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.

Baldock Irish Festival – The Gathering @ Templars
May 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Baldock Irish Festival 2020 continues with a traditional gathering of musicians at Templars from 8.30 til late.

Some of the best Irish musicians from throughout the region will be there for lively foot tapping and song.

Free Entry, full bar.

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.

 

Messy Church @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, crafts and activities and a short service on the theme of Sharing together. Lunch will be Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake and vegetable pasta bake followed by rainbow fruit salad and ice-cream

There is no charge to join in, but donations are welcome.

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
15
Fri
2020
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 15 @ 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 2-4.00

Admission: FREE

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.

Hartsfield School ‘Daily Mile!’ @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PB
May 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
‘The Hartsfield Daily Mile” come and walk the Hartsfield School’s ‘Daily mile’ track –  experience what our children do everyday here at Hartsfield – A chance to get everyone moving including parents/ carers and grandparents. A fun outdoor event for all ages including prizes for the children. Refreshments will be on sale.
£1 entry per person (under 4’s free)
Buy tickets on the day.
Cocktails Masterclass @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

The mixologists at The George will treat you to four mouth-watering cocktails, learn to make your favourite drinks accompanied with a selection of tantalising amuse-bouches. Not to be missed!

Strictly over-18s only.

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.

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