Get in the mix for protest cakes and friendship bakes at The Stade

Crafternoon Tea Club event in London
Crafternoon Tea Club event in London

WHERE can you take part in radical cake decoration before heading to a candelit picnic in a yurt?

The Crafternoon Tea Club will be hosting two free, family-friendly events at The Stade on Saturday, May 12 as part of the Stade Saturdays programme.

The events have been organised in collaboration with Hastings Borough Council and the Wonky Women’s Institute.

Protest Cakes and Friendship Bakes will take place from 1pm to 4pm inside Stade Hall, and will be an afternoon of art, radical craft, DJs and tea.

Participants will be free to decorate cakes with messages of friendship and political protest, and the plan is then to deliver them to unsuspecting recipients.

Either bring your own cake, preferably home-made and covered with firm icing, or use one baked by the Wonky WI.

All other materials are supplied by Crafternoon. Then from 7.30pm to 9pm in The Stade Open Space, The Share Blanket Unplugged session will be a celebration of Hastings and St Leonards’ traditions and identity, while promoting sustainability, and will take place in a yurt provided by The Hastings Trust.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along food to share, blankets, acoustic instruments and stories to the candlelit gathering, which will take place in a large yurt supplied by the Hastings Trust. Crafternoon co-founder and Hastings-based artist, Beccy McCray, said: “We’re hoping that our Protest Cakes and Share Blanket Events will help put Hastings on the map as a cool and friendly place to visit. This is an exciting time for the town, especially with the opening of the new Jerwood Gallery, and we hope that the community will come together to celebrate Hastings and St Leonards in all their glory at these events.”

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