Craft Bakers’ Week (28 September to 3 October) has been rebranded for 2015 with a ‘new look and feel’ for the event. The new branding will be launched with a refreshed website, and new point of sales material, including posters and bunting which will be provided to participating bakers.The week will encourage consumers to ‘Love Your Baker’ with a range of activities and events and a competition during the week. There will also be a campaign tour around the company visiting bakeries. Registrations will open later this month.Now in its seventh year, the week will raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK- the campaigns charity partner.Hannah Marriage, of W&H Marriage & Sons millers and chair of Craft Bakers’ Week 2015, said: “By taking part craft bakers can both raise the profile of their business at a local level and help promote the industry nationally.We are also delighted to be once again working with Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and are aiming to raise even more money for this excellent charity. Craft Bakers’ Week has lots to offer bakers and we would urge everyone to get involved.”Nearly 400 craft bakery businesses took part in the week in 2014, and between them raised £20,000 for Make-A-Wish.Craft Bakers’ Week is funded and supported by the Craft Bakers’ Association and Scottish Bakers and stakeholders from across the bakery sector including British Baker, California Raisins, CSM, Bakels, Bako, BFP, Dawn, Ireks, Marriage’s, Macphie, Puratos, Reynards and Zeelandia.
Beloved soul rockers The Nth Power are bringing an Abundance of music to New York this weekend, hitting the Highline Ballroom on June 12th. The show comes as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival running throughout NYC in the month of June, and it wouldn’t be a proper Jazz Festival without some top tier collaborations.Fortunately for fans, the show will feature two great musicians, as funk legends Bernard Purdie and Ivan Neville will be on hand to lend their talents to the Nth Power grooves. Purdie is a pioneer of funk rhythms, keeping the beat steady behind the drums for Aretha Franklin, James Brown and countless others throughout his career. Meanwhile, Neville is NOLA royalty, keeping himself on the road with his uber-funky ensemble, Dumpstaphunk.The two will meet up with The Nth Power, who are fresh off their first full length album release, Abundance. The group is bringing it harder than ever, and we can’t wait to catch this show on Sunday! You can find more details here. Animus Rexx (ft. James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band) and The Reign of Kindo will be on as support.Want to win a pair of tickets for the event? Enter the contest below! The promotion, so there’s no time like the present!