Following on from the success of last year’s Bake Day, the Christchurch Food and Wine Festival is launching the ‘Great Christchurch Bake Weekend and Fete’.

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, Christchurch Quay (The Quomps) will be transformed into the scene of a typical English fete, with white marquees, a giant helter-skelter and a whole lot more.

Aspiring bakers are being encouraged to dust off their aprons and get baking to enter the competitions. On the Saturday the BBC’s Great British Bake Off champion of 2011, Jo Wheatley, will be helping to judge the adults’ baking competition and demonstrating her skills.

There will be fascinating demonstrations taking place in the cookery theatre, sponsored by The Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa and supported by Waitrose, and hands-on cookery sessions for children and adults presented by the Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust.

Details of the classes and expert tutors can be found at where competition entry forms and entry terms and conditions can also be found. Tickets for the sessions can be bought through the Regent Centre website at

For further information on the Bake Weekend please contact Cheryl Davies, Captain’s Club Hotel on 01202 475111.


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