On Saturday 30 April 2016, between 10 am and 4 pm, Tideswell welcomes a wide variety of food stallholders to celebrate local, national and international cuisine for the sixth annual Tideswell Food Festival. In the streets of this beautiful Peak District village, there will be around 60 different stalls showcasing artisan food and drink from Derbyshire and beyond, with hot and cold treats from food cultures as near as the Peak District and as far as Borneo, Laos and Russia to enjoy on the day. And there will be plenty of lovely things to take home from bread to brownies, coffee to cakes, and pies to pastries. Local shops, cafes and pubs will be open for business, and there will be a chance to explore the Parish Church (our very own Cathedral of the Peak), and sample local people’s favourite recipes in Nibbles in the Nave.
But it’s about more than just food. There will be family entertainment including Tideswell Band and Tideswell Singers, folk from the Bailey Sisters, and acapella all-female barbershop singing from the quartet Incognito. You can meet local artists and buy their creations at Crafts in the Chancel, in the Parish Church, and visit Tideswell Kitchen Garden to find out more about growing food, buy plants, take part in a tool swap, or take a tour.
There will be free parking, including some disabled parking with flat access, and maps with details of stalls and events will be available on the day.
To find out more, keep an eye on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TideswellFoodFestival), Twitter (www.twitter.com/TideswellFood) and the website (www.tastetideswell.co.uk).
There will be a variety of activities on offer in the Tideswell Kitchen Garden at the 2016 Tideswell Food Festival on 30 April, including a quiz and prize draw, seed planting, a plant sale, tool recycling, and music from Tideswell Singers.
The volunteer Kitchen Gardeners are available to give you a tour, and you can do some gardening too if it takes your fancy!
Tideswell Kitchen Garden was established as part of the Taste Tideswell project, launched when the village was awarded BBC Village SOS funding. The Garden is run by a group of volunteers under the ‘Friends of Taste Tideswell’ label, supported by a Derbyshire Dales community grant.
The Garden is an open access space for all local people, and supplies Tideswell’s Wednesday Lunch Club with vegetables, fruit and herbs for the dishes it serves each fortnight. All volunteers are free to help themselves to produce grown in the garden, and monthly meet-ups are held at 10 am on the first Saturday of each month, to supplement time spent in the garden individually/in smaller groups. For more news, join the ‘Tideswell Kitchen Garden’ group on Facebook, contact Helen Grainger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Judy Cooke on 01298 872408.
Something new this year for the Tideswell Food Festival – Crafts in the Chancel. Come along to St John’s Parish Church between 10 am and 4 pm on 30 April 2016 to see and buy some amazing local arts and crafts:
Daisy Lee-Overton jewellery – maker and designer of wearable sculpture
Frances Lumber Photography – photographer and artist living in Tideswell, Derbyshire, producing black and white landscape photographs, still-life and mixed-media artwork.
Peak District Yarns – small batches of delicious yarn, inspired by the colours and the landscapes of the countryside around the Peak District.
Fiona and Daisy Rogers – felted items, wire animals and hand-crafted jewellery
Carol Wilson Art – natural artworks in handmade felt inspired by the flora and fauna, the dramatic views, the shapes and textures of the rugged landscape, and the ever-changing colours and light of the Peak District
Beautiful Buttons and Books – sculpted upcycled books and beautiful bespoke jewellery and bunting
Two months away and counting – Tideswell Food Festival: A wonderful festival of food in the beautiful Peak District – 30 April 2016