Wakefield welcomes top TV chef to Rhubarb Festival
Council has announced a top TV personality will be headlining its famous
Rhubarb Festival, which is taking place between 17-23 February.
star award-winning celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be showcasing
some special rhubarb-inspired culinary creations in the purpose-built heated
demonstration marquee on Saturday 22 February.
Jean-Christophe will be joined by three other top TV
personalities over the course of the weekend; with Stephanie Moon - Chef
Consultant for All Things Food who has also appeared on BBC Two’s Great British
Menu; Wakefield’s very own star of the ‘Great
British Bake Off’ - Karen Wright; and food historian and author, Emma Kay -
featured on NNC Countryfile, all rustling up some rhubarb treats in the
demonstration marquee from the 21-23 February.
success last year, the comedy club in the Rhu-Bar tent will also return, with headline acts Daliso Chaponda, from
Britain’s Got Talent, performing on Friday night and Patrick Monahan, winner of
TV's Take the Mike in 2001 and Show Me the Funny in 2011,
entertaining the crowds on Saturday night.
Tickets can be
purchased at http://bit.ly/Rhu-bar
Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and
Sport, said: “The Rhubarb Festival is just three weeks away and we are so
excited for this year’s line-up.
extended week-long festival this year, there is so much more going on,
alongside the usual food and drink stalls, amazing cookery demos, fabulous
street entertainment and kid’s activities which everyone has come to enjoy.
a look to see what’s on offer as there really is something for everyone.”
The annual festival returns for its
fourteenth year this month, with a focus on family friendly activities in the
former Market Hall between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 February.
food and drink market will then take place in the Cathedral precinct, with a
brand new Vegan Market on Teall Way and a new Arts & Crafts Market on
Trinity Walk from Friday 21 to Sunday 23, preserving its status as the first
major event in the UK’s ‘foodie’ calendar.
the week there will also
be lots of activities and have-a-go sessions for the kids, including tractor
rides, lantern-making and a cycle-powered carousel.
There will also be a number of fringe activities taking place
across the city, including Oldroyds
Farm Tours, where you can hear about the history of Forced Rhubarb from one of
the area’s last growers and visit the forcing sheds by candlelight.
For more information
visit experiencewakefield.co.uk/rhubarbfest or find us on Facebook at ‘Rhubarb Festival
- Wakefield’ and Twitter @rhubarbfestival using #rhubarbfest