Spring Show

A Flavour of Food

Over the years the Spring Show has had a food flavour to it with talks and demonstrations on everything from how to brew beer to creating your own small holding. A large scale food festival in 2018, saw over 100 stalls selling specialist food and drink, alongside cookery demonstrations by local renowned chefs including award winning author, food writer and chef, Gill Meller.

For 2019 we adopted a wellbeing angle to the show with talks on paleo diet, field to fork cooking and the benefits of home grown and unprocessed foods. Alongside this was a full programme to support a message of Recycle, Revive, Restore. Furniture upcyclers sat alongside a pop-up yoga studio and we even had a swap shop exchange.

From 2021 onwards we are taking a different approach to the events programme at the Museum. Rather than focus on a small handful of events we want to offer more: more demonstrations, more activities, more living history. You will see from our 2021 calendar a larger programme of Historic Life Weekends, each with a focus on a given topic around which the activity will revolve.

In April, hot on the heels of the Easter holidays will be our Historic Life Weekend: Baking celebrating all that is good with home baking and showing the evolution of grain to flour to oven to bread (or cake!). Come along to smell the glorious aroma of freshly cooked bread, knead the dough or even try your hand at stoneground flour milling.

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