A couple of weeks ago we were invited* to Bolton food and drink festival. Last year I went with my friend for afternoon tea, this year I went with D and Lucas for afternoon tea but also to go to the children’s show too.
Bolton food and drink festival has an abundance of food and craft stalls throughout the town and also free activities such as giant games of connect four, chess, street entertainers, magicians, storytelling, crafts, live cookery demos from celebrity chefs and live music.
We went to Stone Soup at the Albert Halls. When we arrived we went up to one of the rooms which was set out with tables full of crafty items and a mask for each of us to colour and decorate. It was a very relaxed and fun atmosphere with people going round, talking and singing to us, asking the children questions etc.
Once we had finished decorating our masks, we went through to the theatre area. I haven’t been in the Albert Hall theatre before and it’s beautiful, I would love to go back to see another show.
Stone Soup is a theatrical show full of song, dance, music and laughter. It follows Deedee and her mouse friend, Tobias, who go on a journey to help a mysterious stranger create a yummy soup. Along the journey, she meets a bee, a dragon and a monkey who all share something to put into the soup. It’s a lovely story of magic, friendship, kindness and sharing. All three of us really enjoyed watching it and the performers were fantastic.
After we watched Stone Soup, we headed to the chefs tent for afternoon tea which was beautifully set out. Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015 did a live cookery demo whilst we had afternoon tea and also answered questions from people dining.
The afternoon tea was provided by The Slattery, an award winning patisserie and chocolatiers. This year it was provided in a picnic box rather than a traditional tiered stand. The food was absolutely delicious, a selection of wraps, sandwiches, quiche and cakes. We were also treated to a mini bottle of prosecco, thanks to Aldi.
We had such a lovely day and if you are local, I definitely recommend a visit next year x