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
Join us at River Cottage HQ for a day of baking bread.Location: Devon
Organisers: River Cottage
Local Loaves for Lammas -
ADD YOUR EVENT DETAILS TODAY! Not that anyone needs an excuse, but Lammas is a perfect opportunity to eat and celebrate locally produced Real Bread. Taking its name from hlafmaesse, the Old English for loaf mass, Lammas is an ancient harvest festival. A traditional highlight was eating bread baked using flour milled from the first grain of the year. In 2009 and 2010, bakers, millers and markets round the country joined in the fun with events and activities around the local loaf theme. This year, why not join them? For inspiration, visit the Local Loaves for Lammas page at www.realbreadcampaign.org (link below) and then add the details here on our events calendar.Location: Nationwide
Organisers: The Real Bread Campaign
Lammas loaves at Allendale Bakery -
A celebration of Lammas with Lammas loaves on sale to the public made with flour from Gilchesters Organics to a recipe by Andrew Whitley.Location: Allendale Bakery Ltd, Allen Mill, Allendale, Hexham, NE47 9UT
Contact: 01434 618879/ firstname.lastname@example.org/Carrie Winger
Organisers: Carrie and Larry Winger
Lammas Day Celebration -
Breadshare Community Supported Bakery invites you to share the Longest Lamancha Lammas Loaf, including some local, organic wheat from Whitmuir farm. Join us from 11am to 12.30 for milling, story-telling by Mrs Mash, competitons, and get involved in this exciting social enterprise.Location: Whitmuir the Organic Place, Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire
Contact: Veronica Burke 01968 661853
Organisers: Breadshare Community Interest Company
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Going Wild at Plumpton Mill -
Artisan bread making and sourdough craft workshop with Robin Van Creveld and Paul Nicolson the gorgeous Plumpton Mill. The focus for our day is naturally fermented and enriched doughs. We will make a range of breads and baked goods using Plumpton Mill's organic wheat and rye flours. We will also prepare and share a delicious seasonal lunch. Cost £75. Advance booking essential. More information on www.communitychef.org.ukLocation: Plumpton Mill
Organisers: Community Chef - Plumpton Mill
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Bake your Lawn at Lutterworth Farmers' Market -
Bread Baking Special at Lutterworth Farmers' Market. 9am-1:30pm Come and bake bread! Free children's activities. We'll be bringing cereal grains grown and harvested locally: rye and wheat, and you can thresh, mill grains, and make bread in the market place in a wood-fired oven. You can also get info on getting seeds to grow cereals in your garden next year. There's a fantastic mix of local stalls, with WI cakes, local organic vegetables from Cotesbach, cupcakes by Sabrina, Leicestershire rare-breed meats, organic meats, free range eggs at £1 for 6 eggs, plants for sale, jams, preserves and hot and cold food to eat at the market. You can meet the producers and have a lovely day out, buying value local food, baking bread, meeting and enjoying the atmosphere at the market. If you're a budding baker wishing to start a bread stall at the market please let market manager Sam Green know. Sam's email is email@example.com There's always a table and chairs at the market for meeting, and enjoying the food. Toilets, cashpoint and parking is available nearby.Location: Lutterworth Town Hall Car Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4EH
Contact: Samantha Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisers: Leicestershire Food Links
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Ludlow Food Festival Bread Competitions -
We are looking for Businesses and Foodies with a passion for REAL food and drink, with natural, local ingredients to make the most delicious goodies possible! Bread competitions for professional and home baker. Classes include traditional white, wholemeal, sourdoughs, innovative and bread machine loaves. Please contact the Festival office for more details.Location: Ludlow Conference Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RZ
Contact: 01584 873957, email@example.com, Beth Heath
Organisers: Ludlow Marches Food Festival
Baking Summer Loaves Special -
An informal, hands on day to introduce new bakers to the delights of baking their own absolutely delicious summery bread. We will be making stuffed olive bread to eat with lunch, and at least 3 other varieties of dough, including yeast-free. The final summer event, more to come in the autumn so see www.breadworkshops.co.ukLocation: Pennoyer Centre, Pulham St. Mary, Norfolk
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01379 688374
Organisers: Sue Hudson
Brockwell Bake harvest on Hophurst Farm, W. Sussex -
We are going to harvest the wheat to be threshed, winnowed, milled and baked at the Feast down on Hophurst Farm on the Weald - the hard way - with scythe and sycle. Train from Victoria at 11:23am - short walk to farm from East Grinstead station - possible £5 travel subsidy for totally unemployed. Harvest supper on the farm in the evening.Location: Hophurst Ln, Crawley Down, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4LN
Contact: Andrew Forbes 0207 733 3879 email@example.com
Organisers: Brockwell Bake Association
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Bake and Taste the Difference -
Workshop dates: Wednesday 24th August at Randwick Village Hall 09.30-13.00 7-11yr olds £15.00 per child includes drink and scones, and sample of loaf or rolls and recipes to take home Bring an apron ! Places are limited so please telephone Claire asap on 01453 757348 to book your place Claire Griffiths will be running these workshops. She is a local resident in the community and works as a parent and child educator with the relevant enhanced CRB checks, First Aid certificate, and Child Protection. She is also passionate about bread and baking, making it her mission to introduce and educate as many people as possible, young and old, as to how easy and simple bread making can be, and how important it is to use good healthy ingredients in our every day eating! ~ ~ The difference really is in your hands, when it comes to taste and health ! For more information on other courses, please don't hesitate to call me for an informal chat :) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.orgLocation: Randwick Village Hall. Chapel Fields, Randwick, Stroud, Gloucs GL6 6HS
Contact: Claire Griffiths 01453 757348 Claire Griffiths
Organisers: Claire Griffiths
Real/Virtuous Bread, Start@Kew -
At 4pm, Real Bread Campaign member and virtuousbread.com head honcho Jane Mason will be talking Real (and Virtuous) Bread at Start@Kew. Free with admission to the Kew Gardens (£13.90 for adults, £11.90 concessions, children go free).Location: Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Contact: Jane Mason virtuousbread.com
Hub Feast -
The Great British Bake Off contestant and cob-it.co.uk founder Simon Blackwell is giving a talk at the King's Cross Hub feast. Chris from the Real Bread Campaign will be there, too - but don't let that put you off. Free - just bring a dish to share. RSVP to email@example.comLocation: Hub Kings Cross 34B York Way London N1 9AB
Organisers: Hub Kings Cross
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Community Bread Baking Day -
Until we know more this may be the last community bread baking day at Upper Grange, though we certainly hope not. Bring your dough anyway and bake it in the wood-fired oven. There's an opportunity to chat and have a cuppa while the alchemy is unfolding.Location: 2 Upper Grange, Lovedays Mead, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1XB
Contact: 01453 752577 Katherine
Organisers: Katherine Helliwel, Simon Hanks, Michael Atherton
Andrew Whitley's sourdough starter from Great British Food Cyclist -
Since Lammas Day (1 Aug) Tim Keates has been doing the Great British Food Cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End on a 1930's butcher's bike. One of the thing's he's carrying is a pot of Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley's sourdough starter, passing this on to as many people along the way as possible. So - if you're in London over bank holiday weekend and fancy grabbing some starter (refreshing the pot as you do so - oh and a photo would be great) get in touch with Tim. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/@gbfoodcycle For details of the rest of the route (dates are a bit out), visit http://bit.ly/mR6CYA Perhaps you could use the starter to running a sourdough class for people locally, or even baking a loaf? Could be a great chance to get in the local paper.Duration: 2 days
Location: Various in London & en route to Land's End
Contact: Tim Keates email@example.com
Organisers: Tim Keates
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