• A bagel café, festive floral workshops and indie markets to pop-up at Kampus

A bagel café, festive floral workshops and indie markets to pop-up at Kampus

16 November 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Local independent florist and bakery Bread Flower will be setting up at Kampus this month with a full-on festive takeover of the Bungalow. 

Headed by baker Maya Black and florist Scarlett Jamieson, Bread Flower will be at the garden neighbourhood from 26 November with a new café, florist, bagel shop and packed event calendar. The new ‘Merry Kampus’ residency will open from Thursday to Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. 

The café will offer open bagel sandwiches to eat in or take away, as well as a changing list of specials including salt beef bagel sandwiches and bagel French toast. Bags of sourdough bagels will be available by the half or full dozen (until they sell out.) 

Following their original stint at Kampus this autumn, Bread Flower’s bundles will be making a return where visitors can buy freshly baked bagels and schmears (flavoured cream cheese) together with a bunch of hand-tied flowers. Now bundles include Manchester Smokehouse salmon as well as a vegan version made from carrot. 

City dwellers can choose from a range of Christmas morning hampers available to pre-order for collection on 23 and 24 December which are packed with treats including sparkling wine from Le Social, Blossom Coffee and sticky breakfast buns.

Throughout the residency an optional £1 will be added to each bill at the Bread Flower cafe which will be donated to Wood Street Mission which helps support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.

That’s the bread bit, as for the flowers, there will be bouquets, wreaths and table centrepieces available for pre-order, as well as smaller ready-made bunches available in store.

Guests will also have an opportunity to get creative with a series of floristry workshops running throughout December. Learn how to make beautiful wreaths on 1st December, create impressive table centrepieces on 15th December, or book onto a special session on 8th December learning how to create sustainable Christmas decorations. There’s even a Chocolate decorating workshop with Cocoa and Bloom on 12th December. 

Workshops will continue into the new year, making the perfect gift for a creative loved one, with a Bagel & Babka Workshop, Make a Bouquet Workshop and Vase Arrangement Workshop taking place from 16 – 30 January 2022.All events can be booked online at: https://www.breadflower.co.

The Bread Flower programme of events will also include a festive Hanukkah Supper Club on Friday 3 December (£40pp.) The Hanukkah-inspired supper club in collaboration with Le Social will be a night of food, wine, storytelling and games with a menu of traditional Jewish dishes in an intimate setting.

“We’re really looking forward to opening the Bread Flower cafe in the Bungalow,” said Maya Black. “Kampus has been a home for us for a few months now, hosting various events like our supper clubs and yoga brunch, and of course delivering our bundles, but this four-week residency will be bigger and better than anything we’ve done before.

“We’ve got lots of lovely festive events lined up, like our Hanukkah supper club, Indie Winter Markets with wonderful local traders and weekly floral workshops too; offering what we hope is a genuine independent alternative for shoppers with delicious produce and unique gifts.”

The Bungalow at Kampus – the garden neighbourhood developed by HBD and Capital&Centric - will also host Indie Winter Markets on Saturday 4 December and Saturday 11 December, bringing together local independent traders like Beaches and Cream, Shy Seagull and Prestwich Gin for Christmas gifts that can’t be found on the high street.

After all that, and during such a crazy busy time of year, people are likely to need to re-centre. Yin Yoga with Emma from Thorlby Yoga on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th December will provide some rest and respite from the Christmas chaos (with added mulled wine, festive food and socialising for good measure). £20pp, tickets HERE

The Bread Flower cafe will be open at the Bungalow Thursday and Friday (8am – 2pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am – 4pm) from Friday 26 November 2021 until the end of January.