Calendar

May
11
Wed
Baldock Folk Club – Cancelled @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Baldock Folk Club are delighted to host internationally acclaimed duet Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby to open their contribution to this years festival.
Cathryn has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee’s Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers and Garth Brooks amongst many others.
Brian is well known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has for many years been a session player/sideman in much demand, playing with the likes of Mary Hopkin, Monty Python, Joe Brown, Jim Diamond and Nanci Griffith.
With a superb selection of music, together with many humorous stories of their travels on the road of life, this will be a very special night for Baldock Folk Club.
30 tickets available.

May
13
Fri
The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Salsa Night with Fabian Velez and Orquesta Mambarito @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street, SG7 6AR.
May 13 @ 7:00 pm



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Join local Salsa teacher Fabian Velez for a Salsa dance lesson from 7pm, and then dance the night away to the incredible 11-piece Orquesta Mambarito, who are simply the best salsa band in the country.

Orquesta Mambarito plays red-hot salsa and Latin jazz, with a repertoire based on classic tunes by giants such as Tito Puente, Fania All-Stars and Dizzy Gillespie. The 11-piece outfit has a classic salsa line-up of trumpets, trombones, baritone sax and a full Afro-Cuban rhythm section. It’s led by baritone player David Strahan and fronted by Colombian singer Fabian Velez.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

(See also Saturday 14th May)

Herts Variety invites you to come along for an evening of music and comedy. Sections include Rock and Roll, Barry Manilow and Music Hall. Everyone is encouraged to sing along. All their proceeds go to local charities.

May
14
Sat
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

Drumming for Beginners @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An introduction to drumming for primary age children, where participants will be taught how to perform a tune from a choice of two. They will be taught by Ed Stacey as a part of his gold DofE. Ed is in lower sixth of the Knights Templar School in Baldock. During the session students will have a short demonstration of the tune they have chosen, they will then be taught it with the final few minutes to be used to perform the tune. Parents or carers must be present at all times.
Each lesson is 20 minutes long and can be booked at Baldock Community Centre. All proceeds will go to support the KTS DofE program
Children aged 12 or under, no prior drumming experience required

The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

KTS Jazz Spectacular @ Knights Templar School, Park Street, SG7 6DZ
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This year’s Jazz Spectacular, in association with The Baldock Festival, promises to be a fantastic evening featuring the All-Stars Big Band, the Little Big Band. This year the students have chosen a selection of their favourite pieces which will cover a wide range of styles and composers. The KTS Parents’ Association will run a cash bar at the event offering beer, wine and soft drinks.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

See also Friday 13th May

Herts Variety invites you to come along for an evening of music and comedy. Sections include Rock and Roll, Barry Manilow and Music Hall. Everyone is encouraged to sing along. All their proceeds go to local charities.

 

May
15
Sun
Hen and Chickens Live Music: Black Squirrel Band (formerly The Raw Dealers) @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 15 @ 4:00 pm

As part of its regular Sunday Live Music sessions, the Hen and Chickens will be hosting the Black Squirrel Band (formerly The Raw Dealers).

The Black Squirrel Band are a 5 Piece Rock Covers based in Baldock, fronted by the talented Tim Bruin who aim to rock the house with high octane rock and roll powered by guitars of Steve Wilson & John Kemp and driven by the rock-solid rhythm of Dave Sumner on Bass and pounded into submission by the relentless drumming of the legendary Mr Jim Hays.

Did we mention they are a rock band?? A Good Old 60s 70s inspired rock band???

The Cock Third Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock, Baldock, High St, SG7 6BG
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

May
18
Wed
Baldock Folk Club @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Folk Club is proud to present local legends Skimmington Ride for their second festival event. Reb, Paul, Joe and O’Clogger are Skimmington Ride, who embody elements of Irish folk music legends such as The Dubliners, The Pogues and others in-between. From Kelly to MacGowan via Bogle and McColl and more!

Come and join us for our third rumbustious night of Righteous Ruaille Buaille!  (Cheerful Mayhem ! )

  • It’s rough music!
  • It’s ‘a pirate’s pxxx-up!’
  • It’s ‘different gravy!’
  • It’s ‘folk music but shouty!’

The boys have played all over the area and draw enthusiastic support wherever they go!

Phone John at The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book places as we are limited to 40 or so and this night will be a right rip roarer!

May
19
Thu
Baldock Community Orchestra – Spring Festival Concert @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 19 @ 7:30 pm


This year’s Spring Festival Concert will be a selection of popular and classical music with a touch of spring.
We’re a friendly group of local amateur musicians. Our musical abilities vary, but we all love playing in an orchestra together. We rehearse Thursday 8-9:30pm at Letchworth Free Church and we’d be delighted for you to join us at our next rehearsal! Recently we welcomed someone who had not played for 40 years. Please do not hesitate to contact us if are considering playing again.
All ages are welcome, for more info check out website: baldockorchestra.weebly.com or Facebook page:facebook.com/BaldockOrchestra1

May
21
Sat
Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Mary's Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid (Christian Aid week is 15-21 May 2022).

Choose from a traditional cooked breakfast or continental pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or fruit juices. A Prosecco pay bar is available.

Last orders at 10.15am. Tickets available on the the door subject Subject to space and food.

Sublime Schubert Soirée with the ‘Trout’ Quintet @ St. Mary's Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

Schubert’s Piano Quintet nicknamed the ‘Trout’, with its unusual instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello and bass, holds a special place in the repertoire for its sublime intensity and astonishing beauty. Named by many music lovers and professionals as a favourite piece of chamber music.

In aid of Revivel, trying to save the upper River Ivel, a rare chalk stream near Baldock. RevIvel would love to see brown trout in the river again! www.Revivel.org
Montagnana Ensemble including:

  • Emma Crossley Violin
  • Georgina Payne Viola
  • Catherine Wilmers Cello
  • Jill Morton Piano
  • Melisande Lochak Bass

The ticket includes canapés and there will be a pay-bar

School Disco @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Time to dig out that old School Tie and head down to The Orange Tree for a night of classic songs to take you back to your school years.

Raffle with typically 80s prizes, so bring your tuck shop money – funds raised to go to the Herts & Essex Air Ambulance. Fancy Dress mandatory, otherwise detention will be given. Sixth-Formers and older only.

The management of The Orange Tree ask that you please don’t hang around in Big Park drinking 20/20 and White Lightning before you arrive, or they will tell your parents.

May
22
Sun
Hen and Chickens Live Music: Beans and Biscuits @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 22 @ 4:00 pm

As part of its regular Sunday Live Music sessions, The Hen and Chickens will be hosting Beans and Biscuits, a fun Western Swing outfit from rural Hertfordshire. These guys play both kinds of music in their own inimitable fun style. Fronted by Martin (Fatman) Spencer (Teenbeats; The Runs; The Brains Brothers; Sheriffs of Hong Kong; The Big Ears Band) you will be entertained and amused by their personal take on the great British and American songbooks.

Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea @ St. Marys Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 22 @ 4:00 pm

Come and experience a 1950’s tea whilst singing along to some traditional patriotic songs, as we celebrate 70 years of the reign of our monarch, Her Majesty the Queen.
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.

May
27
Fri
Hen and Chickens Live Music: Open Mic Night @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 27 @ 7:30 pm

Come and join us at The Hen and Chickens for the last Friday of the month Open Mic Night on Friday 27th May.
For more details keep an eye on our Facebook Page – facebook.com/TalithaTallett