I will be attending several events in the near future, I hope you can support these events and some of my chosen charitable organisations.
4th and 5th May Venfest, Chefs Demo, demonstrating and selling my book, 10am-4pm Post Green Rd, Lytchett Minster, Poole, BH16 6AP
18th and 19th May, Kedleston Hall. Derby Food and Drink Festival, Derby, DE22 5JH demonstrating and selling my recipe book.
28th May baking class in Somerton Parish Rooms ‘ How to make the perfect scone’, 6-8pm , price £8.00, maximum 30, tickets from www.somertonartsfestival.co.uk
8th and 9th June Towcester food festival, demonstrating twice each dyad selling my books. Address Towcester Racecourse, London Road, Towcester, NN12 6LB
21st July, Knebworth House Knebworth Food Festival, SG1 2AX, demonstrating and selling my recipe book.24th and 25th August Lichfield Show, 2 demos each day and selling my book address, Lichfield Town Centre, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JX
17th August Afternoon tea party at my home proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. Somerton TA11 6LQ 29th September, Solihull Food Festival 2 demos each day and selling my book , address- Mel Square, Solihull .B91 3AY
21st September Redrow Homes Open Day Herondon Grange High Halsstow Kent, ME3 8SP details to follow
28th SeptemberThame Food Festival , on the cookery stage at 2.00pm
12th October Redrow Homes Open Day, Mill Meadows Sudbrook Monmouthshire NP26 5UZ
19th October Redrow Homes Open Day Kingsley Park Arborfield Green, Berkshire, RG2 9US
26th October Redrow Homes Open Day venue yet to be decided
9th November Cookery Class at 15 Stanley Road.Hoylake, Wirral CH47 1HN11.30 -2.00pm lunch included details to follow.
8th December Val is visiting Manhattan for BOOK SIGNING @queensyardnyc and @breadladynyc will be be hosting an event on Sunday 8th December 11.30 to 4.00 at the Queensyard restaurant, bar and cafe , Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yard, New York, New York 1001.
I extend an open invitation to anyone who wishes to say hi especially as I would like to say thank you to all my brilliant social media followers who live in and near New York . Chef Brian Yurko will be making one of my dessert recipes as part of the delicious things you can try in the restaurant.
We need to know how many folk will accept my invitation to come visit so to get an idea please go to my Insta, link below and let us know if you will be coming. Also I will bring my recipe books for anyone who has pre paid for books online, from valstones.com . Please if you wish to have your book signed personally by me then make the address out to the Queens Yard cafe address ( Queensyard, Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yard, New York, New York 1001 ) and I will know you are coming( also I will hand back the postage costs as you are collecting).
Thought you might like to see what Louise and I are up to with Redrow Homes.
27th October Val book signing at “The Works” in Clark’s Village, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BB Raising funds for Barnardo’s
Saturday 24th November Val and Louise baking on a Christmas theme at Tinkinswood St Nicholas near Cardiff CF5 6SH
Sunday 25th November Somerton Christmas Fair, Val signing recipe books 3 to 7pm
Saturday 1st December Val at Harts of Stur Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1BD. Baking with Magimix and book signings.
Saturday 8th December Val and Louise baking in Redrow show home near Cardiff.
Saturday 15th December Val and Louise baking in Redrow show home in Cardiff.
9 September, Sunday, Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, SY8 1 FD more details to follow.
29th September- Ginger and Spice Festival , Market Drayton, Shropshire. Demonstration 11.30-12.15 plus meet and greet time.
2nd October - 17th October in Memphis and Nashville on holiday but say Hi if you see me.
21st October St Margaret’s Hospice Steam Train trip from Bishops Lydiard to Minehead. Val will be providing and serving afternoon tea on the train.
26th August, Sunday, Lichfield Festival, Lichfield, WS13 6LU, two demonstrations.
14 July, Saturday at Yeovil Show, Yeovil Showground, Berwick Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9TA, judging the cake competition.
7 July and 8 July, Saturday and Sunday, demonstrating in Redrow show Home with Louise Williams in London.
30 June and 1 July, Saturday and Sunday at Shobdon Food and Flying Festival, Shobdon Airfield, near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9NR Demonstrating, monies raised go to local charities. Come and see me bake elderflower and lemon cake on Saturday rhubarb, ginger, custard cake on Sunday. I’m donating lots of my Bakeoff treasures to the charities, also my lemon curd.
23 June, Saturday appearing early afternoon at Denaby Heritage Day at St. Peter’s Church, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, judging the Bakes competition and chatting with visitors.
23 June, appearing late afternoon and evening at Croot’s Farm Shop, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56, 4AQ celebrating 10th Anniversary of Croot’s Farm Shop.
Late May, Holiday in NJ USA 🇺🇸
20 May, Sunday, Demonstrating with Louise Williams at Royal Welsh Spring Festival Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, LD2 3SY
13 May, Sunday, Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair, Kedleston Hall, two demonstrations, meet and greet, supporting Val bakes at Croot’s Farm Shop.
12 May, Saturday, Somerset Day, supporting St. Margaret’s Hospice and meeting and greeting 12 noon -4.00
22 April, Sunday Demonstrating with Louise Williams in Redrow show Home, Hartford Grange, Walnut Lane, Hartford, CW8 1QN
21 April, Saturday, Demonstrating with Louise Williams in Redrow show Home, Woodford Garden Village, Chester Road, Woodford,SK7 1QP, 11am-3pm
31 March, Saturday, Demonstrating with Louise Williams in Redrow Homes at The Parsonage, Goodhurst Road, Marden, Kent, TN12 9JY
Saturday, February 10 at Redrow Homes, Churchfields, Green Hammerton, York, YO26 8AB. See Louise and Val baking , sharing tips and providing tasters. https://www.redrow.co.uk/newsroom/yorkshire,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Fri 8th to Sat 9th September - Ludlow Food Festival. Val appearing throughout the event .
28th August - Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire.
Sat 26th August - Lichfield Show, Val to do 2 demonstrations during the day and to be around to meet and greet people during the day.
Sat 22nd July - 12.00-3pm Demonstration baking at Redrow Homes.
Thurs 20th July - Yeovil Arts , Val to be speaker at Brimsmore Garden Centr
Thurs 8th June - Great Taste 2017 - judging all day.
Mon 29th May - Wots Cooking, Great British Food Festival, Harewood House, Derbyshire.
Wed 18th May - 7.30 Val is the guest speaker at Ashcott and Pedwell WI.
Tues 16th May - 7.00 pm, Bruton, Wiltshire WI 100h Anniversary Val is guest speaker.
Sat 13th and Sun 14th May - Val demonstrating at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair appearing each day.
Fri 12th May - Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award walkers camping at the Bath and West Show ground, Val to go along and support the baking of cakes in an open pit.
Thurs 11th May - Somerset Day Celebration 6pm Taunton ( details to follow) . Val to be a speaker and hand out awards.
Tues 2nd May - Baking all day in (TBA) School . After school sale of bakes and auction of a Signed by all Bakers GBBO recipe book.
Mon 1st May - Wots Cooking, Great British Food festival Hardwick Hall , Sheffield.
Thurs 6th April - Great Taste 2017 - judging all day.
Thurs 30th March - Baking all day with pupils at Hindhayes School, Street, selling baked goods after school.
Thurs 30th March - Yeovil Osteoporosis Society 10th Anniversary- Val presenting a special cake and selling bakes for the society funds.
Tues 28th March - NSPCC School assembly and cake sale ( 3.15 -4.15 ) at Minerva Primary School , Taunton.
Mon 27th March - Baking classes with GCSE students, all day.
Sat 25th March - Fundraising for Binegar Church , Somerset.
Fri 24th March - During the morning, Sainsbury's, in Street, Somerset. Supporting fundraising for Comic Relief.
Fri 24th March - Pm. BBC TV Comic Relief.
Fri 17th March - Guest speaker at the Shire Horse Society annual dinner.
Sun 5th March - 12.00 to 3.00 pm - Demo in Redrow Homes Show house, The Grange in Wenvoe, near Cardiff.
Sat 4th March 12.00 to 3.00 pm - Demo in Redrow Homes Show house, St David’s Meadow in Colwinston, near Cardiff.
19 January 2017 - Live Facebook event with Love Productions.
20 November, 2016 - Croots Farm Shop at Duffield, Derbyshire Val Stones from GBBO came to visit. She did a number of demonstrations at the shop to visitors and customers and helped us launch our new range of ‘Val at Croots’ cakes & cookies range at our Taste of Christmas event.
I hope you can attend one of my events soon and get a chance to see me in action.