Bread Flower to host four-week festive pop up at Kampus
Headed by baker Maya Black and florist Scarlett Jamieson, Bread Flower will stage a full-on festive takeover of the Bungalow at the garden neighbourhood from 26 November, featuring a café, florist, bagel shop and packed event calendar.
Open from Thursday to Sunday in the lead up to Christmas, there’ll be something for everyone during the ‘Merry Kampus’ residency. The café will be serving up topped open bagel sandwiches to eat in or take away, alongside a changing list of specials like salt beef bagel sandwiches and bagel French toast. Bags of sourdough bagels available by the half or full dozen until they sell out. There will also be bouquets, wreaths and table centrepieces available for pre-order, as well as smaller bunches available in store.
The duo’s much-loved bundles – that proved a hit during their original stint at Kampus - are also back, bringing together freshly-baked bagels, schmears (flavoured cream cheese) and hand-tied flowers. The bundles now include Manchester Smokehouse salmon as standard alongside a vegan option with carrot lox (vegan ‘smoked salmon’). There is a range of Christmas morning hampers also joining the line-up with added extras like sparkling wine from Le Social, Blossom Coffee and sticky buns, which are available to pre-order for collection on 23 and 24 December.
Throughout the residency there will be an optional £1 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.
The Bungalow at Kampus – the garden neighbourhood developed by HBD and Capital&Centric - will be the place to celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. 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 dishes in an intimate setting, whilst Indie Winter Markets will bring 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.
Guests can also get consciously creative with floristry workshops running throughout December, be it wreaths, table centrepieces or a special session on ditching the plastic for sustainable Christmas decorations.
After all that, people are likely to need a breather. Yin Yoga with Emma from Thorlby Yoga will provide some rest and respite from the Christmas chaos (albeit with some mulled wine, festive food and socialising for good measure).
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.
Maya Black, at Bread Flower, said:
“We’re really looking forward to opening the Bread Flower cafe in the Bungalow. 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 Bread Flower events programme will include:
Hanukkah Supper Club – Friday 3 December - £40pp, tickets here:
Indie Winter Markets – Saturday 4 December and Saturday 11 December - FREE
Yoga – Wednesday 2, Wednesday 9 and Wednesday 16 December 2021 - £20pp, tickets here:
The workshops programme will include:
Wreath making – 1 December, 6.30pm - £45pp tickets here:
Sustainable decorations – 8 December, 6.30pm - £25pp, tickets here:
Chocolate decorating with Cocoa and Bloom – 12 December
Table centrepieces – 15 December, 6.30pm - £40pp, tickets here:
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 via here
The Kampus gardens and Bungalow are the central feature of the community and are permanently open to the public, with the Bungalow operating as a village hall for pop-ups and community groups. The neighbourhood is alive with events and will be home to local independent bars, restaurants, cafés and retail from brands including General Stores; the recently-opened Nell’s and Pollen Bakery. This latest residency follows a buzzing summer of events at Kampus, with Mancunians flocking to the lush gardens for the likes of Le Social, Isca Wines and Banh Vi.
One and two bedroom apartments are available at Kampus, including in the beautiful red-brick new building North Block and refurbished 1960s brutalist tower called The Stack. With North’s sister building South Block and two Victorian shipping warehouses, Minto & Turner and Minshull House are also set to fully open over the coming weeks.
Residents at Kampus have access to a brand new gym with free weights, cardio and core equipment and a yoga studio, a 24 hour concierge service and amenities from dog walking, dry cleaning, PT sessions and yoga, a private cinema, lounge, dining room and a number of terraces. What’s more, residents can move into their brand-new apartment with no deposit to pay.