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.
The Gregynog Ensemble will present an evening of classical music.
Programme Text: Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea.
Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea. Please ensure you arrive by 2pm, you will then have your table until 4pm. This gives you plenty of time to chat and enjoy your tea.
You will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne, followed by sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including vegetarian, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes.
We are unable to cater for specialist diets.
This year’s play features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one.
The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper, dessert, plus paying bar (no BYO, please).This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.
Baldock Town Twinning Association is once more presenting a murder mystery evening. The play has again been written by one of our members and features the fictitious Grant family (of last year) who lived through the aftermath of world war one. This year’s play is set in 1943 during the dark days of the 2nd world war and includes a 2020 reflection on the events that took place on the 6th May 1943. You will be given ration cards which will list the ingredients of this year’s supper; 1943 rural communities fared better than the towns, so expect good quality food which will be served during the intervals. If you wish to dress in 1940’s attire, please do so, it will add to the atmosphere.
The ticket price covers your entry fee, a hot supper plus, of course, dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the Murder Mystery entertainment and a raffle with some ‘unusual’ prizes. This event sells out quickly and we are limiting numbers this year so that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable evening.
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.
Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.
Refreshments will be available.
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.
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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
Come to a Afternoon Tea for Christian Aid where we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes. If you do not fancy any refreshments, just pop in to browse our bric-a-brac table. All welcome.
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!
Pay bar and complimentary canapes.
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.
£5 per person in advance and on the day depending on space (places limited)
Last Entry 10:30am
Tower trips will take place throughout the day from 10am – 4pm. Come and see Baldock from a different perspective! Refreshments available.
No entry for children under 8. Sensible footwear required. Weather permitting.
Short tours of the church, every hour on the hour. Come and find out more about our beautiful building and the life of the church today.
Booking not required. Just turn up. No charge but donations welcome.
A selection of favourite hymns will be sung from 6pm at St Mary’s Church, under the direction Pam Rhodes from BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’.
The choir and congregation will be accompanied by a visiting organist before a variety of desserts are served.
The Stotfold Salvation Army Band will play a medley of tunes and hymns to delight and entertain you.
Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Come and join us for our monthly coffee morning where we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes. If you do not fancy any refreshments, just pop in to browse our bric-a-brac table. All welcome.
Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the door) which buys you a flyer for each call/game. Option to buy additional flyers per game as well. Cash prizes, bar, raffle etc. There will be Indian snacks (vegetarian and vegan catered for) to purchase and people can pre-order to avoid disappointment – £3 buys you 4 samosas – THEY ARE DELICIOUS!
Ticket prize includes bingo books. Over 18s only.
Baldock Community Orchestra presents, Festival Favourites! Bizet to Beatles, Sousa to Skyfall.
The BCO was formed just over three and a half years ago.
The brainchild of two local professional musicians Catherine Wilmer and Rachel Thomas. Rachel is the current Musical Director.
The 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.
Ability level: A good level of fitness, those looking to improve their off-road ability and to learn some local routes.
Baldock MTB will provide a guided route, tuition and tips and chat to help improve your skills and confidence when mountain biking. Starting at The Orange Tree @ 9am riders will be guided around off-road routes, off the beaten track, being given opportunities to explore some interesting local off-road single tracks and trails, picking up tips and advice from experienced mountain bikers. The distance covered during the session will be approximately 20 miles, riders will finish back at The Orange Tree at approximately 12 noon (dependent on experience and speed).
The event is suitable for riders age 13y and over (children under 16 must be supervised by a cycling adult and capable of the distance).
All riders must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order.
It is strongly advised that some food is taken, a water bottle is essential.
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Baldock Street Fair is one of the must attend days in the Calendar, with stalls and free shows down the high street and around town.
Baldock High Street
Fifty colourful craft and local charity stalls will line the High Street, along with the following highlights in the performance area:-
‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances which will include a Punch and Judy show.
Try Circus Skills – Learn to juggle, hula hoop, walk on stilts, or ride a unicycle, with expert advice and learning tips from Try Circus Skills, for children and adults.
Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
Sandy Ukelle –Playing a lot of different styles of music and ranging from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and some reasonably modern stuff. You should be able to sing a long.
Zumba Display in the arena.
Morris Dancing at various places around the High Street and pubs.
Small Hall – The Animal Experience (a small licensed zoo) will be attending with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. Expect to see and meet their marvellous meekats; snakes including a python and milkshake, lizards including a bearded dragon, blue tongue skink and mini beasts. The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals.
Large Hall – Refreshments, tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm. You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches at lunchtime from Tracey’s Kitchen. The bar will also be open.
Large Hall – Baldock Country Markets a huge range of home-made savouries, pastries, jams and preserves, along with gifts and other wonderfully crafted items for you to buy.
We have all looked up at the night sky and marvelled at the stars and the moon swirling above us. Some of us may have used binoculars or a telescope to look in more detail.
But how many of us have looked at the sun?
Not very many………..Why?
Well, it’s very bright, hurts your eyes, and if you put a lens in the way will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!
Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) in conjunction with The Baldock Festival have organised a solar viewing day to change this!
Come along between12:00 and 16:00 when there will be specialist equipment and members of LDAS available to let you look at the sun safely and join the small group of people who have observed the sun!
The third annual Beer Festival at The Cock pub in Baldock.
From Friday to Sunday Live Music in the pub and beer garden with a selection of 20 cask ales from local and national breweries, real ciders from local and national producers, craft beers and street food.
An event for all of the family celebrating the 37th Baldock Festival.