Calendar

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.

 

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.

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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

Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you discovered something that you would like to know more about? North Herts Museums Archaeologist, Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews, will be on hand in the Museum to identify your treasures or curios found in the loft or dug up in the garden. Metal detectorists welcome. Also take the chance to see the ‘Baldock in 1919’ display in the Museum.

Street Names Past and Present @ Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 10 @ 2:15 pm

Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30pm start
Jane Havercroft will take you on a stroll round the streets of Baldock to discover the origins of Baldock’s street names including those names no longer in use. All on tarmac so accessible to most mobility scooters; possibly too much traffic for small children and dogs. The walk will last about an hour and a half. This is a repeat of Jane’s walk from last year, but as some people were not able to get tickets then she has decided to repeat it this year.

VE Day Celebration Afternoon Tea @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 10 @ 3:00 pm

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.

ROBIN BIBI with guest CHRIS LORD @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 10 @ 4:00 pm

ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben E. King, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s.
Robin is one of the best guitarists and showman I have ever seen. Add to this a special guest appearance from the sultry songstress Chris Lord, whose velvet vocals add a touch of something wicked and you can guarantee an afternoon not to be missed!!!

www.robinbibiband.co.uk www.chrislord.org.uk

Dine with Jamie: A culinary Masterclass @ Old White Horse, Station Rd, SG7 5BS
May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Please arrive for 6:00pm for 6:30pm

Hosted by Head Chef Jamie, this two course supper will be accompanied by a talk on all the dishes and what it takes to create them. You will be given the menu, ingredients list and cookery guideline so they can give it a go at home. Each course will come with a paired wine.

Vegetarian option available.

May
11
Mon
2020
Enigma: A Brief History of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Baldock Festival committee is delighted and proud to host, once again, the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery an honest and entertaining talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II. A new talk for this year with the highlight of the evening remaining the opportunity to see, experience and touch a real, working, Enigma machine – as used by Benedict Cumberbatch from ‘The Imitation Game’. A truly memorable evening for all who attend.
Refreshments will be available at the Arts and Heritage Centre

More Info
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.

Vegan Masterclass @ The George, Baldock
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Our vegan masterclass led by Head Chef Scott Liversedge offers you the chance to master several new vibe vegan dishes over three courses. Watch Scott develop the dishes as you sit back and enjoy the three course selection.
May
12
Tue
2020
Beetle Drive @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.

Refreshments will be available.

Cellist Catherine Wilmers and Jill Morton on Piano @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Online Ticket Sale : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fosm

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

The Old White Horse Big Festival Quiz @ The Old White Horse
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Big Festival Quiz hosted by The Old White Horse