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
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

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come down to the Orange Tree for their weekly general knowledge quiz.
Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.
Not recommended for under 18s.

May
13
Wed
2020
An evening with Zoe Folbigg @ Baldock Library, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

Local best-selling author Zoë Folbigg will be speaking about her novels and the real-life inspiration behind them, as well as signing books.

Wine and Cheese Evening @ The George
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

An evening with our resident sommelier introducing you to our favourite six wines. A perfect evening to learn about our award winning wines and to discover what all the swirling, sniffing and spitting (optional!) is all about. All wines are paired with a selection of artisan cheese by our Head Chef.

Open Evening in the Tower @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

May
14
Thu
2020
Christian Aid Afternoon Tea and Bric a Brac @ Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Trees around Baldock @ Meet at Avenue Park car park.
May 14 @ 6:45 pm

See also Thursday 17th May 2020.

Meet at Avenue Park car park. 6.45 for 7.00pm
This is a walk and talk around Baldock which will identify some of the less common trees and also selected planting schemes in the Town. The walk will be led by Mick LaRoche: a retired local authority tree officer. Sensible footwear is recommended as not all areas are paved. The walk will last about one and a half hours and finish in the High Street or St Mary’s Churchyard.

The Mobb @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

7.30pm for 8pm
Come and enjoy an evening of Big Band music with The Mobb. An eclectic array of music for all ages to enjoy.
Do join us for wonderful evenings entertainment.
Licensed Bar

Buffs Innuendo Bingo @ Buffs Club, Clothall Road, Baldock, SG7 6PE
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Adult-only Innuendo Bingo!

£10 on the door gets you four games with an additional two flyer rounds at £2.50 per game.

Prizes will vary, full bar, strictly over-18’s.

May
15
Fri
2020
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 15 @ 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 2-4.00

Admission: FREE

History in the Afternoon: Baldock’s Voices III @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 2:30 pm

Maud, Ivy and Albert carry on reminiscing about Baldock in years gone by. Based on Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook.

Hartsfield School ‘Daily Mile!’ @ Hartsfield School, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PB
May 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
‘The Hartsfield Daily Mile” come and walk the Hartsfield School’s ‘Daily mile’ track –  experience what our children do everyday here at Hartsfield – A chance to get everyone moving including parents/ carers and grandparents. A fun outdoor event for all ages including prizes for the children. Refreshments will be on sale.
£1 entry per person (under 4’s free)
Buy tickets on the day.
Cocktails Masterclass @ The George, 2 Hitchin St, Baldock SG7 6AL
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

The mixologists at The George will treat you to four mouth-watering cocktails, learn to make your favourite drinks accompanied with a selection of tantalising amuse-bouches. Not to be missed!

Strictly over-18s only.

Festival Fun Quiz @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre welcomes the ever-popular Festival Fun Quiz with a brand new Quizmistress, for the usual light-hearted quiz for all abilities.

Entry by form only – no entries accepted on the night as this is always a sell-out. Limited to 25 teams only, so get your entries in as soon as possible.

Licensed bar with table service.

Baldock Community Orchestra @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Music for Stage and Screen – A lovely evening of Music from the acclaimed and much loved local group , the Baldock Community Orchestra. The concert will feature orchestral and solo pieces .

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.

Flanders And Swann – as interpreted by Peter Chapman and Mike O’Neill @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

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!

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

Pay bar and complimentary canapes.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Herts Variety invite you to join them at ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in their 16th year of performing for the Baldock Festival. All their proceeds go to local charities and audiences are invited to sing along.

See also Saturday 16th May

May
16
Sat
2020
Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Marys Church Hall, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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.

Last Entry 10:30am

Baldock Jumble Sale Trail @ Around Baldock
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Baldock Jumble Sale Trail is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever!
On May 16th, the Baldock Jumble Sale Trail returns, with stalls popping up outside people’s homes all over town.
Pop along, pick up a bargain, explore the town and meet your neighbours.
Maps will be available from the Community Centre and on the festival website.
Got clutter to clear? Join in the fun with a stall of your own.
Email baldockjumble@gmail.com or find the ‘Baldock Jumble Sale Trail’ page on Facebook for more information and to sign up.
Big Baldock Bake Off @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 10:00 am

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Baldock Bake-off entry form 2019
Bring your cakes down to Baldock Community Centre at 10am, judging will take place at 12 noon.

Do you make tea-time temptations?

You are invited to take part in the Festival’s cake-making competition!

Sponsored by Days of Ashwell and judged by their own Paul Hollywood, Bakery Manager of Days Clive Draper.

There are two ages of entrants: adult and child up to the age of 13. Each age group has three categories for judging:

    • Cakes that are large or small, decorated or plain
    • Scones
    • Biscuits

You can either take your entry home after judging or leave them to be sold in aid of the Mini-Bus Appeal.

Registration forms can be obtained from Baldock Community Centre up to midday on May 10th.

Happy baking – look forward to seeing you on the day!

Book Fair in Aid of Garden House Hospice @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every year. thousands of pre-loved books are donated to this wonderful event.

Our annual Book Fair regularly raises about £800 for Garden House Hospice, so come and pick up some bargains and if you like, donate your own spare books too. to the community centre.

North Road Allotments Open Day @ North Road Allotments, SG7 5BX
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at Wallington Road allotment site.

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.
For more information visit
www.balga-online.co.uk or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

Sewing B’s Bag Workshop @ Sewing B's, Mansfield Rd, SG7 6EB
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Try out your sewing skills by making a reversible bag in their Bag-Making Workshop.

Cost includes all materials and each session is limited to 5 people.

Tickets from Sewing B’s only.

St Mary’s Schools Birds or Pray, Fair @ St Marys Junior School
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Wallington Road – Allotment Open Day @ Wallington Road Allotments, SG7 6RS
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Also at North Road Allotment site

Visit BALGA’s Allotments Open Day at our allotment sites in Baldock to find out more about renting an allotment to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Or come along for a chat and advice about growing at home in your garden and discover the benefits you can enjoy from being a member of Baldock Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association.


For more information visit http://www.balga-online.co.uk

 or email publicity@balga-online.co.uk

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 16 @ 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

Country Fayre with Birds of Prey and Car boot sale @ St Marys School
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Country Fayre with Birds of Prey and Car boot sale @ St Marys School

A country fayre will be held at St Mary’s school. There will be two Birds of Prey displays approximately 12noon and 2.30pm.

A pitch at the car boot can be purchased for £12 in advance and this includes access to the Birds of Prey event.

Hedgehogs @ Nightingale Park Wildlife Garden @ Nightingale Park, entrance on Nightingale Way, SG7 6JT.
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit Baldock’s first community garden, where Hettie’s Hogs will be talking about the valuable work they do and how we can all help our much-loved, declining hedgehog population.

For more info, please email nightingalebaldock@hotmail.co.uk

St. Marys Church Baldock – Free Church Tours @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Refreshments available.

Booking not required. Just turn up. No charge but donations welcome.

The George Champagne Teas @ The George
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Indulge in Chef’s freshly baked scones served with jam & clotted cream cream, a selection of tea sandwiches, luxurious cakes and your choice of tea or coffee topped off with a glass of Champagne!
Tickets available from The George, available for the following sessions.
11am – 1pm
1pm – 3pm
3pm – 5pm
5pm – 7pm
7pm – 9pm
Tickets are available without Champagne and for children
Buffs Club Football Fun Day @ The Buffs Football Club
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The new Buffs Football Club invites kids aged between 5 and 10 years old to come to a charity Football Fun Day at Bakers Close.

Fun and games with qualified football coaches between 12 til 4pm.

Soft drinks and snacks will be available. £1 entry for kids.

Herts Variety Concert @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Herts Variety invite you to join them at ‘A Night at the Musicals’ in their 16th year of performing for the Baldock Festival. All their proceeds go to local charities and audiences are invited to sing along.

See also Friday 15th May

Fine Gin Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Perfect for any gin-lover, you will be introduced to six unusual, fine gins – all new brands for tasting this year!

Your hosts will guide you through the subtle aromas of the botanicals and the nuances they contribute to the overall taste and flavour.

Not only that, you’ll be shown the perfect serve for each drink to give maximum enjoyment.

There are only 80 tickets available so get them early before they go!

Strictly over-18s only. You are strongly advised not to drive or operate machinery after this event.

May
17
Sun
2020
Baldock Classic Car Show @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The ever growing Baldock Classic Car Show will once again be part of Baldock Festival and is open to any vehicle over the age of 20 years old and ‘interesting’ newer vehicles are also welcome. As usual we will have prizes on offer awarded by our expert judges for best in class. We will have a BBQ with quality burgers and bacon sandwiches for the early birds run by the scouts, a Cider Bar run by Apple Cottage, a Coffee Truck will be available along with teas and coffees in the Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, a cake stall run by the Brownies/Guides and live music from 12:00. All the proceeds from this event will be going to charity so please if you are just spectating please donate some money to the charity boxes as all the team are working for free.

  • Classic Bikes and Commercials welcome
  • Parking Starts from 10:00 and the runs from 11:00-16:00
  • Brown and Gammons will opening their doors for you to take a look around
  • Entry price for displaying a vehicle will be a minimum of a £3.00 donation per vehicle and is payable upon your arrival
  • It is possible to register in advance and make sure there is space for you in the pre-registered area. Just email us and let us know:

    • Your name
    • Car make/model
    • Year of manufacture
    • Registration number.

    and we will make sure there is space for you. Our email address is BaldockCCS@gmail.com

    You can book spaces for groups too. We will need a primary contact, club/group name and the number of vehicles (preferably details of each one if possible).

    We look forward to seeing you again this year.

  • Forms will be available on the day to be completed
  • Entry Form Classic Car Show 2020
  • Prizes have been donated by Baldock Independent Beer Festival and Apple Cottage Cider.

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Refreshments also available from Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall. 10am-4.00pm

All proceeds will go support the running and development of Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre.

Cricket Match @ Avenue Park, West Avenue, SG7 5AY
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A nail-biting match will be played between Baldock Cricket Club and the Orange Tree All Stars (plus special guests), with coaching available at the nets if you want to give batting or bowling a try.

Just turn up and play!

Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 17 @ 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

Historical Walk to White Hill @ instructions for meeting venue will be on the tickets.
May 17 @ 2:15 pm

Meet 2.15 for 2.30 pm start: instructions for meeting venue will be on the tickets.
This walk will follow part of the course of the old road to London and nearby, detailing the works relating to the construction of the cutting undertaken by the Turnpike in 1828 and other points of interest. The walk is about 2 miles with a steep hill. Not suitable for young children, buggies or dogs. Allow 2½ hours

PICK n MIX @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 17 @ 4:00 pm

Pick n Mix are a 5 piece party Band and perform classic disco, funk and Pop songs covering 70s, 80s 90s and the odd modern surprise. This is a band you will have to get up and dance to!

www.facebook.com/picknmixband

Hymns & Desserts, hosted by Pam Rhodes of BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

A selection of favourite hymns will be sung from 6pm at St Mary’s Church, under the direction Pam Rhodes of BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ fame.

The choir and congregation will be accompanied by a visiting organist before a variety of desserts are served.

Ticket price includes a choice of puddings.

Trees around Baldock @ Meet at Avenue Park car park.
May 17 @ 6:45 pm

See also Thursday 14th May 2020.

Meet at Avenue Park car park. 6.45 for 7.00pm
This is a walk and talk around Baldock which will identify some of the less common trees and also selected planting schemes in the Town. The walk will be led by Mick LaRoche: a retired local authority tree officer. Sensible footwear is recommended as not all areas are paved. The walk will last about one and a half hours and finish in the High Street or St Mary’s Churchyard.

May
18
Mon
2020
An evening of Folksong and ‘Folk-cello’ @ Radwell Village Hall SG7 5EW
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

AN EVENING OF FOLKSONGS with

  • Stephen Beer lead vocal
  • Gwyn Wooley guitar, keyboard and vocal
  • Catherine Wilmers cello
  • Jill Morton piano

Music to include folksongs arranged by Imogen Holst and Vaughan Williams for cello and piano, (Lovely on the Water, Spurn Point,As I walked over London Bridge) and songs with cello obbligato including Maginot Waltz, The Setting, Perhaps Love.

Tickets include cheese and wine and more, after the concert
Raising money for Radwell Church

Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 18 @ 7:45 pm

Local archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews returns to the Festival with his ever-popular talk on some aspect of local history; this year it has the intriguing title of ‘Celtic North Herts? Some puzzling place names from the territorium of Roman Baldock’.

May
19
Tue
2020
Craft Beer Tasting @ The George
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Taste a selection of six ⅓ pint measures of craft beer and decide on your favourite to be offered in our lounge bar. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about craft beers as well as have your say to what could be available in The George. All beers will be accompanied with slider buns created by our team of chefs.

Brass Band Concert @ United Reform Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Festival Music Quiz at The Orange Tree @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Fun music quiz with questions on music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s. Play your two jokers on your two favourite decades for extra points.

Contact The Orange Tree on 01462 892341 to book a table. Entry fee split between the prize fund and supporting the Festival.

Not recommended for under 18s.

May
20
Wed
2020
Festival Wine Tasting @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 20 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

(Ticket only event)

Doors open 7.15pm for 8.00pm start

Join Jamie from Hedley Wright and your host Rob Scahill for an evening of tasting 10 wonderful wines.

There will be a small amount of cheese and biscuits to reset the palate between tastings, but feel free to bring your own too!

The bar will be open.

You are strongly advised to have eaten beforehand, and not to drive after this event.

Strictly over 18s only.

Baldock Folk Club – Beans & Biscuits/Gor Jus Wrex @ The Orange Tree
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A special night in association with Baldock Folk Club, featuring two great local bands. Beans & Biscuits are a Western Swing outfit, that play both types of music – Country AND Western!

Sharing the billing with them will be local favourites Got Jus Wrex who have been performing lively Irish Traditional music for 25 years.

Free entry, donations welcome.

May
21
Thu
2020
Evening Burn around the Greenway @ Meeting Point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Ability level: Beginners welcome.
Baldock MTB will provide a guided tour of the Greenway showing cyclists the route and ability and time depending, a few variations/additions to the official route. Starting at the Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock at 6:30 riders will be given a leisurely guided tour around the Greenway, with opportunities to explore some interesting alternative routes, picking up tips and tricks from experienced cyclists. Riders will finish back at the Orange Tree between 20:00 and 21:00 (dependent upon experience) having covered approx. 15 miles. This event is suitable for all riders aged 13 and over (Children under 16 years must be supervised by a cycling adult). All riders must wear cycling helmets and are responsible for providing their own cycles in good working order. LIGHTS WILL BE NEEDED , depending on finish times and detours taken lights may be required towards the end of the ride (and to get home after being refreshed).

Hybrid, gravel and Mountain bike suitable route – please be aware that some of the route variations may be on uneven and rooted singletrack.

Whisky Tasting @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

7.30pm for 8.00pm start

The annual tasting of 6 rare and unusual whiskies that are not usually available to the public. These will be incredible whiskies and the ticket price reflects this.

Bring your boots, you’ll be walking home too!

Strictly for over 18s only. Attendees are advised to eat before attending and not to drive after the event.

Sponsored by Diageo. Ticket Only Event.

Buffs Innuendo Bingo @ Buffs Club, Clothall Road, Baldock, SG7 6PE
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Adult-only Innuendo Bingo!

£10 on the door gets you four games with an additional two flyer rounds at £2.50 per game.

Prizes will vary, full bar, strictly over-18’s.

That Man Again @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 21 @ 8:00 pm

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A talk by Bill Hamilton who was a BBC war correspondent. He was also the youngest professional football referee.

All proceeds to the Community Mini Bus

May
22
Fri
2020
Baldock in 1919 @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 22 @ 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

Community Lunch @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 22 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy this Festival Community Lunch; three courses for just £12.00.

There will be a choice of meat, fish or a vegetarian dish. Remember to fill in the form stating your preference when you buy your ticket.

The bar will be open at 12.00noon so that you can enjoy a drink with your meal

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock
May 22 @ 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.

Bingo Night @ St Mary’s Church Hall @ St Marys Church Hall
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bingo Night @ St Mary's Church Hall @ St Marys Church Hall

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.

May
23
Sat
2020
Mountain Bike Morning Ride @ Meeting point: The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock
May 23 @ 9:00 am

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.

Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 23 @ 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

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 including  Punch and Judy. Shows starting at 10.30.

Try Circus Skills – Throughout the day you can 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 Ukelele Group – From 1.30 to 2.30pm, playing classic tunes from the 50s 60s and 70s, along with some reasonably modern stuff.

Zumba Display – Maureen Dudley will be doing her usual display in the arena.

Morris Dancing at various places around the High Street and pubs starting from the The White Lion at 10.30.

Chance to Dance @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 23 @ 10:00 am

Dance & Theatre Taster Workshops with Professional Visiting Artists launching new participatory projects:
10-11.15am: DanceShift – A movement and dance workshop led by Jane Turner of TURNING WORLDS dance company launching new projects in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Accessible to all over 14 years, stretch, swing, move to great music, create, rejuvenate mind and body. Open to all. www.janeturner.net

11.30am-1.00pm: Theatre workshop launching an exciting project led by Luke Dixon and Ella Kent with a team of professional artists and performance makers that will take place at Weston Manor leading to a dawn to dusk performance drawing on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Sunday 21 June. Open to all.

Events in Baldock Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

The History of Baldock Fair @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This new display catalogues the history of the town’s 821 year old charter fair. There will also be albums of old photographs to look through and second-hand history books to buy.

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 23 @ 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.

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Solar Viewing @ The White Lion Baldock High Street
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 between 12:00 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!

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock, High St, Baldock SG7 6BG, UK
May 23 @ 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.

Summer Ball @ The George
May 23 @ 7:30 pm
Let’s send off the Baldock Festival in style with a fabulous black tie Summer Ball. With a red carpet arrival, Prosecco and Canapé reception and Edwardian Buffet you can dance all night long to your favourite songs! What a great way to end the town celebrations!
Carriages @ 12am
School Disco @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW
May 23 @ 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
24
Sun
2020
Street Names Past and Present @ Meet outside Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 24 @ 9:45 am

Meet 9:45am for a 10:00am start. Also on May 10th at different times. See May 10 for details of this walk.

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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.

This walk also takes place on May 10: please see details for times.

Baldock Fair @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This new display catalogues the history of the town’s 821 year old charter fair. There will also be albums of old photographs to look through and second-hand history books to buy.

Open Gardens @ Gardens in and around Baldock, SG7 6AX
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event, organised by Baldock Rotary Club, gives you another chance to look around some of Baldock’s hidden gardens. Details of the gardens open and a map will be provided when you buy your ticket. A mini bus will operate to and from Templars to gardens on a requested basis. Take refreshments in the courtyard at Templars (between 2.00pm and 4.00pm) where you can listen to the Bygrave Handbell Ringers. All proceeds from this event will go to the charitable causes that Rotary is supporting throughout the year.

3rd Annual Beer Festival @ The Cock Pub @ The Cock Baldock
May 24 @ 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.

SO 80’s @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Playing all the very best of the 80’s. With an amazing vocal range, these guys are great! They perform with a great sense of humour and happily encourage you to get up and dance or even join in with backing vocals.

www.facebook.com/soeightiesduo

May
25
Mon
2020
CORRUPTION @ The Hen and Chickens @ The Hen & Chickens, South Rd, SG7 6BZ
May 25 @ 4:00 pm

Corruption, a 6-piece band covering music from all genres and all eras. We do covers from B52s, Ting Tings, The Who, Blur, ZZ Top, Jam, 10cc, Steely Dan, and pop classics from bands like The Cure, OMD, REM, Michael Jackson, Abba, Chic, and many more! Obviously we named the band after the current state of politics in the western world , but we make no claims or political comment, just seemed appropriate!

The band was formed from the detritus of other bands, namely XL-5, Sharp’s Hooter, and the girls were brought in from Roughage Acoustic Quartet. We have two guitarists, Harry and John, Bob on bass and Moony on drums, as well as Amanda and Emma on vocals and percussion. Harry and Bob handle male vocals.
Overall sound is, well … eclectic I guess, with the pop songs getting a fine rock veneer.

www.facebook.com/corrupting.music

May
28
Thu
2020
North Herts goes to War @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 28 @ 8:00 pm

This illustrated talk, given by Frank Foy, tells of local events in the early days of World War II. This is one in a series of monthly talks organised by the Baldock Museum & Local History Society

May
29
Fri
2020
Capturing History with a Simple Mobile Phone @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 29 @ 2:30 pm

Peter Freeman will be demonstrating just what an incredible tool the basic mobile phone is for capturing images. With a little practice anyone can use one and enhance the results with a simple app, which is absolutely free, safe and won’t damage the original picture.

During the talk he will illustrate many aspects of mobile phone photography, including landscapes and composition, people and the odd and off-beat. The results might surprise you!

Peter is a member of Letchworth Garden City Camera Club and the Royal Photographic and British Stereoscopic Societies. After retirement he taught Digital Photography as a part-time lecturer at North Herts College.