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
7
Thu
2020
Festival Scarecrow Competition @ Baldock Town and surrounds
May 7 – May 23 all-day

New for this year, the Festival Scarecrow Completion will see an amazing prize for both the best adult and best child entry.

Your Scarecrow needs to be in view from the road on the front of your property, or through a window.

To enter, you must collect a form from Baldock Community Centre and return it with a photograph of said Scarecrow(s) by Monday the 16th of May (or before). Judging will take place during the following week, the Festival Committee picking the top five in each category. The winner will be chosen by public vote on Street Fair day, from a display of all your photographs on the Festival Committee Stand.

 

Thursday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details . Contact info@baldockbeerfestival.org.

Dantes Beak “The Beak-uel” @ Old White Horse
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Spicy chicken wing eating competition. 5 rounds, 3 wings per round.

Winner is the last person to the end!

It get hotter as the competition progesses.

May
8
Fri
2020
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 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 2-4.00pm

Admission: FREE

Friday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(see also Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th May)

This year’s 13th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Bowls Club Open Day @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come along and try your hand at bowls. There will be people from the club on hand to give you coaching. You are asked to wear flat shoes to protect the greens. Tea and biscuits will be available in the pavilion afterwards and the bar will be open.

For more information phone Brian on 01462 672361.

Alex Francis LIVE @ Old White Horse
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Come and hear Alex Francis performing live at the Old White Horse.

In 2016, Alex won the support of Time Out magazine’s Rising Stars artist programme.  He has wowed crowds with his charming, rasping vocals at festivals and events across the UK, including BST Hyde Park, Isle of Wight Festival and Standon Calling.

Film @ BAHC @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

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 and bar open at 7.00pm.

Joyrider @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

Formed by Ian Iredale, former member of Maxwell, Hammer & Smith and joined by the fantastic vocals and exceptional keyboard skills of Jennifer Glatzhofer, the rhythm section is completed with the bass playing from Mark Stier. The band cover songs from the sixties right bang up to date, from Abba, Beatles, Eagles to the rock of AC/DC , Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and even Justin Timberlake. As with the MHS band, Joyrider have 3 vocalists: 2 male and 1 female and specialize in tight 3 part and 4 part harmony which gives the band a big full sound.

www.facebook.com/JoyriderBand/?fref=nf

May
9
Sat
2020
Sewing B’s Bag Workshop @ Sewing B's, Mansfield Rd, SG7 6EB
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bag making workshop, try out your sewing skills by making a reversible bag.

Cost includes all materials. Session limited to 5 people

Tickets from Sewing B’s.

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 9 @ 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 2-4.00pm

Saturday @ Baldock Beer Festival @ Brandles School, Weston Way, SG7 6EY
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

(see also Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May)

This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday.

Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers.

All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday.

 

For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org.

Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.

Contact: info@baldockbeerfestival.org

Champagne Afternoon Tea @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

‘The Haunted Civil Servant: A 2nd World War Murder Mystery’ @ St. Marys Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

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.

More Info

    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.

Dad’s Disco 1984 Special @ Old White Horse
May 9 @ 8:00 pm

1984 Special.  All your favourite 80s anthems and the OWH crew. What more could you ask for!!!!

ft our resident  DJ Sticky playing all your 80s bangers all night long

Guns n roses, Aerosmith, Blondie, A-Ha, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, Duran Duran, Whitesnake and more…..

May
10
Sun
2020
Sunday Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a Carvery style Sunday Lunch, dessert, cheese and biscuits. Price also includes a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice. The bar will be open and there will be 2 sittings, service start times: 12.30 to 1pm or 1.30 to 2pm.