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Real Bread get together 2013

Photos and stories from the day

We posted some pictures in of Flickr photostream:

  • Tom Herbert 1 2
  • Tom Baker 1 2
  • Mark Simmonds 1
  • Wayne Caddy 1
  • Emmanuel Hadjiandreou 1 2
  • Andrew Whitley 1 2
  • Tom Herbert, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, Andrew Whitley, Chris Young and Tom Baker 1 2

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What people said

Here are some of the enthusiastic comments people made after the event:

Please hold these events regularly - attending this event was inspirational and worth the annual membership fee in itself. Thanks for taking the time to hold this event.

I am so glad I made it - I found it was a day of great generosity of spirit and information, from a fantastic collection of people, who are very passionate about what they do

Very inspiring to meet other bread enthusiasts and would enjoy a longer event.
I found it to be a very well thought out, educational and inspiring event. I really did get a great deal out of the day. Perfect setting. Thank you very much.

Good event. Keeps the interest in the bakery world alive-keep going.
I found it very beneficial talking to all the speakers, especially Andrew Whitley. I think that it was great to be part of such an interesting gathering. Thank you

Great for networking. Thanks for organising it

It was all really useful, the talks, opportunity for networking and a chance to have a nosey round the School of Artisan Food! I talked to lots of people but somehow there wasn't time to see all the people I wanted to and ask all the questions I wanted to!

It was a great experience and I hope it continues.

Terrific atmosphere. Great excuse to visit a posh venue and they were very friendly and welcoming with it, and great that the event wasn't in London. Confirmed for me what a fantastic and supportive community Real Bread is. Well organised and organic - well done.

Great event, good atmosphere, well organised.

The location and immense hospitality of the School of Artisan Food and Welbeck Bakehouse were outstanding.

Thanks a lot for organising it - we had a great time!

The bread and cheese was lovely and the bakery tour great. It was lovely to be there and to meet other enthusiasts.

I am a hobby baker who would like to start a micro bakery. I found the day inspiring. It was so good to meet people with similar interests. Thank you

Great day, made even better by the train journey home with Chris, Maria, Marta and the rest of the London folks. The School of Artisan Food were great hosts and their facility is beautiful. Hope we do this again soon. Thanks!

As someone who's quite early on their 'bread journey', the tour of the Welbeck Bakehouse and having the opportunity to speak to the chaps working in there was interesting -also the bread they laid on for us was delicious! I could quite happily listen to interesting bakers talk about their experience all day.

It was a real treat to be invited and able to attend this event. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt the benefit of being part of a bigger group of people. It was inspiring and has given me a boost to take further steps forward. Also gave me increased levels of confidence to go out and spread the message to my bread group and others of the clear benefits of eating Real Bread and the associated, necessary requirement to invest in real loaves i.e. spending a little more on the real thing. I would really welcome the chance to attend future events of this type.
It came at just the right time for me as I'm just about to start trading and needed a bit of a boost and some human contact. Thanks!



Would you like to meet some of the people who are helping the rise of Real Bread in Britain? Perhaps you are, or would like to find out how to become, one of us.

Join Real Bread Campaign members and friends at The School of Artisan Food for an informal, convivial, free afternoon of looking back on our achievements so far and forwards to the future.

Guest speakers include three Real Bread Campaign ambassadors: Emmanuel Hadjiandreou, Tom Herbert and Andrew Whitley.

This is the first Real Bread event of this kind since November 2009, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity.


1-1.30: Tea, coffee and nibbles
1.30 -2.30pm: Talks/presentations
2.30-3pm: Short tour
3-5pm: Chinwag time

You don’t have to stay for the whole afternoon, but it would be great if you could.

Ten minute talks

Though the afternoon is really about meeting fellow Real Bread lovers, we have invited a few special guests to give a short talk or presentation. After a welcome to the afternoon from Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young, you will hear from: 

Tom Baker (Loaf Social Enterprise)

From home to high street
Hear how Tom's passion for Real Bread led him to build a wood-fired oven in his back garden, then quit his job to set up a Community Supported Bakery from his kitchen and most recently to move the bakery to become the heart of a new co-operative community shop on a local high street.

Emmanuel Hadjiandreou and Wayne Caddy
(The School of Artisan Food)

Welcome to Welbeck
An introduction to the Real Bread action at The School of Artisan Food and The Welbeck Bakehouse by Campaign ambassador and How to Make Bread author, and his School of Artisan Food cohort Wayne Caddy.

Tom Herbert (Hobbs House Bakery)

BIY: Bake It Yourself
The Real Bread Campaign ambassador, star of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers and co-author of the book of the same name shares how and why to become part of the rise of Real Bread by baking your own at home.

Mark Simmonds (Co-operatives UK)

Support for small Real Bread enterprises
From home-based microbakeries, through worker-owned co-operatives, to Community Supported Bakeries, small Real Bread enterprises can benefit from a range of Making Local Food Work support.

Andrew Whitley (Bread Matters)

Better bred bread
The Campaign's co-founder and Bread Matters author on how and why to bring farmers, millers, bakers, scientists, and other bread lovers together to encourage and participate in research that will result in more and better locally-grown bread making wheat.


Our hosts will offer you a quick tour around the school and bakehouse, where you’ll be able to meet tutors, students and professional bakers.

Chinwag time

This is the most important bit of the afternoon! This is your chance to meet and chat with the presenters, some members of the Campaign’s working party and other Real Bread lovers.


The kind host of this free event is Campaign member The School of Artisan Food.

The School of Artisan Food is located on the Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire, about three miles to the south of Worksop. You can find directions for travel by rail and road here:

Lift sharing safety

If you're not coming by public transport and are considering lift sharing,* please stay safe. You can find some advice at

* Offering to give someone else a lift or finding someone to give you one.

Virtual gathering

Contact other attendees before, during and after the get together out there on the intermesh through the following channels:

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