The Real Bread Campaign is part of Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming.
It is funded by membership fees, donations and charitable grants.
Some are organised by or in support of the Real Bread Campaign, others are simply ones with a bready bent.
The majority of events listed on this calendar are run by organisations other than the Real Bread Campaign.
The wording for each entry has been supplied by the organisers. An event appearing on this list is for infomation only and does not represent an endorsement.
To find out more about an event, please contact its organisers. Before heading off to an event we recommend that you check whether it's still going ahead and details (such as times and whether or not fees apply) with its organisers.
If you know of a bready event that you think should be on the list, please pass our invitation to add details onto its organiser.
Far too much thoughtfully and lovingly produced delicious food is served up in pappy baps, buns, baguettes and white slices mass-produced at the other end of a motorway somewhere by who knows, using who knows what - it's like presenting the Mona Lisa in a frame from a pound shop.
We urge producers, stallholders and other caterers to serve their fantastic food in Real Bread (i.e. addtive-free) from a local, independent bakery.
Whether it’s a stand-alone event or part of something wider, a Real Bread activity is a great way to bring people together. After all, the word companion comes from cum panis - Latin for ‘with bread’.
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Some past events
Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon - Walthamstow, London
11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.Location: VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH
Organisers: Hornbeam Bakers Collective
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Xmas Stollen & Brioche Masterclass with Hilary Cacchio - London W12 9RT
Hands on: Learn to make rich buttery Brioche; Apricot, Cranberry & Almond Stollens and the savoury Provencal Christmas brioche, Pompe a l’Huile, this deep golden, bicycle wheel shaped flatbread made using a lovely fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fennel seeds, is to be shared amongst friends.Location: 16-20 Wendell Road
Contact: 0208 749 6400/Nell.Fairclough@leiths.com/Nell Fairclough
Organisers: Leiths School of Food & Wine
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Success with Bread - Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0DE
There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to sooth a trouble soul and whet the appetite. So much healthier and more appetising than anything from the supermarket and infinitely more satisfying to have baked your own bread. If you’re new to bread making or in need of a refresher this class will provide an excellent grounding in the essentials of kneading, proving, shaping and baking while we discuss how bread works and how you can make great bread time after time. We’ll make beautiful white, wholemeal and enriched doughs and make a variety of great breads. You’ll go home brimming with confidence and a box of bloomers, flatbreads, seeded loaves and delicious, sweet buns.Location: Fir Mount House, Higher Contour Road
Contact: 01803 752943 firstname.lastname@example.org David or Holly
Organisers: Manna from Devon
Baking a loaf with Pilar - london
Baking a Loaf with Pilar : 11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds) Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread. This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing. We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey. Please book in advance – email email@example.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).Location: 458 Hoe St E17
Organisers: Hornbeam Bakers\' Collective
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Introduction to Artisan Baking - Wild Yeast and Sourdoughs - worksop
Introduction to Artisan Baking - Wild Yeast and SourdoughsDuration: 2 days
Location: lower motor yard welbeck
Contact: 01909532171 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Lynn Hopkins
Organisers: The School Of Artisan Food
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