Food

LoveFit 2018 - the UK’s first music, food and fitness festival

LoveFit 2018

LoveFit - the UK’s first music, food and fitness festival - is returning to the stunning grounds of the St Clere Estate, Kent in July. For it’s second year, LoveFit has announced a slew of new additions and improvements including an exciting adventure programme, boutique camping from Hotel Bell Tent and an expanded food and drink selection including newcomers Body Burger and Vits & Kicks.

LoveFit’s inaugural year saw over 1000 music, fitness and healthy food enthusiasts descend upon the tranquil woodlands of the St Clere Estate. LoveFit offers a unique mix of music from international DJs and live acts and world class fitness personalities, studios and instructors including MTV Fit’s Charlotte Holmes, King of Gym’s 1Rebel and Fierce Grace Hot Yoga.

Crafty Vintage host an Easter event down on the farm!

Crafty Vintage Easter event

A Crafty Vintage event is all set to take over Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, Burnley this Easter. The home of the charity Horses and Pony Protection Association (HAPPA) is a stunning, rural location with acres of space overlooking the Thursden Valley and a fantastic place to take the family for a fun-packed weekend. 

The huge indoor arena will host an eclectic mix of the finest creators, makers, collectors and artists in the land. 

Outside in the street food courtyard will be delicious vegetarian offerings provided by The Green Canteen and wood-fired pizza from The Travelling Pizza Company along with a gin and fizz bar plus an artisan farmers’ market.

The British Dal Festival with celebrity chefs and home-cooked food

 British Dal Festival Romy Gill

This week, the first British Dal Festival kicks off in Bristol with events to celebrate the magic of dal – dishes based on split pulses – taking place across the city between Monday 19th and Sunday 25th March. 

The British Dal Festival will culminate in a Grand Dal Finale at Paintworks, Bristol on Sunday 25th March. Celebrate and feast on dal of all kinds, with dal-icious vibes and music to reflect the diversity, versatility and deliciousness of dal and the pulses that make it.

Shevington village fete promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Shevington Fete Sue Johnston

A village fete which has grown over the past few years promises to offer its biggest and best event in 2018! People in the local community of Shevington, Wigan, were disappointed in 2016 because the annnual Fete could not run due to lack of volunteers. Late last year, the committee saw an influx of willing volunteers and it was decided to hold the event on Saturday 30th June.

The whole community are invited to attend, whether as visitors or stallholders. The stalls don’t just offer locally, handmade crafts, goods and food but also include information stalls with representatives from local and nationwide charities and organisations including Northern Greyhound Rescue, the local branches of Women’s Institute, Butterflies Children’s Charity and The Samaritans of Wigan.

Wake up to one of the best breakfasts in the uk with the venus company

The Venus Cafe, Blackpool Sands

The Venus Company is thrilled to have been announced as one of the best places in the UK to have breakfast.

Often heralded as the most important meal of the day, the region by region list was put together by a team of top national food journalists and restaurant critics for The Guardian. With just 50 spots across the nation making the cut, The Venus Café at Blackpool Sands was highlighted as “one of the South West’s loveliest beaches”.

The Althorp Food and Drink Festival on the 24th-25th September

The Althorp Food and Drink Festival

Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire (home to the Spencer family for over 500 years) are playing host to an exciting Food Festival on the 24th-25th September – a perfect weekend away for the whole family!

The festival focuses on championing young and local talent and will showcase live cooking demonstrations and mouth-watering masterclasses from well-known chefs and other experts. It will be a family friendly event with a variety of children’s entertainment.

Make Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016 a date in your ‘foodie diary’…

over 15000 visitors attended the main festival at Westbridge Park in 2015

Drawing food lovers from far and wide with its mix of artisan food stalls, talks, live cookery demonstrations, interactive cookery classes and family fun it is fast becoming a red letter day in the ‘foodie calendar’. Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering will mark its 12th year on the weekend of Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October this year.

With over 15,000 visitors flocking to the main Festival site at Westbridge Park, on the edge of the North Staffordshire market town of Stone, in 2015 this year’s event is expected to be even bigger.


Bournemouth's Hottest Summer Celebration

Seventa Events Beach Feast Bournemouth 2016

Beach Feast, a spectacular summer event, is coming to Bournemouth's seafront on Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Seventa Events, the renowned company behind some of Bournemouth's best pop-up events including the Rekorderlig beach bar & restaurant, the extremely popular Christmas Bar at Print Room & co-producers of Koh Lounge 2015 is set to host Bournemouth's hottest summer celebration. Featuring delicious street food, incredible cocktails and excellent entertainment, interest in Beach Feast 2016 has already exceeded all expectations on social media, with over 20,000 people interested in the event on Facebook so far, setting the stage for their most popular event to date.

Taking tea on the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the River Thames, London

LONDON visitors keen to escape the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to take tea on the Thames this spring.

Leading Thames river cruise company Bateaux London, at river cruise has announced the return of its afternoon tea cruises on the largest and most sophisticated boat on the river.

From 2 April, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays, Bateaux London’s flagship, Harmony, will weigh anchor to take guests on a 75-minute cruise, taking in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.


Get into the spirit of Spring at Sandon Spring Fair

Staffordshires Sandon Hall

A new event at Staffordshire’s Sandon Hall will celebrate Spring time by bringing together the finest food, drink and crafts. Set to take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016 the fair will feature craft and cookery demonstrations, great stalls selling handcrafted items, delicious food and drink from artisan producers, live music, historic house tours, fun family activities and the chance to explore the hall’s 50 acres of formal garden in all its springtime glory.