Food and Drink What’s On

May
18
Sat
Independent Birmingham Festival @ The Bond Birmingham
May 18 @ 11:30 am – May 19 @ 6:00 pm

If you managed to get tickets to our previous sold out events, you’ll know what we’re all about. If it’s your first time, then you can expect a spectacular line-up of pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, fine wine, coffee, independent retailers, and live music from local bands on our main stage.

Our previous festivals have all had spectacular line-ups, and once again we’ve curated a ridiculously awesome line-up for this event (seriously folks, this is our best line-up yet). It’s going to be unmissable.

May
20
Mon
British Tomato Week
May 20 – May 27 all-day

There will be plenty to talk about to mark the traditional start of the British tomato season including some fantastic new recipes, ideas for how to use tomatoes, tasting sessions and some fascinating insight into how our British tomato growers produce such amazing tasting tomatoes.

Celebrate glorious British tomatoes by sharing your photos and stories with the hashtag #BTW19 and follow us on Twitter and Instagram using @britishtomatoes

 

May
25
Sat
English Wine Week
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day

English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country.  There are a wide range of activities which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week, involving both retail and leisure outlets, and at the vineyards themselves.

English Wine Week starts over Spring Bank Holiday which is also half term holiday for most schools. It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy.

May
29
Wed
Lichfield Grub Club @ Market Square
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month from 5pm- 11pm there is a street food event for ALL the family to come along and enjoy.

The Lichfield Grub Club is back in the Market Square (it sometimes is based around the Cathedral).

We’ve got fabulous music, comedy and street food.

To find out whats happening and when don’t forget to sign up for the monthly newsletter by visiting our website www.lichfieldfoodfestival.com

Jun
1
Sat
Secret Gin Festival @ Grain Store
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

We are thrilled to announce that we’re returning on Saturday 1st June for our biggest festival to date.

Whether you’re a die hard gin fan or a recent convert you can’t miss this event!

So join us and quaff your way through a selection of 500 Gin brands including some extremely rare world Gins and mind blowing garnishes!

Take part in a free Gin Masterclass or join our industry experts for samples and talks

There will also be street food banqueting, Live Music, DJs, Entertainment, Cocktail bars, Craft Beer Bars, Full Festival Decor and one huge after party hosted Word of Mouth from 9pm onwards!

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now from the link below
https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-secret-gin-festival/the-grain-store-wolverhampton/1313403

Jun
7
Fri
Birmingham Coffee Festival @ Custard Factory Digbeth
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm

Coffee is the perfect way to bring people together. From independent coffee houses and specialty roasters, to companies that are expanding across the UK, we love to celebrate the gift that is the coffee bean. And our great news is that we want to share this tasty gift with you. Wake your senses and get involved  – we can’t wait to meet you.

photo of visitors to previous festival

These three days (including a Friday trade day) will bring together the top 40 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the local area and beyond. You can sample specialty coffee and food from all around the world. Whether you are a coffee drinker, enjoy the coffee shop experience, or own a store, there is something for everyone. From finding your new favourite blend to picking your next machine supplier… we have it all.

Grab a coffee, cake or lunch and relax in our seating area whilst listening to local musicians. Unlimited samples will be available from our partners as well as plenty of things to buy on the day. Shun the mainstream, be independent, think differently, be yourself, be a pioneer and explore the smells, tastes and temptations of this great coffee collaboration. See you there.

Jun
8
Sat
Halfpenny Green Food and Drink Festival @ Halfpenny Green Vineyard
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

This June, Halfpenny Green Wine Estate will host the annual Food & Wine Festival, now in its fourth year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet the people behind some of the local and national brands that are stocked in our shop and, more importantly, do some tasting!

The following day, Halfpenny Green will host a Gin Festival.

 

Jun
9
Sun
Open Farm Sunday
Jun 9 all-day

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Farmers across Britain are invited to take part and host an event. Registering your event on this website is free of charge, and will provide you with access to top tips and free resources ahead of your event.

If you are looking to visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday then check the Open Farm Sunday website  to find details of the farms opening near you.

Jun
10
Mon
Diabetes Awareness Week
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day

Diabetes Week takes place in June every year. It’s a time when our supporters come together to share their stories and to raise awareness of diabetes. 

Talking about diabetes can be tricky, awkward, difficult, funny, and everything in between. From telling someone you’ve just met about your diabetes, to trying to explain carb counting to relatives or avoiding that conversation with your doctor.

This Diabetes Week, we want to make it easier for you to have those conversations, with your doctor, your friends and family, and people you’ve just met. We want to get you talking. 

 

Read more on the Diabetes UK website.

Jun
13
Thu
BBC Good Food Show Summer @ NEC
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

The biggest summer food festival to hit the Midlands! Packed with seasonal produce, ideas for al-fresco entertaining, the UK’s top chefs cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show, and Pimms and picnics galore.

Plus – unique to this Show – your ticket includes you FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live, providing a variety of seed to plate inspiration, a vast range of grow your own ingredients and plenty of ideas to get your garden entertaining-ready!