Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make Bean Feast 2017 a smiling, creative, musical success!  We had a very successful event in 2017, with more attendees, more volunteer involvement, a broader range of workshops, and a stellar music line up.  Despite losing £500 of council grant funding, we were able to just about stay in the black and retain funds to seed a future event, and cut our waste and carbon footprint. However, volunteer involvement on the organising committee throughout the year has fallen, and of the four 2017 members, all have returned to work or study in the last 18 months. This group now needs a well-earnedRead More →

And just to round up the year, we’ll be having our Annual General Meeting in the Cadbury pub on Richmond Road at 8pm on Monday 13 November. Everyone’s very welcome. Agenda: Chair’s report Treasurer’s report Committee elections AOB Celebrate MBF 2017 – cheers!Read More →

Minutes of Montpelier Bean Feast meeting 7.6.17 Attending: Shiona; Becky; Katrin; Martine; Eleanor; Sarah and Claire from Travelling Kitchen; Emily. Apologies: Claire H; Ali Updates on minutes from meeting of 03.05.17: Patreon: Emily had done some investigation and this seems like a potential source of funding. AP: Shiona to investigate further. Fairlawn summer fair: Becky can now help run the stall (update, has since agreed to take Emily’s place) and will do so with Shiona, running the bag decorating workshop. Dolphin PTA fundraising: Eleanor said that the PTA has agreed to do some fundraising for MBF and await our request! Rising Voices choir: Shiona hasRead More →

Minutes of Montpelier Bean Feast meeting 03.05.2017 Attending: Sarah; Flo; Kirsty (for Fairlawn PTA); Katrin; Claire; Martine; Eleanor (for Dolphin PTA); Shiona; Becky; Shelley (Head of Dolphin School); Ali; Emily Updates on minutes from November AGM Shiona updated us on progress since the last meeting: the crucial forms have been completed and the first aid, toilets and samba group have been confirmed for the event. A grant of £1500 from the events fund at BCC has been secured! This is £500 less than last year but much more than we would have expected given the cuts to the fund, so very positive news. Budget ShionaRead More →

  Here we go, Bean-feasters! Time to get out the face-paint, practice our table tennis and put on our creative caps. Bean Feast 2017 planning is now under-way. Please join us for our first meeting of the year on Wednesday 3rd May, 8PM at 33 Bath Buildings. Everyone is welcome – whether you’ve got an idea for this year’s event or just curious to learn more. Want to say hi but can’t make it? Not to fret – we’ll meet monthly, and in the meantime you can always send your thoughts to Put the date in the calendar – Bean Feast 2017 will beRead More →