Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 15°C

Search
Norfolk Tourism Awards

TV’s Ladette to Lady star Rosemary Shrager leads line-up at Newmarket Food and Drink Festival

PUBLISHED: 17:01 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 17 August 2018

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, who is headlining the cookery demonstrations at Newmarket Food and Drink Festival Picture: ROSEMARY SHRAGER

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, who is headlining the cookery demonstrations at Newmarket Food and Drink Festival Picture: ROSEMARY SHRAGER

Rosemary Shrager

Celebrity chef and TV star Rosemary Shrager is set to lead the line-up at the Newmarket Food and Drink Festival, which returns for its fourth year on September 15 and 16.

The free event takes place on Palace Street and the site of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. This year it ties in with the 850-year anniversary celebration of Newmarket’s Market Charter.

Visitors will be able to sample and buy food from various local produce stalls, and there will also be a chance to sharpen up cooking skills with demonstrations from chefs from renowned restaurants across East Anglia, as well as Ms Shrager, of Ladette to Lady, School for Cooks and Soapstar Superchef.

Among those taking part will be the Tamburlaine Hotel, Cambridge, The Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, The Poets House Hotel, Ely and The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge.

There will be live music from local artists and bands on the Corkers Stage in Palace House Gardens. and Palace House will be hosting ‘Find out for a Fiver’ throughout the weekend.

Proceeds from the festival will go to this year’s charities, Racing Welfare’s Newmarket Housing Project, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket, the Newmarket Day Centre and Newmarket Academy’s social mobility fund.

It opens each day at 11am and finishes at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

As an EastEnders superfan, seriously I haven’t missed an episode since I was eight years old and I’m now 23, when I heard Sid Owen had been cast as Hook I was more excited than Phil Mitchell in a brewery.

The musical Once has proved itself to be a contemporary classic that tells an aspirational story full of tears and laughter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to director Peter Rowe and the cast as the play opens the New Wolsey’s autumn season

Stately homes, castles, ruins, windmills, gardens and historic boats are all welcoming visitors free of charge for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

The Barton Players are busy rehearsing for their comedy which is being staged next month in the village.

It’s a heart-warming and at times heart-rending performance by this wonderful cast admiringly led by the indomitable Roy Hudd.

HighTide opens next week and Suffolk writer and musician Tallulah Brown is unveiling her new play Songlines, which combines the joys of theatre with that of a live gig. She talks to arts editor Andrew Clarke

Heritage Open Days return to the county this September with two jam-packed weekends of free events.

Fans looking to spice up their lives are in for a treat as Spice Girls show comes to the region.

Cards on the table, Oliver is my second least favourite musical ever; but if anybody could convert me it’s John Hales, who directed the best version of Little Shop of Horrors I’ve seen.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24