Monday, July 29, 2013

Wakefield Art Walk

Our special 1920s event – All in a flap at Wakefield Museum – is nearly upon us.

The flapper dresses have been prepared, the accessories chosen (check out the incredible scarab beetle necklace with legs!!!), the bow ties are ready to be tied, the feathers are set to be added to fascinators and a selection of roaring ‘20s hits chosen. 

A necklace made from real Egyptian scarab beetles

The scarab beetles' legs are visible on the reverse!

Create Café have designed a 1920’s inspired menu for the occasion:

Wakefield Art Walk special 
Wednesday 31st August 4.30-7pm
2 Courses with a tea or coffee - £10


Soup of the day with fresh bread £4
Thai Coconut Broth £4
Greek Salad with Feta Cheese £5

1920’s Inspired special – BBQ Ribs
BBQ Ribs first became popular when Henry Ford, in collaboration with Thomas Edison and EB Kingsford, began commercial manufacturing by making them from sawdust and wood scraps from Ford's auto plants in Detroit. The Kingsford Company then built the town Kingsford, MI. The company was later sold, and today Kingsford converts more than one million tons of wood scrap into briquets a year. So Ford not only brought the world affordable cars, he created an industry that made backyard barbecue easy.

Chargrilled Halloumi with Chargrilled Veg and Salsa £6
Grilled Salmon, Chargrilled Leeks & Fennel, Lemon Dressing £6
Chicken Noodle Salad with Thai Coconut Dressing £6

1920’s Inspired Special – Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Philadelphians Pat and Harry Olivieri are often credited with inventing the sandwich by serving chopped steak on hoagie rolls in the early 1930s. They began selling this variation of steak sandwiches at their hot dog stand near south Philadelphia's Italian Market. They became so popular that Pat opened up his own restaurant which still operates today as Pat's King of Steaks.

Bakewell Tart with Pear and Almond Compote £3.50
Warm Triple Chocolate Brownie with Cream £3.50
Treacle tart with Orange Yoghurt £4
1920’s Inspired Special – New York Vanilla cheesecake, rhubarb syrup £3.50
In 1912, James Kraft developed a form of pasteurized cream cheese. Kraft acquired the Philadelphia trademark in 1928, and marketed pasteurized Philadelphia Cream Cheese which is now the most commonly used cheese for cheesecake.

DRINKS – All £2.50
For tonight only, we also have a selection of 1920’s inspired non-alcoholic drinks. We have put this list together by thinking of the traditional drinks that were consumed in this era and then adjusting them to be non-alcoholic versions. Not easy as most drinks in the era were Prohibition drinks meaning they were very short and very alcoholic…..!

Planters Punch – (Lemon Juice, Sugar, Orange, Pineapple, Grenadine)
During this era, "rum-running" became a "legitimate" trade in the United States. Smugglers used station wagons, trucks and boats to heist rum from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The Bronx was a rum based cocktail very popular in the 1920’s.

Mojito - (Lime Juice, Fresh Mint, Sugar, Soda)
This Cuban drink became popular in the mid-19th century, but it really became famous in the mid 1920’s when the recipe was adjusted to include Bacardi, and it became the national drink of Cuba, and spread into America.

French 75 – (Lemon Juice, Sugar, Soda)
The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination of gin and champagne was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a "75 Cocktail", or "Soixante Quinze" in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Free entry and activities
Wednesday 31 July 5pm – 7.30pm


  1. What an absolutely fabulous event! Gorgeous dresses, beautiful hats, and the 2 girls making the fascinators had the patience of saints with me and my friend! I shall wear my feathers with pride, and be sure to tell everyone what a gem the museum is.
    You are such lovely people! More please!

  2. I couldn't agree more! Best fun I've had in ages. Best Artwalk event ever!


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