece party Band and perform classic disco, funk and Pop songs covering 70s, 80s 90s and the odd modern surprise. This is a band you will have to get up and dance to!

www.facebook.com/picknmixband

May
18
Mon
2020
Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 7:45 pm

Local archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews returns to the Festival with his ever-popular talk on some aspect of local history; this year it has the intriguing title of ‘Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock’.

May
20
Wed
2020
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 20 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

(Ticket only event)

Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start

Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and your host Rob Scahill for an evening of tasting 10 wonderful wines.

There will be a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings, but feel free to bring your own too!

The bar will be open.

You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.

Strictly over 18s only.

May
23
Sat
2020
Chance to Dance @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 23 @ 10:00 am

Dance & Theatre Taster Workshops with Professional Visiting Artists launching new participatory projects:
10-11.15am: DanceShift – A movement and dance workshop led by Jane Turner of TURNING WORLDS dance company launching new projects in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Accessible to all over 14 years, stretch, swing, move to great music, create, rejuvenate mind and body. Open to all. www.janeturner.net

11.30am-1.00pm: Theatre workshop launching an exciting project led by Luke Dixon and Ella Kent with a team of professional artists and performance makers that will take place at Weston Manor leading to a dawn to dusk performance drawing on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Sunday 21 June. Open to all.

May
24
Sun
2020
SO 80’s @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Playing all the very best of the 80’s. With an amazing vocal range, these guys are great! They perform with a great sense of humour and happily encourage you to get up and dance or even join in with backing vocals.

www.facebook.com/soeightiesduo

May
25
Mon
2020
CORRUPTION @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 25 @ 4:00 pm

Corruption, a 6-piece band covering music from all genres and all eras. We do covers from B52s, Ting Tings, The Who, Blur, ZZ Top, Jam, 10cc, Steely Dan, and pop classics from bands like The Cure, OMD, REM, Michael Jackson, Abba, Chic, and many more! Obviously we named the band after the current state of politics in the western world , but we make no claims or political comment, just seemed appropriate!

The band was formed from the detritus of other bands, namely XL-5, Sharp’s Hooter, and the girls were brought in from Roughage Acoustic Quartet. We have two guitarists, Harry and John, Bob on bass and Moony on drums, as well as Amanda and Emma on vocals and percussion. Harry and Bob handle male vocals.
Overall sound is, well … eclectic I guess, with the pop songs getting a fine rock veneer.

www.facebook.com/corrupting.music

May
29
Fri
2020
Capturing History with a Simple Mobile Phone @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 29 @ 2:30 pm

Peter Freeman will be demonstrating just what an incredible tool the basic mobile phone is for capturing images. With a little practice anyone can use one and enhance the results with a simple app, which is absolutely free, safe and won’t damage the original picture.

During the talk he will illustrate many aspects of mobile phone photography, including landscapes and composition, people and the odd and off-beat. The results might surprise you!

Peter is a member of Letchworth Garden City Camera Club and the Royal Photographic and British Stereoscopic Societies. After retirement he taught Digital Photography as a part-time lecturer at North Herts College.