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Workshops, Demonstrations and Live Music! 

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Layout of the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival

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Bridge Street Cookery Theatre – FREE – no booking required!

Saturday Demonstrations

Demos last approx 30 minutes

 

10:30

SOUR DOUGH DRAMA - MOR BAKERY

Get started and explore how to make your own sourdough bread with Stratford’s own artisan bakery in Bell Court.

12:00

SOUFFLE SUCCESS - HOTEL DU VIN

Learn how to create the rise, and not the fall, of mouth-watering, light and fluffysoufflés both sweet and savoury.
Heart-warming dishes inspired by classic French flavours.

13:30

CLASSIC LOXLEYS FLAIR - FESTIVAL SPONSOR - LOXLEYS RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

Take a journey of one of Loxleys’ much-loved dishes. Enjoy the creation of Maple and Orange Glazed Gressingham Duck Breast showcasing how to fully utilise the whole bird without wastage.

15:00

HOW TO COOK MEAT PROPERLY - SALT

Stratford’s Michelin starred, Paul Foster of Salt will cook a dish from his new book and give an insight into his outstanding cooking career and philosophy. A regular on ‘James Martin’s Saturday Morning’.

16:00

 

THE WILD IN THE WOOD – WILDWOOD RESTAURANT

Enjoy the roar of the tiger prawns and charge of the chicken and chorizo risotto!
Mediterranean style dishes to bring a smile to your face.

17:00

LEGS ELEVEN IT'S TIME FOR GIN-GO! - SHAKESPEARE DISTILLERY

Join Stratford's own Shakespeare Distillery who will combine a gin tasting and talk on their gins, with a game of bingo! Plenty of gin themed prizes.

Sunday Demonstrations

Demos last approx 30 minutes

11:00

PAELLA PERFECT – THE EMBANKMENT

See how to create their famous flavour-packed paella with a bite, using local ingredients and get inspiration for some delicious tapas.

12:30

SICILIAN ADVENTURES – VEENO THE ITALIAN WINE BAR

Explore the flavours of fine Sicilian wines, meats and cheese. Sample Veeno’s family wines and authentic flavours.

14:00

 

FALAFEL, TZATZIKI AND HUMMUS – HR COFFEE BAR

Make a healthy meal with simple ingredients and seasonal produce with
plant - based food

15:00

RUM IN YOUR TUM

An interactive talk on Shakespeare Distillery's journey creating their new award-winning Jester Rum with prizes to win and a cocktail demonstration!

The name is inspired by the famous sculpture of a Jester which sits just yards from Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Presenter: Sam Evans, Shakespeare Distillery Brand Ambassador and Mixologist

16:00

BUBBLES GALORE! TEA OR JUICE?! - BOBAPOM

For the grand finale, watch the big reveal on how to create the bubble drinks with dramatic magic balls in Bubble Tea from Stratford’s own Boba Bar!

Free Workshops - Sunday in Bell Court

Just turn up or book at the Site Office at the back of the Cookery Theatre on Bridge Street, between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 18th or at The Workshop in Bell Court from 10am

11:00

TRY DOUGH FLARING, PIZZA EXPRESS STYLE – FOR FREE!

Learn how to flare or spin a pizza in style! And for a small fee, add your
favourite toppings and bring your pizza to life by having it cooked for you at
Pizza Express.

12:00

 

PAINT YOUR OWN CERAMICS - KIDS & ADULTS
THE SPOTTED TREEHOUSE

Let your imagination go wild and creative juices flow. Start with a coaster or (for a small fee) paint a cute dog, gnome house or tealight.
Collect from their ceramics studio in Red Lion Court.

14:00

 

BISCUIT DECORATION - LITTLE DRAGONS NURSERY

Bring your children along to decorate their own yummy biscuit.

15:00

TOFFEE APPLE FUDGE FOR KIDS - ROLY’S FUDGE

Make your own creamiest crumbliest fresh fudge! Roly’s Fudge is made with all natural ingredients right here in Stratford and you will be making your very own small batch.

16:00

MASTERCLASS IN WINE TASTING - VIN NEUF

Finish the Festival on a high – learn about and taste wines from Southern
Rhone – a region known for its user-friendly wines.
Provided by Stratford’s independent wine merchants.

 

Live Music in Bell Court

 

Saturday

 

11am

The Handlebar Folk Band

1pm

Yoko plays Violin

3pm

Debbie sings modern classics

Sunday

 

11am

Katherine Abbott Folk Singer

1pm

Michael sings and plays guitar

3pm

Steel Pans played by Jason