As a celebration of a British tea-time institution, Tea and Biscuits, following the glorious Jubilee weekend, the first British Biscuit Festival will take place at The Brunswick Centre, London between the 8th and 10th of June.
The British Biscuit Festival will feature:
~ Build-a-Biscuit Workshops: The Cake Conjurer will be on hand to assist biscuit fanatics in the creation of their dream biscuit with a range of delectable filings, bases and toppings.
~ The Terrific Biscuit Tin Tournament: Compete in a number of challenges from dunking a biscuit in tea without it going soggy to reciting sonnets with a mouthful of biscuits, to be crowded 2012 Biscuit Champion.
~ Tea and Biscuit Social: Step into Dai Gestive’s living room, a pop-up installation where you can enjoy a biscuit over a chin-wag.
~ Tea Dance: The Ragroof Theatre company will be hosting an ol’ fashioned tea dance on the Saturday, keeping the crowds entertained with ballroom moves and biscuits.
~ Bisc-ART: We holding a call-out to the public and professionals to create fabulous pieces of biscuit art. Six of the best will be showcased on the day with one crowned the winner – whether it’s a portrait of the Queen made out of cream or a building made of bourbons…
Guerrilla science produce events that “mix science with art, music and play”, they create unique opportunities for audiences to experience science in unorthodox ways. For the Biscuit Festival, they will explore three scientific angles on Biscuit Culture.
- Biscuit Taxonomy: What is a biscuit?
- The Role of the Biscuit in scientific exploration and discovery
- Best Dunking Biscuit Experiments
‘The Fantastical History of Funeral Biscuits’ by Animal Vegetable Mineral
The giving of funeral biscuits was a widely spread tradition from the late 18th to early 19th century, particularly around the Victorian Era when funerals were at their height of social importance. Dressed in full Victorian mourning gear, walkabout performers will circumvent the festival with baskets of funeral biscuits for distribution. Performers will enlighten visitors to the evolution and eventual demise of the British funeral biscuit before allowing them the chance to personalise a funerary biscuit of their very own. Each biscuit will come in a small parcel containing an AVM postcard, timeless recipe, and two biscuits wrapped in a traditional mourning poem.
Molly Bakes will have an Olympic themed stall – celebrating all that is British as well as from around the world. Classic British childhood favourites reinvented – jammy dodgers, iced gems, jaffa cakes, fig rolls, custard creams with all with Molly Bakes creative twists. Molly Bakes also have around the world in biscuits; twists on international favourites such as the all American Oreo, Argentinian Alfajores, Lebanese Mamoul, German Lebkuchen, Scottish Shortbread, Swedish Spritz, Dutch Speculaas, Italian Amaretti and more.
Spin Cookie Art by The Cinnamon Tree Bakery
The Cinnamon Tree Bakery will be showcasing the worlds first Spin Art Cookie Decorating Activity.Visitors will be able to buy a blank 6 inch sugar cookie, hand baked by The Cinnamon Tree Bakery, which can then be decorated with home made edible paints ( made from natural food dyes) in our hand cranked spin machine producing Damien Hirst style effects! Anyone can create a unique and fantastic pattern on their cookie and everyone gets to go home with their own tasty work of art.
All this and more at the British Biscuit Festival!