Highcliffe Food & Arts Festival 2024 programme

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Saturday 8th June 10am - 5pm


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Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit organisation directed by unpaid community volunteers. Our success is down to the amazing support that we receive from our sponsors and volunteers. So we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those organisations who invest time and money into making our festival a fantastic event for the whole community.


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Tina Jaffray – Chair, Programme, Treasurer

Mary Reader – Sponsorship, PR & Marketing and Cookery demos Committee

Simon Stewart – 33rd Management Ltd – Stall Sales, Logistics & Operations

Katya Benedetto – The Little

Craft Shack – Arts & Crafts

Loz Walters – The Little Craft

Shack – Arts & Crafts

Richard Reader – Secretary

Julie Vatcher – Website & map design

Sarah Bolter – Entertainment

Pat Peiro – Entertainment

Venetia Randall –Health & Safety

Charmaine Midgeley – Kids Zone

Sarah Hughes – Road permits

Jon Hughes – Road permits

Philippa Slinger – Signage

Litter Pickers of the New Forest Highcliffe Residents Association

Highcliffe Community Association

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CONTENTS: 2. Sponsors 5. Welcome 8-12. Chefs 17. Local Legends Food Theatre 20-21. Festival Map 25. The Little Craft Shack 28. Kids Zone and Grow Your Own 29. Kids Kitchen 33-34. Entertainment 38. How to Find Us 2003 2023 Programme produced by pulford publicity www.pulfordpublicity.co.uk


We are delighted to bring you the much-loved Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival 2024.

We are back with a wonderful array of food, drink and craft stalls and a huge amount of free entertainment for the whole family. We are enormously grateful to our wonderful sponsors and Highcliffe & Walkford Parish Council for their support, without whom we couldn’t run the festival.

We are looking forward to welcoming many “Local Legends” to our Cookery Demonstrations Stage on the Green. Also a wide range of musical talent to suit all tastes on our two entertainment stages. Literally everything from the Swing Unlimited Community Band to music from soloists and local groups. Children can take part in

the ‘Grow your Own tent’ and activities in the Kids Zone, as well as ice biscuits and create some crafts in our Kids Kitchen.

The Festival provides some wonderful shopping opportunities ranging from over 100 artisan food and drink stalls, mainly situated in the High Street, to over sixty specially curated craft stalls all of which will be on the Green.

There will be regular updates on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages so please check those for any changes we may have to make.

The Directors and Committee: Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival CIC

#HFAF24 | www.highcliffefoodandartsfestival.co.uk


Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council are proud that we were able to support the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival this year with a grant to ensure its continued success. The event is pivotal in bringing a much needed boost, not only to businesses in Highcliffe, but to raise the profile of our village as a vibrant and welcoming community. The Parish Council deliver a range of services on behalf of the community. The council provides allotments, sports pitches with pavilions and owns and manages two nature reserves: Nea Meadows and Lakewood. We are in the process of taking over two play areas: Highcliffe and Bluebell Close. We also provide consultation on planning applications and grants to community organisations.

For more information on the work we do, take a look at our websitehttps://highcliffewalkford-pc.gov.uk/ Or look at the notice in Highcliffe Library for details of our meetings

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James Golding

Chef owner of Nomadic Sporadic

James is the chef/owner of Nomadic Sporadic Supper Clubs and Tuscany events. He is also Head of Food Education for the Table Talk Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the Food Ambassador for the New Forest Marque & Dorset Food & Drink. James has appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, and hosts the fortnightly podcast, Always In Season, in partnership with Maple From Canada.

Lesley Waters Author and TV Chef

Lesley was originally head tutor at Leith’s cookery school in London, but made her name as a regular on the original series of Ready Steady Cook. Having fallen in love with Dorset and the wonderful produce available here over twenty-five years ago, she now lives in Shaftesbury and is running a very popular cookery school based at her home. She has written 20 cookery books and is a spokesperson for several large food brands.

Sue Quinn

Sue is an award winning food writer, cookbook author and journalist who lives with her family in Bournemouth. Her articles and recipes regularly appear in the UK’s leading food publications including the Telegraph, Sunday Times, Guardian and BBC Good Food. She has won the Guild of Food Writers award for her work on British Food and Fortnum and Mason’s online Food Writer award. Born in Australia she began her career as a news reporter before moving to London. She has published fourteen cookery books.

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Alex Aitken Proprietor of The Jetty and Consultant Director of Harbour Hotels

Alex’s culinary journey started on the seas as a trawlerman where he gained unparalleled knowledge of fish and seafood. He opened his first restaurant Le Poussin in 1983. Championing simple seasonal and local produce from the very beginning, he has received multiple awards and accolades to support this philosophy.

Bradley Green The Lord Bute Restaurant, Highcliffe

Bradley took over the 2 star AA Lord Bute restaurant last autumn. His career began at the prestigious Il Bottaccio in London’s Grosvenor Place, followed by a stint alongside Marco Pierre White in St James’s, where he carved out a unique culinary identity. He later went on to set up his own franchised restaurant chain ‘Greens’, accumulating 16 awards and also was the preferred chef for the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

Colin Nash

Proprietor of The Retreat Restaurant, Hinton

Colin is renowned for his relentless pursuit of innovation in his kitchen and is one of the most exciting chefs in Dorset and has won many awards. Having taken over The Retreat Restaurant and cookery school he prides himself on promoting seasonal local produce in all his menus.

Liz Hagger Flavours Cookery School

Liz Hagger worked as a chef lecturer for ten years at Bournemouth and Poole catering college. She is now head chef at Flavours Cookery School owned by Five Rivers, a social enterprise that supports the teaching of food to those in need. They also offer courses to children and adults from all backgrounds. Liz has always had a passion for food and the love of the community it builds.

Patricia Nunes A holistic chef and founder of Nature Synergies Kitchen Studio

Patricia provides a creative and inclusive hub for chefs, educators, health professionals, and conscious brands to share their expertise. With a wealth of experience in the food industry, she teaches aspiring natural chefs at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and promotes food fermentation and its benefits through her educational initiative 'A Flora Kitchen Project.' Patricia's work exemplifies the power of natural foods and holistic health, inspiring others to cultivate their best selves and share their knowledge.

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Ismael Pajaro

Regional Head Chef for the Heartwood Collection Ismael has been working in hospitality for 27 years. After training and working in Spain he came to the UK in 2012 and has spent the last 11 Years at Brasserie Blanc, The White Brasserie Company, and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons working for Chefs Clive Fretwell, Raymond Blanc, Gary Jones and Benoit Blin. For the past six years he has been Area Chef for Brasserie Blanc Company, now the Heartwood Collection, where he looks after six restaurants across the South of the UK including The Oaks Highcliffe.

Miss Witt

Master Chocolatier – ‘Chocolates by Miss Witt’ Kerry Witt trained in Patisserie at Brockenhurst College and later at Southampton City College, where she received Student of the Year for Patisserie. In 2012 Kerry established ‘Chocolate by Miss Witt’ and has received many awards including the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste award for her Blackcurrant & Star Anise Chocolate and many of her other creations at the World-renowned Academy of Chocolate, London. Kerry runs workshops throughout the year from her HQ in Hordle.

Luke Phillips Sous Chef at The Chewton Glen

Luke Phillips is a Chewton Glen home-grown talent and has risen through the ranks of the kitchen to Sous Chef. Luke trained at Bournemouth & Poole College on a three-year Advanced Specialised Chef Apprenticeship. He shot to fame when he took part in BBC’s MasterChef – The Professionals where he reached the semi-finals, a result he is immensely proud of. However, fame has not altered his love of being part of the kitchen brigade at Chewton Glen: “There’s never a dull moment, it’s just great to work in a friendly environment where young chefs can learn and develop their skills” he says.

Jennifer Williams Naked Jam

Jennifer is an accomplished culinary arts chef and owns her own artisan jam company alongside a foraging and cooking school. She frequently joins the panel of other esteemed judges around the world and has had the opportunity to judge for the International Trade Institute in Brussels, The International Academy of Chocolate Awards and the UK Bartenders Guild. Her jam made under her company name ‘Naked Jam’ is used in some of the leading 5* star restaurants in the country.

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James Golding Chef owner of Nomadic Sporadic

1.15pm Patricia Nunes Nature Synergies

2.15pm Colin Nash The Retreat

3.15pm Liz Hagger Flavours Cookery School


Ismael Pajaro Regional Head Chef, Heartwood Inns


based author and TV chef


Sue shares the secrets from her latest book using imaginative ways of using leftovers

Delicious menus from his supper clubs

A joyful demonstrationCelebrating the Art of Fermentation

Seasonal local food from the New Forest and surrounding areas

Liz shares the secrets of successful desserts

Celebrating the summer menu at The Oaks.

Favourite Mediterranean Greek and Spanish classics with a twist

Join Lesley for lunch at the Cliffhanger with Q&A afterwards –to Book 01425 278058

1.15pm Kerry Witt from Chocolates by Miss Witt



Bradley Green new Chef /Proprietor, The Lord Bute Restaurant

Lesley Waters and Alex Aitken

The Jetty

Join Kerry for some delicious sweet sauce ideas

Showcasing the Lord Bute and its summer menus

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star Chewton Glen 12 noon Lesley Waters
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Time Demonstrator Theme 10.15am Jennifer Williams Multi award winning Naked Jam Making the perfect strawberry jam with New Forest Strawberries 11.15am Sue
Kitchen The Best
Quinn The highly acclaimed author of 14 cookery books
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The Little Craft Shack is delighted to bring to the festival a curated Arts & Crafts Village with over 60 stalls including ceramics, woodwork, fused glass, artwork, jewellery, photography, mosaics, macrame, clothing, all handmade by local creatives.

This free family Festival is a great favourite of ours as it seamlessly blends some of the finest local producers & chefs alongside some great Artists.

On this page we share with you an enticing selection of some of the arts & crafts that will be available at this year’s festival. We hope a stroll around The Arts & Crafts Village on Highcliffe Recreation Ground will leave you feeling inspired.


www.facebook.com/thelittlecraftshack |


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Thanks to the generosity of the people running the workshops, there is no charge for any of the sessions. Yes, that’s right – FREE FUN all weekend long! Please note that you must accompany your children to all the sessions – they can’t be dropped and left. Please check the festival website for the most up-to-date list of activities before travelling to the festival.

J.A. Ratcliffe – Tales of a Smugglers’ Town

What made 18th-century Christchurch one of the naughtiest places in England? Smugglers - and the tea, wines, and goods they sneaked onto our beaches! Find out more with local author Julie Ratcliffe, who will also read from her Smugglers’ Town Mysteries. For children aged 6-12. www.julieratcliffe.co.uk


Join them for a fun and energising dance workshop, suitable for 5-10 year olds Mad4dance.co.uk

Circus School – back by popular demand


Chefs on stilts, a playground, treasure hunt and funny photo opportunities!

Have a go at juggling balls and scarves, hoola hooping, diablo, plate spinning and much more. The sessions are very colourful, fun, unique and help to cultivate mindfulness whilst raising self esteem. Learning new fun Circus skills is very rewarding and delivers a tremendous sense of achievement. www.circusandslacklineschool.co.uk 07936 889 208

South Coast Sports Academy

Join Coach Gav for a super-fun, high-energy introduction to rugby for ages 4 – 11. southcoastsportsacademy.com (Sunday only)


Highcliffe and Walkford in Bloom together with Highcliffe Horticultural Society present


Highcliffe Horticultural Society is open to visitors and new members who love gardens and gardening.

Two family friendly activities:

Pot on your very own vegetable to take home, nurture and cook.

Make a seed bomb.

Limited availability Free of charge

Highcliffe and Walkford in Bloom is a group of local residents who are passionate about making our local area a better place to live.

Visit our website for more details: www.highcliffehorticulturalsociety.co.uk .

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Kids Kitchen

Sarah B & Lexy offering a range of makes and bakes across the weekend


Join Sarah B decorating your own set of mini biscuits with a summer theme or Lexy to make your own Summer Bracelets or decorate your own Baseball Cap. Then on Sunday join the Pop Up and Play Village.

Saturday 8th June

https://www. biscuitsbysarahb.co.uk/ events-and-classes/ 1pm – 2.30pm

Makes & Bakes for 5 – 12 year olds £15 per child

Sunday 9th June


Decorate your own set of 8 mini biscuits on a fun summer theme

2 x 45 minute sessions and your child will take part in both.

Decorate 6 Summer Fun Mini biscuits and Make your own Summer Bracelets

Decorate your own Baseball Cap with Lexy. This activity is aimed at children aged 7 – 12 years.

If you are booking for a child aged 5 or 6, please ensure an adult stays with them to assist if necessary.

Pop Up Play Village @ £4 per family Pre-booked (or £5 on day)

Our aim is to provide a safe and inviting space in which children and their parents can unleash their creativity and let their imaginations go wild

https:// madebymeparties. co.uk/other-partiesand-events/events/

https:// madebymeparties. co.uk/other-partiesand-events/events/

http://pbbl.uk/ popupplayvillage bournemouthandpoole 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Decorate your own set of 8 mini biscuits on a fun summer theme

https://www. biscuitsbysarahb. co.uk/events-andclasses/

If your child is aged 5 – 7 years, please ensure an adult stays with them to assist if necessary.

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Time Activity Desciption Booking 11am – 12pm Summer Fun Biscuit Decorating £10pp
3pm – 4pm Summer
Time Activity Desciption Booking 10.30am -11.00am 11.15am -11.45am 12pm - 12.30pm 1.30pm -2.00pm 2.15pm -2.45pm 3.00pm -3.30pm
Summer Fun Biscuit Decorating
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Saturday 8th June 2024


10.00am - 10.40am | Christchurch Music Centre for players under 18. If you can play 5 notes or more drop in to Twynham School on a Saturday morning. www.christchurchmusiccentre.co.uk

10.40am - 11.30am | Highcliffe School

Various ensembles from students at Highcliffe –follow on @HighcliffeMusic

11.45am - 12.45pm | 20:1 Big Band

an enthusiastic group of musicians who love to perform live “Big Band” music’ led by Oliver Bitten- www.20to1bigband.com / 20to1bigband@gmail.com / 07794539036

1pm - 1.30pm | The Fifinellas (Vocal Group)

www.thefifinellas.com / thefifinellas@gmail.com/ 07766 517762

1.30pm - 3pm | Swing Unlimited Big Band - Subb 1

www.subb.co.uk /Swing Unlimited’s No1 Big Band!

3.10pm - 3.30pm | Milton Musical Society


3.30pm - 5pm | Sarah Bolter & Not Just Sax

www.sarahbolter.co.uk /07867567194 / sarahbolter@hotmail.com / sax-vocal led ‘jazz’ band



10am - 11am | Solstice (Jazz Duo)

Saul Hughes-07950525230

11.15am - 12.15pm | Tom Clements (Singer/Guitarist)

tomclements.co.uk/ info@tomclements.co.uk / 07746123423

12.30pm - 1.30pm | Susie Kimber Duo (Singer/Songwriter-Jazz/Pop/Soul)

www.susiekimbermusic.co.uk/ susiekimbermusic@gmail.com / 07771 822085

1.40pm 2pm | Milton Musical Society


2.15pm - 3.15pm | Celtic Confusion (Celtic/Folk)

www.celticconfusion.co.uk / gillthefiddle@hotmail.co.uk

3.30pm - 4pm | The Fifinellas (Vocal Group)

www.thefifinellas.com / thefifinellas@gmail.com/ 07766 517762

4pm - 5pm | Karl Lattimer (Singer/Pianist)

karl@karllattimermusic.co.uk - 01929 556432 / 07582 728362

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Sunday 9th June 2024


10.00am - 11am | Christchurch and District Band

A fun, friendly band with a wide range of music from classics to toe tappers. If you play a brass or woodwind instrument come and join the Town Band. 07974 320122 / MD@christchurch@districtBand.co.uk

11am - 11.45am | Funky J Fitness

Funkyjfitness.co.uk /juliehousezumba@yahoo.com

11.45am - 12.45pm | Swing Unlimited Community Big Band - Subb 2

providing opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages from the local community to learn, practice, develop and perform

www.subb.co.uk – Patrick Peiro

1pm - 1.30pm | The Fifinellas (Vocal Group)

www.thefifinellas.com / thefifinellas@gmail.com/ 07766 517762

1.45pm - 2.15pm | Barton Court Studios - Performing Arts Kids 5-16yrs

www.bartoncourtstudios.co.uk / 07957 425194 /bartoncourtstudios@outlook.com

2.30pm 4pm | Changing Colours Jazz Orchestra

Brent Vaughan - brentvaughan7@gmail.com / 07836 264215


10am - 11am | David Mein (Singer/Guitarist)

www.davidmeinmusic.com / david_mein@hotmail.com/07950 532250

11.15am 11.45am | Barton Court Studios - The Musical Theatre Show Choir

www.bartoncourtstudios.co.uk / 07957 425194 /bartoncourtstudios@outlook.com

12pm - 1pm | Paul Walker Sings (Swing)

www.paulwalkersings.co.uk / 07968 393977

1.15pm - 1.45pm | Highcliffe Charity Players

www.highcliffecharityplayers.com / info@highcliffecharityplayers.com / Pete-07887 774395

2pm - 2.30pm | Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society

www.christchurchgands.org / info@christchurchgands.org /07723 400159 (Mark)

2.45pm - 3.15pm | The Fifinellas (Vocal Group)

www.thefifinellas.com / thefifinellas@gmail.com/ 07766 517762

3.30pm - 4pm | Highcliffe Charity Players

www.highcliffecharityplayers.com / info@highcliffecharityplayers.com/ Pete-07887 774395


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There will be the regular Saturday service to Highcliffe on the Saturday X1 and X2 routes, with an enhanced timetable on our X1 route for Sunday 09 June. We’ve added more journeys to make it possible for as many people to visit the festival by bus. Make the most of the £2 single fare cap over the weekend and kids under 7 travel for free, so sit back, let us do the driving and enjoy the festival. The full bus timetable is on the festival website.

Step 1Download the app to find your nearest vehicle. There are hundreds located across towns and cities.

Step 2 - Find your bike and tap to unlock. Off you go!

Step 3 - When you get to where you’re going, park up in one of the designated Beryl bays and enjoy the festival.

We encourage festival visitors to leave the car at home and travel to the festival via Bus, Train, or Bike – further details on our festival website - www.highcliffefoodandartsfestival.co.uk Leave the car at home to cut carbon emissions by two thirds. Get on board when travelling to Hinton Admiral station. 20 min walk to Festival Area or catch a train to nearby station and take the bus - Christchurch Station – walk to Fairmile and catch X1/X2 Bus towards Lymington New Milton Station – walk to Whitefield Road and catch X1/X2 towards Bournemouth


594 spaces

Waterford Road, BH23 5DF Card, phone, cash, online/app, Pay by phone / Just Park / RingGo

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Blue Badge holders, please refrain from parking in Waterford Road or Wharncliffe Road while the traffic diversion is in operation. There is some disabled parking in Wortley Road and Cliff Top Car Park

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