Calendar

Apr
29
Fri
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
Apr 29 – May 14 all-day

New for this year, the Festival Scarecrow Competition should ensure some fun sights around the town and surrounding area with great prizes for both the best adult and best child entry.

Your Scarecrow needs to be in view from the road, either on the front of your property or rear if that is better from the road, or through a window.

To enter, you must collect a form from Baldock Community Centre – cost of two pounds per entry and return it with a photograph of your Scarecrow(s) by Friday the 13th of May (or before). Judging will take place during the following week, with the Festival Committee picking the top five in each category. The winner will be chosen by public vote on Street Fair day on Saturday 14th May, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

May
11
Wed
New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

May
14
Sat
The Circus comes to St Mary’s @ St Marys School, St Mary’s Way, SG7 6HY
May 14 all-day

Roll up, roll up to St Mary’s School playing field behind St Mary’s Junior School for an afternoon of fun and mayhem as PaZaz Circus takes you on a magical adventure.

There are three 50-minute shows at 11.30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm.  There will be fairground rides as well as food and drink so come and join in all the fun!

Tickets are £7 each (U3s are free but will be required to sit on parent/guardian’s lap).  Buy here:  https://bit.ly/CircusSaturday2022
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

  • Craft and Charity Stalls – Local Charity and Craft stalls will line the High Street.
  • Medieval Combat Society is back to educate us in Medieval warfare and to entertain us with their battles. Which knight will you support? Make sure you try the armour and weapons.
  • ‘Tricky Micky’ is back again with five 30-minute performances including Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.
  • Fairground rides – James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
  • Morris Dancing Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair. Starting at The White Lion at 10.30.
  • Local schools will be showcasing their choirs, dancing and music.
  • Solar Viewing with Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) (see below).

Don’t forget to visit the Community Centre for Country Market, weaving by Liliane Boutique and children’s craft activities in the main hall, a zoo from Exotic explorers https://exoticexplorers.co.uk/ in the youth wing and teas and coffees.

Events in Baldock Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Youth Wing – A small licensed zoo Exotic Explorers will be attending with a wide variety of exotic animals, many of which are unwanted pets and rescue animals. https://exoticexplorers.co.uk/ The animal keepers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer you the opportunity to touch or hold many of their animals. Free entry

Large Hall – Country Market, weaving by Liliane Boutique and children’s craft activities 

Introduction to drumming for children activity with Edward Stacey

Refreshments – tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9am to 4pm

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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This Day of Dance will take place outside The White Lion and at other venues around the town. These traditional Morris sides and other groups from all over the east of England will bring music, dance, fun and colour to add to the fantastic atmosphere of the Street Fair. Starting at the White Lion at 10.30.

Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

Wool-n-Things Baldock – PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wool-n-Things Baldock - PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL

Pop into wool-n-things and join us for some fun pompom making. All materials will be provided.

May
18
Wed
Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.

Still Life and Linocuts @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 2:30 pm

From Wednesday 18 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Tilly and Nick Wonham are jointly exhibiting in this new exhibition which opens on Wednesday 18 May and can be seen until 27 August. Tilly’s work is abstract still life and landscapes with a strong sense of pattern and decoration, while Nick is a printmaker mainly producing linocuts in limited editions. This is a good opportunity to be among the first to view this exciting new exhibition.

May
20
Fri
Murder At Lovelace Manor @ St Mary's School, St Mary’s Way, SG7 6HY
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start.

You are invited to a charity evening held at the home of Lord and Lady Lovelace, raising money for “the Lovelace Charity for Destitute Boys”.  The eccentric Lord has decided to hold a dinner but the evening takes a turn for the worse when a horrific murder is committed!  Through deduction and the discovery of evidence, dirty secrets and sordid lies are brought to the fore and we need your help to solve this most devious of murders.  Our professional actors will ensure you have an amazing evening!  All profits from ticket sales will go to Baldock 2nd Scouts who are looking to revamp their camping equipment ready for this summer’s outdoor activities.
Sponsored by Leysbrook – The Community Property Experts.

A welcome drink, dinner and dessert will be provided and is included in the price of your ticket.  Over 18s only!

Film @ BAHC ‘The Father’ @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Doors and bar open at 7.00pm.
This award-winning film stars Anthony Hopkins playing a man struggling with dementia – with Olivia Colman as his daughter.
Watch the film in the relaxed atmosphere of the Baldock 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.

May
21
Sat
Baldock Museum – Royal Jubilee @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

(Also open Wednesday 18 May & Saturday 21 May 11am-3pm and each Wednesday and Saturday thereafter)

Royal Jubilee, this new display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee looks back at Baldock’s extensive celebrations to mark the Queen’s coronation in June 1953, amongst which, the Soap-Box Derby even attracted national interest. The display also shows how the town came together to celebrate earlier royal events, such as Victoria’s jubilees, in great style.

Still Life and Linocuts @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 21 @ 2:30 pm

From Wednesday 18 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Tilly and Nick Wonham are jointly exhibiting in this new exhibition which opens on Wednesday 18 May and can be seen until 27 August. Tilly’s work is abstract still life and landscapes with a strong sense of pattern and decoration, while Nick is a printmaker mainly producing linocuts in limited editions. This is a good opportunity to be among the first to view this exciting new exhibition.