If you're looking for inspiration of what you can organise for this year's Real Bread Maker Week, here are just some of the events and activities that took place out in the real world during National Real Bread Maker Week 2010.
26th April - 9th May
To celebrate National Real Bread Maker Week, Real Bread Campaign member Doves Farm is offering 10% off online purchases of the organic wholemeal flour.
For more information visit www.dovesfarm.co.uk
Use Your Loaf Pop Up Caf
Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, London, SE6 1QD
6th May 1-7pm
The Use Your Loaf Pop Up Cafe invites visitors to taste some different breads, have a cup of tea and try their hand at bread making, either by hand or in a breadmaker. We are making bread in flower pots, pizzas, monster sandwiches and delicious Finnish plaits. There will be something for everyone and everyone is invited to pop in and join in the fun! No charge for entry or for making or tasting the breads - there is a small charge for other refreshments such as tea, coffee and cakes.
For more information visit www.goldsmithscommunitycentre.info
The Real Food Festival
Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London
7th - 9th May
A festival within a festival, this year's Real Food Festival will feature a trail of Real Breadcrumbs. As part of this, all weekend the Real Bread Campaign stand will be operating a bread machine swap shop - if you have a working machine you no longer want, bring it along and we'll pass it on to someone who does.
For more information on the festival, visit http://www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/
Hexham Farmers' Market, Hexham, Northumberland
Staurday 8th May
Local kids (12 and under) are invited to bring their home baked loaves along for judging by Andrew Whitley, who will pick the best loaves made by hand and in a machine. He will also be giving bread making tips to the kids.
For more information, please visit http://www.hexhamfarmersmarket.co.uk/news.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Mills Weekend
8th & 9th May
As part of the annual National Mills Weekend open weekend, traditional wind and water mills around the country will be inviting visitors to a variety of bread machine related activities to celebrate using locally produced ingredients.
As we learn which mills will be participating in National Real Bread Maker Week, their details will appear below.
For more information on the weekend, visit http://www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk/
Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 1NN
Saturday 8th May (11am) and Sunday 9th May (12pm)
Free bread machine demos. Henk will be showing you how to get the best from The Watermill's organic and biodynamic stoneground flours using a bread machine. The mill produces twelve different flours, most of which work with a machine, but, to get the best results, you may need to tweak your recipe a little. There's no charge, but we can only fit in 10 people for each demonstration session, so please book in advance by phone or email. The machine baking cycle takes a couple of hours, so you will have time for a coffee, a tour of the mill, or a walk to Long Meg Stone Circle if you're feeling energetic and it's a nice sunny day !
For more information visit www.organicmill.co.uk or call 01768 881047
Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, SY23 5AL Wales
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May
Quite a few of our customers use our flour in their bread machines so we thought this would be an ideal opportunity get together informally to share tips, recipes, and our bread! around lunchtime on each day (between milling demonstrations). Hopefully the weather will be good and we can have a picnic by the mill wheel.
For more information visit www.felinganol.co.uk.
Cranbrook Union Windmill
The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AH
Sunday 9th May
Cranbrook Union Windmill will be hosting a Flour Show for home bakers. Entries are invited in a number of categories for adults and kids, including both hand and machine baked loaves. Entries to be delivered to the Russell Building (behind the Windmill ) with 50p entry fee (except for under 12s) from 11:00am till noon. Judging will start at 1:00pm. Public Viewing from 2:30pm.
For the entry form or more details, visit http://www.unionmill.org.uk/bread.htm or email email@example.com
Mill Green Museum
Hatfield, AL9 5PD
Sunday 9th May
As part of their packed National Mills Weekend schedule, Mill green is invited anyone with an unloved bread machine to bring it along to pass or sell to a good home. Activities also include a home made bread competition, watching a working water mill in action, a family picnic and more traditional crafts.
For more information or to download the baking competiton entry form (to be returned by 5th May) visit www.welhat.gov.uk/museum or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharpham Park Shop, Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet
Sunday 9th May
Sharpham Park are giving away a free 1kg bag of their Organic Spelt flour to anyone that enters the Bread Machine Baking Competition that will be judged at the Feastival Local Producers Market on Sunday 9th May. Bread, pizzas, cakes all entries accepted and the judging will be carried out by the experts from Sharpham Park at 12pm. The prize will be a delicious Sharpham Park hamper, annual garden membership to Kilver Court Gardens and their recipe featuring on the brand new Sharpham Park website which is due to be launched that week.
Just pick up your entry form from the Sharpham Park Shop of from www.kilvercourt.com
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