Thursday, 7 August 2008

It's Tasty Up North

Although things are relatively quiet here at the theatre at the moment, we will soon be starting preparations for next season. The production staff will be back after their well deserved summer holidays, cast will arrive to start rehearsing once again and our exciting special events programme will commence.

Talking of special events, we'd like to tell you about a new event that will be taking place here at the Octagon as part of Bolton's Food and Drink Festival. The Food Festival takes place over the last weekend in August and there are lots of events taking place around the town centre, including a paella tasting (I won't be bringing my sandwiches in on that day!), a cookery theatre featuring demos from Simon Rimmer (owner of the fantastic Green's restaurant) and Mike Harrison plus head chefs from some of Bolton's fine range of eateries (I recommend the Spice Valley chefs if there is a tasting), an Ale Trail and singing waiters! To top it off there will also be a whole host of special offers and tastings, so bring your appetite. You can read more about the Food Festival here.
The Octagon are delighted to be hosting an event here in our Hospitality Suite. Jim Hollyman will be coming in to talk about Fair trade and how important it is for future sustainability. His talk will be followed by a cookery demonstration by local chef Mike Harrison, using Fair trade ingredients. So not only informative and inspiring it will be mouthwatering too! And if that isn't enough to support the event there will be a Spotlight Cafe Fair trade themed SPECIAL OFFER for all attenders.
Event details
Date: Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August
Time: 2.30pm
Running time: approx 1 hour
Where: The Hospitality Suite at The Octagon Theatre
Tickets: FREE - places are limited so must be booked via our Ticket Office on 01204 520661


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