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.

May
21
Sat
Cocktail Masterclass @ Chez Burton, High Street, SG7 6BJ
May 21 all-day

Chez Burton brings an opportunity to learn how to make 3 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!

Christian Aid Big Breakfast @ St. Mary's Church Hall, St Mary’s Churchyard, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

A Big Breakfast in support of Christian Aid (Christian Aid week is 15-21 May 2022).

Choose from a traditional cooked breakfast or continental pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or fruit juices. A Prosecco pay bar is available.

Last orders at 10.15am. Tickets available on the the door subject Subject to space and food.

Football Fun Morning: An Introduction to football for 4-7yr olds @ The Buffs Club, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PE
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A new event for the festival, bring your 4-7yr olds along to a Football Fun Morning: an introduction to football, in association with Baldock Town youth football club. All coaches are FA approved, DBS safeguard qualified. Come along and have some fun. Who knows maybe Baldock has a future Pele or Marcus Rashford! (P.S. apparently, you can’t compare Pele and Rashford but you know what we mean!) Trainers required. Refreshments will be available from the Buffs Club.

Baldock and Clothall WI Tea and Coffee Morning @ United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street, SG7 6QQ
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI will be holding a drop in Tea and Coffee Morning.  Pop in for some homemade cake or scones etc. and a nice cuppa.

Hope to see you there

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.

Apple Cottage Cider Open Day @ Radwell, collect map with Tickets
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A chance to get some exercise with a leisurely walk to Radwell and visit Apple Cottage Cider. Approximately two 2 miles from Baldock via the Letchworth Greenway.
Strictly walking only, no cars are allowed past the lake as there is no parking available.

 

You will be able to walk around and look at the equipment and buy a cider from the fully-licensed bar, sausages from the BBQ or an ice cream. Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome. Maps will be added to the website nearer the event.

Disabled facilities are limited on-site so please contact: Team@applecottagecider.co.uk in advance.

You will also be able to order boxes of Apple Juice and Cider at the event, for free delivery to Baldock at a later date to save you carrying home.
If you don’t fancy the walk home after or fancy making a weekend of it: camping, glamping and BnBs are available at Radwell Mill: https://www.radwellmill.com.
Ticket includes a free half pint of cider or apple juice on arrival.

 

Map to Apple Cottage: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1902955

 

Football Match: Baldock Football Coaches vs Baldock Cricket Coaches @ The Buffs Club, Clothall Rd, SG7 6PE
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Come and watch the local friendly derby game of football between the BCC v BTYFC coaches . Kick off  will be at 2pm. Refreshments available from the Buffs. If your child plays for BTYFC or BCC youth cricket please get them along to cheer and support their coaches.

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.

Sublime Schubert Soirée with the ‘Trout’ Quintet @ St. Mary's Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

Schubert’s Piano Quintet nicknamed the ‘Trout’, with its unusual instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello and bass, holds a special place in the repertoire for its sublime intensity and astonishing beauty. Named by many music lovers and professionals as a favourite piece of chamber music.

In aid of Revivel, trying to save the upper River Ivel, a rare chalk stream near Baldock. RevIvel would love to see brown trout in the river again! www.Revivel.org
Montagnana Ensemble including:

  • Emma Crossley Violin
  • Georgina Payne Viola
  • Catherine Wilmers Cello
  • Jill Morton Piano
  • Melisande Lochak Bass

The ticket includes canapés and there will be a pay-bar

School Disco @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 21 @ 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.