OATCAKE DAY 3
Weds. 8th August 2012 and beyond
Oatcakes, Beer, Books, Music & Milk ShakesOatcake Day 3 is set to be the biggest yet with a specially brewed Oatcake Day Beer, A Book, Live Music, An Album and an Oatcake Milk Shake all being a part of this years celebrations.
The celebration of the North Staffordshire Oatcake was conceived by Terry Bossons in 2010 and it has gone from being a small celebration based in Hanley, Stoke - on - Trent to a North Staffordshire and South Cheshire wide event
The traditional music based celebration remains at The Sugarmill, Hanley on Oatcake Day, Wednesday August 8th 2012 and features a re-union and their only gig in 2012 for local power pop/ punk band “Friends of Ken” Support acts on the night include Breaking Satellites, Paper Tigers and London based The Promise.
This is not the only musical celebration as Lee Barber, presenter of local music show Radical’s Rising on 6 Towns Radio has organised a charity acoustic night at Yates’s Newcastle with more than 12 local musicians taking part on the 2nd and 9th August.
The musicians have also donated one track each to create an album of local music called “Red or Brown” The whole album can be downloaded
from http://oatcakeday.bandcamp.com The cost is only £4 for 11 tracks, with the proceeds being donated to the Donna Louise Trust Hospice and community radio station 6 Towns Radio.
Oatcake Day has been supported by Titanic Brewery this year and they have produced a limited edition Oatcake Stout which will only be served in their six pubs (Newcastle - u - Lyme, Burslem, Stoke, Leek, Stone & Stoke) during their Oatcake Day celebrations which include events such as An Oat flavoured mini beer festival in The Bulls Head Burslem, A guess the filling at the Royal Exchange, Stone and a “Dare to Taste” Russian Roulette style taste test at The White Star in Stoke.
The Hippy Hippy Shake Company will be producing an Oatcake flavoured milk shake that will be served in it’s outlets in Hanley and Newcastle under Lyme during the week of Oatcake Day. The milk shake is a mix of oatcake, banana and nutella, topped off with cream.
An Oatcake is for Life, Not Just for Breakfast is the title of the official Oatcake Day book which captures the story of Oatcake Day so far, featuring a history of the Oatcake, miscellanea, recipes, unreliable Shakespeare oatcake quotes, oatcake top tips, a map of oatcake shops and part of the collection of celebrity pictures which are categorised by comedy, local heroes, music, stoke, vale, tv, sport.
The book will be launched at Yates’s, Newcastle under Lyme at 8.30pm
during the Radical’s Rising Acoustic Evening.
Oatcake Day organiser Terry Bossons said “This years event is the biggest yet and I’m getting lots of enquiries of how people can get involved. It’s great that so many people are getting behind the cause and who knows it could become an “official” day in the near future. We’ve tried to make it as diverse as we can, hopefully there’s something for everyone across Oatcake Land.”
The Oatcake Day website can be found at www.oatcakeday.com