Ever wondered why you started something, and it’s too late to stop the ball you’ve started rolling? I do it ALL the bloomin’ time, generally when I’ve decided to clear out the kitchen cupboards in a flurry of disinfecting and re-ordering, which, once I’m about two hours in, I realise is going to take all blinking day and result in very little of benefit apart from the removal of stray cornflake crumbs from the back of the cereal cupboard. I know, my life is so glamorous…
Here at appetite HQ we’ve started a major ball rolling which is very definitely un-stoppable, even if we wanted to, which we don’t, but my God, it’s all-consuming! The giant ball in question is the inaugural Northumbria Food and Drink Festival, which we, along with our sister publications Cheers and The Northumbrian, are hosting at Vallum on September 10. And there, dear reader, lies the rub: September 10. That’s two months away. Two months to organise one of the best foodie events of the year. No pressure! Hence, we are now all scurrying around booking the best of regional street food vendors and stall holders, organising chef demos, meet the producer events, food and drink-related activities and tastings, children’s activities and bands, which, thankfully, are being curated by our cool friends at
It’s all in aid of the brilliant Newcastle-based charity No Strings, which uses puppetry to spread life-saving messages to millions of people in the developing world, which means you have to come, because everything we raise will help them do their good work. So, come along, meet some puppets, enjoy great food and drink, meet some producers, enjoy the music and have a go on the bouncy castle. Can’t wait!