1940s events start right here!
We get involved in all sorts of stuff!
We hold lots of mini events here at The Kitchen Front. Over the last couple of years, we have held a 1940s art exhibition ‘Bude Ration Years’ based on the memories of local people; held countless 1940s Tea Rooms; We even had the Enigma Machine from Bletchley Park for one of our educational events. We create community events such as the annual Charity Tea Dance and this year we are planning the huge ‘BUDE AT WAR- The Day The Americans Came’ weekender for September 2017. ( http://www.budeatwar.yolasite.com )
We do support programmes for local community groups and schools from art projects to Elves workshops at Christmas and regularly raise funds for local and Military Veterans charities. We are also involved in 1940s reenactment events where we present ourselves as American Red Cross Volunteers, known as the Donut Dollies where we serve real coffee and donuts to the troops and do education displays about food and rationing.
Of course, there is the ‘day job’ where we run all sorts of creative workshops from ceramic kitchen ware design, show art techniques; fabric accessory workshops; book binding, clock making and our own Polka Dolls. And let’s not forget the many 1940s Hen and Birthday parties that we do, where we are in period dress and even your invitation is an WWII identity card…. (Better to be safe than sorry!)
So, keep an eye out! It is always busy in here because there is always something going on. If you would like to use our facilities and services or book a private party, please let us know. We are ready to dive back into the 1940s at anytime!