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Workshops, Demonstrations and Live Music! 

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Bridge Street Cookery Theatre – FREE – no booking required!

Saturday Demonstrations

10:30 - 11:15

It’s Scone Before You Know It

Learn how to bake, probably, the best scones in Warwickshire with the award-winning Fourteas bakers - fruity, plain and cheese!  Tuck into a free scone with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream!

Zenios Loucas, Owner of The Fourteas Tearoom

12:00 - 12:30

Don’t Mind if We Fondue

Watch the creation of the perfect British cheese fondue, ideal for chillier months ahead. Stratford’s award-winning Paxton and Whitfield Cheesemongers share its recipe for this classic Swiss dish, but with a delicious British twist - 1970’s nostalgia, with a modern day flare!

Jasmine Reeves

Paxton and Whitfield Manager

13.45 - 14:30

Loxleys Restaurant and Wine Bar - Festival Sponsor 

From farm to fork with flair! Loxleys takes you on the journey of one of its much-loved dishes from farmer to butcher to chef. Enjoy the creation of Chargrilled Lamb Cutlets, Braised Shoulder, Broccoli Puree, Mint Potato Terrine showcasing the importance of provenance, sourcing and quality with one of Stratford's most popular restaurants.   

Chris Butler,Head Sous Chef at Loxleys with Adam Lucock, Master Butcher at Barry The Butcher

15:00 - 15:30

The Brunch Bunch - The Townhouse

Had a heavy Friday night? Why not come along to view and sample some of The Townhouse's delicious boutique brunch items and mimosas?

Matthew Hiscoe & Ben Draper The Townhouse Chefs

16:00 - 16:30

 

Salt - Stratford’s only Michelin Starred Restaurant

Expect the unexpected with BBC’s Saturday Kitchen regular, Paul Foster of Salt. Paul will cook dishes from his award winning restaurant and give an insight into his outstanding cooking career and philosophy.

Paul Foster, Chef and Owner of Salt, a fine dining restaurant

17:00 - 17:30

Gin up!

Gin fever is here to stay and The Golden Bee team will familiarise you with the new range of gins … samples guaranteed!  The Golden Bee now stock over 50 gins!!  Serving excellent value gin at just £5 per glass.

The Golden Bee Crew

Sunday Demonstrations

10:30 - 11:15

It’s Scone Before You Know It

Learn how to bake, probably, the best scones in Warwickshire with the award-winning Fourteas bakers - fruity, plain and cheese.  Enjoy a free scone with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream.

Zenios Loucas

Owner of The Fourteas Tearoom

12:00 - 12:30

Eyes Down it's GIN-go time! 

Join the team from Stratford's very own Shakespeare Distillery who will be combining a gin tasting and talk on their Warwickshire-distilled gins, with a fun game of bingo! Plenty of gin themed prizes and samples, noon is never too early for gin!?

Peter Monks from the Shakespeare Distillery

 

13:00 - 13:30

Spielburger!

Do you crave the perfect burger? Stratford’s stylish Everyman Cinema will share the secrets to their house speciality a juicy flavoursome burger!

Head Chef at the Everyman Cinema

14:00 - 14:30

 

No.44 Brasserie

Don Hilario and Brad French from No.44 Brasserie on Waterside will prepare a couple of sharable plates from their new menu concept, designed to offer relaxed and social way of dining

Don Hilario and Brad French from No.44 Brasserie in the Arden Hotel

15:00 - 15:30

The Woodsman

The house speciality is venison is for sure, and it comes from the estate of Michelin starred Mike Robinson (Executive Chef) who harvests the deer himself. Watch the theatre of creating pavé of Cotswold fallow deer, buttery mash, cavolo nero, creamy smoked bone marrow, and peppercorn sauce.

Jon Coates, Head Chef at The Woodsman Restaurant

16:00 - 16:30

Steak Action with Hotel du Vin

Learn how to create mouth-watering, heart-warming dishes inspired by classic French flavours with Hotel du Vin. Be bold and try firm favourites, steak tartare - raw ground beef, and steak haché - chopped steak, the posh hamburger of France!

Phil Hase, Head Chef at Hotel du Vin 

 

Free Worshops - Sunday in Bell Court

Book at the festival or just turn up on the day!
Book at the Site Office on the corner of Henley street and Meer Street, between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 21st  or Sunday 22nd  or at The Workshop in Bell Court from 10am.

10.30 - 11:00

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11:00 - 11.30

Kids Get Hands on!

Join nutritionist Abi McFarlane as she helps kids design their own delicious dips. Design your own smoothie with the most delicious fresh ingredients. Make your 5 A Day simple and delicious.

Two sessions, numbers limited to 10 per session.

Abi McFarlane from Nutrition Matters

12:00 - 12:30

 

ASK! Kids Pizza Masterclass

Calling all little ones - kids pizza masterclasses in ASK Italian! Make your dream pizza from scratch and become a master pizza maker. You’ll start off by creating a happy pizza face from the dough and finishing off with tasty toppings. Take your pizza home along with a Master Pizza Maker Certificate.

ASK Pizza Team

14:00 - 14:30

 

Adorable Raspberry and White Chocolate Fudge for Kids

Learn how to make the creamiest crumbliest fresh fudge made with the finest ingredients with Stratford’s Roly's Fudge. Get hands on and help make (and taste!) mouth-watering Raspberry and White Chocolate fudge! 

Grace Amazing, from Roly’s Fudge
Shop Manager & Fudge Magician

15:00 - 15:30

Bella Pizza Party Taster

Have a taster of a Bella Kids Pizza Party. Kids roll, push, and stretch the dough to form a pizza base, before spreading with pizza sauce and adding toppings of choice. 

Take your prepared pizza home, or Bella Italia will cook it for you in their pizza oven.  Limited to 20 spaces

Bella Italia Team

16:00 - 16:30

Wine Tasting with Vin Neuf

Sample a selection of perfect Autumnal wines hand chosen by Stratford’s finest local independent wine merchants Vin Neuf of Union Street.  Limited to 20 spaces

James Richards, Director of Vin Neuf

Live Music 

Saturday

In Bell Court

11am

Adam Youredvich

Outstanding classical guitar music guaranteed to reach your heart.

1pm

Charlie Lock

Soulful performer on guitar performing from the 60s and beyond.

3pm

Adam Peter Smith

Very talented acoustic singer with a progressive folk style.

 

Bridge Street near WH Smiths 

11am - 5pm

Popular local band The Hansel Brothers

Folk, blues and traditiomal Rock 'n Roll

Sunday

In Bell Court

11am

Charlie Lock

Soulful performer on guitar performing from the 60s and beyond.

1pm

Debbie Robinson

Enjoy a sing-a-long with show songs and old favourites

3pm

Katherine Abbott

Stratford’s own free spirited folk, blues singer songwriter.

 

Bridge Street near WH Smiths 

11am - 4pm

Popular local band The Hansel Brothers

Folk, blues and traditiomal Rock 'n Roll