Sackville Gardens near the Village is set to play host to the Barker Baker Festival this weekend. As the name might suggest, this is a family-run festival with an emphasis on bread and confectionery. There will be a baking marquee with artisan produce, workshops and competitions. The event also sees the relaunch of The Village Market, which will feature local stallholders selling crafts, antiques and street food. Fallowfield-based NasiLemak will be on hand with Asian-fusion cuisine. The event kicks off at 10am with a jazz and coffee morning, followed by live music and a bar in the afternoon. The festival is in support of Mind and Christie’s, and aims to promote positive mental health and better understanding of mental health in the wider community.

Sat 2 Aug, Sackville Gardens, Venice Street, The Village, M1 3HB, 10am – late, FREE, www.thebarkerbakerfestival

Sat 2 Aug
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Tue 29 Jul 2014