Where: The Brunswick Shopping Centre, London
What is it?
The British Biscuit Festival promised so much and could have been so great. Who doesn’t like biscuits afterall? The festival ran for three days and Contrary Life popped along on the Sunday with the hope of chilling out and scoffing our body weight in biscuits.
Moments after arriving we could tell we were in for a big disappointment. There was only one stall we could find that was actually selling some nice looking biscuits. However, even half the produce that stall was selling was cake rather than biscuit.
There was a stage with a band playing but bless them, even they couldn’t raise a cheer from the annoyed and hungry visitors. Some of the shops had made a half-arsed attempt at having a biscuit theme in order to tempt shoppers in, the fete games were few and the plethora of stalls promised was a blatent lie. Looking at the information map for the festival it was clear that a lot of the entertainment was missing.
I’m not sure what happened, maybe the first two days were full of biscuity joy and we came on the wrong day, but I doubt it. A Biscuit Festival is a great idea and I would love to go to one, so if anyone out there can organise one I would be ever so happy. But to quote TV show Teachers, The Brunswick Shopping Centre couldn’t organise a bunfight in Kiplings!
More info: brunswick.co.uk