EVENTS DIARY

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Eat clean fair – gluten free & healthy living

The largest, dedicated, gluten free, clean eating and healthy living fair in South Gloucestershire. From food and drink to fitness, kids health, mini-treatments, beauty, shopping and well being - we've got it all covered. All gluten free, with a range of other "free from" options all under one roof. Delicious hot and cold food, why not stay for lunch? This is the best place to find great products and advice. With seating areas and a interactive Kids Zone to keep the little ones amused it wil be a fun day out for all the family. The first 100 arrivals (adults) will receive a jam packed goodie bag and you'll save money by prebooking! Or you can pay £3 cash on the day. Starts at 11am

Cost: Early bird £2 Under 16's go free

Address: Thornbury Leisure Centre - Severnside Complex Alveston Hill Thornbury BS35 3JB

Email: info@eatcleanfair.com

Thursday 6th April 2017

Oh, grow up @ Swoon, part of the Bristol on the Rocks event series

Bristol’s leading gelato Bar, Swoon to kick off the Bristol on the Rocks event series with an unforgettable kids party – strictly for adults. There will be lots of delicious cocktails made with Swoon’s amazing gelato, gelato made with delicious cocktails and lots of fun party games reminiscent to the nostalgic kids parties we all miss. We’re keeping this one classy with a vibrant and fun twist, so expect a unique experience filled with blasts from the past! Even Peter Pan wouldn’t miss this one, so be sure to bring your inner child and get ready to get loose! Fun starts at 6:30pm

Cost: £25 + booking fee

Address: 31, College Green Bristol BS1 5TB

Friday 7th April 2017

Pearla’s Palate is coming to Bristol

Come to pop-up restaurant Pearla's Palate and be served a tasting menu like no others! During the 60 minutes at Pearla's Palate you will try 6-10 dishes created to specifically provoke a sensory response. Smells, flavours, textures, colours & sounds are all stimulated when we eat. Eating is therefore a multi-sensory activity, food that you enjoy eating will be relating to the integration of all your senses working together. 7th April 2017 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.30pm 8th April 2017 12 noon, 1.30pm, 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.30pm

Cost: £30-£250

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Saturday 8th April 2017

Budleigh Food and Drink Festival 8th-9th April

A great, fun-filled two-day event during this year’s Easter school holiday, which celebrates the best of East Devon food and drink. The festival features REAL local and regional produce - from rare breeds of meat, hand-harvested seaweeds and award winning handmade sweet treats, to local gin, real ale, cider and charcuterie, all produced and sold by people who really care about what they are doing. http://www.budleighfoodanddrink.org.uk

Cost: Free!

Address: Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6RJ

Sunday 9th April 2017

Easter chocolate tasting workshop

This event is all about chocolate, we'll take you on an exploration around the world looking at a variety of Chocolates from across the globe, learning about the farms they have come from, how they are made and of course the most important bit - What do they taste like. We guarantee you will leave completely full of chocolate!

Cost: £5-£10

Address: Goodfayre Unit 9 Cross Keys Shopping centre Queen Street Salisbury SP1 1EL

Telephone: 01722324235

Email: Shop@goodfayre.co.uk

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Conker Gin Dorest cruises

Like Gin? Feel like being fancy? Then you'll love this, Dorest cruises have joined up with Conker spirits to create a unique experience. Only 28 exclusive guests will cruise down the beautiful Poole harbour on a vintage motor yacht. You will enjoy a private gin masterclass with a member of the Conker team, learn about gin production, history and how they landed on the final 10 botanical recipe. Enjoy the view, sip handcrafed cocktails made by the onboard mixologist and then moor up at Sanbanks pier for a three course dinner at The Haven Hotel. Just to tempt you even more at the end of the cruise you will receive a signed 700ml bottle of Conker gin as a parting gift. 6:30pm-10:30pm

Cost: £125+ £8.34 booking fee

Address: Dorset Queen Poole Quay The Quay BH15 1HJ Poole United Kingdom

Friday 14th April 2017

Gloucester beer festival: 2016 vs 2017

Gloucester Brewery's Easter Beer Festival sees 2016's hot beer trends, our favourite beers and award winning brews go head to head with this years new releases, collaborations and experimental brews. We will have a range of artists providing live music as well as street food available for the hungry. Ticket price includes entry to the festival, your branded Gloucester Brewery glass and your first drink. 14th April @12:oo – 16th april @23:00

Cost: £5 + £0.67 booking fee (per day)

Address: Gloucester Brewery West Quay The Docks Gloucester GL1 2LG

Saturday 15th April 2017

The Chocolate festival Bristol

Chocoholics of the West, your time has come! This April, the harbour side will welcome the very best in chocolate produce that the UK has to offer. With a heat wave predicted, it's the perfect opportunity to relax in the prosecco bar and let the children join in with various Easter activities: bonnet making to competitions. Once you’ve settled on the best new discoveries of the day, or cemented your love of old favourites, you’ll be able to pick up just about anything chocolate-related in The Chocolate Market, where keen chocoholics will be able to pick up a vast array of artisan treats from Britain’s top chocolatiers.

Cost: £4 + booking fee

Address: Bristol Harbour Hotel 53-55 Corn St. Bristol BS1 1HT

Email: david@casus-events.co.uk or sophie@casus-events.co.uk

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Salsa Havana Nights Launch Party

Authentic Cuban Salsa lessons and an after party Fiesta! More about Son Yambu… Red hot rhythms – straight from the streets of Santiago de Cuba. London based Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. Usually found playing to sell out audiences in top London Venues such as the famous Ronnie Scott’s! Irresistible Latin music with a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music.

Cost: £10 per person

Address: The Terrace Higher Market Guildhall Shopping Centre Exeter, Devon, EX4 3FB

Telephone: 01392 793030

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017

5 days of all different styles of jazz taking over all of Cheltenham – it’ll be almost impossible to go anywhere without being followed by lively music. Featuring the biggest names in jazz including Dee Dee Bridgewater and Laura Mvula. The future of jazz with leading lights Snarky puppy and Marius Neset and much more. 26th April - 1st May 2017

Cost: Performances are individually priced.

Address: Montpellier Spa Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1UL

Telephone: 01242 850270

Email: boxoffice@cheltenhamfestivals.com

Thursday 27th April 2017

The Bristol whiskey club – Bruichladdich whiskey

Try the full range of Bruichladdich’s Scotch whiskies, including The Classic Laddie, Port Charlotte and Islay Barley, Octomore and Black Art. We’ll be joined by Ben Reynolds, Bruichladdich representative who’ll be imparting his unrivalled whisky knowledge and our talented team will also be on hand to answer any of your burning questions, and as always we’ll be treating you to some light nibbles from our cousins at The Ox to soak up all that whisky!

Cost: £21

Address: £21 per person Hyde & Co. 2 Upper Byron Place Bristol, BS8 1JZ

Saturday 29th April 2017

Exeter Food and drink festival 2017

Food and drink festival is returning to Exeter Castle in the very heart of the city. The festival will include demos from top chefs, workshops, children’s activities and more than 100 artisanal producers from the region in the Food & Drink marquees in Northernhay Gardens selling a range of mouth-watering products from traditional cheeses, meats, preserves and ciders to modern twists on gins, charcuterie, ice-cream, oils, coffee and much more. 29th April - 1st May 2017

Cost: £8 - £50 (VIP)

Address: Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle Nr High Street Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PU

Sunday 30th April 2017

Salcombe Crabfest

Salcombe Crabfest is a celebration of crab and all things seafood. The event has demonstrations, crab picking tuition, commercial crab fishing talk, demonstration kitchen, crab pot making, music, wine tasting and much more! Special talks and live demos are on offer from renowned local chefs and food authors. Rotary Club of Salcombe hosts in Island Street, Salcombe and across the town the event in conjunction with Salcombe Information Centre, Favis of Salcombe and Coast & Country Cottages to raise money for local and national charities.

Cost:

Address: Island St Salcombe TQ8 8DP

Blossomtime in Putney

Herefordshire is renowned for cider – this event celebrates that in full swing. The festivals ain attraction is the grand cider tasting in Putney’s village hall where there’s a huge array of traditional ciders and perries from Herefordshire and surrounding counties to try.

Cost: Free entry (cider tasting £1.50)

Address: Putley Village Hall Putley Green Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 2QN

Telephone: 01531 670544

Email: secretary@bigapple.org.uk

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