The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Our Daily Bread Part 2

Sunday 21 May

Yesterday, we built our cob oven: a simple, off-grid, biodegradable oven, for use all year. Today, we're going to learn what to put in it.

This workshop will explore the history of bread, why it developed, and how it changed our societies (we'll take a vote on whether to go back to hunting and gathering: plus side great working conditions, minus side no comfy beds or modernist furniture).

We'll be joined by Jessica Mooney from Bread for Life, who’ll teach us how to make bread from scratch, and how to produce our own yeast (in the form of a simple Sourdough Starter). We’ll also be looking at how and where to grow wheat, and how to mill it.

Then we’ll bake our bread in the cob oven, just in time for tea.

DATE: Sunday 21st May 2017.
TIME: 11-4pm.
BRING: An apron, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, some food to share.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult, and £5 per child or for concessions. This includes admission to the grounds. To book a place, click here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.