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Watercress Week

The timetable for the Watercress Week is below - please click on the link to join the live or prerecorded event.  Links will be activated nearer the time. All cameras and mics will automatically be switched off when joining, however, the chat box will be available for you to add your comments or ask questions. 

If you would like to know more about our speakers please click on their highlighted names.

All demonstrations, interviews and other events will be recorded and placed on the AWF website and You Tube Channel. 

Monday 17th May 2021

1000hrs - 1015hrs

Meet the committee - do join us as we introduce ourselves and the week ahead, so click here for a giggle 


1230hrs - 1245hrs 

Sally from Abbys Heroes will deliver a quick update & details of the 5/5/5 challenge. To join Sally please click here.                 


1630hrs - 1700hrs 

Davina Tibbetts will demonstrate her famous watercress salad. A great summer recipe which can be found on this website.  Please click here to enjoy the demonstration.      

To help you create this recipe at home, Vitacress Salads are offering a £5.00 Sainsbury’s voucher for you to buy your own fresh watercress. To receive your voucher, please email info@vitacress.com with your name, address, and email for us to send the voucher to. This is for the first 100 people to email and only one voucher per household!  Applicable to UK residents only.  
Vitacress is one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress and salads.

                               

Tuesday 18th May 2021

1030hrs - 1115hrs

Dr Kyle with the Watercress Research story.  To join this live chat please click here


1500hrs

Join the Watercress Way as they offer a walking tour of Alresford - visiting a couple of watercress beds on the way.  Click this link to enjoy a walk from the comfort of your sofa. 


1930hrs - 2000hrs

Andy McKenzie & Phil Yeomans from Lainston House will demonstrate the use of their wood-burning stove with a stunning watercress chimichurri recipe, along with watercress breadsticks.  Please click here to watch them in action.                                                

To help you create this recipe at home, Vitacress Salads are offering a £5.00 Sainsbury’s voucher for you to buy your own fresh watercress. To receive your voucher, please email info@vitacress.com with your name, address, and email for us to send the voucher to. This is for the first 100 people to email and only one voucher per household!  Applicable to UK residents only.  Vitacress is one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress and salads.

Wednesday 19th May 2021

1030hrs - 1115hrs

Dr Kyle talks about Protein in Watercress.  Join us live for another informative talk about the many wonders of watercress.  To join this live session click here


1900hrs  - 1945hrs

Some of the funniest moments of watercress festival history. Click here to see the outtakes and hear our funny tales. 

Thursday 20th May 2021

1300hrs - 1330hrs 

Dr Kyle & local Nutritional Therapist Kaye Osborne will host a live session discussing the potential oral uses and health benefits of watercress.  To join Dr Kyle & Kaye live click here

1730hrs - 1800hrs  

Davina Tibbetts meets Sue Ambrose, to discuss their famous watercress, pork and apple sausages after which Davina will demonstrate a great way to cook these beauties, with fresh linguine and watercress.  A healthy and speedy supper.  Please click here to enjoy the demonstration.    

                         

1900hrs - 2000hrs
Water Saving Gardening for Wildlife. As the weather grows warmer, many of us will be reaching for the garden hose. But did you know that doing so could impact our freshwater wildlife? Join Maggie and Kathryn from the Watercress and Winterbournes chalk stream scheme, and discover how to save water when getting green-fingered. Learn simple ways to use water wisely, giving your wallet and our wildlife a boost this summer.   To join this wonderful live session click here & use code: 852543
 

Friday 21st May 2021

1000hrs – 1015hrs

A wonderful hello from the local Girl Guide troop - our newest member of the Alresford Watercress Festival team is Chloe.  Chloe also volunteers with Girl Guides and 2019 was their first festival with us.  Join them here as they say hello to you all. 


1600hrs - 1630hrs

Naomi, of Naomi's Preserves, demonstrates one of the many uses of her award winning Watercress Pesto. A mouth watering salmon en croute will be on the menu tonight for Naomis family - join her here as she talks through her recipe, along with other uses for her amazing pesto. 

1900hrs – 1930hrs

Simon Evans of The Naked Grape, gives an insight into watercress based drinks.   Settle back with a glass of something and join Simon live via this this link.
 

Saturday 22nd May 2021

1030hrs - 1100hrs 

Gut Café with Lucy Williamson.  Lucy hosts a Gut Health event with practical ideas and your questions answered; showcasing Watercress! Bring a coffee and enjoy! To register for this live event here

You will need to register in advance for this session via Eventbrite so please don't leave it too late - a link will be emailed to you before the session starts. Only those with the link will be able to join and this session will not be recorded for viewing at a later stage. 

1900hrs – 1930hrs

In the Mix - Nick creates a Watercress Festival signature cocktail with local watercress gin. Grab your shaker and learn from a professional -  to watch this demonstration click here

Sunday 23rd May 2021

The end of our Watercress Week Festival - we have a few things up our sleeve for the last day so do come back for an update!