Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival is back – and promises to be better than ever!
Article by Rebecca Perl – The Adventurous Glutton.
Put Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June in your diary!
Covid has taken such a toll on plans, hasn’t it? Like many other events, Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival was cancelled for not one but two years – and coming back after a two-year break is no mean feat. Festival organisers still incurred costs for the two cancelled events, so had to work hard to get extra sponsorship for this year’s event. Thanks to the generosity of a number of local businesses, and the Highcliffe Residents Association who came onboard as the headline sponsor, the event is going ahead on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.
The event will once again be held throughout Highcliffe village centre in Lymington Road and on the Recreation Ground. Over 120 traders are already booked, selling artisan food and drink. The Little Craft Shack has curated ‘Crafts on the Green’ – a selection of arts and crafts stalls, plus demonstrations and activities.
A marquee on the green will house the cookery theatre, sponsored by Christchurch Harbour Hotel. Celebrity chef and author Lesley Waters will appear on the Saturday and multi-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will appear on Sunday. They will be joined by a whole host of local chefs over the weekend, from James Golding, Chef Director of The Pig hotel group, Alex Aitken from The Jetty and Luke Matthews from Chewton Glen. Will Firmin from Crow Spotter will demonstrate how to make delicious plant-based meals.
All this, plus two stages of live music, a treasure hunt and craft activities for the kids, and the return of the ‘Grow Your Own’ tent featuring Highcliffe in Bloom.
Food, fun and festivities – who could ask for more?
You can find out more information via the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival website here… www.highcliffefoodandartsfestival.co.uk
Photos are used with permission from Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival.
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