After the very successful Baldock’s Voices in last year’s Festival, time has moved on to 1956 when Albert, Maud and Ivy reminisce about life and times in Baldock during and after the first world war. With appropriate slides and music!
This will be a free event where people can come down and play some board games, this is aimed at adults but children will also be welcome. It will run from 7pm to 11pm
See also Thursday 9th May
Ability level: Beginners welcome.
Baldock MTB will provide guided tours of the Greenway showing cyclists new to the route a number of exciting areas just off the beaten track to test your riding skills.
Leaving the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 19:00 riders will be guided around the Greenway being given opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced mountain bikers.
Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:30 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles.
This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult).
All riders are must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order.
Depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).
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 open at 7.00pm.
The Baldock Festival committee is proud to host one of the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery a talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II and the highlight of the evening and opportunity to see and experience a demonstration of a real, working, Enigma machine.
Refreshments will be available at the Arts and Heritage Centre
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.
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
This popular Festival Fun quiz is moving venues for this year only, but otherwise the format will be the same as usual: a light-hearted quiz for all abilities. Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. The number of teas accepted is limited to 25 so get your entries in asap. Licensed bar with table service.
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Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins.
Your hosts will take you through their subtle aromas to help you detect the botanicals used and the nuances they contribute to the final taste.
Not only that, they’ll educate you how to garnish your drink with for maximum enjoyment.
There are only 80 tickets available so come to buy early!
Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.
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’.
(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.
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.