Lawnfest, the one-day festival for music, art and food lovers promises to be a gastronomic delight
Lawnfest, is one of the most anticipated charity events on the calendar for music, art and food lovers. This boutique, family-friendly festival will be held in the beautiful grounds of West Heath New School Sevenoaks, Kent on the 30th June 2012.
Prepare to have your taste buds indulged this year, with chef Nicole Walshaw heading up the Lawnfest Food Shed.
Reflecting her core values, Nicole has identified local Kent based produce, which has been responsibly farmed. “All the food I have located for the event is in season and grown with care so it will not need much tampering with. I’m really there just to enhance the natural flavours – this is what the love of food is all about” commented Nicole.
Guests will enter the Lawnfest Food Shed enclosed in a fully covered vintage style Marquee with tables dressed with flowers and potted herbs. As the sun goes down over the grounds, the festival will transform into a warm, lantern lit atmosphere, where delicious food, cold drinks, music and art will enchant and captivate the audience.
Fitting in with the ethos of the event, very special guests, Street Kitchen, will be cooking up hand-made gourmet burgers with their famous sweet potato fries.
These comforting delights will be accompanied by organic iced “freshies” made with fruit tea provided by Clipper Teas. The London Distillery Company will donate premium organic, London Dry Gin to The Lawnfest Food Shed, made with Kent’s finest botanicals.
After being inspired by the local culinary dishes, guests can then visit the Lawnfest farmers market to pick up the ingredients – before refreshing themselves with offerings of Chapel Down wines and Shepherd Neame real ales and lager.
The Food Shed will serve chilli con carne and veggie chilli, made in a traditional style with real ale and cocoa, served with corn chips, crème fresh and coriander, or tempt you with a summer squash, spinach and sesame tart beside a wild rocket salad or step-up to a grilled apricot, watercress and cured gammon ciabatta. That’s just a taster.
Finally, for those that fancy a sit down traditional English tea, Violet’s Vintage Teas will be serving freshly made cakes, finger sandwiches and scones with a huge dollop of real clotted cream.
“Lawnfest is all about the feel-good,” says Camilla Al Fayed. “It brings together the ingredients in life that make us feel great. Music and art play a big part of this, and are particularly important in helping the pupils of West Heath start moving forward with their lives. But food enjoyment is equally fundamental. Nicole is brilliant at creating food experiences, and together with her farmers’ market, Lawnfest is going to be an interactive celebration of food.”
To book your extended earlybird tickets now and for more information
£20 Adults – £20
Children aged 8 and younger – Free
Children 9 years and above – £10
Family (two adults, two children) – £40
The New School at West Heath is supported by The AlFayed Charitable Foundation (ACF) and uses education to rebuild the lives of traumatised children. It is attended by children aged 11yrs-19yrs. These children will have suffered emotional damage by way of abuse, bereavement, bullying or similar trauma that leaves them unable to cope with mainstream schooling. Only when they are ready, do they leave The New School at West Heath and return to the education system.
The AlFayed Charitable Foundation (ACF) has been improving the lives of terminally ill, impoverished and emotionally traumatised children since 1987. Run by Mohamed Al Fayed and his youngest daughter Camilla, the Foundation supports specialist children’s causes via regular donations, personal visits and the provision of specialist medical equipment, and play and living essentials. The Foundation also focuses on increasing public and private support for children’s hospices, hospitals and other children’s charities. The ACF is now celebrating its 25th year, and sees Camilla Al Fayed championing new initiatives to ensure the Foundation and its causes continue to reach children who really need their help.
For the latest ACF news and information about who the Foundation helps, please visit www.the-acf.com