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
11
Wed
New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

May
14
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 14 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make three of their fantastic cocktails with the top mixologist Richard!

During your session you will be provided with everything you need to recreate some of Chez Burton’s infamous cocktails, you will also be entertained with some fun and games along the way, and small plates and nibbles. All of this is included in the ticket price!

Sessions must be pre-booked with Chez Burton. Make sure to book yours early as spaces are very limited!

There will also be an opportunity to pre-order cocktail kits to take home with you!

 

Creative Chef @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 14 all-day

Calling all school-age children, come and join Creative Chefs for fun-filled cooking sessions.
We will be creating Pizza and Pudding plus there will be fun and games

There will be 2 sessions to book from – 10.00am – 11.30am and 2.00pm -3.30pm

Booking essential. Parents drop off and leave.

The Circus comes to St Mary’s @ St Marys School, St Mary’s Way, SG7 6HY
May 14 all-day

Roll up, roll up to St Mary’s School playing field behind St Mary’s Junior School for an afternoon of fun and mayhem as PaZaz Circus takes you on a magical adventure.

There are three 50-minute shows at 11.30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm.  There will be fairground rides as well as food and drink so come and join in all the fun!

Tickets are £7 each (U3s are free but will be required to sit on parent/guardian’s lap).  Buy here:  https://bit.ly/CircusSaturday2022
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.

Coffee Morning @ Baldock Methodist Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QB
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All are welcome to attend this Coffee Morning on Street Fair Day.

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

St Mary’s Eco Church – Display of mini eco gardens @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Display of eco gardens in a seed tray or shallow container. Prizes for the most eco-friendly features in one display. Come along and vote for your favourite garden! More information and entry forms from ecochurchbaldock@gmail.com

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tower trips will take place, weather permitting, throughout the day from 10am – 4pm. Come and see Baldock from a different perspective! Refreshments are available.
No entry for children under 8. Sensible footwear is required.

Morris Day of Dance @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 14 @ 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. Starting at the White Lion at 10.30.

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.

New Horizons Textile Group @ Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High St, SG7 6AR
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Now open until Saturday 14 May from 11 am – 3 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
Members of this group are exhibiting contemporary textile work on the theme of ‘Home’ in the first floor Gallery of the Arts & Heritage Centre.
Tea/coffee is available.

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

Solar Viewing @ The White Lion, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 14 @ 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 it will burn and start fires! It’s dangerous!

Letchworth and District Astronomical Society (LDAS) in conjunction with The Baldock Festival has organised a solar viewing day to change this!

Come along 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!

Wool-n-Things Baldock – PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wool-n-Things Baldock - PomPom Making @ Wool-n-Things 3-5 Hitchin Street, SG7 6AL

Pop into wool-n-things and join us for some fun pompom making. All materials will be provided.

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.

 

Traffic Light Social @ Café Luna, High Street, SG7 6BG
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join North Herts Pride and Café Luna for their Traffic Light Social!

A chance to meet like-minded and friendly people in an LGBTQIA+ safe space, at your own pace!

You don’t need to be LGBTQIA+ to join in, all are welcome to come along for a good time!

Choose a sticker to pick your social mood, whether you’re a green chatterbox, a cautious amber, or a red who’s just looking to have a good time with their friends, there’s something for everyone.

Tickets can be purchased from Café Luna, and all ticket sales go directly to North Herts Pride to fund future events for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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.

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.