Calendar

Apr
29
Fri
Multi-day event: Experience foods of the World @ The Engine, Station Road, SG7 5BS
Apr 29 – May 22 all-day

Throughout Baldock Festival, the Engine will be hosting a wide range of nights where you can experience different foods from around the World.

  • 29th April – 1st May – Italian (Penne pasta with chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce)
  • 3rd – 5th May –  Spanish (Paella)
  • 6th – 8th May – German (Bratwurst)
  • 10th – 12th May – Thai (Thai curry)
  • 13th – 15th May – Mexican (Loaded Nachos)
  • 17th – 19th May – Belgian (Moules-Frites)
  • 20th – 22nd May – Portuguese Peri-Peri Wings)

Food is serviced from 12 noon to 8pm Mon-Sat and 12 noon to 6pm Sun

May
14
Sat
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.

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.

Traditional Fish and Chips Supper @ The Maltings Fish and Chips, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and join us at a new event and sit down for a two-course meal in the newly refurbished Maltings restaurant on the High Street.

You can eat your traditional cod and chips (veggie alternative available on request) with a soft drink and pudding, whilst you listen to a few sea shanties and a very fishy playlist.

 

Baldock Chef at Home takes over the Arbury @ The Arbury, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QN
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Chef at Home will be taking over The Arbury for one night only during the Baldock Festival. They are a local, family-run business with Kish behind the stove. He will be preparing a delicious five-course menu showcasing all that Chef at Home do with a focus on British produce which will include a British cheeseboard.
The Food Trailer
The newest addition to the family, one of the offerings from the newly converted horse trailer will be Indian Street Food so to start you’ll get to enjoy a selection of small bites from the street food menu.
Fish at Home Platter
Kish also runs Fish at Home with the help of his partner Kerry. He started Fish at Home to not only help support dayboat fishermen & their families during lockdown but to also make restaurant-quality fish more accessible to the local community. So to start you’ll be treated to a beautiful seafood platter filled with shellfish, cured fish & smoked fish. A seafood lover’s dream!
Private Catering
A growing part of Chef at Home is the private catering and by far the most requested menus are the bespoke 3-course menus Kish produces for dinner parties tailor-made for each customer. So for mains, you’ll be treated to a dish from his private catering menu using amazing South Devon beef that freely grazes less than 15 miles from Baldock, just north of Buntingford. It’ll be a main course to showcase not only the quality of the beef but also Kish’s skill set in the kitchen that he may not have showcased cooking his takeaway menus previously.
My favourite dessert
For dessert, Kish will prepare his favourite dessert, A warm chocolate fondant. It’s not only his favourite dessert to eat but also to prepare and to plate. It’s the perfect way to finish off a celebratory meal during the festival.
A British cheeseboard
When it comes to cheesemaking, we are a long way behind our European counterparts. Kish is passionate about supporting our ever-growing cheese industry by eating British cheeses where possible. The standard of British cheese has improved drastically over the last 15 years and needs our support more now than ever in order for it to continue to grow. The cheeseboard will be a fun way of discovering British cheeses as you’ll try 6 different cheeses from the mildest to the strongest. If there are any in particular you like, there’ll be an opportunity for you to purchase some to take home on the night.

Please note on this occasion we will not be able to cater for any alternative menu choices, allergies or intolerances.

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
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.